Australia Journey SO FAR…

Australia Journey So Far…

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As its just under a month that i’m visiting the land down under that is Australia, I wanted to give an update as to show the journey is going!

I landed in Melbourne, visited for 3 days and decided that it was time to move on. Melbourne rock night out was good, and you can read more about my travels in Melbourne “That time i visited Melbourne“.

Sydney was up next, again for around 3 days which was plenty of time. An apartment house party for a lovely girl I met in Fiji was one of the highlights of this place. I visited the usual tourist attractions (the free ones 🙂 ) and also found a bar to watch UFC which was good crack. Again, another big city and at these prices its difficult to want to stay around for long! Check out my in depth review of this city “That time I visited Sydney“.

Flight to Cairns to get out of the expensive cities for just over 100 quid was well worth it – Cains is the shit in Australia! You NEED to visit this place, drinking our own beers and spirits and the pants down party at the hostel was the highlight of this place. 5 nights here just wasn’t enough but you have to move on and next up was the ever so famous East Coast!

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We decided on the ÂŁ160 Greyhound bus to take us all the way to Bryon Bay – simple reasons was that it was a lot more convenient and much cheaper than a campervan, which was a shame as I was looking forward to it but lets face it just us two in a campervan and then spending more money on staying at hostels and paying for parking just wasn’t going to cut it. The greyhound is useful as you can book even on the same day (online) and the turn up. Some of the times are stupid like 8am (who’s up at 8am when you don’t have a job eh?!) though the majority of the coaches have wifi and USB charge sockets – but be warned one of the longest coach journeys we did didn’t have these features so I guess its pot luck?!

So with Greyhound what do you get? With a Greyhound Australia Mini Traveller pass it gives you hop on and hop off travel from either south or north within 90 days. The stops are plentiful though in my opinion once you’ve seen an empty beach and you are unable to go into the sea you’ve seen them all so with limited time we stuck to set amount where we thought were going to be maximum fun!

  • Newcastle
  • Port Macquarie
  • Coffs Harbour
  • Lismore
  • Byron Bay
  • Surfers Paradise
  • Brisbane
  • Noosa
  • Rainbow Beach
  • Hervey Bay
  • Bundaberg
  • 1770/Agnes Water
  • Rockhampton
  • Mackay
  • Airlie Beach
  • Bowen
  • Townsville
  • Mission Beach
  • Cairns

So traveling just under 2000KM and starting the coach ticket from Cairns we have visited:

  1. Cairns
  2. Townsville
  3. Airline Beach
  4. Bundaberg (the place for rum!)
  5. Brisbane

And you guessed it, up next!!

  1. Surfers Paradise
  2. Bryon Bay

Then returning to Brisbane most likely on the Greyhound bus to get my flight on 27th September for my next Adventure!

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