What she order? Fish filet – Gagaju to Noosa

21st November Today we were to head back to civilisation once again. No more canoeing. No more camping in the bush. No more lizards casually walking through the kitchen. No more finding out your food has been eaten by mice. No more water taps in trees. But most importantly no more spiders on every corner. Yet…

The hare and the tortoise – Noosa Everglades

19th November Today we undertook what can only be described as the Tongariro crossing on water. 14km (8.7miles) of canoeing against the current! My arms are currently buzzing, not quite understanding what has just happened to them. The Noosa Everglades are one of only two Everglades in the world, the other being in Florida (and…

Wicked Travelling – Byron Bay to Brisbane

15th and 16th November So it turns out that there is very little to do in Byron Bay when it rains. We had already done the cinema and now we were out of ideas. We didn’t fancy making ourselves into lightening rods while surfing, so onward to the wicked travel shop for free wifi. This…

Looney Times – Luna Park, Sydney to Byron Bay

13th and 14th November The came and it rained and rained again and then it rained some more. The prospect of a 13 hour bus overnight meant that we HAD to get out during the day, come rain or shine or hangovers. Very leisurely we packed our ever filling bags and set off for Luna Park. This…

Shelf Cloud – the return to Sydney

10 and 11th November Sydney again. The great city was once again in our reaches and this time it was the chance for the veteran travellers to introduce the sights and sounds to Alice. Bus from Canberra to Sydney and a short walk to the new hostel saw us settled for some sight seeing days….

City Hopping – Melbourne to Canberra

7th, 8th, 9th November When in Melbourne brunch is apparently the thing to do, and when better to brunch than after a heavy night of celebration and cider. Brunswick St – apparently the hippest place in town for brunch and it soon became clear why, everything was organic, dairy free, gluten free, paleo – avocado…

Second time lucky – MONA to Melbourne

4th November Today we were to give MONA another go after yesterday’s complete failure. This, we convinced ourselves, actually worked best for getting to Hobart airport later. So we rolled up to the gates and to our relief found that, this time, it was open. We had already heard that MONA (the Museum of Old…

Inescapable – Port Arthur, Tasmania

3rd November Ever wake up feeling something isn’t right? Yeah, my ankle wasn’t right. That old Bali coral injury had come back to haunt me. Swollen, itchy and red, my head was saying that this must be the bruising coming out, despite it being fine since the incident. Something was telling me I needed to…