My adventures

Camping in Chillagoe

Camping in Chillagoe   The 'winter of camping' continued last week with a one-night stay in Chillagoe. It's an amazing place to visit, so I thoroughly recommend it to anybody who hasn't been. Located in outback Queensland, the drive from Port Douglas takes about 2hr40 if you don't stop, so we left at about 9am.… Continue reading Camping in Chillagoe

regeneration walk at downfall creek, lake tinaroo
My adventures

Camping at Lake Tinaroo

Camping at Lake Tinaroo   Well I've been pretty absent from my blog for some time because there just hasn't been much going on. However campsites reopened a few weeks ago in Queensland, and with extra time on my hands I have dubbed winter 2020 the winter of camping. It kicked off two weeks ago… Continue reading Camping at Lake Tinaroo

waterfall in the grampians, victoria
Travel guides

7 Places to visit in Australia

7 Places to visit in Australia   Australian states are mapping out their own timelines for easing lockdown restrictions, with cafes and restaurants set to open soon. Queenslanders such as myself will be given greater freedom to travel further for recreational purposes, amongst other things. Whilst international travel appears to still be a long way… Continue reading 7 Places to visit in Australia

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A Day in the Daintree

A Day in the Daintree Shortly before Australia went into Lockdown, I had a friend from England staying with me for a week, so I just had to take her to the Daintree Rainforest along with Conor. You may have seen my previous post: 'A lovely day at Cape Tribulation', however there is so much… Continue reading A Day in the Daintree

Travel thoughts

The Corona Diaries 2: adjusting to the new normal

The Corona Diaries 2: adjusting to the new normal Well it has now been over a week since I, along with many others, became unemployed. It's hard to keep track of the days, and it feels like it has been much longer. We are adjusting to the 'new normal' and mostly stay inside. I don't… Continue reading The Corona Diaries 2: adjusting to the new normal

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Sailaway Sunset Cruise Port Douglas

Sailaway Sunset Cruise Port Douglas   Earlier this month, before the Coronavirus pandemic got quite so out of hand, I was lucky enough to go on a sunset cruise with Sailaway, along with my friend Izzy who was visiting from the UK. Having previously enjoyed Sailaway's outer reef day trip, I already knew that they… Continue reading Sailaway Sunset Cruise Port Douglas

Travel advice

5 Things to do on the first day of your Australian WHV

5 Things to do on the first day of your Australian WHV So you got the visa, you packed your bags, and you said goodbye to your life back home. Now you've stepped off a plane to embrace a new life down under for the next year or more on a Working Holiday Visa. You've… Continue reading 5 Things to do on the first day of your Australian WHV

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5 Tips to enjoy Port Douglas on a Budget

5 Tips to enjoy Port Douglas on a Budget Travelling around Australia can get incredibly expensive, so many people are looking for ways to cut costs. It's important to find the balance between making the most of the location and not over-spending. It's also essential to avoid wasting money on things that you'll regret. Here… Continue reading 5 Tips to enjoy Port Douglas on a Budget

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How to help Australian bushfire victims

How to help Australian bushfire victims Over the last few months, bushfires have raged and spread across Australia, causing devastation to people, animals, and communities, and shocking people all over the world. It may feel like there's not much you can do from far away, however there are several ways in which we can all… Continue reading How to help Australian bushfire victims