Blogs | Greyhound Australia
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5 Things you should pack in your carry on when travelling by coach
5 February 2018
Wherever your adventures take you, packing for a trip is never a fun task. With the fear of forgetting something, over packing or just not having the right stuff handy, it can be a stressful experience. So, in this blog we’ve broken it down to ensure, at the least, you’ll nail your on-board luggage the next time you hit the road with us.Read more
Why Fraser Island Is The Perfect Destination For A Family Vacay
29 January 2018
When the kids are on holidays and you’re in need of a getaway, Heritage listed, Fraser Island is always here for you. Located three and a half hours north of Brisbane (and a short barge ride), you will find yourself in your own little slice of paradise. But in case you need a little more tantalizing? Read on here;Read more
Your Two Week East Coast Itinerary
22 January 2018
Do you have two weeks up your sleeve? Then this is the blog for you! While two weeks probably isn’t long enough to get across the whole country, you can definitely make it up the East Coast and tick off all of those big Aussie destinations you’ve always dreamed of. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s hit the road!Read more
The Top 3 Places To Spend Australia Day in 2018
17 January 2018
Back to work after the Christmas and New Year break and already in need of a long weekend? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one! The great news is, Australia Day is just around the corner. So, in this blog we share three epic ways to spend January 26th, for an Australia Day you’ll never forget!Read more
5 Games To Keep Kids Occupied On A Road Trip
9 January 2018
When it comes to road trips, this isn’t our first rodeo and we know that sitting in a coach for hours on end can be taxing, especially on the little ones who just want to get outside and play. So, to help out our fellow parents these school holidays, we have collated our top five road trip games to help smoothen out your next trip with the family.Read more
The 2018 Australia Bucket List For Locals
1 January 2018
While most of us Aussie locals dream of exploring international destinations, we often ignore the incredible places we have in our very own backyard! So, this year, we challenge you to make the most of, and not take for granted, the amazing country we live in, with these eight bucket list items for locals!Read more
The 2018 Aussie Bucket List
1 January 2018
This year, we are all about kicking those #TravelGoals and are choosing experiences over 'things'. So, if you have set yourself a New Years resolution to travel and are up for the 2018 Greyhound Australia, 30 day challenge, join us for an adventure you’ll never forget!Read more
5 Reasons To Travel By Coach From Brisbane To The Gold Coast
8 December 2017
With Summer comes BEACH DAYS, and what better place to head to, than the golden beaches of the Gold Coast. What’s even better is that we can get you there, so we thought we’d share 5 reasons why you should get there with us!Read more
Greyhound Australia take home Golden Backpacker Award: Best Transport Provider of 2017
1 December 2017
We are proud to announce that Greyhound Australia have won the Golden Packer Transport Provider of the year, for the twelfth year running!Read more
Hop On Hop Off Passes - Everything you need to know
28 November 2017
When it comes to backpacking around Australia, you can't beat a good old road trip. What’s even better than that, you ask? A road trip where you don't have to drive, worry about having an international license or insurances - and that’s where we come in!Read more
A Parent's Guide to Schoolies
2 November 2017
As we begin to reach the conclusion of school exams and the end of school celebration planning goes full throttle, NOW is the perfect time for Poolies (Parents of teens who are attending Schoolies), to have a chat with their kids and prepare them for the big event!Read more
8 Tips on How to Prepare for an Overnight Coach
18 October 2017
If you are travelling around Australia, or simply looking for an alternative to flying, an overnight coach can be a great option, especiallay if you are travelling on a budget and want to save yourself a night’s accommodation, or, would rather not waste a day travelling. But before you jump aboard, we thought we’d give you a few tips on how you should prepare for your overnight coach.Read more
Winner! Wanderlust Writer Competition
26 September 2017
