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Port of Call Adelaide Australia

The City of Adelaide in South Australia was founded in 1836, and was named after King William’s wife. After the trouble England had with Australia’s first penal colony settlement, a group including Edward Wakefield, a British politician, advocated for establishing a town populated by English settlers, rather than criminals. Designed as a colony for religious […]

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Australia’s Bondi to Bronte Coastal Walk

Not far from downtown Sydney, Australia is an almost mile long sweep of sandy beach, tucked inside quarter-moon shaped bay with a gently sloping bottom that creates a year long season of good surfing conditions. This is Bondi Beach. While the waves provide surfing for long distances they average only between 2 and 3 feet […]

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Destinations Pacific & Down Under

Cleland Wildlife Park Adelaide – Kangaroos, Koalas and Emus Oh My…

Cleland In The News: Cleland Wildlife Park has pitched in to rescue animals from the recent horrific wildfires. More koalas have been translocated from bushfire-ravaged Kangaroo Island and will be housed at Cleland Wildlife Park to add to the recently established disease-free insurance population. The translocation was carried out by Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary and Cleland […]

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Pacific & Down Under

The Blue Mountains of Australia

A Sydney Day Trip to the Blue Mountains On a visit to Sydney, Australia we set aside a Sunday for a rail trip to the Blue Mountains. From the Sydney Central Station to Katoomba Station is about a two hour trip and if you go and return on a Sunday the trip is a super […]

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Sydney Australia and the Opal Card

Getting Around Sydney If you are planning a trip Down Under with some time in Sydney, you need to build your plans around their great public transportation. Like most large cities, buses are plentiful but Sydney also boasts a metro rail system called “Light Rail” that connects most major parts of the metropolitan area along […]

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Art Festival at Bondi Beach

Bondi Beach, Sculptures By The Sea On a recent trip to Australia we spent a day at Bondi Beach outside of Sydney. It turns out that besides being a nearby beach resort and a great surfing venue, Bondi is famous for the largest free sculpture exhibitions in the world. A sculpture event known as Sculptures […]