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Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens Autumn Colours

A flower in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Spring is said to be the most colourful time of the nature, but autumn too shows its beautiful flowers in strong colours – at least in warm Australian gardens. I was walking in Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens on a cloudy autumn day, and look what I saw. There was a real flower parade! Not so bad! Have a look at these autumn flowers in different ...

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Sightseeing in Sydney

Sydney Opera House seen from a Sydney Ferry

Sydney is a good travel destination. It’s a vibrant city with a lot to do. Sydney consists of villages each with their own character, and they all are so different! Sydney has water and great beaches almost everywhere, and a tourist-friendly climate all year round. Sydney has world-famous sights and you can walk between them. This post shows the main sights of Sydney ...

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Melbourne to Sydney: Merimbula to Sydney Coastal Drive

Bermagui, New South Wales

The last 500 km of our Melbourne to Sydney coastal drive were very scenic so we were happy for having reserved a couple of days to explore this area, the South Coast of New South Wales. The Merimbula to Sydney highway winds between green hills and turquoise ocean waters. And in addition there were well marked tourist routes that led us to small villages and remote ...

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Wilsons Promontory to Merimbula Coastal Drive

Sand dunes in New South Wales, Australia

Our Melbourne to Sydney road trip continues from Wilsons Promontory to Merimbula. First there are the Ninety Mile Beach and Lakes Entrance, the town of Gippsland lakes. After that we will spend some time in the pretty coastal village of  Mallacoota. Mallacoota was our last stop in Victoria before entering New South Wales and the tourist resorts of the Sapphire Coast. Wilsons ...

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Driving from Melbourne to Wilsons Promontory

Walking track to Squeaky Beach, Wilsons Promontory

We made a road trip from Melbourne to Sydney, along the beautiful coastal route. So we started our great Australian journey, first driving from Melbourne to Wilsons Promontory on the southernmost peninsula of continental Australia. As we wanted to drive slowly, feel the beautiful Australian nature and stay the nights in scenic places we rented a campervan at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport and headed south. This ...

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Sightseeing in Melbourne

Circular Tram, Melbourne

This post shows you the most famous Melbourne attractions. These are the sights to start with and for your next days there will be other things to do in Melbourne. Let’s go sightseeing in Melbourne, the living city of four million inhabitants! Most travellers probably want to go and see the downtown first. In Melbourne the downtown, the Central Business District, is easy to explore by ...

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Melbourne Penguins and Possums Nature Tour

A Little Penguin at St Kilda Pier

Did you know you can spot penguins and possums in Melbourne and you don’t have to travel long distances for them? We spent a night in St Kilda to see Melbourne penguins and afterwards went to Fitzroy Gardens for possums. There is a colony of Little Penguins living on St Kilda Pier and the best time to see them is at ...

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Australian Grand Prix

Melbourne preparing for the Grand Prix

The 2014 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix race was held in Melbourne this weekend. The Melbourne suburb of Albert Park transformed as it prepared for motor sport driving elite from all around the world. You could also feel the coming event in other parts of the city.   We went to see the preparations in Albert Lake Park, which is ...

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Settling in Melbourne for Work and Living

Federal Square, Melbourne

This post tells about what settling in Melbourne after a long journey from Europe feels like. It was time get settled, go to work and start living our daily life down under. Melbourne is a city made for people and made for living. Easy to understand, easy to navigate, and what’s best, Melbourne is lively and multicultural.  And there is an open-air ...

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