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Published : Oct, 2023

<$50 day | <$100 day | Accom (any) | Food (any)
Accom: A$30-50 | Activities: A$10-12 | Flight-Cairns:A$40 | Food: A$25-40 | Transpo: A$20-30 | Travel Cost (Mid-range): A$132 | Travel Cost (Thrifty): A$85
My partner’s family live in Melbourne, and before moving here to join them, we used to spend a month in this vibrant country every year, for over a decade, celebrating Christmas Down Under and visiting as many hipster cafes as possible...

In other words, I’m perfectly placed to share exactly how much you can expect to spend on a trip to Australia! Whether you’ll be living the Working Holiday dream and driving a beaten-up campervan along the East Coast, taking that once-in-a-lifetime trip to Oz post-retirement, or simply desperate to make the most of your two-week vacation to Australia, I have you covered.

Today, I’m going to be sharing exactly how much you can expect to spend on a trip to Australia.

Published : Sep, 2023

How to get there | Bars & pubs
Adelaide Hills (SA) | Barossa Valley (SA) | Hunter Valley (NSW) | Margaret River (WA) | McLaren Vale (SA) | The Yarra Valley (Mel) | Where to Eat | Wineries Location
Australia is a wine-lover’s dream destination. Australian wineries have a glowing reputation around the world for their top-quality grape varieties grown in perfect climates and picturesque settings. No matter where you find yourself across the southern part of the country, you won’t be too far away from a wine-growing region...

Exploring wine regions in Australia was one of our favourite adventures when we lived in Australia. So, we can attest that visiting one or more of the following wine areas in Australia is one of the best things to do on any trip to Australia!

Published : Apr, 2023

Sites & attractions | Activities: Outdoor | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
Save 10% at Hostels w/ a YHA Membership | Travel Agencies arre on Every Corner | Be Realistic About What You Can See | Traveling to West Coast is ALWAYS Worth It | Beer -Biggest Travel Expense | Rent a Campervan | Uluru Is More Than 1
Planning a backpacking trip to Australia can be a big endeavor. Despite reading a guidebook from cover to cover, there are some things you just won't find out until you're actually on the ground. These are the 14 things I wish I knew before traveling to Australia...

These are 14 Australia travel tips I wish I knew before I went...

Published : Jan, 2023

Sites & attractions | Activities: Cultural | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
Surfers Paradise | Airlie Beach | Adelaide | Melbourne | Yamba | Sydney | Byron Bay | Darwin | Cairns | Fremantle
With trendy coffee shops, pristine ocean, outback desert, unique wildlife, delicious beer, and a plethora of adventure activities, there’s almost no place better to go backpacking than Australia.
It was the first country I traveled solo, and I spent 15 months backpacking and working my way through the cities, beaches, small towns, and outback of what is now one of my favorite places on earth. If you’re planning to go backpacking, you don’t want to miss the best backpacker cities in Australia...

Published : Jan, 2023

Sites & attractions | Activities: Outdoor
Surfing in Perth | Hot Air Ballooning Over Uluru | 4WD on Fraser Island | Sailing the Whitsunday Islands | Scuba Diving on Great Barrier Reef | Sandboarding in Port Stephens | Abseiling in Blue Mountains | Skydiving in Mission Beach
There is no shortage of adventurous things to do in Australia. From skydiving to sailing, hot air ballooning to sandboarding, here's a list of eight you don't want to miss.

Published : Oct, 2022

Sites & attractions | Activities: Outdoor | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
Adelaide River | Barossa Valley | Bondi Beach | Broome | Daintree Rainforest | Gantheaume Point | Great Barrier Reef | Great Ocean Road | Kimberleys | snorkel with Whale Sharks in Exmouth | Sydney Opera House | Uluru | Whitsunday
Australia is one of the worlds most diverse places to explore. With an abundance of wildlife, nature and culture-filled cities, it’s no wonder that it’s a bucket list dream for many travelers.

Due to the vastness of the land, it can be difficult to narrow down the best places to visit in Australia. From historical monuments to breathtaking coastal views, there’s no shortage of most beautiful places in Australia for every type of traveler.

To make the process slightly easier, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 Australia attractions to add to your trip bucket list...

Published : Aug, 2022

Sites & attractions
Blue Mountains | K’gari (Fraser Island) | Kakadu | Uluru-Kata Tjuta
Offering one of the most diverse varieties of landscapes and wildlife around the globe, Australia is nothing short of a dream holiday destination for nature lovers.

The Oceanic country is home to over a whopping 500 national parks, each providing a unique experience for its visitors. Whether it’s sandy beaches, coral reefs, unique rock formations or lush rainforests – Australia, a big land with a big story – is guaranteed to take your breath away. So, if you are looking to explore some incredible nature, here are 4 absolutely stunning national parks in Australia.

