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Great Ocean Road Memorial Arch in Melbourne Travel Guide
Australia Melbourne Travel Guide

The Great Ocean Road: Australia’s epic road trip

I wanted to end my time in Melbourne with a bang, so I decided to save the best for last and book myself on a tour of the Great Ocean Road. Below I left for Australia, a friend kindly made a list of recommendations for me. One of the things she said I cannot miss […]

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Your complete October Travel Guide

October for me is peak Autumn time. The evenings are cold enough for a light jacket, pumpkin spiced latte adverts are everywhere, and of course you have Halloween. For a lot of destinations peak tourist season is over. Making it a great time to grab a weekend away at a bargain. It doesn’t need to […]

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A train travelling through France, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
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Your complete August Travel Guide

Singapore You’re hard pressed to find a bad time to visit Singapore. Because of its proximity to the equator you can rely on warm weather nearly year round. As August is one of Singapore’s driest months, that makes it the perfect time to explore Singapore’s street stalls. If you are a food lover then Singapore […]

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Australia: Know before you Go Guide

For as long as I can remember, Australia has been a haven for Backpackers. Each year with them packing up their backpacks and applying for their visas. Either to kick back and relax as they explore or to stay longer and work their way across the land. But as with any trip, preparation is key, […]

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K'Gari formally known as Fraser Island for travel blog Brads Backpack
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K’Gari, formally Fraser Island, officially renamed by Australian Government.

K’Gari is the original placename for the largest sand island in the world. After Captain James Fraser and his wife Eliza were shipwrecked on the island in the 1830s, it was renamed Fraser Island. Historians suggest that following Ms. Fraser’s rescue, she shared false accounts and stories about the Butchulla people. This resulted in the […]

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Split Point Lighthouse on the Great Ocean Road Australia for Travel Blog Brads Backpack
Australia Melbourne Travel Guide

Split Point Lighthouse: A man walks into a pub

You are sure to come across the Split Point Lighthouse when you explore the Great Ocean Road, and you might take a photo and drive on. But this lighthouse has an incredible story of one man and his beer. I didn’t explore this lighthouse myself as my tour didn’t stop there. But our tour guide […]

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Australia Sydney Travel Guide

Your guide to the Sydney Tower Eye

Whenever you arrive in a city, it can often be overwhelming and a lot to take in. The skyscrapers towering above can be daunting, especially if up until this point you’ve just been travelling through small towns and country roads. So what better way of getting your bearings with a bird’s eye view, and make […]

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Mount Alexandra in the Daintree Rainforest, Queensland Australia
Australia Daintree Tablelands Travel Guide

Mount Alexandra Lookout: The view that frames the ocean

When you travel across Australia, there will be no doubt you’ll come across many beautiful sites and beaches. If you are road-tripping around it can be easy to simply pass some by and never know they existed. So if you’re driving through from Cairns to the Daintree, I urge you to stop and stretch your […]

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Curtain Fig Tree in the Tablelands, Queensland, Australia
Australia Tablelands Travel Guide

Curtain Fig Tree: Towering over the Tablelands

Quick Facts Part of our trip across the tablelands involved us stopping to see the Curtain Fig National Park. This national park is a forest filled with Strangler Fig Trees. The largest of which is nicknamed the Curtain Fig Tree due to its abnormal growth. You will find strangler fig trees a common sight across […]

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Millaa Millaa Falls in the Tablelands Queensland Australia
Australia Tablelands Travel Guide

Millaa Millaa Falls: Waterfalls in the heart of the rainforest

I did not know much about Millaa Millaa falls before my trip to Australia, in fact, I’d never heard of it at all. But near the end of my tour, I was asked to extend it for an extra few days and visit the waterfall circuit. Since I’d had an incredible time so far, I […]

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