EXPLORING THE LAND DOWN UNDER
I've been to my fair share of tropical locations in my life, but let me tell you: Tropical North Queensland takes the cake. On Thursday, Dom and I packed up the van and headed 8 hours north to spend the weekend exploring Cairns.
We had heard it was beautiful, but boy was that an understatement. Now, we're not city people by any means (cities make me feel uber claustrophobic), but Cairns proved to be more of a tropical oasis than a bustling city, and we LOVED it!
Every weekend, Dom and I do something we like to call "Adventure Weekends". Super original name, I know. So a couple weekends ago, our decided plan for "Adventure Weekend" was spend the night at Cape Hillsborough, and let me tell you: it was f*cking magical. For those of you who haven't a clue where or what Cape Hillsborough is, it's a National Park just north of Mackay, Queensland (or 1.5 hours from our home in the Whitsundays), and it's filled with protected rainforests, eucalyptus forests, walking trails, and a beautiful long stretch of beach.
Before I get started, I want to say that I am, one hundred percent, a complete amateur when it comes to road trips in a van.
When Dom and I decided to buy a van and drive up the east coast to Queensland, we really just did the bare minimum in order to make our van sleep-able, but I still want to share our tips with you guys in case you find any of them useful! Read on to hear our best tips for road tripping up the coast of Australia
Last month we arrived in our new home - the tropical paradise of the Whitsundays in Queensland. It's been a bumpy road to make it here (literally and figuratively - we drove 3,000 kilometers and slept in our van along the way!), but we couldn't be happier with our decision to move here.
Take a look at some of our photos from the first month, and let us know when your ticket is booked to come visit us ;)