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How to celebrate Christmas as a backpacker in Australia

It’s Christmas time around the world, but if you’re a backpacker in Australia, this will be a Christmas unlike any you’ve had before! For most backpackers in December it’s chilly back in their home countries. Christmas normally means sitting in front of the fireplace with the family or dashing through the snow. If you feel … Continue reading How to celebrate Christmas as a backpacker in Australia

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Backpacker Halloween Costume Ideas

Not sure what to be this Halloween? Unless you've been carrying a tutu and mask in your backpack this whole time, you'll probably need to get creative. Here's some backpacker Halloween costume ideas that use materials that you probably already have, or can easily find last minute at the store. Grab some friends and get … Continue reading Backpacker Halloween Costume Ideas

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The four bars you WILL visit as a backpacker in Cairns

Whether you’re starting or ending your trip, Cairns is one end of the East coast backpacker trail. You could be excited to start your big adventure or ready to pat yourself on the back for making it all the way up to the top end. Either way, you’re going to want to go out and … Continue reading The four bars you WILL visit as a backpacker in Cairns

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Cairns to Townsville – A Cairns Backpacker Road Trip

Cairns → Townsville For those fortunate enough to have a set of wheels, you're in for a treat if you plan on making your way south. Cairns backpackers have either just arrived from the south--weary from their long journey, or are about to embark on an epic trip south to Sydney. Before you head out, … Continue reading Cairns to Townsville – A Cairns Backpacker Road Trip

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Healthy Hostel Meals for Your Market Veggies

Every week from Friday to Sunday, backpackers hit Rusty’s Markets to stock up on inexpensive fresh veggies from over 180 stalls. Here are a number of delicious hostel meals that are easy, require few ingredients, and are packed with veggies to try out at the Travellers Oasis hostel kitchen. Stir Fry   This is one … Continue reading Healthy Hostel Meals for Your Market Veggies

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Cairns Walks – Things to Do in Cairns

For backpackers, sometimes saving money can mean missing out. Luckily, hiking is free AND helps you burn off those travel calories! Cairns has a number of stellar hikes, all under an hour away by car. Grab your water and sunscreen and go explore some of these great Cairns walks! Walsh’s Pyramid   Walsh’s Pyramid stands … Continue reading Cairns Walks – Things to Do in Cairns

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Top Three Free Things to Do in Cairns

Top Three Free Things to Do in Cairns Cairns is often positioned at the very end of a backpacker’s trip, or at the very beginning. Either way, penny pinching is easy with a wide variety of free things to do in Cairns! Read below for our three favorites in the downtown area--all walking distance from … Continue reading Top Three Free Things to Do in Cairns