THE LAND DOWN UNDER - AUSTRALIA

After a 22 hour flight, we made it to the land down under! We were extremely jet lagged but didn't let that stop us from hopping in the car and driving the Great Ocean Road the next day. We started in Melbourne and drove for hours until we hit the 12 Apostles hitting up many beaches along the way. 

Views of the city from our balcony at the Marriott Melbourne hotel were incredible.

Melbourne is a gorgeous city with plenty to see and do. One of my favourite evenings here was walking the pier where the boats dock to catch the sunset and hanging out with penguins! You can find these little guys hanging out and around at St. Kilda beach in Melbourne.

We took a 3 hour flight from Melbourne to Cairns, Queensland for a weekend to go check out the Great Barrier Reef. Photos definitely don't do this place justice, you have to see it for yourself in real life. The water was crystal clear blue and the colours of the reef were incredible (although unfortunately due to poor lighting underwater you can't really tell how vibrant it truly is in these photos).