Tuesday 28th October and we arrived in Noosa, a small town south of Brisbane. The bus took about 3 hours and yet again... This was a great way to catch up on my sleep!! When we arrived it was like walking into a sauna... 34 degrees and not too fun when you have your life on your back!
We were picked up by our hostel workers and driven a 5 minute walk to Halse Lodge where we would be staying for the next few nights. The place was beautiful, it was like a hotel rather than a hostel but this was a lot different to where we had previously been staying! The place was covered in signs with rules on "no drinking" "only quiet fun after 11pm" etc... We felt like we were in a prison ha ha.
Our first day we decided to go down to the beach to go bodyboarding. The beach was a 5 minute walk and absolutely gorgeous... I was very proud of myself going in the sea and managed to put my fear in the back of my mind and go for it! It was hilarious, myself and Katie were bloody awful and looked typically English falling over all the time but it was awesome.
That night we ended up having a few drinks in the hostel bar and then going to the only place open after 12pm which was a local nightclub. It was just like the nightclub back in my home town (Big Ts!) so nothing great but we had met lots of friends and it was a fun night!! By the end of it we were all outside singing and beat boxing to "stand by me" which ironically has just come on downstairs whist I'm writing this blog!!
It's very interesting to see the different nightlife in Australia as most places go on what they call "lock down" at 12pm or 1am so they are shut and no more drinks are served. They also don't sell shots in most places which I think I really agree with! With these rules it means everyone is merry by the end of the night and not too drunk. I've not seen one fight or one person get kicked out which is always happening in London!!
The next day we were a bit fragile so just wandered down to the beach again and walk around the shops.
Noosa is a beautiful place but very different to Byron even though people would say they are similar. It reminds me more of Spain with lovely bars and restaurants... Somewhere you would go in a couple or with family. It made me think lots about my family and how I wish they could all just come for one night and have a few cocktails with me!!