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Awesome Australian 2WD Road Trips: Gympie to Rockhampton

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This article provides a detailed overview of the main Bruce Highway route and side trip options between Gympie and Rockhampton.

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8 Exhilarating Australian Animal Swims You Haven’t Tried Yet

(3) Whale Shark, Ningaloo Reef, Australia

I lowered myself with apprehension from the dive boat into the flimsy shark net. Dark shapes rapidly approached. Two bronze whaler sharks swam with fierce hunting intent, slipstreaming like torpedos through the water as they approached their bloody fish prey. I felt like I was sucking my scuba tank dry.

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7 Deadly Sins of Travel Packing

(9) Travel Luggage: Suitcase or backpack?

We struggled miserably up the five flights of stairs to our pensione in Vernazza as a result of hand-carrying the two extra bags we had purchased along the way through France. Both of our backpacks were backsprain-inducing heavy and I couldn’t understand why we had so much stuff after only three weeks of travelling. Our initial load of one medium sized backpack each should have sufficed for our trip.

Travel Perspectives »

Pretraveller Top 10 Posts of 2012

(8) Perry Sand Hills, Outback Australia

We are at the end of 2012, almost a full year since I started the Pretraveller blog. Thank you to all of my readers, I really appreciate your support.