- Australia: CanberraThe morning we left for Canberra from Sydney's Central Station was a little bit of a frantic one. We had been working to a departure time of 11:30am so we got ourselves together and loaded up with our bags, walked Posted by advensha in Advensha | Jun 20, 2016
- T-minus 19 daysThought it would be a good idea to do a test blog post before the big trip.
It's 19 days out (only 6 days of work) to go. Adam has already turned quite Coighty but I think I may commence Coight Posted by BelindaS in All Aussie Adventures | Jun 20, 2016
- Derby and visiting a unique aboriginal communityDerby (pop 5000)
The drive to Derby was long because there are not many interesting stops. We did see an amazing Boab tree (a “very special” one compared to 100’s of just “special” ones) and a Western Brown snake crossing the Posted by ChrisHenriette in Our big lap around Australia in 2016 | Jun 20, 2016
- Cape TribulationWe found out why a rainforest is called a “rain” forest in Cape Tribulation. It never stops raining!
On our way we had a look at Mossman Gorge and then we had to cross the Daintree river on Posted by ovington in Queensland Trip | Jun 20, 2016
- CairnsWhile we were in Cairns we had a ride on the scenic railway to Kuranda, where we looked around the markets. The highlight was the candy shop, watching them make strawberries and cream lollies, we got free samples and Posted by ovington in Queensland Trip | Jun 20, 2016
- Halls Creek, Mary Pool and Fitzroy CrossingHalls Creek (pop 1600)
This is the Kimberley’s most inland town. Our map book called it “not the prettiest town you’ll ever see”. That is true. There is a great visitor centre and it has free wifi reception, so we Posted by ChrisHenriette in Our big lap around Australia in 2016 | Jun 20, 2016
- Quick update before we head away from signalHi all. Quick note - we've travelled inland, camped a night outside Yalgoo, then another night at Garden Rock near Cue. Today we've driven into Meekatharra on the highway, and now we're heading back onto dirt. Taking Posted by slamrs in chUGGing Tasmania and the West 2016 | Jun 19, 2016
- Day 4
Another relaxed start to the day today, we left Port Augusta heading for Woomera.
Woomera is known for being a missile testing area and satellite launching site.
We visited the heritage ce Posted by It's the Magins in Magins in the outback | Jun 19, 2016
- The Bungle Bungles are the bestPurnululu National Park (Bungle Bungles)
Purnululu (the Kija Aboriginal word for sandstone) Park is home to one of Australia’s most unusual phenomenons. There are not many times we get excited about driving off road for 100’s of km’s, but to really Posted by ChrisHenriette in Our big lap around Australia in 2016 | Jun 18, 2016
- Day 3Day 3 got off to a nice relaxed start. After we had breaky and packed up the van we headed out of town to see the living desert!
The weather was fine but the fog was thick and it was Posted by It's the Magins in Magins in the outback | Jun 18, 2016
- Wyndam views and Prince Harry's playgroundWyndham (small town most northerly in Kimberley)
We travelled form Kununurra towards Halls Creek, but 10km after the turn-off, we stopped at Wuggubun Aboriginal Community. We camped there for one night, using it as a base to unhook the va Posted by ChrisHenriette in Our big lap around Australia in 2016 | Jun 18, 2016
- Mullewa before circling back into GeraldtonWe spent two nights camped alone in the bush just outside Mullewa - a smallish township east of Geraldton. A chill day at camp ended with a Skype call to our dear friends Deb, Chris and Sam. A bit Posted by slamrs in chUGGing Tasmania and the West 2016 | Jun 17, 2016
- Australia: SydneyAfter our thirst-quenching flight on budget airline Scoot from Singapore, we arrived to azure blue skies in Sydney - which was nice. Being a big fan of the TV show Border Security: Australia, I was expecting (and hoping for) a Posted by advensha in Advensha | Jun 17, 2016
- Girls first video blogs
The girls first attempt at their video blogging careers, they're pretty awesome, even if this proud mumma does say so herself! 😆
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- Out of the mouths.....
'Z' is a teacher in the dialogue below
Central Deborah Gold Mine
X: Do you think it would be alright to put this rock in my suitcase and take it home on the plane? Posted by NataleenKilburn in SLC Melbourne Immersion 13-17 June 2016 | Jun 16, 2016
- Eureka Sky DeckFrom the Eureka Tower [[https://www.eurekaskydeck.com.au/see-do/skydeck/]] we enjoyed complete 360 degree, floor-to-ceiling views encompassing Melbourne's CBD, sports precinct, Docklands and everything in between. We were amazed by brilliant panorama and Posted by NataleenKilburn in SLC Melbourne Immersion 13-17 June 2016 | Jun 16, 2016
- China Town and the Chinese MuseumToday we headed on down to Chinatown [[http://chinatownmelbourne.com.au/]] . It is a distinctive and well known area of Melbourne which dates back to the gold rush days of the 1850s. Chinatown Melbourne is the longest continuous Chinese settlement in Posted by NataleenKilburn in SLC Melbourne Immersion 13-17 June 2016 | Jun 16, 2016
- The Bendigo Joss House Temple From a few years after gold was discovered in 1851 to the present day, the Chinese community has been part of the history of Bendigo.
At the heritage-listed Bendigo Joss House Temple we discovered more about Chinese beliefs and the Posted by NataleenKilburn in SLC Melbourne Immersion 13-17 June 2016 | Jun 16, 2016
- Day OneWhat a first day we've had!
Early morning to start our adventure.
Kids were all so excited this morning, colouring in, reading, playing tablets and watching movies, and of course Lay had t Posted by It's the Magins in Magins in the outback | Jun 16, 2016
- Bunya MountainsWe had a lovely day in the Bunya Mountains walking in the remnant rainforest.
The drive up from Quinalow was on narrow, at times windy, and towards the end, quite steep roads. We encountered a dairy herd and a goat Posted by 2015MADvan in 2016 Travels | Jun 15, 2016
- It's Gold, Gold, Gold for Laurie'sWho knew that a gold mine tour could be so incredibly fascinating? Well, I did. Having personally been to a coal mine in the past, visiting a gold mine seemed like an opportunity too good to pass up. Posted by NataleenKilburn in SLC Melbourne Immersion 13-17 June 2016 | Jun 15, 2016
- Tomorrow is the day!!So tomorrow is departure day, we're all getting very excited and a little nervous lol.
The girls have their last day of school for the term, Trinity's loving it, Lays, shall we say "dealing with it", so I bribed her with Posted by It's the Magins in Magins in the outback | Jun 15, 2016
- Truffle hunting in the South East forests
We had booked onto the truffle hunt a few days before, not really sure what to expect but the sound of trained Labradors hunting for truffles, taste tests and wine appealed to us so we were excited. Luckily for us Posted by Chelsandliam in Our Australian Adventures | Jun 14, 2016
- Recharging in Albany
It seemed our luck with the weather had ran out and we continued to get cold, windy rain. Since we had spent several nights and days in torrential rain we decided to look for a cabin or hotel around Albany Posted by Chelsandliam in Our Australian Adventures | Jun 14, 2016
- Turkey to Germany and InbetweenA desire to take a trip to Turkey was the starting point for Celeste and myself. 2 years ago after returning from Europe we started to save and plan. The romance of Istanbul and the lure to see Posted by pjandc in Travel is a wonderful thing | Sep 4, 2015