Australia

Country number:
39
Territory number:
43
"The only time an Australian ever walks is when his car runs out of petrol."
Barry Richards

Tales from Australia

Australia - In A Nutshell

Australia is such a great country to visit. The people are friendly and every time I have visited I have made good friends. The...
Australia is such a great country to visit. The people are friendly and every time I have visited I have made good friends. The scenery is stunning. Australia is justly world famous for its natural wonders and wide open space
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Perth, Fremantle and the Quokkas - Islands Around Australia Part 13

The captain warns that the ‘sea out of Fremantle is quite rough’ and it is, but the sky is blue and there are multitudes...
The captain warns that the ‘sea out of Fremantle is quite rough’ and it is, but the sky is blue and there are multitudes of the tiny mammals waiting to meet us.
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Cocos Islands - Reef Sharks Aren't Dangerous - Right? - Islands Around Australia Part 12

Chris descends the ladder, putting one  leg into the water, and then appears again in the boat announcing he has been bitten by a...
Chris descends the ladder, putting one  leg into the water, and then appears again in the boat announcing he has been bitten by a shark. For a moment I think he is joking...
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The Best Beach in the World?

Here are my best 15 beaches in the world - I couldn't cut it down to 10 - it's really hard to choose
Here are my best 15 beaches in the world - I couldn't cut it down to 10 - it's really hard to choose
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Cocos Islands - in a Nutshell

First impressions of the Cocos Islands are exciting - this is how one expects coral islands to look.
First impressions of the Cocos Islands are exciting - this is how one expects coral islands to look.
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Christmas Island - Not an Ideal Destination for the Solo Traveller - Islands Around Australia Part 11

Two cars arrive complete with flashing beacons and three Christmas Island police officers. They’re very kind (I think they’re glad of something to do)...
Two cars arrive complete with flashing beacons and three Christmas Island police officers. They’re very kind (I think they’re glad of something to do) and take me to hospital.
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Christmas Island - in a Nutshell

Christmas Island, officially the Territory of Christmas Island, is an Australian external territory. Over half the island is included in the Christmas Island...
Christmas Island, officially the Territory of Christmas Island, is an Australian external territory. Over half the island is included in the Christmas Island National Park, which features several areas of primary monsoonal forest
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The Ghan - South to North on the Luxury Train - Islands Around Australia Part 8

It's the Ghan Train outback sunrise experience this morning: bonfires, bacon and egg sliders and a view of the sun, a huge fiery ball...
It's the Ghan Train outback sunrise experience this morning: bonfires, bacon and egg sliders and a view of the sun, a huge fiery ball bursting over the low bush..
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Tasmania in Four Days - Islands Around Australia Part 7

For a while I take on the role of Tasmanian tracker, following rows of tiny pawprints in the snow. I’m proud of myself for...
For a while I take on the role of Tasmanian tracker, following rows of tiny pawprints in the snow. I’m proud of myself for working out that they’re very recent, but whatever I’m pursuing could be a Woozle for all I know.
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