Aussie roadtrip 6000km+

Hello there! Time flies when you are having fun.. πŸ™‚

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..Β Mikael did get his way (it’s big and has a lot of noise) πŸ˜€ We spent several days searching for cars. Usually there was something fishy with the cars, or they tried to sell broken ones.

Β Β We got the car with a very nice deal after a couple of days using Mikaels secret bargain tactics πŸ˜‰ Haha, we were very happy with our new Ford Explorer.Β We drove straight to Byron Bay on that friday, to spend the weekend with our friends, for some surfing and beach life.

Β Β Β  Β Β Β Β  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.Β 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.. πŸ™‚

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Mikael surfing in Surfers Paradise ^^,
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The view from our home inΒ Surfers! πŸ™‚ Beautiful Nerang River.Β Love the contrast.
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Fresh fruit on the side of the road. Perfect place to rest for a while πŸ˜‰
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Misty mountains on Bruce Highway πŸ™‚
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White long beach and the most beautiful blue coloured water. This is Whithaven beach.
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This island has the most snakes /m2 than any other place IN THE WORLD!
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Snorkelling in Whitsundays. There’s a whole new world under the surface πŸ™‚
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Airlie Beach and Whitsundays were like from a fairytale. So beautiful!!

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AND YEEEES, we SKYDIVED! πŸ˜€ 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 πŸ™‚

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Magnetic Island after sunset πŸ™‚
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Magnetic sunset πŸ™‚

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Feeding parrots some breakfast on Magnetic Island! They look beautiful and innocent, but they sound like… I don’t know.. absolutely annoying and terrifying? πŸ˜€ 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! πŸ™‚

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..

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We had such a lovely day at Josephine Falls. A truly beautiful waterfall where you could swim in crystal clear water. πŸ™‚

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People were standing in line to try the natural slide.. it was so much fun!! πŸ˜€
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Daintree Adventure with our new friends Simon and AndrΓ©a. We met them in Airlie Beach and decided to travel together, friends for life! πŸ™‚ This day we saw a wild hog, a baby crocodile and the biggest spider ever. πŸ™‚
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Smaller waterfall in Daintree Rainforest.
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We stumbled upon a lake where you could play tarzan and throw yourself with the liana into the water. Guys loved it of course πŸ˜€
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Another tropical waterfall on our path through the rainforest. The smell was so purifying, and the water was perfectly clear. πŸ™‚
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The oldest rainforest in the world.. 100-180 million years old.
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Natural swing in Josephine Falls. Loved this place πŸ™‚
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Like from a painting.. ^^,
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On this crocodile safari we saw the baby crocodile. The guide told us that even bullsharks (2 big ones) were hanging around as well.. so best not to fall in the water πŸ™‚
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On another day we went to Millaa Millaa Falls. Great name isn’t it? πŸ˜€ The water was freezing, but definitely worth a visit! The way up to the waterfall was also an adventure!
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Snorkelling and diving in the Great Barrier Reef.
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Free diving in Cairns. I also tried Scuba diving and decided to do the PADI course at some point. πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚

Take care guys! Will update sooner next time ;D

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