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    WHAT TO SEE IN HOBART, THE CAPITAL OF TASMANIA

    Hobart is the capital of the insular state of Tasmania, in the southeast of Australia.It’s a young city like the rest of Australia, with little more than 200 years of history. Nevertheless its past as penal settlement and present as quiet harbour town make of Hobart a characteristic destination, different from Australian metropolis like Sydney and Melbourne.Thanks to its small dimension – Hobart counts some 200,000 inhabitants – it’s easy to move quickly from one place to the next to visit the surroundings in few days.We spent 4 days in Hobart during our recent 2-week roadtrip in Tasmania, which you can read about here. Here’s what to see in Hobart, both…

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    5 OF THE BEST WATERFALLS IN TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA

    Last month we had the opportunity the explore beautiful Tasmania and among the several natural attractions we visited some of the wildest waterfall we’ve ever seen.Hidden in the deep rainforest, far from urbanisation and included within the protected boundaries of National Parks, waterfalls in Tasmania are nothing short of concealed gems.In this post we list 5 of the best waterfalls in Tasmania and how to reach them. READ ALSO: TASMANIA 2 WEEK ITINERARY GUIDE 1. DIP FALLS Dip Falls are located in the north west of Tasmania, a couple of hours by car from Devonport or from Cradle Mountain.The overall drop over the two levels of the waterfalls measures roughly…

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    ZERO COVID CASES IN MELBOURNE: WE DID IT!

    It hasn’t been easy, the lockdown lasted for months and everyone was affected by it, but we finally got zero cases in Melbourne! After 112 consecutive days of hard restrictions and limited movement, Melbourne has reached the fateful 0 under the heading of new Coronavirus cases. The D-day, or better yet the 0-day, was on 30th October. For the first time since last 9th June, zero new cases have been recorded in Melbourne metropolitan area and in the whole state of Victoria. We waited some more days just to be sure in wasn’t all an illusion. Well today it’s the 13th straight day with zero new Covid cases. ALSO READ: What…

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    LIFE IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN: THE REPUBLIC OF VANUATU

    Last Spring, having to get out and back into Australia in order to have our medical cover renewed during our first year of Working Holiday Visa, we had to take a “forced holiday”.Such a problem!Taking a look around us on the world map we ruled out the farthest and most expensive Fiji, Cook Islands and Polinesia, and decided to opt for a much lesser known destination: Vanuatu. We ventured out driven by curiosity, without even knowing what to expect, and we returned back charmed and enriched by such a small and remote country. READ ALSO:Tanna, Vanuatu: one of the most accessible volcanoes in the worldOur itinerary guide to Java, Indonesia…

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    FREE CAMPING AND REST AREAS IN AUSTRALIA

    Recently we talked you about how to buy a van in Australia, in the post you can find here. If you are planning to go to Australia and you’d like to buy a van and travel on-the-road, we suggest you to have a look at it before coming back and read this article. If instead you already own a van and you’re looking to knowing more on how to fully enjoy your Australian adventure, look no further!Here we tell you how and where to find free camping and rest areas in Australia, in which to stop both by day and by night when travelling by van. TRAVELLING ON-THE-ROAD We introduced how travelling…

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    HOW TO BUY A VAN IN AUSTRALIA? GUIDE&TIPS

    Among the questions we get asked the most now that we are back in Australia we have this one.How to buy a van in Australia?The answer is complex and there are many aspects to be considered. Therefore we decided to write down everything we learned during our first year in Australia, in order to help you taking one of the most important steps if you too want to travel on-the-road across this wonderful country. OUR AUSTRALIAN VAN: PENNY! We recently landed in Australia for our second year of Working Holiday Visa, and we immediately rejoined our van “Penny”.Penny came along with us during our first year from the far north-east to the…

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    NGUNA VOLCANO, VANUATU: AN AUTHENTIC PACIFIC ISLAND EXPERIENCE

    We just landed in Vanuatu and we are thirsty of adventure, we are ready to discover the authentic and untouched side of these Pacific Ocean islands. We had a taste of it yesterday, taking a short tour of Moso island where we are staying at the moment, hosted by magnificent The Moso Resort.Today, we will head over to another little island, even less known to foreigners, Nguna island. NGUNA ISLAND, VANUATU Nguna island lies a couple of km’s north of Efate, the major island where Vanuatu’s capitaly city is, Port Vila. It’s a tiny island of volcanic origin, with two extinct volcanoes. Reaching one of the craters is our goal…

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    1 YEAR OF TRAVEL ON THE ROAD IN AUSTRALIA

    Just one week left to the end of our first year of travel in Australia. First, yes, because there’s going to be a second year as well. It’s been a year full of emotions, in which we made new meetings, discovered incredible places, saw rare animal species, made our dreams come true, and covered lots and lots of kilometers. Over 15,000 km’s on the road with our van through 5 states of huge and fascinating Australia.But let’s start from the beginning. LANDING IN AUSTRALIA Last June 2018, after trips of one week to Western Thailand and one month to Indonesia from Java to Bali, we were boarding our plane from…

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    QUEENSLAND EAST COAST ITINERARY GUIDE

    Queensland is the country’s second biggest state by land area (after Western Australia) stretching for over 2,500 km from north to south and 2,000 from west to east. We have already talked about Tropical North Queensland in another post, thus in this article we will focus on the main destinations along Queensland’s East Coast, roughly between the cities of Mackay in the centre and Gold Coast in the south. Here’s our Queensland East Coast itinerary guide. MUST SEE ALONG QUEENSLAND EAST COAST We did a two-week-long road trip to cover the 1,100 km separating the forementioned cities. In 15 days you should have enough time to take it easy, stop…