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Sunshine Coast Destinations

Fri, 29 Oct 2010 00:41:00 +0000

Translate Request has too much data Parameter name: request Translate Request has too much data Parameter name: request Sunshine Coast Destinations Travel InfoThe coast north of Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, is beautiful with blue-water beaches and smaller crowds and less development than on the neighbouring Gold Coast. In the southern parts of Sunshine Coast there are Bribie Island, Glasshouse Mountains National Park and the famous Australia Zoo. Further north are Ettamogah Pub, the Big Pineapple and Eumundi with its popular Saturday Markets. Furthest north is Noosa and Noosa National Park with coastal walks and views over emerald blue waters and wild koalas in the trees. And it's close enough to Brisbane to be done on a day trip. Bribie Island BrisbaneJust north of Brisbane is Bribie Island. Northern Bribie Island is covered by a national park with nice camping spots, while in the southern end there is a bridge to the mainland close to the small settlements Bongaree, Bellara and Woorim. There are some good beaches and accommodation in this end of the island, such as Bribie Island Caravan Park and Koolamara Beach Motel. Australia Zoo and Glasshouse Mountains National ParkNorth of Brisbane along the Sunshine Coast you first drive past the dramatic tops of Glasshouse Mountains on your left hand side, and then the Australia Zoo. It is one of the best zoo parks in Australia. It has the usual arrangement of Australian Animals such as kangaroos, koalas, wombats, echidnas, birds and reptiles, and some extras are Australian poisonous snakes, snake shows and crocodile feeding shows. It?s a huge park with shops and food outlets, you can easily spend the whole day here watching different shows and getting your photo taken with a koala. The Wildlife Warrior of Australia ZooAustralia Zoo used to be owned by the famous wildlife warrior Steve Irwin who was killed by a stingray in waters out of Port Douglas in September 2006. His wife Terri and kids Bindi and Bob continue running the park today. There is a Steve Irwin memorial in the park. Sunshine Coast Destinations - MooloolabaEast of Australia Zoo, on the coast is Caloundra - a residential town with a nice beach, and north of it is Mooloolaba with Sunshine Coast?s only (or first?) theme park ? Underwater World. Sunshine Coast Destinations - Ettamogah PubInland from here is the famous Ettamogah Pub, and Aussie World with lots of touristy stuff, camel and pony rides, and a snake collection. The pub itself is a fun place to have a beer. Places to stay in the area are Hibiscus Holiday Park, Dicky Beach Holiday Park and Caloundra Suncourt Motel. Sunshine Coast Destinations - the Big PineappleNorth from Ettamogah Pub is Nambour where there is the Big Pineapple - one of the Australia's Big Things. Australians have always liked to build big things, so when you are travelling around Australian countryside, be prepared to come across big bananas, big mangoes, big lobsters, big bulls, big potatoes, even big wine casks and big joints, and Australians love to stop and take photos with them. Sunshine Coast Destinations - Yandina Ginger FactoryNorth of Nambour is Yandina, where there is a Ginger Factory where you can take a plantation or factory tour, and buy ginger products and souvenirs. Inland from Yandina is Mapleton Falls National Park, and south of it is Kondalilla National Park - both nice for a bit of a stroll in the bush and some wildlife-watch. Sunshine Coast Destinations - Eumundi MarketsNorth of here is Eumundi with its famous Saturday Markets, but there is also the Eumundi Historical Museum, and the Imperial Hotel, where you can taste the original Eumundi Lager, now produced on the Gold Coast. You can stay at Eumundi Caravan Park, Eumundi Rise B & B, Eumundi?s Hidden Valley B&B, or if you had too many Eumundi Lagers, in the Imperial Hotel. Noosa and Surfing in AustraliaNorth of Eumundi (on the coast) is Noosa - a colourful resort town with speciality shops and good cafes and restaurants. Noosa is a favourite weekend getaway for many Brisbane-people but international tourists and ba[...]



