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Oceania » Australia » Queensland July 31st 2014

Enjoying green grass & no red dirt. At the Big4 Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort. Kids have been swimming, peddle cars, putt putt golf& breakfast with a python & crocodile. 4 nights here. Heaven... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Queensland July 31st 2014

Heading out for a fantastic day at Michaelmas Cay on the reef. Lucky us on a catamaran. Gorgeous day!!!!... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Queensland July 31st 2014

Kids not happy as they were not aloud to swim but gorgeous walk through the rainforest to the Josephine Falls.... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Queensland July 31st 2014

Kids were lucky to be able to touch & hold a 4 metre scrub python caught just near our campsite. Not sure we will be able to sleep well tonight!!!'... read more
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Oceania » New Zealand July 31st 2014

Tweede dag in dit paradijselijk uithoekje van NZ. Een lus maken is niet mogelijk want er zijn nu eenmaal te weinig wegen in de coromandel. Onze tijd is kort dus we steken over van west naar oost om een van de mooiere baaien mee te pikken voor we naar Hot water beach trekken. Cathedral cove. Een grote rots die uitgehouwen is door de zee. Bij laag tij kan je eronderdoor wandelen, dat hebben we dus ook gedaan. De 45minuten lange wandeling naar de grot was op zijn minst uitdagend. De zware regenval van vorige nacht had alle paden omgetoverd in modderstromen... en wij hadden onze bergschoenen niet aan. We namen toch nog wat zijsprongetjes naar andere mooie plaatsen zoals de stingray bay. Ooit kom ik hier terug in de zomer met een duikbrevet ! We hebben ... read more

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Oceania July 31st 2014

I've made it to Australia, all the way to Sydney! The second flight was a bit less comfortable as I was squeezed in between 3 guys, one of whom was overspilling his seat...but it was ok. I arrived at 7.00am and caught the train to the city centre, then I dropped off my bags and went for a stroll...ended up walking around most of the city (turns out it isn't that big) and getting back to the hostel at 3.00. Was going to go for a nap but thought I could hold out and so am using up my 30mins free internet instead! (It seems the free WiFi is not actually free) Just to let you all know, my phone won't access hotmail now as it seems to think I have the wrong password, and I ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Binalong Bay July 31st 2014

After some rain overnight, this morning was fine and sunny albeit with a bit more cloud cover than we had yesterday. Since the weather was holding we decided to complete a couple more short walks on the Freycinet Peninsula. First we took a short stroll out to the Cape Toureville Lighthouse. From the tip of the cape we had a fantastic view back towards Wineglass Bay with Mount Graham and Mount Freycinet behind. And finally, before leaving the magnificent Freycinet National Park behind us, we walked in to Sleepy Bay which was looking very beautiful this morning with a couple of gulls bobbing around on its calm, turquoise waters. We drove back out to the Tasman Highway and turned north for Bicheno. Although the weather was deteriorating we had to stop at Bicheno to check out ... read more
View from Toureville
Toureville Lighthouse
Walking into Sleepy Bay

Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory July 30th 2014

The drive out of Boggy Hole was abit rougher than the drive in but we managed it with no issues. We continued onto Kings Creek. This is a camp ground established by one of the stations about 15 ks away from Kings Canyon. We set up here and planned to go into Kings Canyon the next day. We woke up the next day and boy was it cold! The wind was blowing an absolute gale, it was overcast and freeeeeeeeezing! We were wondering if we should do the walk today but we had already lost a few days with the clutch so we didn't really want to lose anymore. So the decision was made to go out to the canyon and do the walk. So glad that we did. The initial walk up the front of ... read more
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Kings Canyon
Looking into Kings Canyon

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Geelong July 30th 2014

When I booked my flight out of Australia in December last year, the thought of starting a travel blog certainly crossed my mind. But I decided against it. This decision was fuelled by my belief that my photographic memory combined with the convenience of my digital camera and a travel scrapbook of tickets and random memorabilia would be enough to suffice when the urge to relive my experiences arose. This has proven to be accurate. But a week after returning to Australia after three and a half months in Europe I have learnt something very important about myself. In fact, this realisation came to me just one month into my adventure abroad and only continued to follow me ever since. This is, of course, that soon enough I will be traveling again. Soon. So the reason ... read more


After hearing about the mini tornado that wrought havoc on the north-west coast yesterday we were amazed to wake up this morning in Coles Bay to absolutely perfect weather. We have been so incredibly lucky with the weather on this trip as we have only had two slightly dodgy days and we were travelling on both of those days and managed to find activities en route that didn't involve being out in the weather too much. Thanks to those who enquired whether the wild Tassie weather was affecting us! I thought that Bernie had planned for us to hike the Freycinet Peninsula Track today which is a gruelling hike that takes in Mount Graham and Mount Freycinet. Imagine my relief when Bernie told me that we only going to hike the moderately difficult 11km Wineglass Bay ... read more
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Wineglass Bay
Wineglass Bay




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