As we zig-zagged our way down the Australian east coast, we stayed with many wonderful people along the way – most of them through Servas (an organization we can’t say enough about!). This is a little photo gallery of the people and places we stayed as our way of saying thanks for sharing your homes and showing us your part of Australia.Our first stay was at the 6,000 acre farm of David and Julienne, with 250 breeding cows and never-ending fields of sorghum.
From Capella, we drove out to the coast to Agnes Water, where we stayed with Peter.
After our stay in Agnes Water we drove south to Elliot Head, where we stumbled upon a tasty strawberry farm run by Tina and Bruce. Tina took a shine to us and invited us to stay the night. Eva was in heaven.
Our next stay was with Sheree and her mom, Enid, whose rural home in Gympie was a gaming paradise and a wonderful couple of days of relaxation! We learned several new card games, remembered lost skills at darts and pool, and set a few new high scores on their video word games.
Further south again, to Brisbane, where we stayed with Ben and Melynda, and their two sons.
In Newcastle, we stayed with Carrie and Peter and their 2.9 children.
On our whirlwind tour of Tasmania (one week is just not enough) we spent a couple of days in Hobart with Jane and Ian. Their backyard was a mini-farm, complete with a chicken run.
On our last two days before starting the long trek back home, we stayed with Irene and Howard at their home in the Blue Mountains, an hour’s drive from Sydney. They drove us to spectacular views, and took us on a hike and picnic lunch at Hanging Rock (not the one from the movie of the same name).
Just a few photos to show how magical and special our time in Australia was.