Thibaults Road to the Golden Backpack Awards 2013 – part 2

Brisbane was a fascinating city. In Europe, we don’t really hear about it, we found it very active, and developed. When we arrived we got a multipass ticket to be able to go everywhere in the city center, and even take the ferry along the river. It was definitely worth it whether it is by night or by day. We also enjoyed a swim in the big lagoon, with a great view on the buildings in front, on the other side of the river.

After Brisbane we drove down to the Gold Coast it had great surfing spots and amazing contrast between sea and skyscrapers!

Gold Coast

North of Sydney


A few days later we arrived at Arrawarra Beach in darkness, we looked for a place to camp with the Hippie. We parked up at a campground which gave us a fantastic view over the bay with the moon shining. But the big surprise was for the day after when we woke up: A couple of huge whales were having a rest in the bay, jumping out of the water. We spent a very nice morning there, and the environment around is also spectacular.

Arrawarra Beach

We had a great time in our Hippie Camper!