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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney March 6th 2006

Hi Darlings, Well I guess it’s true of most cities, if you want to get the most out of your visit get a local to take you out, and luckily Chrissie (friend) fitted the bill perfectly. Off we went to Coogee, where we went for a lovely walk, stood and looked out to sea, and a group of dolphins were swimming alongside a kayak. It was a lovely scene, and as we followed them the person in the kayak was heading towards the beach and loads of people swam like crazy to catch them up, the dolphins just jumping and swimming around. Stopped for lunch at lovely restaurant, which had a fab view over the beach and the dolphins were still swimming in shore for most of the lunch it really was a fantastic scene. Then ... read more
A different view of the city
Christine
Above Watson's bay

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney March 5th 2006

Again, I am doing Australia in short! So here's a run through of what we did.....t We were in Oz from the 23rd January to the 5th March. From Bali, we flew into Australia's Red Centre, or more specifically, Alice Springs. ALICE SPRINGS 23 JAN 06 - 27 JAN 06 We were thrown into a true outback experience here, as we did a 3 day/2 night tour of Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and Kings Canyon. We saw sunsets and sunrises- they were very early starts (i.e. 4am), but we appreciated in the end as it got hot there by 8am, by which time we had done all the walking. At times it was more than 40C. We camped out in the middle of the bush- not in a campsite like most other tours. ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Kings Cross March 5th 2006

Got up very late and ate a big fry up for breakfast/lunch. Had another nap, did some research on the net for Singapore. Watched another movie, Ray, about Ray Charles, good film. Went to bed.... read more
View from hostel rooftop
View from hostel rooftop

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Kroombit March 5th 2006

Sophie and I were up at 6am to have breakfast before we went for a horse ride. This was one of the best things I have done so far! It took a long time to get going, and I think my horse got very bored. I had to have the horse that couldn't wake up! As a first time horse rider I didn't know what it was doing so got a little bit worried! Once we got going we got up to the goat ranch. The goats were all over the fields and our task was to muster them and put them back in the pen. Two really cute puppies joined us. Andrew the owners son-in-law was training them to round up the goats too. We had to keep behind the goats and make wierd noises. ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Mission Beach March 5th 2006

Soede Caroline! Du grinede kaerligt til mig, da du spaendt sad ved siden af mig i stuen paa Bakkevej. Husker du, da jeg kontaktede Charlotte fra MyPlanet for lige at faa stykket det sidste sammen. Det var ret spontant, at jeg lige pludselig fik lyst til ogsaa at rafte i Australien. Hvorfor ikke? OK - gi' mig 1 stk. af den rafting tur var vist mine ord dengang midt i januar. "Mor det toer du altsaa ikke, er du da helt fra forstanden?", spurgte du. Jeg kan godt forstaa, at du som 17-aarig pige havde svaert ved at se din mor - og saa en kylling som mig - i susende fart, baglaens, forlaens og paa hovedet flydende gn. Tully-river, store sten og vandfald. MEN........................ skattepige. I've been there, seen this & done that. Og det ... read more

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Oceania » Australia » Tasmania March 5th 2006

Tasmania: Cradle Mountain English Our tour of Tassie (Tasmania) follows heading towards the South-Est. Next stop is the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Highlight of the area is the Overland Track, a beautiful hike between lakes and mountains which takes 5 or 6 days depending on your hiking skills (mine are almost not existing…). Obviously it is not for me! Also my fellow Nick agrees to skip it. The program will be "just" two hikes: an easy one around the Dove Lake and a more challenging one around the Crater Lake (we were also climbing the Cradle Mountain, which was not included in the initial plan!). The views were really nice and we have been very lucky with the weather! The first day was sunny, whilst the second was cloudy a circumstance which proved quite ... read more
Cradle Mountain & Me
Looking down...
The only for of live on the way up!

Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Freycinet March 5th 2006

Thanks to lawyers I felt my first real pangs of homesickness this last weekend. I don’t tell you this because its bad or really sad. Its just a matter of fact. I’m sure it won’t be the last time. But as Count Rugen (the man with 6 fingers on his right hand) said, “this is for posterity so be honest.” So the story: I went to Freycinet National Park with all intentions of some real alone time. I was going to rent a sea kayak and kayak down to the sound end of the peninsula and camp there by myself. Well when I got there I found out that the rental place wouldn’t rent to groups of one person… no matter how much they beg and plead. WHY? Because of Liability Insurance…. DAMN lawyers F!$ing everything ... read more
My "backpack"
Jumping Jack Ant
Hazards

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney March 5th 2006

Well, here is the rest of the run down to Sydney..... So, from Airlie Beach, we then got the bus to Rockhampton, where our hostel picked us up and took us to Emu Park... ROCKHAMPTON/EMU PARK 07 FEB 06 - 09 FEB 06 We just chilled out here for the afternoon. The next day we got the ferry across to Great Keppel Island, an island of many beaches and not many people. We walked around the island a bit before settling down on the beach. Around lunch time, a massive thunderstorm chased us from the beach, so we sat it out and then returned to our spot for some afternoon snoozing. Caught the ferry back, had a relaxing evening. BUNDABERG/MON REPOS 09 FEB 06 - 10 FEB 06 The hostel we had chosen did a special ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Hervey Bay March 5th 2006

Aa naa har jeg saa mye aa fortelle at jeg vet ikke hvor jeg skal begynne gitt!:) Husker ikke helt sist jeg skrev, var vel i Noosa tenker jeg. Etter at jeg hadde skrevet i bloggen hadde vi vorspiel med en del folk fra hele verden, greie nok. Men saa traff vi noen svenske jenter som skulle ut paa byen saa vi joinet dem istedet. De var kjempehyggelige. Var foerst paa en irsk pub, saa en eller annen annen, aa saa til slutt en siste:) Prata en del me en proff surfer faktisk, sponset av Rip Curl og det hele. Men saa traff jeg kameraten hans, aa han ville ikke la meg vaere i fred, utrolig innpaasliten. Saa var stuck med han resten av kvelden:P Kom til og med innom hostellet neste morgen for aa mase ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Fraser Island March 5th 2006

Days 112 - 116 Jumped onboard the fun bus and 3 hours later got to Rainbow Beach. It's a really cute little town. We had a briefing about our Fraser Island trip tomorrow and got assigned to our group (there are 10 people per group). In the evening we ate out in a yummy little cafe and had packed our small bags for our trip tomorrow. Up bright and early for free pancakes and then we packed up the 4x4 that would be ours for the next 3 days. We headed off and caught a barge to the island, which was about a 20 minute ride away. After we landed on Fraster Island, we drove along the beach and through some rainforest before we parked up and had lunch. We then walked down a little pathway ... read more
Us in lake McKensie
Us in Eli Creek
Our GroupTeam B




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