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Trading Wheels for Water in Cairns

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 4 Aug 2009 | Views [1300]

We made it! After ten days of a whirlwind roadtrip up the east coast, Geoff’s Van-Tastic Adventures promotional tour has reached its final destination – Cairns! We dropped Geoff off at the Traveller’s Auto Barn so he could get all shiny and ... Read more >

Tags: australia, cairns, calypso, diving, great barrier reef, road trip, snorkeling, van-tastic adventures


Anchor's Away in Airlie Beach

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 30 Jul 2009 | Views [2361]

When we pulled up to Beaches Backpackers , we knew that we were in the center of the action in Airlie Beach. The chunky tables that lined the café and bar of Beaches were teeming with sun-kissed travellers, fresh off of their sailing trips to the Whitsundays.... Read more >

Tags: airlie beach, australia, party, road trip, sailing, travel, van-tastic adventures, whitsundays, world nomads, yachting


The Australia Zoo: The Irwin Initiatives Live On

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 27 Jul 2009 | Views [2323]

From Brisbane, we headed over to THE Australia Zoo . We’ve been to a lot of zoos in our days, but the Australia Zoo is the brain child of Aussie icon, Steve Irwin. We grew up with Steve Irwin’s shows, watching while he conjured up ideas of adventure ... Read more >

Tags: adveture, australia, australia zoo, road trip, steve irwin, travel, van-tastic adventures, zoo


BUNKin' in Brisbane

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 27 Jul 2009 | Views [1296]

Well, we think it is safe to say, that after spending eight months in hostels in southeast Asia, the backpackers in Australia really take things to a different level. We bounced into BUNK  Backpackers this afternoon to meet with Ben and check out ... Read more >

Tags: australia, brisbane, hostels, road trip, travel, van-tastic adventures


Ay, Currumbin!

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 27 Jul 2009 | Views [2721]

After a beautiful morning drive up the Gold Coast, we really didn't think our day could get much better. But as we pulled up the the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary , located only a few short blocks from the beaches, we knew that we were in for a "... Read more >

Tags: australia, currumbin wildlife sanctuary, gold coast, road trip, travel, van-tastic adventures


The Gold Coast: An Interview with Jo-Anne Wilkie

AUSTRALIA | Saturday, 25 Jul 2009 | Views [3389]

As we drove along Queensland’s famous Gold Coast on the Van-Tastic promotional roadtrip, windows down, warm sea air blowing through our hair, sun brightly shining, it was easy to see what attracts the masses to the area. The sky was cloudless, ... Read more >

Tags: aquarius backpackers, australia, backpacking queensland, balunjali interpretative cultural kayaking tour, gold coast, road trip, surfers paradise, travel, van-tastic adventures


Byron Bay: Backpacker's Bohemia

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 23 Jul 2009 | Views [1751]

When we arrived in Byron Bay, the BBQ was just heating up and the travellers were milling about on the courtyard deck of Nomads Byron Bay Backpackers chatting. The sausages were put out, the goon started flowing and the first Van-Tastic Adventures ... Read more >

Tags: byron bay, launch party, road trip, travel, van-tastic, van-tastic adventures, world nomads


(Trying to) Hang 10 in Yamba

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 22 Jul 2009 | Views [2510]

We arrived at the Yamba YHA late at night and got the tour of the "mansion" before bed. You could hardly classify this hostel as a backpackers, as it is fully equipped  with a full-service restaurant (that the locals love!), a pool, a table ... Read more >

Tags: australia, byron bay, cliff jumping, nomads byron bay, party, road trip, surfing, van-tastic, van-tastic adventures, yamba


Outdoor Adventures in Port Stephens

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | Views [2010] | Comments [1]

When we arrived in Port Stephens it was dark, and through the rural jungle of bamboo, Melaleuca trees and gardens we discovered Melaleuca Surfside Backpackers – a community of beautiful hand-crafted wooden cabins that welcomes you to settle right in.... Read more >

Tags: australia, travel, van-tastic, van-tastic adventures, whale watching, world nomads, yamba


Surf and Sun in Sydney

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | Views [983]

So here we go! Today we leave Sydney and head off to Port Stephens. There is one catch though, Geoff the karmic campervan is not quite ready for his big debut – he still has a bit of primping to do! So we headed over to Traveller’s Auto Barn ... Read more >

Tags: australia, bondi beach, port stephens, surfing, van-tastic adventures, world nomads


Meeting Geoff

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | Views [838]

Drum roll, please...da da da da da da! He has arrived! Yes, Geoff the much-anticipated karmic campervan has been suited up, souped up and hit the streets of Sydney yesterday afternoon. As he zipped through the CBD down to Circular Quay and ... Read more >

Tags: australia, competitions, road trip, sydney, travel, van-tastic adventures, world nomads


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AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 24 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery


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