Melbourne and the Contiki Reunion

After our last Greyhound trip in Australia and Steph’s last overnight bus, we arrived in the not so sunny Melbourne. The lovely Rien came to pick us up, another good friend from our Contiki tour around America in 2008. It’s strange thinking back when we all said our good byes thinking we would never see…

Catching Up With Old Friends in Sydney

Arriving in Sydney, we very excited to meet an old friend, Russell. Me and Steph met Russell on a Contiki tour in 2008 and most of the tour has stayed in touch even though were a world apart, the tour had a big impact on our lives and the friends we made are very important…

Three From Wales hit Byron Bay

The honor of our very first very special guest post goes to Steph; Jemma’s bessie from back home who has flown out to join us for the final two weeks of the Australian stretch of our journey.

9 Days in Brisbane & Two Become Three From Wales

After our time in Noosa, we headed down the coast a little further to Brisbane. Well when I say a little, it was a 12 hour overnight Greyhound trip. But that’s still just popping down the road here in Australia.

Goon Parties and Surf in Noosa

After our time in Airlie Beach it was time to move on down the East coast of Australia down to Noosa. Here, we would stay for almost a week enjoying the fine weather, the fine beaches and the very finest boxed grape.

Australia Zoo, Home Of A Very Brilliant Day Out

Today could quite possibly have been the best day of our trip thus far. Today we went to Australia Zoo, or as we’ve been calling it Steve Irwin’s zoo. After an early start, packing our sandwiches and charging the camera, we went off to meet our Australia Zoo bus in central Noosa and the fun…

Airlie Beach & The Whitsundays

The next stop on our way down the east coast of Australia was to be Airlie Beach. First though, we decided to have a stop over in Townsville, which was interesting. We arrived, we drank, we slept and we left. We didn’t see much going on in Townsville to be honest, I’m sure there is,…

Back On With The Backpacks in Cairns

After the week in Perth, we landed in Cairns and it was time to do the whole backpacker thing again. Cheap beds, cheap food and cheap drinks. Not the life we had quickly come accustomed to on the other side of this massive island. We landed on our JetStar flight into Cairns early morning. We…

A Week of Home-comforts in Perth

After two & half months in Asia, we flew to Australia. Landing in Perth, very late at night we were met by our very own driver who was there to pick us up & chauffeur us back to our base for the next week. We didn’t realise the driver was for us, first walking straight…