Lesser-Known Facts About Fraser Island

Shipwreck on Fraser Island (photo: f. ermert) Fraser Island, known as K’Gari to the Aborigines, is located in southeast Queensland, Australia. It’s a popular tourist spot, attracting over 350,000 people a year, yet there are many things about the island you may be surprised to learn. We take a look at some of the lesser-known…

Jack the Ripper: Australia’s Most Dangerous Crocodile

Australia has no shortage of crocodiles. They are all over the place and they can be massive. While visiting Cairns, I may have met the meanest and scariest of them all. His name: Jack the Ripper. In this quick video you can see Jack for yourself and learn how he acquired his name and reputation. If you want to me this croc yourself, you can visit and get tickets for Rainforestation Nature Park. Have fun…and watch out for those teeth! Need to Fly Out this Week?

My 15 Favorite Things to Do in Sydney

The first time I was in Sydney (all the way back in 2007), I spent most of my days sitting in the botanical gardens, reading a book and looking at the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. For so long I had heard about how wonderful and beautiful Sydney was, and there I was experiencing it! Over the years…

General Travel Tips for a Trip to Australia

Australia is seen as the ultimate holiday destination for so many people worldwide, and it’s not difficult to see why. With incredible weather, friendly people, great food and so much to see and do, it’s no surprise that it often tops people’s travel bucket lists. If you’re planning a trip down under, don’t go without reading our list of general travel tips to help keep you safe, healthy and very happy! Money and tax The currency used in Australia is Australian dollars, which you should be able to pick up or order from most good high street banks or…

13 Ways to Explore Sydney on a Budget

As my friends and I drank wine in the shadow of the Opera House, I couldn’t help but be happy – I was back in Sydney for the first time in five years and I was here for over two weeks! “Shall we go somewhere else?” my friends asked. “Sure, let’s get the bill!” I replied. When our check came…

My 18 Favorite Things to Do in Melbourne

Melbourne is one of the funkiest cities in Australia. From its cool architecture to its robust art scene with hip cafés and music, Melbourne is often considered the culture capital of Australia. Its narrow lanes, covered in world-class street art, hide beautiful cafés and beer gardens. The city and I mix well together (last month’s visit was my fourth), and it’s my favorite spot in the country. There’s so much…

5 of the World’s Sexiest Wine Tasting Rooms

Join Vagabondish on Twitter and Facebook. Have you ever noticed how being in a run-down room can make even the best wine taste like disappointment? On the other hand, a $3 bottle can taste amazing when surrounded by friends and a beautifully designed tasting room. The space you are in impacts your perception of what you eat and drink. We know these five tasting rooms could …

Things to do in Brisbane – Everything You Need to Know

Thirteen years ago we met our friend Duncan on a slow boat to Thailand. He was a fun loving Aussie and we’ve been good pals ever since. We met up once before when we were touring the Gold Coast of Queensland, but this year, we finally got the chance to visit him in his hometown of Brisbane. We have always heard great things about Brisbane and after three trips to Australia, we were excited to get the chance explore the sunny city for a few days. It turns out, Brisbane is now one of our…

10 Reasons to Choose Western Australia Next

Winter blues got you down? Even if you live somewhere warm—hell, even in Australia!—these words and images from Rachel of the Global Roaming Blog will have you wanting to head to Western Australia. Enjoy this delightful list, then scroll to the bottom of the article to read more about Rachel! 1. Perth The capital city of Western Australia may be the most…

Five Ways To Enjoy Your Time in Cairns, Queensland, Australia

I have to be honest, Cairns is not my all-time favorite city in Queensland. I enjoyed my time there, but when compared to many of the other, gorgeous spots around the Australian state it frankly pales in comparison. But then I realized that visiting Cairns really isn’t about visiting Cairns – sorry Cairns – it’s about the amazing experiences …

7 Unusual Things To Do In Australia

With the Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach and the Great Barrier Reef around, it’s no wonder Oz wins over travellers. However, if you’re looking for more unusual things to do in Australia, take a look at this handy list. They’re all travel-tested, by me, and they’ll all add an extra slice of depth and adventure to a trip Down Under. So, without…

Why Tasmania is Australia’s Most Weirdly Wonderful State

The town of Lower Crackpot Australia. It’s a big country. There’s so much to see and do, it’s hard to narrow down what does and doesn’t deserve your attention. When people ask me for advice, I usually rattle off a long list of places to eat and drink in Sydney, tell them they have to go to Melbourne and insist that they make time for Tasmania. Australia’s most southern state is often…

It’s Aussie by Air New Zealand Time!

It’s been nearly two years since we were last in Australia. It was February, 2014 and we spent two glorious weeks in Queensland’s tropical North doing everything from diving the Great Barrier Reef, hanging out at Surfers Paradise, and exploring the Daintree Rainforest. Australia by Air New Zealand This trip to Australia is taking us to places we have yet to visit and we are very excited to explore more…

Wandering Wives – Kangaroo Spotting

Driving north on a day trip from Perth, there are two outstanding national parks well worth a visit. Both of the naturally beautiful parks are great places to relax and visitors should easily manage to spot a Kangaroo or two. If you set off early enough, you could see them both in one day. Nambung national park is around two hours’ drive from Perth and Yanchep national park is less than hour from…