All Aboard!

I boarded the Oz experience bus on a rainy grey day in Sydney. I have this theory that there is a government conspiracy to make people think it's always sunny when actually it's not. Advertising and media coverage would have you believe that everyone sits...

Oz Experience v Greyhound

I was to travel around Australia by bus, which is the best way to travel if you're by yourself and want to meet people. I did it with Oz experience, but you can travel by Greyhound as well, which is like Oz experience without the...

Drunk in Manly

My Aussie friend Abbie is perhaps one of the drunkest people I have met. At Oktoberfest she was photographed wearing her sunglasses and Aladdin pants on a drip in hospital. I met Abbie in Portugal and this time I arranged to meet her half way...

Bondi Rescue!

Once I’d had enough of the city I took the bus to Bondi to stay in Surfside Backpackers. The great thing about staying in Bondi is that you have the best of both worlds- you can go to the beach but you can also take...

Day 3: Kings Canyon and Heart Attack Hill

If enough people haven't already died from climbing Uluru, you can also have the opportunity to hit the bucket on Heart Attack Hill. We had to start the Kings Canyon walk very early in the morning to avoid the sizzling heat of the afternoon, and...

Big Rock Tour: To climb or not to climb?

Today was Big Rock day. A day devoted entirely to Uluru. At the ungodly hour of 4am we all packed away our sleeping bags and stumbled around in the dark to the bus to go and watch the sunrise over Uluru. Although not as mesmerising...

Big Rock Tour: Sunsets and flies!

At 6am, with a hangover from hell after my St Paddy's Day shennanigans, I jumped aboard the Adventure Tours Bus. People tend to think that Alice Springs is somehow quite close to the big rock, like how Americans think London is somehow close to Manchester,...

St Paddy’s Day in Alice Springs

I knew I was going to like Alice Springs. I expected it to be like going back 50 years, with Crocodile Dundee walking through a set of swing doors wearing a cork hat and starting a bar fight. I wanted to see the real outback-...

The Best Backpacker Bars in Australia

Cheeky Monkeys, Byron Bay- Wherever you go in Australia you'll always hear of this bar. Where else can you dance on the tables, see people playing twister in their underwear and win prizes by attaching clothes pegs to your face. And make sure you get...