We haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on our list.

Welcome to paradise

Unlike the last few days where we’ve been lazing around Airlie Beach lagoon, we got off our bums today for a boat trip to the Whitsunday Islands. Being a beach lover, this was something I was looking forward to as the famous Whitehaven beach is so often called the best beach in the world. There’s so many tour options when it comes to visiting the Whitsunday’s but we ended up going on one of the sp [...]

By |2019-02-19T17:03:44+00:00March 31st, 2016|Australia, Daily Blog, Whitsundays|2 Comments

A Koala is not a bear!

Reluctantly we left the Gold Coast this morning and headed north to Brisbane to visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Lone Pine was the first, and is still the largest Koala sanctuary in Australia. Back in the early 20th century Koalas were hunted for their fur and it was not uncommon for a hunting party to kill 1300 Koalas in a single day. Eventually, due to public uproar, they were classified as [...]

By |2019-02-19T17:03:44+00:00March 24th, 2016|Australia, Brisbane, Daily Blog|0 Comments

Best anniversary ever?

Waking up to the view of a fisherman 2 meters behind our camper was new to us. We watched him for a while and it seemed the fish were very good at taking his bait and not getting hooked, however he was probably just ripping their mouth apart by how hard he was yanking the rod each time he got a nibble. It has to be said that Hayley is very good at throwing me off the scent of what we was doing tod [...]

By |2019-02-19T17:03:44+00:00March 22nd, 2016|Australia, Daily Blog, Gold Coast|0 Comments

To Infinity and beyond

When we was booking up all our trips and tours for the rest of Australia yesterday, I came across a website called BookMe. It seems similar to Viator and lists local attractions at knocked down prices. If you book a trip just a day before it leaves, there’s some massive savings to be had. As I was flicking through I noticed a trip along the canals around the Gold Coast reduced from $39 to $12 so I [...]

By |2019-02-19T17:03:44+00:00March 21st, 2016|Australia, Daily Blog, Gold Coast|0 Comments

Six free things to do in Sydney

There is no mistaking it, we are cheap skates and don’t like paying for anything. When we was in Las Vegas we loved the Las Vegas app because there was a “freeloader” section and we literally just ticked it all off like a list and it really helped us out. Arriving in Sydney we knew that we was on a tight budget for the 27 days we have in Australia so couldn’t do some of the ‘must do’ attractions l [...]

By |2019-02-19T17:03:48+00:00March 20th, 2016|Australia, Sydney, Travel Tips|0 Comments

New Zealand: North VS South, who wins?

New Zealand has a very well trodden path for backpackers and holidaymakers alike. The landscape and natural beauty across the country is world class and it’s hard to argue with anyone when they say it’s the most picturesque country in the world. But when it comes to the North and South islands, which one is better? Which one has more to offer and which did I personally prefer? The South The South [...]

A Glowworm Enlightenment

Getting ready by stealth so the creepy hostel owner would not see us leave back fired, the guy is everywhere. Fortunately we got away without having to give him a step by step account of what we planned to do today and was on our way on what was going to be a very long day in the car with the magical Waitomo Glowworm Caves to break up the drive. The cost of entry is £25 per person, which on a back [...]

By |2019-02-19T17:03:48+00:00March 18th, 2016|Daily Blog, New Zealand, North Island|0 Comments

Busted at last

The morning started with a 5km run along the coast of Pahia. It was the first one we had done in the North Island as the Tongariro crossing day hike put our legs out of action for a few days afterwards. It was good to get back out there though and take in the sights with a run to start the day off. After breaky we checked out of Ti Territi Lodge (it sounds nice but it was basically a box room with [...]

By |2019-02-19T17:03:48+00:00March 15th, 2016|Daily Blog, New Zealand, North Island|0 Comments