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Shakas adventure tour: North Stradbroke Island

Each time I’m asked about what is my second favourite hobby,  word travel comes to my mind.

I have been to several countries before moving to Brisbane: UK, USA, New Zealand and Mongolia. As I finished my last trip before packing up to go to Australia from New Zealand, I realised that the islands and the ocean are my favourite destinations. Most of the pictures that I have taken during these trips are of beaches and shorelines from different cities and countries.

After settling down in my new home in Brisbane six months ago, I was checking the  Brisbane travel guide book every night before going to sleep. Luckily, I came across the Shakas adventure tour and decided to go to North Stradbroke Island.

Shakas adventure tour is a small local tour guide company which focus on organising trips to  North Stradbroke Island. Timmy Cooper, the owner of the business, is a very easy going Aussie from New South Wales. Unlike most of the tour companies, my friend Timmy always drives his seven-seater van to pick up travellers from the city to the island. During the trip to  North Stradbroke Island, he didn’t just talk about the sites to visit but he talked about the sea culture of Brisbane and the history of the Island. Whilst driving on the island, we discovered various wildlife and took lots of photos.  According to the schedule, my trip was meant to end at 4 pm, but it was extended until 5 pm because we visited several beaches that not many people knew about.

The cost of the trip was pretty affordable for young travellers like me, especially when you receive a 20 per cent discount if you are recommended by former clients.  Words can not express this wonderful experience travelling on Timmy’s tours. If you want to get further information, check Timmy’s facebook  page

By the way, Timmy and his team are opening several new tour options, so check these out.

Hi, my name is William and I come from Guangzhou China. I love traveling, doing sports, and meeting people from different cultural backgrounds. I'm also a bit of an adventurer, I like to experience new things, as well as writing and reading. I decided to go to Australia to fulfill my dream of becoming independent and learning something new. Currently, I'm studying for a Master of Education something that I really enjoy. I'm a hardworking and motivated person who wants to share my experience of studying and living in Brisbane and hopefully inspire others to study overseas.

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