We had so many great entries, choosing the winner of our blogging competition was not easy, but we’re pleased to announce Sophie Wilkins as Greyhound’s very first Wanderlust Writer. You can read Sophie’s winning entry 5 Places You Cannot Miss On Your East Coast Australia Trip here.Read more
5 Awesome Destinations For School Holidays
Planning a holiday or weekend getaway should be easy, BUT, we all know, when it comes to planning a holiday for the family, it tends to become less about you, and more about the kids. So, with school holidays coming up we thought we’d highlight some of our favourite ‘family friendly’ destinations so you can spend less time planning and more time holidaying!Read more
5 Awesome Events and How to Get There
What better way to kick off the downward slide into the warmer months than by checking out an awesome festival or event? We’ve put together our list of great events you need to be thinking about right now before it’s too late! From music to flowers and farm festivals to surfing, there’s something for everyone here and there’s no better way to plan your adventure to check out each of them than with Greyhound!Read more
Our Top 5 Tours
It has to be one of the most common questions we are asked here at Greyhound – “what are your ultimate must-do travel tours”. So, we’ve done the impossible! We’ve asked around the office to help compile our top Australian travel tours on offer and, while it’s probably on par with choosing your favourite child, here’s what the Greyhound team have come up with!Read more
Coach vs Plane Travel
Did you know that the route to and from Australia’s official capital, Canberra, and our unofficial capital, Sydney, is one of our most popular? We thought we’d take a look at why so many passengers are choosing to stay earth-bound on their trip between two of Australia’s biggest cities.
Snow in Australia - Yes You Read That Right!
Australia is often pictured as one of the best places in the world to ride waves but what about for riding snow-covered slopes? While the Australian ski season may not be overly long, with the right conditions Australian ski fields are up there with some of the best in the world. Read on for the When, Where, How and Who of skiing in Australia.
Why it's the Perfect Time to Plan a Trip to Uluru and The Top End
It’s definitely one of those 'bucket list destinations'. Uluru and the Top End are truly Australia’s final frontier, and guess what, now is the perfect time to start planning your Top End adventure!
Planning Your Ultimate Family Holiday
We take a look at how planning your ultimate family holiday with Greyhound can help you make the most of this valuable family time.
Brisbane to Cairns and Everywhere in Between
There are certain travel routes around Australia that are as iconic as budgie smugglers, thongs and cork hats (Google budgie smugglers if you aren't sure what we're talking about). The journey from Brisbane to Cairns is without a doubt one of these iconic travel favourites.
Guest Blogger - Hopping from Sydney to Cairns
Jean Cotter, creator of popular travel-blog A Spoonful of Travel tells us about her latest adventure; travelling from Sydney to Cairns with a Greyhound Hop-on Hop-off Bus Pass.
Make Your 2017 Resolution to See Australia
When the clock strikes midnight and everyone starts telling you how they're going to quit smoking, lose weight and get their dream job, why not declare your love for travel and make your resloution to see Australia.
Start Planning Your Christmas Travel
For many of us Christmas might be the only time during the year we travel across the country which often means For many of us this means piling the family into a tiny car, only to join the hoards of travellers cramming onto the roads with hours of stressful driving ahead of you.
What if we told you that with a little bit of planning, it didn't have to be that way? Read more.
The Foodies Guide To Melbourne
The foodie scene is not new to Melbourne but it’s arguably never been tastier. Whether it’s dumplings in the City, Italian in Lygon Street or food trucks in Fitzroy, Melbourne’s a modern day food lover’s paradise. Read more.
The Ultimate 24 Hour Brisbane Itinerary
So you’ve got 24 hours in the river city and you’re wondering what there is to do? Well we hope you’ve had a good night’s rest because here is the ultimate itinerary to squeeze as much out of Brisbane in one day. Read more.
Australia’s Backyard – 5 Places You Must See
Have you travelled the world but are yet to experience your own backyard? Here are our top 5 must see places in Australia you need to visit. Read more.
