Okay, so my title was inspired by the Men At Work song which coincidentally was out during the time of my fascination with Australia. I was always intrigued by Australia and knew I had to go there. So off, I went with a backpack and no more than £100 pounds. I ended up staying more than a year, and went back once again shortly after I returned to England. The second time I went there, I think I even had less money than the first time. It’s a long story as to what I did there and how I survived with such a meagre beginning, but with a big pot of dreams. Here are some pictures.
I ended up traveling around the country, and actually even hitch-hiked my way around. I would never do it again!
My first stop was Sydney, but I spent the majority of my time in Brisbane.
You can’t visit Australia without going to the Outback, this is where you will see Ayers Rock.
This one was taken in Melbourne
This is in the Northern Territory, I believe I went from Darwin to Alice Springs and Katherine Gorge was on the way. I remember a lazy river ride viewing crocodiles that looked lazy, but of course would snap out of that laziness in a heart-beat if tempted.
This is Ayers Rock in Alice Springs
This is the best place to see koalas! I had a picture of me holding a koala and don’t know where it is now. So sad!
However, I do have a picture of me with a kangaroo!
Back in those days, I did not take as many pictures as I do now, and I know I have more pictures of Sydney and Brisbane somewhere, but will look for them and post them sometime down the road. Here’s the Big Pineapple again though, this picture was taken on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.
I really enjoyed seeing the land Down Under and would like to visit it again sometime soon. It’s a great big country, and some of the other places I visited were Perth, and Adelaide. The only big city that I did not visit was Canberra, the capital city. I really should have gone there. Anyway, that’s enough of my reminiscences of my time in Australia.
It’s time for you to see the Big Pineapple!
The Big Pineapple is a tourist attraction in The Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, and it is quite amazing. From what I remember, there are several gift shops there, as well as rides, and many other things to do. I believe there are samples of fresh pineapples too – after all, who wouldn’t want pineapple to eat after seeing this?