The Aussie Flashpacker

The Aussie Flashpacker Travel Blog & Magazine brings you the best in luxury and adventure travel.
Bursting with Wanderlust, Luxury, Adventure, Travel tips & Inspiration it aims to inspire you to travel and see the world.


Thursday, August 17, 2017

The best ways to get active on your Bali holiday

Bali is a destination that has long been on our radar, and whilst Dan visited long before we met, now that we are living in Australia we are itching to get over there together (we even considered it for our honeymoon, but the Maldives won in the end)! Bali is the perfect destination for us as it combines both adventure and luxury. I’d love to rent a villa in Bali and spent half my holiday exploring the island and half my holiday relaxing in luxury. For a small island Bali is bursting with adventure and here are some of the top ways to stay active and get the most out of your Bali holiday!

Drone photo of Bali coastline

Sunday, August 13, 2017

A Beautiful Winter's Day at Little Bay

Today was one of those rare and lovely days where we woke up with absolutely no plans at all. It was such a beautiful winter's day with the sun shining and the temperature rising to the high 20's! Dan and I packed our beach towels and a book each and headed to Lighthouse Beach, one of our favourite beaches in our hometown of Port Macquarie. We parked at Tacking Point Lighthouse and decided that rather than head down to Lighthouse Beach, we would check out beautiful Little Bay, which is situated north of the Lighthouse.

Girl sitting at Little Bay Port Macquarie

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Six Hidden Gems to Explore in Mallorca

Described by Lonely Planet as the ‘star of the Mediterranean’, Mallorca is a beautiful island bursting with culture, history and lush scenery, all waiting to be uncovered. Mallorca is a destination that is quickly growing more popular every year, and it’s easy to see why! This gorgeous island has everything one could ever ask for. From quaint historical towns such as Alcudia; to bustling, lively cities like Palma, Mallorca has something for everyone to enjoy! Whilst Mallorca is renowned for its nightlife, beach resorts and alluring views, the country has so much more to offer its visitors, and is bursting at the seams with undisturbed, hidden gems. That’s why we’ve found six of Mallorca’s most treasured, hidden sights and attractions for you to explore on your next visit!

Caló des Moro beach in Mallorca

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Six week long winter escapes from Australia

After two UK winters I thought I would never complain about an Australian winter again, turns out I was wrong. There's nothing like daylight savings ending, a bit of drizzle and winter chill for one to start daydreaming about tropical climates, sunshine and holidays! Whilst we love ski holidays and visiting snowy places, we really don't enjoy the cold when there is no snow involved and so more often than not end up chasing the summer sun! There are some incredible places in Asia and the Pacific that are right on our doorstep and are perfect to visit during winter! Here are six destinations that could provide you with the perfect week long winter escape from Australia!

Tropical Island Paradise

Monday, July 3, 2017

A Vivid Sydney Photo Diary

Vivid Sydney is an annual winter festival of light, music and ideas showcasing amazing light sculptures, creative industry forums and a cutting-edge contemporary music program. The most iconic part of Vivid is the illumination of the Sydney Opera House sails! Vivid Sydney is grown to become the largest of its kind in the world and is an event that has been on my radar for a long time. We made the trip down the Sydney on the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend and loved exploring the city whilst being dazzled by the light installations! Vivid has grown so big that this year there was over 400 music events, 260 ideas sessions and 90 light installations spread across seven locations! Our favourite aspects of the festival were seeing the Opera House lit up, experiencing the light and music show at Darling Harbour, taking part in the Vivid Light walk along the foreshore, through the lanes and backstreets of The Rocks and through the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens.

Monday, June 26, 2017

A Luxury Staycation at Rydges Sydney Central

Over the recent long weekend, we headed down to Sydney for a nice little staycation and to check out the annual Vivid Festival which had been on my Sydney bucket list for a while! We booked an amazing Vivid package at Rydges Sydney Central and loved the uniqueness of this modern, elegant hotel and its convenient location in Surry Hills. We had an amazing weekend checking out all that Vivid had to offer and really enjoyed our stay at Rydges, a hotel we would certainly return to again when visiting the city.

Sydney Harbour and Circular Quay

Monday, June 19, 2017

The Most Luxurious Island Resorts in the Philippines

The Philippines is made up of 7,000 beautiful tropical islands with jungle, mountains and beautiful beaches galore. This friendly country is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia and boasts some of the best islands and beaches in Asia. The Filipino islands are also home to some of the top luxury resorts in all of Asia. These hotels and resorts guarantee you a tropical island paradise where white-sand beaches are lapped by azure seas and palms sway in the breeze, whilst the top-notch service will ensure you never forget your luxury island stay in the Philippines. As luxury hotel lovers we would happily book a luxury island getaway in any of these amazing hotels!

Philppines Beautiful Islands

Monday, May 29, 2017

The World’s Most Luxurious Train Journeys

Train travel was the most luxurious way to travel in the past and over the last few years, it has made a resurgence and no matter where your destination there are sure to be a choice of luxurious train journeys on offer. Never before has there been so many companies promising to pamper you through some of the most remote, exotic, romantic and beautiful landscapes. Dan and I have fallen in love with train travel over the last few years with our favourites being the Jungfraujoch in Switzerland and the Belmond Hiram Bingham in Peru! Train travel is a truly unique way to travel and allows you to sit back and relax and truly take in the majestic scenery around you. Here’s a look into some of the very best train journeys around the world and the incredible scenery you'll experience along the way!

Train Switzerland Grindelwald