Skip to main content

Tagged With "Australia"

Comment

Re: Quokkas of Rottnest Island

DrFumblefinger ·
I love quokkas! Thank you for reminding me of what wonderful gentle creatures they are.
Comment

Re: Quokkas of Rottnest Island

Travel Rob ·
Love the piece and the photos! Thanks!
Comment

Re: Purple-crowned Fairywrens of Western Australia

Marilyn Jones ·
What an adventure! Awesome photos!!
Comment

Re: Purple-crowned Fairywrens of Western Australia

seesaw ·
fascinating! and great photos
Comment

Re: Active Leisure: Walking Tours around Australia

DrFumblefinger ·
These are some fascinating places to visit, Victoria -- thanks for sharing them. If I had a new set of knees I might even tackle the Overland Trek. Australia has some of the most beautiful landscapes and such a unique flora and fauna. But as I recall it also has the highest percentage of venomous things anywhere in the world -- spiders, snakes, lizards and such. Any suggestions for safety among those of us whose only usual danger might be a rare encounter with a bear or cougar?
Topic

Qantas extends fleet grounding

Barry Barford ·
Australian national airline Qantas has pushed back its planned resumption of international flights from July to October 2021. This means that Australia will remain off limits to international tourists for a little longer and its citizens still not permitted to travel overseas for non-essential purposes. However, a one-way travel bubble is in place with New Zealand which allows citizens of that country to enter Australia without having to undergo a period of quarantine. A reciprocal...
Blog Post

Exploring Far North Queensland

Barry Barford ·
Barry Barford continues his journey through Australia's tropical North Queensland.
Blog Post

Pelican Feeding on Australia’s East Coast

Judy Barford ·
Judy gets up close and personal with Australia's pelicans.
Comment

Re: Pelican Feeding on Australia’s East Coast

DrFumblefinger ·
It's quite a site to see so many pelicans waiting for a handout!
Blog Post

Sydney versus Melbourne

Barry Barford ·
Barry Barford ponders the historical rivalry between Australia's two largest cities and looks at their latest attractions.
Blog Post

Tulips in Bowral, Australia

Judy Barford ·
Seizing an immediate photo opportunity, Judy took these shots of a floral event happening right now on her own doorstep.
Blog Post

Hunter Valley, New South Wales

Barry Barford ·
Barry Barford heads to the stunningly beautiful wine country in Australia's Hunter Valley.
Blog Post

Giant Lobster statue, Kingston SE, Australia

Judy Barford ·
In South Australia, Judy is driven to distraction by a monstrous monument.
Blog Post

Australia's Whitsunday Islands

Barry Barford ·
Hiking, cycling, sailing - the Whitsunday Islands have it all. Barry Barford shares what's on offer.
Blog Post

Mayfield Garden, Oberon, New South Wales

Judy Barford ·
This splendid garden in the Australian state of New South Wales attracts visitors from all over the world.
Blog Post

On the Arts Trail in Sydney

Barry Barford ·
Footloose in his adopted home town, Barry Barford takes a look at what Sydney has to offer for lovers of the arts.
Image Featured

Australia's Official State Car

Barry Barford ·
Australia's Official State Car
Comment

Re: Australia's Official State Car

DrFumblefinger ·
Nice! Did they give you a ride in it?
Comment

Re: Australia's Official State Car

Barry Barford ·
No, nor even loftier folk than me. They only trundle it out for the Queen and a few others. I think it gets polished more than driven!
Blog Post

Kookaburra, Queensland, Australia

Judy Barford ·
Judy Barford discovered that this encounter was strictly for the birds.
Comment

Re: Kookaburra, Queensland, Australia

DrFumblefinger ·
I thought kookaburra sits in the old gum tree....
Blog Post

Cockington Green, Australian Capital Territory

Barry Barford ·
Barry Barford discovers a worldwide community in miniature that he had missed until now.
Comment

Re: Cockington Green, Australian Capital Territory

Marilyn Jones ·
Ec=xcellent article and photos! I'd love to go there.
Comment

Re: Kookaburra, Queensland, Australia

Marilyn Jones ·
Excellent photos...I just tweeted your article so that others can enjoy them!
Comment

