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    The Lap of Australia – Week Eleven

    28th May to 3rd June Cairns to Cape Tribulation (and back again) So this is it, the final week of our adventure up the East Coast of Australia. From Sydney to Cape Tribulation; a journey of approximately 6,000 kilometres and countless hours on the road. This week we drove from Cairns to Cape Tribulation, visited Port Douglas and snorkelled the Great Barrier Reef. This is the what dreams are made of right? Cape Tribulation Whilst most roadtrippers may end their long journey at Cairns, the largest city for miles, we decided to press on as far as the tarmac goes. Cape Tribulation is quite literally the end of the road,…

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    The Lap of Australia – Week Ten

    21st May to 27th May Bowen to Cairns Wow! I can’t believe we’re here; ten weeks into the lap of Australia and we’ve practically made to the end of stage one. The East Coast of Australia has been travelled by so many people but that’s often where it ends. I’m excited to reach tropical North Queensland but also excited to continue this journey west. However, before we get ahead of ourselves, there’s still a tonne of stuff to see up here. Some of these places need blog posts for themselves which I’ll hopefully get around to. Townsville The first of the two major cities left on the East Coast, I’ve…

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    Sailing the Whitsundays

    The second of the three main East Coast experiences (alongside Fraser Island and the Great Barrier Reef) is the Whitsunday Islands.  Named by, you guessed it, good old Captain Cook, these islands are practically paradise.  Sailing the Whitsundays was definitely on my bucket list. Whitehaven Beach is one of the world’s top ten beaches and Hill Inlet dazzles with its swirling white sands and blue sea.  You’ve probably all seen the pictures, but somethings have to be experienced in person to truly be appreciated. After a lot of research, we decided to just do a day trip out to the islands instead of a two day/two night trip.  The difference…

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    The Lap of Australia – Week Nine

    14th May to 20th May Bundaberg to Bowen After refreshing from our first bit of work in a long time, we spent the start of this week prepping for an epic road trip.  The plan was always to finish the East Coast by the beginning of June.  This meant that we had two weeks to make it up to Cape Tribulation, two hours past Cairns. In honour of passing its service and ahead of a long drive, we treated our van to a wash.  It was nice to look at the van and think, wow you’re pretty decent.  Now the van sparkled like an expensive van should. So, with the…