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Oceania » Australia » Queensland January 3rd 2021

Just home from a week in Far North Queensland Australia .A day out Diving the Great Barrier reef was amazing as was a day on the Kuranda sky rail and train .The sky rail takes you from Smithfield in Cairns up to Kuranda passing over rain-forests ,waterfalls , mountains and onto the village of Kuranda to wander the markets and town then the train takes you back the 35 ks into Cairns traversing down the mountain . A drive from Cairns up to stay in Port Douglas ,skirting the mountains on one side and sea on the other was spectacular . Another day out exploring Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation via the Mossman gorge was also amazing ,crossing the Daintree river via car ferry and the ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Queensland November 28th 2020

On Monday 6th January 2020, we booked our 2020 cruise Sydney Reunion cruise with my Auntie, and Uncle. It was originally meant to be a ten night Queensland Round Trip cruise with the beautiful Majestic Princess departing from the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Sydney on Wednesday 18th November 2020; but the Pandemic hit, and it changed everything. Although the cruise was cancelled; at 4am on Sunday 11th October 2020 I got an idea in my sleep to do up a ‘virtual cruise in the place of the actual one.’ A few hours later, I woke up to have a look online to see if it was possible for me to do, and the minute I saw it was; i immediately started planning it. During the whole COVID-19 Pandemic, I discovered the truth that ‘you don’t need ... read more
Our pre-boarding photo
Cabin C250
Australia Zoo (Brisbane)

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Inn The Tropics November 28th 2020

With the Australian Government banning International travel and States closing their borders, due to Covid 19, it has been a difficult year, wishing I could get out and about again on the trails. I decided therefore to do some blogs on local tracks which I use, around my home base in Cairns. These are tracks and trails which I train on, but if you are ever in Far North Queensland, would be good to do. The first I chose, is a track to Glacier Rock, on the Douglas Track. You start at the Stoney Creek car park and follow the well worn track through a rainforest. The track goes over the Kuranda Railway line and the 108 steps over the railway bridge, is the toughest part of the hike. Elevation gain is about 440 metres, so ... read more
Glacier Rock - Cairns

Oceania » Australia » Queensland August 11th 2020

Leaving the house for a few days camp @ Kenilworth Qld ,nature ,serenity and chilly .... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Sunshine Coast May 24th 2020

Another day off work , there could be worse places to spend the down time.... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Sunshine Coast May 12th 2020

Like a new born again ,slowly making our way back into the world , our 1st outing was nature and fresh air up at the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Scarborough February 15th 2020

The plan for this week was to get away somewhere but be close enough for my girls night in Brisbane (to see Queen) on Thursday, and to attend the Caravan & Camping show at Redcliffe on the weekend. We left Grafton early on Monday morning (10/02) and headed north to our first stop - Ballina RV Centre. The ESC (electronic stability control) had stopped working last trip and was still showing a red indicator (not working properly). After a couple of hours of trial and error it was finally working and we were good to go. Then there was a traffic accident between Yelgun and Chinderah which caused a detour off the motorway up the Tweed Valley Way, and then another accident on the Gold Coast which caused bumper to bumper traffic on the motorway for ... read more
Queen Concert
GOMA - Water exhibition
Redcliffe

Oceania » Australia » Queensland February 13th 2020

So I was planning a tour in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and came while planning and looking for the tours I came across a tour organised by Urbane Manfor the men's fashion stores across the cities. I found it interesting so I booked the tour. Here I was in the middle of some very fashion-conscious men who are willing to spend hundreds of dollars in the stores. I am not sure if I was ready to spend that much money but I did enjoy the whole tour. Fashion stores especially the big stores in Australia are worth visiting. Here is one of my favourite brand for men's clothes, accessories and products called ZARA. I visited Zara Wintergarden store which is absolutely beautiful as you can see in the image. I also visited Luis Vitton and superstores ... read more

Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns » Cairns City February 10th 2020

Leaving Adelaide, we flew straight to Cairns. Along with Townsville, Cairns is one of the gateways to the Great Barrier Reef. When Jennie and I were here in 2005 we went to Townsville and took a dive boat boat out 200 miles into the Coral Sea for a week, but we never actually saw the GBR. For this trip, we decided to headquarter in Cairns, where the reef is much closer to the shore. Our hotel was right on the waterfront. Initially, it appeared that there was a big harbor outside our door, but when the tide went out it became apparent that it was actually just a large mud flat with sprouting mangrove seedlings. The harbor was at the end of the city, where there was a large mixed use development that appeared to be ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Ipswich September 14th 2019

Well, our big trip is almost here. Only one more sleep until we fly over to the other side of the world. Thank you so much to everyone who has wished us well over the past few weeks. We are all very excited (and nervous, scared, sad, happy etc). We hope you enjoy following our adventures here on this travelblog.... read more




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