East Coast Wanderings: Magnetic Island & Cairns

Thursday, 24 March 2016

I had two awesome days on Magnetic Island and it wasn't enough!

We arrived just after lunch and got picked up from the boat terminal by some guys from our Whitsundays tour (cos we can't drive and they can!) and they took us to probably the most picturesque hostel I stayed in (above).

East Coast Wanderings: Fraser Island & The Whitsundays

Thursday, 17 March 2016

My first tour in Australia! Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world and has a spectacular landscape from the vast sand blows to the thick forests in the centre of the island and the many lakes scattered across the island. I arrived to the island around eight in the evening to find my tour had really nice accommodation and food. There was a lush bar area where everyone on different tours could socialise and wage war on the ping pong table!

East Coast Wanderings: Byron Bay & Brisbane

Thursday, 10 March 2016

Byron Bay was the first place I got to without knowing anyone, which made me nervous, but it turned out to be my favourite place in Australia. And I was only there for three days!

I arrived mid morning after a long over night bus and was pleasantly surprised to be met with a free shuttle bus to my hostel (a novelty believe me!). The hostel in Byron was honestly one of my favourites of the whole of travelling - it had a great vibe, great people and there was a surf school as part of the hostel!

East Coast Wanderings: Sydney

Friday, 4 March 2016

Sydney! Such an iconic place and loved by thousands (millions?!) but still not my favourite...

A lot of the near week I had here I feel like I may have spent too much time catching up with friends from New Zealand rather than discovering the city with new people from my hostel - I barely spent any time there except to sleep!