Hello there! Time flies when you are having fun.. 🙂
So what have we been up to lately? Well let’s continue from where we finished last time.. A lot has happened since then and we wouldn’t have created such beautiful memories if it wasn’t for our new family member.. our new car! We found our white pearl in Brisbane, a Ford Explorer, and well.. Mikael did get his way (it’s big and has a lot of noise) 😀 We spent several days searching for cars. Usually there was something fishy with the cars, or they tried to sell broken ones.
We got the car with a very nice deal after a couple of days using Mikaels secret bargain tactics 😉 Haha, we were very happy with our new Ford Explorer. We drove straight to Byron Bay on that friday, to spend the weekend with our friends, for some surfing and beach life.
The view from Byron Bay lighthouse is something you have to see if you go to Byron Bay. The lifestyle in BB is rather laid back and it is a paradise for surfers and hippies. Definitely a place to visit if you travel through the Gold Coast. Also our first camping experience, it was quite cool to have natures own morning alarm every morning at 07.00. Never slept so well.
After Byron Bay, we started our trip up north. The plan was to drive up as far as Cairns and Port Douglas and back down to Sydney. We had a long road ahead of us and we started just right before Easter. The best way to show you the greatest parts, is through pictures. So here it is, our unforgettable, amazing, once in a lifetime Aussie roadtrip.. 🙂
AND YEEEES, we SKYDIVED! 😀 The best part was jumping from the plane at 14000FT (!) and free falling at a speed of 200km/h. We will definitely do it again, and if I dare to do it, YOU can do it! We jumped early in the morning (06.30) to see the sunrise. It was a perfect day!
After a week in Airlie Beach and Whitsundays we continued up to Townsville and Magnetic Island.. This is a picture from the boat trip to Magnetic Island from Townsville, the sky was on fire that evening 🙂
Feeding parrots some breakfast on Magnetic Island! They look beautiful and innocent, but they sound like… I don’t know.. absolutely annoying and terrifying? 😀 Love them anyways, and all the other amazing bird species that you can find here. The best way to wake up is hearing the birds sing (not parrots though), they sing such beautiful and creative melodies. It’s really cool! 🙂
After Magnetic Island we drove to Cairns and stayed there for a bit over 2 weeks. We went to dive and snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef, visited two beautiful waterfalls and the oldest rainforest on earth. Here are the best parts of Cairns, Daintree Forest and the Great Barrier Reef..
The road trip eventually came to an end, when we arrived to Sydney the 10th of May after 6000km up north and back down. It was such a great and unforgettable experience. Memories we will carry with us for life. I wish I could explain it in words, but it’s impossible. It has to be seen, Australia has to be explored.
Here in Sydney it hasn’t been at all difficult to adapt to the new environment. Sydney is wonderful, it’s more busy and there are so many options available for us here. We have a feeling we might stay here for a while..;)
Here are some pictures from our Sunday walk on Coogee Beach, very close to where we live at the moment. We are currently looking for a more longterm apartment from the 22nd of June. So if you know something, let us know 🙂
Take care guys! Will update sooner next time ;D