A love letter to Fraser Island, an overly indulgent photo essay encouraging you to visit Fraser Island.
Find out how I celebrated leaving the farm, how I felt leaving the bush and all about an awkwardly placed tick!
Like many other backpackers heading off to do their 88 days, the four months I spent working on a cattle station was the first time I'd ever worked on a farm. Add to that being 136km from the nearest town, on a farm which is 31 times the size of my hometown Colchester, on the … Continue reading 88 Days: The Lowlights
Looking for regional work can be tough, especially when you're competing against every other backpacker. It gets stressful quickly and can really put a downer on your travels, especially if you're deciding whether or not to gamble on a working hostel. If you don't fancy the idea of fruit picking or have been scared off … Continue reading 88 Days: How to get a job at a cattle station
For my regional work I am working as a cook on a cattle station just outside of Julia Creek in outback Queensland. I cook three meals a day for seven people, feed animals, and maintain the garden. It’s hard work and I thought it would be helpful to post my daily routine to give anyone … Continue reading 88 Days: A Day in the Life of a Cattle Station Cook
Writing this post runs the risk of killing the charade put forward by most travellers who bid home goodbye, fly across the world, land on their two feet and fill their social media feeds with posts about their drunken nights out and the amazing experiences they're having. I can't lie, I am one of those … Continue reading Confession: I miss home.
The month started in Sydney with a trip to Taronga Zoo, even though I'd visited nearly every tourist attraction in the city, I hadn't gone to the zoo and when my friends invited me along, I went. Surprisingly enough I really enjoyed it, Taronga zoo is massive and for someone who has only visited Colchester … Continue reading The Wanderings Month 3: What am I doing in Winton?