TRAVEL TO AUSTRALIA
We’ve been exposed to bits of pieces of Australian culture our whole lives, from the kangaroos, to the beaches, the accent, and the outback (not the restaurant). Sure, the Land Down Under isn’t easy to get to, but that’s quite alright, mate! Once you get here, you’ll never want to leave. I arrived with no return ticket and ended up staying for 15 months!
Australia is home to some of the best sights in the world, from the Sydney Opera House to the Great Ocean Road, and a surfer vibe that will make you fall in love. Just watch out for the sharks. And the snakes. And the spiders.
Map of Australia
Australia Travel Tips
- 14 Things You Should Know Before Backpacking in Australia
- The 10 Best Backpacker Cities in Australia
- 11 of the Best Towns and Cities on the East Coast of Australia
- How to Get a Job Bartending in Australia
Things to Do in Australia
Australia Blog Posts
Looking to make the most of your year on a Working Holiday Visa in Australia? Here's how to find work, what to expect and how to have some fun.
The easiest place to work and travel is in Australia. It's easy to apply for and it's one of the most flexible programs that's available to people under the age of […]
One of the most rugged, least explored and least visited states in Australia, Tasmania is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Located ten hours by ferry from Melbourne, this is Australia’s […]
Planning a backpacking trip to Australia can be a big endeavor. Despite reading a guidebook from cover to cover, there are some things you just won't find out until you're […]
Australia is one of my favorite places in the world. It's the first country I visited on the backpacking trip that would forever change my life. You better believe […]
Australia is one of the most beautiful places in the world, yet so much mystery remains to the rest of the world. The Land Down Under has no shortage of […]
Kangaroo Island, just off the southern coast of Adelaide, is a nature-lover's paradise. With pristine beaches, vast sand dunes, opulent coastline, and a diverse population of wildlife, Roo Island is […]
With trendy coffee shops, pristine ocean, outback desert, unique wildlife, delicious beer, and a plethora of adventure activities, there's almost no place better to go backpacking than Australia. It was the […]
Because let's be honest: it's just too damn cold in the Northern Hemisphere. 1. It's Summer! When this is happening in America… This is happening in Australia. Winter in the northern […]
There is no shortage of adventurous things to do in Australia. From skydiving to sailing, hot air ballooning to sandboarding, here's a list of eight you don't want to miss.
Brisbane is a lively and eccentric city. Street performers, ferris wheels, Asian gardens, breweries and man-made lagoons surround the Brisbane river, reticulated only by landmark bridges and lesser-known freeways; there […]
Australia is host to some of the world's most magnificent views. Whether they’re overlooking a famous harbour or are under the canopy of a world heritage rainforest, waking up to one […]
Blog Posts From New Zealand
If you’re naturally of adventurous disposition but you don’t have the money to just backpack around the world, working abroad is an attractive alternative. You still get to see a […]
It’s one of the most stunning places on the face of the earth. New Zealand boasts volcanoes, placid lakes, rolling hills, opulent beaches, remarkable mountain ranges and delicious food to […]
On February 22, 2011, New Zealand's second-most populous city of Christchurch was hit with a devastating 6.3 magnitude earthquake, essentially leveling this lively city. Two years later, it still finds […]
Everybody knows New Zealand is remarkable. Well, I think they do, at least. Before my last minute trip (back) across the ditch to Australia, I spent some time perusing and […]
Just a 30 minute ferry ride from Auckland, Waiheke Island is a city-goer's paradisaical retreat. Affectionately known as “The Island of Wine,” Waiheke is dotted with award-winning vineyards, sumptuous beaches and rolling […]
As I write this article, I'm sitting in the room I grew up in. I spent the first fourteen years of my life in this rickety old house before I […]