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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 ...

Bright Autumn Festival, Bright, Australia travel blog

Bright Autumn Festival

A travel blog entry by rossandsue

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Wednesday 1st May.  We arrived at Bright before lunch and set up our vans. David put up his full Annex as Tanya and the 2 children arrive on Friday afternoon. Sue and I walked into town to the Bakery to buy rolls for lunch. After lunch we walked ...

District of Diversity, Mount Carbine, Australia travel blog

District of Diversity

A travel blog entry by rossandsue

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Friday 14th June. We packed up to leave for Mount Carbine but there was no hurry as Dave was having some welding repairs done on his spare wheel carrier on the van. We left about 9.45am. It was coffee time about an hour later so we stopped at Lakeland ...

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 ...

Home again, Koordarrie Station, Australia travel blog

Home again

A travel blog entry by pablop

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Monday June 2nd  I started the day doing a couple of maintenance jobs on the ute that I will use to cart gear back from the truck used on their holiday, that is still at the Yanrey station.  The kids found out this morning that it was a holiday ...

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

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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 ...

Days 2 & 3 at Cairns, Cairns District, Australia travel blog

Days 2 & 3 at Cairns

A travel blog entry by kgonnam

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... % live within 200 miles of the coast.  And Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne contain a large share of that 97%.  Australia tries very hard to emulate the United States while New Zealand maintains closer social ties with England. Day 3:  Where ...

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 ...

Gateway to the Great Lakes, Tuncurry, Australia travel blog

Gateway to the Great Lakes

A travel blog entry by rossandsue

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Monday 14th October. Very strong gusts of wind last night woke us up and we had to close some of the windows and vents thinking they will get damaged. The wind had died down a lot so it was a short walk along the breakwall and around the streets of the ...

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 ...

Now to get the family home, Koordarrie Station, Australia travel blog

Now to get the family home

A travel blog entry by pablop

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Monday 26th After a bit of brekkie and pot plant watering, I did a bit of servicing of the ute and headed off to check the condition of the track to Yanrey station.  While topping up the front diff oil due to the leaking wheel seal, I found ...

A whale of a time, Hervey Bay, Australia travel blog

A whale of a time

A travel blog entry by rossandsue

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Wednesday 18th September. On the road by 8am for Hervey Bay. Managed to book two nights at a Big 4 caravan park. Stopped at the tourist info centre on the way into town to get some info on Whale watching tours. We arrived at the park at 10am and booked a ...

Home of the original Black Stump, Blackall, Australia travel blog

Home of the original Black Stump

A travel blog entry by rossandsue

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Sunday 19th May. We woke at 6.30am to a bitter cold chill. Both gas heaters on to warm up and get ready to leave for Blackall this morning around 9am. We left at 8.45am with our first stop at Augathella to the local dump point and then onto the township ...

Georgetown once an old gold mining town, Georgetown, Australia travel blog

Georgetown once an old gold mining town

A travel blog entry by rossandsue

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Monday 3rd June. This morning the walk was short as we are leaving for Georgetown at 9am It took us until 10.30am to reach Croydon where we stopped for a coffee and purchased bread, milk and cheese at the local supermarket for a price. Another 130k's to ...

Overnight stop on the way to Bright, Oxley Flats, Australia travel blog

Overnight stop on the way to Bright

A travel blog entry by rossandsue

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Tuesday 30th April.   We arrived at Oxley around 3pm and set up camp gathering firewood for our fire to be lit as the night starts to get cooler. By 5pm the fire was lit and we sat around with a few drinks and a chat then it was time for dinner. ...

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

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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, ...

Between the Rainforest and the Reef, Mission Beach, Australia travel blog

Between the Rainforest and the Reef

A travel blog entry by rossandsue

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Wednesday 31st July. We picked up our two year passes and Dave and Lynne said goodbye to their old neighbours then we headed off to Kurrimime Beach about 40k's away. It was a beautiful area and we tried two caravan parks but they were both full. We then ...

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 ...

Free Camping, Saint Lawrence, Australia travel blog

Free Camping

A travel blog entry by rossandsue

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Wednesday 21st August. Again we were on the road at 9am heading to a free camp somewhere between Mackay and Rockhampton. We arrived at the first option at Clairview rest area at 10.30am and had a morning cuppa. The rest area was very close to the beach ...

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 ...

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 ...

3rd week at Koordarrie, Koordarrie Station, Australia travel blog

3rd week at Koordarrie

A travel blog entry by pablop

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Monday 31st We tried to get to Cattle Dam so that a welder truck could be brought back to the homestead, but the tracks were a bit too wet, so we returned to the homestead. First job on return was to fix the bike ramp used to put bikes onto a ute. ...

How to Catch a Marron, and Other Life Lessons, Kangaroo Island, Australia travel blog

How to Catch a Marron, and Other Life Lessons

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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You might think---given that I just got back from two weeks on Kangaroo Island---that I would be able to tell you all about the island, and what it's like. You would be wrong. I could tell you that Little Sahara is a lovely area of pristine white sand ...

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