backpacking in australia

100 Places I Backpacked Through That You’ve Never Heard Of, in Australia

“We may never meet again so shed your skin and let’s get started” – Split Enz Firstly, this article has taken a fair bit of work over the years and I’m finally getting it published over 4 years since I left Australia behind! Secondly of course I’m probably wrong and you might have heard of Read more about 100 Places I Backpacked Through That You’ve Never Heard Of, in Australia[…]

Australia v Ireland (Lansdowne Cup)- Rugby Union in Brisbane, June 2010

It must be stressed than generally in life: 1. I HATE rugby 2. I HATE anything associated with bringing the two countries in Ireland together However over the years I have gotten into rugby a lot more mainly due to the Ulster rugby team winning the European Cup in 1999, but also my time here Read more about Australia v Ireland (Lansdowne Cup)- Rugby Union in Brisbane, June 2010[…]

Road Trip Part 21 – Surfer’s Paradise *

With it’s name, the glamour of Surfer’s Paradise won’t be lost on you. A beach haven is exactly what it is. Things fell into place very easily on my road trip from Tasmania to Brisbane, and as a result I got to stop off and savour all the places I had wanted to and still Read more about Road Trip Part 21 – Surfer’s Paradise *[…]

Road Trip Part 20 – Sunrise at Point Danger and the NSW/QLD Border

Mostly photos here, time is running a wee bit short these days, as I’m planning ahead again and heading off on my travels to check out some new places. This was a joyous part of the road trip though – sunrise at Point Danger. Point Danger Radio Station. Point Danger, Coolangatta. Sunrise at Point Danger. Read more about Road Trip Part 20 – Sunrise at Point Danger and the NSW/QLD Border[…]

Road Trip Part 19 – Coolangatta: Entrance To The Gold Coast

Coolangatta – great name for a town/city that. Don’t you just love it. I spent just over a day there as part of my road trip from Tasmania right up all the way to North Lakes (and later back to Parramatta). The reason I made the stop off in Coolangatta was to visit George Sutton Read more about Road Trip Part 19 – Coolangatta: Entrance To The Gold Coast[…]

Road Trip Part 18: Sunrise at Byron Bay and Best Break Burgers at Coolie

  After a night of madness and the progression of England into the World Cup Second Round at the expense of Slovenia, I enjoyed a nice sleep in a car park in the hippy magic of Byron Bay. You can read further about my night at Cheeky Monkeys bar in Byron Bay, here: Cheeky Monkeys   Read more about Road Trip Part 18: Sunrise at Byron Bay and Best Break Burgers at Coolie[…]

Friday’s Featured Food: An Ulster Fry At North Lakes, Queensland, Australia

In 2005 I had gone to Austria, Vienna to be exact with Northern Ireland fans to watch our last World Cup Qualifier with Austria. It was an away trip that I went on with my Dad and some of his mates. I knew a few of them, but not all of them. One of the lads Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: An Ulster Fry At North Lakes, Queensland, Australia[…]