Road Trippin’ Australia

Welcome to the Land Down Under. Where the soil is either as red as the sunsets or made out of pure white sand. We are one native Aussie and one migrated Aussie – we love this country and she loves us back! We recently set out with the mission to drive our way around Australia and see it all! After 12 months we only managed to see Queensland and part of New South Wales. This is one massive chuck of rock we live on.

Along the way we documented all our favorite places and started to gather info from other travelers. We found out that many travelers turned up in Australia with no idea of where to go or what to do – most did not even know about the wet season or the dangers in the water. Yikes. So that is what we are here to do, inform and inspire.

We hope you will forgive our (at times) shoddy photography and enjoy the wisdom that our travels have taught us about this HUGE country (we eventually hope to make it the whole way round – we’re just taking a short hiatus to see Central America!). Through these destination articles, we hope to let you know where to go, where not to go, where is cheap and where will blow the budget. How to find views that have to be seen to be believed and how to get off the tourist trail. With over 7 million tourists arriving to Australia each year, you will want to read out tid-bits on avoiding the tourist traps.

Before you start your Great ‘Strayan Road Trip

11 Ways to get Free Accommodation in Australia

Are you looking for ways to make your money in Australia last longer? Chances are that accommodation costs are a ...
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Ways to make hiring a car or campervan in Australia cheaper!

Travelling Australia is expensive. There is no way around it. It will drain your bank account - but there are ...
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How to get a job in Australia

We have been a recruiter for a number of hospitality and corporate positions and there are some mistakes that we ...
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Guide to Campervan Hire in Australia

So... you've decided that you want to hire a campervan to travel Australia - congratulations! You're already ahead of millions ...
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Long-Term Car Hire in Australia

A great way to save some cash while travelling Australia is to hire a car instead of the campervan. It ...
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How much money do I need to travel Australia

There are SO many variables to this question - how long will you travel for, what sort of travel adventures ...
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How not to be a douchebag when working or woofing in regional Australia

We cannot believe the amount of horror stories that we have heard from business owners, particularly in regional areas, that ...
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Your Ultimate Guide to Budget travel in Australia

Traveling the East Coast of Australia we have met dozens upon dozens of Europeans and a few American folk who ...
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Places to see – and some to avoid

When you travel for long period of time you get to be a little bit spoiled. Sometimes a perfectly nice place will seem lesser because you have just come from a fucking fantastic place. Of vice versa; when we were working at Belyando Crossing we thought Charters Towers was a dream because it actually housed people and a supermarket!

This list will keep growing as get time and inspiration to write more – we want you to be well prepared for your trip and not miss out on some of the hidden gems (like Cape Hillsborough or Finch Hatton Gorge).

Bucket List Necessity: A Helicopter Flight over Kakadu National Park

I cannot say again just how lucky and thankful we are to have won such an amazing prize package from ...
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Learn to Surf Roadtrip: 2 weeks return from Brisbane

This learn to surf roadtrip itinerary will see you hit up seven top surf beaches along the Southern Queensland and ...
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Mission Beach: An Island Paradise on the Australia Mainland

It was on a midday walk along the palm-tree fringed beach that the thought hit me, 'what if we never ...
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Gloriously Gaudy: Gold Coast

I feel like I owe the Gold Coast an apology. I judged it years before every experiencing it and while ...
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5 Weeks on the Legendary Pacific Coast

The Legendary Pacific Coast stretches from Sydney to Brisbane and covers some amazing coastal landmarks, chilled out surf towns, picturesque ...
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Free things to do in Byron Bay

A short list of inspiration for those who have run our of money or ideas. These are probably the reasons ...
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Camp with Kangaroos in an abandoned Jail at South West Rocks

Anai: "Should I be worried?" Monique: "I'm really not sure...maybe" Anai: "You're Australian, you should know this shit" We both ...
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Enjoy the simple life in Camden Haven

