Australia photos

Old Mar 20th, 2020, 01:26 AM
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Australia 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.
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Old Mar 20th, 2020, 01:35 AM
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From a trip to Kingscliff, northern NSW coast, and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.





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Old Mar 20th, 2020, 01:51 AM
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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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Old Mar 20th, 2020, 03:13 AM
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Thank you for transporting me to a country I love so much. Please stay safe.
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Old Mar 20th, 2020, 09:43 PM
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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.
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Old Mar 20th, 2020, 09:45 PM
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Old Mar 20th, 2020, 09:48 PM
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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.

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Old Mar 21st, 2020, 04:34 AM
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This is wonderful for a bit of armchair travel!
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Old Mar 21st, 2020, 05:55 AM
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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.



Uluru

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)

Remarkable Rocks at Flinders Chase National Park on Kangaroo Island

Cradle Mountain in Tasmania

a wombat in the Tasmanian wilderness

Tasman Peninsula coastline

The Pinnacles in Nambung National Park (especially for you, KayF, for when you DO go to WA)

Quokkas on Rottnest Island
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Old Mar 21st, 2020, 12:57 PM
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Lovely photos. We do have a wonderful country.
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Old Mar 21st, 2020, 02:32 PM
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Awww... quokkas!!!
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Old Mar 22nd, 2020, 09:51 PM
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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...


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.


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.


A possum spotted on an early morning walk in inner-city Brisbane.
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Old Mar 23rd, 2020, 01:27 AM
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Some images of our road trip in the Southwest in 2008


Along the Great Eastern Highway

Lucky Bay

Albany

Magical sunrise over Wilson Inlet, Denmark

Elephant Bay

Red Tingle trees in the Valley of the Giants

Cape Leeuwin, where two oceans meet

Evening sky over Koombana Bay, Bunbury
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Old Mar 23rd, 2020, 10:36 AM
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Oh goody! An excuse to share some of my Aussie snaps!


Kookaburra, Pemberton
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Old Mar 23rd, 2020, 10:39 AM
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Pemberton, WA

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I really miss these guys...

Galah

Magpie

Rainbow Lorikeet
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Old Mar 23rd, 2020, 10:59 AM
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William Bay National Park, WA

Elephant Rocks, William Bay National Park, WA

William Bay National Park, WA

William Bay, National Park, WA

William Bay National Park, WA
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Old Mar 23rd, 2020, 11:26 AM
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Perth

Millbrook Winery, Jarrahdale, WA

Perth as seen from Kings Park
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Old Mar 23rd, 2020, 02:39 PM
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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.

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Old Mar 23rd, 2020, 02:56 PM
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Kay - I so miss the maggies. Love their songs.
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