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KayF Mar 20th, 2020 01:26 AM

Australia, New Zealand and Pacific photos
 
So many of us have had travel plans cancelled or disrupted and the continual, ever-changing news on coronavirus is depressing and scary. Here are some photos of Australia which I hope gives some cheer to the travelling community and also offers temptation to visit Australia, when the time is right...

Feel free to add photos from your Australian trips (New Zealand and Pacific too!) or maybe just where you live, by the coast or inland.

KayF Mar 20th, 2020 01:35 AM

From a trip to Kingscliff, northern NSW coast, and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

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KayF Mar 20th, 2020 01:51 AM

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is held every September and is hugely popular. Toowoomba is about 2 hours drive inland from Brisbane.

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tripplanner001 Mar 20th, 2020 03:13 AM

Thank you for transporting me to a country I love so much. Please stay safe.

rhon Mar 20th, 2020 09:43 PM

Some lovely photos of the gardens. We live in Toowoomba and along with everyone, we are wondering when this will end. After cancelling our trip to France ( leaving on April 2nd ), we did think we might pack up the camper. But I think we will just sit at home and dream.

KayF Mar 20th, 2020 09:45 PM

Sydney

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KayF Mar 20th, 2020 09:48 PM

Thanks for the comments.

rhon, we had trip plans for New York and shelved them. Then I thought, well Plan B could be Western Australia. Now Plan C is my couch.


quokka Mar 21st, 2020 04:34 AM

This is wonderful for a bit of armchair travel!

tripplanner001 Mar 21st, 2020 05:55 AM

I know how it is KayF. In most years, I would have something planned for May or June, but I didn't given work demands every four years. Still holding out hope for a late-November trip though. Anyway, want to share some of my favorite 'scapes of Australia with you too.


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Uluru
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Admiral's Arch at Flinders Chase National Park on Kangaroo Island (I know how much of the island has been impacted by this year's bushfires, which now seem like a long time ago)
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Remarkable Rocks at Flinders Chase National Park on Kangaroo Island
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Cradle Mountain in Tasmania
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a wombat in the Tasmanian wilderness
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Tasman Peninsula coastline
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The Pinnacles in Nambung National Park (especially for you, KayF, for when you DO go to WA)
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Quokkas on Rottnest Island

rhon Mar 21st, 2020 12:57 PM

Lovely photos. We do have a wonderful country.

quokka Mar 21st, 2020 02:32 PM

Awww... quokkas!!!

KayF Mar 22nd, 2020 09:51 PM

Thanks for the photos tripplanner101, especially the Pinnacles. We've been to the west before but want to explore more. It's such a big state and the distances can be daunting. Quokkas are incredibly cute, aren't they? Need to go back to Rottnest...

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Brisbane city, taken from the Story Bridge. You can walk across any time for free or pay to do the bridge climb. Views are great either way.

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I love these old buildings, they have so much character. This is in Fortitude Valley, walking distance from the city or five mins by bus.

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A possum spotted on an early morning walk in inner-city Brisbane.

quokka Mar 23rd, 2020 01:27 AM

Some images of our road trip in the Southwest in 2008

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Along the Great Eastern Highway
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Lucky Bay
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Albany
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Magical sunrise over Wilson Inlet, Denmark
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Elephant Bay
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Red Tingle trees in the Valley of the Giants
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Cape Leeuwin, where two oceans meet
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Evening sky over Koombana Bay, Bunbury

Melnq8 Mar 23rd, 2020 10:36 AM

Oh goody! An excuse to share some of my Aussie snaps!

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Kookaburra, Pemberton

Melnq8 Mar 23rd, 2020 10:39 AM

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Pemberton, WA

Melnq8 Mar 23rd, 2020 10:45 AM

I really miss these guys...
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Galah
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Magpie
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Rainbow Lorikeet

Melnq8 Mar 23rd, 2020 10:59 AM

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William Bay National Park, WA
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Elephant Rocks, William Bay National Park, WA
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William Bay National Park, WA
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William Bay, National Park, WA
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William Bay National Park, WA

Melnq8 Mar 23rd, 2020 11:26 AM

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Perth
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Millbrook Winery, Jarrahdale, WA
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Perth as seen from Kings Park

KayF Mar 23rd, 2020 02:39 PM

Fantastic photos! Keep them coming, we need something to make us smile.

Kookaburras always look so intelligent, beautiful birds. But my favourite is the galah, such a pretty, comical bird.

Kay

Melnq8 Mar 23rd, 2020 02:56 PM

Kay - I so miss the maggies. Love their songs.


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