Sunshine Coast Hinterland: Drive across the beautiful beaches of Australia

the beautiful beaches of Australia

Our route north to Noosa is a drive past the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, a beautiful area north of Brisbane that includes driving through the mountains and the beach side. There is little everything – if you like the beach, you will be spoiled for choice of routes along the coast. If you are more like a mountain person, the post is only an hour’s drive.

I traveled 10 days to Queensland with Cheaptickets.sg and the Queensland Tourism Board. This post details my experience of the Sunshine Coast section of Hinterland from a trip, where we drove from Brisbane to Noosa.

Things to do on Sunshine Coast Hinterland
Hinterland (noun):
Part of developed countries; country back.
The land is located behind the coastal area.

When you drive through the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, here are some places you can stop and check

Maleny, a beautiful city on the mountain
Our shop took to Maleny, a small town about 1.5 hours drive from Brisbane which is famous for its wine and fresh milk companies. I first wondered why the tourism council suggested, but once we left … I understood why. This city is very beautiful! I do not believe it is only a short drive from Brisbane.

You can easily spend half a day in this beautiful city. Here are a few things you can do in Maleny:

Wine of Mount Maleny
Their food choices are pretty slim and they may run out of ingredients if you arrive in the afternoon, but their drink choices are the best. Maleny Rose, which is made from locally grown grapes. But if wine isn’t your favorite, you can also try homemade beer!

Maleny Dairy Farm
They have a farm tour that runs several times a day. Even if you miss a tour, I still strongly recommend …

A complete guide to the Mount Batur sunrise trip, Bali

A complete guide to the Mount Batur sunrise trip, Bali

How the journey began
Our day starts early, very early and picks up from Kuta at 2am.
It took about 2 hours to reach our starting point. If you climb Mount Batur you will not be alone, so don’t expect the moment “I am the only king of the world” once you reach the top.
If you want to be the first on the mountain, go early, at 1 am, but in this case, you have to wait for the sun to rise in the dark and this means COLD, so bring warm clothes and gloves.

Get a tour guide for mount batur sunrise trekking

  1. Should I get a guide? – In the Mount Batur car park we meet our guide and need to register. If you order with an agent, they will register for you, which is our case. Not sure if they let you ride without a guide – to avoid long discussions, we recommend just taking the guide and going with the flow.
  2. How much mount Batur sunrise trekking price? – The price for a trip is IDR 800,000 for 3 people (of course this varies, but this gives you an idea) and includes personal transfers, registration and guidance until 1:00 p.m.
    We have a good level of fitness, but even if you are a person with average fitness, the first part of the climb will be easy. Our guide has a torch, but we still recommend bringing your own torch so as not to stumble in the dark.
  3. Ask questions – Our guide starts very quickly and takes the first break after only 20 minutes. Feel free to mention to the guide if you don’t need to rest (believe in us, the guide is very suitable and they need far less rest than you do) and

What can be done in Uluru, Australia’s Red Center

What can be done in Uluru, Australia's Red Center

Wow, so I’m all nostalgic and looking back on a series of posts from one of the most memorable trips of my life – visiting the Northern Territory in Australia. That’s when I realized I had one more post that I never published from that trip! And that’s the most important too – you will see why one day. So without further ado, this is my post when visiting Uluru, the famous Red Center, and one of the most iconic landmarks in Australia.

This post is the fifth of a series of posts on the amazing time I have in the interior with YHA Australia. You can check the ‘Northern Territory’ tag to see more posts from inland and ‘Australian tags for each post I will do in Australia.

What is Uluru and why is it so special?
Uluru is a large monolithic sandstone formation in the middle of Australia. Although not the largest monolith in the world, this monolith is believed to be half a billion years old, 348 meters high and has a circumference of 9.4 km. The biggest monolith is Mount Augustus in Western Australia, 2.5 times the size of Uluru.

Uluru is special because it is home to many rare plants and animals. This is also an important spiritual site, sacred to the Anagu native people, with many caves painted with ancient rock art.

Is that Uluru or Ayers Rock?
You may have seen the name Ayers Stone used when referring to Uluru. That’s because for many years, Ayers Rock was the official name to refer to this amazing rock formation.

In short, you should call the stone Uluru, not Ayers Rock.

