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Bitezize Brisbane

3 weeks in a nutshell


View 1. A Land Down Under on Where's Willy's travel map.

Seeing our friends in London I was asked if it was possible to do a bitesize blog. Obviously I can’t hold Simon’s attention for 1000 words so here is a bite size picture diary of Brisbane:

Found some kangaroos fertilising the grapes in the vineyards at Sirromet Vineyard

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Made friends with the Koalas at Lone Pine koala reserve

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Explored Brisbane by boat and checked out the amazing riverside beach and markets

Walked out to an island while the tide was out at Wellington point.

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Got the obligatory photo with a kangaroo road sign

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Took a boat to Coochiemudlow for a day of island living

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And rode a giant turtle!!

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Short but very sweet, there's our bitesize photo round up of Brisbane!!

Byron Bay

We also spent a day down in Byron Bay and went on a kayak safari to see some dolphins and whales. Unfortunately the dolphins and whales didn’t want to come out on this day but still had fun paddling around and surfing the waves back onto the beach.

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Cool lighthouse in Byron too:

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British and Irish Lions Game

Our penultimate day in Australia was Dads birthday and the day the British and Irish Lions took on the Queensland Reds at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

It seemed that Brisbane was teaming with friends from afar. Bumping into family friends, Uni friends and others before the match, taking our friends and family seen abroad count up to 27! It’s almost like we never left.

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Queensland Reds gave the Lions the first proper test of the game and arguably should have won but didn’t have enough to take it over the line. It was great to see the Lions play again having seen them play in New Zealand in 2005. I have to say though, we saw nothing but Lions shirts enter the stadium but the fans didn’t make much noise. Maybe they’re saving themselves for the test matches later this month.

A fantastic end to our Australian and New Zealand leg of our round the world trip! Happy Birthday Dad! We're missing you both already!!

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Posted by Where's Willy 14:55 Archived in Australia Tagged koala surf kayak brisbane kangaroo byron british_lions

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