Whistle-stop Tour of Aus

Happy New Year!
As you may have gathered from my last post (and Instagram page), I have been in Australia for the last 3 weeks, sooo I thought I would do a quick picture diary of our route including a few highlights along the way. Believe it or not, this is the condensed version, this was my first time down under so we wanted to fit in as much as possible.

First stop: Sydney! 6 days of beaching, brunching, walking and catching up with friends (including new years eve) whilst we got over our jet lag. We stayed in Bondi which was the perfect location!

//The first picture I took, Tamarama beach at the end of our road!//

//NYE on Goat island, fireworks and a view of Sydney harbour bridge//

//Beaching at all the beaches along the Bondi - Coogee walk//

//Road trip to Palm beach (aka Summer Bay), if you watch Home and Away you will understand//

Next stage: 6 day road trip up the East coast from Sydney to Brisbane! We did this with a company called Loka and it included transport and accommodation as well as activities such as tubing and kayaking. 

//First stop, Barrington Tops - hammocks, hills and tubing//

//Spot X surf camp - Tipis on the beach//

//Cabin in the woods aka Wolf Creek with kayaking//

//2 nights in Byron Bay, I loved it here, music, buskers, beach and surf shops (also a lot of jellyfish)//

Phase 3: Fraser Island! Definitely the most picturesque place we visited. We saw Lake Mckenzie, Eli Creek, the Maheno shipwreck and we also made a last minute decision to take a scenic flight over the island which was incredible and highly recommended.

//Beautiful Lake Mckenzie//

//Maheno Shipwreck//

//Scenic flight over the Island, including Butterfly lake//

Phase 4: Brisbane! It was sooo hot we sat at Southbank, went on a snorkelling trip to Moreton Island and took a boat along the river, we couldn't be out of the water for long

//Brisbane's Southbank, manmade beach//

//Dolphins at Moreton Island on our snorkelling trip//

Last, but not least: Melbourne, to visit friends. We explored the city, beached in 41 degree heat, ate some more brunch and drank cocktails.

//Graffiti Laneways//

//Victoria Market, ft dumplings//

//Melbourne at night//

Annnnd wow that's a long post and a lot of pictures. I could go on but it's already way too long. Next up, a few holiday outfits, although entirely out of season for the UK right now. Summer can't come soon enough for me now!


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