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Done in Busso, Perth, Australia travel blog

Done in Busso

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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So, after two and a half months, I have finally left Busselton, just as the weather turned dark and stormy and turned the generally pleasurable pastimes of the area to miserable, cold pastimes. Now, like many backpackers of yore, I am heading north to ...

Musswellbrook Antics, Quirindi, Australia travel blog

Musswellbrook Antics

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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Went up to Quirindi (south of Tamworth in inland NSW) for my WWOOF work at Castle Mountain Farmstay on Thursday afternoon. The first part of the bus ride, from Sydney to Musswellbrook, was fine: all rolling white-grass hills with distant dots of ...

More Sydney, Sydney, Australia travel blog

More Sydney

A travel blog entry by kgonnam

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... .  Also, i-phone cases and cheap luggage abounded.  Tonight we are going on a dinner cruise in Sydney Harbor and that finishes Australia for the tour.  We leave for New Zealand early (6:30).  Of course we come back here in a week and a ...

Port Headache, Port Hedland, Australia travel blog

Port Headache

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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Number one reason I'm glad that I'm a backpacker, and not a tourist: I don't ever, and would never consider, paying $17.00 for a breakfast consisting of eggs, bacon, sausages and a grilled tomato with a bit of cereal on the side. Or $13.00 for a ...

It never rains in June, Kununurra, Australia travel blog

It never rains in June

A travel blog entry by scootergal

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Slept badly on very thin swag mattresses - so much for an insomnia cure. After breakfast we went back to Geike Gorge and did the boat cruise. It was very beautiful and we spotted many crocodiles - although they were only the freshwater types - small and ...

A New Year Means New Beginnings, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

A New Year Means New Beginnings

A travel blog entry by paulandciara

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...  have now spent our first Christmas Day away from the nest and it was a totally different experience.  Christmas in Australia is like a completely different holiday altogether (or maybe that was just our experience of it!  Our plans to ...

Our journey to the Northern most Tip of Australia, Cape York, Australia travel blog

Our journey to the Northern most Tip of Australia

A travel blog entry by rossandsue

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... for the night. It is off to the Tip tomorrow. Tuesday today and it is our big trip up to the Northern most Tip of Australia. We headed off at 10am after packing up the rooftop tents. We elected to take the longer way around as the shortcut only gets you ...

Chinese matching couples, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Chinese matching couples

A travel blog entry by amyfisher

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I am safe, happy and very hot at home, but I thought that I would write a few retrospective blogs about some funny things I saw commonly in China. One thing that is so different to home, is that couples don't love public displays of affection, but they ...

Bungle Bungles at last, Bungle Bungles, Australia travel blog

Bungle Bungles at last

A travel blog entry by scootergal

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Great news - we can get into the Bungle Bungles, so we decamped at 6am so Adrian could get into Zeebeedee springs before anyone else. A brisk morning walk and lukewarm springs before breakfast - oh joy. As the water temperature was above freezing, I ...

Rescue from Uncertainty, Sydney, Australia travel blog

Rescue from Uncertainty

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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After two days in Australia I've met no-one. I've been lying on the bed in the Sydney hostel thinking that if I had the option to jump back on the plane home right now, I'd take it; but I then I laugh at myself. First time abroad, first time travelling ...

The Gauntlet, Broome, Australia travel blog

The Gauntlet

A travel blog entry by gunslinger22

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... get a visa by the time your leaving Los Angeles.  If you don't get one your screwed. They won't let you into Australia. Sucker. Dear Paula, OK, I think I'm gonna cry from pure stress but thats fine. In fact, thats goddamn sexy. I thrive ...

In Turquoise Waters, Exmouth, Australia travel blog

In Turquoise Waters

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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Monday morning we had a bit of a sleep in, considering the time Ian had come in at and his recent tough schedule. But when we got up we realized that if we wanted to go anywhere today, at this time of day, having missed the bus, we'd have to rent a car. ...

The Zen of Crossing Water, Katoomba, Australia travel blog

The Zen of Crossing Water

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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For my final adventure in Katoomba, I wanted to go on an overnight hike and check out some of the destinations that are further off the beaten track (literally). Of course, it's been raining for the last week straight, and I was running out of time, so ...

Encounters with cuttlefish, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Encounters with cuttlefish

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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Winters in Auckland are much milder than those in England. Our first- and only- frost of the year so far was greeted with horror as people battled with the ice on their windscreens. However, I found myself missing central heating, and so when school ...

A whole lot of nothing, Coober Pedy, Australia travel blog

A whole lot of nothing

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... South, stopping only for some petrol and to take a picture of us leaving the Northern Territory and entering South Australia.  Unlike the Northern Territory, which although relatively sparsely populated had a number of small and interesting places to ...

Back in Australia, Brisbane, Australia travel blog

Back in Australia

A travel blog entry by paulandciara

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Hello to everyone. We are back in Australia. We arrived back on Mon 11th of September at 11.15am. Shane was there to pick us up from the airport and bring us back to Homer (So different then the last time we arrived). When we arrived back at ...

