THE SUNSHINE STATE

Firstly, sorry for my lack of posts recently… We have been crazy busy since we began our travels up the east coast!! We have just completed the last leg of our journey North, having arrived in Cairns yesterday evening, and I have so much to tell you about what we’ve been up to along the way!

Byron Bay was our next stop after Sydney, which was a pretty big change from what we had become used to! It’s a quirky little town with a beautiful beach and the people were all really ‘hippy’. We spent our first day just chilling at the beach and looking around the town. We also managed to squeeze in a workout (traveller tip: pack a skipping rope if you want an easy, cheap, and space-saving way to exercise)! As well as exploring our immediate surroundings, we decided to hire a car and venture further afield to some waterfalls! It was so nice to be able to drive again and we had such a good day, spent mostly at Killen Waterfalls where we were able to have a swim and walk right behind the waterfall!

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After Byron Bay we headed on up to the Gold Coast, which I loved. Although I’ve never been, it is what I would imagine Miami to be like. They don’t call it Surfers Paradise for nothing… The beach was absolutely stunning, with perfectly white sand and the water was a lovely temperature. The waves were also incredible which made me want to try surfing again after having done it in Bali! Unfortunately, we only had a couple of nights here before moving on to Brisbane.

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Whilst in Brisbane we decided to hire a car again and drive to the Steve Irwin Zoo. We had the best day and were able to see some of Australia’s finest animals, including crocodiles, kangaroos and koalas. The staff at the zoo put on a croc show in which they got up close and personal with a huge crocodile, which was amazing but also pretty nerve wracking! Although I didn’t get to hug a koala (which you might remember was one of the things on my bucket list), I did manage to snap a selfie with a kangaroo. They also had animals from all over the world, so we got to see giraffes, rhinos, and zebras as well. My favourite was definitely the tiger though!!

I’m going to keep this post short and sweet but I’ll be back very soon as I have so much to tell you about what I got up to on Fraser Island, the Whitsundays, and Magnetic Island!!

Bye for now!

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