Australia, New Zealand and Pacific photos

Old Apr 2nd, 2020, 07:40 AM
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Balingup, Western Australia

Bells Rapids, near Perth, Western Australia

Carine Regional Park, Perth, Western Australia

Rocky Head, Walpole-Nornalup National Park, Western Australia

Denmark, Western Australia

Flies? What flies? Hiking, Denmark, Western Australia
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Old Apr 2nd, 2020, 08:07 AM
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So many memories, so many photos, you may regret encouraging me! Photos above are from our road trip from Perth to Exmouth and return.
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Old Apr 9th, 2020, 07:25 PM
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Yamba, New South Wales. Street art and peaceful beach.




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Queen Victoria Building in Sydney. Gorgeous old architecture, there are 3 or 4 floors of shops and cafes with an old-world, upmarket feel. We stopped at a cafe on the upper floor with great views for people-watching and had tea and scones.



Quirky art - these are old wooden escalators installed in one of the Sydney train stations. Good to see things re-purposed and not tossed into landfill.
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New Zealand - Aoraki/ Mount Cook National Park

One of 3 supsension bridges on Hooker Valley Track around Aoraki/Mt. Cook National Park

View along Hooker Valley Track

Mt. Cook
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Since this thread has pictures from both Australia and New Zealand, I've changed the title to reflect it.

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Old Apr 21st, 2020, 11:11 AM
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Coromandel Peninsula, North Island NZ





Art Deco buildings, Napier, North Island NZ




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Beautiful photos, gardyloo.
We didn't get to Napier but had wanted to. While the N.Isalnd was indeed beautiful, I fell in love with the spectacular S.Island.
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Napier looks wonderful. I love grand old architecture.

Slightly irritated by the moderator. I know it's a small thing with all that's going on in the world.

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Two People's Bay, Western Australia

Ten Mile Brook Trail, Margaret River National Park, Western Australia

Little Beach, Albany region, Western Australia

Waychinicup Inlet, Albany region, Western Australia

Walking Bald Head Isthmus Hill near Albany....still remember the tiger snakes we saw here!

Climbing the Gloucester Tree (we climbed all three), Pemberton, Western Australia
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And let's not forget all that wonderful food. We really miss our long leisurely wine infused lunches...

Somewhere in the Swan Valley

Christmas pudding, Millbrook Winery, Jarrahdale

White Elephant beach cafe, Margaret River

Silkwood Estate, Pemberton, WA

Swan Valley

Fairbrossen Estate, Bickley Valley, Perth Hills

Margaret River Chocolate Company, Swan Valley location

Voyage Kitchen, Sorrento Beach, Perth

Roley's on the Ridge, Roleystone, Western Australia

The Lake House, Denmark, Western Australia

Olio Bello, Margaret River

New Norcia, Western Australia
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Old Apr 22nd, 2020, 07:20 AM
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You're making me hungry. Food was fabulous in both Australia and NZ.
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Yummy! One of the highlights of this past trip to New Zealand was definitely the food.
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Old Apr 22nd, 2020, 06:11 PM
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Mel - I thought your scenery photos were wonderful but then I saw the food! Mmmm... I've just eaten but could dive right into that first platter. Am making notes for our WA trip, whenever that is we don't know but I'm compiling lots of ideas.

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KayF - Food in Australia is particularly photo worthy!

My spouse was especially fond of Eggs Bennie in Australia and NZ- he just can't find any he likes 'up here' and our at home efforts have been disastrous. He jokes about putting together a coffee table book with all my photos of his Southern Hemisphere Eggs Bennie.

I'll try to compile a a batch of NZ food photos when I get a minute.

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Can't top the food pictures, but here's a snap of a food resource in Sydney...


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Love the food resource!

And some lovely NZ food - making myself hungry now...


Village Cafe, Martinborough, New Zealand

Bloom, Murdoch James Estate, Martinborough, NZ

Bloom, Murdoch James Estate, Martinborough, NZ

Cafe Medici, Martinborough, NZ

Mt. Difficulty, Bannockburn, NZ

Amisfield Winery, Arrowtown, NZ

Oliver's, Clyde, NZ

Beach House, Riverton, NZ
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Old Apr 23rd, 2020, 06:43 PM
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Mel, your spouse's coffee table book on Eggs Bennie (or blog?) might be just the thing to get tourists to come back and visit after COVID-19 is dealt with. When I showed my husband the photos, he said it looked like the food at New Norcia was self isolating

We visited New Norcia a long time ago and thought it was wonderful. The tour was interesting and we sat afterwards with a cool drink in the shade at the grand old pub.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-...-town/11848352


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Oh no Kay! I had no idea. The end of an era. Does that mean no more Abbey Ale? Any idea if it will still be brewed at Malt Shovel Brewery in NSW?

The platter is indeed self-isolating
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Old Apr 24th, 2020, 05:44 PM
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Hi Mel, sorry I'm not a beer lover so don't know. Also we usually get very little news from the west here on the east coast. More in the last month or so than I remember in a long time and that's due to COVID-19. I did read a while ago that the last monk had died at New Norcia and as it was built and settled by a religious order, I don't know what will happen now. I really hope the buildings don't fall in to disrepair. I can recall driving through dry scrubby bush with nothing for miles and suddenly to come across buildings like that in the middle of nowhere was quite strange.

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