Australia Archives: Tips & Travel Advice For Visiting Australia

Russell and I were both born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia. In October 2016, we moved to Alice Springs for a little under a year. We’ve both visited cities across Australia, and this is where you can read about our adventures! If you’ve never travelled to Australia before, there’s quite a bit you should know. Well, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. You’ll find a ton of not only city guides, but first timer guides and more.

Cost of Travel Around Australia: Food, Alcohol, Data, Transport & More!

Cost of Travel Around Australia: Food, Alcohol, Data, Transport & More!

The cost of travel around Australia can be pretty high. There’s no point sugar coating it. If you’re planning a trip here, prepare to save quite a bit for your stay. That being said, it can be done on a budget. There are some ways around all of the high costs, and if you’re a regular budget traveler, it won’t be too difficult! I have compiled this giant, comprehensive list of what every day things…

A Comprehensive Guide to Australia: 30 Tips For First Time Visitors

A Comprehensive Guide to Australia: 30 Tips For First Time Visitors

If you’ve clicked into this awesome, comprehensive guide to Australia, there’s a pretty good chance you’re planning your next holiday. If so, congratulations – you’ve chosen an incredible country! I was lucky enough to be born and raised in this beautiful country, and I’m thankful every single day for that! There is so much to love about Australia. From wide open roads perfect for road tripping, to incredible beaches with even better sunsets and super…

Australian Winter Travel Essentials: A Guide & 5 Must Pack Items

Australian Winter Travel Essentials: A Guide & 5 Must Pack Items

If you’re planning to visit Australia between the months of June and August, this Australian Winter Travel Essentials guide is perfect! When most people think of Australia, they picture hot summer days, locals relaxing on the beach and going for a surf. Am I right? Well that’s pretty accurate. But we can also have some pretty cold winters, too. Spend a night in the Australian Outback, and your view of Australia will change! Depending on…

Australia Travel Tips: 10 Reasons Why You Should Visit & 10 Things You Should Know

Australia Travel Tips: 10 Reasons Why You Should Visit & 10 Things You Should Know

Are you planning your first visit to Australia? Looking for some useful and informative Australia travel tips? Well, you’ve come to the right place! I’m a born and bred Australian. I grew up in South Australia, where I lived for the first 24 years of my life. Back in October 2016, my partner Russell and I moved temporarily to Alice Springs. We lived in the Australian Outback for eight months, before returning home to Adelaide.…

Adelaide Guides & Tips

An Afternoon In The Adelaide Hills: Barossa Bowland & Dinosaur Mini Golf

An Afternoon In The Adelaide Hills: Barossa Bowland & Dinosaur Mini Golf

I was born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia. It’s been my home for the past 25 years – minus the 8 months my partner Russell and I lived in Alice Springs! Unfortunately, I’ve realised I’m one of those people who has seen more of the rest of the world, than I have my own home town. So now that winter in Australia is over, spring has sprung and the sun has started to shine,…

Moving to Alice Springs From Adelaide City: Living Interstate in Australia

Moving to Alice Springs From Adelaide City: Living Interstate in Australia

In October of last year (2016), my partner Russell and I began our next adventure: moving to Alice Springs from Adelaide, on an 8 month work contract. The whole move happened in less than two months, from the day we were given the offer, to the day we arrived in Alice Springs! I was excited for the experience, even though neither of us knew what to expect. Everything we had heard about Alice Springs, wasn’t…

From Adelaide to Alice Springs: A Local’s Guide to Both

From Adelaide to Alice Springs: A Local’s Guide to Both

Up until October 2016, I had spent 24 years of my life living in one of Australia’s bigger cities: Adelaide, Australia. It was and still is my home. Although Adelaide isn’t the place to go if you love theme parks or big, bustling cityscapes, it’s still a wonderful city to both live in and visit. It’s comfortable, familiar, and will always be the city I am proud to call home. Towards the end of 2016,…

Queensland Guides & Tips

17 Things to Do on The Gold Coast: A Guide to Surfers Paradise & More

17 Things to Do on The Gold Coast: A Guide to Surfers Paradise & More

If you’re planning a visit to Queensland during your time in Australia, we definitely suggest spending a few days on the Gold Coast. There are so many things to do on the Gold Coast; whether you’re a fully grown adult with bills and responsibilities, or a carefree child you’re bound to have a blast! Russell and I spent 6 days on the Gold Coast, and although we had some questionable Sunshine State weather during our…

Movie World Gold Coast: A Guide to Hollywood in Queensland, Australia

Movie World Gold Coast: A Guide to Hollywood in Queensland, Australia

Queensland is the home of theme parks in Australia, and if you want to have the Hollywood experience during your visit to Queensland, why not spend a day at Movie World Gold Coast? Filled with thrill rides, an area just for the kids, tons of shopping and plenty of entertainment to keep all ages happy! Russell and I spent around four hours exploring Movie World Gold Coast, but if you’re visiting with a family or…

WetnWild Gold Coast, Queensland: Australia’s Biggest & Best Water Park

WetnWild Gold Coast, Queensland: Australia’s Biggest & Best Water Park

Queensland is the home of theme parks in Australia. WetnWild is one of two water parks on the Gold Coast (the other being White Water World, which we didn’t visit) and it’s a ton of fun for people of all ages! WetnWild Gold Coast has a great mixture of both thrill rides, relaxing pools to float around in, and kids versions of some of the most popular bigger rides. Russell and I spent a few…

Chateau Beachside Surfers Paradise: One Bedroom Beachfront, QLD

Chateau Beachside Surfers Paradise: One Bedroom Beachfront, QLD

If you’re looking for the perfect budget friendly Gold Coast accomodation, look no further. Russell and I recently spent 6 nights in Surfers Paradise, after our wonderful 4 night stay at Ocean Vista on Alex on the Sunshine Coast. When we were booking our Gold Coast accomodation, we wanted somewhere with an incredible view and in a great location. We came across Chateau Beachside Surfers Paradise during our search, and after seeing photos of the…

A Day at Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland

A Day at Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Australia Zoo is one of the country’s most famous attractions. Steve Irwin was known for his love and dedication to wildlife animals of all kinds, and it is because of this reason, that Australia Zoo is here today. There is so much to see and do at Australia Zoo, you’ll definitely need an entire day to explore every inch of the zoo, and meet all of the adorable wildlife animals. It was raining most of…

Ocean Vista on Alex: 2 Bedroom Apartment with Rooftop Spa – Mooloolaba QLD

Ocean Vista on Alex: 2 Bedroom Apartment with Rooftop Spa – Mooloolaba QLD

If you’re looking for the perfect Sunshine Coast accomodation location, Ocean Vista on Alex is definitely one to consider. Russell and I spent four nights at this Mooloolaba apartment, and we couldn’t have been happier. While researching accomodation on the Sunshine Coast, we knew we wanted to splurge a little if possible. We didn’t want to spend a fortune, but considering our time spent on the Sunshine Coast would fall on our two year anniversary,…