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The Best New Years Eve Music Festivals in Australia

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Bust out your fancy dress outfits, camping gear, and get your squad together - because New Years Eve is upon us, and there are some epic festivals in Australia to choose from!   In my opinion, there is no better place to celebrate the…

Top 17 Travel Tips for Backpacking the East Coast of Australia

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Looking for the best Australia Travel Tips for traveling down the east coast?  Well, look no further, because you've come to the right place!   From snorkeling in the jaw-dropping Great Barrier Reef, sailing through the idyllic…
Sydney to Cairns - East Coast of Australia Itinerary

Greyhound Bus Pass Hop-on / Hop-Off: Cairns-Sydney Route Bus Itinerary

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I had always known about the Greyhound Bus Pass options in Australia, but for some reason I was skeptical about it.  I was afraid the system would be flawed, and thought it might be a bit too complicated.  My dream of traveling…

14 Words You'll Start Saying When You Move to Australia

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G'day Mate.  How ya going!?  I've been living in Australia for about one month now, and it's weird how quickly I've been able to adapt to the local vocabulary!  I love the Australian accent, and sometimes saying these words may sound wierd…

The Glass House Mountains: The Perfect Stop Between Noosa & Brisbane

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When people are traveling down the east-coast of Australia, they all stop at the same major stops like Cairns, Airlie Beach, Brisbane, and Byron Bay.  While all of these destinations are absolutely stunning (and definitely should be…

How to Spend Two Days Exploring Manly Beach, Sydney

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With it’s gorgeous beaches, scenic coastal walks, and stunning snorkeling spots — a visit to Manly should be on everyone’s Sydney bucket list.  When I was living and working in Sydney though, I never really got the opportunity to spend…

Sydney Mardi Gras Shenanigans

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Celebrating Mardi Gras in Sydney should be on everyone’s bucket list. It’s by far one of the most fabulously fantastic events in the world, and will leave you with nothing but love in heart, and glitter in your hair.

The Perfect Weekend Getaway Exploring the New South Wales Coast

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Visiting Jervis Bay and the southern coast of New South Wales had been at the top of my wish-list for a while I was living in Sydney, but unfortunately time always seemed to quickly slip away and I never got the opportunity.

3 Days on Fraser Island: Beaches, Lakes, and Bumpy Rides

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No trip along the east coast of Australia would be complete without exploring the massively beautiful Fraser Island.  I had heard so much about this place before actually going, and I can now say that it definitely lives up to the hype.  The…

Paradise Found: Sailing Through the Whitsunday Islands

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I remember the first time I saw a picture of Whitehaven beach…I thought like it looked too perfect for words.  I vowed to myself that I would make it there someday, and now that I finally have — I’m still in disbelief that it actually…

Lost Paradise: Truly A Hidden Wonderland

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While most tourists and travelers who flock to Sydney over New Years Eve come for the spectacular firework display over the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House -- I knew that the only place I wanted to welcome in the new year…

Two Days on Magnetic Island: The Bungalow Bay Experience

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Magnetic Island was right at the top of my Australian bucket list, and it completely exceeded all my expectations. I was only on the island for exactly 48 hours, but I can confidently say that I made every single minute count.  Magnetic…