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|Our Honeymoon , August 1997|
Catherine & myself ( Rich ) traveled from NY to Australia for our honeymoon. The trip from NY to Los Angles was 6 hours and from LA to Sydney was another 14 hours! We spent 3 weeks there and still didn't see all that we wanted to see!
We put together this web page so that others might be better able to plan their to Australia. If you enjoy this site let us know! I have also compiled a list of useful links.
Sydney Sat 2 Fly To Sydney on Qantas ( Queensland And Northern Territory Aerial Service ) Sun 3 Sydney Mon 4 Sydney Cairns Tue 5 Lilybank Wed 6 Lilybank Thur 7 Marae B&B Highlight of our trip!!! Fri 8 Marae B&B Sat 9 Marae B&B Sun 10 Pyne Cottage B&B Outback Mon 11 Desert Palms Tue 12 Camping Wed 13 Camping Thur 14 Desert Palms Brisbane Fri 15 Friends in Brisbane Sat 16 Friends in Brisbane Sun 17 Friends in Brisbane Mon 18 King Fisherbay Resort Leave Early to catch the ferry! Tue 19 King Fisherbay Resort Wed 20 King Fisherbay Resort Thur 21 Muscatels at Tamborine Should have stayed at:
Tamborine Mountain Bed & Breakfast
Fri 22 O'Reilly's Rainforest Guesthouse Sat 23 Seamount B&B Sun 24 Fly Home on Quantas
Carrowong Fauna Sanctuary
Our stay at Marae was one of the hightlights of our trip. Andy Morris was a great host. We met her world famous bird "Cactus" and her dog "Chook". Also, ask about the frogs! She introduced us to custard apples. The B&B is located in the middle of sugar cane fields. Its location is an idea spot to travel to Mossman George and Port Douglas. We also enjoyed Port Douglas. It was not as "touristy" as Cairns.
We also took a trip on the WaveLength snorkeling crusie. We had to wait 3 days for a reservation!!! Book early. It was a little cold to go snorkeling. We had to use wet suits.
We signed up for Sahara's camping tour. We took the 3 day package ( Ayers/Olgas/Kings Canynon ). It was ok. We spent much of the time traveling in the bus. We also did not hike Ayers rock since it is considered sacred ground to the local Aboragines. The sunrise and sunset is also very hokey. Many tour busses showed up and people poured out. I would not recommend going here. Go visit the US's Grand Canynon or Zion National Park. If you are in Australia, concentrate more on Queensland, Victoria, New Zeland.
|Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
In Brisbane, we stayed with some friends. We took a trip on a boat to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. While there we could hold koala's and feed kangroos. If you are in the area, this is a must see. Also, look for the Kookaburra bird ( Alt, II ) . Its call is quite distinctive.
Lamington National Park
O'Reilly's Rainforest Guesthouse