Tasman peninsula travel information

Thu, 28 Oct 2010 10:55:00 +0000

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Port Douglas Queensland

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 17:23:00 +0000

Translate Request has too much data Parameter name: request Translate Request has too much data Parameter name: request Port Douglas QueenslandPort Douglas is a beautiful little town north of Cairns in far north Queensland. It may be a little touristy but it's a very pretty town with colourful shops and cafes, lovely beaches and views over emerald blue waters. It is probably the best place in Australia to visit Great Barrier Reef, because the coral reef is very close to the coast here. On this page is some information about the town, and in the end of the page is a Port Douglas map. Four Mile Beach Port DouglasAlong the Port Douglas road that enters the town from south is the pretty Four Mile Beach with its white sands and bright blue waters. It's a very nice beach and many people like to stay here - there are places like Tropic Breeze Van Village, Port o? Call Lodge, Pandanus Caravan Park, Dougie?s Backpackers, Lychee Tree, Pelican Inn and Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas. Port Douglas Restaurants and ShopsAs you enter the town, you come right to Macrossan Street ? the main street of Port Douglas, with its colourful shops, bars, cafes and restaurants. In the southern end of Macrossan Street is the Esplanade ? a small beachfront with a swimming enclosure (stinger net) in the very northern end of Four Mile Beach. North of it is Flagstaff Hill ? a good lookout point if you are up to a bit of a walk. Port Douglas Market and Old BuildingsIn the northern end of Macrossan Street is the town?s church St Mary?s by the Sea, the Old Courthouse Museum, and the Sunday Markets hold every Sunday in the ANZAC Park. The church was built in 1911, and the Old Courthouse Museum was the only public building to survive a cyclone the same year, and today it is the oldest building in the town. Rainforest Habitat - Port Douglas QueenslandSouth of the town is Rainforest Habitat ? a fantastic place to learn about rainforest plants and some 180 species of Australian animals such as koalas, kangaroos and cockatoos, and some tropical animals like Australian crocodiles, cassowaries and tree kangaroos. The park is organised in three sections: wetlands, rainforest and grasslands, and there are free guided tours that take you through these different habitats. If you like to get close to Australian parrots and cockatoos, try the Breakfast with the Birds. Reef Cruise - Port Douglas QueenslandFor many travellers, the main reason to stay in Port Douglas is to visit the coral reef. The trips to the Great Barrier Reef from Port Douglas may be a bit expensive, but they are about the best in Australia. Many companies such as Aristocat, Calypso, Haba, Poseidon, Quicksmart and Tallarook will take you to both snorkelling and diving where you can get really close to the colourful fish and other amazing animals. If you don?t want to snorkel or dive, you can take a trip with a glass bottom boat. Low Isles - Port Douglas QueenslandOne of the most popular trips from Port Douglas is the Low Isles ? a lovely coral cay with a sandy beach and a lighthouse. The tour operators that can take you there are Sailaway, Zachariah and Ragamuffin Sail & Snorkel. Diving - Port Douglas QueenslandIt is also quite popular to get your diving licence in Port Douglas. Discover Dive School and Quicksilver Dive School have courses that include two days theory and pool diving in Palm Cove north of Cairns, and two days open water diving off the coast of Port Douglas. Port Douglas Rainforest ToursOther tours include Bike?nHike which will take you to mountain biking trips to rainforests in Cape Tribulation and Hidden Valley; Reef & Rainforest Connections that offers a variety of tours to places like Cooktown and Mossman Gorge; and Kuku-Yalanji Dreamtime Walks ? some interesting tours by Aboriginal guides who take you to their country in Mossman Gorge. Wining and Dining - Port Douglas QueenslandPort Douglas is a great place to eat out and go drinking. There are so many restaurants, bars and cafes that you will definitely find what you like. M[...]



