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Australia's biggest attraction is its natural beauty. The landscape varies from endless sunbaked horizons to dense tropical rainforest to chilly southern beaches. Scattered along the coasts, its cities blend a European enthusiasm for art and food with a laid-back love of sport and the outdoors. Visitors expecting to see an opera in Sydney one night and meet Crocodile Dundee the next will have to re-think their grasp of geography in this huge country. It is this sheer vastness that gives Australia - and its diverse population - much of its character.

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Cooktown

Sat, 18 Jan 2020 | By graynomadsusa | Views [221]

FOLKS SAY, “IT’S NOT THE HEAT, IT’S THE HUMIDITY.”  Cooktown has both heat and humidity— in abundance! — and a bit of rain to keep things interesting.  But not much else, at least not the birds we were seeking.... Read more >

Port Douglas and Daintree

Mon, 13 Jan 2020 | By graynomadsusa | Views [24]

PORT DOUGLAS IS PROBABLY MY FAVORITE TOWN in Queensland.  From the cute main street to the glitzy marina and tropical Four Mile Beach, it is nearly perfect.  And Lychee Tree Holiday Apartments is a wonderful place to stay, thanks to hosts, ... Read more >

Cassowary Country

Fri, 10 Jan 2020 | By graynomadsusa | Views [27]

WHILE VICTORIA AND NSW ARE IN FLAMES, it’s the beginning of “The Wet” here in northern Queensland.  Granted, the lakes and billabongs are still low and the waterfalls are mere trickles compared to what they will be later in the ... Read more >

Safe in Cairns

Mon, 6 Jan 2020 | By graynomadsusa | Views [161]

THE BRISBANE AIRPORT SEEMED FILLED WITH Queensland Fire and Rescue troops on their way to Victoria where the bushfires are out of control, just like Victoria's firefighters recently helped with Queensland's blazes.  The seasonal “Wet”... Read more >

Photos: Tasmania 7 2019 North East

Thu, 2 Jan 2020 | By johnsteel | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Queensland — Cairns and Around

Wed, 1 Jan 2020 | By graynomadsusa | Photo Gallery


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There Will Be A Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight

Tue, 31 Dec 2019 | By graynomadsusa | Views [35]

WE ARE ENDING THE YEAR IN THE BRISBANE at the Balmoral Queenslander B&B.  For a straight guy, Brian has done a wonderful job of decorating this traditional “Queenslander.”  We are 20 minutes from the airport and within walking ... Read more >

Connie's Koala

Mon, 30 Dec 2019 | By graynomadsusa | Views [28]

LAKE SAMPSONVALE REMINDED US OF FLORIDA’S Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge yesterday morning but instead of crossing the Sanibel Island Bridge we had to walk through the Sampsonvale Cemetery.  No ghosts, though.  Silhouettes ... Read more >

Tasmania 7 2019 North East Corner

Mon, 30 Dec 2019 | By johnsteel | Views [50] | Comments [1]

Tasmania 7 – December 2019 - The North East Our first visit to Tasmania was in 2007, this is now our 7 th visit – had it changed? Overall not really. More visitors from China, Japan and SE Asia. Just as much road kill ... Read more >

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Red-Necked Avocets of Lake Dyer

Sat, 21 Dec 2019 | By graynomadsusa | Views [33]

AVOCETS ARE SOME OF MY FAVORITE BIRDS.  I have taken so many photos of American avocets that Connie has placed a moratorium on any more.   But Red-necked Avocets are a different story and today I took dozens of shots of hundreds of avocets, ... Read more >

Room and Board — and Bird

Thu, 19 Dec 2019 | By graynomadsusa | Views [54]

ON OUR FIRST TRIP TO AUSTRALIA BACK IN ’04 we drove around New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia for 3 months in an old Ford Falcon and camped in a tent.  And we loved it.  In 2012 we graduated to a series of Toyota campervans ... Read more >

Lamington National Park

Sat, 7 Dec 2019 | By graynomadsusa | Views [64]

WYNDOVER MOUNTAIN RETREAT IS A NEW LISTING on booking.com.  We are their first guests — but certainly won’t be the last!  Located in Beechmont Queensland, Wyndover is thirteen kilometers from Lamington National Park as the currawong ... Read more >

Photos: Queensland — Around Brisbane

Tue, 3 Dec 2019 | By graynomadsusa | Photo Gallery


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Brisbane and Gladstone

Tue, 19 Nov 2019 | By graynomadsusa | Views [19]

WE’VE BEEN TO BRISSY BEFORE and will be back after this cruise, so yesterday was just a chance to stretch our legs a bit.  The Brisbane City Cat is the best transportation deal ever.  For a few bucks the water taxi catamaran whisked ... Read more >

Cruising: You've Got To Be Somewhere

Sun, 17 Nov 2019 | By graynomadsusa | Views [18]

WITH ALL YOUR NEEDS ATTENDED TO AND NO REAL decisions to make you soon find yourself wholly absorbed with the few tiny matters that are actually at your discretion—whether to have your morning shower now or in a while, whether to get up from ... Read more >

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