Thinking of travelling the east coast from Cairns to Sydney? Alex and his pals have, check out their wicked adventure…in a wicked camper!
Taken directly from: http://www.travelpod.com
“It’s taken us a month to complete but we’ve finally driven the east coast from Cairns to Sydney, about 2,500 kilometres, one hell of a drive!
We left Brisbane and headed down to Surfers Paridise where we managed to park up and stay on the beachfront for a couple of nights. The beach that runs down the main part of surfers is fantastic although the waves are huge with lots of rip currents, high rise buildings also tower over which is completely different to up north. After some nights out in surfers, we headed further down, stopping at the small town of Nimbin.
Before we arrived, we were told Nimbin was the hippie capital of Australia and it certainly lives up to its reputation. Its almost like stepping back into the 60′s, with hendrix, marley, VW campers and lots of chilling. As cool as it was, we refused to stay at another campsite we decided to crack on to Byron Bay to get some surfing in.
Renting surf boards for two days was brilliant in Byron, the waves were not as suicidal as Surfers Paridise! Due to Byron’s tough camping laws, we parked up out of town along with some other cool people in Wicked campers. Surfing by day and drinking games by night is definately something I could get used to! We even shared our public loos with a huge huntsman spider, of which we managed to catch.. welcome to Australia!
In sydney we stayed with really good family friends the Chamberlains and had a wicked few days that flew by, hopefully our family will be able to come out to Sydney in the near future.. (dropping a few hints for the parents). So after some great days and nights out and about in great company, we caught a flight to Queenstown, New Zealand. Sad to leave Australia but looking forward to plenty of extreme sports in kiwi land, bring on the Skydive!”
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Nice one guys