Luna Park Melbourne

By | September 5th, 2013|Australia, Photo of the week|

Luna Park Melbourne was the first of five Luna Parks to set up in Australia.  Of the five, only the parks in Melbourne and Sydney remain. First opened in December 1912, Melbourne's Luna Park has been through somewhat of a torrid time ... evident in the strained/scary looking 'Mr Moon' face that houses it's entrance. [...]

Coogee to Bondi coastal walk

By | November 7th, 2012|Australia, Photographic Inspiration|

The Coogee to Bondi coastal walk was one of my favourite things to do during my time in Sydney.  Considering its absolutely free, its value is un-quantifiable   Not a particularly difficult walk, but at 6km and allowing for stop offs it could take around 3 hours.  Be prepared for a few steps and hilly parts, but he [...]

Top 5 adventure activities on Australia’s east coast

By | September 19th, 2012|Australia, Top 5's|

Australia's east coast is a party mecca, but believe it or not, there is more to do than get your party on.  Yes the party scene is immense and yes you'll meet loads of wicked cool people (that's right I said wicked cool), but there's honestly other things you should be spending your hard earned saving on [...]

The Great Ocean Road and the 12 Apostles – Pic(s) of the week

By | August 31st, 2012|Australia, Photo of the week|

The Great Ocean Road or more to the point, driving down The Great Ocean Road is a must for any backpacker visiting Melbourne.  Hiring a car or taking a day tour is easy enough and also within budget so there are really no excuses. Shock horror, I didnt have the best of times in Melbourne. I know, blasphemy. [...]

Uluru and Ayers Rock

By | February 16th, 2012|Australia, Photographic Inspiration|

Its miles away from anything, but those miles are worth travelling.  On Sunday the Feb 4th 2007 I finally made it out of my Sydney base where i'd been for over two months, even if it was only for a sort time. I caught my morning flight with Emirates to Ayers Rock where I joined [...]

Goon – the Australian ‘delicacy’ and backpacker right of passage

By | January 13th, 2012|Australia, Random/Funnies|

Last night I went to see Goon at the cinema. Its about a fella who's not the brightest, but who has decent morals and an amazing ability to punch people and make them bleed ... honestly, other than fighting on ice hockey rinks he appears to be a very sound fellow. For the last month or so i've [...]

Spot X, Surf Camp, Australia

By | September 26th, 2011|Australia, Photo of the week|

As a part of my Oz Experience bus tour up the east coast of Australia, a nights accomdation and a surf lession were included, sweet! Setting out from Sydney, our buses first port of call for said surf lesson and nights stop over was a place called Spot X.  Its located in a National Marine [...]

Sydney in a day

By | September 13th, 2011|Australia, Travel, Travel tips|

I lived/dossed in Sydney for the best part of 3 months between 2006 and 2007. In that time I think I got to know the place pretty well and would quite often just wander around the city, taking in the atmosphere whilst slowley cooking in my embarrassingly pale English skin.  There's so many awesome things to see [...]

The time I got scammed, Sydney 2006

By | August 24th, 2011|Australia, Travel, Travel tips|

I probably didn’t have the best of timing when I arrived in Sydney looking for a job just 10 days before xmas. However come early January when my bank card was screaming at me due to exhaustion, I scored a job as a removals man ... or so I thought. The ‘chance’ meeting I met my [...]

Cape Tribulation in Photos

By | July 8th, 2011|Australia, Photographic Inspiration, Travel|

When I was working my way up the east coast of Australia it was evident that Cairns was the last stop for most people.  I suppose it was logical, it had an airport which would shepherd people over to New Zealand, or maybe even Thailand, but why?  Why were so many people ignoring what was [...]