Published : Jul, 2021

Sites & attractions | Activities: Cultural | Activities: Nature & Wildlife
Big Fruits | Bondi Beach (NSW) | Bungle Bungle Range (WA) | Cradle Mountain (Tas) | Cricket Ground (Mel) | Eureka Tower (Vic) | Flinders St. Stn (Vic) | Great Barrier Reef (Qld) | Harbour Bridge (NSW) | Kakadu Natl Park (NT) | Kings
I was born in Melbourne lived there for over 25 years and had a brief time living in Sydney (which I really didn’t like but that is a typical response from a Melbournian to Sydney).
Therefore I feel very well positioned to comment on Australian Landmarks as an Australian.

So here are my 27 Australian Landmarks that you absolutely shouldn’t miss when you visit my spectacular homeland...

Published : Mar, 2023

When to visit | How to get there | Activities: Outdoor
enjoy beaches | Peek @ Mt. Kilimanjaro | See Mugie Conservancy | Boat Safari In Lake Naivasha | See Flamingos In Lake Nakuru | See Red Elephants In Tsavo | Climb Mt. Kenya | See Nairobi | Visit Nairobi Park | Chase Waterfalls @ Karura Forest | Visit Giraffe Ctr.
Located in East Africa, Kenya is a popular destination for travelers looking to experience the unique culture, incredible wildlife, and stunning landscapes.

From the savannahs of the Maasai Mara to the peaks of Mount Kenya and the stunning Kenyan coastline, this destination is home to a variety of landscapes. But it’s not just about the scenery in Kenya. In our opinion, the biggest drawcard of this East Africa destination is an opportunity to experience an authentic African safari...

Published : Oct, 2023

Activities: Cultural | Wellness
Anamaya | Blue Spirit | Bodhi Tree Resort | Envision Festival | Harmony Healing Ctr. | Peace Retreat | Samasati Yoga & Wellness | The Retreat | Waterfall Villas
If you are a yoga enthusiast, then you’ll agree that there is nothing more beautiful and relaxing than checking into a yoga retreat in a unique destination. And if you ask us, when it comes to yoga holidays, Costa Rica is just the place to do it. There is nothing quite like practicing yoga in Costa Rica, in the heart of the rainforest or on the beach.

Some retreats combine yoga with other activities, like surfing, detox, meditation, and even new skills like permaculture farming. No matter what you want for your yoga trip, Costa Rica has options for you...

Published : Jul, 2023

When to visit | Accom (any) | Activities: Outdoor
Attend La Feria Verde | Beer Tasting Tour | Braulio Carrillo Park | Buttefly Gardens | Choco Workshop | Food-Coffee Tours | La Paz Waterfall Gardens | La Sabana Metro. Park | Mercado Centrale | Metro Cathedral | Museums | Natl. Theater
If you’re visiting Costa Rica, you’ll inevitably begin your trip in the nation’s capital city, San José. While many people simply stop over in the city on their way to the rainforests, the city deserves a visit on its own.
Since the capital city of Costa Rica is an up-and-coming tourist destination, you can find plenty of attractions and points of interest that make it worth a visit...

While it’s common that people don’t know all the things to do in San José, Costa Rica, this guide should get you started with planning some fun-filled days in the city.

Published : Sep, 2023

How to get there | Bars & pubs
Adelaide Hills (SA) | Barossa Valley (SA) | Hunter Valley (NSW) | Margaret River (WA) | McLaren Vale (SA) | The Yarra Valley (Mel) | Where to Eat | Wineries Location
Australia is a wine-lover’s dream destination. Australian wineries have a glowing reputation around the world for their top-quality grape varieties grown in perfect climates and picturesque settings. No matter where you find yourself across the southern part of the country, you won’t be too far away from a wine-growing region...

Exploring wine regions in Australia was one of our favourite adventures when we lived in Australia. So, we can attest that visiting one or more of the following wine areas in Australia is one of the best things to do on any trip to Australia!

Published : Sep, 2023

Bars & pubs | Nightlife
Art Scene | Artist & Local Farmers Mkt. | Boutique Shopping | Carlton Gardens | Culinary Scene | Festivals | Getting Around | Markets | Micro-breweries | Queen Victoria Mkt. | Unexpected Weather
Melbourne – a hip, trendy, and vibrant Australian city brimming with culture. Its neighbourhoods have personalities of their own, ranging from bohemian quarters with amazing restaurants and fashion boutiques, to edgy, artsy areas that are home to more tattoo shops than a city could possibly need. It’s impossible to truly understand the cultural centre that is Melbourne without actually living there. And it’s equally as difficult to explore it as a visitor.

I’ve been to Melbourne 4 times. Each time, discover a whole new side of the incredibly complicated and fascinating city that has topped the charts of the World’s Most Liveable Cities. But despite my frequent visits, I couldn’t possibly try to share the best that this city has to offer without some local help. Luckily, a few of my friends and locals were eager to share their tips and recommendations for things to do in Melbourne.