Australia Travel Guides for Backpackers

Cairns: top 10 adventure activities for backpackers

Cairns is the perfect place to stay if you’re keen on exploring everything North Tropical Queensland has to offer: the Daintree Rainforest with its waterfalls and tree canopies, the Great Barrier Reef with its lagoons and amazing sea life, the tropical beaches with their palm trees and white sand. There are plenty of adventurous things to do for backpackers around Cairns, here are my top 10: 1. Dive in the Great Barrier Reef The most popular way to see the legendary Great Barrier Reef is to go on a boat trip (Ocean Freedom, Passion of Paradise or Divers Den) but […]
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3 Road Trips From Adelaide

Adelaide is a beautiful city to visit in South Australia, home to cosmopolitan vibes and bordered by the natural beauty of wildlife and trees. It is the world’s only city within a park, set against the banks of the River Torrens and home to lovingly maintained historic buildings. Adelaide is fantastic to explore in its own right but from the city, there are a number of exciting road trips to enjoy too. Don’t miss these top three road trips from Adelaide during your visit to South Australia. Barossa Valley Just an hour from Adelaide, the easiest road trip to embark […]
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A Ten Day Tasmanian Road Trip

Tasmania is the most amazing little island off the south coast of Australia. Often overlooked, it’s a must-see. Earlier in the year, I rented a camper van with two of my friends and we completed a once in a lifetime road trip around this amazing place for 10 days. And I think it’s safe to say, it’s the best way to explore the island.  It was a great experience and I want to share the route we took with anyone thinking of planning a Tasmanian road trip. The route we drove includes all the must see places on the island.   […]
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Journey in Australia from Brisbane to Cairns in 7 days

Have you ever, in your daydream ponderings, thought of creating a bucket list of places you want to visit and things you want to do? There is a myriad of them you might put on that list, I’m sure. What if I told you that there is a place where you can cross out a number of them in just one week? Whether you are in search of breathtaking sites, stunning natural wonders or ravishing beaches, or perhaps, you might be an adventure seeker, a passionate cosmopolitan city dweller, a flora and fauna lover or just a person that identifies […]
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Top 3 Road Trips From Sydney

Sydney is arguably the most popular Australian port with heaps of visitors choosing Sydney as their first point of call Down Under. Whether you’re living in Sydney or visiting, there are some incredible things to do both in the city and just outside. If you fancy seeing more of the surrounding areas, we highly recommend these top three road trips from Sydney. Enjoy everything from local wildlife and insanely cool beaches to vast and impressive national parks. You have to try at least one of these road trips from Sydney. 1. Blue Mountains National Park Easily enjoyed in a weekend, […]
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The Best Of Gold Coast

One of my favourite places in Australia is the 6th biggest city in the country – the Gold Coast. It is a perfect town for living and vacation. The city reminds me a lot of the American city of Miami. The main beach area is also divided by water from the mainland and it has a long and wide beach line with all big hotels around that makes me feel like I am in Miami. But Gold Coast is even better because it is calmer and with more amazing parks around. You can reach the town with a direct flight, […]
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Australia, The Twelve Apostles: A spectacular coastal journey

[Read time approximately 6 minutes] Here’s something you should have heard before… Australia. The Great Ocean Road. The Twelve Apostles. Does it ring a bell? If it didn’t, here it is for you. Ding, ding. Most people who come to Australia or who dream of coming to Australia should have heard of the journey down the Great Ocean Road to the Twelve Apostles before. If not, now is the time you might want to add it to that extensive bucket list of yours. The Great Ocean Road is renowned for its spectacular views, windy roads, forest walks and not to […]
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Flinders Ranges: Ancient earth and fascinating wildlife

Yellow-footed rock wallaby Flinders Ranges As an Australian outback destination, we decided on the Flinders Ranges which start approximately 500ks north of Adelaide. The Flinders Ranges began emerging around 800 million years ago. ‘Humanity Seat Formation’ -evidence of undersea rock, Barraranna Gorge A sea formed covering the area for about 300 million years. This deposited sediment over the area and in the Ediacaran Hills, some of the oldest fossil evidence of animal life was discovered by Reg Sprigg, geologist, oceanographer and conservationist. Rocky crater of Wilpena Pound Having read about the area’s vulnerable and protected ‘yellow-footed rock-wallabies’, my husband and […]
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The Best of Vegan Sydney