Travel North Queensland

Wed, 27 Oct 2010 00:27:00 +0000

Translate Request has too much data Parameter name: request Translate Request has too much data Parameter name: request Travel North QueenslandThe coast between Townsville and Cairns is one of the best coastal roads in Australia. It is tropical and lush, and full of lovely beaches, rainforests, wetlands and some of the best national parks in Australia: Thorsborne Trail on Hinchinbrook Island, Paluma Range with Big Crystal Creek, Little Crystal Creek and Jourama Falls; and Wooroonooran National Park with Josephine Falls and Babinda Boulders. The coast was heavily damaged by tropical cyclone Larry in 2006, but things are back to normal now. Here is some information about the area's attractions, and in the end of the page is a North Queensland map. Travel North Queensland: Townsville Travel InformationFirst there is Townsville ? the town called Brownsville by people of Cairns, who like to point out that their city is green and lush while Townsville is dry and brown, in a rivarly similar to the one between Sydney and Melbourne. And it is true ? Townsville sits in a pocket of dry tropics, protected from rains by the mountain range behind it. But this is why Townsville?s skies are always sunny while in Cairns the rains can last for months. Townsville is the second largest city in Queensland, more than twice as large as Cairns (I?ve heard no Cairns people being aware of that fact!), and there is a lot to do for travellers. In the city centre there are excellent museums and Queensland?s most famous aquarium in the Reef Headquarters. Townsville has got some good dining and a lively night-life, and Queensland?s cleanest beach ? The Strand. Only 20min off shore is Magnetic Island, and Sunferries and Reef EcoTours take you to the Great Barrier Reef. Places to stay in Townsville are Globetrotters Backpacker Hostel, Adventurers Resort, Reef Lodge and Downtown Motel. For campers, there are Coral Coast Tourist Park and Walkabout Palms.  Travel North Queensland: Big Crystal CreekNorth of Townsville are Townsville northern beaches Bushland Beach, Bluewater Beach, Saunders Beach, Toolakea, Toomulla, Balgal Beach and Rollingstone, each worth turning in for a nice swim. North of Rollingstone is the southernmost tropical rainforest in Paluma Range National Park, also well worth turning in for a swim on a hot summer?s day ? the air temperature is much lower up here than down on the coast. The southern access road takes you to Little Crystal Creek and Paluma village. It?s a narrow and twisting road up the mountains with good views and once you come to a stone bridge (after 7km) you are in the Little Crystal Creek with deep rock pools full of refreshingly cool water, and a picnic area. Another 11km up is the Paluma Village. Northern access road goes to Big Crystal Creek where there are barbeques and a camping ground. Turnoff to the northern, Jourama Falls section of Paluma Range National Park, is further north, 91km north of Townsville, where there is the Waterview Creek, good views of Jourama Falls, a picnic area and a camping ground. Travel North Queensland: Ingham QueenslandNorth of Paluma Range is Ingham in the middle of sugar cane fields. On the main street there is the original ?Pub with No Beer? that ended up in a popular song, and just south of town there are Tyto Wetlands that attract a lot of waterbirds, including the impressive brolgas and jabirus; and watch out for crocodiles.  Travel North Queensland: Australian Italian FestivalMany Italian immigrants live in the area and in May every year there is the Australian Italian Festival in Ingham, with entertainment on the main street and plenty of Italian foods to sample. Seven kilometres out of Ingham is Victoria Mill, the largest sugar mill in the Southern Hemisphere. In Ingham, you can stay at the Royal Hotel, or Herbert Valley Motel.  Travel North Queensland: Mount FoxInland from Ingham is one of the largest national parks in north Queensland - Lumholtz National Park, also known as Girringun National[...]



Camping Equipment Checklist-FREE and PRINTABLE

Tue, 26 Oct 2010 05:16:00 +0000

This checklist camping equipment is designed to cover more camping situations. It is unlikely that you will need everything about this! As a general rule, the shorter trip, minus the information you need.

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-To offer the Olgas and the Valley of the wind Kata - Tjuta -

Mon, 25 Oct 2010 07:29:00 +0000

Kata Tjuta - the Olgas and the Valley of the wind (surroundings of Uluru) | range of Uluru and Olga Olga and the Valley of the wind | Urulu red centerHome Uluru and OlgasAustralian red CenterAustralian travel InformationAustralian facts post ad categories | Uluru of former Ayers Rock | Olga and the Valley of the wind | Uluru tour offers | Uluru accommodation |

Kata Tjuta - the Olgas and the Valley of the wind publish date: 25-10-2009 20: 16: 20 | contact person: Pascal | location: environment of Uluru | 222 times DisplayedKata Tjuta or the Olgas, spectacular rock formations of the same origin as Uluru is another 25 km view of areas with road access and parking are removing Uluru.Hervorragende Concierge Red Centre tourists give the best view of Kata Tjuta, has been constructed to visit both wonderful early in the morning dawn - dusk is the best, ideally you have an extra day for Kata Tjuta, and even if you should quickly travel 2 or 2 nights at the Uluru and Kata Tjuta spend. The Valley of the wind is the Olga's most famous walking track it will take about 3 hours to bring plenty of water and leave very early in the morning for the best climatic conditions and Wildlife spotting.
Kata Tjuta climate and seasons
To visit is clearly the best time to Uluru & Kata Tjuta Australian is in spring or Herbst.dh: April-may or September Oktober.Es is too hot in the Sommer.Empfangen of an average rainfall of 308 mm per year, and average temperatures of 37.8 ° C have one in the summer and 4.7 ° C in the Winter.UV levels extreme most days, protecting good you are, when a Red Centre tourist.

