Posts in Australia
Scenes from Sydney

Sydney is Australia’s top urban draw for good reason, blending culture, food, and history into a modern metropolis.

Hot Take: Visiting Sydney is a must-do in Australia…we even loved it so much that we would consider living there. (4.0 stars)

Pro Tip: Take a trip on one of the numerous ferries (they’re cheap and will take you to interesting places), since you haven’t quite experienced Sydney until you’ve done it from the water.

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Practical Advice for Sydney's Blue Mountains

A daytrip to the Blue Mountains is a great way to connect with nature and see an impressive collection of Australia’s native eucalyptus trees.

Hot Take: If you’ve already been to the beach and Hunter Valley but are still looking for a Sydney daytrip, then the Blue Mountains are a great way to see Australia’s natural beauty. (3.5 stars)

Pro Tip: Go on a weekday to avoid the crowds and don’t overlook seeing the charming town of Katoomba.

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The Naked Truth About Nudey Beach and the Great Barrier Reef

Every visitor to Australia should to see the Great Barrier Reef; however, the decision to visit the inner reef or outer reef depends on goals, budget, and swimming ability.

Hot Take: Maybe a bit overhyped as an experience, exploring the Great Barrier Reef was our reason to come to Australia and checked off a major bucket list item. (4.5 stars)

Pro Tip: Watch the weather for a calm day, the experience changes dramatically based on the conditions.

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Hunting Vino in the Hunter Valley

Classic wine country charm with heaps to do and see in the Hunter Valley.

Hot Take: You don’t have to be a wine lover to appreciate a day or two in the lovely Hunter Valley, they have microbreweries and cideries as well as scenery is worth the trip all by itself. (4.0 stars)

Pro Tip: Watch your consumption if you self-drive…these wineries pride themselves on generous pours and heaps of wines to try (we split a tasting at every stop and it was plenty of booze).

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Penguins Roadtrip to Phillip Island

A lovely drive to the rural Australian seaside, Phillip Island delivers everything you could hope for in a perfect daytrip.

Hot Take: The penguins are the highlight, but our trip to Phillip Island was the best day of our 2 months in Australia. (5.0 stars)

Pro Tip: Check the weather (you will be outside all day) and go on a weekday to avoid the crowds.

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5 Tricks for a Memorable Great Ocean Road Experience

The Great Ocean Road is amazing, but your experience can be even better by employing a few tricks.

hot take: No visit to Melbourne is complete without a trip down the Great Ocean Road; while it is a long day, you will have memories of it forever. (4.5 stars)

pro tip: pack your patience and a water bottle, the distances are great but worth it.

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