Theresa and I traveled through the east coast of Australia with the Greyhound bus company. We started in Brisbane and went up to Cairns. Greyhound is a great hop-on-off bus, so we were able to make multiple stops. The Greyhound bus ticket from Brisbane to Cairns was about 250 euro per person and you can use this ticket up to 90 days.
We got the opportunity to explore so many beautiful and magical places and of course we must say that the people are just magnificient and awesome. So open minded and free. Many travellers don’t realize how huge Australia is. The distance between Brisbane and Cairns is over 1650km which is about 20 hours or more of driving time. So we would recommend a minimum stay of 2 weeks but for us 3 weeks were great.
Brisbane – Noosa-Rainbow beach – Hervey Bay (Fraser Island) – Airlie Beach (Whitsundays Islands) – Townsville – Magnetic Island – Cairns
P.S. Our next post is going to be about the best hostels we stayed in. We are also going to tell you our favorite spots during our east coast trip.
Truly the most beautiful place we have ever been to! Stunning, Breathtaking and so so adventurous.
Believe us if we say “ Write New Zealand down on your bucket-list!!” Everything people say about New Zealand’s nature is true and even better. Unfortunately we just traveled around the north island, but still this magical place catched our interest so much that we will travel again to visit the south island!
Bus Company: Stray Bus! We booked the tickets and planned our route already at home. The rest, we booked on the spot, but do not worry! Stray Bus provides almost everything for you. Activities, hostels, nice BBQ evenings, and cool bus drivers. This Bus company attracts people of all ages and countries. You travel in a group of about thirty people together and meet awesome souls.
Route: We started in Auckland on the north island and drove in 2 weeks through the north island and ended again in Auckland
Currency: New Zealand Dollar ( we must say its very expensive, but hey you are in NZ! So enjoy your peace of chocolate!)
Visa: You do not need a visa if you stay less than three months
favorite spots: Haihei, Lake Aniwhenua, Blue Duck Station, Raglan
To be honest with you, we would never have come here. It wasn’t on our bucket list. But since someone told us that we could make a quick stop in Taipei before entering New Zealand, we just said yes to Taipei. And after this trip, we can’t wait to go back and explore all the places that we missed in Taiwan.
It was a pleasure meeting you Taiwan! We loved everything about this city! When you walk around, you see everywhere tiny food stands with typical delicious and traditional food.
The vibrating city , the new culture and lifestyle! Awesome.
So things we did in Taipei:
Eat Street Food and Shopping at different markets but our favorite was definitely the Shilin Night Market ( the Shilin night market is an absolute must have! The Shilin Market is the largest and most famous night market in Taipei. But Unfortunately we as vegetarians couldn’t try much food, cause almost everything is with meat)
We spent New Year’s Eve at the Tower 101 of Taipei and enjoyed the stunning firework. Hundreds of people gathered together to see the famous lightning. It was amazing! We felt like the beginning of another joyful year could not have started better.