Australia Packing List: Winter Edition

There’s no denying that everyone loves a good nose at what people pack in their suitcases and now I’m going to give you a look into mine.  This is a look at what was on my Australia packing list for a 2 week trip during winter!  Typically when the Northern Hemisphere gets their school breaks, the Southern Hemisphere is just coming into winter.  So while I’ve been used to temperatures reaching between 30c – 40c (high 80fs to 90s), I traded them in for temperatures a bit of a jump lower than that!

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Perth to Coral Bay: Western Australia Road Trip Itinerary

I could have spent an awful lot longer in Western Australia.  But as a part time traveller who just wants to see as much as possible, I crammed a 3000km road trip into just 7 days and I loved every single second.  This is my 1 week Western Australia road trip itinerary, including where I stopped each night, what there is to see on the route and how we spent our time in our overnight town stops!  I designed my trip so I either had a full afternoon or morning in the towns that we stopped at.   If you don’t have the time to go from Perth to Exmouth, Perth to Coral Bay is well worth the trip!

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The Importance of Fulfilling a Childhood Dream

I can’t remember exactly how old I was, early high school years maybe, a family friend of ours had just returned from travelling around Australia.  Every time he had rang home, his mum had put a pin on a map, I thought it was awesome.  He then showed me the photos of him climbing up the Sydney Harbour Bridge and that was it, I knew I had to do it too…climb up a bridge, how cool!!!  From that point, I had made it my goal that one day I would visit Australia, 10000 miles away.  It was the first thing on my bucket list and something I was desperate to complete ASAP.

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Alice Springs to Uluru – I didn’t climb Uluru and nor should you!

The adventurer inside of me was SCREAMING out to climb Uluru (aka Ayers Rock) in Australia.  What does it look like from the top?  I heard there were water holes up there, can they be seen?  Could I psychically get up there…sounds like a challenge, look there’s even a rope to help!  BUT I didn’t.  The responsible side of me took over.  Not only is it steep and dangerous (I saw people sliding back down on their bums!), the Aboriginals ask you not to out of respect.

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Exploring Lancelin Sand Dunes Western Australia

After getting a taste for Australia in 2008, I really wanted to go back and road trip the west coast, escape the cities and experience ‘outback’ Australia.  Lancelin Sand Dunes were one of my highlights from my 7 day Western Australia road trip.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen so much WHITE sand in my life!  The town of Lancelin is just a short 90 minute drive north of Perth, making it an easy day trip from the city! Continue reading “Exploring Lancelin Sand Dunes Western Australia”