Why was it originally called Ayers Rock? To answer that, we have to go back to 1800. The bullet was first seen by Ernest …

Hooker Valley Line in Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park in New Zealand

Hooker Valley Track is the 4th and final road of our New Zealand trip, and by chance is the easiest of all. I guess we are really lazy after a tiring (super) rise to the top of Ben Lomond. But just because it’s easy, doesn’t mean it’s not an easy road to remember! The Hooker Valley Track is a 10 km walk from the mostly very flat lane, but has become one of the most popular lanes in the area because it offers beautiful views of the Southern Alps of New Zealand.

How to get to Hooker Valley Track
Getting to Hooker Valley Track is quite easy – just follow State Highway 80 to the north and you will find traces of trail at the end of the highway.

The journey to Highway 80 took us along the waters of Lake Pukaki. Lake Pukaki is a glacial lake, and like all glacial lakes, it has an unusual color that I have never seen before. This is the bright color of bright blue / turquoise, so bright that it almost looks fake!

We definitely made a few stops for some amazing blue water photos from this lake. It helps that it is a sunny day too, the sun’s rays bring out the color of the lake even more.

What makes Lake Pukaki and other glacial lakes have brilliant colors? The greenish blue of the lake is caused by glacial flour from very fine rock particles originating from surrounding glaciers. And when the sun touches the surface of the lake, it reflects particles and turns the lake into the brilliant blue you see above.

The Hooker Valley Track Walk
Track overview
Distance: 10km
Change in height: 124m
Recommended time: 3-4 hours drive home. It took us 1.5 hours to reach Lake Hooker, …

NEW ZEALAND LAUNCHES NEW “ETA VISA” YOU NEED BEFORE THE TRAVEL

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New Zealand is one of the few countries that has almost as many visitors. Every year nearly four million travelers go down to South Pacific heaven, and whatever they are looking for, they tend to find it. New Zealand is a “big five” for adventure seekers, wine enthusiasts, beach lovers, and food lovers. Plus, they have cute birds.

For a country that is so tied to nature, natural beauty, and conservation, millions of travelers take their toll. In an effort to make tourists directly contribute to replenish the resources they have, the country has officially launched a new ETA form that you must fill out and pay before boarding the plane. It’s basically like a visa, but people get angry if you say visa. This is all you need to know …

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From October 1, 2019 …
If you travel to New Zealand at any time after October 1, 2019, you will need an actual visa, or ETA if you are from a “visa waiver country”. Basically, if you need a visa before this date, you still need it. If not, and can get on a plane, such as citizens from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Singapore, Germany, and many other countries, you must now complete the ETA before doing so and paying for it too.

ETA fees for New Zealand
The cost of entering New Zealand on ETA is $ 9NZD if you use the New Zealand tourism mobile application, or $ 12NZD online with your browser. You will also pay IVL fees at the same time, which includes tourism infrastructure for New Zealand, which is $ 35NZD. All in, which reaches around £ 23 or $ 30USD. This is the full detail. ETA is electronic, so there will be no problem, and as long as your passport …

HOW TO SPEND 48 PERFECT HOURS OF EATING AND EXPLORING IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

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Some cities are what we call “city 48 hours”, which is basically a place where 48 hours is a lot of fun, and maybe that is enough. Melbourne is basically the opposite of that. Often unfairly ignored for Sydney, Melbourne is a destination that offers a culinary paradise, glory on the beach, and a bustling city, all of which are wrapped in a package that can only truly be described as a caffeinated and caffeinated living paradise.

This is what to do, where to eat, and how to get around in Melbourne, which if you ask us, is one of the ten best cities in the world easily. In fact, maybe five big …

Towards the City
With the time ticking on your 48 hours, you have the option to arrive from Melbourne Tullamarine Airport to the city. Most trips take between 25-35 minutes and the main choice is to take SkyBus or take travel sharing services, such as Uber.

The SkyBus is a popular choice offering services from MEL Airport to St. Kilda, Central Business District (CBD) and other areas too. The bus stops right outside the terminal and if you order online, it costs around $ 14USD or £ 10 per person one way.

Riding a sharing service from Melbourne Airport directly wherever you go is really not that bad, especially if you split up. Travel will usually take around $ 55 Australian Dollars, which is around $ 40USD or £ 28 British Pounds. If you divide, it is only twice the price of SkyBus effectively.

Where to stay
One obvious reason to spend more than 48 hours in Melbourne is simple geography. Like London and other interesting cities around the world, Melbourne is widespread and every environment offers a truly unique and different atmosphere, with gems that …