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16 Of My Favourite Photos From Australia

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G’day mate! Welcome to the land Down Under, where the sun shines bright, The animals can be both terrifying and adorable, and the people are as friendly as can be! Yep, you guessed it right, we’re talking about none other than iconic Australia, the wild and rugged country on the other side of the world.

In January 2014 I moved from a small town in Ontario Canada to Melbourne Australia. Here are a few of my favourite photos from Australia that I was lucky enough to take on my travels!

A Few of My Favourite Photos From Australia

From the iconic Sydney Opera House and the magnificent Great Barrier Reef to the vast Outback and cuddly koalas, Australia has got it all. With its laid-back vibe, stunning landscapes, and diverse wildlife, Australia is a dream destination for adventure seekers and nature lovers alike.

With something for everyone – seriously. In Australia not only can you see kangaroos and other wildlife, you can try your hand at surfing, dine in one of Sydney’s fine dining restaurants, get over-caffeinated at one of Melbourne’s laneway cafes, melt your heart by visiting the Quokka’s of Rottnest Island in Perth, experience the sunrise at Uluru, get up close to a crocodile at Darwin’s Crocosaurus Cove, look under the sea while snorkelling The Great Barrier Reef, Australia is a country that has it all, and more!

Why Did I Move To Australia?

I always knew that I wanted to work abroad, and after considering various avenues decided that becoming an au pair made the most sense for me. After deciding on an au pair company and location, I chose Australia. I moved to Melbourne because that is where my chosen host family lived, and it was the perfect choice.

I had originally hoped to move to Brisbane because I wanted easy access to East Coast travel. In Brisbane, it’s so easy to rent a car and drive the East Coast. I love how typical Aussie Brisbane is and the sun, but the arts, laneway, and café culture of Melbourne very much suited me.

Where Did I Go In Australia?

I was lucky in that I immediately joined Facebook groups for expats and au pairs and quickly made friends. I went on a few organized tours; to the Great Ocean Road, The Great Barrier Reef where I spent a week in Cairns, and the Daintree Rainforest. And I also tagged along with my host family to Sydney, where I explored on my own for 3 days, and then went to Byron Bay, Brisbane, and the Australia Zoo with a friend.

Here Are Some Of My Favourite Photos From Australia

While I have more photos I adore that I took in Australia, these are my favourites.

Bright blue ocean moving against the light brown sandstone rocks of Loch Ard Gorge
I was admiring sights I had never seen anything like along the Great Ocean Road.
Me snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, holding a licence plate sign saying Cairns
Me in Cairns, snorkelling on The Great Barrier Reef.
A spider blending into a tree in the Daintree Rainforest
A spider blending into a tree in the Daintree Rainforest. Someone was leaning against this tree before the guide pointed out the spider.
Some coral, mostly blue, at the Great Barrier Reef
I was awed by the coral
Half ocean, half boardwalk in Cairns.
Cairns is an amazing place to spend a week!
Green trees with vines dangling across. You can see the top of a brown boardwalk in the forest.
The Daintree Rainforest felt like being in a jungle!
Green trees are seen behind a green and clear pool of water, with the sun shining through the trees
Our guides told us we could swim in this water, who said that the croc warning signs were just to detour others. Thankfully no crocs seemed to be there! It was cold!
Through fence wiring you can see the St.Kilda beach, and the CBD around Melbourne
A view of Melbourne from the Skydeck!
Me, knelt down, gently petting a small kangaroo
Me and Kiki the kangaroo!
Looking into the blue water and up the sandstone formations of the Loch Ard Gorge, Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road is an amazing road trip!
But it does get busy! Here is a realistic view of the others waiting to check out the 12 Apostles
But it does get busy! Here is a realistic view of the others waiting to check out the 12 Apostles
A saltwater croc is laying head first out of the water along a bank, beside a fallen tree
A cute little saltwater croc lounging on the banks


A view of Sydney Harbour Bridge from the Opera House side, with people walking in the forefront
The Bondi To Bronte Walk is a MUST while in Sydney! Just look at those views!


A view of Sydney Harbour Bridge from the Opera House side, with people walking in the forefront
The Sydney Harbour Bridge, which I climbed!
Graffiti depicting what I believe is an evil mouse's skull in purple, with a black background
And I LOVED the street art of the laneways!
Photo of the Loch Ard Gorge, the ocean is very blue,
And lastly, I’m ending on my all-time favourite photo that I took while in Australia!

I hope you enjoyed seeing my favourite photos from Australia! While it’s hard to choose a favourite, I just can’t get over the colours of that last photo! I hope you don’t mind that the quality of these photos from Australia I took aren’t the best, these were taken in 2014!

Which one is your favourite?

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18 Responses

  1. Aw these photos make me so happy! I visited Australia in 2013 and totally loved it. The Great Ocean Road was one of my favourites. That is so cool that you lived there in 2014 – I want to do that!

  2. You’re right you’ve experienced some beautiful adventures while there. The views from the Bronte to Bondi walk alone are worth heading to Australia. We’re you homesick for the Persian rolls from your hometown?

  3. What gorgeous photos. You’re really making me want to get back to Australia. I only ever visited Sydney and surrounding area but would love to spend more time in Australia and see more. I have a friend in Melbourne who lives at St Kilda and it looks beautiful

  4. These photos are great, although I don’t like how easily the spider and crocodile blended into the background! I mean I like not seeing spiders, but I don’t like knowing that spiders might still be there!

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Brooklyn Murtaugh

travel blogger

Hi! I’m Brooklyn. Like many, I thought my purpose in life was to go to university, settle down and have kids. But that is not me. 

My aim is to inspire you to travel as much as you can while you can, whether that be through au pair work, or on your limited vacation days. It CAN be done. This world is incredible, let’s explore it!

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