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It would have been absolutely criminal of me to start this travel blog and not talk about Australia. I had THE best 2 years there and I bloody miss that place.

Whilst I was there I managed to cover quite a lot of ground, visiting 5/7 states and territories.

I figured it would be way too long to go through in detail about all the trips I went on, and you would most certainly get bored by the end of it. So I thought I would just list some of my favourite spots that I visited to help give you some ideas on what to research and where you might want to visit.

Victoria

Melbourne

I spent 8 months on and off Living in Melbourne, I don’t know what it was exactly but I couldn’t get enough of this place. In terms of the weather and the beaches you could probably go to better cities in Australia but in terms of the buzz, food and culture here, I don’t think there is better, and probably one of the reasons it’s constantly voted ‘The most liveable city in the world’

Towns to Visit

  • St Kilda
  • Pahran/South Yarra
  • Fitzroy
  • Brunswick
  • Brighton
  • Sandringham

Fave Restaurants and Bars/Clubs I have been too

Other Places to Visit in Victoria

  • Mornington Peninsula – For Hot springs, wineries, bays and surfing spots
  • Great Ocean Road
  • Grampians National Park
  • Wilsons Promontory National Park

New South Wales

I didn’t spend a lot of time in this state so although I did stop off at a couple of spots on my road trip up the east coast.

Places to Visit

  • Sydney-make sure you visit Manly, Watson’s bay and do the Bondi beach to Coogee Coastal walk.
  • Jervis Bay
  • The Blue Mountains
  • Port Macquarie
  • Coffs Harbour
  • Yamba
  • Byron Bay

Queensland

Queensland- also Known as ‘The sunshine state’ (I mean they have this written on their number plates so it has to be true). The Majority of the best spots along the east coast are situated in Queensland (well, In my opinion anyway).

Places to Visit

  • Gold Coast- if you go please make sure you try and venture out of Surfers Paradise
  • Brisbane- My Second favourite city in Oz
  • The Sunshine Coast -Noosa
  • Fraser Island
  • The Whitsundays
  • Townsville & Magnetic Island
  • Cairns
  • Port Douglas
  • Cape Tribulation- (I never managed to get here but I’ve heard so many good things I couldn’t not put it on the list)

Northern Territory

I visited the NT on two occasions, both times for work. Both times I was also lucky enough to work either in or very close to some of Australia’s most famous National Parks and Landmarks.

It was also the state I had the most surreal experiences in. Picture running over a Wild Dingo, Living with an Aussie we had known for one day, who proceeded to take us out fishing on his TINY boat in crocodile-infested waters, drunkenly packing your bags in the middle of the night in an attempt to run away from an awful job but realising you’re in the MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, getting up close and personal with poisonous snakes and spiders and soooo much more!

So, in essence, you need to come here to experience the ‘Outback’ side of Australia, to witness in real life, that famous red dirt you see in all the pictures, understand more about Aboriginal Culture and meet some very interesting people.

Places to Visit

  • Uluru (Ayres Rock) & Kata Tjuta
  • Alice Springs
  • Litchfield
  • Kakadu National Park – Gunlom Falls, Ubirr Rock & Adelaide River
  • Darwin – Mindil Beach & Casino

Western Australia

The West Coast is B-E-A-UTIFUL, and I might be being controversial here but I think I preferred it to the East. If you get the chance you NEED to come here.

The scenes are bloody stunning and there are fewer tourists over here and just a lot less people in general. This means that most of the time you’ll find you get THE most amazing beaches and viewpoints all to yourself (insert that time you had the whole beach to yourself and a pod of wild dolphins swam past during sunset… yes I did almost cry).

If you’re after beaches views and adventure, then this is that place for you. What the west coast doesn’t do so well is buzzy environments and nightlife… you can count on the East Coast for that!

Places to Visit

  • Broome
  • Cape Leveque
  • Karrijini– (Out of all the Australian National parks I went to, this has to be my favourite)
  • Torquay/Exmouth/Ningaloo
  • Perth-
  • Rottnest Island
  • Margaret River
  • Albany/Denmark
  • Esperance
  • Cape Le Grand

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