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Campfire Cooking Made Easy

Sun, 24 Oct 2010 15:32:00 +0000


For campfire cooking is at best, a good supply of coals is necessary. Here is how to create ...

1. upon delivery of a good boy-scout, twigs, small dead branches or Slivers of wood (breathe) how tee-pee over a few small pieces of screwed-up newspaper.


2. Light of fire.


3. ' Gets ' the kindling, point increasingly branches/logs. Position as far as possible on the fire, without "smothering" or restricting the flow of oxygen.


After half an hour or so of the intense burning, you can not only enjoy a great campfire, but a good supply of charcoal for cooking your campfire.

A camping stove is a heavy metal pot with a lid is used for cooking over an open fire Consists of heavy guage nimatopoiithei cast iron or carbon steel, and therefore, it is too heavy. Although the call camping ovens in Australia, it is more commonly known as Dutch Ovens elsewhere in the world.

TIP: if you buy a dessicator camping, should have the furnace lid in raised lip.This prevents ash falling into the pot.(Cooking in a dessicator camping often involves placing a shovelful of coals on the lid that another heat all round).

Also a metal pot used for cooking over an open fire.Looks like a dessicator camping, but it is much lighter as are constructed of steel nimatopoiimeni.

We choose to use a Bedourie because:

A trivet is a mesh which can be placed at the bottom of the oven camping/Bedourie to stop food derived from burning and obstinate.Gives you better convection air flow Allows for efficient cooking. fat to run, giving you healthier food. Dig a hole approximately half as deep as the bedourie and wider than about 10 cm.
Place a generous bed of coals in the hole and allows you to record for 5-10 minutes to heat the surrounding ground.
At this point, remove some coals, if there is no excessive heat, or replenish with fresh them, if needed.(Experience will guide you here).
Bedourie hole Placement.
Spread a small amount of coals in hole around the Bedourie and a small shovelful on the lid.

To control food, Use handle to remove Bedourie. Use welding gloves, or similar attempts are coals from the cover and remove the cover.
Reintroduce Bedourie using the method above, update coals as necessary.

Due to heavy database, can be much more flexible method of cooking in a dessicator camping.
Your choices are:

A. suspend oven over coals using a campfire cooking tripod; Or


B. place camping oven directly onto the coals (you don't have to beat); Or


C. use the Bedourie method described above.




Offer - Australian travel information for 4WD fans

Sun, 24 Oct 2010 04:29:00 +0000

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Best Caravan parks in Australia. Travellers tell as is!

Sat, 23 Oct 2010 10:54:00 +0000

What is the Best Caravan parks; Great location, clean, helpful friendly staff, amenities, excellent facilities, and affordable (first and only all)!Travellers share favorites from all over the country.What they were looking for travellers in a big caravan Park is a highly individual-a feature that impresses a traveller can be very irritating to another.Recognising that some features are almost universal caravanners.Best parks caravan Share features such as:Clean and tidy amenities (Often) a great locationAvailability of at least a few blades of grass shadeAt (if possible!), friendly and helpful Park staffAnd perhaps most critical of all, a level FACILITES OF comparable to the price paid. Other desired caravan park features may include: on-site laundryCamp kitchenSwimming pool, tennis or other variety sitesA on-site recreation facilitiesSpacious accommodation options: cabins, fed/unpowered sites, ensuite optionsChildrens playgroundThe list of features that appears from the best caravan parks is almost limitless, but it will stop there for now!What we find amazing is that all years of travelling; very few caravan parks that stands out in our minds (for the right reasons, that is) is really difficult to find those who are happy to recommend and would love for visitors to this site to share their experiences "Best Caravan park, for our benefit and for the benefit of others.Follow the below to see our favorites, benefit from the experience of other travellers and forward by sharing your links list. Note: these recommendations experience genuine best caravan park.To maintain reliability ourselves and this site, there is absolutely no commercial arrangement with these parks caravan.In fact, must be gained in any way, you do not have we ourselves or our website in any of them before or during a stay in the caravan park.For those who plan to take advantage of caravan parks during some or all of their journey, the Caravan Parks Australia Wide book will be very useful. Promoted as Australia's most comprehensive Caravan and Tourist Park travel publication. This is a valuable resource for travel and caravanner motorhomer as traveller requiring Chamber style accommodation.Caravan Parks Australia Wide are scientifically well researched and compiled by the group in Camps Australia Wide, published also the well-known and popular Camps 4/Camps 5 travel publications.Philip Fennell, Publisher, says the new publication is a must have caravan, motor home and camper van traveller. guide includes more than 2,300 Caravan and tourist parks, all with symbols informative color, showing the facilities available at each Park, including symbols for cabins. This guide travel not only includes information about free and budget caravan parks and campsites but also includes information about the luxury Caravan and tourist parks with a top 5-star hotel.All ranges of values are catered emfialwsews Caravan Parks Australia Wide also includes the latest Hema Australia Road Atlas bear caravan park locations.For ease of reference caravan symbol is placed in each city, or a location where there is a park. index lists all States and cities with Caravan or Tourist parks, a key map will begin each State and territory defined with a different color.Mr Fennell said users of Caravan Parks Australia Wide you will find the driver has a very user friendly format It's easy for. travellers simply run their fingers along the path of their choice and to stop at a convenient distance and position according to their needs, in particular, caravan park., he said.Explore Australia Caravan and Motorhome.By John and Jan Tait.A full, independent and practical guide for those who travel around Australia caravan or motorhome.There are no recommended paths to help you plan your trip, a list of over 700 recommended caravan parks and maps for over 40000 km tourist paths.[...]



