In chapter two of my adventures copying international backpackers travelling the Australian east coast, I set off for Rainbow Beach, Queensland on the Greyhound from Brisbane City Backpackers; where I was basing myself for a good week and a half while working, as well as partying and enjoying Brisbane over the two surrounding weekends.
New Year’s Eve 2015 was the departure of David’s, Adam’s and my Whitsundays sailing boat, the Tongarra. After eating and registering David and Adam, the three of us went together to the Tongarra, not knowing what to expect from our crowd. I had not been able to book onto the Atlantic Clipper, the proper ‘party… Read More New Year’s Eve sailing the Whitsundays on the Tongarra
I had left Cairns feeling a tad sorry I hadn’t gone back to Gili T instead of attempting an Australian holiday for this Christmas break, and this sentiment strengthened as I found myself heading out alone the next night in Airlie Beach. After a long bus ride I had found that my well-reviewed hostel, Nomads/Base,… Read More Airlie Beach, Queensland
I hadn’t intended to go anywhere over Christmas break, but the more I thought about it, the more I realised I was wasting a forced ten days of time off from work. So, heeding the advice of those who suggested I try somewhere different from my beloved Bali (where I had just been), I pretty… Read More A Cairns Christmas
Too few visitors to Australia bypass Perth due to its distance from the east coast. I can hardly blame them: despite being Australian I didn’t make it over until my 27th year. But for a relatively warm winter break, Perth was an ideal destination, and I can only imagine how lovely, hot and great for… Read More Perth, Australia