First Stop in Australia: Coogee Beach

Turquoise Thursday: Coogee Beach, Australia

Coogee Beach

Coogee BeachAfter flying 15 hours from Los Angeles to Sydney I finally arrived in Australia after my long awaited planning. I lost an entire day flying to Australia and I am now a day ahead. I landed at 6:30 in the morning after flying all night. The excitement and exhilaration of landing in Australia got my heart pumping and adrenaline flowing. I was ready to go. The last thing on my mind was sleep even though my night in coach was far from satisfactory. The first place I wanted to go was none other than…the beach. Any beach. A beach. Period.

Coogee Beach

Coogee BeachCoogee BeachAfter quickly settling in, I headed straight for the nearest beach to spend my first day in Australia. I arrived at Coogee Beach to explore. Throughout the entire day I was left speechless in awe of the fact that I finally made it to the one place I always dreamed about visiting but didn’t think I would ever see (it is just so far from Canada). I probably had my mouth wide open while wondering around the beach, nature preserves, natural baths, and beach town. Typical tourist! My first day was beyond my expectations and it is just the beginning. The weather was perfect! 30 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. I’ve managed to make my dreams come true and make it to Oz.

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” C.S Lewis

Coogee Beach

Coogee Beach


The turquoise water held my attention all day. I couldn’t take my eyes off the sea. It is everything I thought it would be and I know it will only get better from here. The only thing I didn’t expect was how cold the water is. For some reason I thought it would be warm like it is in the Caribbean, but it is not. At least I know I will be refreshed from a dip in the cool blue water after laying in the hot sun.


Coogee Beach

Coogee gave me the perfect welcome to Australia that I needed. I can’t wait to see what is next. With a huge country to explore and endless opportunities, I am excited to see where I am lead. Australia, I’m ready.

Coogee Beach

26 thoughts on “First Stop in Australia: Coogee Beach

  1. I never visited Coogee while in Sydney. It looks a lot like a less crowded Bondi beach. Sydney harbour is amazing. Try the harbour ferry for a cheap tour of the whole harbour. And enjoy a beer or glass of wine at the beachfront in Manly. Of course, you have to try surfing! As you head north, you might love Coolum Beach, north of Brisbane.

    • Yes, Coogee is full of locals, less tourists, and is less busy than Bondi. I enjoyed spending an afternoon on the Sydney harbour. The views are incredible. I liked Manly Beach, but when I went it was the Surf Open so the beaches were incredibly busy. I like a more quiet and rustic beach although it was cool to see the surf competitions. I’ll have to look for Coolum!

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