Australia

NYE 2015 in Australia, driving from Melbourne via Sydney to Brisbane


Riding the Great Ocean Road to the west of Melbourne Along the southern coast of Australia Echidna tries to escape the cars by digging under the railings Roadkill, Australian style It was not me 12 Apostles Main square of Melbourne Contemporary art gallery Christmas just doesn't feel right when it's +30C A good way to escape the heat with some craft beer in a park AC/DC have their own lane in Melbourne, although very small Christmas decorations in Melbourne The sunset of Christmas Christmas eve in Melbourne Philipp Island, south of Melbourne,  has some serious weather This is where people watch penguins parading out of the ocean after sunsent, like in a theater Penguins parading after dusk on Phillip Island, a view worth $54 Can you spot a dinosaur? A suspension bridge in the Jurassic Park Pelicans The entrance to Lake Entrance A small town in the mountains  where Red Hill was filmed They have some weird plants over there This is the cape that James Cook first saw when searching for a new continent Annabel just needed to be measured Gold-stone crushing device Anglican church in the middle of nowhere Santa is also a surfer in Australia Here Aussie laws are made View from the parliament On the roof of the parliament View from the awesome war museum in Canberra Retro gas masks One of the few WW2 posters sent to Canberra was about liberation of Tallinn Last surviving Aborigenes This is what happens if you leave your car parked for too long in the tropics Nasa JPL deep-space network facilities not far from Canberra Echidna crossing the road Wild Wallabees Chasing the Roos, how Aussies call em Lone Koala Water taxi to the downtown Between the operas View from the Rocks, a historical area that people prevented from being demolished in 70s One of the many wharfs in Sydney Municipal housing with a bay view, not bad Sydney Opera house peninsula gets busy by night Sydney fish market at 6am on the NYE Parrots on the street The famous Bondi beach Australians like to make pools by the ocean Sydney NYE 2015 fireworks, family edition at 9pm The real NYE fireworks up-close are much more awesome! The crowds are leaving after NYE fireworks In the Blue Mountains, just 200 km outside of Sydney Blue Mountains have nice cliff-edge walking trails Spot the people above the falls Guess how they name that? Three Sisters, of course Approaching one of the Sisters Base of a Sister Swimming with the fishies Newcastle has lots of shipwrecks Some of the wrecks were used to build a wharf Aussie-style lunch next to a beach Defending against the Japanese Driving through a dense Eucalypt forest An Emu I wish I have rented one of these. Next time! Walking in the sky, as they say it Australia has many of "great" funny things, like this banana, celebrating 50th anniversary An Indian castle, sort of Autstralia's westernmost point, near Byron Bay Byron Bay beach Stone & Wood brewery A bus full of hippies Nimbin rocks First colors of Nimbin Hippie craft on sale Nimbin is much about hemp, although you can't smoke it publicily People came in 70s, some never left Hemp Embassy works on legalizing stuff in Nimbin, but local church is fighting against it Feeling like at home in Nimbin These guys forced me to delete the picture first, but then were happy to pose for another one Approaching Gold Coast A no-swim day at Gold Coast Brisbane it is Wild Turkey. Hmm, there is a public bbq nearby :-) This is the iconic view of Brisbane These guys steal your cookies Nepalese temple in Brasbane feels out of place, like most stuff down under Finally, a desert! Ferry to Fraser Island, one of the largest sand island in the World Next time we should resnt something like this :-)
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