Perth & Rottnest Island

Not originally on our itinerary, we ended up in Perth for a week when we began to change our travel plans due to COVID-19. It’s a really nice place, and was much lower key and…

Melbourne

A week in Melbourne was the fifth leg of our 2020 COVID19-shortened trip to Australia and Asia. I think Melbourne was actually our favourite city in Oz. To be honest, four days in Canberra was…

Canberra

We got through an abridged version of our first trip to Australia and Asia before our government ordered everyone home. This post highlights our four night stay in the national capital of Canberra. Overall Impressions…

Brisbane, Bundaberg & Noosa

Our second week in Australia was spent in Brisbane, Bundaberg and Noosa. A real study in contrasts, this leg of the trip saw a river city, sub-tropical beaches, turtles, Great Barrier Reef and snorkelling. Flying…

Blue Mountains & Newcastle

A week in the Sydney area was our first stop for a month in Australia. This is the two-day road trip we took to end that week. After five nights in Sydney, we decided we’d…

Sydney

Pre-COVID, 2020 was to be a year of long overdue travel. A week in the Sydney area was to be our first stop for a month in Australia and nearly as long in southeast Asia….