Despite receiving and accepting a job offer back in Sydney, I still had a few days to kill so I continued doing what I do best – travelling! I made it nearly as far north as the New South Wales / Queensland Border – I found myself after another train trip in Byron Bay, a backpacker mecca on the East Coast.
The next lovely morning in Coffs Harbour I once again set out for a walk, this time up the coastline and along some of the beautiful nearby beaches.
Leaving Canberra behind I headed back to Sydney, where I had a couple important meetings awaiting me. But again, I’ll come to those, just like I’d be coming back to Sydney a little later. Instead, a few days later I found myself on a train again, this time heading up the East Coast of Australia. I was headed to Coffs Harbour.
Having hit my most anticipated attraction on my first full day in Canberra, I spent the second day across the large man-made lake visiting a few other notable places.
After spending a week in Sydney, right away one thing was noticeably different right away about Canberra.
It was empty.
I’m going to come back in a few days to continue updates – I’ve got a lot on my plate right now so this will be on the backburner. Stay tuned though, I’ve still got Parliament, hikes in Canberra, a Giant Banana and Byron Bay to go…and then lots and lots about Sydney!
Leaving Perth I crossed the continent over 3 long days. I once again enjoyed my journey – it was relaxing, I got lots of photos worked on and I also went through a book or two. Nothing wrong with travelling by train at all.
After returning to Perth I had a decision to make – where to next? There really only remained on major part of Australia that I have yet to see. The East Coast. Actually the most populated and popular tourist area of Australia, I still had not seen a lick of the famous Sydney to Cairns stretch. I decided that would be my next destination, but before then I had a few days in Perth to kill. I grabbed my shoes and headed West.