Australia is a magical country! We all know this, and yet many don’t take the time to see it! We find ourselves always travelling overseas for our next adventure and often forgot to look in our own back yard. Last summer we decided to take a trip down to Adelaide and it was amazing! We started in Sydney and made our first stop In Jarvis Bay, with the whitest sand in the world at Hyams beach and crystal clear water it is definitely not a place you should miss.
Murrays Beach, Jervis Bay
We then continued down the coast to Batemans bay, a central location to explore the surrounding beaches such as south Durras, Pebbly and Pretty beach. Here we went on lots of little hikes and ran into plenty of friendly Kangaroos almost everywhere we went
South Durras Beach
Our next stop was Australia’s tallest Mountain. For those Europeans reading don’t get too excited. At 2228m it is no Everest, but it is still an amazing hike from the picturesque town of Thredbo. We stayed in the Thredbo YHA and it felt more like a ski lodge than a hostel. Thredbo is filled with activities from snow sports in winter or hikes and mountain biking in Summer.
Waterfalls in Lorne, Wild life in Cape Otway
What we really came on this trip for however was the Great Ocean Road and trust us it didn’t disappoint! With lots of towns and sights to visit along the way, we stayed in Apollo bay and Port Fairy. We discovered Waterfalls in Lorne, Wild life in Cape Otway and picturesque coastlines all the way until the 12 Apostles.
Our final stop on our Roadtrip was Adelaide! As Sydney siders, we came in with the stupid impression that Adelaide was boring. To be frank, after 5 days we were ready to move there. The sleepy streets, close beaches and exciting events like the Fringe Festival and Tour Down Under meant we were never bored. People are friendlier, there is minimal traffic and heck you can even rent bikes for free every day!