Category: Australia

Waterfalls Tour, Queensland, Australia

Posted in 2011, Australia
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Looking for an additional adventure while in Cairns, I was advised by Allen (American) and Sinan (German) to skip Cape Tribulation and go see the nearby waterfalls. Because of the…

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Posted in 2011, Australia
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Three years ago when I was backpacking, I met some Aussies in Olympos, Turkey. They told me that the scuba diving and reefs were far better in The Red Sea…

Cairns, Australia

Posted in 2011, Australia
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With an early morning flight out of Sydney on New Year’s day, I made my way north to Cairns (pronounced Cannes). The purpose of this trip was to scuba dive…

New Year’s Eve in Sydney, Australia

Posted in 2010, Australia
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Initially, I wasn’t sure if I was going to spend NYE in Cairns or in Sydney. In hindsight, I’m glad I decided to stay an extra day to see the…

Hunter Valley, Australia

Posted in 2010, Australia
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Hunter Valley is the oldest wine developing region in Australia (1820s), which is known for its Shiraz and Semillon. Instead of going to the big producers like Wyndham Estate, our…

Kiama, Australia

Posted in 2010, Australia
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A two hour train ride south of Sydney, Kiama is a picturesque town by the ocean. I went there with my nephew Michael and enjoyed the warm breeze and welcoming…

Blue Mountains, Australia

Posted in 2010, Australia
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After a fairly low-key Christmas in Sydney (family dinner, midnight Mass, going to the beach), it was time to do some sightseeing of the surrounding Sydney area. Recommended by my…

Great Ocean Road, Australia

Posted in 2010, Australia
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Several friends and guidebooks recommended this road trip. As I mentioned earlier, some people at the hostel offered a seat on their rented car, so this was an affordable and…

Melbourne, Australia

Posted in 2010, Australia
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Melbourne is a hip city. It was a nice walk from the central bus station to Home At The Mansion, which was the nicest hostel I stayed in Australia. It…

Fremantle, Australia

Posted in 2010, Australia
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Upon the recommendation of Uncle Lou, I visited Fremantle on a day trip from Perth.¬† I very quaint and cute town to walk around and visit.¬† Fremantle¬† is located at…