The Ultimate Road Trip Itinerary | 5 Weeks in Tasmania

We spent 5 months working in the little town of Strahan, furiously saving for the next chapter of our travels. When April 2016 rolled around and Targa zoomed past in a cloud of dust, it was finally time to take full advantage of our unusually healthy financial situations and the pure luxury of ample time, two things backpackers are normally scraping the bottom…

A Launceston Getaway

A few weeks back myself and Yasmin were granted the rare luxury of two days off… TOGETHER. This miracle required action, so without haste, we chose a new location to explore and booked ourselves into a hostel. We packed weekend bags and plenty of car snacks for Yas (she gets cranky without a constant supply of…

From One Island to Another | Kangaroo Island to Tasmania

Leaving Kangaroo Island was incredibly emotional and many tears were shed. Over the three and a half months, we forged some great relationships with an incredible bunch of people and also fell in love with the island itself. That’s the thing about travelling, saying goodbye is an all too common affair and something you have…

Day 5: Horse Riding in the Huon Valley

I awoke on the morning of my 26th birthday with a fuzzy head. Once more, we were up and away at sunrise, as we had an early ferry to catch back to the mainland. The weather had improved a little so we stopped off at Bruny Island Neck on the way, with the promise of…

Day 4: Hopping Over to Bruny Island

It was a cold, drizzly start. The sun that we had enjoyed so much the day before, had obviously decided that one day was enough for us. We set off at the crack of dawn and headed to Kettering, where the car ferry would take us on the 15 minute journey across to the northern…

Day 3: Exploring the Tasman Peninsula

We skipped breakfast and set off from Coles Bay early, anticipating that we would be doing our usual drill of frantically stopping at every beach along the way to our next destination. For the first time since we had arrived in Tassie, the sun was properly out and it was hot – we even turned…

Day 2: Bay Watch

Our second day began with somewhat of a hangover, but we were raring to go so it didn’t last. We scoffed some breakfast, said goodbye to the French guys and German girls and hit the road once more. We began by heading towards Binalong Bay, the southern end of The Bay of Fires. We then…

Day 1: Getting Acquainted with ‘Bruce’

We were up super early the morning of our road trip, mostly due to excitement. Neither of us had driven in a few months and missed the freedom of doing things at our own pace. We practically skipped over to the car rental garage; the nice lady on the desk handed us our keys and…

Tasmania Road Trippin’

The flight from Melbourne to Tassie was short and sweet. Flying over land once more, I could already tell that I was going to fall in love with this place. Below me lay a blue-green blend of mountains, valleys and water and small bush fires littered the landscape, sending thin, white clouds of smoke as…