Introduction to my Trip Down Under!

Introduction to my Trip Down Under!

Ah Australia. The country I was not able to get out of my mind for a good 3 years before finally visiting! The land down under is the perfect destination for a newbie backpacker – offering everything from open water diving in the Great Barrier Reef to trekking around Aires Rock in the desert at sunrise. Each city has a buzz and something to offer, whilst the beach towns offer a more relaxed vibe in between surfing lessons and snorkelling. Whatever your reason for going – Australia is a great place to start for a backpacker’s trip!

My excuse for jumping on a place 24hours away (not that i needed one) was to attend a friends wedding. My Aussie gal pal Mel, who I met 5 years ago in Londontown when she was living over here for a year was actually getting married to an Italian stallion. Naturally, I could not miss this for the world!

After witnessing the wedding of the year in the stunning Barossa Valley and the De leo’s headed off on their honeymoon, I went on to spend 6 weeks travelling Australia’s East Coast; Queensland, Victoria, South Wales and South Australia! Along with the wedding, the other main highlight for me was the Great ocean Road trip. Typically, this was the thing I did not plan in advance, other than knowing I wanted to do it, and on the 4 day trip from Melbourne to Adelaide i can honestly say it was the best road trip I’ve ever had. Read on!


My Australia itinerary:

Cairns: 4 nts

Airlie Beach: 2 nts  (1nt before and after the Whitsunday island Boat trip)

Whitsunday Islands: 3 days/2nts

Hervey Bay: 2nts  (1nt before and after the Whitsunday island Boat trip)

Frazer Island: 3 days/2nts

Noosa: 2 nts

Brisbane: 2 nts

(skipped gold coast)

Byron Bay: 3 nts

Sydney: 2 weeks

Melbourne: 1 week

Adelaide: 10 days all together (5 at the start of my trip and 4 at the end)

Great Ocean road: 3nts/4days

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