After leaving Cairns it was time to make our way down to Brisbane
. We hopped on a flight and were there in no time. This time instead of getting a hotel we got an apartment. This was the first time I went this route and it worked out okay. Brisbane was different then where I had been. Not sure exactly how to describe it, just different. We were here during the world cup where Australia was in it. So it was pretty crazy. The only problem was the games were on the early morning so lot of partying into the wee morning. But it was all good because Australia won their first match. While here we caught a footy game (or Australian football) game. It was a good time. Got some great seats and got to see the Brisbane Lions take on the Aidele Crows. Unfortunately the home team didn't win but fun nevertheless. We also took some side trips to the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast. I felt like there was more to see and do in the Gold Coast but we didn't spend a whole lot of time at the Sunshine Coast. On the way to the Gold Coast I was able to go zorbing (see my separate blog) which you can really only do here or in New Zealand so I was glad that I was able to try it.