March 23, 2005

Melbourne - G'Day from Melbourne

We're currently in Melbourne and made it to Australia with no problems. We left NZ on Wednesday and we were in quite a mood after being told we wouldn't be refunded our money for ... continue reading

March 25, 2005

Melbourne - Touring the city

Today is Good Friday and we decided to check out the city and do some general sightseeing. What we didn't realize is that the city shuts down on Good Friday. It was like a ghost ... continue reading

March 26, 2005

Melbourne to Eden - Hitting the road

The weather is great today in Melbourne. After two days of mid 50s and clouds it is in the 70s with sun! It's a fine day! We decided we've seen what we'd like in Melbourne and g... continue reading

March 28, 2005

Eden - Our first Kangaroo sighting

We got into Eden on Sunday morning at 6:00 am after a 6 hour bus ride. We didn't get too much sleep but we saved on one night's accomodations. Every $ counts! While checking int... continue reading

March 31, 2005

Batemans Bay to Wollongong - Heading up the east coast of Australia

After spending a couple of days in Batemans Bay we got into Wollongong today. Batemans Bay was a nice area to relax but was lacking in activities we could do on foot. Unfortunate... continue reading

April 2, 2005

Wollongong to Sydney - We're in Sydney

Today we took the bus from Wollongong to Sydney. It was only 2 hour ride. Once we got off the bus in Sydney we headed directly to the harbor to take ferry to the town of Manly wher... continue reading

April 5, 2005

Sydney - Tour of Sydney

Today we toured Sydney on foot. We started our trip with a ferry ride from Manly to Sydney. Our first stop was the Chinese Friendship Garden. I think both sets of parents would enj... continue reading

April 9, 2005

Katoomba - Blue Mountains

Today we took a 2 hour train ride from Sydney to Katoomba which is located in the Blue Mountains. We got into town around 1:00 pm, checked into our hostel and headed directly to th... continue reading

April 12, 2005

Byron Bay - 2 years and going strong

We are currently in Byron Bay after taking a 14 hour bus ride from Sydney. The bus ride was brutal with the stinky bum riding next to us. I got about 3 hours of sleep and about the... continue reading

April 16, 2005

Fraser Island - Worlds Largest Sand Island

Today we toured the Fraser Island which is the largest sand island in the world. To get on the island we traveled in a 4X4 bus. To get the bus to the island they had to load it on ... continue reading

April 18, 2005

Great Barrier Reef - Snorkeling

Today was another one of those great memorable days of our trip. We started the day by taking a boat ride through the Whitsundays' and stopping at Hamilton Island to pick up some m... continue reading

April 22, 2005

Cairns - Eco Rainforest Tour

Today we decided to get out of the city and do a Rainforest and Waterfall Tour. Initially we had wanted to do another snorkeling trip but the winds were too much for our boat so w... continue reading

April 25, 2005

Brisbane - Final thoughts on Australia

Goodbye Australia. Tomorrow is our last day in Australia. We've been here for 5 weeks and here are our thoughts on the country. Since we traveled by bus we were somewhat limited... continue reading