Minjin swing

So back in cairns charlie and I had already pre-booked some accommodation that happened to be at the same place as a couple of our friends from our tour, so we headed over to check in and then all ant for dinner and a drink together before getting an early night.

As I said in a previous post charlie and I had managed to get two vouchers for a minjin swing so the next day we were picked up at 11am to head up there. We arrived and sat and watched a couple of other people go first. When you see them doing it, it really doesn’t look that high up, but once your up there it’s a different story! We got all strapped up and they crank you up to the right hight and then you have to pull your own cord to make you fall! Charlie an I got to do it together which is a good thing I think as I made him pull the cord, there’s no way I would have been able to do it!! It was the most amazing feeling ever!! A couple of people even said they thought it was scarier than the Bungy but we can’t compare, yet!

We had a great day, an cant thank Nathan and Hayley enough for giving us there vouchers!! Thanks guys!!

We got back to discover that my big rucksack had broken! The main zip down the front had split!! It was already 3:30pm and all the shops shut at about 5pm in cairns so charlie and I were getting ready go spend a fortune on a new bag when one of the guys we were sharing a room with, Denis, told us he was really good with zips! An odd but very useful talent! And luckily for us he managed to fix it!! Saving us a huge $450 which is what it would have cost to buy a new bag the same size!! Denis we are eternally grateful!!

The next morning we had to leave at 4am to catch our flight back to Brisbane which is where we are flying out of to Fiji!

It was valentines day while we were in Brisbane and charlie and I stumbled upon the most amazing chocolate shop EVER!! It ha everything you could ever possibly want covered in chocolate, as well as chocolate fondant, chocolate drinks (hot and cold) CHOCOLATE EVERYTHING!!! It was literally the most amazing place I’ve ever been to! So charlie and i decided a there was so much on the menu that we wanted, rather than going for a nice dinner later we would spend the money here!! It was SOOOOOOOO worth it!!! By the Time we finished i was in Chocolate coma!! Genuinely couldn’t move for a good 10mins!!

Apart from that couple of days we spent in Brisbane were just spent organising stuff so I won’t bore you with the details!

It’s sad to say goodbye to aus, we have had the most amazing time, met some awesome people and it’s been the best start to our trip possible! But now it’s Fiji time!!

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Busy week

So our extra night in Sydney actually turned out to be quite eventful! Once we checked into our new hotel and found out it had an in door pool along with jacuzzi and sauna we all decided to go for a swim!! Was so nice to be off the coach and just chilling out. Then a few of the girls volunteered their room for everyone to drink in before we went for dinner. Drinking games started and it’s safe to say I was pretty drunk before we even left the hotel!! However I wasn’t the only one and it meant the walk to the restaurant was far more entertaining!! En-route my welsh friend Ashley and I needed the toilet, we were fairly towards the front of the group so thought we had plenty of time to run in somewhere. When we came out the group was no where to be found!! We spent the next 10mins wondering around darling harbour asking random people if they had knew where stacks was (the restaurant we should have been in by now!) only to discover no one knew where it was, eventually a slightly tipsy charlie must have noticed I was missing as we got a call and some directions from him!! Was all very entertaining at the time!!!
Then at the restaurant I ordered steak only to find out I had to cook it myself on a giant hot plate, doing so while intoxicated was very difficult!!

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After we ate we all headed back to the hotel where we were supposed to carry on drinking back at the girls room, however one of them wanted to sleep, so a mr Lucas thought it would be a great idea to put forward his room for the after party!! We all had a great time and got pretty smashed, but luckily I snuck out at a semi reasonable hour before more drinking games commenced.
The next day however we had to b up early to catch our flight up to the gold coast. Unsurprisingly enough charlie was the last person down, was late for the bus and held everyone up, I wanted to die!!
We jumped on the flight and arrived to sunshine which lifted everyone’s moods, it lift Charlie’s mood so much that he left his brand new kindle fire on the plane!! Luckily when we got on the bus I asked to use his so he managed to run back and get it!!
We arrived at Byron bay and headed straight up to a beautiful little light house which was the most easternly part of Australia. We then checked in and then we all headed down to the beach to enjoy the sun while it lasted!! That night we all cooked our own dinner as we were staying at nomads which is more of a hostel than a hotel so it had a kitchen. After we had eaten we headed down to cheeky monkeys bar which is know as the travels bar. When we got there we discovered that they had some crazy competition on where all the girls could get their boobs painted with their countries flag to win a free skydive! Needless to say I did NOT partake, however a couple of the girls in our group did and one of them actually won!!
The next day we drove down to an animal sanctuary which was quite sweet, we saw all the same sorts of animals that we did at the zoo just on a scaled down version but it meant we got another chance to feed the kangaroos and a few of these ones actually had joeys in there pouches which was exciting! Once we were done we headed up to surfers paradise where we had a very exciting evening planned!! We arrived early evening and got changed before headed to Dracula’s which is a theatre show. It was AMAZING!! It had a similar set up to the moulin rouge where there is no real running story just lots of little segments, but it was so funny and something I would ALWAYS recommend someone to go if they are in the area.
The next day we were due to have a surfing lesson but due to the rough seas it was cancelled so they put on a paddle boarding session instead. As charlie and I had already done this in mooloolaba we decided against paying for the lesson but did decide to just rent a board instead so that we could show off to everyone how easy it was haha!!
That evening we decided to all have a group BBQ at the hotel we were at which was lovely!! We all brought a tone of food and had a huge feast!!
The next day we were up super early AGAIN and headed to Brisbane for a couple of hours before heading further north to noosa.
Almost as soon as we arrived in noosa we had one of the funniest moments of the whole trip. We were strolling down to the beach when I spotted someone who look just like Charlie’s friend jack, as we got closer I noticed that actually it was Charlie’s friends jack and Harry who have been in aus for the last year. We had no idea they were going to be there and had no plans to see them!! But I’ve also not seen charlie that happy since the trip began!!
We hung out with them for a while before having to go for dinner!! But that night we took a couple of the girls to their house party and had lots of fun!
The next day we had to be up crazy early as we were heading out on 4×4’s to Fraser island.
The island was beautiful And after we had been for a quite a distressing treck we went to one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to, lake Mckenzie
It was AMAZING!! We had lunch there and then headed to our questionable accommodation!! Once we settled in we headed down to the beach to watch the sun go down which was very romantic!
However the next day I woke up with about a million mossy bites which was very irritating!!
From hear we are heading to a farm and then sailing to the Whitsunday’s for a couple days which should be great!

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