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The Ghan Train: Adelaide to Alice Springs

The Ghan Train: Adelaide to Alice Springs

| January 14, 2012 | 2 Comments

As if one 24hour train journey wasn’t enough; a few days in Adelaide and we decide to get on another train and head up to Alice Springs and back within four days. So that is about 76 hours on a train journey in the space of a week. The Ghan runs once a week in low […]

Alice and Uluru

Alice and Uluru

| January 13, 2012 | 1 Comments

I would love to give you a few paragraphs extolling the excitement and things of interest to see and do in Alice Springs. However, we didn’t really get to do any of them, as with most visitors we used this as a base to discover Australia’s Red Centre, what we learned is it’s no longer […]

Adelaide & the Barossa Valley – Australia Travel Blog

Adelaide & the Barossa Valley – Australia Travel Blog

| January 11, 2012 | 1 Comments

We both had an amazing train journey from Sydney to Adelaide and arranged to have a three night stopover in Adelaide on our Australia trip. Our first impressions of the small city of Adelaide weren’t great.  On arrival we took a taxi to our hotel AUS$10 (this is the first time we’ve taken a taxis the entire […]

Australia: Sydney to Adelaide Train Journey

Australia: Sydney to Adelaide Train Journey

| January 9, 2012 | 3 Comments

As our last day in Sydney approached we started to both get a bit nervous about our choice of transport to the red centre of Australia, Alice Springs and Uluru (Ayers Rock). Twenty four hours on a train journey in a seat; would we sleep, would we we bored senseless, would we get cabin fever? […]

Australia: Coogee to Bondi Walk

Australia: Coogee to Bondi Walk

| January 6, 2012 | 3 Comments

We were fast running out of time in Sydney, but we knew that the walk from Coogee to Bondi walk was one that we were not going to miss. A Great Australian Hangover Cure, Coogee to Bondi walk After a heavy night it was an early start and short bus ride from Newtown to Coogee.  The […]

Australia: Sydney Opera House and Bridge

Australia: Sydney Opera House and Bridge

| January 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

There are some who believe that architecture isn’t important, that it is merely a straightforward academic function to design a building that serves the purpose of the activities that are going into it, across it or under it. Those people are fools and the two icons that stand proudly facing each other across Sydney Harbour […]

Australia: New Years Eve Sydney

Australia: New Years Eve Sydney

| January 1, 2012 | 2 Comments

Am I still dreaming or did we really just spend  Sydney New Years Eve together watching the fireworks from what has to be the best free NYE vantage point in Sydney?  No I’m not, we have the pictures and videos to prove it (you do stop taking pictures etc as you become entranced by the display).  As […]

Australia: Gold Coast to Sydney

Australia: Gold Coast to Sydney

| December 30, 2011 | 3 Comments

Gold Coast Gadgets Weather and Driving  Apologies for the delay in the blog update, we have suffered a slight technical hitch.   The laptop had a bit of a fit and the screen decided that it did not want to behave as a screen but instead as a kaleidoscope of multi coloured pixels. This set me […]

Fraser Island, Noosa & National Parks

Fraser Island, Noosa & National Parks

| December 24, 2011

Just like the Radio Times Christmas TV guide, this is a bumper edition.  So sit back get a glass of your favourite tipple and read on. The weather has been a bit mean to us over the last few days, gradually getting worse (the worst Australia has seen in 65 years.) Did this little bit […]

Australia: Gold Coast Relaxation

Australia: Gold Coast Relaxation

| December 21, 2011 | 3 Comments

Melbourne to Adelaide Gold Coast As I write this we have now spent the last three days on the Gold Coast in Broadbeach, just south of Surfers Paradise.   If we had stuck to Plan A we would have spent these days in Adelaide (in torrential rain as it turned out) and be on our way […]