Archive for October, 2009

Road trip

Today we left Melbourne behind and headed to the Great Ocean Road. We stopped at Anglesea for lunch and then the lookout at Point Addis. The scenery is quite spectacular, but I think we’ve been rather spolt by theĀ  scenery in recent weeks, so didn’t bother stopping too many more times on the way to [...]


Melbourne We arrived in Melbourne at around lunch time after leaving Launceston slightly late (thanks JetStar) and picked up the hire car which is smaller than the previous two but better for getting into small parking spaces in the hotel car park. After checking in, we headed down to the river, picking up some lunch [...]

Sunday, 11th October

Columba Falls On Sunday we drove from St Helens to Launceston for our last night in Tasmania. On the way we stopped at Columba Falls – at 90 metres high it’s the highest waterfall in Tasmania. It’s quite a fun [Tracey: - fun if you fancy yourself as the next Lewis Hamilton] detour up a [...]

Saturday, 10th October

Freycinet National Park & Wineglass Bay On Saturday we set off from Swansea and drove up the East Coast of Tasmania toward St Helens where we would be spending the night. On the way we stopped at the Freycinet National Park and took a short (but very steep) walk to a lookout over Wineglass Bay. [...]

Not that Swansea

Today we left Port Arthur and drove back through the Tasman Peninsula toward Hobart and then turned North to head up the east coast of Tasmania. We stopped at Eagleshawk Neck where there’s a few formations in the rocks caused by sea erosion. The Blowhole is an area where theĀ  ocean has eroded a cave [...]


Wednesday We arrived in Hobart late afternoon, picked up the car (which thankfully is smaller than the last one) and checked into the hotel in the town centre. Then we went for a walk to the waterfront and found some dinner in a little Italian restaurant in Salamanca Square before heading back to the hotel [...]

Bondi Beach & Ten Dollar Steaks

Yesterday we took a hop-on, hop-off bus tour around Sydney, changed buses at Central Station and got another bus to Bondi Beach. The weather was pretty good all day. Bondi is a nice beach, but smaller than we both expected. We has a walk around Bondi and sat on the beach for a while listening [...]


Thunderstorms were forecast for today but it looked reasonably bright when we drew back the curtains so we headed out to Circular Quay and took the 30min ferry ride to Manly. As it’s the bank holiday weekend there’s a Jazz Festival and lots of different music stages dotted around Manly today. We walked through the [...]

Sydney, Day 2

It wasn’t a surprise when we woke up and it was raining this morning, however we decided to brave a wander to the Opera House for some pictures and were rewarded by a brief dry spell and a small amount of sunshine.

Well, at least there are no dust clouds…

We arrived in Sydney yesterday after a 3ish hour flight from Auckland. Took the metro from the airport to the centre of town and then walked the 5mins to our apartment. The apartment is a bit smaller than we would have liked with no washing machine and only a microwave to cook on in the [...]