Category: Australia

G’Day and Welcome to Australia

After a short and very packed three days in Singapore, we left the Little Red Dot for Perth, Western Australia. Greeted by spring-like temperatures at 5 pm we headed for our Airbnb near the airport for one night. Once again we had a super friendly host who even bakes...
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Good Bye Australia

So, after three months in Down Under it’s time to say good-bye to Australia as we are at the Airport in Melbourne and awaiting our connecting flight to Christchurch, New Zealand. The last three months in Australia have been exceptionally on so many levels. From the lonely Northern Territories...
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Atherton Tablelands

After 3 lazy days of doing nothing we wanted to go on one last adventure in Australia and therefore headed off to the Atherton Tablelands which is the hinterland of Cairns. Only about a hundred kilometers inland from Cairns the Tablelands surprised us by a very distinctive landscape with...
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Cape Tribulation

During the next three days we wanted to discover Cape Tribulation which is about 100 km north of Cairns. Cape Trib is one of northest towns still reachable by a conventional car. From there it’s still more than 900 kilometer to the northern tip of Queensland – once again...
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Cairns

Cairns and its suburbs have about 150’000 inhabitants but the city feels much smaller. We felt that there isn’t too much beside a nice boardwalk along the main beach and some nice shops (and not to forget the casino). We would guess that without the Great Barrier Reef nearby...
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Cruising up the East Coast with Hazel’s Parents

Today Hazel’s parents joined us for the next ten days and together we had planned to travel the almost 2000 km up to cairns – quite a program for ten days. To mention in advance we all happily made it to Cairns. The day started rather bad as the...
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It’s Paradise up in Surfers Paradise

Soon after leaving Hippi Town of Nimbin we crossed the state border to Queensland, the last state on our Australia tour. First stop of the day was the Natural Bridge at Springbrook National Park. Through million of years of erosion a natural bridge and cave pool was formed which...
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Dorrigo National Park and Hippe Town Nimbin

Rather than following the Pacific Highway along the coast we decided to take a route away from the sea (we figured there will be plenty of coast later on again). So State Route 78 brought us straight to Bellingen. Like a lot of the small towns in Australia it...
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Via the Hunter Valley up to Nambucca Heads

As we had liked the Barossa Valley and its wines so much we had decided to also visit the Hunter Valley – the slightly less famous wine region just at the doorstep of Sydney. On the way to the  valley we passed various street side fruit stalls and so...
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Sydney

Leaving cloudy Canberra we drove the 300 odd kilometers to Sydney. Besides a stop for some outlet shopping (guess who’s idea this was) there was not much in terms of attractions on the way. The late afternoon traffic became heavier as we approached Australia’s biggest city. Thanks to goggle...
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