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Gold Coast the Gateway to Fun, Palm Beach, Australia travel blog

Gold Coast the Gateway to Fun

A travel blog entry by rossandsue

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Sunday 29th September. After a walk on the beach for the last time we were packed up and on the road by 8.45am and headed for the Gold Coast. We took the tollway bypassing Brisbane CBD and arrived at Tallebudgera Tourist Park at 11am after travelling the ...

Kakadu, Jabiru, Australia travel blog

Kakadu

A travel blog entry by scootergal

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We woke early for our second tour. I would have liked a day of rest but it was not to be - at least we had clean clothes. The Cav provided a nice breakfast and the best coffee I've had since Broome. Adventure Tours picked us up around 6.30am in the same ...

The beautiful city of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

The beautiful city of Melbourne

A travel blog entry by madman96

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Another walking tour of the city brings me to the Victoria Market, Telstra Dome, Flagstaff Gardens, the Stock Exchange, Queen Victoria Gardens, and all the areas of downtown Melbourne.  It's a very nice city and seems to be quite young, wealthy and ...

Road Trip the First, Geraldton, Australia travel blog

Road Trip the First

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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We checked out of the hostel in Perth early in the morning and I got my first chance at driving the Commodore. The power steering was completely broken so it was hellishly hard to get it to turn corners and within five minutes Ian's navigation had me ...

Out of the Rush Life, Port Macquarie, Australia travel blog

Out of the Rush Life

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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... Sydney this morning on the Greyhound and took the bus toPort Macqaurie. I"m heading this way to join up with Conservation Volunteers Australia, which I'm hoping will give me an opportunity to muck around in the real Aussie bush. The views on the way ...

The Pursuit of Happyness, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

The Pursuit of Happyness

A travel blog entry by paulandciara

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... know some of the rules it becomes watchable.... For me anyway. We had bought tickets for the one-day international between England and Australia. Again just to tick another thing off the "must do" list. It was played in the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground), ...

Lots to do..., Sydney, Australia travel blog

Lots to do...

A travel blog entry by rich

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After a morning spent browsing in the many music shops, Rie and me headed towards the Harbour Bridge in the afternoon. We'd been debating whether or not to do the Bridge Climb (extortionately priced at $160), and indeed we've still not decided to this ...

Kakaduuuuuuuuuuuuuuu, Kakadu National Nark, Australia travel blog

Kakaduuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

A travel blog entry by anatkramer

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Another day , another relocation. That's right , we were about to go with two guys that had a car when we began calling the rental agencies. Finally , we found a relocation from Darwin to Adelaide that needs to be back by the beginning of July and ...

The Holy Trinity of Travelpod, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

The Holy Trinity of Travelpod

A travel blog entry by foolsgold

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"There is a house in New Orleans, They call the Rising Sun And it's been the ruin of many a poor boy, And God, I know, I'm one." -- The House of the Rising Sun The first self-imposed rule of Travelpod was that we wouldn't talk about women. ...

The Key, Port Macquarie, Australia travel blog

The Key

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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... own. Not as a quest for independence, but as an expression of it. I don't really know what I was expecting from Australia; there were high expectations because it's a tried and tested backpacker route, trodden by millions of feet just like mine in ...

Everybody Needs Good Neighbours.....!!!, Ramsay street..............melbourne, Australia travel blog

Everybody Needs Good Neighbours.....!!!

A travel blog entry by loudan1979

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... cosmopolitan and lots to do. The main highlight was the volume of vegetarian restaurants. Apparently there are more in Melbourne than overall Australia! Well Oz was just about coming to an end so we made our way back to Sydney a few days before our ...

"Untitled" or "The Melbourne Walk"

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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I won't waste too many words on the details. I'll give you brushstrokes with some embellishment on the moments that stick in the mind. I'm writing this a couple of days later on my birthday and so recalling is a little harder than usual - after half a ...

Leaving South East Asia in style, Darwin, Australia travel blog

Leaving South East Asia in style

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... . I explained that we were just given them and weren’t sure why. It led us to a nice long conversation about living in Australia as he had emigrated years back and it made my flight a lot easier than recent trips into the air. Food service looked ...

Bicycling South, Bunbury, Australia travel blog

Bicycling South

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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My big bike ride had begun, with the first leg thirty kilometres from Freo to Rockingham, where I would pick up a bus to Bunbury. (I didn't have the time or money to bike the intervening kms, and there weren't places to stay, either). I wasn't sure what ...

The Race that wobbles a nation, Sydney, Australia travel blog

The Race that wobbles a nation

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... they looked the bees knees as they sat down for their Pizza's with unlimited self serve ice cream. Classy. I think it sums up Australia a little. The race is a big classy event and everyone talks about it as if they care about the racing. The truth is ...

