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The best of Australia: 2 years living and working down under

The best of Australia: 2 years living and working down under

PHOTO BLOG. Living somewhere gives you a completely different perspective than visiting for a few days. Australia has stunning scenery, especially beaches, but it also has a whole lot of nothing! A whistle stop tour of the sights doesn’t let you appreciate just how much outback there is, an endless untamed wilderness. in between the many hours of driving, passing the same old landscape, when you do finally arrive at points of interest it becomes clear why people will travel so far to be here…

Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia

Bondi Beach, Sydney. Only a few major cities of the world have a beach this awesome within 15 minutes of the City Centre. Its location and international fame makes it one of the busiest beaches in Australia, but still worth a visit. Read more about our time in Sydney (With Video)

Coral, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

The Great Barrier Reef. Its another major tourist destination, for a reason! The reef is huge, so finding a spot to yourself can be done! Read about our experience at the Great Barrier Reef

Waterfall, Lamington National Park

One of many waterfalls at Lamington National Park, Gold Coast Hinterland. Go for a trek and perhaps bump into a hissing blue crab/lobster thing… strange!

Byron Bay Lighthouse

The lighthouse at Byron Bay. One of many old lighthouses strewn along the East coast of Australia

The Glass House Mountains, Queensland.

The Glasshouse mountains, peaks pierce the sky between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. Read more about things to see/do on the Sunshine Coast.

The Big Banana, Coffs Harbour, NSW

Australia is big. The people like big things. All around the country you will find big versions of various fruits, foods and many other weird and wonderful things! In Coffs Harbour, NSW, we find the “Big Banana”!

City circle tram, Melbourne

Melbourne, like Sydney, is a great city for international visitors – and you can ride the vintage city circle tram around the city for free. Find out some more cool things to do in our Melbourne top 5.

Ayers Rock, the unmissable Australian icon! You’ve seen the photos, but it is nothing like experiencing it for yourself. Not known as a budget destination, but there are ways of doing it on the cheap, read our Ayers rock on a budget guide.

Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast, Queensland. Boasting some of the best beaches in Australia, the amazing scenery can sometimes be ruined by the overflow of holiday makers… Read our Gold Coast Beach guide for more info.

This sunset may not appear to have much to do with wine, but the photo was taken right in the heart of the Barossa Valley, arguably the best wine region in Australia. Read more about visiting South Australia’s wine regions on a budget.

Whitehaven beach. The unspoilt, undeveloped pure white sand beach stretches on for 7km. If you want to know where beach paradise is, you just found it. Read more about our sailing adventure to Whitehaven Beach.

My first ever “big city New Years Eve firework experience” was in Brisbane, 1st Jan 2013. The buzz was electric, of course, and its a bucket list tick that I’ve been meaning to do for years. Read our Top 10 Things do do in Brisbane for under $5.