North Stradbroke Island is a quick ferry ride away from Brisbane. Another short bus ride brings you to Point Lookout, where the North Gorge Walk holds some absolutely amazing views. It is currently the height of whale season, and we saw at least 3 humpback whales. We also spotted a pod of dolphins, some adorable wallabies, and kangaroos.
We will definitely have to come back here someday!
It’s winter in Brisbane, and I swear there’s still at least one festival every weekend. Everyone here just loves to be out all of the time having fun. Just how I like it! We have gone to the Teneriffe Festival and the French Festival, as well as Eat Street Markets.
We have gone out to eat way more than we probably should, but it has been completely worth it. We have simply never had a bad meal. Every international cuisine you can think of is here, and it’s all authentic and wonderful.
There’s also free live music to be found every single night of the week. That’s heaven for this Texas girl.
We’re on vacation so I’m having way too much fun and probably not taking enough pictures, but here are a few, and there’s more of Brisbane to come!
salad with proscuitto and pumpkin
chicken yaki soba at Eat Street Markets
Eat Street Markets
live music at Eat Street Markets
cheese plate at the French Festival
the French Festival at South Bank
wine tasting at the French Festival
For this trip, we skipped the zoo and went to the Koala Park Sanctuary. Absolutely the best decision of the trip; we got to pet koalas, kangaroos, see an entire sheep sheared, and all kinds of things, and it wasn’t crowded at all. It’s family owned and you can tell they really care about the animals. This little guy took the food right out of our hands, and got a little greedy…
Some of the view from Westfield Tower in Sydney. Totally worth the price to get up there.
Darling Harbour and beyond
A seagull looking for food at Opera Bar in Syndey.
A train in Sydney leaving the station.
Sunset on Bondi Beach, taken from Sam Fiszman Park.
I’m still going through my pictures of Sydney, but this is my favorite so far. I love how the wings almost match the Opera House…
I recently took a trip to Sydney, Australia. These were taken on two mornings at Bondi Beach.
More Australia photos to come!