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Down Under

My first overseas trip was here some 25 years ago

Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

One of our last outings in Australia was to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary just south of Brisbane. The city bus ran right by our apartment and into the sanctuary…

Roma Street Parklands

Our favorite city park we’ve visited so far, Brisbane’s Roma Street Parklands is a combination of rain forest walk, manicured garden, social gathering place, and wildlife sanctuary. We toured the…

Around Brisbane

After leaving Melbourne we flew northeast to the Queensland capital city of Brisbane. We had originally planned to visit Perth on the western coast of Australia, but combined with the…

A road trip out to wine country

We rented a car one day and drove east of Melbourne to visit wine country and to see some nature. We went all the way out to Yarra Ranges National…

Around Melbourne

During our two weeks in Melbourne we got to see a lot of the central part of the city. We toured the Queen Victoria Market, ate some more good food…

Parliament and St. Patrick’s Cathedral

During our two weeks in Melbourne we spent most of our time touring the central business district and its environs. In one area just to the east of the CBD…

A trip to the Australian Open

When we first arrived in Melbourne we realized that we were going to be in town for the first week of the Australian Open tennis tournament. We checked online and…

Around Sydney

When we weren’t at the Opera House or the Rocks or enjoying Sydney’s holiday decorations, we were at places like Balls Head, or the Powerhouse Museum, or the fish market….

Around the Sydney Opera House

You can’t see Sydney without visiting the Opera House. We managed to see it twice. The first time we wandered around the outside and then toured the nearby Royal Botanical…

Christmas during the summer

When planning the first part of the trip we made a point to be in Sydney for the holidays.¬†We flew in from Christchurch on the 19th and readied for our…