“Too Easy” Guide To Getting Your Australian Working Holiday Visa

So speaking from experience, when first casting your eye over the wordiness of the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs website, it can seem difficult and almost daunting to find the information you need for the appropriate visa you’re intending to apply for. However, don’t be fooled by appearances - it’s actually a LOT simpler… Continue reading “Too Easy” Guide To Getting Your Australian Working Holiday Visa

Australia: The Halfway Point

Well, May has arrived (I can’t bloody believe how fast it’s going) and I’ve crossed the halfway point in my year Down Under. In many ways, it’s as though these first six months have flown, barely giving me a breather and a chance to absorb everything that’s happened. In other ways, it’s as though they… Continue reading Australia: The Halfway Point

3 Months on Australia’s East Coast: Itinerary & Spends

If you’re in the early stages of considering your trip to Australia’s East Coast, you’ve probably come across countless articles, listicles and itineraries and are in the process of trying to piece together the puzzle that is – travelling this amazing 3500km+ coastline. It definitely took me some time to connect all the dots and… Continue reading 3 Months on Australia’s East Coast: Itinerary & Spends

Making The Most Of The East Coast: Fraser Island vs. The Whitsundays

If I had to choose between Fraser Island and the Whitsundays... well, I need to build some suspense first at least! If you are a budget-conscious traveller or are restricted to time on Australia's East Coast, then you might be wondering how on earth you'll be able to see both of its star attractions without… Continue reading Making The Most Of The East Coast: Fraser Island vs. The Whitsundays

Discovering & Dealing with Homesickness

I used to be totally none-the-wiser as to what 'homesickness' actually meant. My brain: 'What, you can actually vomit because you miss home so much?' And now I have started to learn. It's coming up to 4 months since I left home and - with the exception of a few video calls - since I've… Continue reading Discovering & Dealing with Homesickness

Cairns: The (Exhausting, Expensive & Exciting) End of the East Coast

Somewhere in between the sore, tired eyes, the torrential downpours, damp clothes, bewilderment, miscommunication and panic, and the tantalising touch-and-go operation that was the uncertainty of my bus's arrival and the THRILL when it did arrive, I completely forgot to notice that this Greyhound was the final one I would board. My route along this… Continue reading Cairns: The (Exhausting, Expensive & Exciting) End of the East Coast

Brisbane: 10 Things To See in the ‘River City’

Brisbane. 'BrisVegas'. 'Brissy'. I'd heard mixed reviews on the 'River City', but I surprised myself with just how much I liked being there! After spending 6 weeks in beach towns on the East Coast, you're either going to be desperately longing for the sight of skyscrapers or you're going to be so accustomed to the… Continue reading Brisbane: 10 Things To See in the ‘River City’

The Best of Byron Bay’s Sweet Treats

Byron Bay has a lot of things to love all at once. It’s got the beaches, it’s got the food and nightlife, it’s got the people and the street buskers and the markets and once you add it all together, it’s just got this incredibly infectious vibe. It didn’t take me long (within 5 minutes… Continue reading The Best of Byron Bay’s Sweet Treats

In Pictures: Conquering Port Macquarie’s Coastal Walk

Okay, I'll admit it. I didn't think Port Macquarie's Coastal Walk was going to be anywhere near as beautiful as it was. And it really was. If you are currently on a journey along Australia's East Coast or are planning one, you have to add Port Macquarie to your list of go-to places, if only… Continue reading In Pictures: Conquering Port Macquarie’s Coastal Walk

Port Macquarie: 1 Month Down… Under

Well I don't think I could possibly have a better day to write about my experience one month down the line, on the exact day I left home 4 weeks ago - as there is currently a MASSIVE thunderstorm over our heads. The plastic shelters throughout my tiny hostel are being severely battered. I don't… Continue reading Port Macquarie: 1 Month Down… Under