Australia - New Years on the Gold Coast


New Years Eve was our last night in Australia, and we were lucky enough to spend it with my sister, her husband and kids, my dad and step-mother, my brother and his wife (who were over from Korea). Because there was lots of young kids involved, we all went to the Tallebudgera Surf club for dinner, and when we finished there we got some bottles of bubbles and headed over to the beach to wait for the early (kid friendly) fireworks. It was lovely and G LOVED watching the fireworks so close.

Watching fireworks on Tallebudgera Beach, Gold Coast
On New Years morning, we all headed down to the beach to try out Griff's new kite and let the dogs have a run around. It was such a gorgeous day (although the beach was much too windy and rough - nothing like our calm Okinawa beaches) and it was great being able to fly the kite! On the way back to the car we decided to have a quick swim at Tallebudgera Creek, which was packed with people, and absolutely beautiful. Unfortunately it was the only beach swim I managed to get in while I was in Australia, but it was a great way to end the holiday.

Tallebudgera Creek
Tallebudgera Creek, gorgeous

Tallebudgera Beach
Kite flying on the beach

Tango, Mia and Teddy

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  1. It may have been windy but look at that sand! Okinawa does so many things to perfection but sadly not the sand!

    1. So true! The sand is amazing in Australia. Like powder.