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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

In the Words of David Bowie....Ch-Ch Changes......, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

In the Words of David Bowie....Ch-Ch Changes......

A travel blog entry by paulandciara

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... have decided to finish work on the 30th March and then take 2 weeks to complete the few outstanding things we wish to do in Australia.  We then fly to New Zealand on Friday 13th April and will spend just over 4 weeks traveling the whole of New ...

Perth, most remote city on earth 10 Mar-10 April., Perth, Australia travel blog

Perth, most remote city on earth 10 Mar-10 April.

A travel blog entry by samphilpott

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...  - it was $18 for me $13 for Cassidie so over £20 - a bloomin fortune. I tell u what anyone thinking about visiting Australia should think twice, I will probably end up spending in 6 weeks what I spent in 3 months in South America? Oh well I knew Oz ...

Meet the Crockers, Darwin, Australia travel blog

Meet the Crockers

A travel blog entry by scootergal

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Today we had a sleep in. Justin woke us at 6.30am, We ate and then hit the road. I'm enjoying the seemingly leisurely pace and can enjoy my morning coffee in peace - we still manage to get away by 7.15am.   First stop was a cruise on the Mary ...

Still heading south, Tennant Creek, Australia travel blog

Still heading south

A travel blog entry by scootergal

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Woken once again at 5am - how am I supposed to get rid of my insomnia if I am continually woken up. I stumbled into the bathroom to be greeted by 2 French girls taking up the entire vanity area, doing full makeup. If I had had the energy I would have ...

Bushlands Ping Pong, Ontos, Australia travel blog

Bushlands Ping Pong

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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Ontos marked a return to my one true love: ping pong. I'll never be the best, but I love bragging about it like I am. I love the click-clack-click-clack of the paddle and ball, my trusty forehand serve and my unreliable backhand smash. They had a table ...

A Giant Emu Attacks and Creates the Grampians, Halls Gap, Australia travel blog

A Giant Emu Attacks and Creates the Grampians

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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Now the bus turns away from the coast, done with the Ocean and the Road, to go deep into the heart of Grampians National Park (known to the aboriginals as Gariwerd). I sleep for a bit and when I wake up I'm shocked: we're driving in an honest to God ...

Home again, home again jiggity jig!, Brisbane, Australia travel blog

Home again, home again jiggity jig!

A travel blog entry by mcgown

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... me and the family slept on and off. We touched down in Brisbane at about 6.30am and it felt good to be in Australia and see the sun and feel it's Queensland warmth. Passport control lines were reasonable and moving. Customs they just asked us ...

I am a Hospitality Goddess, Port Hedland, Australia travel blog

I am a Hospitality Goddess

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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Looking back I see that my only real entry about my job in Port Hedland was on my second day, so I feel that I should give people a bit more of a sense of what I've been up to for four weeks and will be up to for another three. The cycle of this job ...

From 2 wheels to 8, Fitzroy Crossing, Australia travel blog

From 2 wheels to 8

A travel blog entry by scootergal

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A 5am start after a dreadful night sleep saw me topping up the scooter before returning it, by pumping petrol into the oil filler. My excuse was that I had not yet had caffeine.   The tour "bus" arrived before I could get coffee and we met our ...

Birthdays, Goodbyes, Packing Up, Perth, Australia travel blog

Birthdays, Goodbyes, Packing Up

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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Back up to Perth for a few days before my flight; Campbell's parents have kindly agreed to let me stay at their place until I fly out. Tuesday was Campbell's 26th birthday, so there was a big family dinner to celebrate followed by the two of us going to ...

All Cooped Up With Nowhere to Go, Katoomba, Australia travel blog

All Cooped Up With Nowhere to Go

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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Lately the weather has not been amenable to being active outside the hostel. But we did get one day of grace between the thunderstorms; after another night of frantic hail (stones bigger than jawbreakers!), the day dawned clear and we (myself, Michaela, ...

Cervantes (The Pinnacles), Cervantes, Australia travel blog

Cervantes (The Pinnacles)

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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We set off leaving Freo to take Basil on his first big Broome-bound outing. Stopping off on the way out of Perth at Cottesloe and Scarborough beaches for two lovely walks surrounded by some serious Aussie freaks and surfer dudes!   Out of the city ...

Yule River, Yule River, Australia travel blog

Yule River

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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Today we drove 840kms , so as you can imagine, not a phenomenal amount to report. I do however recommend buying some shares in Diet Coke. They have had a quite sizable rise in sales which looks set to continue, its a bloody long way up to ...

Queensland - The Sunshine Coast 13 - 23 April 2011, Cairns, Australia travel blog

Queensland - The Sunshine Coast 13 - 23 April 2011

A travel blog entry by samphilpott

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... they had any private rooms but then I thought of the price. This place is really cheap $16 a night, an absolute bargain for Australia - a single private room would be around $50. Anyway the room is ok pretty spacious and there is a bottom bunk free. ...

Off We Go, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Off We Go

A travel blog entry by purplebuggy

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And we begin! I've checked in and am waiting for my first flight. I've never seen the airport so empty though I have to say. Even last year when I flew to Jo'Burg it wasn't this empty. (I have to admit though it was Sydney Airport which, even ...

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