Travel Trip: Australia
Doug and Ellen took a month-long trip to Australia. They flew to Sydney, on the southeastern coast in New South Wales, where they spent 2 days exploring the Sydney Harbor area and the Royal Botanical Gardens.
Next they flew to Adelaide, in South Australia, and explored the Adelaide area for several days, including an all day wine tour in the beautiful Barossa Valley.They then departed Adelaide on a 7-day bus tour up the Stuart Highway 1,700+ km all the way to Alice Springs, in the Northern Territory. Along the way they stopped and explored in the Flinders Range and Coober Pedy, the opal capital of the world. The highlights of the tour were visits to Uluru-Kata Tjuta (Ayers Rock and the Olgas) and Kings Canyon National Parks.
Following the excursion to the Australian outback, Doug and Ellen flew to Perth, in Western Australia to visit good friends in Subiaco. Their visit included a trip up the Turquoise coast to Jurien Bay. They explored the Pinnacles, saw living and fossilized thrombolites, and wandered among kangaroos and unusual and beautiful orchids, other wildflowers and desert flora in Nambung, Laseur and Yanchep National Parks. They also visited Rottnest Island, with its wonderful little quokkas and Coodanup, where they canoed the Serpentine River amidst pelicans, ospreys, cormorants and herons.
Photos and YouTube slide show/videos of the trip are broken down into 4 sections for easier and, hopefully, more enjoyable viewing:
Website photos, with captions and slideshows (with music):
Section I: Sydney Area, including Sydney Harbor and the Royal Botanical Gardens;
YouTube slide show/videos:
Section I:Barossa Valley wine tour (Adelaide area)Section III:
And, finally, You know You're in Australia when You See ...
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