After getting open water certified in Thailand, we knew we had to make time for diving the Great Barrier Reef while in Australia. To maximum our diving time and have a new adventure, we booked a 2-night, 10-dive liveaboard scuba trip off of the coast of Cairns several weeks prior to our arrival Australia.
Sydney is a beautiful city with a lot to do. Luckily we had a great tour guide, Jon’s cousin Marilynn, who was studying abroad.
Stopping at coastal towns and beautiful views on our drive north to Sydney was sure a treat, but more time and better weather would have sweetened the deal.
Geelong was a special stop on our trip for us. It was one of the rare times when we really got to see a city through a local’s eyes and experience a place beyond the way a tourist does.
Melbourne was the first metropolis we’d visited in a while and it appeared to have a cool urban vibe to it. Street art and food are king in Melbourne and both can be found down the alleys and laneways which Melbourne is known for.