Flat Stanley Tracker

Follow Flat Stanley as he travels around the world.


Hello Mates!

I am writing from the land down under, and I can tell you, it does not disappoint! From famous landmarks, to gorgeous scenery, to fascinating wildlife, Australia has everything to offer!

I started my journey in Sydney. While it is Australia’s largest and most populated city, it is NOT the capital of country, contrary to popular belief. That title actually belongs to Canberra.

My favorite site in Sydney had to be the Sydney Harbor and the Sydney Opera House:

The Opera House was built in 1973 and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. I sure have seen a lot of those sites in my travels around the world!

I also visited the famous Bondi Beach. It is one of the most well known beaches in the world, due to its surfing conditions and its beauty. I didn’t surf there, however, because you have to be pretty advanced to surf there!

From Sydney I took a road trip down to Melbourne. My friend Christy had to drive, and it was no easy task! You see, in some countries they drive on the left side of the road and the steering wheel in the car is on the right. As you know, it is the opposite in the United States, and Christy had to be very careful!

It took about 2 days to drive to Melbourne, which is on the southern coast of Australia. We took the most scenic route along the eastern coast. Just look at the beautiful scenery!

We made it to Melbourne and took in the atmosphere of the city.

After Melbourne, we headed west to the Great Ocean Road. This is another scenic route along the southern coast of Australia.

We saw kangaroos along the route! I could not get very good pictures, however, because kangaroos are very shy, and they do not like to pose!

And, let me tell you, kangaroos are FAST!

My favorite animals had to be the koalas. Look how cute they are!

And while they do look cute and cuddly, I had to remind myself that these are wild animals, and they are not to be messed with. I made sure to keep a safe distance.

My final stop on the Great Ocean Road were the Twelve Apostles. These are a collection of limestone stacks off the coast. They are named after the 12 apostles of Jesus. This site was probably one of the most gorgeous I saw on my entire world trip.

From here I head to New Zealand. Until next time!

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