Now we were very lucky to meet some lovely people in Thialand who kindly put us up for a month in the Gold Coast. With a 5 minute walk to a never ending beach (so it seems), what more could we ask for?
We regularly took a leisurely stroll along the glorious sands to Surfers Paradise, where we were able to enjoy the beautiful weather and views.
Unfortunately the weather wasn't always so dreamy during our stay. We did end up getting the back lash of a Cyclone which had hit the Sunshine Coast, this did mean a number of days were spent in the shopping centres hiding from the rain (not that I'm complaining about that).
When the weather was clear, we spent more time exploring. We took a trip along the skywalk at Mount Tambourine and trekked around the headland through Burleigh Heads National Park. On route to Mount Tambourine we passed many vineyards and decided it would be rude not to stop for some wine tasting.
Now I have been looking forward to holding a Koala since we arrived in Australia and I finally got the chance to do so at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. I also got to hold a baby crocodile and stroke a kangaroo, so overall it was an amazing day for me and many things were ticked off my bucket list.
We decided to treat ourselves some more and took a weekend trip to Brisbane; visiting the typical sites like the City Botanic Gardens, Roma Street Parklands, Streets Beach, South Bank Parklands and Market and of course treated ourselves to some delicious meals out.
As much as we would love to just relax on the beach for the next 11 months. It was time to move on and see 'the real Australia'. So the next stop... The Farm! Time to earn some dollar.