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Final Thoughts on Australia

Interesting things about Australia When we first arrived in Australia we expected it to be a lot like America and for the most part it was.   Here were some of the interesting things that stuck out to us as we traveled through Australia. Size/Population:  We heard a lot of people …

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Our final day in Melbourne/Australia

We spent our final day in Melbourne and Australia on a walking tour.  The walking tour was free but they highly recommend tipping at the end.  Our tour guide turned out to be really good and gave us a lot of cool facts on Australia/Melbourne.  I don’t really remember any …

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Kangaroos and Koalas! Finally!!

When we first go to Australia we were expecting to see Kangaroos everywhere.  We had been in Australia for almost 30 days and had only seen a couple Kangaroos and Koalas in the zoo!   Ashley was most excited to see a Koala and we found the perfect tour.  The tour …

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A big change of pace in Melbourne

Before we arrived in Melbourne we were told that Melbourne and Sydney were very different cities.   As one person described it, “Melbourne is your wife and Sydney is your mistress.” We were both a bit tired during our first full day in Melbourne after staying up late.  We had booked …

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Our best day in Sydney!

Our second to last day in Sydney turned out to be extremely action packed!  We were going non-stop all day and loving every second of it.   We started off the day with a run in a nearby park.  The park was on the way to the famous Sydney opera house …

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Rain and sunshine in Sydney

On our second day in Sydney we walked outside and it was extremely overcast.  We checked the weather and it looked like rain was in the forecast all day.   We had seen a zoo down by the marina the day before so we decided to head that direction.   This particular …

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We made it to Sydney!

When we started in Australia we decided to work our way from North to South.  Along the way we were in pretty small cities the whole time with the exception of Surfers Paradise.   We arrived early in the morning after our final overnight Grey Hound bus from Byron Bay.  We …

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Hangin with Hippies in Byron Bay

Starting from all the way back in Japan and all the way through Australia we had people recommend Byron Bay to us.  We were told this was one of the best places in Australia and everyone loves it.  We never heard a single person say a negative thing about it.   …

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Surfers Paradise with David

We left Hervey Bay after seeing Fraser Island and made our way to Surfers Paradise.  Along the way we had heard from a number of people that surfers paradise wasn’t that great and it was “just a big city.”  We decided to go ahead and book 3 nights in Surfers …

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Off roading on Fraser Island

When Ashley and I were figuring out what we wanted to see in Australia, we went back and forth on Fraser island.   It required us to waste a day in Hervey bay and when we looked at the pictures/advertising for it we didn’t really understand the appeal.  Most people come …

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