Little crabs covering the sands in Brisbane

Travel Australia Brisbane Arthur Davis Park Amazing Sunset and Loads of Crabs

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything about Australia, but Easter holiday is approaching, and I think Australia would be an ideal destination for this festive period!

To be honest, I think Brisbane is an under rated city of Australia. People always say it’s boring, it’s got nothing there, it’s slow etc… but as a person who grew up in Brisbane, I can tell you otherwise. Especially in the last few years, the city has evolved from a very quiet second tier city, to a more sophisticated stylish town!

However, today, instead of showing you the busy stylish side of Brisbane, I’d like to take you out to Sandgate, a park that’s approximately an hour drive away from the city.

Travel Australia Brisbane Arthur Davis Park Amazing Sunset and Loads of Crab

The Arthur Davis Park may look very ordinary, just like most of the other parks, it’s filled with greeneries, children facility, some picnic area. But here, you also have a walkaway built along the water, and you can view one of the most magnificent sunset here!

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BUT!! Although the sunset is good, it’s not the reason why I wrote this post, it’s the little creatures that you can see here! During low tides, you can walk out to the sandy beaches, and see hundreds and thousands of the cute little crabs!! The view is spectacular!

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I remembered when I first saw it, my jaws nearly dropped! It’s kind of surreal! If you want to see this natural phenomenon, be sure to visit during low tides time and try your luck!

Here’s a video of it! It’s very shaky, but it’ll give you an idea of how it looks like! I hope you guys will get to witness this too! It’s truly amazing!

 

Sydney – La Perouse

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The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.

Imagine yourself unwinding by the shore listening to the waves hitting the rocks on a lazy afternoon….hmmm… relaxing!! I love spending a lazy afternoon at the beaches, it helps me to relax and de-stress.

Whenever we talk about beaches in Sydney, I’m sure mostly everyone (tourists) will think of the Bondi Beach. It’s for sure one of the best beaches around town – close to the city, easily accessible, and with many nice restaurants around, no wonder it’s voted as one of the best Sandy Beaches in the world by Lonely Planet. However, I do find Bondi Beach could be a bit crowded from time to time, and it’s a bit too commercial.

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Bondi Beach on a weekday morning

Last time when I visited Sydney, my local friend brought me to another beach. Hmm.. It’s not exactly a beach, but it’s more like a seaside area. It’s called La Perouse, you can still swim there, but it’s not once of those white sandy beach places.

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Looking at Bare Island

It’s one of the most popular places for weddings, and a great hang out spot for a weekend Barbie (Australia slang for Barbecue). As there are not that many parking spaces around the area, it could take you some time to find an empty spot on the weekend; but the plus side is, this place is easily accessible by bus. There are buses coming directly to here from the city center, so for those who are travelling without a car, there’s no need to worry.

Other than having a barbie, I would also strongly recommend you to go and walk on the rocky plains of Bare Island, or take a visit to the Bare Island Fort to learn more about the history of the place. On Sundays, the Bare Island Fort is open for guided tours, make sure you have made you bookings beforehand. Tickets can be purchased prior to the tour from the La Perouse Museum.

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