Australia

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Australia. It’s big, it’s remote and we reckon it should be on anyone’s travel destination bucket list.

We’ve been twice and yet we’ve only scratched the surface of what there is to see and do. Most international visitors head for the famed beaches and water-borne activities along the east coast. That and the big city attractions of Sydney. And there’s no doubt that if you had one chance to visit the country, the east coast would be the perfect place to go.

But there’s so much more to be discovered elsewhere. Especially wild, rugged and much less-visited Western Australia, with its miles-upon-miles of empty roads, dramatic coastline and a pure Outback experience. In fact, our recommended 21-day road trip might just convince you to hire yourself a tent, pack your boardies and hit the road.

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Blog Posts

HOW TO EXPLORE THE BEST OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA BY ROAD

How To Explore The Best Of Western Australia By Road

Spider-walk through gorges, swim with whale sharks and fall asleep to the sound of howling dingoes as you explore Western Australia on our 21-day road trip
A Swag, A Dingo And The Australian Outback

A Swag, A Dingo And The Australian Outback

Four nights under canvas in the extraordinary Karijini National Park – land of gorges, huge anthills and bloodwood trees
Swimming In A Whale Shark Wonderland

Swimming In A Whale Shark Wonderland

Time to check off the number one item on our bucket list….swimming with a whale shark at Western Australia’s Ningaloo Reef

Housesitting in Australia

What is housesitting?
Housesitting is an increasingly popular way of visiting a country without the need for booking accommodation.

Basically, it’s an exchange of services between volunteers (housesitters) and homeowners, whereby the sitters are on site to look after the owners’ pets and provide security for their home while they’re away for a period of time. In return, the sitters typically enjoy rent-free accommodation.

Usually, the cost of utilities such as gas and electricity, are covered by the host, too. So, for the housesitter, any financial commitment is normally limited to transportation and living costs. Where a financial contribution is required by the host it’s usually stipulated as such in their listing.

And Australia is one the best places in the world to housesit.

For more information, you can read our extensive guide to the world of housesitting.

Get started with Trusted Housesitters
Most newcomers to housesitting get started by registering with one of the main online platforms.

The largest of those is Trusted Housesitters who have thousands of opportunities across the world listed at any one time.

We’re members, too. And, if you’re interested in registering yourself, we can offer a 20% discount on your first year’s subscription via this direct link.

More on Australia

Photo Gallery

Here’s a flavour of Oz from our trips to Queensland and Western Australia.

Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Islands, Queensland

 

Great Barrier Reef

A view from our helicopter flight to Wilson Island over the Great Barrier Reef

 

BLOODWOOD TREE

A bloodwood tree near Joffre Gorge, Karijini National Park

 

Dales Gorge

Dales Gorge, Karijini National Park

 

Joffre Gorge

Joffre Gorge, Karijini National Park

 

Kalbarri National Park

The wonderful Kalbarri National Park

 

JELLYFISH

Jellyfish in Darling Harbour, Sydney

 

Iguana

An iguana we came across on the coastal walk from Manly, Sydney

 

Green Frog

A frog is illuminated by the light of our terrace in the Daintree Rainforest, Queensland

 

Humpback whales

Humpback whales at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

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Map of Australia

with featured places of interest

Karijini National Park

Kalbarri National Park

Daintree Rainforest

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Islands

Manly

Exmouth

Gateway to Ningaloo Reef

THANKS FOR READING

Ian and Nicky New Zealand

Hi, we're Ian and Nicky, an English couple on a voyage of discovery around the world, and this blog is designed to reflect what we see, think and do. Actually, we'd like to think it also provides information, entertainment and inspiration for other “mature” travellers, too. So please feel free to pour yourself a glass of something suitably chilled and take a look around.

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