Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sydney, Australia!!!

My husband and I had the opportunity to visit Australia last month and it was AMAZING!  We visited Sydney and Cairns (pronounced "cans") and soaked up plenty of sunshine given that it's summer in the Southern Hemisphere...nice change of pace from the cold, rainy days we've been experiencing in San Francisco.  Too bad I've already lost my tan!

This post is all about Sydney and the world famous Bondi Beach.  I took hundreds of photos, but will just share a few. :)  And, I'll be posting about our trip up north to Cairns in tropical Queensland later this week. 

I hope you'll have the chance to visit this beautiful country.  Enjoy!

p.s. Today I'm linking up to Debbiedoos newbie party.  Check it out!

Famous Sydney Harbor Bridge

Downtown Sydney

Pretty Fountain

Museum (I can't remember the name of it.)

Australian Flag

Sydney Opera House

We made it to Bondi Beach!  It was cloudy at first, but then the same came out and shined for us all afternoon.  This is a public swimming pool....waves crash up over the side into the pool.  It was featured on the Travel Channel.

Beautiful sand and gorgeous water. This beach is my happy place!

Check out those waves!  It's hard to tell how large they were from this photo, but let me tell you...they were huge!

We visited a local wildlife sanctuary.  This lil' koala was a piglet!
They sleep for 19-20 hours a day and eat the rest. Too cute!!!

How adorable?

Feeding the wallybys (small kangaroos).  These lil' guys were aggressive and very hungry.
If only I could have taken one home with m!!

Blue Mountains...Australia's version of The Grand Canyon
The Three Sisters Peaks


  1. I know you had a great trip! My hubby and I were there 2 years ago and it was wonderful? Did you snorkle the Great Barrier Reef? It was amazing!

    I'm visiting from Debbie'a and just became a friend and follower.

    Please stop by for my Giveaway!!

  2. Oh that looks fabulous! Thanks so much for joining my newbie party. Hope to see more of you every Monday I have the party. I am now a new friend as well, and hope for you to do the same.

  3. Looks like an amazing trip! Love your blog - I am a total beach person too!

  4. hiya , visiting from debbies newbie party x love your photos and am just a little bit jealous x tfs, hope to see you at mine soon x ps. love your blog name

  5. Hello! I love the name of your blog! I'm your newest follower! Hope you will come over to mine & follow back! :) Allison

  6. great pictures new *friend* I would love to go to Austraila someday!

  7. Beautiful pictures! I hope to go to Australia someday too!

    Stopped by from Debbiedoos :)

  8. That is a lovely place. I really enjoyed all the photos.

  9. Hi Erin, I love your blog's name! What an amazing trip that must've been. Fabulous photos... I'm signing up to follow. ~Michelle

  10. Hi Erin! You're mom told(... er..posted?) me I should check out your blog! It's awesome! I love your Australia pics! I'd love to go there some day! I'm a new follower :)