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Barrington Tops National Park

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Planet View: S32°05.8809’ E151°06.8379’ Street View: S32°05.8809’ E151°06.8379’ Barrington Tops National Park is a World Heritage Listed collection of striking peaks, waterfalls and crystal clear rivers roughly 150 kilometers (93 miles) inland from the coastal town of Forester.  Jill Newby suggested we make a stop off at Barrington Tops on our way up the coast […]

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The Hunter Valley

Australia, New South Wales, Wines Add comments

Planet View: S32°44.645’ E151°06.005’ Street View: S32°44.645’ E151°06.005’ Leaving the warmth of the Newby’s home to venture back out into the rainy weather of the surrounding Sydney area took some extra enthusiasm.  We headed north through Sydney to reach the Hunter Valley wine region around midday.  Knowing that the Hunter Valley is best known for […]

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Sydney

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Planet View: S34°00.007’ E151°04.417’ Street View: S34°00.007’ E151°04.417’   We dropped off the Goose Shack by the airport on our way into Sydney city and took advantage of more sunshine for a swim at Australia’s most famous stretch of sand: Bondi Beach.  There were some big swells coming in on the day we were swimming, […]

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The Blue Mountains

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Planet View: S33°43.536’ E150°18.163’ Street View: S33°43.536’ E150°18.163’ The rain continued as we headed into the Blue Mountains, unfortunately no views of the famous escarpments stretching into the distance as we cruised the highway from Penrith to Katoomba.  With the rain pounding down we opted to stay at the Katoomba caravan park instead of braving […]

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The Shoalhaven And Eurobodalla Coasts

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We left our wonderful Australian Capital Territory hosts, Will and Abi, in Canberra and ventured back to the coast for a few more days of reconnaissance through the Shoalhaven area.  On our way into Sydney we spent a night at Andrew and Jane Gow’s quaint country home in Hill Top just near Mittagong, Jane was […]

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Thredbo

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Planet View: S36°30.156’ E148°18.525’ Street View: S36°30.156’ E148°18.525’ Abi and Will organized to meet us in Thredbo for a weekend at their favourite Lhotsky Apartments in the centre of the ski village.  As with our visit to Mount Hotham in the Victorian High Country, I grew up skiing at Thredbo but had never visited during […]

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Echuca And The Murray River Valley

Australia, New South Wales, Victoria Add comments

Planet View: S36°07.121’ E144°44.406’ Street View: S36°07.121’ E144°44.406’ We made a bit of a side trip to visit Trudy Detmold in her home town of Echuca (S36°07.121’ E144°44.406’), where the Murray and Campaspe Rivers meet in northern central Victoria.  Paddle steamers used to travel from the Murray River’s mouth in South Australia over 1000 kilometers […]

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