Travel Thursday: A Trip Down Under

It's time for another travel Tuesday, even though It's Thursday, I know. It's just been so crazy with the start of race season coming up, that I haven't even had time to sit down and blog

This week I wanted to share a little bit about my trip to Australia with y'all.

A few summers ago my granddad, took my "cousins" and I on a trip down under, to celebrate my cousin Anthony's graduation (you can get a little refresher about the whole fam here)

On our trip we visited Sydney, Melbourne, Hayman Island, and Cairns, but my favorite by far was Sydney. We climbed the Sydney Bridge and I fell in love with the Opera House.

I was so surprised at how different each location we visited was, and I loved them each for different reasons. Sydney was a vibrant city, with upscale hotels, restaurants, and plenty of nightlife. 

But in Cairns we were closer to the wild...
...I'm talking tree-houses and big spiders kind of wild...

but we got to eat our meals at tables that looked like this...talk about amazing!

My favorite part of the trip was getting to ride in the sea plane, which is what we used to get to Hayman Island.
BUT I think the person who enjoyed the trip the most, was my little brother. By day 2 he looked like a total Aussie!
It was an amazing experience, and I would love to go back one day.

I do have ONE TIP THOUGH. We took this trip over our summer break, which was winter in Australia. I would encourage anyone who is planning a trip to Australia to make sure it's during our Winter.

If not you might end up doing some of this during part of your trip...
It looks sunny, but it was cold and rainy some of the days, so we played A LOT of cards!


7 comments :

Bri said...

Whenever people talk about Australia they mention the giant spiders and it freaks me out!

However, the kangeroos and koalas make me want to go so I'm going to need to work through the spider issue....

Laura said...

that looks like so much fun, cards and rain and all. I hope to visit Australia some day!

Alyx said...

Oh my goodness! I have always wanted to go to Australia! How cool!!

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

What a great trip! I personally love Melbourne, though I live in Canberra and my family is in Sydney. I think Autumn is a great time to be in Australia, because it's not too hot and not too cold. I'm glad you had such a great time! Next time you come you'll have a blogger friend to look up! Have a great weekend Bri!

Meg O. said...

Wow, looks like the trip of a lifetime! I have always wanted to go to Australia. That kangaroo is just so freaking adorable, too, by the way.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

i'm so obsessed with the australian accent. i'd go there for that reason alone.

Miss Amy said...

Gorgeous! Trip of a lifetime with your family. Glad you experienced that....even if it was freezing! :)

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