My First Australia Day

My First Australia Day

I’ve heard of Australia Day before, but I admit I had no idea what the day was actually about. However, due to how brilliant the Aussie’s are, and any excuse for a drink, right? I’ve been pretty excited about this day for quite a few weeks.  It’s been interesting talking to locals about how they celebrate Australia Day, as everybody does something different. Some families choose to have the traditional ‘lamb shank’ dinner, others head to the beach with their whole family, swimming in the sea and listening to music, whilst many Australia’s opt for a traditional Aussie barbecue on the beach or at home – it has to be shrimps, of course.

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Pretty Moments at Brisbane Botanic Gardens

Pretty Moments at Brisbane Botanic Gardens

Exploring the Botanic Gardens in Mt Coot-tha was never on our list, in fact before we came to Brisbane we never knew that they were a thing. We visited on a cloudy, yet humid, Sunday afternoon not really expecting too much. It has been recommended to us before but on the other hand it was also described as ‘boring’ and something we didn’t need to see. However, these gardens ended up being one of our favourite experiences thus far.

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Incredible Sunset at The Glass House Mountains

Incredible Sunset at The Glass House Mountains

On the way down to the Sunshine Coast last week, we were greeted by incredible views of three mountains in the distance. We had no idea what they were, but we knew we’d have to take a trip and discover what they were. The Glass House Mountains haven’t been mentioned to us before. If it wasn’t for travelling to Mooloolaba, it’s likely we would never have known about this gorgeous spot just off the motorway.

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Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast

Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast

Over the weekend we took our first ‘road trip’ from Aspley to the Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast on what we thought would be a busy Sunday afternoon. The Sunshine Coast is a place that has been recommended by everyone since we came to Australia just over 4 weeks ago, so we decided to see what it was all about.

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North Stradbroke Island

North Stradbroke Island
When I think of Australia, I picture beaches, Koala bears and Kangaroos, and during our first week of our year abroad, we took a trip to North Stradbroke Island, Queensland, hoping to experience all three, never expecting to witness what we did. We didn’t appreciate how lucky we were to see Koalas and Kangaroos in the wild until we spoke to several Aussies who had still never seen them out of a zoo or sanctuary.

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