General thoughts and advice about your East Coast trip in Australia

As many backpackers, and especially those who travel on their own, I had planned my East Coast journey before I started it. It was the first time for me to travel that way: Usually I am the kind of person who doesn't plan anything and prefers to arrive and decide spontaneously. However, for Australia's East…

Cairns: 22nd to 25th November 2016

After almost two weeks of tours and people around me all the time, I felt just like in paradise when I arrived in my hostel in Cairns where I had my own room and a big bed... the first time since I had arrived in Australia in August! All I wanted was being with myself,…

Airlie Beach and Whitsunday Islands: 19th to 22nd November 2016

After Fraser Island, I was really excited to finally get to see the Whitsundays Islands, because they are to most a really important part of their East Coast journey and I had heard so many things about them. They are actually 74 islands all in all, but only three of them are normally visited by…

Town of 1770 – 18th of November 2016

I spent one day and one night in the small town of 1770, which is named after the year of its discovery. The accommodation “Southern Cross hostel” was a beautiful place surrounded by trees and a swimming pool, very good to relax and close to nature. However, the reason for visiting this quite unknown city was…

Fraser Island: 15th to 17th November 2016

Fraser Island – or K'gari, in the Aboriginal language – is the biggest sand island in the world, one of Australia's twelve natural world heritages and to most the absolute highlight on their east coast trip. I've had the chance to spend three amazing days on this awesome place. After one night in a hostel…

Noosa: 12th to 14th November 2016

Noosa is, according to Graham, the manager of Backpacker's World Travel where I work in Sydney, "a holiday in a holiday", and that is absolutely true. After two nights in this small town, I had kind of the same feeling as when I leave a spa after one day: Slightly tired, but comfortably warm and…

Byron Bay: 10th to 12th November 2016

First impression: lovely, but lonely It seems to me that I am not used to travel by myself anymore! It feels so strange, arriving in Byron Bay, my first stop on Australia's East Coast, and noone is there with whom I can talk. I tried though, and although I was told people in this corner…