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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney February 20th 2015

What a fantastic city Sydney was! There was so much to see and do, the people were friendly and helpful with an amazing ethnic mix resulting in a vibrant atmosphere and a wide choice of restaurants all of which seemed to be of good quality - but it was not a cheap city to stay in!! Our first day showed us the highlights on a city tour. Sydney harbour was as spectacular as seen on the TV - but actually much better!! The Harbour bridge dominated the view across the shining blue waters of the harbour with the white shells of Sydney Opera House sparkling in the sun. Magical!! Bondi beach was exactly as one imagined - a sweeping stretch of white sand, deep blue sea with large rollers, surfers and bronzed bodies lying out under ... read more
Sparkling roof of the Sydney Opera House
Overlapping shells of the Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour ferry and the Opera House

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Darlinghurst February 20th 2015

Hi, forgot to say when we went to see the gaol, they had an art exhibition on by Bill Culbert, so in we went and viewed fluorescent lights and empty plastic containers ?? and fluorescent lights and an old flattened suitcase ?? Sorry just not getting it! No disrespect to the artist, but really ? We then walked down the road and found an aussie nasty !! Have no idea what it is, but on the other side, it appeared to be eating a wasp !... read more
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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Kings Cross February 20th 2015

Hi, here's a couple of photos of the colour scheme in our hostel, I think it's a disguse to make it appealing !!... read more
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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Coogee Beach February 20th 2015

Hello again, doing a lot of blogging today as we are finding places with wi-fi, gotta take advantage of it. So hard to get it in The Ritz !! After Bondi we walked to Bondi Junction, bit of a hike, then decided to catch the bus to Coogee Bay Beach. Now this is a lovely place, small but very good vibe, lots of outdoor and roof top bars, pretty park up by the beach where people are having bbq's and just sitting drinking beer and wine, socialising. Really liking it here. Stu said I like everywhere ! And he's right for once !!!!... read more
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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Bondi Beach February 20th 2015

Hi everyone, we're currently down at Bondi Beach watching the surfers ride the waves. Looks hard work if you ask me, we've had a dip in the water and it's cold. It looks a dull day, very cloudy but it is very hot, quite a few people are down here sunbathing. They have surf schools here, each group are in different colour surf gear. Right now we are in the RSL club having lunch, it is right on the front and we have a fantastic view of the beach so watching the surfers as we tuck in. We ordered sweet potato wedges and king prawns and salad, huge portions and very cheap. Apparently the RSL stands for Return Services League, they have photos up of the service men who lost their lives at war. If you ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales February 19th 2015

I have arrived in Coffs Harbour yay! I got here yesterday after a 9 hour coach trip so went straight in the pool- first pool I've had since I've been here so it was about time. I got talking to the girls in my room and they told me about a trip to the beach that evening to see some kangaroos so I went along with them. There were so many kangaroos just completely wild, I even saw two having a fight which was amazing becasue I didn't realise how strong they are- they balanced on their tails and then kick each other in the stomachs really hard. When we got back we went out for dinner to a Thai restaurant which was really good food. We got some wine and just chilled back at the ... read more
Kangaroo fight
Emerald beach
Cute kangaroo

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Manly February 18th 2015

G'day everyone, well had a lovely day on a boat, (we're looking very pink !), we decided to take the ecohopper from Circular Quay and go over to Fort Denison. It is right by the Opera House in the Ocean, so hopped off there and felt we were marooned on an island, the city seemed so close, like Alcatraz, for anyone that has been there. Decided to book onto the tower tour, as we could walk round the Fort in 5 minutes and our ferry wasn't coming back for one hour 15 minutes. There was only about 6 of us, so up the tower we went, we had a guide who was very strict, gave us a set of rules at the start and you really didn't want to disobey as she was scarey!!! The Fort ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales February 17th 2015

Hi, you will have to check previous updates for photos whilst in Sydney because wi-fi at 'the hovell' is hit and miss. So we have to find places to log on. I will put some pictures of the very colourful and vibrant area we are staying in. These are taken during the day. The area is called Kings Cross, known as the red light area of Sydney, I will never say anything bad about Shirley again !!... read more
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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Sydney » Darling Harbour February 17th 2015

G'day everyone, ok, gave you an idea where we're staying, now I know you're all envious, don't be, I will try and get some night time photos for you if you want !! All joking apart, it has saved us a bomb on accommodation in Sydney, as I said before, very expensive here. So we have just had dinner in a very nice pub, special offer, steak, chips and salad, yummie. We're sat by the bridge, getting dark now, but we have wi-fi here so doing all the updates we can. Well today we set off walking again, walk walk and lots of walking in very hot weather, but not complaining, just incase you think I am !! So we decided I needed a bit of scaring again, well why not, it's been a while !!! ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Alstonville February 17th 2015

Hi travel followers. Again another two weeks have passed and as usual we have been on the move ever so slowly up the NSW coast and are now at Alstonville. (between Ballina and Lismore) From Newcastle we moved on to Halliday's Point where a very good friend (Helen) manages the wonderful Beachfront Holiday Park. We had a great couple of days catching up and visiting all the little surrounding towns like Forster etc. Then it was on to Nambucca Heads and the White Albatross Holiday Park where we have stopped a couple of times before because we just love the spot. After a few days we moved on to Yamba and the Calypso Holiday park to visit another friend (Leanne and Mat) for a few days. Yamba is a great little spot and it was great ... read more
Sunrise at Hallidays Point
Nambucca Heads sunrise
cloud sitting on Nimbin rocks




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