Tag: Australia

Happy (outback) campers

It is 11.23 am, we have been up since almost 8 hours, done a 6km rim walk and are now on our way back to the hotel Alice Springs. But this is only the conclusion of our 3-day camping trip around Uluru! This adventure, also know as my […]

Grampians National Park

On our way from Melbourne to Adelaide, we decided to visit the Grampians National Park. Neither of us had ever heard of this park before, so we were in for a big surprise. We started out at the Visitor Centre in Halls Gap to get a basic idea […]

The Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road, also known as the B100, is the most famous scenic drive along the south coast of Australia, stretching from just below Melbourne to Port Fairy. It’s almost impossible to visit Australia without at least considering driving here, so we decided to do just that. Before […]

Wombats, walks and wineries

We have moved up North and taken residence at the Edgewater motel. A nice enough place to stay, park our car and start our trips to Cradle Mountain National Park and the Tamar Wine route. The drive to Cradle mountain is actually a bit of an adventure in itself. […]

MONA

Sometimes you find amazing things in the most unexpected places. Going to Tasmania I expected wilderness and Tasmanian devils. I did not expect MONA. The museum of old and new art lies on the edge of Hobart. It is big, it is exciting, and it is mostly underground. […]

Australia’s Tortuga

Today we set out to learn more about Sydney, Australia and the Australians. The best I thing I found out is that Sydney used to be a rum colony! After the first fleet (aka the first British settlers, mostly convicts) had arrived in Australia,  things started to get […]

Some real Australian scenery

After three days in the Blue Mountains, we have returned to Sydney and I am finally getting the feeling that I actually am in Australia! Firstly because there was a huge, no HUGE cockroach in our apartment yesterday! We came home from the pub, I was brushing my teeth […]

A day at Manly Beach

Yesterday we spent a day at Manly Beach. According to history, when captain Philip arrived with his First Fleet to found Sydney “[the indigenous people’s] confidence and manly behaviour made me give the name of Manly Cove to this place.” Nowadays, Manly Beach is a popular hangout for swimmers […]