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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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This swan's red and white beak provided a nice bit of colour to contrast with his nondescript black plumage.: by taylortreks, Views[2]
Locals built this structure (and others like it), then frequently visited them to promote tourism in the Gorge.: by taylortreks, Views[4]
Up by the Alexandra Bridge, another hut greeted visitors.: by taylortreks, Views[3]
The Hut was part of the improvements to encourage tourism in the Gorge.: by taylortreks, Views[3]
Just upriver from Kings Bridge, the Duchess Hut provided welcome shelter from the elements ... the sun on this fine morning!: by taylortreks, Views[2]
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Photos: Launceston Cataract Gorge

Tue, 28 May 2019 | By taylortreks | Photo Gallery

Kent went for a hike in the Cataract Gorge (https://www.launcestoncataractgorge.com.au). It's amazing to see something this wild just 5 minutes from downtown Launceston!
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Photos: Great Ocean Road

Fri, 24 May 2019 | By taylortreks | Photo Gallery

We took the direct route on the A1 so that we would start our tour of the Great Ocena Road (https://www.visitgreatoceanroad.org.au/) at Warrnambool and work our way against the main flow of tour buses coming from Melbourne. The wind was coming up, so ... Read more >
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Photos: Port Lonsdale

Thu, 23 May 2019 | By taylortreks | Photo Gallery

We decided to take advantage of the sunny day to drive over to Queenscliffe. However, we stopped for a detour to the lighthouse at Port Lonsdale. We parked the car and saw lawn bowlers out enjoying the nice weather. We chatted with them for nearly an ... Read more >
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Photos: Sri Lanka

Mon, 20 May 2019 | By kymp76 | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Rottnest Island

Sun, 19 May 2019 | By taylortreks | Photo Gallery

On the advice of our aprtment clerk in Brisbane, we had a day-long outing on Rottnest Island (https://www.rottnestisland.com/). We decided on a Segway tour (https://segwaytourswa.com.au/rottnest/) of the island and it was fabulous with a wealth of local ... Read more >
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Photos: Lone Pine Koala Reserve

Thu, 16 May 2019 | By taylortreks | Photo Gallery

We visited the Lone Pine Koala reserve (https://koala.net/) upriver from our apartment. We took an express boat from Mirimar Cruises and spent a couple of hours at the reserve, which reminded us of a similar place south of Adelaide ... but this one was ... Read more >
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The Australian Bushman

Wed, 15 May 2019 | By kiwiaoraki | Views [37]

Before yesterday, I had my worst stretch of hitchhiking ever! Four days it took me to get from Port Augusta to Broken Hill: a distance of only about 400 km. For the first time in Australia I was thinking I may have to bite the bullet and get a train ... Read more >

Photos: Brisbane Maritime Museum

Wed, 15 May 2019 | By taylortreks | Photo Gallery

When developing our AUS itinerary, Anna made sure to include the Maritime Museum (https://maritimemuseum.com.au/) as our first stop. She dearly wanted to see Jessica Watson's boat, Ella's Pink Lady, that Jessica used in her round-the-world sailing adventure.... Read more >
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Photos: Back of Bourke

Mon, 13 May 2019 | By kiwiaoraki | Photo Gallery

Hitchhiking journey from Adelaide to Tiaro
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Anikka Reconciliation

Sat, 11 May 2019 | By kiwiaoraki | Views [83]

Anikka! I've written about her many times and I can never write enough about her. After more than a year of no contact, we're friends again. What a lovely visit I had the other day with her, her sister Chrystal, and mother Mel at the "Lagana Canteen" ... Read more >

Champion of the Grampians

Thu, 9 May 2019 | By kiwiaoraki | Views [84]

A gloomy day it was today though not so gloomy on the sightseeing front. Upon reading a fantastic article about how you shouldn't write off the rain when you're travelling, I must make it a point to see the positives during those days of precipitation.... Read more >

Photos: Grampians National Park

Wed, 8 May 2019 | By kiwiaoraki | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Country Victoria

Wed, 1 May 2019 | By kiwiaoraki | Photo Gallery

There's more to Victoria than just Melbourne :)
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The Fate of A349

Wed, 1 May 2019 | By kiwiaoraki | Views [42]

Flight A349 has crashed and there's a lofty task ahead. It's my job to figure out where it crashed and recover the cockpit voice recorder (CVR). The doomed plane would have gone down anywhere in Victoria so it's a very large search area. The black box ... Read more >

Tasmania Reunion 2019

Sun, 14 Apr 2019 | By shaz | Views [17]

Ever since I met the wonderful Lynda on my African adventure, Tasmania has been on my bucket list. I finally made it here to see my friend again for our second reunion. It was also the last time I drank so much in such little time. The bottle shop in ... Read more >

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