Wine, Cheese and Indulgence, Newcastle, Australia travel blog

Wine, Cheese and Indulgence

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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...  those interested, Newcastle has in the past exported sand to Hawaii and it has more Artists per capita than anywhere else in Australia. Now you know. Sadly as soon as we stepped onto the front a big fog cloud rolled in and covered everything in an ...

Convicts and the Colony, Sydney, Australia travel blog

Convicts and the Colony

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... to reform and others believed in treating criminals (who most of which were guilty of very petty crimes) to lashes and severity. Australia wouldn't have been the place it is if the harsher treatment had been inflicted first. The museum gave a little ...

Hurry Up and Wait, Sydney, Australia travel blog

Hurry Up and Wait

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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Needed that sleep so much. Strange then that I managed to stay up till 10pm because I was broken tired. Even stranger that post napping after the tour Kate managed to stay up till 10pm also. What film kept our attention, and even more unlikely, ...

It's a mighty big rock!, Kings Canyon, Australia travel blog

It's a mighty big rock!

A travel blog entry by scootergal

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... 4WD track and bush camping.   If readers have not seen the movie Priscilla Queen of the Desert then they should rush out and watch it right now. It is an Aussie classic and will give you a good insight into the Australia psyche and sense of ...

On to the Whitsundays, Hamilton Island, Australia travel blog

On to the Whitsundays

A travel blog entry by madman96

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After a few hours of sleep I'm off to the airport to fly to Hamilton Island where I'm tasked with finding a hotel room on arrival.  They are all quite expensive and I get myself a bungalow which isn't as nice as it should be for the price, but I ...

Coral Bay, Coral Bay, Australia travel blog

Coral Bay

A travel blog entry by carolandthomas

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We arrive at Coral Bay on the 19th May and are very impressed with how beautiful it is. We get the togs on and head straight to the beach for a snorkel. Great fun until both of us cut our feet on the coral. Thomas is ok but I keep bleeding, youch. ...

One last BLAST !!, Alice Springs, Australia travel blog

One last BLAST !!

A travel blog entry by scootergal

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Woke at 4.30am and dressed in the warmest clothes possible. The bus that was supposed to pick us up at 5am turned up at 5.30 so we could have had an extra half hour of sleep. We drove out of town for about 30kms to meet the other bus carrying the ...

Sure Beats the Stairmaster, Katoomba, Australia travel blog

Sure Beats the Stairmaster

A travel blog entry by wanderlustcat

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Tuesday morning I walked with Kate down to the local scenic railway, which is supposedly the steepest inclined railway in the world. I was determined that I would only pay to ride one way, and spit out the cash to ride down. The lady at the desk gave me ...

Sydney Fish Market, Sydney, Australia travel blog

Sydney Fish Market

A travel blog entry by carolandthomas

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Sydney fish market is about a 10 minute walk from our house and it is fantastic. Situated by the water (as you would expect!) it has everything you could want inside and tables to eat it on outside. We went there for dinner and ended up having tuna ...

Egypt here we come:  Only 4 weeks to go!, Wangaratta, Australia travel blog

Egypt here we come: Only 4 weeks to go!

A travel blog entry by shazlex

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Only 4 weeks to go and counting down!  I am so looking forward to this trip.  I'm sure that Mum is looking forward to it too but she doesn't show emotion and wont let herself get excited, preventing any possible disappointment.  I don't ...

Melbourne & The Great Ocean Road, Melbourne, Australia travel blog

Melbourne & The Great Ocean Road

A travel blog entry by cristinaw

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... Island, Gold Mine and the Melbourne Tower. Phillip Island Nature Park - Penguin Parade One of the most popular attraction in Australia is watching little penguins returning ashore at sunset after a day´s fishing. At the Phillip Island, people sat on ...

Blue Mountains, NSW, Sydney, Australia travel blog

Blue Mountains, NSW

A travel blog entry by carolandthomas

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For a much needed weekend out of the forever hectic and buzzing city the Blue Mountains sounded perfect and it's only $11 dollars to get there on the train so we packed a bag and headed off. The area is known as the blue mountains due to the ...

Leaving Sydney, so sad!, Sydney, Australia travel blog

Leaving Sydney, so sad!

A travel blog entry by madman96

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Phin left this morning after one of the best reunions in the history of man.  Sydney was quite the random forum for this overdue meeting of two old friends, but my guess is that we would have had as much fun regardless of where we had met back ...

Noosa, Noosa, Australia travel blog

Noosa

A travel blog entry by carolandthomas

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Finally a day of full on sunshine and we're in the right place to make the most of it. We dump our bags at the YHA and head to the beach which is similar to Bondi with lots of people and big waves. We bump into Kate and Woody who we met at Ningaloo and ...

And so, to the Top 5..., Perth, Australia travel blog

And so, to the Top 5...

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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Over this entire journey, the Top 5 has been ever-present. It has summarised cultures, people, situations, annoyances, the music, the random. So it is only appropriate that, at the conclusion of this journey, I reflect in the form of a set of Top 5s - ...

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