Travel Australia by Coach?

  Travelling by coach allows you to see new landscapes without the stress of driving in a foreign place. You get to meet new people, and experience a place in a different way. Spending 20 hours on a bus is not that glamourous though, especially on a bus packed to the rafters with people, driving…

Couchsurfing: it is more than just free accommodation

So I recently signed up for Couchsurfing, have already hosted twice…and I love it! For those of you who don’t know, Couchsurfing is a way you can find accommodation whilst travelling, for FREE. The idea is that, instead of exchanging money, you have a cultural exchange. For example you could show your guest around your…

Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year falls between the 21st January and the 20th February, and is the longest running festival in the Chinese Calendar. Small scale celebrations began c.2300BCE during the Neolithic, but it was not until the Shang Dynasty (c.1600-1050BCE) that New Years celebrations became a part of the year end religious ceremony. During the…

A Walk Through Time: Undara Lava Tubes

I visited Undara during a geological field trip a few years back. I had no idea what to expect because I had never even heard of them before – how had I not?! Obviously I googled before I went and I learned that it was the largest known lava tube system in Australia; spanning over…

Why I Don’t CELEBRATE Australia Day

It is nearly time for another Australia Day and all the celebrations that go with it. Contemporary Australia Day is a reflection on the diverse society and landscape of the nation, and is marked by community and family events, reflections on Australian history, official community awards, and citizenship ceremonies welcoming people in to the Australian…

Bundaberg Heritage Museums

Bundaberg boasts a huge amount of heritage complimented by their historical societies, museums and factories. The Hinkler House and Hall of Aviation, Historical Museum and Fairymead House are all in the same complex as the Botanic Gardens, while the Bundaberg Barrel, Sugar Mill and Distillery are all in the same area. This makes a day…

RACQ 150 Must Do’s in Queensland

Check out these 150 things to see and do in Queensland! Agnes Waters/1770 Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island Race Weeks Airlie Beach Lagoon Annual Stockman’s Challenge, Campdraft and Rodeo Artesian Country Tour Australia Zoo Australia’s Country Way Scenic Drive Australian Camp Oven Festival Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and QANTAS Founders Museum Barramundi Fishing, Atherton…

Backpacking Queensland: Sail the Whitsundays

Planning a trip through Queensland?  Are you a backpacker on your first trip to Australia? Find out just how easy it is to explore our magnificent state and country! We continue our tour of the Queensland east coast, and make our way to the magnificent Whitsunday region encompassing the towns of Bowen, Proserpine, Cannonvale and…

Backpacking Queensland: Mini moke around Magnetic Island

Planning a trip through Queensland?  Are you a backpacker on your first trip to Australia? Find out just how easy it is to explore our magnificent state and country! 300 kms south of Cairns is our next stop on this backpacking adventure through Queensland, beautiful Townsville and nearby Magnetic Island. Townsville is home to one…

Lest We Forget: Canberra War Memorials

In honour of Remembrance Day you can pay your respects to the service of Australian soldiers by stopping at the Australian War Memorial and ANZAC Parade in Canberra, ACT. ANZAC Parade ANZAC Parade is dedicated to the Australian and New Zealand service people who have fought and died in war. Their memorials line the length…

Backpacking Queensland: Explore the Great Barrier Reef

Planning a trip through Queensland?  Are you a backpacker on your first trip to Australia? Find out just how easy it is to explore our magnificent state and country! UNESCO world heritage site and one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is a must see on any Australian…