Melbourne Australian Open

In Love with Melbourne – The Ultimate Guide to this Beauty

    With almost 5 million inhabitants, Melbourne is the second largest Australian city (after Sydney). Before Canberra was “constructed”, Melbourne served as the interim capital city of Australia. Melbourne is the “coffee” capital of Australia – the entire city is full of cafés and Melbournians claim that in Melbourne you will get one of […]
The Twelve Apostles at sunset

Great Days on a Great Road: The “Great Ocean Road”

    The Great Ocean Road is not really different from other Australian roads, highways and freeways – with one distinctive feature: it is highly spectacular and you don’t want to drive fast (yes, Australians are not the big inventors of fast driving and real highways – as an Austrian or even a German, driving […]
Sydney Opera House

3 Days in Sydney: Our Highlight Guide

    We spent 3 days in Sydney (+ 2 more for SYDNYE – New Years’ Eve in Sydney), which was enough time to get an impression of the city and explore the most important highlights. However, you can easily spend a week or 10 days in the city and still, you won’t get bored. […]

Highlights from Brisbane to Sydney – Cruising the Pacific Highway Part 2

The first part of the Pacific Highway had lots of highlights to offer – we were really looking forward to the rest of it. And, of course, also to finally reaching Sydney and exploring Australia’s biggest city and spend New Years’ Eve there. But before that, we had another 520 kilometers (320 miles) ahead of […]
Pacific Highway overlooking Dolphin Point

Highlights from Brisbane to Sydney – Cruising the Pacific Highway Part 1

After we had successfully completed the 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles) from Cairns to Brisbane, we were really glad to finally leave the Bruce Highway behind us. Driving such a long distance is not a real challenge for us (we drove 6,000 kilometers / 3,730 miles in South Africa) but travelling this distance on the Bruce […]
Wilson Promontory Lookout overview over peninsula

Southernmost Australia: 1 Day in Wilsons Promontory

Wilsons Promontory (Oz Slang: Wilsons Prom) is a peninsula that accommodates the southernmost point on the Australian mainland – South Point. It is located in Victoria – only about 3 hours drive from Melbourne. The majority of the area is National Park area and therefore, protected – Wilsons Promontory National Park and Wilsons Promontory Marine […]
Three Sisters at Sunset

Hiking in Australia: Welcome to the Blue Mountains

    The Blue Mountains The Blue Mountains are a mountain range in New South Wales – they start 60 kilometers west of Sydney. They are located in the Blue Mountains National Park and are a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of the biodiversity of the eucalyptus trees that cover the majority of the area. […]
Australia Zoo Kangaroo Feeding

Australia Zoo: A “Crickey” Day in Steve Irwin’s Legacy

Just a friendly notice in case you are feared of snakes and can’t even look at pictures of them … In this article there some some pictures of them. So please decide for yourself if you want to scroll down. We are just mentioning this because Bianca had a really strong phobia until a few […]
Noosa National Park Dolphin Point

Hang-Loosa in Noosa: Exploring the Coastal Walk

After some exciting 4WD-driving in the Great Sandy National Park (Fraser Island and Rainbow Beach), we spent one more day in Noosa to enjoy the beaches and explore Noosa National Park. Noosa is a very cute town at the Noosa River and, of course, the Pacific Ocean. It comprises Noosa National Park, where many walking […]
Fraser Island Lake McKenzie

Fraser Island: 1 Day on the World’s largest Sand Island

    After our excursion to paradise – Whitsunday Islands and Whitehaven Beach – we continued south towards our next destination: Fraser Island. There are two major gateways to the island: Hervey Bay and Noosa, most of the tours leaving from Hervey Bay though. We decided to do the tour from Noosa – as the […]
Whitehaven Beach Couple in sea

Sailing the Whitsunday Islands: White, Whiter, Whiteh(e)aven

    After our short stop at Paronella Park, we continued towards Airlie Beach – the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. We had a quick swim in the ocean at Mission Beach, stopped for a picture at the Golden Gumboot in Tully and got refreshed in the Rock Pool in Townsville. We enjoyed a panoramic […]

Paronella Park – The Dream Continues …

Paronella Park is a real hidden gem – we just found it because friends recommended it to us. It is located in Manor Creek – approximately an hour from Cairns. It is the legacy of José Paronella, a Spanish immigrant, who created the park for public entertainment in the early 1930s. Once upon a time […]
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