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7 Reasons NOT to go to Australia!

Yes, we all know reasons why we should go to Australia, but nobody ever discusses reasons NOT to go. Soaking up views of sheer beauty, snorkelling with tropical fish, eating brunch to your heart’s content and partying the night away can have serious consequences on your well-being. Very serious. So we’re going to break it down for you.

WARNING: Do not go to Australia if you do not want the below to happen to you…

1. Views will no longer impress you



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#FeatureFriday Vivid Sydney 2016

The annual Vivid Sydney – Light, Music & Ideas festival has been lighting up the Sydney skyline over the past 3 weeks. And despite being  battered about by storms recently, Sydney, has still managed to put a twinkle in our eye. To get you inspired to check out the festival this long weekend before all the prettiness finishes on the 18 June, we’ve trolled through thousands of images on Instagram and picked our favourite 10 photos.

The Sails of the Sydney Opera House

Image by raffyhalim

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Cheap eats in Sydney!

If you’re someone who is more “live to eat”, rather than “eat to live”, the prospect of travelling to Sydney on a backpacker budget might be creating a feeling of unease in your insatiable stomach.

Yes, Sydney is glitzy and glamorous, with trendy new restaurants and bars opening up every weekend, but you don’t have to confine yourself to living off the free hostel brekkies and bags of Goon just because you’re on a budget.

How, you say? Read on, my hungry friend.

Budget burgers


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Budget-Friendly Sydney | The Bondi to Coogee Walk

Scrimping for cash? Don’t have a dollar to spare? But don’t want to miss out all that Sydney has to offer? Here’s an idea, you could explore one of New South Wales’ most spectacular coastlines. From Bondi to Coogee spend the day surfing, swimming, drinking beers and watching the sun go down along this beautiful, 7 km coastal stretch. You’ll see Sydney from a local’s point of view and it’s free, everyone loves a freebie!

Bondi Beach

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Get ya surf on in Byron Bay!

Surfing is one of those iconic Aussie scenes, catching a bright blue wave on an epic beach, sun high in the sky and looking oh so gnarly on a board. You can’t go to New South Wales, Australia and not give it a go. You just can’t OK. If you’re a bit of a paddlepuss when it comes to hitting the waves, then you should definitely think about a couple of surf lessons. You’ll gain confidence in the water and make loads of mates at the same time!

Byron Bay

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