As you drive along the Captain Cook Highway from Cairns towards Port Douglas you already know you are in for a treat at Hartleys Crocodile Farm. The drive is considered to be one of the best coastal drives in Australia, as you pass by perfect beaches and beautiful greenery it’s easy to see why. This is the perfect place for Hartleys Crocodile farm, nestled among the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.
Cooktown, located on Cape York Peninsular, North Queensland, was named after the British explorer Captain James Cook, who became stranded here in 1770 when his boat, The Endeavour, took a bit of a knock from the reef south of Cooktown. Whilst wwoofing our way around Australia we spent three weeks in this little town.
Whilst I was working at a strawberry farm in Tasmania, and living at Little Devils Backpackers, we looked out and were sent home on a beautiful Sunday morning. Not wanting to spend the day at the hostel I managed to convince the boys we should make the most of the free ute and head to Bruny Island for the day. It didn’t take much, and soon we were off.
Bruny is a small island off Tasmania, a trip from Kettering port to Roberts Point with take you 15 minutes on the ferry. You’ll need transport to get around here, with a population of only 620 across the island public transport is hard to come by, hitch-hiking might be an option though.
I have a wonderful friend I met in London who, by chance, moved back to her home city of Melbourne not long after I landed in Australia. Being the treasure she is she took us on a few sight-seeing trips, including a drive along the Great Ocean Road, bar crawling in St Kilda and to Phillip Island to see the Little Penguins. Because who doesn’t love penguins?