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6 Weeks in Australia

I have very bad news for you.  Let me just get this painful part out of the way; I can not narrow down this trip for you.  I can not give you highlights.  Because every single place we went to on our trip for 6 weeks in Australia was AMAZING. Despite ending on a low note…

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Rottnest Island (with Quokkas!)

Public Transport to Rottnest There are several ferry services to get to Rottnest.  We would have liked to book a ferry + bike combo, but they were sold out already.  I bought us ferry-only tickets for the express ferry, leaving Fremantle B Shed at 10:15 am.   We took the Transperth train from our lovely Airbnb…

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Travel Fail: Ningaloo Reef

I knew going into this trip that 6 weeks traveling around Australia was a lot of traveling to plan.  I fully expected that something would go wrong.  I just didn’t expect everything to go wrong in one week! Booking a Whale Shark Swim The first trouble was back when we were in Bondi.  We’d just committed to…

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5 Nights in the Red Centre

My body sways with the bus, which bumps along the road in the dark.  It’s very early, and pitch black outside in Australia’s Red Centre.  I’m not the least bit tempted to sleep, though.  Out the window to my right shines the milky way, easily visible despite the headlights of the bus.  On my left…

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We Went Surfing at Bondi Beach!

What trip to Bondi Beach would be complete without surfing? While trying to sort out flights for this whole 6-week Australia trip, it seemed impossible to get to Uluru or Alice Springs direct from anywhere, except Sydney.  We’d already spent a few weeks in Sydney in a few amazing anchorages, celebrating New Year’s Eve, and…