Monthly Archives: November 2012

Byron Bay

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South of Brisbane is the Gold Coast, with amusement parks, high rise hotels and many, many beaches. We drove through most of this area to Byron Bay. Byron Bay reaches like a hook out into the Pacific Ocean giving sheltered …

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Kuranda

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Kuranda it is a town it is so cool and hidden behind a mountain. We took the gondola to get to the top. We could look down on the rainforest from the gondola. We went straight to the zoo first. …

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The Endless Beaches of Australia

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The beaches of Australia are endless. As we drove down the east coast, we found access to beautiful beaches that were miles long and often completely deserted, or only a few people in sight. The beaches were great for shell …

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Brisbane

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Brisbane is one of the larger cities in Australia, located near the middle of the east coast; we got mixed opinions about whether it was worth a visit. We decided to include a brief visit and we are glad that …

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Surfing in Noosa

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Noosa, a vacation destination at the top of the sunshine coast, north of Brisbane was reported to be a great place for beginners to surf because the north facing beach provided gentle surf. So, of course, our chosen activity in …

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Greetings from New Zealand

We are happy to report that we survived our time in Australia. I know everyone (including me) was worried about how we would cope with the many dangers in Australia. Fortunately we did not encounter anything that was threatening to …

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Rockhampton

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>The weather forecast for October 28 was calling for lots of rain on Queensland coast. We left Airlie Beach in beautiful weather. The kids wanted to go back to the campground and bounce more with their friends, but we insisted …

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Airlie Beach

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For our first week in Australia, we stayed in one place, Clifton Beach, without a car. We took day trips up to Kuranda and out to the Barrier Reef (you can read separate posts on those excursions.) Then we rented …

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Great Barrier Reef

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The great barrier reef is absolutely spectacular. There is no wonder why it is a wonder of the world. We have seen it three times now and have been impressed three times. The first trip was from Cairns, our first …

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Goldfield Ghost town and Arizona Sunset

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I had looked at the map of our path for a ghost town that we could visit. I thought it might be interesting to see in person, the sights that are captured in the movies. I rejected one site near …

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