Today is officially my last day in Australia. And I am so very, very in denial. It’s been an absolutely incredible holiday, one of the best I can remember. Despite what my social media updates might suggest, I had no intention of shoving my holiday down everyone’s throats. So, even though I could have blogged about 17 times a day about all the awesome things I’ve done (Is that a humblebrag? I do apologise. I’m becoming one of those people that I hate.), I decided to save them up and give the people who are interested a lovely big highlights post. So if you’ve been throwing darts at my Australia Instagrams, you might want to give this post a skip.
So! Without any further ado, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, the highlights of my amazing trip down under.
Meeting a whole new generation of little cousins.
I know everyone thinks that their children are the most beautiful, but these ones actually are. I’ve spent about 40% of my holiday cooing at one or more of them.
Turning 23 in the most spectacular setting imaginable.
I’m used to bundling up warm and hoping for snow on my birthday, so to picnic in the sunshine under an enormous tree, overlooking the whole city was unbelievable.
The dog beach.
Dog. Beach. Dog beach dog beach dog beach. Oh my god, dog beach.
Picnic tea at the gloriously wonderful outdoor cinema. Twice.
If you haven’t seen Pride yet, go see it. If you have the chance to go to a Grease singalong, do it. Nothing like a glass of wine, a beanbag, a great movie and a beautiful sunset. One of the absolute highlights.
Getting a massage from an actual waterfall and bathing in the pools beneath.
Does this one even need explaining? I’m just gonna leave that picture there.
Playing the world’s prettiest crazy golf course.
Vineyard hopping round Western Australia’s delicious wineries.
Picking two winners at the Trots.
I won $37. So damn rich.
…and then winning $90 at the casino the next night.
Look at my big excited face. I put $2.50 on 17 in roulette. Boom.
High tea on the 33rd floor.
Holy crap, so much food.
Seeing the world’s most spectacular sunsets.
I love seeing the sunset, because I know that no matter what happens, how rich or poor I get, a sunset like this will always and forever take my breath away.