Riverways and lakes meet the ocean in a spectacular landscape of blues and greens in the Camden Haven region of ...
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Lennox Head and the Ballina Coast

Finding blissed out surf towns like Lennox Head is one of the reasons we travel. Made up of two quite ...
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Chill Out in Byron Bay & Brunswick Heads

Looking for great waves, the chance to paddle with the dolphins and eat a range of fresh, exciting and (importantly ...
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Best National Park Campsites in Queensland

We have said it before and we will say it again, the National Park Campsites in Queensland are second to ...
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The Story of Two City Kids In Cattle Country: Belyando Crossing

The diary of two travelers working in an outback roadhouse What happens when two city kids, border-hipsters at that, head ...
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What to do in Townsville: 10 FREE and fun things to do

Townsville is a gem! After a quick google image search (that is about the extent of our research generally) we ...
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Agnes Water and the Town of 1770

These two sister-townships have to be two of the best-named towns in Australia. 1770, that is actually the name of ...
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6 Reasons to skip Airlie Beach and head to Bowen instead

We were pumped to check out Airlie Beach. Gateway to the Whitsundays? Yes please! After seeing all the wondrous, awe-inspiring ...
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How to explore beautiful Noosa without breaking the bank

Noosa is incredible. Golden sanded beaches, palm trees, dolphins frolicking in the water, a chilled out vibe in the main-street ...
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Cape Hillsborough National Park

Imagine climbing around the volcanic red rocks laying lazily on the beach as the kangaroos join you for sunrise over ...
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Taking A Fresh Look At Melbourne

Up until earlier this year, I had always thought that no mater how far I roam, I will always come ...
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How Byron Bay Saved My Lifestyle

It’s well known that Byron Bay should be known by no other name than Paradise, well in the eyes of ...
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Campsites

We primarily camped our way around Queensland, with the exception of the times that we were working for accommodation or where accommodation was included in our work package. Our favorite campsites are below, or you can click here to see all the campsites we stayed at. In general, camping in Queensland is safe, cheap and accessible. We met so many International tourists who had hired cars or camper vans and were making the same journey as us up the Queensland coast – it was great to see! All had noting but positive vibes and big smile. So.. our favorite campsites so far are:

Camp with Kangaroos in an abandoned Jail at South West Rocks

Anai: "Should I be worried?" Monique: "I'm really not sure...maybe" Anai: "You're Australian, you should know this shit" We both froze in our places as ...
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Murray Falls Campsite and Swimminghole

This is the perfect campsite for feeling like you are a million miles away from the outside world, but in reality you are 45 minutes ...
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Big Crystal Creek Campsite

Big Crystal Creek is a great stop for those headed into or out of Townsville and not wanting to stay in the suburban campsites of ...
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Platypus Bush Camp and Finch Hatton Gorge

Imagine a land where you never have to grow up, or wear proper shoes or worry about anything at all really. Now imagine that this ...
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Babinda Boulders

The first FREE campsite that we have come across that is tent friendly! We love Babinda Boulders! Address: End of Boulders Road, Babinda (just follow ...
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Cape Tribulation Camping: Noah Beach

Right on the beach, yet a safe distance back from the crocodile-infested waters, there are 15 well laid out and separate campsites called Noah Beach ...
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Alligator Creek Camping Grounds

The camping grounds themselves are well-designed and kept, however the star of the show is the location. The camping grounds are located 500m from Alligator ...
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Smalleys Beach Camping Grounds

Cape Hillsborough National Park Overall rating I would give this a 12/10. Easily the most relaxing, tranquil, well located, pristine campground that we have stayed ...
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Waterpark Creek Park Camping Grounds

Byfield National Park Overall rating This campsite is wonderful for those seeking a private camping experience. Al the sites are well laid out, large and ...
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Workmans Beach Camping Ground

Overall rating Wonderful. Amazing. Tranquil. Great atmosphere , large sites well spaced out and the price could not be better. We would recommend this camping ...
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