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Melbourne to Sydney Coastal Drive

Campervan, Melbourne to Sydney coastal route

We had to travel from Melbourne to Sydney and instead of taking an one hour flight we chose the hard way. After some thinking we rented a campervan and spent about a week on the Melbourne to Sydney coastal drive. We followed the Pacific coast all the way to Sydney, first heading south from Melbourne. And it became a huge trip! A ...

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Cruise the Barrier Reef: Agincourt Reef Cruise

Snorkeling at Agincourt Reef

What is it like to cruise the Barrier Reef and what are the reefs like? How do you spend your day on a reef cruise? We took a a cruise from Port Douglas to Agincourt Reef that is one of the 3000 reefs on the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef. Agincourt Reef is at the very outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef ...

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Yarra River Walk in Melbourne

Southbank skyscrapers on Yarra river walk

Yarra River banks in central Melbourne are a great place for a Yarra River walk. The Yarra River is 242 kilometres long. It flows from the Yarra Ranges through the Yarra Valley to the city of Melbourne and to the sea. There are many walking and cycling paths winding along the river. In my blog post I will write about my Yarra River walk in central Melbourne. I ...

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Exploring the Daintree Rainforest

Fan palms, Daintree Rainforest

This blog post is about exploring the Daintree Rainforest in the tropical north of Australia. The Daintree National Park has the oldest surviving tropical rainforest in the world where you can meet rare ancient plants and animals.  The Daintree is listed by UNESCO as a Wet Tropics World Heritage Site. It is one of the few places in the world where the tropical rainforest meets the ...

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Driving from Cairns to Daintree

View of Port Douglas Harbour

This post shows you the sights on the drive from Cairns to Daintree in the tropical north of Australia.  Captain Cook Highway is one of the most scenic drives in Australia. It offers great views of the Coral Sea and the coastline on one side and rainforest mountains on the other side. I will show you the pretty resorts of Palm Cove and Port Douglas and tell you what ...

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Touring the Great Ocean Road by Car

This blog tells about touring the Great Ocean Road by car. The Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia is one of the great scenic drives in the world. If you’re visiting Melbourne it’s a must to see this coastal route. Make at least a day trip and if you have time, stay a few days. We have been touring the Great Ocean Road twice. The first ...

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Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges from Melbourne

A koala at Healesville Sanctuary

This post shows you a day or weekend trip to Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges from Melbourne. Tour the wine area of Yarra Valley and return via the Dandenong Ranges, and you get a nice day trip from Melbourne. This route gives you beautiful scenery, vineyards and tall ash trees. There are pretty hill top villages and the famous Healesville Sanctuary ...

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Phillip Island from Melbourne

A wallaby on Phillip Island

Phillip Island is famous for its Little Penguins that waddle from the sea every day at sunset, in all weather. Phillip Island is just two hours from Melbourne and makes a perfect day trip if you’re visiting Melbourne. And even better if you can stay a couple of days, since there is much more to see. You can meet wallabies, koalas, pelicans and perhaps a whole seal colony. You ...

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Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk

Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia

The Bondi to Coogee coastal walk makes a nice day out in Sydney. While you walk you can see the best Sydney beaches. This post shows you the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk on the map and in photos.  From Bondi they have built is a 6 km walk along the coast to Coogee. On this walk you can see the sea, cliffs and rocks ...

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Sydney Day Trip to Watsons Bay

Sydney from Watsons Bay

Watsons Bay is a pretty harbour village just a short distance from central Sydney. It’s said to be Australia’s oldest fishing village and the village offers excellent seafood. Watsons Bay also has pretty beaches and a nice park for a Sunday picnic. It’s easy to get to Watsons Bay with a Sydney ferry from the Circular Quay ferry wharf, so no ...

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