We book a harbour cruise to take part in the world-famous Sydney New Year’s fireworks extravaganza. Now this is the way to celebrate!
Climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Riding a Jet Boat, and Touring the Blue Mountains – Sydney, Australia
We hop back over the Tasman Sea from New Zealand to begin phase II of our Australian adventure, starting in buzzing Sydney! While there, we get soaked on a jet boat, visit the beautiful Blue Mountains, and climb the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge.
We had heard a lot of good things about the laid-back beach town of Byron Bay, and made sure to set aside enough time to properly enjoy our stay there. We ended up spending five days there – more than any other stop on our way down Australia’s East Coast – and could have easily […]
We venture to Queensland’s super-touristy Gold Coast, skipping most of the usual attractions for the opportunity to spot more humpback whales.
We escape Eastern Australia’s well-trodden backpacker trail for a side trip to North Stradbroke Island. While a lack of public transportation makes travel here difficult, we are rewarded with dolphins, whales, sting rays, and more…
We check out Queensland’s capital city and take a trip up the Brisbane River to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.
A quick stop in ritzy Noosa Heads, where we walk the beautiful coastline and visit Steve Irwin’s famous Australia Zoo. Crikey!
Fraser Island is one of the popular stopovers for backpackers heading up and down Australia’s East Coast. Located near Hervey Bay, many people visit the island using 4WD “tag-along” tours, where you take turns driving a Landrover (following a tour leader) over the sandy beaches and tracks which traverse the large island during the day, […]
We rush to Hervey Bay in order to catch the annual migration of Humpback Whales before the season ends. Luckily, they put on an amazing show!
Sailing the turquoise waters and exploring the blindingly-white sandy beaches of the Whitsunday Islands.