Backpacking Down Under

I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad. -- George Bernard Shaw

Can you hear that? It’s the roar of the ocean waves; a 4WD grinding its way through the outback; the mystical sounds of twilight in the desert and a cacophony of birdsong in the rainforest. It’s the call of the wild, all the way from Australia.

Obviously if you’ve arrived at our website, you’re ready to pack your bags and hit the road. You’ve had enough of studying, the 9-5 grind and city smog. The promise of wide, open spaces, and new friends in exotic places awaits you.

Time to find out what this country that bred Croc Hunter Steve Irwin, Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe, and great actors like Nicole Kidman and Mel Gibson is all about, mate!


Need some inspiration? Here are some of the best "on the road" stories in Australia.
Good luck on your own travels. We wish you the adventure of a lifetime – with enough stories to tell your grandkids!

With $1.70 in his pocket and an empty stomach, Reg Urquhart hitches back to Melbourne.

To Climb or Not To Climb? The Eternal Question at Australia's Ayers Rock.

Backpacker stories on Australia at WiseNomad

Stories from your friends on the road in Oz at TravelJournals

An unforgettable trip to Fraser Island.

Dr Karl talks trains across the wide brown land.

Sydney in a nutshell, and other inspiring stories on Travel Blog.