After 10 months (re) Discovering Australia, I have pulled 18 destinations together that took my breath away. Even as an Aussie, I was astounded at how breathtakingly beautiful Australia was.
When it comes to road trips, I’ve been around the block a few times, as it were. After spending more than a year road tripping, you know I’ve put in a lot of thought about this…
Milford Sound is a place on earth where not only is the destination stunning, but the journey to get there is just as breathtaking. I guide you on what to see, do, and where to stay to get the most of exploring this amazing area.
The south coast of N.S.W is beloved by tourists and locals alike. In fact, try and find a place anywhere on the south coast between mid-December and January and you will sorely out of luck. It’s an amazing coastline with a lot of offer. Come see for yourself.
I’ve realised that a list is limiting. It limits you from seeing amazing places that you may not have heard of before and realistically, If I updated the list of places I’m learning about along the way, I would never get to any of them. It would be too overwhelming! So, maybe it’s time to ditch the list and follow my instincts… go with the flow, as it were.
If you’re looking for some of the most stunning coastal places in Australia, I have some hidden – and not so hidden – gems for you. As part of our (re) Discover Australia road trip, I have been left breathless with much of the coastline Australia has to offer.
Everyone has their favourite playlist when they are on a roadtrip. I have a playlist that kicks off a roadtrip, but when I’m settled in, this is the playlist I reach for. I’m bound to catch some flak for some of the choices but I don’t care. I can sing them at the top of my longs because they are songs I LOVE. Some oldies, some current hits… all good stuff.
Camping is part of our frugal plan for travelling the world. It’s a great way to be outdoors, enjoying nature, while keeping the costs under control. We were constantly forgetting something though, every time we camped. One time it was the rubber mallet to bang in the tent stakes. Never again. Here is THE Ultimate Proven and Tested Camping Checklist.
Before we began our trek across the Nullarbor, the great expanse of desert that connects South Australia to Western Australia, I had heart palpitations. I had this massively inflated image of being remote and the possibility of being abandoned for days. I expected to feel isolated on the Nullarbor.
It couldn’t have been further from the truth.
After staying in a hostel recently, I believe I’m at the point in my life when I’m over the hostel thing. I just don’t see the value anymore.
Let’s face it, road trips can be costly but they don’t have to be budget blasters. Here are 10 ways to save money on your next road trip.
When road tripping, there is nothing better than an engaging audiobook. Here are some great books that have kept us entertained for hours.
Wilsons Promontory was one of the first places we put on our (re) Discover Australia itinerary, after reading rave reviews. We’ve been to New Zealand and Hawaii, along with various parts throughout Australia, places that match these kinds of views. Yet here we were, totally in heaven. Wilsons Promontory has stunning vistas, equalled with amazing bushwalks and wildlife. You feel like you’re part of the landscape. Here’s why you must add it to your Australian Itinerary.
A pretty lake on one side, 90-mile beach on the other, and capped by a National Park. Yet there was something about the place we just didn’t like.
When I asked where my daughter wanted to go on a road trip, I never thought South Dakota would be the answer. It turned out to be an EPIC roadtrip! As in life-changing.
People are often curious what life is like on the road for us. So, we’ve decided to start an ongoing list of the positives and negatives of travelling full time. This is a living, breathing being that we will add to, edit etc…as we travel. Our travels at this point are indefinite, so it’ll be interesting what’s added over time!
Staying within Kosciuszko National Park is perfect to base yourself when visiting N.S.W.’s Snowy Mountains. It’s beautiful and you can be one with nature.
I’ve always loved the Southern Highlands. There’s just a certain class to the area, an elegance to it. Between the soft rolling hills, which always seem to be a luscious green, to the quirky shops and restaurants, there seems to be something for everyone. This is the destination for the romantic weekend getaway, the girl’s weekend retreat or even just a weekend to yourself. So, here’s how to spend 48 hours in The Southern Highlands.
