Road Trip Ideas for Touring Australia

Friday, 17 July 2020
When most people think of a road trip, they tend to think of a staycation of some kind, but a road trip can be a brilliant way to explore a country you are less familiar with or a chance to spend a weekend away on a vacation adventure. Australia is an excellent choice for a road trip. The highways are long and straight and in good condition. Not only that there are so many places to visit, but you will also likely need to return in the future. 

The Great Ocean Road 

The Great Ocean Road runs along Australia's southern coast and takes in spectacular ocean views, cliff faces, shipwrecks wrecks, and the famous Twelve Apostles. The gorgeous limestones stacks are a triumphant sight that cannot be missed. Make sure that you also stop by the Gibson Steps to truly take in the marvel and gain a unique appreciation for just how massive these limestone stacks are. There are also many rivers, rainforests, and extinct volcanoes along the way to stop off at and explore. The drive spans about 400 kilometres and takes about ninety minutes to complete. 

Perth To Ningaloo 

This west coast drive begins in Perth where you can rent a car from Ace Rent A Car and hit the road. The trip is around 1200 kilometres in length and takes in some incredible natural beauty. This coastal drive runs along the line where the azure Indian ocean meets the orange arid land of the Australian subcontinent. Along the way, there are shark and dolphin bays to visit and stunning vistas. When you arrive in the city of Ningaloo there are plenty of shops and restaurants to enjoy, and to stock up on for your return. This is an unforgettable day out on the Australian highway. 

Gibb River Road 

The Gibb River Road was constructed in the 1960s to transport cattle. It is a 660-kilometre road that runs through the heart of WA's Kimberley from Derby to Wyndham. It is not a coastal road, but if you appreciate ancient aboriginal rock art, thundering waterfalls, and fascinating gorges, then this road trip is right for you. If you travel this road don't miss out on the Bell Gorge. It can be a mission to find, but it's well worth the effort - a multi-tiered waterfall crashes down the red sandstone cliff face into several refreshing pools that are excellent for swimming in. 

Tasmania's East Coast 

If you're feeling more adventurous, take a trip to the island of Tasmania and explore its east coast by car. This road trip has everything, including spectacular countryside, ocean views, and wildlife. But if you're a foodie, or interested in Australia's history this one should catch your fancy. Tasmania's east coast is not only spectacular; it is also hushed. It produces some of the most beautiful wine and cheese, and seafood in the world, and offers many spots for wildlife watching or strolling on empty beaches. 

The Savannah Way 

More adventurous types might prefer road trips that are a bit more challenging. The Savannah Way could be the one to meet your expectations. It is a 3700-kilometre drive that links The Cairns in North Queensland with Broome in the stunning Kimberley region. The trip encompasses 15 national parks with all kinds of wildlife, waterfalls, and gorges to experience. You will be impressed by its ancient and formidable landscapes. 

Which of these road trips would you like to go on the most? Have you done any of these road trips in the past? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

And until next time...
Stay Curious!!


Finding the Best Transportation Methods to Get Across Australia

Thursday, 25 June 2020
It’s no secret that Australia is a massive country. While this place is large, though, the vast majority of it is covered with land that very little has been done with. You can travel for hundreds of miles without seeing another person, and most tourists choose to stick to the coast when they are in the land of Aus. Of course, though, you may not want to do this and will need to figure out the best transport methods to get yourself across the massive piece of land. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring the best forms of transport to use when you’re travelling across Australia.


What to Do to Relax Your Mind and Body

Saturday, 13 June 2020
Relaxing sounds like the easiest thing in the world, right? But most of us know only too well than when you try to do it in practice, it’s anything but. There are so many things going on around you in the world and lots of pressures and responsibilities that pile up. And with all that on you remind, relaxing your body and your mind becomes very difficult indeed. Here are some of the tips and ideas that might help you to do this better.

13 Misconceptions Americans Hold About Australia

Friday, 27 March 2020
A few weeks back we tackled 13 Misconceptions Australians Hold About Americans. So naturally, it's only fair we address the reverse. Whilst, albeit, the misconceptions towards Americans lean in a more negative tone, this list will show that Aussie stereotypes are not without fault. We're putting some of the most common misconceptions to the test and finding out just how true they are. 


How to Beat the Quarantine Blues

Friday, 20 March 2020
With most countries around the world starting to go into lockdown, it wouldn't be unreasonable for people to feel anxious and apprehensive. The lack of control, the fear, it can get to anyone. So what happens if you're in one of the countries who has placed a "shelter in place" order? What in gods green earth are you supposed to do to pass the time? I mean, it's one thing to choose to remain indoors for 14 days. It's an entirely different ball game when you're forced to stay indoors for 14 days. Don't worry, we've come up with 31 ways to help pass the time and beat the quarantine blues. 

