Freedom traveled with Kate and Alex to Australia this summer. We were all exhausted after traveling for 33 hours to get there, but it was worth it!
We spent most of our time on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, visiting family and friends. Even though it was winter in Australia, the weather was very warm and we had a lot of fun swimming at the beach. Luckily there were no sharks or crocodiles!
We visited the Australia Zoo, home of The Crocodile Hunter. We saw lots of interesting animals, including koalas, emus, wombats, kookaburras, crocodiles and more. We even got to feed the kangaroos!
We also spent a week in Cairns, which is in far north Australia and the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. We went on a catamaran out to Green Island, where we snorkeled to see the reef. We saw lots of pretty coral, as well as colorful fish, an eel or two and even a reef shark!
Another highlight of our trip was a visit to the Tjapukai Aboriginal cultural park. We learned a lot about Australian Aboriginal culture and history there. We had a lot of fun learning to throw boomerangs and spears and tried playing a didgeridoo. It’s a lot harder than it looks!
We had a wonderful month in Australia and can’t wait to go back again!