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Farewell Australia!

Monday, 30 Jul 2012 | Views [966] | Comments [3]

30th July 2012 Well, six weeks has flown by. Not nearly enough time here! We would both happily stay longer. We started in Sydney, which was a great city, then traveled the east coast, where we had lots of rain at times and some beautiful scenery.... Read more >

Litchfield Nation Park and Darwin

Sunday, 29 Jul 2012 | Views [971]

Wednesday 25th July Our last day with in the camper. We deceide to drive the 1 and a half hours south-west of Darwin to see Litchfield Nation Park.  We have been told it is nicer than Kakadu in some respects, as you can swim in a lot of the water ... Read more >

Photos: Caiarns to Kakadu

Sunday, 29 Jul 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Cairns to Kakadu pt 2

Sunday, 29 Jul 2012 | Views [1035]

20th July 2012 We continue north and call in at Elsey National Park, we have been told to go to the hot spring here.  We always do as we are told and are not disappointed! A short walk, on a very hot day, leads us to a beautiful lagoon, where, ... Read more >

The Road from Cairns to Kakadu National Park! Pt 1

Saturday, 28 Jul 2012 | Views [2858]

Saturday 14th July 2012 Today we start our journey inland towards Darwin, our last port of call, before we fly to Bali on the 30th. We have been told that it will takes us approx. 4-5 days, driving 500-600kms a day. We don't want to be in the ... Read more >

The 'GREAT' Barrier Reef

Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | Views [964]

Get up to a grey and windy morning, not what the weather man had forecast! We get down to the harbour for 8a.m. and join the queue to book on to our boat, the Silverswift. We are warned it may be a bit 'choppy' at times, but what can we do but ... Read more >

Road to Cairns

Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | Views [808]

We leave sunny Bundaberg 9 am Sat 8th July and drive for most of the day.  Every now and then, you get a 'tourist coastal detour' you can take, so occaionally we take these to break up the journey. We stop at a town called Gladstone, it was really ... Read more >


Saturday, 14 Jul 2012 | Views [748]

We arrive in Bundaberg at 9.30 am on Saturday 7th July. We go straight to the 'I' site (information centre) where we meat Micheal, an ex-pat who is extremly talkative, but helpful! He books us onto the campsite just across the road and gives ... Read more >

Fraser Island

Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | Views [832]

Fraser Isalnd is the largest sand island in the world, created by 800,000 years of drifting sand building up around 3 volcanic outcrops in the sea and we are going to spend the day on it (at great expense $198 each), in a 4x4 with our guide called ... Read more >


Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | Views [799]

We arrive in Brisbane on the 3rd July, on a hot and sunny day, but with a cool breeze still. We book into a 'Big 4' campsite ($36). We have a really cold night, but wake up the next morning, to another beautiful day, after several days of rain.... Read more >

Bike ride and mountain walk

Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | Views [651]

Ballina is a nice town on a large inlet of water. We have decided it's about time we actually did something! We seem to spend our days getting in and out the camper, having a quick walk on a beach and moving on. Six weeks is definitely not long ... Read more >

Photos: Hunter Valley

Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | Photo Gallery

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cont.. The Hunter Valley and beyond!

Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | Views [961]

Tues 26th A cloudy morning, but a very peaceful nights sleep, for a change. It really is worth driving out of your way occasionally! We make our way to the Hunter Valley and sure enough, one by one, the wineries start popping up, (all 140 of ... Read more >

Photos: Australia

Saturday, 7 Jul 2012 | Photo Gallery

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Blue Mountains

Saturday, 7 Jul 2012 | Views [916]

Saturday 23rd June The Blue Mountains (or the Great Dividing Range) is a series of hills, shaped by dramatic gorges and sandstone plateaus. The slate coloured haze is from the fine mist of oil exuded by the eucalyptus trees, hence the name 'the ... Read more >

Hello Australia

Tuesday, 3 Jul 2012 | Views [924]

Exchange rate $10 = 6.50p.  We arrive in Sydney at 3 p.m. and it is pouring down! (No change there then!). Our friend Debbie and her daughters Ellie 10, and Abbey 8, meet us at the airport.  We are going to be staying at Tim's (Debbie's husband) ... Read more >



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