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  • Dave, Whitstable
    started a topic A Taste of Australia

    A Taste of Australia

    In this first post, my theme is 'starting points' - that is, what summed up our initial impressions.

    Here's one photo for each port of call:

    Brisbane

    Arriving at Brisbane, we sailed down a river for about an hour to reach the dock. The port facilities are fantastic - super modern and absolutely alongside. From here we took the City Cat river bus into Brisbane. Brisbane is a skyscraper city - very clean and shiny.

    Sydney

    If you only visit one Australian city, it has to be Sydney. We docked even closer to the centre than Arcadia (and were here longer). Everything is within easy walking distance - the opera house (from where this picture was taken), bridge, botanical gardens, and the Sydney Tower.

  • RobBar, Canada
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    Originally posted by Issyalex, Glasgow View Post
    great photos Dave. always wanted to visit Australia and cruising would be a great way to do it but we will have to wait for inheritance money
    Yes, Dave has shown us great photos though I'd not put your hopes in inheritance monies as they might be spending it all now, just never know.

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  • Issyalex, Glasgow
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    great photos Dave. always wanted to visit Australia and cruising would be a great way to do it but we will have to wait for inheritance money

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  • Dave, Whitstable
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    Originally posted by Christiaan, Ocean Shores View Post
    The harbour is delightful . Once we were having lunch in one of the many outdoor restaurants and were treated to the singing of Andrea Bocelli who was rehearsing in the Opera House for that evenings performance. Quite magical.
    I'm afraid these photos were taken very early in the morning as we were arriving and don't do justice to this fantastic harbour.



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  • Christiaan, Ocean Shores
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    Originally posted by Dave, Whitstable View Post
    In this first post, my theme is 'starting points' - that is, what summed up our initial impressions.

    Here's one photo for each port of call:

    Brisbane

    Arriving at Brisbane, we sailed down a river for about an hour to reach the dock. The port facilities are fantastic - super modern and absolutely alongside. From here we took the City Cat river bus into Brisbane. Brisbane is a skyscraper city - very clean and shiny.

    Sydney

    If you only visit one Australian city, it has to be Sydney. We docked even closer to the centre than Arcadia (and were here longer). Everything is within easy walking distance - the opera house (from where this picture was taken), bridge, botanical gardens, and the Sydney Tower.
    The harbour is delightful . Once we were having lunch in one of the many outdoor restaurants and were treated to the singing of Andrea Bocelli who was rehearsing in the Opera House for that evenings performance. Quite magical.

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  • Christiaan, Ocean Shores
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    Originally posted by Dartcruiser, dartcruiser View Post
    Thanks for the photos we are hoping to cruise Australia next year or 2011, did you do anything in Cairns like the railway journey or a riverboat trip? trying to work out best ship and route to take.
    That would be the Kuranda Scenic Railway , supposed to be very pretty . You can Google the information , there is a Sky Rail too.

    If you can , try to see the Great Barrier Reef, the islands and underwater scenery are wonderful.

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  • Dave, Whitstable
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    Originally posted by Joan Terry, PLYMOUTH View Post
    Hi Dave, did you do the two back-to-back cruises around Australia and N.Z. on The Rhapsody. We are just about to do these this year and would welcome any tips. Thanks Joan Happy cruising
    Hi Joan

    No, it was during last year's world cruise on Black Watch. We visited Brisbane, Sydney, Burnie (Tasmania), Melbourne, Adelaide, Albany (Western Australia), and Perth.

    Have a wonderful cruise!

    Regards

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  • Joan Terry, PLYMOUTH
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    Australia

    Originally posted by Dave, Whitstable View Post
    In this first post, my theme is 'starting points' - that is, what summed up our initial impressions.

    Here's one photo for each port of call:


    Brisbane

    Arriving at Brisbane, we sailed down a river for about an hour to reach the dock. The port facilities are fantastic - super modern and absolutely alongside. From here we took the City Cat river bus into Brisbane. Brisbane is a skyscraper city - very clean and shiny.

    Sydney

    If you only visit one Australian city, it has to be Sydney. We docked even closer to the centre than Arcadia (and were here longer). Everything is within easy walking distance - the opera house (from where this picture was taken), bridge, botanical gardens, and the Sydney Tower.
    Hi Dave, did you do the two back-to-back cruises around Australia and N.Z. on The Rhapsody. We are just about to do these this year and would welcome any tips. Thanks Joan Happy cruising

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  • redwinegirl2, Lake District
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    Perth / Fremantle

    Fremantle is a port and the aim was to get to Perth - buses are cheap and convenient. Perth was a real eye-opener - very wealthy, beautiful parks and scenery, and stunning beaches.

    I've hundreds more photos of Australia and there are many more themes to cover. So, to be continued... [/QUOTE]


    DH and I back packed around Australia after university for 12 months and we went back in our early 30s and got married at Rottnest Island near Fremantle. Perth/Fremantle are a 'must' when visiting Australia. .

    Great pictures Dave and your better half looks lovely.

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  • Dave, Whitstable
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    Originally posted by donald, darlington View Post
    or at Sydney Dave. Bet you did the Bridge climb or maybe the blue mountains. Enjoying the photos. Thanks
    We did an excellent excursion into the Blue Mountains. The highlight was to be crossing a high gorge in a glass-bottomed cable car.

    Before the crossing we had lunch in a rotating restaurant:


    But as soon as we set off across the gorge we were in thick cloud!


    It was beautifully clear on the other side, but on the journey back the cloud returned. Still, at least we could just make out something this time!

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  • Dave, Whitstable
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    Originally posted by donald, darlington View Post
    or at Sydney Dave. Bet you did the Bridge climb or maybe the blue mountains. Enjoying the photos. Thanks
    We'd have liked to do the bridge climb but it was very expensive. Others did though...

    We just walked across the lower part for free, then caught a ferry back.

    The best views of Sydney though are from up here:


    We took loads of photos from the top of the Sydney Tower - can you spot the ship?

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  • Dave, Whitstable
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    Originally posted by Dartcruiser, dartcruiser View Post
    Thanks for the photos we are hoping to cruise Australia next year or 2011, did you do anything in Cairns like the railway journey or a riverboat trip? trying to work out best ship and route to take.
    No, we started at Brisbane and went clockwise from there. I'm not sure which railway journey you mean, but 30 or so people did the transcontinental train crossing from Adelaide to Perth - three days across a desert on a train, no thanks! ;)

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  • donald, darlington
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    or at Sydney Dave. Bet you did the Bridge climb or maybe the blue mountains. Enjoying the photos. Thanks

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  • Dartcruiser, dartcruiser
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    Thanks for the photos we are hoping to cruise Australia next year or 2011, did you do anything in Cairns like the railway journey or a riverboat trip? trying to work out best ship and route to take.

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  • Bradbury, Coventry
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    Thanks for sharing the Photo's Dave, You are certainly wheting my appetite to try even further afield on my next cruise journey.

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