Our experiences (with obvious challenges) were very positive. As I have learned from my Australian friends: IT WAS TOO EASY MATE.
We have done so much here in Australia that it feels as if we have been here forever.
Some experiences were familiar. These include well known South African artists (such as Dozi, Jannie Moolman and Jak de Priester) performing for us.
The weather, braaivleis and sport culture are just too familiar.
South Africans often attend rugby matches between Australian and South African teams. Some South Africans have been here for some time, and it is not uncommon to find the husband and the wife supporting different sides. Lots of fun to be had. We had 4×4 adventures on Fraser Island (driving on the beach is still allowed here at designated spots), which reminded me so much of Sodwana.
Some experiences were totally foreign, such as Brisbane’s Fire on the River event. Another event that was just over the top is the annual Indy 300 race through the streets of Surfers Paradise.