Australia

Now here’s a place we definitely had enough time in.  We spent 33 days total circumnavigating it, from Cairns to Darwin.   Here are some highlights.

We loved Tasmania. Who knew we’d find french pastries in a gorgeous seaside town?

We sailed into Sydney right past the opera house and underneath the Sydney Harbor Bridge and were greeted by Luna Park. Made me wish we’d sailed in at night time.

We visited Billabong Sanctuary in Townsville. The kangaroos were free to roam inside the park.

We even got to feed them kangaroo chow, the best $2 I’ve ever spent.

We got to pet this wombat, a chunky little fella.

Got to pet a koala, too! They are super soft.

Snorkeling again, this time with sea lions. The water was 62 degrees (!) Despite the wet suits, we were frozen.

We also visited one of the world’s largest seal colonies. They were everywhere and quite stinky.

We had a short visit to the Port Arthur penal colony in Tasmania. This is where, in 1996, a gun massacre in the gift shop resulted in transformed gun control legislation.

Even the dolphins are friendly in Australia! These guys enjoyed bow riding on one of our excursions.

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