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The Dream, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

The Dream

A travel blog entry by themurphys

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In just under 3 weeks we will fly out of Melbourne to Bangkok on our way to India and then Nepal...this is the first entry of our travelogue and why we decided on this trip as part of our Long Service Leave. The dream started 5 years ago when we were ...

Byron Bay, Byron Bay, Australia travel blog

Byron Bay

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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We parked up in Byron Bay, the backpacker "promised land" in potentially the worst weather in its history. While Sophie was busy getting a free wash a Spanish couple turned up to ask if we could help them jump start their car. We looked around for a ...

Melanka Backpackers is a HOLE !, Alice Springs, Australia travel blog

Melanka Backpackers is a HOLE !

A travel blog entry by scootergal

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Had a sleep in today - 6am !! First stop Devil's Marbles, a geological phenomena unique to this area. The BOSS was impressed with the big rocks. I was impressed with the bush dunny which didn't stink.   Back on the squishy minibus for a 5 hour ...

Cape Tribulation, Cape Tribulation, Australia travel blog

Cape Tribulation

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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Despite my tour guide's original omission from our proposed route, I thought one of the few places in the world where tropical rainforest meets the sea was worth a gander! Only accessible from the south by a cable ferry, Sophie got straight into the ...

Sydney is Heaps Good Mate!, Sydney, Australia travel blog

Sydney is Heaps Good Mate!

A travel blog entry by benleah

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... 's most romanticised. With a population of 4.2 million and a size equal to that of greater London, Sydney truly is a place in Australia. I haven't visited Sydney, personally, in my short 28 years, so I was very keen to arrive and experience a place so ...

So far in OZ, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

So far in OZ

A travel blog entry by thomaswguy

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Have not written in a while as we have been up to lots, and not near a computer long enough to write! The last couple of weeks have been very enjoyable anyways.  It has been nice to catch up with family in both Adelaide and Melbourne, like ...

Monkey Mia, Monkey Mia, Australia travel blog

Monkey Mia

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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Set off early for the drive to Monkey Mia arriving at 7.45 am just in time to see the first of the dolphins coming into the bay. Very playful and a fantastic creature to see at close quarters. The dolphins are fed and watched over by park volunteers ...

Fremantle, Fremantle, Australia travel blog

Fremantle

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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Lovely Freo, how lucky we were to visit you twice! A this point I was seriously missing Basil, and staying in the 10-bed all-girl did not make me feel much better. Three weeks ago, not far from here, I feasted on wine, chocolate, mint tea and muesli ...

Manly Coastal Walk, Sydney, Australia travel blog

Manly Coastal Walk

A travel blog entry by rich

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... , and it was nice...despite someone being completely laid out on the grass in front of us, presumably after a heavy night! We'd passed the Australia Museum on the way to Kings Cross, and for the sake of $10 we decided to go inside on our return. I ...

Rattling Down Roads Together, Canberra, Australia travel blog

Rattling Down Roads Together

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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... ride is Roger, an Oz Experience guide on holiday. Rika, a blonde German girl. She claims to be so far underwhelmed by Australia, which is supposedly very popular in Germany. She buddies up immediately on the bus to Chris, a flamboyant gay Scotsman who ...

Um, so, we like leave in 14 days?!, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Um, so, we like leave in 14 days?!

A travel blog entry by emtyadventures

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... and the comforts of home. So we packed up London life, we spent all our savings and aimlessly adjusted to being home in Australia. It's times like these that make you think long and hard about what life means and what you want from it. Tracey's mum ...

A Day of Rest, Glebe, Sydney, Australia travel blog

A Day of Rest

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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... on her own, too, but today I just felt like being on my own for the day, for the first time since my second day in Australia. It was pouring rain in the morning but that quickly disappeared. I went for a long run to explore the neighbourhood, and then ...

Taree, Taree, Australia travel blog

Taree

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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Accompanied by yet more wind and rain we set off south towards the alcoholic delights of the Hunter Valley. Passing through small sleepy towns and the infamous Big (although if honest disappointingly small) Banana at Coffs Harbour, we made it as far as ...

Coral Bay, Coral Bay, Australia travel blog

Coral Bay

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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Coral Bay, at the southern most tip of Ningaloo Marine Park, was an incredible place to begin our experience of the area. Just 50 meters off the shore was masses of stunning coral and marine plants, snorkelling around the bay we were constantly ...

Still not ready..., Hobart, Australia travel blog

Still not ready...

A travel blog entry by budz888

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I've only myself to blame... but it's 4:21 in the morning and I'm still packing, organising my blog, copying bits of language books to take with me, making maps for my gps.  I'll certainly sleep like a log on the plane.  I'd better sit next to ...

Australia's alive!, Lichfield National Park, Australia travel blog

Australia's alive!

