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Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide February 3rd 2015

Flew in from Brisbane this morning. Checked in, dropped our bags and found Central Market. Great selection of fresh fruit veg meat bread, you name it, it's here! Huge plates of lamb and chicken gyros 😊 think we are going to love Adelaide. Had a wander late afternoon and sat in Waiyu Yarta Park just south of the Central Market area. Very peaceful. Wednesday 4th Feb: public transport is free in the city and North Adelaide areas so we hopped on a bus from the centre and headed over the river padding the new cricket oval and into some of the older suberbs around Hill St, Gover St and Wellington Square. Nice old style houses with tin roofed verandas. Then walked along Torrens River, along part of War Memorial Drive and down King William Road to ... read more
Central Market bread
Central Market chocolate
lamb and chicken gyros

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane February 2nd 2015

Moved up from The Gold Coast by train this morning. Took about an hour from Nerang to Roma Street near central Brisbane. we have an early flight out to Adelaide in the morning. Staying at Meriton Apartments on Herschel Street and managed to get an upgrade to a massive suite 😀 happy days. Took the City Cat river taxi along the river from Storey Bridge right through to the more residential areas of Guyatt Park and West End. Good value at $5.20 hop on hop off. Nice lunch at Blue Basement Cafe on the Southbank. And coffees, mojito and a cheeky beer along the way. The Bavarian Beer Cafe at Eagle Street Pier is worth a visit. Went to Anzac Square. Being renovated so couldn't take it all in as much as we'd have liked but ... read more
Storey Bridge
paddle steamers
Camper coffee

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Byron Bay January 31st 2015

The most easterly point in Australia. Lighthouse and awesome views of Byron Bay, New South Wales. fabulous beaches. Busy place popular with backpackers from all over the world and a few old hippies! Had breakfast in Kingscliffe, a much more relaxed and chic small town with nice coffee shops and boutiques. Had amazing weather but it broke on the way north and we had another torrential downpour. Hopefully it will pass soon, unlike the storms last Saturday which resulted in flash floods. ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Gold Coast » Main Beach January 30th 2015

Drove north through Surfers Paradise and on to Southport and Main Beach. Awesome luxury yachts in the marina. Beautiful shops in the mall - if you need to ask the price you can't afford it! And the Versace Hotel right on the harbour. We fitted in well! 😊... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Springbrook January 30th 2015

Amazing views from the lookouts in Springbrook National Park, huge waterfalls and looking back over to Surfers Paradise and the ocean.... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Currumbin January 27th 2015

Beautiful morning viewing the beach, Creek and ocean from the hilltop lookout then down onto the supper fine white sandy beach and walked along the volcanic rock to watch the surf break at the rocks. ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Gold Coast » Burleigh Heads January 24th 2015

Rain eased up early morning so we headed to the coast. Nice walk up to Burleigh Heads To watch the surfers. ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane January 23rd 2015

Arrived Brisbane 8pm last night. 23 degrees and heavy rain but at least it's warm rain! It's in for the day but hopefully clearing over the weekend :-) ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane January 19th 2015

21.01.2015: stayed at Heathrow Ibis Hotel. Nice meal. Good room. Comfy bed and no airport noise but so warm we hot next to no sleep even with the air con on all night trying to chill the room down! Up at 0600 and transfer to Heathrow for 0700 to do the bag drop then breakfast. Fly at 1055. Excited 😀 20.01.2015: bag packing finished. Amazed that we are such lightweighta for this trip!! 30kg international flight allowance, down to 23kg for the internal flights so we aimed for 20kg . My rucksack weighed in at a lowly 12kg and Lesley'starting at 15.5kg . Get in. National Express coach to Heathrow. 19.01.2015: Bag packing day today! the rucksacks have been cleaned, the piles of clothes and a huge pile of 'must haves' are mounting up in the ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Melbourne » MCG January 7th 2015

We are hoping to get to the ICC Cricket World Cup match in Melbourne on February 14th. Anyone else planning on being there? Update. Tickets bought 😊👍... read more

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