In elementary school, I did a class project on Australia. Ever since then, seeing Australia was on the top of my bucket-list. October 2012, hubby and I took the 21 hour flight to Oz. Prior to going, I spent months planning our trip via online research, we saved for over a year, and we took a month off work. We spent that month flying all over Australia. We figured that since this may be our one and only time there, we might as well see as much as we can. I must admit that I was teary a couple of times during our trip (like when we landed in the Outback and while on a tour of the Opera House). Seeing Australia was a dream come true & the trip of a lifetime.
Here are a few photos of our adventures Down Under:
Australia didn’t disappoint. We were extremely happy with our busy yet satisfying itinerary. We saw so much wildlife (there’s countless photos of snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef not included here) and we did it all without going to a zoo or wildlife sanctuary. If you decide to visit Australia make sure to give yourself enough time to experience the many wonders. And don’t forget that Australia is very large (the same size as the USA!). If you’re up for the long flight to Australia and taking additional flights while there, you can experience this beautiful country and you’ll undoubtedly leave a piece of your heart behind.