Australia Wildlife, Nature and Travel
The albums display Australia’s Wildlife, Nature and Travel photos from several states and Territories. Specifically, our first four-week expeditious trip in 2013 was to Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, and Sydney. Australia is primarily a semi-arid or desert country; however, the states visited were temperate regions with grasslands and rainforests.
The album comprises photo galleries from our first trip in September and October 2013, featuring nature and wildlife photography. Regions travelled include Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, Grampians, Gippsland, Philip Island, Mornington Peninsula and Melbourne.
The album displays nature and wildlife images galleries in the Limestone Coast, Fleurieu Peninsula, and Adelaide in September 2013. Further, October 2019 trip features Flinders Ranges, Eyre, Yorke, and Fleurieu Peninsulas, Murraylands, Limestone Coast, Adelaide, and The Hills.
Photo albums display picture galleries from an October 2013 trip to Strahan, Swansea, and Port Arthur in Tasmania. National Parks visited were Lake St Clair, Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers (Nelson Falls and Gordon River), Cradle Mountain and Freycinet. Also, Port Arthur Historic Site.
Photo galleries show images of top Sydney tourist attractions and icons during a visit in October 2013. Featured icon attractions include Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and Royal Botanic Gardens. And the Harbour, Manly Ferry and Beach, China Town and Market City.
Australian Tour Itineraries and Accommodation
I plan and book flights, rental/hire cars, and accommodation online and in advance for all our trips. Although I avoid package tours, I book local tours and national park passes in advance, so we are not disappointed.
Moreover, our preference for accommodation depends on locality and length of stay. I prefer to book motels in small towns, holiday lodges in rural areas, and quality hotels in larger towns and cities. Also, I like my accommodation within walking distance of restaurants. And occasionally, I book B&Bs when my preferred type is not available.
We have made three Australian tours, each with several road trips and the occasional city stopover. Shown below is a brief itinerary for the first trip.
Trip 1 - Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, and Sydney
In September and October 2013, we flew Qantas from London to Melbourne. Then, an eighteen-day figure-of-eight car tour centred on Melbourne. We went to Adelaide in the west and Cape Conran Coastal Park in the east. Once back in Melbourne, we flew to Hobart in Tasmania. Then, a six-day car tour visiting Strahan, Swansea, and Port Arthur to visit a few National Parks. Finally, we flew to Sydney for a two-day visit to see the city’s icons, harbour, and Royal Botanic Gardens, then back to London.
Printed Resources (Books)
1. Martin, S. (2010). Bradt Australian Wildlife: A Visitor’s Guide. Bradt Pubns.
2. Dolby, T. and Clarke, R., (2014). Finding Australian Birds, A Field Guide to Birding Locations. 1st ed. CSIRO.