Back in February I fulfilled one of my biggest (travel)dreams of my life – I went to AUSTRALIA. I don’t even know where to start writing because it was so incredible.
Well, let’s start from the very very beginning. I booked my flights, hotels and the camper 6 months in advance. Next I wrote down all those places I wanted to visit and informed myself about other important things I needed to know (e.g. visa, health insurances …).
A few days before my flight I began to back. It turned out that packing summer cloths when it’s actually winter in your home country could be very challenging.
When the final day was here I was bursting with excitement for finally going to Australia. The flight was okay, I had a 3 hour stop-over at Dubai airport, which is by the way very impressive (and expensive – haha).
I finally landed in Sydney at 22:30 and went straight to my hotel/apartment (Meriton serviced Apartment Zentland), which was beautiful. I stayed in Sydney for 4 days. Sydney is one of the most mind-blowing, gorgeous and inspiring city I have ever visited – if I only had the money to live there…
After Sydney my road trip to Cairns began. During my road trip I visited Nambucca heads, Coffs Harbour, Yamba, Ballina, Byron Bay, Brunswick Heads, Surfers Paradise, Brisbane, Rainbow Beach, Agnes Water, Airlie Beach, Townsville, Saunders Beach and Babinda.
I stayed in Cairns for 3 days and had the chance to snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef – it was amazing and I would recommend it to everybody who has the chance to do it (I’d recommend to take a ginger pill or seasickness pill in advance when you tend to get sick in cars or boats easily).
After 3 days in Cairns I went to Alice Springs by plane. I rented a car and went to Uluṟu-Kata-Tjuṯa-Nationalpark to see the Ayers Rock (Uluru) with my own eyes. I never thought that I could get inspired by a rock but I did – it was such a picturesque, quiet and (for me) spiritual place. Of course I stayed there to watch the sunset – I have never seen something so amazing, it really looked like the rock was burning.
My last place I visited in Australia was Melbourne which was –guess what- beautiful too.
After 3,5 weeks in sunny Australia it was time to go back to snowy Austria. I was pretty sad to go home because I had such a great time in Australia.
If I would ever have the chance to go back, I will!!! And btw if someone from Australia is reading this blog – I am so jealous of you living there – haha.