RELAXING HOLIDAY: English traveller Ellis Vaughan.
RELAXING HOLIDAY: English traveller Ellis Vaughan. Jessica Lamb

TV logger is chilling out in Airlie

Backpacker chats

NAME: Ellis Vaughan

HOME: Rugby, England

How long have you been in Australia?

Two weeks, I started in Cairns and I'm heading down the coast to Sydney.

What's your occupation?

I work in television, most recently I'm a logger.

Where are you travelling next?

I'm heading to New Zealand and then onto Asia.

I'm a solo traveller, it's a great way to meet new people.

I've got a few friends who are travelling Australia as we speak so I plan to meet up with them along the way.

What is your favourite place in Australia?

I loved the Daintree up north, I saw a crocodile.

What's your impression of Australians?

My stereotypical Australian was that they love sports and beer and I'm not far off, although beer is a lot more expensive than I first thought.

The majority of Australians are nice but some can be quite outspoken.

Favourite part of Airlie Beach?

I like the night life, Airlie was just a stop along the way but once I got here it's a great place just to chill out and relax by the lagoon and paddle board.

Where are you staying?

YHA hostel.

Weirdest part of Australia?

The animals and I am fascinated by indigenous culture and how that fits into Australian society.

Are you staying in hostels all the way?

I'm staying in backpackers' the majority of the trip but I have booked two nights of luxury in a hotel in Brisbane.

Why did you come to Australia?

I guess I came to see the landmarks and the animals. I love the weather and am enjoying the heat but having said that I am sunburnt.

Opti-MINDs Honours victory in Brisbane

Opti-MINDs Honours victory in Brisbane

Opti-MINDs Honours victory in Brisbane

Virgin plane bound for Proserpine involved in near miss

Virgin plane bound for Proserpine involved in near miss

Virgin plane bound for Proserpine involved in near miss

Baylee Evans wins Queensland title

Baylee Evans wins Queensland title

Baylee Evans wins Queensland title

Local Partners