Phillip Island, about an hour and a half south of Melbourne, is infamous for penguin research and the “Penguin Parade“. It’s one of the few places in the world where thousands of Little Penguins, the smallest penguin species in the world, waddle up the beach shores at dusk to return
I have always dreamed of visiting the Great Barrier Reef and snorkeling there has been on my bucket list for a long, long time. Today, I can announce with giddiness: mission accomplished! When I first booked my trip to Australia, I spent a fair bit of time researching exactly where
It’s no small feat to get to Fraser Island, but you MUST put it on your destination list. I’ve seen amazing wildlife and dingoes aplenty. I’ve walked on the softest sand in the world and been jostled on rough inland sand tracks. Fraser has a lot of adventure and relaxation. It’s got everything.
Fraser Island is a World Heritage site off the eastern coast of Australia and is the largest sand island in the world. It’s also the only island in the world with a rainforest. The driving is adventurous, the views are stunning, the water is crystal clear, and we’ve already seen lots of wildlife. It’s heaven on earth!
Tuesday afternoon I left Seattle for a 5-week trip to Australia and New Zealand. I’m flying out with an Australian friend and spending time with him in Brisbane before heading to his place on Fraser Island for 6 days. Then the itinerary is to do a couple day whirlwind tour