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13 Misconceptions Australians Hold About the US

Friday, 6 March 2020
When you hear anything about the US, what images pop into your mind? The past few years, the US hasn't exactly had the best reputation internationally. But I'm not going to dive into that can of worms in this post. Instead, I'm going to try and break some of the misconceptions Australians hold towards US citizens.

I always love having conversations with people about my home country. It can be quite entertaining to hear some of the things they think happen in the US. We as people are swift to judge and it doesn't always paint places in the best light. So let's tackle some of these misconceptions and try to understand where some of these myths came from. 


7 Weight Loss Tips You Should Avoid

Friday, 28 February 2020
It's still relatively early in the year, which means some people are still on their weight loss journey new years resolution. It seems like every time you open social media, there is a new weight loss product, a new weight loss diet, or changes to what we know about food in general. With all the misinformation going around, it can be hard to know what in the world we actually should be doing. 

Now, let me preface this post by stating, I am not a nutritionist, physical trainer, nor do I hold degrees in biology, kinesiology, or anything relating to physical health. The tips I'm sharing are solely on my own health and wellbeing mistakes as well as information that has been given to me by actual professionals. So take it with a grain of salt or trust my word, it's up to you. 

Trying to up your overall wellbeing but have no idea what advice to listen to, I have some times on what weight loss advice you should absolutely avoid. 

8 Amazing Inclusive Activities in Melbourne

Friday, 21 February 2020
Summer break can be a fun and exciting time. School break means getting to spend quality time with your little ones. However, for some, the summer break can be nerve-wracking. Neurodiverse families often struggle with the increase in crowds, noises, and sensory input this time of the year. It can be quite isolating for these families. 

Thankfully, Melbourne is taking steps to make the summer break more inclusive for all families! Several local activities are perfect for all families and all abilities. Here are some of our favourites:

**Please note, due to the fires in Victoria it may not be safe to access some of the activities mentioned. Please make sure you do your research before taking your family to any of these suggestions. If you haven't already, download the VicEmergency app to keep yourself informed**

7 Reasons You Shouldn't Be Afraid to Tackle a Spartan Race

Friday, 14 February 2020
Exercise, the one word that many people living in a western country either love or hate. It can be quite a divisive word. People are proud of the fact they do not exercise whilst others find extreme power and pride in the exercise routine. Regardless of whether you're the former or the later, most people shudder at the idea of running a Spartan race.  

But y'all, Spartans really aren't as unattainable as you think! Can you walk/run 5kms? If so, you can probably do a Spartan. Now I know that statement will cause people to absolutely LOSE THEIR SH*T, Spartans are by no stretch easy, BUT they are 100%, absolutely, attainable. Your biggest obstacle is your own mind! So whether you think I'm batsh*t crazy, lying through my teeth, or spot on, here are my reasons why you shouldn't be afraid to give a Spartan race a go. 


All-Inclusive Resorts: Are They Worth It?

Friday, 7 February 2020
Let's be honest, I'm very much a budget traveller. But as I've started getting older, I've found, on occasion, I much prefer convenience over saving a little bit of money. However, for some reason, I was never drawn to all-inclusive resorts. 

All-inclusive resorts typically include all your meals and beverages within the rate. Occasionally, these rates will also include activities around the resort. This can take the hassle out of trying to find the perfect restaurant within budget. But are they really worth it?

Recently, I had my first all-inclusive resort experience. Here are some of the pro's and con's I found about staying in the resort. Now, a small caveat: I have only ever stayed in one all-inclusive resort. My opinions are solely based on this. I'm sure not all resorts are the same. 


The 2020 Challenge: Running 2020 Miles in a Year

Friday, 31 January 2020
Before the start of the new year, my booty got one of the craziest ideas. Throughout the entire year of 2020, I would run 2020kms. Simple right? My maths inhibited brain did some (rather poor) mental math and concluded this goal was completely attainable. I started to question whether or not it would actually be that challenging. So like any sane person, I signed myself up for the 2020 challenge except in miles. For my metric system loving readers, this meant I need to run 3,250.9 km throughout the entire year. 

Y'all I have no bloody clue what I was thinking! This roughly equates to 10 km per day! When you're working full time in a sedentary role, those km are hard to come by. You may now be asking yourself, "how in the heck are you going to manage that throughout the entire calendar year?". Like most of my crazy challenge ideas, I've broken my approach into more manageable, achievable goals. Here are my tips for tackling the 2020 challenge. 


Where Did Adventures in Aussieland Go? And Why It Won't Happen Again

Friday, 24 January 2020
2019 was not the year for consistency here at Adventures in Aussieland. Let's be honest, if you've been a reader since the inception of this blog, consistency has never really been my thing. I know, I know. In the blogging world, that's just not how it's done. Consistency and predictability for my readers are essential.