Category Archive: AUSTRALIA

My Super Low Costs to Travel Around Australia for 2 Months

My Super Low Costs to Travel Around Australia for 2 Months  After traveling around New Zealand on a tight budget for 3 months earlier this year and then coming back to Australia for 3 months, I’ve discovered that Australia is even more expensive than New Zealand! That quite surprised me since I’d long thought that …

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Travel Tale: The Day I Saw Whales

Travel Tale: The Day I Saw Whales When I recently headed to Australia’s gorgeous Sunshine Coast this year I had no idea I was landing myself at one of the best places for whale watching in Australia. I didn’t even have whales on my mind. Though whale watching is most definitely on my Must Do …

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10 Free Things to do at Sunshine Coast – Australia

fresh veggies at Noosa Market

10 Free Things to do at Sunshine Coast – Australia Australia’s gorgeous Sunshine Coast is situated about midway along Australia’s extensive eastern coast. It runs for 55 km from Noosa in the north to Caloundra in the south. The closest city is Brisbane, just a 1-2 hour drive south (depending on whether you’re traveling to/from …

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You’ve Gotta Do House Sitting!

You’ve Gotta Do House Sitting! I’m writing this post from a luxurious home in an upscale residential neighborhood in Noosa Heads, itself the most chic town on Australia’s glorious Sunshine Coast. My plush bedroom easily competes with any 5-star resort room. But it’s better because I have a whole house. I’ve been cooking in the …

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PHOTO GALLERY: Noosa – Australia

PHOTO GALLERY: Noosa – Australia Noosa is the northernmost point of Australia’s magnificent Sunshine Coast. Noosa is blessed with stunning nature: long sweeping beaches, a dramatic forested headland, surfing breaks, rivers flowing into the sea, mangrove forests, a plethora of birds and, of course, the vast Pacific Ocean. Noosa town consists of a single street …

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The Fabulous Sunshine Coast – Australia

The Fabulous Sunshine Coast – Australia Picture miles upon miles of undisturbed golden beaches backed by grass-tufted sand dunes, interspersed by the occasional rocky headland and pounded by gently roaring waves. On any given day you’ll see clumps of surfers bobbing on the sea awaiting the best wave crests, people strolling the beaches, dogs frolicking …

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Work Exchange Tips: When Work Exchange Goes Wrong

Work Exchange Tips: When Work Exchange Goes Wrong  This year I’ve excitedly shifted most of my travels from SE Asia over to Oceania. Since mid February I’ve been slowly exploring New Zealand, Fiji and Australia, spending 2-3 months in each country. Because these travel destinations are all relatively expensive, I’ve joined several work exchange gigs …

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10 Free Things to do in Brisbane, Australia

10 Free Things to do in Brisbane, Australia  Australia’s third largest city, sunny Brisbane, is located about midway along Australia’s extensive eastern coast. With flash Gold Coast just to the south and the stunning Sunshine Coast just to the north, Brisbane lies squarely in the heart of Australia’s famed stretch of gorgeous, sun-drenched beaches. The …

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PHOTO GALLERY: Beautiful Sydney, Australia

Sydney Australia

PHOTO GALLERY: Beautiful Sydney, Australia Many visitors to Sydney might be surprised to learn that Sydney is not Australia’s capital. That function goes to Canberra further south. However, Sydney is certainly Australia’s most famous and well-visited city, and for good reason. Sydney offers a spectacular setting on vast Sydney Harbor, accentuated by the stately Harbor …

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PHOTO GALLERY: 10 Views of Iconic Sydney Opera House

PHOTO GALLERY: 10 Views of Iconic Sydney Opera House The iconic Sydney Opera House is one of the world’s most famous architectural wonders and one of Australia’s most visited attractions. It was granted UNESCO World Heritage Status in 2007, being considered a human masterpiece. Designed by Dutch architect Jorn Ulzon, The Opera House was completed …

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