Re: Kookaburra, Queensland, Australia

Judy Barford ·
Thanks Marilyn, much appreciated.
Image Featured

Taking shopping to new heights

Barry Barford ·
Taking shopping to new heights
Image Featured

Crossing Melbourne's Yarra River

Barry Barford ·
Crossing Melbourne's Yarra River
Image Featured

Terraced houses, Port Melbourne

Barry Barford ·
Terraced houses, Port Melbourne
Blog Post

Jindabyne: Gateway to Australia’s Snowy Mountains

Barry Barford ·
All year round there’s something for everyone in this thriving alpine town that sits on the shores of picturesque Lake Jindabyne, at the edge of Australia’s Snowy Mountains.
Blog Post

Exploring the Pinnacles Desert, Western Australia

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the Pinnacles Desert in Western Australia, north of Perth. The area is characterized by thousands of eroded rock spires setting in desert sand, along the Indian Ocean.
Blog Post

Lord Howe Island, Australia

Barry Barford ·
With daily visitor numbers capped at 400 to help protect the island’s natural environment, this is one destination where you never need to worry about crowds.
Comment

Re: Giant Lobster statue, Kingston SE, Australia

Vivie66 ·
How interesting! We have one here in Shediac, New Brunswick too. Fun to see how different it is from ours. Thank you for sharing.
Blog Post

Southern Highlands, New South Wales

Barry Barford ·
Barry Barford takes us on a tour of the New South Wales Southern Highlands – a little touch of England in Australia.
Blog Post

The Sydney Modern: A Work in Progress

Barry Barford ·
'The Sydney Modern project is the most significant cultural development in the city since the opening of the Sydney Opera House nearly half a century ago.'
Blog Post

Albury, New South Wales

Barry Barford ·
This award-winning Australian regional city stands out from the crowd.
Blog Post

Jenolan Caves, New South Wales

Barry Barford ·
Barry Barford revisits one of his favourite haunts in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney.
Blog Post

More about Sydney’s Art Galleries

Barry Barford ·
Barry Barford revisits the arts scene in Australia's largest city.
Blog Post

Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs

Barry Barford ·
Barry Barford takes us on a tour of the eastern part of his adopted home city, Sydney.
Comment

Re: Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs

DrFumblefinger ·
Sydney is a gap in my travel history. I've flown through its airport several times, but never stopped to enjoy the city. Obviously I've missed out on a lot. Need to correct that soon. Thanks for the post, Barry.
Comment

Re: Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs

Barry Barford ·
Great to hear, Dr Fumblefinger. We would love to see you here.
Comment

Re: Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs

Marilyn Jones ·
Excellent article and photos!
Comment

Re: Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs

Barry Barford ·
Thank you, Marilyn, much appreciated.
Blog Post

Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug 18, 2015: Dragon in the Park

IslandMan ·
On a recent trip to Brisbane (Australia) we took a walk through the Botanic Gardens in the heart of the downtown area. It's a beautiful, lush, green oasis that's perfect for a bit of time out whether you are working or just touring...
Blog Post

Help Wanted: Australia seeking canine penguin guards

Paul Heymont ·
Australian authorities are seeking two puppies to grow into an unusual job: bodyguard for penguins. They'll get two summers of training by the dogs who have the job now, and then take over keeping foxes off small Middle Island, off Warnambool on...
Blog Post

Qantas plans 19-hour nonstop, London to Perth

Paul Heymont ·
Qantas, Australia's flag carrier is planning to offer first-ever non-stop service to the UK with a planned route between London and Perth. At just under 9,000 miles, it would be the world's longest flight.   The airline plans to fly the route...
Blog Post

Australia finds new rival for Great Barrier Reef

Paul Heymont ·
You may not have heard of Wilson's Promontory, but you likely will. Scientists exploring the area with robot cameras and sensors have found that the area, part of an Australian Marine National Park, shows great similarities to the Great Barrier Reef,...
Blog Post

Australia gov't cuts travel cost by using FF points

Paul Heymont ·
Australia's central government is planning to save about $50 million a year, almost 15%, from its official travel budget by using frequent flyer points to buy tickets for government employees flying on official business.   The plan, which would...
Blog Post

The ultimate round-the-world selfie

Paul Heymont ·
Traveling the world, one second at a time, and posting the daily second to YouTube (above) and at  https://youtu.be/8-g1Xangxs8   This is the story of Jordan Simons...a man for whom it's almost pointless to cite a nationality, because, as he...
×
×
×
×