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'Brisneyland' to Sydney

Saturday, 4 Oct 2008 | Views [2880] | Comments [4]

After Nicole arrived in Brisbane, we went for a few adventures in the city.  One involved heading to Mount Coot-tha, which we eventually found, then went for a walk to some waterfalls, which we either managed to miss completely, or they were dried up ... Read more >

Tags: australia, east coast, sydney

Among the Banana Benders

Thursday, 18 Sep 2008 | Views [5859] | Comments [3]

'Banana Benders' sounds dodgy, but people from Queensland are just given the nickname because they grow (and apparently put the bends in) so many bananas. A few days after arriving up in Cairns, I picked up my hire car.  Having booked the smallest ... Read more >

Tags: australia, east coast, queensland

Sydney and Canberra

Sunday, 24 Aug 2008 | Views [4154]

After Bali, arriving in the slick, ordered, affluent and surprisingly chilly world of Sydney's CBD was quite a contrast.  I stayed in a rickety old pub/hotel right in the middle of the business district, just a few minutes from the Opera House and ... Read more >

Tags: canberra, sydney

Down the West Coast

Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | Views [12175] | Comments [1]

After a few days in Broome, Caroline, Mandy, Becky, Steve and I rented a couple of 'Wicked' camper vans for the journey South towards Perth.   Unfortunately, you don't get to choose your van.  We were quite happy with ours - swirly patterns and ... Read more >

Tags: dolphins, monkey mia, perth, pinnacles, shark bay, western australia

Across The Kimberly

Wednesday, 9 Jul 2008 | Views [4525] | Comments [3]

From Darwin, I joined another Landcruiser based outback tour, this time going to Broome, with an international cast of nine - Becky (England), Caroline (La France), Mandy (Australia), Ruby (Taiwan), Steve (England), Tanam (Switzerland) and Wouter (Holland).... Read more >

Tags: gibb river road, kimberly, road trip, western australia

Alice Springs to 'The Top End'

Tuesday, 3 Jun 2008 | Views [4630] | Comments [2]

I had five days in Alice, and apart from catching up on sleep, reading and putting pictures onto iStock, I joined Chris and Dave (from the tour up from Adelaide) for meals and a couple of cinema visits. Alice seemed a bit of a strange place. One ... Read more >

Tags: alice springs, australia, darwin, kakadu, katherine gorge, litchfield

Adelaide to Alice

Saturday, 17 May 2008 | Views [5034] | Comments [10]

After a day and a half of rain, which was so unusual that it made the front page of the papers, Adelaide looked a lot better in the sunshine. The grid of the small city centre is surrounded on all sides by big parks - like a greenbelt right in the ... Read more >

Tags: adelaide, bush, desert, outback, uluru

Melbourne and Around

Sunday, 27 Apr 2008 | Views [5056] | Comments [5]

Arriving in Australia for the first time, things started well when the beach-babe immigration woman stamped my passport, smiled and said 'see you later' in an enthusiastic Australian voice. Getting from the airport to my city-centre hostel was cheap ... Read more >

Tags: grampians, great ocean road, melbourne, phillip island, wilsons prom



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