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Published: February 6th 2010
Well, a month spent in Australia and we only managed to see a tiny proportion of this wonderfully beautiful country. Sadly, as our last destination, money ran out and we had to hot foot it down the east coast. We made the most of it and enjoyed every minute of it!
We spent a grueling total of 59 hours on buses here and traveled 3,635km's. In a month, that's quite a lot!
Now for the rundown of places we've stayed, areas we've visited and what we loved (and hated) about Australia:
Best: The laid-backness of a large small town.
Worst: Not having a beach to use
Best: Whitsunday Islands
Worst: Way too many backpackers & Magnum's Backpacker Resort
Best: Fraser Island
Worst: Not a huge amount of choice in places to eat
Best: The shopping!
Worst: Fortitude Valley (it was full of absolute weirdo's!)
Best: The whole beach resort vibe
Worst: Getting there took some time!
Best: The beach, complete with all the bluebottles, made great entertainment!
Worst: The bluebottles also meant we avoided the sea!
Best: Sydney Harbour area and the Fish Market
Worst: As a city it's slightly grey.
Best: The beach (obviously!)
Worst: A lack of nightlife
Best: The beach and the sea!
Worst: Not spending enough time here!
Best: Transport and the fact it's such a modern city
Worst: Again, not having enough time here.
Best: Picturesque little town with very friendly people
Worst: Not much else to do here.
Best: The scenery, the weather (when it's not raining!), the amount of things to do.
Worst: The cost of living, the drunken aboringines (we regret not being able to meet some rural one's), Magnum's Backpacker's.
AMY & DAN'S BEST & WORST OF....
Hotel / Guesthouse / Fleapit:
Best: JJ's Backpacker's (Cairns)/ Port Bayou B&B (Port Campbell)
Worst: Magnum's Backpacker's (Airlie Beach)
Worst: Airlie Beach
Place to Eat:
Best: Buckin' Bull (Cairns)
Worst: Shanghai Village (Melbourne)
Worst: KFC (it's not a dish but it's not so great here!)
Best: Flying over Fraser Island in a light aircraft piloted by Tiger Woods
Worst: Being verbally abused by drunken aborigines
Best: The Great Ocean Road
Worst: Overnight from Airlie Beach to Hervey Bay
Best: Manly Beach
Worst: n/a...all the beaches we went to can't really be entered here as they were all good!
Best: Port Campbell
Worst: Airlie Beach
Best: The beauty
Worst: The cost
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