Category Archives: Australia Holiday Vacation

Sydney, Australia

From Cairns, we caught a pre-dawn flight to Sydney for our last day and night in Australia. There’s much to see and do in Sydney besides the world-famous icons of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Still, those … Continue reading

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Kuranda Rainforest, Cairns, Australia

We visited the Kuranda Rainforest on our second big day in Cairns. This was a wonderful place, though it is a bit expensive. There is so much to see and do here, though, that we think it is well worth … Continue reading

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Frankland Islands, Great Barrier Reef, Australia

The first big thing we did in Cairns was a full day trip to the Great Barrier Reef, at Frankland Islands, to be specific. It was a wonderful time, very interesting and exciting, though the day seemed far too short. … Continue reading

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Ayers Rock (Uluru) and Kata Tjuta (Mt Olga), Australia

Most people in New Zealand seem to think that Uluru (aka Ayers Rock) is near Alice Springs, but in actuality, it is more than 460 kilometres (nearly 300 miles) away. It takes over six hours to drive from Alice Springs … Continue reading

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Alice Springs, Australia

Our first stop in Alice Springs (after checking into our motel) was Anzac Hill, 234 steps from bottom to top. There is a 360° view from up there, and it’s a great introduction to the area. At the top, we … Continue reading

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Kangaroo Island, Australia – Day Two

Whereas our first day covered immature male sea lions fighting over a female the eastern half of Kangaroo Island, our second day, we headed to the western side of Kangarooo Island. We began our second day at Seal Bay, the A$32 … Continue reading

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Kangaroo Island, Australia – Day One

From Melbourne, we flew to Adelaide, picked up our 4WD rental car, and drove to the ferry to Kangaroo Island. The ferry to Kangaroo Island (the only way to get there other than by private boat or plane) takes about … Continue reading

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Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne, Australia (click to enlarge) Our second stay during our Australia holiday was Melbourne, the second most populous city in Australia and home to the world’s largest tram system. We were quite excited as we drove into the city, with … Continue reading

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Castlemaine, Australia

Andrew and I took a holiday for nearly three weeks in Australia, spending some time in five areas of the continent to get a quick sampling of the nation. Those 19 days were interesting and wonderfully enjoyable. Each place was … Continue reading

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