04.08.2012 - 06.09.2012
Flew from Perth to Brisbane where spent around a week to finish the few things off that didn't get chance to do last time we were in Brisbane.
Whilst in Brisbane went to the Australia zoo which is in a place called Beerwah. This is the best zoo I've ever been to by far! It was massive and took a whole day to get round. Even got the chance to feed an elephant out of my hand, which felt like a wet hoover is prob the best way to describe it, was so cool! Also got to watch the zoo keepers feeding a crocodile metres away from where I was Sat - epic!
Also whilst in Brisbane went to the Castlemaine XXXX Brewery tour and saw how the beer was made and packaged and more importantly got to pour my own drink within the beer tasting element of the tour.
Have to say Brisbane is a very beautiful city and has some cool ideas such as a street beach which is man made due to being inland so not having a beach resort. Next to the street beach there is a man made rain forest that can walk through. Brisbane just like to set the seen of beauty and it certainly works! Even in the middle of Brisbane winter we got a sun tan, this is a lot better then English winter thats for sure.
Now back in Melbourne, not such nice weather, but now technically in the beginning of spring so weather can only get better Been exploring more of Victoria through other Australian contacts that we now know, so a big thank you to them!
Went to Cheslea beach which is a little way south of Melbourne itself. Beautiful beach ...one thing I will never get bored of
Went to the Science Works Museum in Spotswood which is a quick train away from Melbourne. This museum also had a Wallis and Gromit area which entertained us for hours! Big kids really!!!
Also got driven to Mount Dandenong to the Sky High. Even driving there was amazing, bendy roads with massive trees either side. Once got there the view was brilliant, this country is just so beautiful...problem is your camera can never capture the detail and heart stopping views that Ive seen here but of course i still tried On the way home from Sky High went for drink in Belgrave which was a cool little place.
Went to Warburton --- no they dont make bread!!! --- which has a cute river running through it...again so beautiful...the water comes from the snow melting in the mountains, thats right Australia does get snow, but just very high up places.
It has been really nice to see Australian houses as they are normally lived in and not staged hostels etc, shows the real Australian lifestyle which is interesting. Some of the places I have seen have been in what I would call the Bush, out in the sticks and mud roads not concrete (amazing views from here and also get wild Wallabies and Kangaroos in their front garden!) and other houses I have seen are in a big village/small town.
If you got through that essay of a blog then well done!!! Catch up soon x