After Brisbane, we headed further down south to Surfers Paradise! We got ourselves onto a pubcrawl with wrsitbands for both nights so we went out to some different clubs around there! Then on the Saturday we got up and had a $5 feed at Mcdonalds (cheeseburger, chips, drink and icecream sundae!) then went to the beach and spent the day there! then out again that evening!
We left Surfer's Paradise on the sunday afternoon after a morning on the beach and headed down to Byron Bay! We spent the first day being washer women and cleaning all our clothes! We wondered round all the hippy shops and then spent the evening in our room talking to some of our room mates! the next day we went to the beach, but it rained so we decided to walk to the Lighthouse, stopping at the most easternly point of Australia! this was a trek and took about 2 hours pretty much all up hill!! we were shattered afterwards!! We went out that evening to Cheeky Monkeys, for food and drinks, was good fun!
Had an early start the next morning to get the bus down to surf camp!! there was only 4 of us on the bus, so we had lots of room to spread out and sleep! we arrived at surf camp and had lunch, then had a surf lesson at 1!! we got all the saftey info and wetsuits, then walked to the beach, trying to look cool carrying surfboards! and lay them on the beach and learnt how to pop up! seemed quite easy on the sand! once we got in the water it was a different story, it goes a lot faster than u think and is quite hard! the waves were also more powerful than they looked so it was hard work getting back to the starting spot! after about 2 hours surfing/falling off we were exhausted and had dinner then sat round a campfire we all the other people who were there as well!
Got woken up this morning at 6am to have breakfast and then spent the whole day sitting on the bus with a few stops. We eventually saw Sydney on the horizon and went over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and saw the Opera House! all very cool but doesn't feel real!!
We are gonna go and explore properly for the next few days as we have 6 nights in Sydney!
We will keep u update whilst we are here!
hope ur all well! xxxxxxxxxx