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Uluru & Kata Tjuta: Free Camping and Tips for Backpackers

The Uluru National Park should definitely be part of an Australian trip. It is probably one of the most impressive things you will see on the continent. We have visited the park on a...
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Kings Canyon – Is Free Camping Possible?

Approximately 160 km from the highway to Uluru is Kings Canyon. If you have time, you can easily spend a day there. There is a campground, where you can stay, but you can also...

When to Buy a Backpacking Car in Cairns

Numerous backpackers, who are at the end of their journey, are in Cairns during the local winter months betwenn May-September. During that time the temperatures are still very pleasant (about 25° Celsius). Many travelers...
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Tips for Roadtrip from Darwin to Alice Springs

I would like to share some tips for a roadtrip from Darwin to Alice Springs/Uluru, or the other way round. There are some really cool spots, so check them out. Edith Falls The Edith Falls are...

Cairns – Free Camping for Backpackers [WITH MAP]

In Cairns, it's best to leave the center a bit and park somewhere in a side street. We have been changing places every time during our one month stay. If you get caught, and...
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Backpacking and Fruit Picking Jobs in and Around Cairns

Cairns is a tourist hotspot due to the nearby Great Barrier Reef. Accordingly, you can find relatively easy jobs in the hospitality industry in the city and in tourist resorts nearby, such as Port...
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How to go diving at the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns for free? INSIDER...

Cairns is the number one place to go diving at the Great Barrier Reef, because the city is quite close to the reef. Anyways, it's still quite a trip to get to the reef...
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9 Things to Do and Know about Cairns – Backpacker Guide

Cairns is a very popular destination for backpackers. The city offers numerous excursions for tourists. The proximity to the Great Barrier Reef makes it the capital of the reef. The Cairns Lagoon The city is located...
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Free Camping and Tips @ Kakadu & Litchfield National Park – INSIDER TIP

If you go to Darwin you are probably going to the two nearby Litchfield National Park and Kakadu National Park. We have spent time in both of them and learnt something we would like...

New Italy Rest Area – Camping 80km south of Byron

The Rest Area "New Italy" is located 80km south of Byron Bay. We don't recommend this spot if you want to stay near Byron, however, it's a great spot if you are driving along...

Taree Rest Area – Free Camping [MAP & 360° Photo]

The Taree rest area on the Pacific Highway is about 325 km north of Sydney. If you are traveling long distances on the Pacific Highway, you definitely want to stop here. At the rest area...
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Stanthorpe – Fruit Picking & Backpacking Jobs

Stanthorpe is a small country town with approximately 4000 inhabitants about 200km southwest of Brisbane, only a few miles from the border to New South Wales. Backpackers come here to look for farm work...
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Tenterfield – Fruit Picking Jobs for Backpackers

Backpackers come to Tenterfield pretty much just to look for fruit picking jobs. The city is located in the far north of New South Wales. Travelers with a car can camp for free undisturbed...

Darwin – Free Camping for Backpackers

We have spent several weeks in Darwin camping in our cars and would like to share our tips. On weekends you can easily sleep in the parking lot of Parliament House. This is a private...

Darwin – Backpacking Jobs & Fruit Picking

Especially during the dry season (May-September), it is very popular among backpackers, as it is relatively cold in southern Australia and there are still tropical temperatures here. The mango harvest season starts in September, where...
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Darwin – What to Do and Know as a Backpacker?

After staying for a couple of weeks in Darwin, I will share all my backpacker knowledge about the capital of the Northern Territory. Check out a couple of pictures of Darwin and read on. Mindil...
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Byron Bay – The Backpackers Dream?

Byron Bay is one of the backpacker's most favorite spot on the east coast of Australia. It used to be quite an alternative place, however, we didn't notice much of that anymore. Anyways, it is...
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7 Must-See Places in Sydney – Don’t Miss Out!

While you hear mostly good things about Melbourne, you hear different things about Sydney: Some hate the city, some love it. Fact is, everyone has to make their own picture of Sydney! In fact,...
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Getting Around in Sydney – Public Transportation

For about 50 dollars you can get a weekly ticket, which allows you to use public transport (bus, train, ferry) in zone 1 for 7 days without limitation. Zone 1 is more than enough...

Coomera North Rest Area – Free Camping South of Brisbane [WITH MAP]

The rest area "Coomera North" is located about 60 km south of Brisbane towards the Gold Coast. This stop is just ideal for those who are looking for a hot shower: In the disabled...
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Bundaberg – Fruit Picking & Backpacker Jobs

In Bundaberg, also known as Bundy, many backpackers come to work here as fruit pickers. The hostels are usually responsible for job placement, which means: If you want a picking job there, you have...

Bundaberg – Free Camping for Backpackers

I have spent a few days in Bundaberg looking for a job. Couldn't find one, but I was camping on quite a nice place by the river. There are BBQs and toilets as well....
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Mon Repos Turtle Center – Bundaberg

Bundaberg is known for sea turtles laying their eggs on the beach there. From November to January you can observe at night how sea turtles lay their eggs. And from January to March, small...
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Bowen – Fruit Picking & Backpacking Jobs

In Bowen you get fruit picking jobs in the same way as in Bundaberg: Only via hostels. For larger farms you can go directly and inquire. We recommend to do that! Usually you can enlist...
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Nimbin – Free Camping & Experience of a Backpacker

The infamous Nimbin is just a bit inland of Byron Bay. This really small tiny place is notorious for its hashish and marihuana consumption. Weed is of course prohibited in Australia, but it's accepted...