Cloncurry the friendly heart of the Northwest, Cloncurry, Australia travel blog

Cloncurry the friendly heart of the Northwest

A travel blog entry by rossandsue

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Hi everyone, Tuesday 28th May. Left Richmond this morning at 8.20am to travel about 285k's to Cloncurry. After 145k's we arrived at Julia Creek for morning coffee. The only coffee available was from a cafe in the local supermarket but we had to sit in ...

Heading south, Katherine, Australia travel blog

Heading south

A travel blog entry by scootergal

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Rudely awoken once again by an alarm at 5am, we stumbled out of bed, fell into our clothes and trudged downstairs for breakfast. The only consolation of rising so early is partaking in Darwin's best coffee - unfortunately the café was closed and even ...

Road trippin', Cairns, Australia travel blog

Road trippin'

A travel blog entry by thomaswguy

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Just a quickie So we decided to do a road trip with some friends we met up with in Cairns....that we originally met on our sailing trip around the Whitsundays.... the road trip crew were B, Tony, Katy, Nic, Me and Zo.  Katy was designated driver ...

Narooma the scenic gem of the South Coast, Narooma, Australia travel blog

Narooma the scenic gem of the South Coast

A travel blog entry by rossandsue

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... We booked into East's Big 4 Narooma Holiday Park and set up the van followed by lunch. After lunch we went for a drive to "Australia Rock" which is a rock close to the break wall with a hole in the shape of Australia. From there we headed to Central ...

Valley of the Waters: Place to be when it's 39 C, Katoomba, Australia travel blog

Valley of the Waters: Place to be when it's 39 C

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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This weekend we had a bit of an unexpected heat wave. Things went up to about 39 degrees Celsius, a really dry, moisture-sucking heat. On Friday I went out hiking at the Leura Cascades with Michaela and Marah, the two girls who are working as WWOOF staff ...

Film location for the movie

Film location for the movie "Australia".

A travel blog entry by rossandsue

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Thursday 9th August. We left Ayr at around 9am after phoning ahead and booking for two nights in Bowen. We stopped at a rest area at for a cuppa. Back on the road we arrived in Bowen at about 11.30am. Once set up we had lunch and decided to visit the ...

Not quite scooterless, Broome, Australia travel blog

Not quite scooterless

A travel blog entry by scootergal

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... was too!! The French toast was also divine and the diet will start tomorrow.   One of the best things about Australia Tourist Information Centres is the quality of the town maps and information you can get totally free - unlike Europe where the ...

Halfway around the world in 36 hours, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Halfway around the world in 36 hours

A travel blog entry by jizmo

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Damn my fading memory, nearly cost me a flight. There was little fanfare in the lead-up given this trip's quite momentous underpinnings.  A single journey of thickest of Lonely Planet's guidebooks, 8 weeks total travelling, over 20000 km of ...

Four days to go!, Sydney, Australia travel blog

Four days to go!

A travel blog entry by ameng

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It's a beautiful 30ºC day in Sydney, and I'm stuck inside all weekend! As I have spent most of the day procrastinating instead of studying for my upcoming exam on Monday, I've decided to start this thing off a bit early. Schedule for the remaining ...

Our travels to and stay in Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Our travels to and stay in Melbourne

A travel blog entry by kgonnam

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... Day 9:  Headed out at 8:30 for a city tour conducted by Jim.  This is the cultural center of Australia.  It is a beautifully organized and clean city with many exciting architectural styles.  Victoria was the state where they ...

Australia and the bloody Olympics!, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Australia and the bloody Olympics!

A travel blog entry by thomaswguy

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... more and more strict on the lead up to the Olympics they are now telling us that the only way to obtain a Chinese visa in Australia is to hold an Australian visa!! So our only hope, and what we are looking into now is to post our passports to the ...

Shedding the Backpacker Coat For One Night, Ningaloo, Australia travel blog

Shedding the Backpacker Coat For One Night

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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Wednesday morning was another early outing, although thankfully well-rested due to falling asleep in bed with a pizza box after a woozy, nausea-after-effects dinner on Tuesday. I was much more pumped, to be honest, about the destination of this ...

First new stop on our Cape York Adventure, Griffith, Australia travel blog

First new stop on our Cape York Adventure

A travel blog entry by rossandsue

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Monday 6th May. Today is the day where we leave Bright and start the long journey towards Cape York. We got up at 6.30am and did not go for a walk today as there was too many things to do to leave. After breakfast Sue cooked our dinner for tonight in the ...

Day 55 - Home at Last, Brisbane, Australia travel blog

Day 55 - Home at Last

A travel blog entry by dazandkim

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The flight was a good one with both of us getting a little bit of sleep. We arrived in Brisbane at 6.45am and got through immigration and then picked up our bags. We saw Matt and Tara collecting their luggage and told them to give us a call if they have ...

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