We depart from Sydney in March (2017) for a 10 month road trip within Australia. Now, Australia is a damn big country – and obvious statement – so we’re focusing on the places that ignite us. We’re excited, aren’t you?! Here’s our plan…
While travelling indefinitely, we’re discovering AirBnbs to be invaluable. Not only do they provide space to spread out, constant WiFi and washing facilities, but some offer truly unique stays. For our Aussie 10 month road trip, we’re finding them to be cheaper than holiday parks and hotels! This is definitely the way to go!
Despite all the planning, the departure for the full-time adventure wasn’t quite what I had anticipated. Here’s the realistic picture of the start of our full-time, RTW Adventure.
With less than 30 days before we begin our 10 month (re) Discover Australia roadtrip, we’ve calculated our pre-trip costs. We’ve determined a way to travel comfortably, frugally that’s a lot cheaper than buying a campervan and a lot less stress than towing a camper trailer.
How do you find a cost effective solution to travel around Australia? Not buying a campervan, for one. We dug deep, looked at ways we could be frugal, and yet see and do everything we wanted to…
Weighing the pros and cons of choosing between train travel and renting a car can be tough. Especially when travelling around England. If you’re planning on staying in London, it’s a no-brainer: neither. But if you’re going outside of the city, it’s a decision you need to consider: Train or Car?
There are plenty of beaches to escape to in Australia. Sometimes you can find yourself asking: “but which beach?” I know. Hard, right?! But the Mid-North Coast…
For any travellers, there is inevitable downtime. Whether it’s sitting at an airport waiting for your next flight or cruising down a lonely stretch of highway, a good audio book serves as a great way to distract, entertain, or educate. The best ones do all of the above. Here is a list of some of our favourites we’ve enjoyed over the years.
Driving Outback N.S.W., the road stretches on for miles. It may seem uninteresting. Boring even. Unless you see beyond the bitumen.
Our latest Tip: Free Camping! It allows you to park just about anywhere your vehicle can take you. Most times, you’re free of people, noise, and light and best of all, it’s free.
When doing your research, there is one golden rule when it comes to hiring a campervan in Australia: You get what you pay for.
We are using this as an opportunity to test drive the campervan as an option for our even larger road trip: Our (re) Discover Australia road trip. Here’s the process we went through to plan our Outback N.S.W. road trip.
You’ve heard of a “winter wonderland”. In Australia, it’s more of a “Water Wonderland”. This certainly holds true with Port Stephens.
On a recent adventure, we decided to ‘test drive’ some new travel apps as well try out some ‘oldies but goodies’. Check out our MUST HAVE travel app list!
There’s a saying amongst Aussie travellers that everyone should do ‘The Big Lap’. As in, taking a road trip around Australia. But is a road trip the only way – or even the right way – to see Australia? Check out our Pros and Cons List for all of the options!
Phillip Island is located about 90 minutes from Melbourne. According to the Penguin Parade website, about 32,000 little penguins that call Phillip Island home. CUTE!
We’ve taken many road trips and over the years, have worked out how to do it inexpensively without feeling like we’re missing out on anything along the way. Check out our 10 Ways to Plan a Budget Friendly Road Trip.
We’ve discovered some unique gems in NSW for beach camping. Here are what we consider as the best of some really fantastic options available.
What do you do when you have a huge long living list? How do you decide WHERE to go? Here’s how we decided on New Zealand.
Road tripping the NSW North Coast from Sydney to Byron Bay (and back). Here’s our recommended itinerary for your own Pacific Wanderings.
Long stretches of thick, white sand encase your ankles like cake batter. Crisp, salty water laps at your toes. This is South Durras.
Want a way to really get to know your parents as an adult? Or at least open up a deeper conversation? Here are 15 great questions to help you!
I now understand the reason of why Mount Wellington is on many ‘must see’ lists. The view is absolutely spectacular. This is not like any lookout I had seen before. It was breathtaking, which would also describe the freezing temperature and altitude affliction we experienced at the top. It’s beyond any other lookout I’ve been to. Even calling it a ‘lookout’ seems unjust. Calling it a gateway to heaven seems more appropriate.
Road trips are the ultimate adventure. Here are 9 simple ways to make your next road trip extraordinary!
What an epic road trip from Texas to Mount Rushmore and one we recommend for everyone. Come on, check out our recommendations and then pack your bags!