Top 10 Reasons To Book Travel And Tour Packages
Before you sit down and start painstakingly planning your next adventure, have you considered booking a travel package? This blog will give you the 10 best reasons travel packages are the best way to explore Australia. Want to find out more? Read more.
Top 5 Things To Do In And Around Townsville
Perhaps best known for being a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Townsville is a gem in its own right, with amazing history, nature and wildlife everywhere you turn. Whether you’ve experienced Townsville before or are thinking of visiting for the first time, here are the top 5 spots you must see in North Queensland’s largest city.
Top Tips For Travelling Solo Around Australia
Whether you’re looking to find yourself or simply push yourself outside your comfort zone, travelling solo is a great way to discover the world while discovering yourself.
But before you set off on your own, familiarise yourself with these top 5 tips for travelling solo in style! Read more.
Surfing Your Way Down Australia’s East Coast
It’s one of the world’s most coveted surfing destinations, with some of the greatest breaks, waves and rides you’ll ever experience. And while you may not have time to surf them all, a trip to the East Coast will help you tick some surfing adventures off your bucket list. So starting from top to bottom, here are some of the best breaks along Australia’s east coast for both beginners and advanced surfers. Read more.
5 Tips For Maintaining Your Zen When Travelling With Family
There aren’t many ways to bring your family closer together than a family holiday. Quality family time, new experiences and unforgettable memories are all a part of a successful family trip but of course unexpected things can pop up along the way. Handle the unexpected things well and they can be just another funny anecdote along the way, handle them badly and your trip may take a turn for the worse.. Read more.
Start Planning Your Australian Adventure Today
It’s no secret that part of the appeal of travelling is the break it offers from everyday life. What better way to do that than with a once in a lifetime Aussie adventure? Whether you’re chasing that blood-pumping adrenaline rush, getting way off the beaten track or simply looking to broaden your horizons, here is our guide to planning your next adventure down under! Read more.
Tips For Taking Better Travel Photos!
For most travellers, our adventures are best told through photographs - panoramics, landscapes, portraits and of course, selfies. One by one and altogether, these pictures tell a story that words couldn’t describe. And of course, the richer the photos, the richer the story. Far more goes into taking a great travel photo than just point and shoot. Here are our top 5 tips for ensuring your photos truly capture the moment! Read more.
Top Things To Do Along The Great Ocean Road
As far as spectacular driving roads go it’s pretty hard to beat the Great Ocean Road…not just in Australia but around the world! The drive is just short of 250km long, starting in Torquay and finishing when it meets the Princess Highway just outside Warrnambool. There’s plenty of must-see sights along the way and in this blog we will take a look at some of the Great Ocean Road must-dos! Read more.
Why Roadtrips Make Great Family Holidays!
Australia is vast country. Most people around the world know that the continent is big, but very rarely do people grasp just how big. Perhaps out of necessity Aussies have developed a love for the road trip. In this blog we will take a look at the top 5 reasons road trip holidays are an Australian family favourite. Read more.
Weird & Wonderful Aussie Foods!
Whatever your flavour, Australia’s unique cuisine has something to offer. From meat pies and Vegemite to witchetty grubs and crocodile, in this blog we take a look at some of the wonderful and weird additions to Aussie menus.
Top Tips To Backpacking Better!
Backpacking is an adventure. It’s an opportunity to see places most people miss and it gives you a rare glimpse into how other people live. But to get the most out of your trip there are some tips and tricks to backpacking better.
Top Fraser Island Sights You Need To See For Yourself
Whether you are chasing thrills and excitement or kicking back in a hammock with a cold drink, Fraser Island is a traveller’s dream. The World Heritage Listed island is home to some of the most unique wildlife in Australia and is packed full of sights you need to see. Here are our top Fraser Island adventures awaiting you on the world’s largest sand island! Read more.
The Top Adelaide Day Trips & Attractions
Planning a trip to the city of churches? Whether it’s the historic sites on offer, the welcoming and friendly people or the out-of-this-world food and wine scene, Adelaide is a must for any visitors to Australia. Don't lock in your Adelaide itinerary until you've checked out our latest blog on the top things to do in the city! Read more.
