Tag Archives: Beaches

6 of the Best: Highlights & Budget From Half a Year Of Our Great Budget 4wd Trip Around Australia

6 Month Highlights from the Road

  Hard to believe, but it’s been 6 months since we packed up our life in Noosa and began our budget 4wd trip around Australia. Well, 3 months of work and 14 weeks of travel later and we’re not even close to halfway around this big island! But it’s not all about the destination right; […]

13 Incredible Queensland Beaches Guaranteed to Take Your Breath Away

Incredible Queensland Beaches

  Known as the Sunshine State, Queensland in Australia is famous for its glorious climate. As the perfect accompaniment to this, many of the beaches of this northerly state are simply stunning and begging to be enjoyed in the sunshine. For those that know me then, it’s perhaps not surprising that Queensland is where I’ve […]

7 Local Secrets to Getting off the Beaten Track in Greece

Off The Beaten Track Greece

  Greece is one of those countries that always seems so close and yet so far. Situated in the southern corner of Europe, despite being a major holiday destination for millions in my home continent, it’s always been a place I’ve largely overlooked when it comes to travel. Probably because I’ve been put off by […]

8 Unmissable Places If You Want To Visit the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef, Australia

  All Australian visitors want to enjoy the world-class marine life of the Great Barrier Reef, and who could blame them; it is one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, a World Heritage Site and the only living thing on earth visible from space! Stretching all the way down the east coast of […]

21 Great Things to Do in Mission Beach

Things to do in Mission Beach

  The small town of Mission Beach lies almost at the top of a 14km stretch of stunning tropical coastline in north Queensland. Split into 4 main villages – this strip of paradise offers as much perfect, beachside relaxation as it does adrenaline-raising activity and adventure. As a predominantly winter destination, Mission Beach is normally […]

Are These Some of the Best Australia Beaches?

Bowen has Some of the Best Beaches in Australia

It may surprise you to know, but some of the best Australia beaches we’ve seen so far on our road trip around this country have been in the relatively small, relatively uneventful and relatively unknown town of … Bowen. I know right?! Often given a bad rap, we were totally unprepared, and thus totally bowled […]

10 Best FREE Things to do in Airlie Beach

Things to do in Airlie Beach

  The backpacker mecca of Airlie Beach is the main hop-on point for the famous Whitsunday sailing tours that seem to be on everyone’s list. It’s also a renowned party spot, with a permanent holiday feel where the good times never stop rolling. But there’s also a lot more to Airlie Beach as I discovered […]

Notes From a Small (Magnetic) Island


  So it’s 5 weeks since we first parked up the Landrover, pulled up the handbrake and finally took our belongings out the back. 5 weeks since we stopped the no-routine, no-timetable lifestyle and had to start setting our alarm clocks and getting a bit organised instead. Yes, it’s 5 weeks since we first arrived […]

Why Cape Hillsborough Needs to be on Your Australia Bucket List

Cape Hillsborough National Park

  “Cape Hillsborough?” I hear you cry, “Struth sheila, where on earth is that?’’ Well, good question my friends, but don’t worry I’m about to share with you exactly where this great place in Australia is and why this magical spot needs to be on your Down Under bucket list. Tucked away just north of […]

The Great Budget 4wd Trip Around Australia – Week 6

Suzuki Magnetic Island

Last week our tip of the week was to be flexible with your plans…. Well, as most of you know by now, that was precisely what we needed to be when a great opportunity came our way! Yes, after only 5 weeks on the great budget 4wd trip round Australia, we’ve put our bags down […]