Snorkelling on The Great Barrier Reef.

For our last day in in Australia, James and I decided that we would end our time in Australia with a bang by snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef. We had been told that you could only see the Great Barrier Reef if you travelled to Cairns but a bit of Googling proved this to…

Walking around Brisbane

Brisbane was our last but one stop on our 3 week road trip around Australia. We weren’t expecting much because we’d heard some negative things from friends who had previously visited; we were however, pleasantly surprised! We were treated to our first gorgeous weather in a major Australian City which held up for the whole…

A Day in Byron Bay

One of the must do stops between Sydney and Brisbane is Byron Bay. The area is absolutely beautiful and I love the laid back vibe that is present throughout the entire town. Everything in the town is really relaxed and there seems to be a big focus on independent local shops and cafes. The town…

A rainy day in Sydney

At some point in the beginning of December we made our way into Sydney. We decided to stay on the outskirts of the city as we’d heard that it could be difficult and expensive to park centrally and after the ease of taking a train into the centre we were glad that we had. The…

Potoroo Palace Native Animal Sanctuary

We came across Potoroo Palace (Native Animal Sanctuary) while we were on our way from Mallacoota to Narooma. James had done some research on potential pit stops along the way and found some reviews for an animal sanctuary where you could feed Kangaroos. We were in need of a break after driving for a couple…

Kangaroos in Mallacoota

One of the most scenic campsites we stayed in was in the Mallacoota National Park. This was one of the prettiest stops that we had and spending the evening watching the sun set over the lake and then waking up to the view below was absolutely brilliant. We followed our standard procedure of visiting the…

A day in Wilsons Promontory

One joy of having a camper to roam around in is the absolute ease of being able to eat wherever you want as you’re essentially moving your entire kitchen around with you. James and I took full advantage of this by finding a nice spot to park up in on Phillip Island before we left…

Mornington Peninsula and Phillip Island

It took us until the time that we had packed up and left our Melbourne campsite to decide that we would head to the Mornington Peninsula. This marked my first drive on a busy city highway in a foreign country. I was initially terrified but actually grew to love driving in Australia- it’s easy! The…

Arriving in Melbourne

On the morning of the 25th November, we flew into Melbourne from Singapore via an overnight flight. My first impressions of Melbourne were poor, we needed to get a taxi to the car rental offices so that James and I could pick up the Van that we would be living in for the next three…

The second half of our trip

I thought that I would write a little bit about our plans for the second half of our trip following on from spending December in Thailand. We’ll be spending a few days in Kuala Lumpur where I’m looking forward to eating some great food and seeing the Petronas Towers. We would have liked to have…