Australian Travels – Southern Highlands and Sydney

I didn’t see much of Melbourne, just managing a quick tram ride into the city and back, and I set off at about 9am for the only day of solid driving on my trip. Once clear of Melbourne, the Hume Freeway was easy driving at 110km/h, and pretty boring too. The landscape on this side […]

Australian Travels – Great Ocean Road, Victoria

I spent the morning at Lakes Entrance crossing the footbridge and walking on the surf-side beach. It was lovely, but the majesty of this place, where two long spits of land nearly meet providing a narrow sea entrance to Lake Victoria, can only really be seen from above – most photographs of it that I […]

Australian Travels – South Coast, New South Wales

When I told friends in the UK that I was going to Australia they immediately asked if I was going to Ayers Rock, The Great Barrier Reef or New Zealand. I politely suggested that that might be attempting too much for a three week trip and said that I’d be concentrating on Sydney and Melbourne […]

Australian Travels – Sydney and The Blue Mountains

Despite using up all of my Star Alliance miles on an upgrade to business class I couldn’t help thinking that a straight-through journey from London to Sydney (with just a plane change in Singapore) was a bit of a mistake, so I was looking forward to a rest and some home comforts on my arrival […]