We arrived late at night into Collangata Airport and made our way via shuttle to Santorini apartments on Nobby Beach. The first day we headed into Surfers Paradise and explored this metropolis on the beach. The contrast between ocean and cityside was remarkable. Did the essentials like getting food and taking some pictures. Also explored the large mall halfway between surfers and our place. Went swimming in the ocean.
Our last day we headed south into New South Wales. Went to the natural bridge national park which had a completely different type of forest. The scenery here was similar to the pictures we had seen of South America. Went a bit further inland and saw some cute country towns and had lunch by a lake in the middle of nowhere, headed headed southeast to the coast. The coastline here was spectacular and you could see the whole way up from the lighthouse at Byron bay. On one of the beaches there we found that bugs had made perfect spheres of sand which keep Alana interested for ages. Had a quick dip into the ocean before having a nice dinner. Was sad to head back to hotel. Dropped the car off the following day at the airport and headed home. But I (Alana) will always remember the birds here as they made such a wonderful noise in the morning