First I would like to introduce myself. My name is Daan and I’m Dutchie number 19 ☺. I’m writing a blog about my next half year in Australia! I will be doing an internship at Coodlie Park which is a 3000 acre rural/coastal farm 800km west of Adelaide in South Australia. Coodlie Park is the base of the business of the Nullarbor Traveller who are a tour operator doing camping and wildlife tours of the Eyre Peninsula, the Nullarbor and the South/West of Western Australia. I will be able to do some tours to get an inside view of the organisation and besides that I will be working at the office with Hassie and Jo, the owners of Nullarbor Traveller and Coodlie Park, to see how it is to work in a tourism organisation.
I began my journey in Melbourne. I arrived on Wednesday the 31st of August in a Nomads Hostel. Rashan, another dutchie, was staying there, because his internship is in Melbourne. He is a good friend of mine and he spent a few days with me in Melbourne to see some of the highlights. We went to Federation Square and the Victoria Market. Besides walking through the beautiful city, we did a tour to the Great Ocean Road as well. We had some beautiful views from the holes gap, petted some kangaroos and hangout with a few birds!
The days flew by and before I knew it I was already on my way to Adelaide. I had contact with again another dutchie, because there are more there less 8 dutchies from my school in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, and he invited me to join a group of friends in the Edinburgh Castle. We had a good meal and saw a drag queen show.