guest post: the way i wanderlust {favorite places in australia}

Today I’m linking up with Helene and Emily for Tell Me About it Tuesday to tell you about a wonderful blogger named Kayleigh. She lives in Australia and blogs about her travels and life in general. I’m in love with this guest post because I’d like to travel to Australia at some point {a girl can dream, right?} and the photos she included are stunning. Please welcome Kayleigh!


Hello Postcards from Rachel readers! I’m Kayleigh and I blog over at The Way I Wanderlust. I am currently living in Australia with the love of my life. I love coffee, reading, wine and Sex and the City. My blog is about my travels, day to day life living in a foreign Country and trying to make my own mark on the world.

Today I’m going to talk about my favorite places here in Australia.

Hunter Valley:
One of the first places we visited here in Australia was the lovely Hunter Valley wine region. It is located about an hour and a half from Sydney. I am a big wine drinker so as soon as I saw you could get a horse drawn carriage wine tour around the valley I was squealing with excitement. We visited six wineries in total, one of them was an organic winery which I found really interesting as I had never tasted an organic wine before. Well worth the price I must say.

Horse drawn carriage in Hunter Valley

Magnetic Island:
Everyone that we had talked to had said that Magnetic Island was a must see for anyone visiting Australia. Beautiful sunsets, sand beaches that stretch on for miles and a large population of wild koalas. What more could you possibly want from a vacation.
Magnetic Island Australia

Big Crystal Creek National Park:
We stumbled upon this magical place by accident. We had taken a wrong turn while trying to figure out directions to a waterfall. A river ran right through the campground which had a really deep area which was perfect for swimming. We also discovered natural rock slides while hiking through the park. It was so peaceful and still remains my favorite destination.
Big Crystal Creek National Park Australia

Billabong Animal Sanctuary:
I am a big animal lover and holding a koala has been on my bucket list for a long time so I was beyond excited to be spending the day hugging furry creatures and learning about the animals native to Australia. I must have fed every single kangaroo in the place and paid twice just so I could hold the koalas.
Billabong Animal Sactuary
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my post. I’d love for you to stop by my blog and follow along. Have a great day.


If you loved all of Kayleigh’s travel suggestions and the cute koalas {I know I did} you can find her here:

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  • la petite lulu

    I love reading about other travelers opinions of my home country :) That waterfall looks glorious! Off to check out her blog now!

    And yes – definitely visit Australia! It’s a must – there is so much to see though!

  • Logan Cantrell

    Can I have the koala bear? So cute! I am off to check out her blog!

    Thank you for linking up with us for Monday Mingling. :)

  • Cashonya Sarah

    Hi hun..
    found you thru blog hop!
    i enjoy reading your latest post and hope we can follow each other.
    i am following you now
    if you are interested please let me know! :)
    let’s keep in touch!


    Stop by and say hi sometimes :)

  • Treasure Tromp

    my favorite activity in Oz was holding a baby koala for a picture. truly a life changing event :)

  • Julie

    checking out your blog for the first time and LOVE the layout and entire look of it! i’m going to start following along : )

  • Helene

    so cool! I would love to go to Australia!

  • Vicky Fida

    Beautiful photos! I would so love to visit Australia!

  • Asha

    Thanks for finding me thru the link-up, I’m following back! I absolutely love Australia and can’t wait to go back!
    p.s. – is your puppy a Westie? We are planning on getting one in the next couple months and can’t wait! :)

  • Natalie Hinkley

    wow,I’d love to visit someday!!

  • Meryl & Russell McLendon

    Wondeful pictures! I’d love to hold that koala too. =)

  • Jessah

    I sooo want to go to Australia. That koala bear is so cute.

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