So I didn't just hold a koala for the entire three weeks I was in Australia (I might have done if they'd let me though). We did lots of other amazing things too.
We went sea kayaking in Byron Bay and saw bottle nose dolphins and turtles.
The coastline around Byron Bay is just stunning (to be fair this can be said for most of south east Australia).
Mainland Australia's most easterly point - next stop South America!
We saw kangaroos and wallabies in the wild!
We went wine tasting in the Hunter Valley.
We visited the Blue Mountains. I was completely blown away by how lush Queensland and New South Wales are. Rainforest as far as the eye can see.
We had four fantastic days in Sydney. It was amazing to see icons like the Sydney Harbour bridge and opera house and I loved looking round the weekend market at the Rocks. There were some great craft stalls and I bought a fabulous dress to wear to the three weddings I'm going to this summer!
After Sydney we drove down the Sapphire Coast via Kiama, Merimbula, and Metung to Phillip Island where we saw the penguin parade. This was just an amazing experience - I feel so lucky to have seen these wonderful birds in the wild and I have to say they are beyond cute. We weren't allowed to take any photos but just look on You Tube for little penguins and Phillip Island.
It's called the Sapphire Coast for a reason!
Right, now it's back to the serious business of yelling "Come on Rory!" at the TV.