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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... could have regular breaks where we sat down.  We weren’t able to stand outside because the hot tropical parts of Australia are crawling with bugs and insects that you don’t want crawling all over you….. By the time dinner was ready ...

Gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef, Calliope, Australia travel blog

Gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef

A travel blog entry by rossandsue

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Monday 26th August. We checked out at 9am and headed for our free camp at Calliope Crossroads beside the Calliope River about 19k's from Gladstone. Arriving at 11am and there was quite a few vans there already. We were told that on the weekend there was ...

Oh we do like to be beside the Seaside!!, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Oh we do like to be beside the Seaside!!

A travel blog entry by paulandciara

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... . After seeing the Rugby Match in the Telstra Dome (For anyone who does not know, Telstra is one of the main Phone Companies in Australia (like BT) and they sponsor the Stadium), we decided to take in an A League Soccer match (Part of our " Lets ensure ...

'Drop Bears' and other Australians, Perth, Australia travel blog

'Drop Bears' and other Australians

A travel blog entry by bethverde

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... over the paths. The aquarium was also an interesting stop. They had a good selection of colorful fish, an exhibit on Australia's famous poisonous fish and animals and a pool for touching some of the non-poisonous ones that really captured Brittney's ...

Atherton Tablelands, Millaa Millaa, Australia travel blog

Atherton Tablelands

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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Still reeling from the Great Barrier Reef, Australia continued to impress us with the rolling countryside of the Atherton Tablelands. We spent a lovely day driving around the many sweeping green hills and farms. We stopped initially at Lake Barrine and ...

Frank, The Tempermental Camel, Alice Springs, Australia travel blog

Frank, The Tempermental Camel

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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I've ridden horses, and I've backpacked with llamas, and now, being in the Australian outback, it seemed like time to try the next logical (if bum-crushing) step: riding a camel! So I signed up for an hour-long ride in the dry Todd River bed outside of ...

Qantas and the Stockmans Hall of Fame, Longreach, Australia travel blog

Qantas and the Stockmans Hall of Fame

A travel blog entry by rossandsue

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Monday 20th May. We departed Blackall around 9.20am after a stop at the Tourist info for some photo's then travelled onto Barcaldine for morning coffee stop and refuelling of the 4WD's. The road was like being on a roller coaster again except for dodging ...

What You Leave Behind, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

What You Leave Behind

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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... allow me, I hope, to spend a couple of months back home boring people with stories about the last year and then return to Australia, and our round the world trip, with a few of those fantastic British Pounds in my back pocket. Before I stopped to ...

Come Rain and Shine, Great Ocean Road, Australia travel blog

Come Rain and Shine

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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Our trip on the Great Ocean Road really was a game of two halves. The first half coming from Adelaide is the section with some of the more well-known sights like the 12 apostles, London bridge and Loch Ard Gorge. Things you just have to see. And see we ...

New Years Eve in Sydney - unforgettable!!, Sydney, Australia travel blog

New Years Eve in Sydney - unforgettable!!

A travel blog entry by marshallmatters

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So on the 30th December, after Nic had finished work, we packed up Jethro and headed off up to Sydney to celebrate New Year. New Year's Eve for Nic and I is normally spent with family and friends at a party at my parents house and has been that way ...

Mount Larcom, Mount Larcom, Australia travel blog

Mount Larcom

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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After the joys of the Whitsunday Islands the following day we decided to make some progress as we plunged south on Highway 1.   Mackay didn't bring the chunky slab of carrot cake we had been hoping for after we had heard on the radio it was a ...

(Martin) Laurence of Australia (& Kate), Fraser Island, Australia travel blog

(Martin) Laurence of Australia (& Kate)

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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Get it? Laurence of Australia instead of Laurence of Arabia? Fraser Island = Sand = Arabia = Laurence = Martin. Well I liked it anyways. Sorry. Apologising at the start of a blog is never a good thing. An early start as promised. Alarm ...

Snip, Snip, Snip, Busselton, Australia travel blog

Snip, Snip, Snip

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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The new job has begun and a week of it has passed; it's quite boring and not something I'd want to brag about on my resume, but it's money, isn't it? It's not really packing grapes so much as cleaning them up to be packed: snipping out the rotten ones, ...

Palm Beach and more of Sydney, Palm Beach, Australia travel blog

Palm Beach and more of Sydney

A travel blog entry by marshallmatters

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No blog as such in that there is no real write up, just some more photos of our time in Sydney and of Palm Beach which is north of Sydney as it better known as Summer Bay, location of Aussie soap opera Home and Away.  We hope you enjoy the ...

Sydney - without regrets, Sydney, Australia travel blog

Sydney - without regrets

A travel blog entry by florby

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... than 5 years, and I can say I have no regrets in life now. I wished I could stay with her for longer. She is the apple of my eye, soul of my life, and after 5 years, I am even more sure of that. Took the train back and had a good rest. Sydney, ...

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