AUSTRALIA 2013

All States & Terroritories except Queensland, Northern & Australian Capital one visit 6th March to 6 April, 32 days in total

We returned to the wonderful world that is Oz both for the 4th time, once in our youth when we lived there, Sydney & Melbourne respectively and then 3 times together as a full family in 1995 with Craig & Doug then on our own after retirement in 2008 and now in 2013. Australia is such an awe-inspirring place of extremes and vastness. We wanted to experience and see things (mostly) that we haven't done before this time. But we loved spending time with family and friends in Sydney & Tassie as well. Much love to you all , you know who you are and thanks for looking after us so well. We HEART Bondi, well maybe *smile*.

On my bucket list was travelling across the Nullarbor, this was a true epic journey similar to travelling on the Ghan from Darwin to Alice in 2008. NOTE as this was updated in 2020 we have also been again in 2017. Anyhow take a look at our treasured memories via Anne's dairy and our pictures.

HIGHLIGHTS:-

Sydney, Tasmania - friends & rellies

Coastal walk - Vaucluse to Watson's Bay

Bruny Island

Adelaide shores

Outback Australia & Coober Pedy Opals

Cromer stay and North Shore beaches, plus coastal salt water pools

Port Lincoln & Coffin Bay Nat Park

Crossing the Nullarbor, Ceduna to Norseman

(1194 kms / 742 miles in total on the crossing - 3 days)

Esperance and the fab Great Ocean Drive

Peel Zoo, Pinjarra

Indian Ocean Drive

Geraldton & Picnic on Port Denison shores

Driving in our hired Britz van 3810 miles & seeing "loads"

LOWLIGHTS:-

Slow puncture via cracked wheel rim crossing Nullabor

Having to pay my $120Nz fine picked up near Apihara, Northlands, NZ

Our selective slideshows with music and / or speech will show some of the scenes we saw and record our memories