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The Great Budget 4wd Trip Around Australia – Week 8

By on Published: September 10, 2016 | Last Updated: October 27, 2021 in AUSTRALIA with 0 Comments
The Great Budget 4wd Trip Around Australia – Week 8

We’re well and truly back into the rhythm of life on the road again, loving the red dirt and covering some good ground. When needed, we can now pack up our camp in under 15 minutes – although usually that doesn’t happen! As I have said before, we don’t like to rush and are quite […]

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The Great Budget 4wd Trip Around Australia – Week 7

By on Published: September 3, 2016 | Last Updated: October 27, 2021 in AUSTRALIA with 0 Comments
The Great Budget 4wd Trip Around Australia – Week 7

This was our first week back on the road after our amazing time on Magnetic Island. I have to admit that, although we were extremely excited to be travelling again, it did feel a little strange and took a while to get back into the rhythm of it all. Luckily, we had decided to take […]

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9 Awesome Places to Spot the Australian Animals You’d Love to See in the Wild

By on Published: August 11, 2016 | Last Updated: October 27, 2021 in AUSTRALIA with 2 Comments
9 Awesome Places to Spot the Australian Animals You’d Love to See in the Wild

As Bill Bryson states in his fantastic book , ‘80% of all that lives in Australia, plant and animal, exists nowhere else.’ 80% is a fairly staggering percentage of uniqueness by anyone’s standards, so perhaps it goes some way to explaining why so many of us, myself included, are so intent on spotting (and photographing) […]

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Are These Some of the Best Australia Beaches?

By on Published: June 27, 2016 | Last Updated: October 27, 2021 in AUSTRALIA with 0 Comments
Are These Some of the Best Australia Beaches?

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 […]

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Notes From a Small (Magnetic) Island

By on Published: June 13, 2016 | Last Updated: October 27, 2021 in AUSTRALIA, Travel Stories with 4 Comments
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 and […]

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Why Cape Hillsborough Needs to be on Your Australia Bucket List

By on Published: June 9, 2016 | Last Updated: October 27, 2021 in AUSTRALIA, Budget Travel Ideas with 2 Comments
Why Cape Hillsborough Needs to be on Your Australia Bucket List

“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 Mackay […]

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The Great Budget 4wd Trip Around Australia – Week 6

By on Published: May 19, 2016 | Last Updated: October 27, 2021 in AUSTRALIA, Travel Stories with 6 Comments
The Great Budget 4wd Trip Around Australia – Week 6

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 […]

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How to Spot a Platypus in the Wild

By on Published: May 9, 2016 | Last Updated: October 27, 2021 in AUSTRALIA, Budget Travel Ideas with 10 Comments
How to Spot a Platypus in the Wild

It’s 3 years this September since I first arrived in Australia and ever since then I’ve been trying to tick all the crazy animals they have here off my bucket list. There’s something about all the different sort of wildlife Down Under, the uniqueness, the strangeness, that makes me want to see all those weird […]

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The Great Budget 4wd Trip Around Australia – Week 5

By on Published: May 7, 2016 | Last Updated: October 27, 2021 in AUSTRALIA, Travel Stories with 4 Comments
The Great Budget 4wd Trip Around Australia – Week 5

This week was the week of job hunting and amazing opportunities! Distance Travelled: 292km Spot of the Week: Horseshoe Bay, Bowen – a stunning little cove of golden sand, wedged between large boulders and the perfect blue ocean. As we kept saying to each other, “Who knew Bowen was so nice?!” Free Camp of the […]

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The Great Budget 4wd Trip Around Australia – Week 4

By on Published: May 1, 2016 | Last Updated: October 27, 2021 in AUSTRALIA, Travel Stories with 0 Comments
The Great Budget 4wd Trip Around Australia – Week 4

This week seemed a bit disjointed, as we hadn’t really planned too much and the rain seemed to mess us around whenever we did! We only stayed one night in Cape Hillsborough National Park, in the interest of saving money, but wished we has spent more time there, especially when we got to Airlie Bach, […]

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