Fitzroy Island Day Trip from Cairns

Taking a day trip to Fitzroy Island is a must-do when visiting Cairns. Fitzroy Island National Park is in Far North Queensland, Australia. It’s about 22 kilometers (14 miles) east of Cairns. The local Aboriginal people are known as the Kobaburra. I took two trips to the island while living…

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The Riverboat Postman: Hawkesbury River Cruise Review

The Riverboat Postman was one of the most fun day trips I took from Sydney. It was just a little bit after a lot of the COVID restrictions had been lifted in New South Wales. I took two weeks off work and finally started doing the bits and bobs I…

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The Best Places to See Wombats in Sydney

Want to see some wombats in Sydney? Here are the best places to see wombats in the wild and even meet them at the zoo! These bulldozers of the bush look a bit like short, stocky bears. Some might even say they resemble a hairy pig. Whatever you compare them…

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Southern Highlands Getaway: Bundanoon Trip from Sydney

A Bundanoon trip from Sydney is just what you need to top off your time in Australia. Why visit Bundanoon? The Southern Highlands of New South Wales is one of my favorite places in the entire world. And it’s not just because there is an abundance of Wombats down there.…

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The Best Time to Visit Sydney, Australia

The best time to visit Sydney, Australia isn’t during the summer This might seem a little counterintuitive, as most Australian tourism ads focus so much on the summer fun in the sun. When you think about the land down under, tall blonde surfers in bucket hats with sunscreen overapplied across…

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