Australia Trip
October 15 thru November 4, 2007

We flew from Los Angles to Sydney on Qantas Airline. We spent two days in Sydney where we did among other things the bridge climb and toured the Sydney Opera House. We then flew to Cairns where we visited the Great Barrier Reef, rode in a Hot Air Balloon, and participated in whitewater rafting. Our travels then took us to Ayers Rock and Alice Springs in the central part of Australia.

We then flew to Melbourne where we took a overnight cruise ship to Tasmania. While in Tasmania we drove over 600 Km in a car with the steering wheel on the right side of the car. We hiked many beautiful places including Wine Glass Bay. Our travels continued as we returned to Melbourne where we took day tours to see the Little Penguins and the 12 Apostles. In all a wonderful 21 day vacation.

The Beginning of the Trip

Arrival and The Tour of Sydney

Tour of the Darling Harbor

Tumbalong Park

Chinese Garden of Friendship

Walking tour of the Rocks

Touring The Blue Mountains

Sydney to Ft Douglas

Ballooning at Mareeba

Skyrail & Tjapukai History

Helicopter ride over the Great Barrier Reef

Snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef

Cairns Tropical Zoo

Whitewater Rafting, Cairns, Australia

Tour of Kata-Tjuta (The Olga Gorge)

Sounds of Silence Dinner

Hiking the base of Ayers Rock

Camel Tour at Sunrise

Tour of Alice Springs

Spirit of Tasmania

Devonport, Tasmania to Freycinet

Scenes near Freycinet, Tasmania

Freycinet Lodge

Wineglass Bay

Sleepy Bay

Cape Tourville Lighthouse

Hobart, Tasmania

Tasman Arch & Devil's Kitchen

Tasman National Park Lookout

Tessellated Pavement

Port Arthur


Warrook Cattle Farm

Koala Conservation Center

Traveling to the Penguin Parade


Penguin Parade at Philip Island

Great Ocean Road

Point Addis National Park

The 12 Apostles & Shipwreck Coast

Homeward Bound via New Zealand