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Melbourne to Sydney Drive along Coast

Campervan, Melbourne to Sydney coastal route

This post will show you our Melbourne to Sydney drive along coast. To travel from Melbourne to Sydney we rented a campervan and spent more than a week on this scenic coastal route.  We followed the Pacific coastline all the way from Melbourne to Sydney, first south to Phillips Island and on to Wilsons Promontory, then north towards Sydney. That ...

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What is a Great Barrier Reef Cruise Like?

Aguincourt ribbon reefs snorkeling

What is a Great Barrier Reef cruise like? What did the corals look like and how did we spend our time on a reef cruise? On a reef cruise from Port Douglas, Queensland we had a perfect day out on the Coral Sea. The reefs we went to were the Agincourt Reefs at the very outer edge of the Great ...

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Yarra River Walk through Central Melbourne

Southbank skyscrapers on Yarra river walk

The banks of the Yarra in central Melbourne are an ideal place to get a feeling of the Australian metropolis. Yarra River views on a winter day are such a magic sight that on my little Yarra river walk I just had to capture the views in photos, the best of which I want to show you in this post. ...

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Self Drive Trip to the Daintree Rainforest

Jindalba boardwalk, Daintree

Now we will take you on a journey through the tropical north of Australia. To make a self drive trip to Daintree Rainforest we rented a campervan and headed to the oldest surviving tropical rainforest in the world, listed by UNESCO as a Wet Tropics World Heritage Site. Being such an old rainforest the Daintree contains many ancient plants and ...

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Queensland, Australia: Driving from Cairns to Daintree

Mossman Gorge

This post will take you on a self-drive itinerary from Cairns to Daintree in the tropical far north of Australia.  We will show you the resorts of Palm Cove and Port Douglas and tell you how to get to the magic jungle of Mossman Gorge. Then, before getting across the Daintree River by ferry we will take it easy on ...

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Great Ocean Road Self Drive Trip

This post will show you a Great Ocean Road self drive itinerary. The Great Ocean Road in Australia is one of the world’s scenic drives. We explored the magic coast by car and found koalas, kangaroos and nature wonders. In fact we have made two Great Ocean Road self drive trips. The first time we rented a campervan and took the Great Ocean ...

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Melbourne: Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges Drive

A koala at Healesville Sanctuary

This post shows you a Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges drive from Melbourne, Australia. My self-drive trip takes you to the wine-producing area of Yarra Valley and back over Dandenong Ranges. You can make this as a day trip from Melbourne. The drive also takes you to Healesville Sanctuary which is a perfect place to get close to native Australian wildlife. ...

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Phillip Island Self Drive Trip 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. The penguins – and koalas, kangaroos and other nature wonders – can best be explored on a Phillip Island self drive trip. The island is just two hours from Melbourne which makes a perfect day trip or even better if ...

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Sydney’s Best Beaches: Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk

Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia

Once in Sydney, Australia, you have to take the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk. The walk follows the Pacific shoreline from Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach to the equally pretty beach of Coogee 6 km south. In between you will walk through many other pretty beaches like Tamarama, Bronte and Clovelly.   So you with a good reason you can say ...

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Sydney Day Trip to Watsons Bay

Sydney from Watsons Bay

On your trip to Sydney, why not make a day trip to Watsons Bay? Watsons Bay is a pretty fishing village a short ferry ride from central Sydney and said to be Australia’s oldest fishing village. Still today Watsons Bay offers excellent seafood, pretty beaches, nice walks in stunning scenery and a park made for Sunday picnics. It’s easy to ...

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