Welcome to part 3 of my Australian Mega Road Trip series where I’ve been writing about our experiences on the road travelling the east coast of Australia from Byron Bay to Cape Tribulation/Daintree rainforest, stopping at Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Hervey Bay, Agnes Water/Seventeen Seventy, Arlie Beach/Whitsundays, Mission Beach, Cairns and Port Douglas. Cape Tribulation… Continue reading The Australian Mega Road Trip, Part 3: Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays.
If you caught my first chapter of the Australian Mega Trip, you will have seen that we travelled from our home in Stanthorpe to Byron Bay via Nimbin. From Byron Bay we drove north along the Pacific Coast Highway to the Gold Coast, then onto the Sunshine Coast and Hervey bay. Up to Hervey Bay… Continue reading The Australian Mega Road Trip, Part 2: Agnes Water and Seventeen Seventy.
The day of embarkation was finally here and we were leaving with the sound knowledge that we’ve completed our 88-days and that our second year visa is basically in the bag. I’d spent the previous night vacuuming out the car and loading it up with the equipment and supplies that we would be taking, I… Continue reading The Australian Mega Road Trip, Part One: Stanthorpe to Byron Bay, the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast and Hervey Bay.
It’s been roughly 6 months since we first arrived in Australia, since our arrival we have been working very hard picking apples, pruning apple trees, weeding and other miscellaneous farm related jobs. If you’ve read any of my previous posts about our time in Australia you will see that our first month was a pretty… Continue reading Prepping for our Australia Mega-trip in a few days. The First Real Travelling Trip Around Australia since we arrived. We’ll be Travelling around QLD, NT , SA and NSW Over 6 Weeks!
It’s been five months since we boarded a flight from Bali into Brisbane, it was around that time when our lives changed from spending most of our days in an almost vegetative state to working harder than we ever have before. As I write this post I am struggling to type with the use of… Continue reading My First Five Months in Queensland – What’s the Real Deal With Obtaining Your 2nd Year WHV? Is it Worth it?
I am now writing on Wednesday 21st June, we have been working at the new apple farm for two months now, the contrast between this farm and S******’s is staggering. For one, the supervisors actually know what they’re doing, they make intelligent decisions based on experience and not on rage like our previous supervisor did.… Continue reading Finally Feeling Like We’re Living the Backpacker’s Dream in Australia – A Nice Place to Work, Live and Spend our Free Time.
Our transition from the first hostel to The Summit Backpacker’s, Thulimbah, QLD I am not going to talk much about The Summit Backpacker’s hostel in this post, I will save that for my next post which I am hoping to also get up tonight, this post is basically just an explanation about the bad situation… Continue reading Onwards and Upwards…Literally. After our Rocky Start in Queensland we Decided to Relocate to The Summit Backpacker’s Hostel at around 1000m Altitude in Thulibah in the Hopes of Finding Better Fruit Picking Work