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60 Day Adventure: From The Climb to Dream Time

9:30am Australia time: I touch down in Sydney busting with adrenalin, excited to get the #60dayadventure started!

On the first day I headed to the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge for the Bridgeclimb. I had no idea what to expect apart from a lot for steps (obviously) but my friendly climbing guide walked me through exactly how it would go. We all got kitted out with radio headsets and harnesses, and suddenly the reality that we were about to scale this massive structure became very real!

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Meet Matt: AKA the Luckiest Man in the World

Back in September we announced the winner of our #60dayadventure in Sydney and New South Wales. This lucky person would get flights to Sydney, accommodation for the whole stay, a campervan to explore with and the chance to report back and show the world the beauty of this part of Australia.

That winner was Matt Harrison and, as you might imagine, he’s a tad excited…

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Spunks, Thongs and Roots: Your Guide to Aussie Slang

So, we were pretty sure that Aussies spoke English? But, if this list is anything to go by, you’ll probably still need a bit of help understanding the lingo before you can nail it as a local.

Alternatively, you could just raise the end of every sentence to confusingly sound like a question and add an ‘o’ to everyone’s name. Standard.

The perfect place to stop for grog

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9 Tips for Sleeping Under the Stars in Australia

Seeing the stars (I mean really seeing the stars) is such a rarity in today’s light-polluted world. Australia’s vast untouched landscape provide the perfect opportunity to step out into the wild, wrap a blanket around yourself and star gaze until you go dizzy.

So whether you go north to Uluru to appreciate the perfectly formed Southern Cross, or south to the famous star-gazing Outback destination of Coonabarabran – sleeping in the Australian outdoors will leave you feeling like you’ve stepped into a planetarium and put on a pair of 3D glasses.

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9 Essential Budget tips for Australian Roadtrips

Australia is beautiful, huge, cosmopolitan, rugged, unmissable and, unfortunately, not as cheap and your other classic backpacker stops such as Southeast Asia. For many the idea the open road, running to your own schedule and taking your bedroom with you is appealing, not just for the freedom, but also the potential savings.

Read on for our essential tips on saving big bucks while you’re on the road, so you have more moolah for the important things. Like this hat. What?

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