Exploring Melbourne, Sydney And In Between
They're Australia's two most famous cities and a must for any traveller visiting Australia. There’s Melbourne; with its’ stylish bars, world-class restaurants and more beards than you can poke a selfie stick at. And there’s Sydney; home to the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and properties that only people like Opera and maybe the Queen could afford. Here's our guide to exploring Melbourne, Sydney & in between! Read more.
Five Great Australian Festivals You Need To See
Did you know Parkes, in rural New South Wales, is home to an Elvis Festival? Or that Tully, in North Queensland, hosts a Golden Gumboot Festival? It almost seems like in Australia if we can get enough people on board with an idea we would make a festival about it! In this blog we take a look at five of the best festivals from around Australia. Read more.
Top 4 Reasons To Visit The Beautiful Kangaroo Island
Australia is home to some of the world’s leading cities and metropolises. There’s no doubt the beauty, innovation and culture of these cities have helped put Australia on the global travel map. But in contrast to the country’s futuristic cities there are still pockets of untouched, pristine, rugged wilderness that can make any traveller feel like they are the first person to set foot on this great land. Read more.
The Ultimate Guide To Gold Coast Theme Parks
There aren’t too many attractions that can appeal to the entire family quite like a theme park can. From adrenalin junkies to young cartoon character-crazed children, theme parks truly do have something for everyone. And as if the rides weren’t enough to get you excited, some of the best theme parks in Australia are located on the beautiful Gold Coast. Read more.
The Ultimate Guide To Tasting Your Way Around Canberra
It’s home to our politicians, the Australian War Memorial and some of the finest galleries in the land but did you know Canberra is also a mecca for food and wine lovers? Just 3 hours and 30 minutes from Sydney, Canberra is the premier destination for tasting some of Australia’s finest beer, wine and produce. Here are our top highlights every foodie needs to tick off their list when visiting the nation’s capital. Read more.
The Journey Between Brisbane & Hervey Bay
The allure of Hervey Bay is undeniable for both travellers to Queensland and locals alike. Located just 4 hours and 40 minutes from Brisbane, Hervey Bay is not only the gateway to the World Heritage Listed Fraser Island, but is also Australia’s whale watching capital. A trip to Queensland is not complete without making the pilgrimage and here are our highlights along the way! Read more.
East Coast Adventure in Australia for Solo Travellers - Danish Blogger Review
Are you planning on travelling the east coast of Australia? Want to hear a real story from a real traveller? Then this blog is a must for any travel lover! Here you will read top places to visit through the east coast of Australia and the amazing tours to experience throughout your journey! Start planning your Australian adventure today! Read more.
Top Things To Do & See In Toowoomba
Travelling is about getting off the beaten track. It’s about exploring the smaller cities, away from the tourist hot spots and well-known landmarks. Australia is packed full of vibrant smaller towns that offer a range of unique experiences for people who are new to the area. Here are our top things to do for a traveller in Toowoomba. Read more.
Top Things To Do In Mildura, Adelaide and In Between!
The popular journey from Mildura to Adelaide is renowned as one of Australia’s most scenic overland trips. From historic Mildura, in the heart of wine country, the journey criss-crosses the mighty Murray River as you make your way towards the city of churches, Adelaide. Here's our list of top things to do along the way! Read more.
The Ultimate Australian Adventure - Canadian Blogger Review
Want to hear a real story from a real traveller exploring Australia? Then this blog is a must for any travel lover! Here you will read top places to visit in Australia and the amazing tours to experience throughout your journey! Start planning your Australian adventure today! Read more.
The Wild West – Things You Need To See In Western Australia
It’s no secret that Australia is a big place. All too often travellers get so caught up with the East Coast they entirely miss out on the travel gems Western Australia has to offer. Often referred to as the Wild West, WA is packed full of adventures just waiting to be ticked off your to-do list. This blog will give you a little peek into what Western Australia has to offer adventurers willing to travel off the beaten track. Read more.
