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Arts Center with Eureka in the...
Sydney Opera House Sydney
Of course the Sydney Opera House is one of the things one must see in Sydney. For one thing, it was made a World Heritage Site in 2007
And we did see it. We saw it first from the ferry on the day we...
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Great Ocean Road Melbourne
I recently had a great trip on the Great Ocean Road. Definitely hiring a car was the best way to go so I could see all the hidden secrets of the road. Saw koalas at Cape Otway, Kangaroos at Anglesea...
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Kings Park Perth
Each summer Shakespeare WA present a series of Shakespearean plays in the confines of Kings Park. It's a great way to spend a summer's evening, take a picnic blanket, some food and wine (byo) and...
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Southbank is a lovely recreation area on the banks of the Brisbane river. It is situated where Expo was once held.
There are all sorts of things to do here, lots of people enjoy the man made lagoon...
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Theme Parks. Gold Coast
This is a very enjoyable nights entertainment that includes a 3 course dinner, drinks and show.
I haven't been to see the latest show, which is "Spirit of the Horse," a tribute to our famous Racehorse...
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Hahndorf is the oldest German community in Australia. It is now a a tourist attraction with old buildings reflecting the early architecture of the community. Craft shops galore: foods, leathers, wood...
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Queen Street & Downtown Auckland
If you want to shop or just look around in Auckland go to Queen Street. It is the major commercial area of Auckland CBD. It is a quite long street from the Upper Queen Street beginning at Newtown Road...
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Australian War Memorial Canberra
This was the first memorial to be erected on ANZAC Parade in 1968 - unveiled by Prime minister, John Gorton. Perhaps consequentially it lacks the symbolism of later additions to the Parade and is very...
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City Center Christchurch
A good way of seeing Christchurch is to use the classic 1960's open top bus.You have a choice of a 1 hour or a 3 hour tour.The tour comes with an excellent commentary.
We found the tour quite...
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Great Barrier Reef Cairns
We took a trip aboard the Falla while in Cairns last week and are so glad we did. It was great to have a reef experience that felt rustic and relaxing as apposed to an over-crouded frustration. We...
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Eglise Evangélique de Polynésie Française: You see such signs quite a lot in French Polynesia and especially on Bora Bora, as here most people are protestant.
The name of this nice church in Vaitape...
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Mindil Beach Markets Darwin
The Mindil Beach Market really is almost a compulsory must do when in Darwin – and it was so good that Lady Gaw and I braved the hoards of tourists and locals and went there twice – and both on the...
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Mt Victoria Wellington
If Wellington is like San Francisco, then Mt Victoria is like Twin Peaks. It's the best place within the city to enjoy a panoramic overview of the harbour, the city centre, and the nearby suburbs....
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Skyline Gondola and Restaurant Queenstown
For the most spectacular view of Queenstown, visit the Skyline Gondola. This takes you to Bob's Peak, offering a panoramic vista over the entire town and its environs. This is the best thing to see if...
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Tahiti Safari Expeditions has two half-day tours and one full-day tour. We did the half-day tour that included Papenoo Valley. The tour guide picked us up at the hotel and took through Papeete and...
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Geelong Waterfront Geelong
Eastern beach has a beautiful hill landscape for jogging, a gated swimming area, stunning views of Corio Bay. Locals and tourists come here to spend morning walk, jogging, photo shooting, and etc. You...
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The geothermal areas around Rotorua belong to the Taupo Volcanic Zone. Wai-O-Tapu is an active geothermal area just south of Rotorua on the road to Taupo. The name is Maori for 'Sacred Waters'.
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Island activity Moorea
The Tiki Village on Moorea Island was one of the high lights of our trip. It is a recreation of a village that is very well done. It gives you a chance to see how the natives lived before the whiteman...
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Mt. Wellington or Kunanyi to the Aborigines or simply the Mountain to locals is Hobart's top tourist attraction and stands around 1,270 metres above sea level.
The Park where the Mountain sits...
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Marine Parade Napier
Marine Parade, as the name suggests, runs along the sea front. The area is very nice.
The fountain here, we only saw in the day time, but at night it is lit, I think in different colours.
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Across the bay from Paihia is the town of Russell. It was originally called Kororareka and was the first Europesan settlement in the area. The local Mâori people very soon realised that there was...
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Oneroa Waiheke Island
Every Saturday morning 8.00am - 1.00pm, the Island holds a community market at the RSA in Ostend.
Lots of gifts, arts and crafts, second-hand goods, and even entertainment, organic produce, books,...
