All posts filed under: australia

Hamilton Island

Originally posted on Little Brantley Abroad:
Imagine turquoise water so clear you can see straight to the bottom, coral in neon green and bright purple, and sunsets that pierce the sky with pink rays of light…well that pretty much sums up Hamilton Island. The main reason we booked a trip to Hamilton was to visit the Great Barrier Reef, but it turns out the island was pretty incredible itself. Here’s my guide to planning the perfect trip to Hamilton Island: Booking: When researching this trip for my parents and I, there were quite a few different options for the Great Barrier Reef ranging from where to stay, how to get there, and what to see. We chose to stay on the gorgeous Hamilton Island (which is part of the famous Whitsunday Islands). The easiest way to book everything on the island is through their website. I didn’t know this at the time, but the Hamilton Island company owns and runs everything on the island- making it super easy to book everything. Arrival: The flight was not…

The Perfect Day In Bondi

Originally posted on Little Brantley Abroad:
Today marks my last day in Bondi Beach before I head home for the holidays. I don’t know how, but from the moment I arrived, this beach town felt like home to me. Yes, it is a beautiful beach with attractive Aussie men running around 😉 but there is so much more to it. The people here are so kind and filled with great energy, anything you need is just a few steps away, and it has provided me with more incredible sunsets than I could have ever imagined. If you have a trip to Sydney planned, don’t miss out on a day in this spectacular place. Here’s how to have the perfect day in Bondi: Breakfast in Bondi: The restaurants in Bondi are so good that I will be posting a full article about all the delicious places to get brekkie, but for the sake of this post, I would recommend Speedos Cafe! Not only is their food amazing to photograph, it’s also delicious. (Below are their cronuts and pink…

Escape: Far North Queensland

 We are currently in beautiful Far North Queensland, where the spectacular rainforest meets the warm calm waters of the Coral Sea. Here are a few snaps from the trip so far, we will have a full detailed post coming soon, once we can drag ourselves away from the beautiful sandy beaches. Love ELE x

Escape: Port Fairy, Australia

 We have been lucky enough to spend another beautiful weekend in the gorgeous town of Port Fairy in Australia. This picture was snapped at East Beach after a two hour walk along the coastline, the pretty spring flowers were in full bloom and the ocean was so calm and inviting. For more details on the town including where to eat and where to stay see our previous Port Fairy post. Happy Sunday x

Happy Fry-Day!

Originally posted on simonemckenna.com:
With one blog post I am going to make your Friday go from Fri-Day to Fry-Yay! You heard it here first Perth-ites… Lord of the Fries is bringing it’s delicious fries with a side of burgers to the people of Perth! That’s right! After months of requests, the Lords will be opening the doors to their first West Coast store in late 2015. Although I can’t tell you the exact date or location just yet, I can tell you that it will be in the Perth CBD and by following simonemckenna.com you will be the first to hear all about the new store and  grand opening! If you’re not familiar with the Lords, the idea was born from late night snack excursions in 2004, where founders Mark and Mandy met while living in Taiwan. Their love of fries (and each other) drew them closer, while their conscience led them to look for alternate solutions to the chemical and beef tallow laden options on the market. They were seeking perfection in the form of golden and crunchy fries that used…

8 miles

Originally posted on It Started in Oxford:
We landed in London Heathrow and spent the next hour and a half on the Piccadilly line to get to Delfina’s house in Highbury & Islington. Although exhausted from our 5am start, we managed to hold a conversation with an elderly Australian couple for a whole 9 stops. I learnt that they had recently bought a house in Richmond, swapped summers between the UK and Australia, and loved my ignorance regarding illogical Australian phrases like “How you going?”. We finally got to Delfina’s, showered, and swiftly made our way to a nearby cafe called Fink’s Salt & Sweet which is everything I need in a cafe, complete with Victorian packaging vibes. The weather was cool compared to Berlin and we felt like walking, so we went towards the canal via Clissold Park. The best part was the deer, and the goats were pretty cute. There was also a greenhouse with exotic butterflies in a geodesic dome but it was closed that one day we were there. Always nice to have animals…

My Backpacking Australia Checklist

Originally posted on Greasepaint & Good Times:
With my trip to Australia being next week (!) I thought it was time to sort out my own backpacking checklist, so I can share it with all of you. As this is my first time backpacking (sort of) I’m as new to this as you may be, and want to share the tips I’ve learnt so far in my travelling journey with you guys. If you are an avid backpacker and travel more than me, please let me know if you have any tips or anything you could add to my checklist. This checklist isn’t going to be a full list of what i’m taking, as you can probably sort out what clothes you’re taking yourself, but it lists the essentials and/or things that I think will be helpful that other people may or may not have thought about. Packing cubes. I am a big fan of “Backpacking Bananas”. She started off like us, with a WordPress blog, and moved onto YouTube to put everyone’s minds to rest about what…