My girlfriend and I just got back from two amazing weeks in the sun, water, and sand on the Queensland coast. We spent some time in both Cairns and Townsville, and it was incredible. The reef was more stunning than I could ever have imagined, and the water was so blue and surprisingly warm! I have never been more surrounded by beauty. The California coast doesn’t even compare.
I wasn’t sure how comfortable I’d be scuba diving, but it turned out to be great and having Sarah there was definitely the icing on the cake. We spent some time in Townsville visiting a friend of hers, and they let us bunk with them, which was awesome. They had this great summer house right near the coast, but not too near all the resort-like places.
Escaping the tourists crowds wasn’t too difficult, cause it was the off season, so we got to experience some real Aussie night life and culture. Both of us had a great time and would go back in a heartbeat. I think next time we go, we’ll go during the winter though, so we’ll get to experience a real Aussie summer.