There is so much to do in Australia that you could easily spend a year just touring the country and never get bored. However, most of us don’t. Whether it’s time or money, you can never tick all the boxes on the Australian to do list. The East Coast definitely has the most famous options, … Continue reading Cairns vs the Whitsundays: Which is better?
Did you know that 30% of Australians claim some sort of Irish Ancestry? Up here in Cairns, we’re more than fifteen thousand kilometres away from Ireland, but that doesn’t stop the people of Far North Queensland from enjoying St Patricks Day and celebrating their roots with a schooner of green beer. Today we’ve got some … Continue reading How to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Cairns, Australia
My name is Byron and I’ve backpacked across Australia, staying in fantastic hostels all along the way. I couldn’t believe it when I found out that Travellers Oasis, my favourite hostel, won the HOSCAR for Best Hostel in Australia… AGAIN! I’m taking over the blog today to find out more about how they’ve managed to … Continue reading Travellers Oasis wins best hostel in Australia again!
Happy new year from Travellers Oasis! Whether you welcomed the new year with fireworks down in Sydney or celebrated with us way up north in Cairns, do you have a new years resolution for 2019? How will you change for the better this year? We've got a list of the top 5 new years resolutions … Continue reading Top 5 New Years Resolutions, Australia-backpacker style
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
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
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
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
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
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