We spent nearly 3 months traveling around Australia and saw a lot! There were things we really liked about Australia (animals and friends) and things that we hated (the heat and the long drives). We started in Cairns on the East Coast and continued North to Port Douglas where Jason dove the great barrier reef. We had some trouble with our first camper van and you can read about the hassle here. From Port Douglas we headed south all the way down the coast to Melbourne. We honestly wouldn’t recommend it! We would have been better off taking some flights and skipping some of the boring stretches. From Melbourne we took in the great ocean road for a couple of nights before flying to Tasmania for a week. We hopped around a bit, heading back to Sydney for Christmas before flying to Perth on the West Coast. We had a 2.5 week house sit just outside of Perth and then spent our last couple of weeks traveling north up the coast, stopping just shy of Exmouth. The animals of Australia were by far the highlight for us! We saw koalas, kangaroos, echidnas and wallabys. Simone even got to feed a wild dolphin! Read all about where were stopped and where you can spot the wildlife here.