Queensland

Fraser Island

*PHOTOS TO BE LOADED ONCE I GET A CONNECTION* This past weekend I went to Fraser Island for three days and two nights camping. Fraser Island is an island right off of the coast about twenty minutes from Rainbow Beach. We went in groups of about seven or eight people in a 4-wheel drive car.Continue reading “Fraser Island”

Rainbow Beach

After an hour bus ride at 2:45 am to Cairns…waiting until 6:00 am at the airport for my flight…flight being delayed an hour and a half…finally arriving in Brisbane at 9:30 am…taking a 30 minute train into the city…waiting until 2:00 pm for my five hour bus ride…arriving at Rainbow Beach at 7:00 pm….I AMContinue reading “Rainbow Beach”

Bye Port Douglas!

Today I leave Port Douglas, and head back South to Brisbane, and then it is onto Fraser Island. I have lived in Port Douglas for just about a month, and it has been amazing. Parrotfish Lodge was such an amazing hostel with free breakfast, free internet, free bike hire, two free BBQs a week, andContinue reading “Bye Port Douglas!”

Party with the Crocs

Last weekend we rented a pontoon boat for a few hours drove up the river in search for crocs! We were able to drive the boat and have a BBQ. It was so fun to relax and take our own pace down the river. We saw three different crocodiles…but this was the BIGGEST one!CRIKEY!

ROAD TRIP…so far

Last Wednesday we started our road trip from Surfer’s Paradise up to Cairns. Which is about 1763 km away! On our first day, I was the first to drive. At first it was pretty nerve racking trying to get used to being on the left side of the road, and basically everything being opposite. ButContinue reading “ROAD TRIP…so far”

Australia Zoo

Last Saturday on the Easter weekend, I went to the Australia Zoo; aka:Steve Irwin’s Zoo. It is about two and a half hours away from the Gold Coast. The Zoo is huge, and offers a glance at a ton of beautiful animals, and TONS of crocodiles and aligators! HUGE turtlesCassowary At the beginning of theContinue reading “Australia Zoo”

High Tide

The other day I went walking down the beach and was amazed how far out the tide goes when there is a full moon. There is so much more beach exposed, and you can see little pockets where waves usually are pretty high.It was a great chance to get out further into where water wouldContinue reading “High Tide”

St. Patrick’s Day

For the past four years I have celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in Waterloo, where all the students would enjoy one of the greatest party days of the year, take a break from midterms and essays and get all dolled up in GREEN!This year, I just assumed that St. Patrick’s Day wouldn’t be as big ofContinue reading “St. Patrick’s Day”

Sand Friend

The other day at the beach I was just laying there reading a magazine, when from the corner of my eye I saw something moving towards me. For a brief second I thought it was just a piece of garbage then I looked beside me and saw these little eyes looking up at me andContinue reading “Sand Friend”

Arcade of Dreams

On Monday we celebrated my roommate’s birthday at a place called “Time Zone”. Time Zone is a HUGE arcade with tons of arcade games, laser tag, a bowling alley, a mini putt and bumper cars! It was such a fun night; it was like reliving my childhood again!When I was younger and my family andContinue reading “Arcade of Dreams”

Dream World

Yesterday I went to one of five theme parks on the Gold Coast called “Dream World’. It was very comparable to Wonderland, and also has a waterpark attached to it called “White Water World”. There were lots of really fun rides, but when I think about it, Wonderland is such a fun and amazing themeContinue reading “Dream World”

Cyclone Yasi

I am sure most of you are aware, but tonight there will be a category 5 cyclone in Cairns, which is apparently supposed to be the most devastating cyclone Australia has ever experienced before. It is supposed to be bigger, and more devastating than Katrina, and is bigger than Tasmania. I am extremely lucky toContinue reading “Cyclone Yasi”

My New Place!

On Wednesday I finally was able to move out of the hostel and into my new apartment!!! I am so excited to be taking a break from hostels for a while, and be able to unpack my things, and have my own space and privacy. I am however sharing with a roommate, but I amContinue reading “My New Place!”

Surfer’s Paradise

I have been in Surfer’s Paradise for just over a week now, and I love it. Surfer’s Paradise is an extremely touristy place, as it is one of the most popular places for Ozzie’s to come and vacation. It is filled with restaurants, cafes, expensive stores and beautiful beaches. A lot of people call Surfer’sContinue reading “Surfer’s Paradise”

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