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Castle Hill Arthur's Pass National Park
Look familiar? Castle Hill was the site of the battle scens in the movie 'Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe'. It is in a privately owned station on the road from Christchurch...
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The Big Sheep Wool Gallery. Tirau
When it comes to big sheep, I'm reminded of the one on the outskirts of Goulburn in N.S.W. but this is certainly a worthy challenger.
Situated right beside the tourist centre it offers all sorts of...
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Climb the mount Mount Maunganui
One thing that is great to do at the mount is walk up it, but why not try and run it. Locals every day are running up and down , faster than i can walk up it , and with a steep incline you will surely...
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Scones superb civic Theatre & Cinema
Right in the centre of Scone you will find this interesting building in art-nouveau-style and it is a former cinema that is obviously closed forever now, but at least you are still able to see some of its former beauty in some of the details in the facade. The inscription in my last picture says: Scones superb civic Theatre / The Upper Hunter's only art deco movie palace / 4 track stereo sound/ with a giant 31ft Cinemascopr-screen !But when you look through the windows, you will see that obviously this place closed down some time ago (my 4th picture)
Where Ladies & Gents are Colts and Fillies
This was one of the most funny toilets that I found in Australia ! From the beginning it was clear what purpose this house with the 2 doors was built for, but the inscriptions were quite unusual and so I took some photos. For all those of you who are not so familiar with these expressions: a colt is a young male horse and a filly is a young female horse.I did not know that yet when I was there, so I thought of a Colt like the cowboys have it !In my last 2 pictures: The Lost Sock Laundrette, that is open daily, even on holidays !
Elizabeth Park & a great sculpture
This is Elizabeth Park, next to the tourist-information-centre and there you will also find this great monument called "Scone Mare and Foal". There are some benches and even more important in a hot country like Australia: they also have lots of shady trees to relax a bit under them.And next to the tourist-info you will also find that toilet from my introduction-picture - see it my next tip !
The HARS-museum of airplanes
The HARS (Historic Aviation Restoration Society)-collection of airplanes is a great museum in the south of Wollongong and most of these airplanes are even still able to fly or are under repair or restoration in order to be able to fly some day soon.Unfortunately you can visit this collection only as a guided tour, BUT they do it even for a single person like me and even, when you get there just about 30 min before they are closing. In similar situations other museums would have told me to come back tomorrow.You will be able to enter some of the airplanes as well !An ordinary tour will take about 1 hour or even more and there is no extra charge for it, you just pay the entrancefee !The museum is open:Monday – Sunday: 09:30 am – 3:30 pm
The old Postoffice is a B&B now
In 1858 the very first postoffice of Nelligan was built in the shop of a local merchant, before this pretty building in my became the Postoffice between 1900 and 1982.Then it was transferred into a modern Guesthouse - see my extra pictures as well, it looks like a really great place to stay for some days ! there is a small terrace in front of some rooms and a great garden and fence around the house.You will find more pics about this B&B in my travelogue !
The old Courthouse is the anglican church now
The old courthouse of Nelligan was built in 1893 and in 1940 it was transferred into the anglican Church of the village.From this church you also have a great view down on the river and a tiny belfry is standing in front of the church, where you will also find some benches under a covered terrace.
The catholic church is for sale
The former catholic church of Nelligan is for sale now and it is the most impressive church of Nelligan with a giant tree in front of it and also a bit of garden around the church. In case you are interested to buy it, take a look at the last picture in my travelogues about that church in order to contact the seller.
The Mechanics institute of 1903
The Mechanics Institute was established in 1903. The building was made of a hardwood frame and a tallow wood floor sitting on gum piers set into the ground. This building was also used as school of arts at the same time and for social gatherings.There was a flea-market there, when I was in Nelligan and I bough a great straw-hat for just 1 AUS. and they also have lots of old photographs of that village and everyday life of the early settlers - see my last 2 pictures !
The Mill museum
Inside the old Mill you will find a great museum, that is d^featuring mainly the life and death of Captain Thunderbolt plus other people and early settlers in this part of Australia that was founded in 1855.The Mill Museum is open for visitors:Daily 12 noon – 5.00pmWeekends & Holidays 10.00am – 5.00pm or by appointment.Adults pay $6.00
The monument for Captain Thunderbolt
In the times of the big gold-rush in New South Wales there had been many robbers and bushrangers, who tried to make their living by robbery and Thunderbolt was one of them. His full name was Frederick Wordsworth Ward. He was born 1835 as the son of a former convict, and he called himself Captain Thunderbolt. He was also well known as "gentleman bushranger" Read more about his life, by clicking on the link below !
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