All of our Australia content on one page. Just jump to the post you need. I never thought I’d spend any time in Australia let alone such a large chunk of my life. I certainly never dreamed I’d marry an Australian and move to the other side of the world with 2 small children. I also never dreamed I’d become a travel blogger, nor that I’d develop such a knowledge of travel in Australia that I’d be able to put a whole Australia travel blog section together, but here it is, and that’s what happened. So if you’re looking to visit Australia as a backpacker and travel around by bus and train with a 2 man tent, as we did, or if you’re looking to come here on vactaion and stay in Australia’s top hotels, as we have, or even if you’re looking to move to Australia, we can help you with that. There are many other ways to travel in Australia, rest assured we’ve done them all. Last on our bucket list is to complete a lap with a camper van or motor home, it will come, maybe when the kids have flown and we’re grey nomads.
We lived in Far North Queensland ( Port Douglas and Cairns) for many years between travels further affield, so most of our Australia content focuses on Far North Queensland, but we have travelled all over Australia and that content is slowly making it onto the website. I have an advantage in that my husband, who is my co – travel blogger, lived just about everywhere in Australia as a child so we can talk knowledgeably about most destinations in Australia, just about. If we’re stuck we have other writers we can call on for insider local knowledge. So here’s the Australia travel blog, with a lot of facts, a smattering of personal stories and a whole heap of experience.
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Australia Travel Blog
- Australia Travel Blog
- Western Australia
- South Australia
- Northern Territory
- Fraser Island
- Far North Queensland
- Trips to the Great Barrier Reef
- Visiting the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation
- Driving up to Cooktown from Port Douglas, or Cairns
- Stinger Season – You Need to Know About This
- The Cairns Lagoon, Sugar World Water Park and Other Places to Swim in the Region
- Fresh Water Swimming Holes in the Cairns and Port Douglas Area
- Wildlife Experiences in the Cairns and Port Douglas Area
- Things to Do in Port Douglas
Australia is easy to break into fun-sized chunks for the purposes of a travel blog, not just the states and territories, but those divisions can be sub divided into distinct areas, Queensland becomes The Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast an the Far North, for instance. You can also talk about Australia in terms of the east coast, west coast, Great Ocean Rd. , Red Centre and so on. We’ve tried to give you those chunks below.
New South Wales
It’s not that we don’t know New South Wales, we’ve been many times and a lot of my husband’s family lives there. We just haven’t written about it yet!
Belanglo State Forest
The first post on our website dedicated to New South Wales isn’t exactly a tourist attraction. Belanglo State Forest was the scene of a string of serial killer murders. Why do we have a post on it? It’s a favourite place to forrage for wild mushrooms and that happens to be a subject my husband’s brother knows a lot about. He very kindly wrote us a post, Belanglo State Forect, Murder and Mushrooms.
Our only post covering South Australia so far revolves around Adelaide, things to do in Adelaide and nearby. We hope it’s useful in planning your South Australia trip. Enjoy those wineries!
Australia has many islands that serve as destinations in themselves but Fraser Island is special, it’s the world’s largest sand island and can be found not far off the coast around Hervey Bay. You can get to Fraser Island with your 4 x 4 vehicle by ferry and once there enjoy the scenery, beaches and lakes. However, you shouldn’t swim in the sea from Fraser, that’s not smart. You can discover why and things to do on Fraser Island here.
Far North Queensland
Visitors come to Far North Queensland for our tropical rainforests, the Great Barrier Reef and the unspoilt beaches that line this coast. You will find something for everyone in this region for every kind of traveller, your backpacker, luxury traveller, long weekend, 2 week vacation or family holiday maker.
Far North Queensland and the big centres of Cairns and Port Douglas work for every age, you’ll find information here on things to do and see for babies, kids, teens, adults and the older traveller.
Trips to the Great Barrier Reef
Visiting the Great Barrier Reef features on many a someone’s bucket list and deservedly so, it’s an incredible experience. You can do it further south, Great Barrier Reef trips start towards the south of Queensland. Our content focusses on the reef off Cairns and Port Douglas, for now. The Great Barrier reef is situated in the Coral Sea off Australia’s north east coast and is a World Heritage Site protected by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
We have a full post on trips to the great barrier reef from Port Douglas here, a reef fleet also operates out of Cairns. If you want to find out what this experience is like, is it scary, are there sharks, is it expensive etc. you want this one, snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef. If you’re thinking of learning to scuba dive or taking a liveaboard dive trip, we can tell you about that too.
Visiting the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation
You can drive or take a tour. But what is there to do up in the Daintree?
Where can you take a walk on the beach, stroll through the rainforest, spot a cassowary, get an ice-cream and how do you cross the Daintree river? See our post here.
Driving up to Cooktown from Port Douglas, or Cairns
We used to love taking the 4 x 4 up to Cooktown. We owned a Toyota Hilux and crossing the creeks and scrambling up dirt tracks was a dream. But there’s also an inland, tarred road.
It’s a whole other world up there. See our link above or click on the image.
Stinger Season – You Need to Know About This
Summer in far north Queensland is winter in the northern hemisphere. It is our wet season, it’s hot, wet, humid and all that rain brings dangerous marine stingers ( jellyfish) into our waters.
You need to read up on stinger season here.
The Cairns Lagoon, Sugar World Water Park and Other Places to Swim in the Region
Swimming off Cairns is pretty much out of the question so they built the lagoon. Find out about this and other swimming options in the Cairns and Port Douglas region here.
Fresh Water Swimming Holes in the Cairns and Port Douglas Area
If you’d prefer a more natural swimming experience there are streams, pools, waterfalls and swimming holes to enjoy.
Wildlife Experiences in the Cairns and Port Douglas Area
Things to Do in Port Douglas
Have you ever seen cane toad racing? Well now’s your chance. Tours, things to do, places to see, in and around Port Douglas.
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