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Is Fraser Island Worth It in the Rain?

November 28, 2018

Normally, I like to do things myself. So far, I’d hired a car and driven myself to Rainbow Beach from Melbourne, created my own itinerary and gave myself tours around everywhere I wanted to see. I knew Fraser Island wasn’t going to be like that and I wasn’t looking forward to it.

I’d seen that Fraser Island was the highlight of a lot of people’s East Coast trip, so I needed to do it, but the effort of finding a 4WD to hire, getting a permit to visit the island and figuring out things to see while I was there. It was kind of exhausting, not to mention expensive. I decided a tour would be the best option. Besides, I actually like tours when I’m on them. Finding out interesting facts about the island from a person who’s been doing this stuff for years, you can’t get that from a self-drive tour, but I’m stubborn and still wanted this to be my trip when I did everything by myself. Still, you can’t have everything, can you? I booked a tour. Continue Reading…

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Attempting to Find Happiness in Byron Bay

October 23, 2018

Byron Bay has to be one of the strangest places I’ve ever been to and I can’t seem to make my mind up about it.

Before I went, I researched things to do on countless travel blogs, all of them describing Byron Bay as ‘paradise on Earth’ insisting I’d need a year there rather than a short three days. Basically, I had high expectations and I left a little disappointed. Continue Reading…

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Nelsons Bay

October 9, 2018

Due to the fact that I had an extra two days in Wollongong and was expecting to want to leave Sydney the second I stepped foot in it (but ended up loving it and spent an extra two days there), I was falling increasingly behind on my itinerary. With only three weeks left to drive 1,500 miles, I needed to sacrifice a couple of places on my to-do list. Continue Reading…

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Sydney in Pictures

October 4, 2018

I had extremely low expectations for Sydney due to the fact that the majority of my Aussie friends are from Melbourne. “Sydney’s the worst!” they’d say whenever I told someone I’d be going there. In fact, they made Sydney sound so bad I considered skipping it on my road trip to Cairns, sticking exclusively to smaller beach towns like Jervis Bay and Port Macquarie. Continue Reading…