8 Really Wild Encounters Around Australia


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Australia is home to some of the most spectacular wildlife and surprisingly it is a lot more accessible that you might think. Each state has something to offer so no matter where you end up in the vast country there is always something exciting to see, beautiful to photograph and ultimately make everyone at home green with envy! Here are a few choice picks around the country to add to the wild encounters wish list. 1. Whalesharking in Exmouth, WA Whalesharks are the largest fish in the ocean, occasionally reaching the grand length of around 18m, but generally about 12m Read more

New Homely Hostel set for Bundaberg



Have you ever travelled and thought I’d like to open a backpackers hostel one day. Well guess what, you’re not the only one, and now Craig and Manuela Dewar have applied to the Bundaberg council to open a 12 bed hostel in their two story three bedroom home. There will also be two buildings constructed at the back of the property that will house another 12 guests. Backpacking in Columbia Craig Dewar met Manuela, and lets just say the rest is history. The couple moved to Australia four years ago, married and has been living in Bundaberg since. Now they Read more

Backpacker accommodation gets green light to expand


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A backpacker hostel in Bundaberg North has been granted permission by Bundaberg Regional Council to expand from 24 to 88 beds. In the submission, owners Tomato Backpackers say the expansion will be designed to minimise noise, particularly from communal areas where backpackers will tend to gather. The hostel in Hinkler Ave is operating as Footprints Feeding Ground Backpackers, but the extra beds will be in a separate house. The move follows an application, still before the council, for the establishment of a 16-bed hostel in Wallaville. That application has been met with resistance by town residents. Bundaberg Mayor Mal Forman Read more