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Airlie Beach

Airlie is basically Nimbin but instead of Ganja the streets are overflowing with tour operators?you are approached at every intersection being asked if you?ve booked onto a sailing trip yet. Airlie Beach only consists of a few streets, the main high street and the esplanade. It doesn?t even have a real beach but a man […]

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Agnes Water/1770

This little town is the northern most surfing spot in Queensland. When people ask me why they should stop in Agnes Water I struggle to convey how great the place is, there is very little here, one pub, a few shops, a beach?.urm?a national park?. But I?ve been here 4 or 5 times and each […]

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Bundaberg

Tonnes of travellers come to Bundy to get fruit picking and packing work so that they can extend their visa?s. The problem is that so many people come for work that they often find it tough to get any more than a couple of days a week. Most of the hostels in town help you […]

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Harvey Bay

This town is just a group of anonymous suburbs, 99% of the Backpackers stopping here are going to Fraser Island. All the others are here to Whale watch. Its hard not to feel a bit like a piece of meat being shipped form one container to the next in Harvey Bay?the hostels come and collect […]

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Noosa

Noosa is a small town famous for its long peeling point break surf spots and good beaches. The town itself has everything you would want from a holiday town offering good caf??s and a few night spots. Noosa is trying to rid its self of Backpackers and capitalise on higher flying, bigger spending customers, when […]

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Brisbane

Lots of people I met in Brisbane had been staying there for a while having found work in bars etc. I found the city a bit limited in its appeal, you don?t get the same self important going places feel that Sydney has about it?and this is probably one of the main reasons people tend […]

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Surfers Paradise

Bright lights, city glamour?yep it?s the Blackpool of Australia! The nightlife is good, if your into getting extremely drunk and being covered in foam in a nightclub where you can hardly move. The beach is overshadowed by the skyscrapers which dominate the area. The funniest thing about SP is that it?s surrounded by world class […]

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Byron Bay

OK so this is where the East Coast really starts to come alive. The town itself has a thrown together alternative feel, you can cruise up and down the streets for hours being carried by the energy of the people and the place. The beaches are gorgeous and the good news for surfers is that […]

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Coffs Harbour

Better than Port Mac, but this town still feels a little in betweenish. The main attraction here is the Big Banana, which funnily enough you only see on the way out of the town if you are travelling by coach. I stated at the YHA (again!) whilst it was clean enough and has good facilities […]

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Port Macquarie

So onto Port Mac. Urm not a lot to say about this place really. Seemed like most people were there because they wanted to break up their journeys! I met one poor guy who was going from Sydney to Brisbane and was stopping in Port Mac and Coffs Harbour and wasn?t seeing anything else?DOH! I […]

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