Travel Diary 11 Posts

Sydney and Newcastle, last stops!

Our final two stops in Australia before flying out for our big family white Christmas in Canada (just in case your are confused no we're not Canadian, my husband's f...
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Enjoying the Hunter Valley Christmas Lights

On our recent trip to the Hunter Valley we went to see the biggest display of Christmas lights in Australia. Some claim the southern hemisphere. One of the biggest attra...
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MUM! The emu bit me at the Hunter Valley Zoo

After Ballina we drove eight hours south to the Hunter Valley, approximately two hours north of Sydney, to catch up with my brother and his wife. We spent a lovely week ...
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Rock pools and shells in Ballina

We've just spent a week in Ballina and Alstonville in northern New South Wales, Australia. Just south of Byron Bay, this is the region I grew up in. The blog has been qu...
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Goodbye New Zealand, G'Day Australia

We left Queenstown on Monday morning to spend three nights in Christchurch with friends before flying out to Australia. Queenstown was the hardest place we've had to lea...
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A week in Katherine, Northern Territory, 2006

This week the kids and I are hanging out in Queenstown without Colin, who has flown back to Australia for an action packed week of client meetings (with a few dinners ou...
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5 things to do with kids in Brisbane

Spending some time in the capital of Queensland? Here's five of our favourite centrally located things to do as a family in our old hometown of Brisbane. 1. Museums, Sta...
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Preparing to leave Australia ... again

Tomorrow we fly out of Australia for the second time since starting our travels. We thought we were going on Sunday but turns out Colin had the dates wrong and it's actu...
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Photo Friday: Carnivals and Uncles

One of the best things about spending time back in Australia after a year abroad has been catching up with some of the kids favourite uncles and aunts. Last month we vis...
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Exploring the Snowy Mountains

After writing last nights post on how the long months on the road without a break have negatively affected our children's behaviour, I thought I should follow up with a ...
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Driving the Great Ocean Road in Australia

Driving along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, one of the most iconic drives in the world, has always been one of my travel dreams. So when Colin hatched his mad plan t...
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