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We’ve found home on Australia Day

The beach next to our house, adjacent to the Noosa National Park

Sunshine Beach

Today’s Australia Day and we’re so lucky to be here celebrating with the rest of this great country. After months of travelling across Australia, we’ve discovered that Sunshine Beach, Noosa, on Queensland’s famous Sunshine Coast, feels most like home.

Coming from glorious Devon, the jewel in the South West of England’s crown, we feel more at home here in the top tourist destination of the northern Sunshine Coast.

It’s been a hard decision as we’ve experienced so many wonderful places. Of course, Melbourne is a wonderful city and we will miss our friends there; the whole of Victoria is stunningly beautiful. We fell in love with the Outback and also with northern New South Wales, especially Brunswick Heads and the deserted beaches there.

The Gold Coast is dynamic and exciting, with great theme parks and so much activity. All of the Sunshine Coast is superb, with such a choice of great lifestyles. Further north in Queensland, the Whitsundays are spectacularly beautiful as we discovered over Christmas when we sailed between the islands for a week. We have so many stories to tell so now that we are settled at Sunshine Beach and have our communications organised, I’ll do my best to tell you about more of our adventures.

In the meantime, we’re off to Noosa Main Beach for the afternoon and then to one of our “locals”, the Marble Bar Bistro here at Sunshine Beach village.

Happy Australia Day!