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An introduction to New Zealand

The beauty of New Zealand really can’t be exaggerated. From the southern alps and turquoise glacial lakes to geothermal pools and beautiful beaches, the landscape in New Zealand is so varied and simply gorgeous. I expected some incredible sights, and I was not disappointed! New Zealand is divided into the north and south islands, along…… Continue reading An introduction to New Zealand

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Tips for visiting Australia on a budget

So, there’s a big difference between backpacking around South-East Asia and backpacking around Australia. In fact, there are lots of differences, but the one that stood out the most to me, and the one I’m going to focus on in this post, is the expense. I spent four months in South-East Asia and three months…… Continue reading Tips for visiting Australia on a budget

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Gallery: Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Cairns was my final stop in Australia, after an amazing journey along the east coast from Melbourne. I arrived in Cairns in late November and it was very, very hot! Cairns has a tropical monsoon climate so it can very hot and sweaty here. If you’re travelling the east coast of Australia, I’d recommend starting…… Continue reading Gallery: Cairns, Queensland, Australia

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Searching for koalas on Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island is located off the east coast of Townsville in Queensland, Australia. It’s a popular tourist destination because it’s a great place to spot koalas in the wild. It’s home to about 800 koalas, which sleep in trees for around 20 hours a day so they’re easy to spot! When people see them, they…… Continue reading Searching for koalas on Magnetic Island

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Sailing the Whitsunday Islands: Day 2

The second day of my sailing trip around the Whitsunday Islands was my favourite because I visited what is possibly the most beautiful beach I’ve ever seen. Whitehaven Beach is found on Whitsunday Island and is known for its bright white sand and crystal clear turquoise waters. The sand here is 98% silica so it’s…… Continue reading Sailing the Whitsunday Islands: Day 2