East Coast Australia Road-Trip

a trip by Matt Hassam
From: October 5th 2015
Until: December 10th 2015

Having survived our six-week road-trip together on the West Coast of Australia last year, Linda and I immediately set our sights on a follow-up trip up the East Coast as soon as money and circumstances would allow. After six months spent living in Perth was followed by a month-long European holiday to spend Christmas with Linda's family in Germany, we arrived in Melbourne at the beginning of the year and set about saving and preparing not only for our next holiday, but also a very costly and time-consuming visa application - one that will hopefully allow Linda to stay in Australia with me permanently.

Nine months down the track, with our visa application presumably sitting inside someone's desk draw at the Department of Immigration and our time in Melbourne finally coming to an end, it's time to shake off the blues of a Melbourne winter by throwing all of our possessions in the back of a Wicked Van and hitting the open road again... this time giving ourselves a full two months to explore the East Coast of Australia, all the way from Melbourne back up to Cairns where Linda and I first met two years ago. Let's just hope we get a slightly less ugly campervan to do it in this time...!
Trip Length: 9 weeks
Blog Entries: 9
Photos: 394
Words: 27844

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
October 12th 2015 Wombats, Wallabies and Wilderness Walks - Taking the Scenic Route from Melbourne to Mallacoota Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Wilsons Promontory
October 19th 2015 Swimming with Seals in Sapphire Seas (on the Slow Road to Sydney) Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Narooma
October 26th 2015 Coastal Tracks & Cliff-Top Walks - Highlights from the Harbour City (and beyond) Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Royal National Park
November 2nd 2015 Cruising the Waterfall Way on the road to Byron Bay Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Dorrigo
November 9th 2015 Dodging Thunderstorms in the 'Sunshine State' Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Springbrook
November 16th 2015 From Glasshouse Mountains to a River of Mirrors - Finding our Mojo on the Sunshine Coast Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Sunshine Coast
November 19th 2015 An Island Called Paradise Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Fraser Island
November 26th 2015 Wildlife Spotting on the Road Less Travelled (from Agnes Water to Airlie Beach) Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Eungella
December 4th 2015 Which way to the nearest waterhole?!? (Beating the heat in the not-so-Wet Tropics) Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Paluma National Park
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