Sydney is a popular Australian city to visit at the beginning or end of a trip, as well as being a great place to enjoy for longer as a working holidaymaker. As a modern and bustling Australian city, Sydney offers visitors a variety of interesting vegan options. Travelling vegan in Australia is easy and enjoyable, and this is particularly present in this waterside city. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to vegan restaurants, cafes and pop-ups. On your visit to Sydney, don’t miss these top 3 vegan Sydney spots. 1. Bodhi Vegan Restaurant Bodhi is great for outdoor […]
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Things to do for free in Melbourne, Australia

Growing up in a town or city you have a very different sense of what it can offer you. The city knows you. It saw you fall on the pavement and skin your knee outside your childhood house, it knows the place where you had your first kiss and it watched on as you had your heart broken soon after. So why do we never backpack our own cities? Do we think that we know everything already? Or does it just not have the allure of a fresh new place that we so desire when we travel? I’m here to […]
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Fremantle: Bountiful, bohemian with beautiful beaches

Fremantle: to be explored Looking for a fresh destination? Fremantle, Western Australia, affectionately known as ‘Freo’ by locals and travellers alike; this lovely coastal city South of Perth has a unique culture just begging to be explored. Manfred and myself at South Beach   The swimming pontoon at South Beach Beaches and bounty Australia is known for its beach culture, and the clear salty water of South Beach was cooling after the hot sun. The famous daytime breeze ensured we turned our attention towards wandering the streets of the city centre and local suburbs.  Google map of Fremantle Strolling along South […]
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The hidden gem of Australia-Hamilton Island

  The endless science lectures in college drove me to a much needed and one of the most fulfilling trips of my life. A trip to Australia. A close friend of mine stayed in Queensland and so we decided to explore some of the major tourist cities in the country. We visited Melbourne, Sydney, Queensland but the place that took my absolute breath away will have to be the Hamilton island. From the very moment our flight floated on the blue waters of the Whitsunday islands, I knew this will be a place to remember. The crisp, cool air along […]
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Top Wineries in McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale is one of the most exciting and enticing places to visit within South Australia. Despite the popular belief of many a tourist, McLaren Vale is not part of the Barossa Valley. The Barossa Valley is a region North of Adelaide, whereas, McLaren Vale is part of the Fleurieu Peninsula and is 45 minutes South of the city. Why you should visit McLaren Vale McLaren Vale is known for its spectacular beaches, and it’s booming food and wine culture. Within the regions 30 kilometres there are over 80 unique cellar doors, filled with many exciting varieties including Mediterranean styles. […]
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Melbourne, Australia: From Beaches to Food to Things to do

Moving to Melbourne was one of the best experiences of my life. You get off the airplane and think to yourself “Yes! I have finally arrived after 18 hours of flying. Do I even remember how to walk?” You hop in your Uber and head into the city, check into your Air BnB, and put your feet up. Except you realize YOU’RE IN MELBOURNE! You put your shoes back on and head out the door. What to do first. See the sights, find a good restaurant with some drinks, hit up the beach, go shopping. The possibilities are endless. How […]
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Airlie Beach: What to do in this sleepy seaside town

Are you exhausted from 2019 already or do you need something to look forward to later in the year? Airlie Beach is the answer! With enough to keep you occupied for a week or a few highlights to fill a weekend, it has it all. Located in North Queensland and surrounded by tropical islands and the Great Barrier Reef, it is safe to say that water activities are a must here! You’ll get to spend time on it, beside it or in it! Read on for what to do. What to do in and on the water With so many […]
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Explore Far North Queensland

Far North Queensland is well known as the home of some of Australia’s most spectacular landscapes, tropical beaches, roaring waterfalls, colourful coral reefs, and lush rainforests. Discovering all of the hidden treasures this area has to offer would take a lifetime. To help you discover the abundance of natural wonders and plan your next trip here’s five attractions ready for you to explore in Far North Queensland. Cape Hillsborough Driving into Cape Hillsborough the scenery begins to give off tantalizing hints of a rugged and scenic beachside wonderland. The trees become denser and the beautiful headline of volcanic rock comes […]
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Exploring Australia: Best Places to Visit in Tasmania