When to Buy a Backpacker Car in Melbourne

The best time to buy a backpacker car in Melbourne is around March when the temperatures begin to fall. Melbourne can get quite cold, so every backpacker living in a car is either traveling...

Party in Melbourne or St. Kilda?

Where should I party? In Melbourne or St. Kilda? Should you go out in Melbourne or St. Kilda? I question we weren't sure what the answer was. If you would like to have a night...
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Penguin Watching in St. Kilda

Hi backpackers! This is a quick tip about the penguins in St. Kilda. I didn't know about it, some people just took me with them. Not sure if it's a popular thing, but I...

Rainbow Beach – Camp for Free

If you travel by car to Rainbow Beach and need to free camp there, read here what you need to know. Rainbow Beach is next to Harvey Bay the starting point for trips to...
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Rainbow Beach – Huge Sand Dune – Worth to See?

I am surprised that not more backpackers visit this massive sand dune in Rainbow Beach, since they visit the village anyways. So I thought to share it here, it seems to be some kind...
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Fraser Island – Bus Tour or 4WD?

What is the best way to see Fraser Island? A bus tour or a 4WD drive? The truth is, there is no simple answer to it. Do you feel save to drive a 4WD?...

Airlie Beach – Free Camping

Backpackers who are traveling by car and want to camp in Airlie Beach for free should be warned: At night, the rangers driving around in security cars literally chase them. Here you won't be...
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Whitsunday Islands – Day Trip or Sailing Tour?

Do you need to book a sailing tour or can you visit the Whitsunday Islands on a day trip as well? There is no wrong or right, there is cheaper and more expensive though,...
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Whitehaven Beach – This is My Experience

I would like to share my personal experience when I went to the Whitsunday Islands. The Whitsundays are an archipelago, to some a tropical paradise. Many love them, some leave a bit disappointed. I...
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Noosa – Free Camping & Tips for Backpackers

Noosa is said to be a bit of a snobbish tourist destination, but it's still beautiful here. Most striking are the villas that Noosaville and the main town of Noosa Heads have to offer. In...

Mount Kosciuko National Park – Guide

If you travel between Sydney and Melbourne you can take your chance to drive the Great Alpine Road. You will encounter the Snowy Mountains and the National Park area with Australia's highest mountain, Mount...
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Wilsons Promontory Park – Camping, Hiking & Things to Do

The Wilsons Promontory National Park is one of Australia's most popular national parks. That is because it's relatively close to Melbourne and the camping ground there is quite luxurious compared to other national parks...
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Phillip Island – Secret Things to Do

An Experience Review of Phillip Islands Hi guys! I have spent a couple of days on Phillip Islands and would like to share the top 2 things I did there. Penguin watching Every day, punctually after sunset...

Cockatoos @ Great Ocean Road

Hey guys! What we experienced seems to be a common and spectacular thing at Lorne by the Great Ocean Road. If you go there you really need to check this out! There, at the small...
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Great Ocean Road – Best Places to See

The Great Ocean Road is an absolute must-see for Australia! From Melbourne you can easily book tours. The trip, though, would be better with your own vehicle or rental car in any case. Some providers...

Australian Open – A Visitor Guide

The Australia Open, one of the biggest tennis events, takes place every year from the middle to the end of January. The cheapest way to watch the AO are ground passes, which are relatively...

Formula 1 Australian Gran Prix in Melbourne – an Experience

When you are in Melbourne during the Formula 1 race you should defnitely take the chance to see this mega event. Traditionally, the season opener of the F1 World Championship takes place here in...
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Ballarat near Melbourne – Worth the Visit?

Ballarat, the gold rush city, is one of the oldest cities in Australia and it looks like it too. Gold was found here already in the early days of colonization in Australia, and people...
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Hinze Dam – Our Experience to Advancetown Lake

The area around the Hinze Dam on Advancetown Lake, just behind the Gold Coast, is perfect for a day trip from Brisbane or the Gold Coast. The Hinze Dam supplies drinking water for the approximately...
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Jervis Bay National Park – Backpacking Guide

Jervis Bay, the national park in the south of Sydney, is definitely a place you should visit if you are traveling between Melbourne and Sydney. If you travel from Sydney to Melbourne or the...

Backpacker Jobs in Port Hedland

Port Hedland is basically just a town for workers. The city lives practically from the mining company BHP Billiton. There is nothing else really going on here. On travel guides, you might read about...
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Karijini National Park – Complete Guide

The Karijini National Park is located about 300 kilometers south of Port Hedland. The special feature of Karijini Park, one of the best national parks in Australia, are the deep ravines in which water...

Free Camping in Broome

There are a few spots where you can camp for free in your car. Approximately 10km outside the city there is an information bay, where at night backpacker cars and campervans drive up. Signs...
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8 Things To Do in Broome

Broome is an absolute tourist town. 15,000 people live here, while in the high season (May-August) it can reach up to 60,000 people. Broome has some attractions that you should not miss out on....

Boarder Crossing: Northern Territory to Western Australia – Remember this!

If you are traveling from the Northern Territory to Western Australia (or the other way round) you need to know a couple of things. Time difference between NT and WA First of all, there is a...