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My sunburnt country, Glen Helen, Australia travel blog

My sunburnt country

A travel blog entry by scootergal

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Even though we could sleep in until 7am, my insomnia kicked in once again and I woke at 4. It was far too cold to venture out from under my 2 doonas so I lay awake until I heard movement in camp indicating that breakfast was ready. The Irish ladies are ...

Of Bicyclists and Coral, Rottnest Island, Australia travel blog

Of Bicyclists and Coral

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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Feeling a little lonely, I invited myself on a trip by bicycle around the island with two girls staying at the hostel, Fiona and Nassha. They also intended to go snorkelling, which was good since I really wanted to try it out and wouldn't have had the ...

Beautiful Beaches, Umina Beach, Australia travel blog

Beautiful Beaches

A travel blog entry by rossandsue

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Friday 18th October. We again walked for nearly an hour to the Marina at Soldiers Point and back to the park. A quick trip to the servo for fuel then we left the park at 9am to travel down the coast to Avoca Beach. Because of the bushfires still burning ...

The Sugar Cane Capital of Australia., Ayr, Australia travel blog

The Sugar Cane Capital of Australia.

A travel blog entry by rossandsue

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Thursday 8th August. We left for Ayr at 9am only 100k's away. Arriving in Ayr about 10.45am and booked into the Big 4 in town. After lunch we drove to the Tourist Info centre then from there we drove to the carpark below the Burdekin Bridge crossing the ...

Pre-planning for 2014 trip, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Pre-planning for 2014 trip

A travel blog entry by pablop

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The main planning activity was associated with what vehicle I will use for the travels, either my camper van or the Prado 4WD.  The choice can't be made until a short time before I travel as it will be governed by the road/track conditions that I ...

The main travel West, Denham, Australia travel blog

The main travel West

A travel blog entry by pablop

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Sunday 9th -  As planned I was up at a reasonable time and left home at 0805. I travelled via the Eastern Freeway past the Zoo and out onto Ballarat Road.  Stopped for a fuel top-up at a servo on the outskirts of town, set the cruise control to ...

The Living City, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

The Living City

A travel blog entry by rich

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... experience - a nice start to my trip. At night I went to the top of the Rialto Tower, the tallest building in Australia. The views of the city at night were superb, although I couldn't get many decent photographs because all the lights played havoc ...

I need a holiday., Broome, Australia travel blog

I need a holiday.

A travel blog entry by scootergal

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... and book the next holiday.  Thus, 10 months later, we are on another plane, crossing the fabulous continent of Australia, beginning our next adventure - albeit scooterless. I last visited the Northern Territory in 1989 and have always wanted to show ...

It's Raining Beaches, Sydney, Australia travel blog

It's Raining Beaches

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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Sydney's a beautiful city. Outside the city centre the architecture has a Spanish flair, with red terracotta tile roofs, and something a little Persian, in the form of intricate wrought-iron fences on balconies, looking like something you might see on ...

Portrait of Travelling Companions III, Busselton, Australia travel blog

Portrait of Travelling Companions III

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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... off the jetty, my first tentative bicyclings along the fine bike paths of Busselton, my first foray into the drinking of Australia's multitude of pre-mixed bottled alcoholic drinks, my first wild game of doubles ping-pong. We lived in the same caravan ...

The Chaos, Margaret River, Australia travel blog

The Chaos

A travel blog entry by gunslinger22

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Wow, Havent written one of these in a while...sorry about that but it just seems like something so easy to put off...tommorow tommorow.         Anyway, since Jerrods arrival and the formation of the Gorilla ...

Part of the Dinosaur Triangle and fossil centre, Richmond, Australia travel blog

Part of the Dinosaur Triangle and fossil centre

A travel blog entry by rossandsue

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Monday 27th May. Merlot in at 7.30am to have the new windscreen repaired at the local Panel Beater. Back at 9am as the weather was too cold to repair. Toured the Hughenden Dinosaur Centre then picked up my new Visa card at the ANZ Bank and morning coffee ...

A couple of rest days in Denham, Denham, Australia travel blog

A couple of rest days in Denham

A travel blog entry by pablop

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Friday 14th - I am re-doing this entry as I lost the lot for some reason when finishing off the Saturday entry.  I think it was due to a Windows auto update, but what the heck I still have to re-do it.    I started the day slowly as it was ...

2nd week at Koordarrie, Koordarrie Station, Australia travel blog

2nd week at Koordarrie

A travel blog entry by pablop

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NB: As I arrived here more than 2 weeks early (fortunately) quite a lot of the activity has been associated with the station owner. Also, I have now piggy backed my access to a slow station satellite internet link, so will hopefully have more reliable, ...

The Great Ocean Road: Warning, Very Wet, Princetown, Australia travel blog

The Great Ocean Road: Warning, Very Wet

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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... still sunny when we pull up for a quick stop in the town of Torquay, on Victoria's surf coast and home to one of Australia's biggest surf competitions each year. As a result they've got a huge run of surf clothing stores, including wholesale and factory ...

