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Melbourne to Sydney Drive along Coast

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 drive along the coast. We followed the Pacific coast all the way to Sydney, first heading south from Melbourne. And it became a huge ...

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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 an Agincourt Reef cruise from Port Douglas and had a perfect day out on the sea. Agincourt Reef located at the very outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef consists of 3000 reefs and ...

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Yarra River Walk in Melbourne

Southbank skyscrapers on Yarra river walk

Yarra River banks in central Melbourne make a great spot for Melbourne sightseeing. You can take a Yarra River walk right in the city and enjoy the same scenery as on a Yarra boat tour, for free.  The 242 kilometres long Yarra River flows from the Yarra Ranges through the Yarra Valley wine region and through the city of Melbourne to the ...

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Self Drive Trip to Daintree Rainforest

Fan palms, Daintree Rainforest

This post shows you the best things to do in Daintree Rainforest in the tropical north of Australia. We made a self drive trip to Daintree Rainforest from Cairns and noticed that there is so much to see in the Daintree National Park, the oldest surviving tropical rainforest in the world. Daintree is a lush, green rainforest that has both ancient plants and animals –  and ...

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Driving from Cairns to Daintree

View of Port Douglas Harbour

This post shows you a self drive itinerary from Cairns to Daintree in the tropical north of Australia.  I will show you Palm Cove and Port Douglas and tell you how to visit Mossman Gorge. Before crossing the Daintree River with a ferry we will relax on the white sands of Wonga Beach and spot wild crocodiles on a Daintree river cruise.   Captain Cook Highway that we drive ...

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Great Ocean Road Self Drive Itinerary

This blog post shows a Great Ocean Road self drive itinerary. The Great Ocean Road in Australia is one of the most scenic drives in the world. On your trip to Melbourne the Great Ocean Road is a must see day trip destination. At least make a day trip and if you can, make a self drive trip and stay a few days. ...

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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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