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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 then spent more than a week on this scenic coastal route.  We followed the Pacific coastline all the way from Melbourne to Sydney, first heading south to Phillips Island and on to Wilsons Promontory, then turning north ...

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Great Barrier Reef Cruise: Day Cruise to Agincourt Reef

Snorkeling at Agincourt Reef

What is a Great Barrier Reef cruise like, and what are the world famous reefs like? And how do you spend your day on a Great Barrier Reef cruise? We took an Agincourt Reef cruise from Port Douglas and had a perfect day out on the sea. Agincourt Reef is pretty far away, it is at the very outer edge of the Great Barrier ...

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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 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

Mossman Gorge

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 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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