Today marks the official start of my countdown to Australia, 2 months till departure day. I seem to never start the countdown till a trip is within 2 months. Anything more than 2 months is just too far away, who knows what could happen within that time.
But back to the matter at hand, getting to Australia is no easy task, I have 2 separate flights and over 19 hours of total flight time. There is also the layover to take into count. Let’s just say I am super excited to be going to Australia but I am not excited at all about the travel time that it will take to get there. I will also never see April 28th, 2017. We take off on the 27th but by the time we get to Australia its the 29th because of the time change. How weird is that?! I will simply never see it… Closest I’ll ever get to time travel is a time change!
We land in Brisbane on the east coast of Australia; from there we have about a 40-minute drive to Gold Coast (It’s where my brother is currently living.) Gold coast sounds like quite a lovely place to me! We spend a week in and around the Gold Coast. From the Gold Coast, we take another flight north into Cairns. Cairns apparently has a more tropical climate (I’ll tell you the truth after the trip) We spend another week up north by Cairns. After the visit to Cairns, we fly back to Brisbane to finish off our trip and head back to Canada (I’m hoping it’ll be summer here by then)
I have three goals for this trip:
- Go to Australia Zoo (Steve Irwin’s Zoo)
- Learn to surf
- See the Great Barrier Reef
Other then those goals above I’m just going to wing it and see what everyone else wants to do, but I’m sure there will be lots of beach days in my future.