Australia 2005 - 2006 photos by Sue and Tony

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Photo Albums - Bali | China | Thailand | Vietnam | Greenland | Newfoundland and LabradorGreece and Turkey | Myanmar | Laos & Cambodia | Australia | India | 2007/08 Asia Trip

Following our first post retirement trip in South East Asia, we decided to try something quite different for our next adventure.  Australia had always had an appeal, as it had for many Brits of our vintage.  Growing up after WW2 it was possible to emigrate to Australia from Britain on the Assisted Passage Migration Scheme for the one way ticket price of ten pounds.  And go they did in their thousands, many stayed and became proud Australians but many did nothing but complain for the mandatory two years residency, earning the rather unflattering, thought often justified nickname of 'Whinging Poms'.   After two years they could pay their own way home but if they choose to leave early they had to also repay the cost of their outbound voyage to the Australian Government







Great Ocean Road


Phillip Island

Wilsons' Prom





Bruny Island


Freycinet Nat Park




 South Australia

Flinders Ranges

Wilpena Pound

 Coober Pedy

Broken Hill NSW

Silverton NSW


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Northern Territory


Kata Tjuta

Kings Canyon

Alice Springs








Alice to Cairns


Magnetic Island

The Whitsundays

Noosa Heads

Gold Coast



New S. Wales

Broken Hill


Kempsey Home-stay 

Dorrigo Nat Park




It was to be a six month trip, with three settled somewhere in Victoria and three on the road with a tent and basic camping equipment rented from Kurt of'Car Connection'.  Tony had found him on the Internet and liking his way of doing business, booked a six month  rental.  The plan was fortuitous as Tony arrived in a wheelchair following a nasty fall from a rice paddy in Bali and would need those first three months to recuperate and be fit for the rigors of hiking and camping.   Meanwhile I had spent months checking out the "Lonely Planet Thorn Tree" and a Toronto based E-magazine aptly named "The Travelzine" where I 'met' some amazingly friendly people who helped with travel plans, many of whom generously invited us into their homes

It was an incredible, wonderful time in our lives

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