Travellers are a hard bunch to buy for, whether you are trying to send them something from home or if you’re with them on the road. In Part 1 and Part 2 of my complete guide to Christmas presents for travellers I shared some ideas about presents to send to you friends and family on the road. Here, I’m going to share 6 easy and inexpensive DIY projects any traveller can make and give as presents this Christmas.
Buying Christmas presents for travellers can be a mine field: from how they will actually receive your gift to what they really want, it can be a nightmare. And, with Christmas right around the corner, time to make the purchase is running out! So, what gift should you give to your nomad friend this season? Here’s my part 1 guide to the perfect Christmas present for a wanderlust-filled friend.
I arrived at the airport, which is tiny, in the early morning and hopped on the shuttle bus to town. The shuttle bus is great, it’s 30USD return and will drop off/pick up from most the hotels and hostels in town. I was dropped at The Pickled Frog, ditched my bag and set off to Bathurst Street’s farmer market.
The east side of the Nam Khan river is often overlooked by tourists, particularly when the bamboo bridge that connects the two sides has not been completed. For those tourists seeking to explore this side of the river there is one little treasure trove filled with hand crafted jewellery that is a perfect place to spend a morning learning a new craft: Garden of Eden.
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.