Category Archives: Australia

The last few days in Oz

My last few days in Melbourne were among my favourite days of the whole trip because I got to spend them with one of my best friends. On Saturday, May 26, I was up very early so I could meet … Continue reading

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Everybody needs good neighbours

Even though I haven’t watched Neighbours since I was about 22, I couldn’t visit Melbourne without acknowledging the role that the soap played in my life for several years. On Monday, May 21, I went to the Elephant and Wheelbarrow … Continue reading

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Hello Mel

I’m sorry it’s been so long since I updated this blog. The last parts of my trip were arguably the busiest parts, but I know that’s a poor excuse. The view was beautiful as I flew away from Cairns on Saturday, … Continue reading

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A day in the rainforest

Yesterday I went on a day trip with Active Tropics Explorer to Daintree National Park, north of Cairns. I was picked up from my hostel at 7.25am and returned there about 11 hours later. The tour guide, Drew, was very … Continue reading

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Finding Nemo (or one of his relatives, anyway)

I’ve always thought snorkelling or scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef would be an amazing experience. It turned out to be one of the most amazing experiences of my life. On Tuesday, May 15, I went on a trip … Continue reading

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Goodbye Greyhound

The journey from Mission Beach to Cairns was my final ride on the Greyhound bus, and it brought the total distance I’ve travelled by Greyhound up to 3,020km. For most of my travelling companions, Cairns was the end of the road, and … Continue reading

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Mission Beach

I got to Mission Beach on Wednesday, May 9. I didn’t know much about it, apart from it’s a popular place to go skydiving, but having done a jump in New Zealand, I wasn’t desperate to do another so soon. … Continue reading

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Maggie May

On Monday, May 7, I headed to Magnetic Island (known locally as Maggie) purely on the recommendation of one of my football teammates. The day didn’t get off to a great start. Firstly, I couldn’t have any breakfast because someone … Continue reading

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Sailing in the Whitsundays

I hadn’t thought of Airlie Beach as any more than a gateway to the Whitsunday Islands, but it turned out to be a really nice town with lots of palm trees. It’s a shame you couldn’t go in the sea … Continue reading

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Agnes Water and 1770

Agnes Water was my last opportunity (northbound) to go surfing, but the weather was so miserable I couldn’t find the motivation to leave Beachside Backpackers. The rain stopped just long enough for me to hire a bike from the hostel and … Continue reading

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