The Top 10 Things To Do In Canberra
Beyond its status as the home of the Australian government, the ACT has loads of fun things to do and natural wonders to see since it lies between picturesque lakes and the peaks of Mount Ainslie, Black Mountain, Red Hill and Bimberi Peak. Plus, Canberra is only a two-hour drive from the epic beaches near Bateman's Bay. Here are 10 of the best attractions that won't break your budget or disappoint you on your next Canberra road trip! Read more.
Family Friendly Travel & Activities In Melbourne
Melbourne has a reputation as being Australia’s cultural capital. A grown ups playground: packed full of vibrant nightspots and bars, bustling fine-dining restaurants and world-class galleries. But there’s also a family-friendly side to this amazing city just waiting to be explored. This blog will highlight the Top 5 Must Do’s for families visiting Melbourne! Read more.
Feeling The Blues? Here Are 3 Reasons Why You Need To Visit Byron Bay
Byron Bay is a colourful and vibrant coastal town that sits at Australia’s most easterly point. The people, the creativity, the natural environment and alternative lifestyle is what makes Byron Bay so truly unique. Here are 3 reasons why you simply must visit! Read more.
Experience Sydney On A Backpackers Budget
Australia's biggest city mixes golden coastlines with a thriving metropolis. Our backpackers guide to Sydney will help you find the most memorable and unique attractions that you must explore, in order to transform your simple holiday of this famous Australian metropolis into a truly unforgettable experience! Read more.
Travel Showdown - Bus Travel vs. Air Travel
Picking which way to travel can be tricky; in this post we compare travelling by plane to travelling by bus. Which contender will come out on top? Read more.
The Best Games To Keep Your Kids Busy When You Travel
The sheer thought of travelling with children can conjure up images like that of a horror film, and the longer the trip, the harder it can become to keep your little angel’s behaving as such. This is why it’s always a good idea to have some fun and engaging games up your sleeve! Here are some of the best choices we’ve compiled. Read more.
Travel Tips – A Guide To The Australian Outback
The Australian Outback is widely regarded as one of the most captivating, yet very demanding locations that you can visit anywhere in the world. To put your mind at ease, we’ve equipped you with some essential outback travel tips that will ensure your safety during your outback adventure, as you journey to some of the most remote regions of this breathtaking continent. Read more.
10 Backpacking Tips That Could Save Your Life
Are you about to travel around Australia? Here are our top 10 tips for backpacking around Australia that will keep you safe and healthy. Read more.
A Backpacker’s Guide To The Sunshine Coast
The Sunshine Coast has the best of everything that Australia has to offer, from gorgeous beaches to peaceful hinterlands and every kangaroo, bush turkey and lorikeet in between. In this article you will discover why there’s no better way to see the Sunshine Coast than with your backpack. Read more.
Backpackers Guide To Uluru: Why You Need To Visit
Thinking about backpacking to Uluru in outback Australia? Here is our guide to the top 5 reasons why you need to visit! Read more.
A Backpacker’s Guide To Cairns
Are you a backpacker and keen to explore the breathtaking Cairns on a budget? This guide to Cairns has everything you need to know before booking your ticket and packing your bags for one of Australia’s most treasured destinations! Read more.
Australian Wildlife - Australia's Top 5 Cutest Animals
No one can resist cute & cuddly animals, especially if they're native Australian! See our list of the top 5 including sugar gliders, koalas & an echidna! Read more.
Tips For Travelling Around Australia On A Budget
Want to travel around Australia but don't think you can afford it? In our guide to backpacking Australia on a Budget we give 7 tips on how to make it work. Read more.
Tips & Activities For Travelling With Kids
Exhausted before your holiday has even begun? Travelling with kids can be easy especially if you're well equipped with activities and toys. See our tips.