While Australia is admired for its natural wonders and unique wildlife, one of the country’s most beautiful places doesn’t catch much international attention. Often overshadowed by the hustle and bustle of Sydney, the arts and culture of Melbourne and the summer weather of Queensland, Tasmania was the second-last choice for international visitors in 2017. However, this Australian state harbours some of the most diverse natural landscapes in the world and is a great place for a road trip for backpackers, travellers and outdoor adventurers alike. Here are seven destinations that were the highlights of my visit and are must-see destinations […]
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10 Best Things to Do in Sydney

I migrated to Australia last 2018 with my husband and since then we started searching for interesting local and touristy places to visit within the vicinity. Australia’s a very big, isolated chunk of land down under, so if you live here, you ought to figure out how to explore its hidden jewels. After several months, we decided to settle down in Sydney mainly for work reasons. Fortunately, we found an apartment near the city so a lot of the places are within arm’s reach. Whether you’re here as a new migrant, local, or traveller, you need to do these top […]
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Top 5 things to do in Mosman, Sydney

Mosman is one of Sydney’s 658 suburbs. It is located north of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, set between the bridge and the well-known suburb of Manly. If this is your first time visiting Sydney, you might’ve never heard of it before, or you might know of it only because it is home to the famous Taronga Zoo. But don’t be quick to discard it from your travel plans, Mosman has a surprisingly natural beauty that should make it part of your A-list of things to do in Sydney, Australia. In this guide, I will walk you through the suburb from […]
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Trip to Australia: Land of Kangaroos

Beaches and oceans everywhere. Australia, known for its sportiveness and wilderness, is brimming with a lot of activities for tourists and locals to do. Syndey is the capital of NSW(New South Wales) and one of the largest cities in Australia which houses the world-famous harbor-front Opera house. Various kinds of beaches, dainty forests, cultural mixture, world heritage centers, towering skyscrapers, water sports; you name it, Sydney’s got it! When I landed at the International Sydney airport, around 10 pm, it was relatively colder. After a 16-hour flight journey from Bengaluru, India to Sydney, Australia – my battery was pretty low. However, […]
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How to spend a weekend in Ballarat

Ballarat is the heart of the Goldfields in Victoria due to the lingering history of the gold rush in the 1850s. Walking into this thriving city is an experience in itself with the heritage listed buildings maintaining the architectural style of the gold rush era. Whether you want to dive into the history of the gold rush at Sovereign Hill, eat delicious freshly made food or explore the beauty of Australian flora and fauna Ballarat has something for everyone. How to get to Ballarat Ballarat is located just one and a half hours from Melbourne in the western suburbs of […]
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Discover Historical Heritage Listed Homes in Victoria, Australia

These days, when you first arrive in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia one cannot help but wonder what happened to the city it once was, nicknamed Smellbourne and Bearbrass in the Victorian era. With the mouth of the Yarra River which used to be a tipping haven for the cities rubbish and sewer system, it is now surrounded by shops and casinos and high rise modern glass structures.  With four new residential sky scrapers being built, standing at over 90 stories each, going up in 2019, it is mind boggling to think that the same area was once housed by tents filled […]
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Fashion Hot Spots Of Melbourne

Known as one of Australia’s prime locations, filled with great food, culture, and architecture, Melbourne is known for so many wonderful things. One thing we cannot forget about this wonderful city is its amazing shopping. Thanks to Melbourne’s fashion-forward designers and fashionistas that live in one of Australia’s much-loved cities, you can’t help fall in love with what it has to offer. When it comes to fashion, ‘Melburnians’ have a sense of style and they definitely don’t hold back on their unique trends and fashion styles.  Along with this city’s love of fashion, Melbourne is immersed in many wonderful fashion […]
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5 Reasons Canberra is worth visiting

If you want to experience sophisticated urbanised Australia without the traffic of Melbourne or the over-crowded centres of Sydney, Canberra comes as a top contender for such a place. Located in the South-East of the beautiful land of Australia, Canberra is not only the nation’s capital but a vigilantly crafted capital. The Australian Capital Territory does not share the clamour and commotion of its bigger counterparts like Melbourne and Sydney, nor does it have the dullness and mundaneness of a small country town. Enriched with lakes, world-class museums and galleries, hills and mountains, natural scenic beauty and even cluster of […]
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