A bit o' Didge, Alice Springs, Australia travel blog

A bit o' Didge

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... a big (expensive) aussie breakfast and then for a wander. We'd decided we wanted to buy a didgeridoo as a souvenir from Australia so headed for the rather oddly named 'Sounds of Starlight Theatre’ which pretty much sells just didgeridoos. Standing ...

Adrenalin!, Katoomba, Australia travel blog

Adrenalin!

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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When Kate and I showed up at the abseiling company at 8:45 in the morning the first thing we had to do was try on wetsuits to find the right fit. Wetsuits are awfully hard to put on, and there was an amusing moment where eleven people were jumping around ...

Slices of Life, The Tye Estate, near Romsey, Australia travel blog

Slices of Life

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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... also staying here, at the Tye Estate an hour north of Melbourne. It's 1100 acres of bushland owned by John Marsden, Australia's bestselling young adult author. He lives here and runs school camps and writing clinics and the like on the property. My ...

Huskisson the heart of Jervis Bay, Huskisson, Australia travel blog

Huskisson the heart of Jervis Bay

A travel blog entry by rossandsue

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Tuesday 22nd October. We packed up and left Shellharbour at 9am to head to Huskisson. There was no great hurry as it is only 80k's further down south. We stopped in Berry for a look and a coffee break. Back on the road we arrived at Huskisson around ...

More Time in Busso, Busselton, Australia travel blog

More Time in Busso

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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So after a few weeks of grape picking and cleaning super market floors I thought I was coming to the end of my time in Busselton when Sam, the owner of the hostel, said he'd found a job for me for a month, packing table grapes (as opposed to wine grapes) ...

Visiting my cousin..., Sydney, Australia travel blog

Visiting my cousin...

A travel blog entry by rich

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I'd not seen my cousin Brendan for well over 10 years, but as he lives just a few hours south of Sydney, I certainly wanted to meet up with him. I'd spoken to him on the phone the week before and he said that Rie was more than welcome too, so at 7am on ...

The Krill Have Been Removed for Remedial Treatment, Adelaide, Australia travel blog

The Krill Have Been Removed for Remedial Treatment

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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... " aren't much to brag about. But as far as city atmosphere goes, I thought Adelaide had it. I went out to the South Australia museum, which had the usual run of taxidermied animals and fossils and big ol' rocks, and was therefore pretty boring. It did ...

The Gorilla Cavalry, Perth, Australia travel blog

The Gorilla Cavalry

A travel blog entry by gunslinger22

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... awaited my new package...I assumed by this point it was either a speargun or a rifle or something like a tank for the domination of Australia. A girl that works at the hostel came up to me and said "hey Jordan we have a surprise for Hanna outside for her ...

The Nations Capital - Architectural masterclass, Canberra, Australia travel blog

The Nations Capital - Architectural masterclass

A travel blog entry by paulandciara

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... still think Sydney is) and its literal meaning is "Meeting place". Canberra was created as such, due to the newly federated Australia needing a capital city in 1911. On the 8th October, after a competition to decide the design for it, Walter Burley ...

Heart of the Saphire Coast, Merimbula, Australia travel blog

Heart of the Saphire Coast

A travel blog entry by rossandsue

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Monday 28th October. A short walk around the boardwalk this morning before breakfast. At 9am we had packed up and headed off towards Merimbula 110k's away. We arrived there about 11am and set up the van and by then it was time for lunch. After lunch we ...

First sighting of the Opera House..., Sydney, Australia travel blog

First sighting of the Opera House...

A travel blog entry by rich

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My final few days in New Zealand were completely uneventful, as I simply spent my time having a final look around, and saving my money for Sydney. I bought a guide book to help me get acquainted with the city before I even touched down in Oz, and Donna ...

Waiting for owner to return, Koordarrie Station, Australia travel blog

Waiting for owner to return

A travel blog entry by pablop

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Monday 28th A lazy day mainly spent reading as everything is still too wet for watering to be needed, and of course the tracks out of the place are still muddy waterholes.   I went to check the route to Cork-tree, but it was still no go.  Will ...

Getting Ritzy, Yallingup, Australia travel blog

Getting Ritzy

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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It was strange to come back through Busselton after thinking I'd seen the hind-end of it. The streets were wet and emptied of the summer tourists. After picking up dinner and DVDs in Dunsburough we checked out the Read family vacation home: a lovely ...

Weed On, Sawtell, Australia travel blog

Weed On

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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On Wednesday we had a break from the weeding and got to plant a line of wattles, a eucalyptus type tree, along the edge of a national park. It just so happens that this park borders Russell Crowe's family property (from which I snatched a handful of ...

Gateway to the Capricorn Coast., Yeppoon, Australia travel blog

Gateway to the Capricorn Coast.

A travel blog entry by rossandsue

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Saturday 24th August. I rang Cool Waters Caravan Park between Yeppoon and Emu Park at 7.30am and managed to secure two powered sites for the next two nights. We left Rockhampton at 10am as we could not check in at Cool Waters until 11am at the earliest. ...

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