Tag Archives: Wildlife

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 […]

10 Crucial Things to Pack for Australia that Won’t Fit in Your Suitcase!

13 Crucial Things to Pack for Australia

  It’s been almost 3 years since I first boarded a plane bound for Down Under with little more than a 35l backpack strapped to me! I’m not sure that I anything I now own was part of the original contents I crammed into that bag, but I fear probably not! Toiletries have been used […]

How to Spot a Platypus in the Wild

Platypus Spotting in Australia

  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 […]

The Great Budget 4wd Trip Around Australia – Week 4

Palm Trees Airlie

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, […]

6 Best Things to Do: Fraser Island

The 6 Best Things to Do: Fraser Island

  Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island and lies off the coast of Queensland in north-eastern Australia. Originally formed by oceanic and great wind currents that brought vast quantities of sand up the coast from as far south as Antarctica, this huge sandy mound is now home to a diverse array of natural wildlife […]

Top Guide to Visiting Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

Corcovado National Park

  I will simply start by saying that visiting Corcovado National Park was, without a doubt, one of the highlights of the time Costa Rica. In a country already renowned for its eco-tourism, incredible wildlife and beautiful nature, Corcovado National Park sparkles like a jewel in this country’s crown. Related Posts The 10 Best Beaches […]

Bunya Mountains: Queensland’s Alpine Area

Bunya Mountains NP

My love for Australian National Parks is well documented. First of all they are beautifully accessible, dotted right across the country, and secondly they are very cheap to visit, providing some incredible super budget camping facilities and a wealth of free activities. This has led me to call Australian National Parks a budget travellers dream […]

When is a Zoo not a Zoo? Australia Zoo Raises the Question

Australia Zoo Review

  In the traditional sense of the word, zoos are generally places where animals are kept in cages for the amusement and entertainment of human beings. Out of their natural habitat and thrust into a life on show, zoos, customarily speaking, were not known for their ethical treatment of animals or their prestigious moral codes. […]

Top 5 FREE Attractions in Kakadu National Park

Top 5 Free Attractions in Kakadu

  As the largest in Australia, Kakadu National Park is the big daddy when it comes to exploring this vast land’s natural wilderness. Situated in the Northern Territory, a few hours’ drive from Darwin, the park is a steamy tropical mix of wetlands and floodplains, escarpments and gorges. It’s also an important UNESCO site, one […]

Top 5 Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Noosa, Australia

Australia, Queensland, Noosa Heads Main Beach

  One of the most popular holiday spots for Australians within their own country, I’ve been lucky enough to call the gorgeous, coastal town of Noosa home on and off for almost a year now. This means I have a pretty good idea about the best budget-freindly things to do here! Regularly described by both […]