Singapore, Australia · 6 Days · 6 Moments · October 2017

Ellie's Australia Adventure


29 October 2017

28 October 2017

Day 3. Left Mission Beach early in the morning and headed 230km south in the van. A beautiful drive, even the roads and highways here are scenic 😍Next stop: Townsville, the capital of Queensland. And t really is a beautiful town. I walked up and down the strand and took a dip in the rock pool. A swim was very welcome, as it was 31 degrees and after a long walk I was dying to cool off πŸ˜… I love the vibe here, everyone is so chilled and happy and helpful ☺️And there are so many dogs πŸ˜„ Had gelato at the beach and it was gooood. Spotted my first snake here, not so good😱🐍 The site I'm staying at is great - I can see the ocean from my bed πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ

27 October 2017

Day 2 - headed down south again to Mission Beach after I'd heard good things about it. Absolutely stunning beach with almost no people at all 😍But crocodile sightings and jellyfish meant that swimming was off the table πŸ™Still, I took a walk the whole way up to north Mission beach, which included wading across an inlet that was in the way - as quickly as possible πŸ˜…πŸŠ Such a beautiful place but it's only a small town. Walking back was tricky, had to take a looong detour. Probably walked about 15km that day πŸ˜„ had a great campsite though, only $15 for the night and there were some lovely guests there too. So far, no major wildlife...
I'd heard about this place from some people in Cairns I met in the lagoon by the ocean. I didn't notice it when driving up to Port Douglas, but on my way down I just happened to see it. What a view and a pretty special vibe...

26 October 2017

First full day in OZ. Picked up the camper and headed north to Port Douglas. On the way, I spent a few hours visiting a nature reserve and seeing some local wildlife, including birds, lizards, emus, pelicans, wallabies and kangaroos😍 Once I got to the campsite I checked out the four mile beach, which is amazing. The warmest sea I've ever been inπŸ‘ŒπŸ» and then rounding off the day with a long walk up to the highest point and around the marina. What a day. I guess I need to figure out where to go tomorrow πŸ˜„

25 October 2017

Finally arrived in Sydney after almost 24 hours of travelling. Weird to see everything covered in Christmas decorations... Now one final flight to Cairns and the fun can begin πŸ™ŒπŸ» One day in a hostel by the beach then it's time to pick up the caravan tomorrow morning.

24 October 2017

It's only now that I've really realised that it's happening πŸ˜… I guess until now I've expected something to happen, or I've been so busy I haven't realised it's actually finally here πŸ™ŒπŸ» Longest leg of the journey is over - the 12-hour flight from London to Singapore πŸŽ‰ Super warm outside, but now it's on to the next flight. My body is so confused, let's see if I sleep through the next 9 hours too πŸ€”πŸ˜‚