Australia, New Zealand and Pacific photos

Old Mar 23rd, 2020, 03:06 PM
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I know what you mean Mel, that warbling sound they make is lovely. When we lived in Melbourne, my husband, who is a very patient man, coaxed our resident magpies to take food from his hand. It got so as soon as he stepped outside, they'd be on the lawn looking out for treats.

Thinking about it, some of the Australian bird sounds are pretty unique. The screeching of cockatoos in flight?
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Old Mar 23rd, 2020, 03:44 PM
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Yes on the quokkas, KayF, and that kookaburra is one handsome fella, Melnq8.

Cockatoos, yes! I will always remember my first time seeing them in captivity on Kangaroo Island and in the wild hanging out at the Botanic Gardens in Sydney.

I agree that WA is one vast place; I hope to make it to the Kimberley someday.

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Old Mar 25th, 2020, 12:25 AM
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These guys never failed to make me laugh. To my European ears, they sound like a human imitating the call of a (European) crow.


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Old Mar 25th, 2020, 08:57 PM
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Giving a quokka a drink of water, on Rottnest Island. The latest news is 800 Australian cruise ship passengers will be taken to Rotto for 14 day coronavirus quarantine.


The Gold Coast, viewed from Burleigh Heads.


Melbourne. The building with the clock tower is Flinders St Station.
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Old Mar 26th, 2020, 02:35 PM
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Thank you for this! We returned from NZ about 2 weeks ago. A few pictures from our time in that wonderful country.


Wanaka

Between Wanaka & Arrowtown

On the way to overnight on Doubtful Sound. We had one sunny day and woke up to fog & most - 2 photos below

Helicopter view over glaciers in Mount Aspiring. National Park

Mist and fog on Doubtful Sound

Mirror Lake on the way to Milford Sound

Cromwell- fruit capital

Kepler Track, TeAnau

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Old Mar 26th, 2020, 07:07 PM
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Thanks for those photos. I really do need to get to Western Australia again.

Not to mention New Zealand!
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Old Mar 27th, 2020, 01:05 PM
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Bannockburn, NZ

Bannockburn, NZ

Bannockburn, NZ

Bannockburn, NZ
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Old Mar 27th, 2020, 01:13 PM
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Manapouri, NZ

Manapouri, NZ

Glenorchy, NZ
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Old Mar 27th, 2020, 07:02 PM
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Great photos. I remember being impressed with Mirror Lake when we went as kids. Need to return.

I haven't visited Ireland but does Bannockburn look a bit like Ireland? Or maybe Scotland?
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Great photos. I remember being impressed with Mirror Lake when we went as kids. Need to return.

I haven't visited Ireland but does Bannockburn look a bit like Ireland? Or maybe Scotland?
i wasnt in Bannockburn but parts of NZ did remind me of Scotland.
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I haven't been to Ireland either. I've been to Scotland though, but all I saw there was rain and grey skies!
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Twelve Apostles (now 8 I believe)



Palm Cove (Queensland) 1



Palm Cove 2 - please obey (all) the rules



Uluru and the Red Centre



Luna Park, Sydney





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Old Mar 30th, 2020, 04:22 AM
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The Apostles about six weeks before the one in front collapsed
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Old Mar 31st, 2020, 03:56 PM
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Always enjoy seeing imagery from NZ & Down Under. More, plz folks!

I am done. The end.
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Old Mar 31st, 2020, 05:31 PM
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Always enjoy seeing imagery from NZ & Down Under. More, plz folks!

I am done. The end.
here you goŚmore of NZ beautiful Abel Tasman Park





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Old Mar 31st, 2020, 09:25 PM
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More from Australia...


Wallabies at Cape Hillsborough, Queensland


Dawn, Cape Hillsborough


Great views from a hike starting at the caravan park, Cape Hillsborough


Pretty galahs, Yeppoon
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what beautiful photos.
we returned from 10 days at Quindalup near Margaret river West Audtralia -loved the location, the airbnb property for our family 0f 11. Celebrated one daughters 50th birthday.
The quokkas on Rottnest .are at present in the company of quarantined Australians from cruise ships.
A ne wuse for the palce
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Old Apr 1st, 2020, 09:11 PM
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For those who like interesting architecture...these are from Mackay, Queensland.




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Great photos everyone, thanks. A couple months ago we were tentatively making plans to return to Australia later this year, but not going to happen now. Nice to see the photos!


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Coast near Cape Otway


Coast near Cape Otway


The height of fashion


Barn Bluff, Tasmania


Not so devilish

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Larry the lobster, Kingston, South Australia

Robe, South Australia

Limestone Coast, South Australia

Yarn bombing, Penola, South Australia

Albino kangaroo, South Australia
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