After my trip to New Zealand, I went to Australia for 5 weeks to visit the east coast. I started in Cairns in the north and ended in Sydney. On this page I’m showing you the highlights of my trip to Australia with some of the pictures I took.
The highlight of my time in Cairns was my diving excursion to the Great Barrier Reef. I went with Cairns Dive and it was truly magnificent. I saw so many tropical fishes and even sea turtles and a shark!
After Cairns I travelled to Magnetic Island to do some more diving. The visibility wasn’t as nice as at the Great Barrier Reef, but I saw many rays here. The atmosphere was really laid back so I also spend a lot of time chilling and reading in a hammock.
This picture was taken on Fraser Island, the biggest sand island in the world. Because it’s all sand, you need a 4WD to get around. You’ll probably see dingos when you’re there and you should definitely check the Pinnacles. These sand dunes consist of 72 different colors!
Noosa is a great place to get some surfing lessons, even if you’ve never surfed before (like me). The waves are gentle so it’s ideal for beginners. I had a lot of fun!
This was definitely the highlight of my trip! I hugged a koala! It was so cute! You can hug koalas at Steve Irwin’s zoo called Australia Zoo.
I stopped in some places in between including Brisbane before I arrived at my final destination: Sydney!
The icon of Sydney: The Oprah House
Sydney has several beaches, and some of them are linked with a walking path like here at Bondi Beach.
Just a short drive from Sydney you’ll find these Blue Mountains, a beautiful area that’s really worth visiting.
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