Finally we could check in, we flew down to Brisbane airport and from there took the skytrain which was a rip off into town. We left our luggage in Travel Bug and went to get food, lay in the park and then went to see Afia which was really nice as previously there hadn't been enough time to catch up properly. We spent the afternoon with her and then took the train to our host, Greg. He said he'd meet us but after an hour we getting concerned, just as it was getting dark he turned up. He had been waiting in another place! He lived just 10 minutes walk away in a really nice complex with another flat mate who "cut up dead bodies" which was different and a little bit weird hearing about his graphic examinations! Greg was very friendly, a captain in the army so Liam was interested in his job. He was very laid back and left us to it in the flat whilst he was at work the next day, so we made the most of chilling out and using the pool! It was a little cold but fun. On the day of our flight to New Zealand he kindly drove us out to the airport in the early hours.
The highlight of Australia was Couchsurfing, and we were we really keen to carry it on in New Zealand. Meeting such friendly and open locals made the experience so brilliant. In hindsight, it would have been better to pay a little extra for decent tours but it is so expensive! However, the atmosphere and weather in Australia had been just what we needed and we were so excited for New Zealand!