5 Great Cities To Visit In Australia That Aren’t Sydney

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We all know Australia is a huge, expansive country. It’s beyond crazy to think some people will visit and only barely make it outside Sydney, let alone the state of New South Wales! There is so much more to see and do in other great cities, and these are just a few of them. So, where are the best cities to visit in Australia that aren’t the not-capital of Sydney? Continue reading “5 Great Cities To Visit In Australia That Aren’t Sydney”

Rottnest Island Day Trip Itinerary

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Vivid blue waters, adorable wildlife, a never-ending choice of stunning views, the freedom to cycle across an entire island. Does this sound like your ideal day out? Then Rottnest Island is the place for you. Just a short ferry ride away from the Western Australian capital is a paradise island just waiting for you to come and explore. Continue reading “Rottnest Island Day Trip Itinerary”

Backpacking Australia from Brisbane to Sydney

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Join along for the ride down the East Coast of Australia where we’ve already completed our Cairns to Noosa journey, and we’ll be going from Brisbane to Sydney in part 2! Exploring two hugely different cities plus everything in between, here’s what we did on our backpacking trip.  Continue reading “Backpacking Australia from Brisbane to Sydney”

Best Things To Do In Melbourne: Beaches, Art, and Parks

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My second week in Melbourne saw me exploring more of the city itself. Monday was a very hot day which a couple of light showers in between, so I decided on a day to relax a bit and let myself recharge. I was also getting confused because I STILL hadn’t felt jet lagged in any way besides waking up slightly earlier, I definitely didn’t want it to hit at some later point!

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Exploring Melbourne CBD & Visiting the Great Ocean Road

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Most of my time spent exploring Melbourne to get my bearings involved lots of walking, lots of getting lost, and lots of gardens. Melbourne has many really beautiful (and surprisingly big) gardens across the city. In the midst of a bustling CBD it’s a refreshing break to sit among the flowers and trees with a fountain in the background. Continue reading “Exploring Melbourne CBD & Visiting the Great Ocean Road”

Phillip Island Day Trip

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My first day trip from Melbourne was an activity I had I vowed to do whilst in Melbourne: see the Penguins on Phillip Island! The Penguin Parade happens daily around sunset, and is magical, unique experience. Here’s my day trip from Melbourne to Phillip Island, visiting koalas on the way and seeing the Phillip Island Penguin Parade!  Continue reading “Phillip Island Day Trip”

First Impressions of Melbourne

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The seemingly gruelling 24 hour journey from London was actually fairly painless despite having to basically sprint between gates during my flight transfer. I must say that Qatar Airways did a great job at keeping everyone entertained and well fed, I hardly noticed that the flight time to Melbourne took so long!

Now I’ve had a day to figure out my bearings here’s a few things I’ve come to notice about Melbourne: Continue reading “First Impressions of Melbourne”

Welcome to Suzy Stories

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Welcome to Suzy Stories! Where to start… After much time spent agonising over what to call my little ramblings I settled on Suzy Stories. I wanted to explain quickly what it was I’ll be using this blog for but to be quite honest I’m not too sure, so stories seemed to fit best (and who doesn’t love some alliteration?!). Other great ideas included ‘Suzy Sashays’, ‘Suzy Sight-sees’, ‘Suzy Struts’ and when things got really desperate ‘Suzy Sees Something’. Continue reading “Welcome to Suzy Stories”