Personal camping Gear list-FREE and PRINTABLE

Fri, 22 Oct 2010 22:29:00 +0000

This personal camping list of fishing gear is designed to cover most situations camping. It is unlikely that you will need everything about this! As a general rule, the shorter trip, minus the information you need.

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Fri, 22 Oct 2010 09:47:00 +0000

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MISCELLANEOUS camping Gear list-FREE and PRINTABLE

Thu, 21 Oct 2010 15:33:00 +0000

This MISCELLANEOUS camping gear list is designed to cover most situations camping. It is unlikely that you will need everything about this! As a general rule, the shorter trip, minus the information you need.

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Camping tents. Options ... have overwhelmed ... not!

Thu, 21 Oct 2010 01:19:00 +0000

As discussed in more detail about our tents for the Camping, camping tents are designed to satisfy one or more of the three main uses for entertainment. Backpacking/hiking. Main feature: small and lightweight design.Browser. The main feature of all: to facilitate design and packaging.Camping static. The main design: comfort.Certain types of tents are more suited to recreational uses by others, so it helps to know (at least partly!) what you want before you try to decide on a scene.A simple description of the main scenes that are placed on the market today are listed below, together with the advantages, disadvantages, and each type; a few helpful tips camping tent is at the bottom of the page. A simple design, usually consisting of a rectangular floor and two poles shock-corded.Each focal point from one corner to diagonally opposite corner over crossing the vertex. Available in various sizes depending on 1-8 people.You will need to crouch down smaller dome tents, but can stand on larger models.Most dome tents are double-walled "scenes. This means that they have an inner tent providing build ventilation and moisture control, and an external" tent "or fly, which would absorb a lot of water and is designed to keep the tent dry during the rain. Advantages:VersatilityRelatively simply to set up Lots of competition on the market of dome tent equals lots of selection and pricing to suit all budgets. Disdvantages:The vast array of brands and models generally means that you can avoid any possibility of dome tent especially don't like!Best for: everyone uses three different models for leisure market make it a very versatile style scene.(Some models are small and lightweight for hiking, some are large and comfortable for static camping). Tunnel scenes consist of fabric tent attached flexible poles that are arranged in a series of parallel loop.A range of available sizes depending on 1-8 people, some even enable adults to provide unimpeded.Advantages:Tapered edges to make them an excellent choice in areas of high wind. Disdvantages: number stand out.Best for: dome tent, different models on the market to match all 3 recreational uses.A very versatile stage.One or more points connected by a hooped fabric tunnel with arches tunnel/s will provide a her;/veranda or sleep under the dome living area is attached.Advantages:Provides one or more separate premises; or to sleep or storage, the "main" namespace.Disdvantages:More structured time compared with a dome tent.Best for: static navigation and campsites.More modules/poles = greater size and weight which rules you backpacking/hiking.A pop up camping tent is a single unit scene that "pops up" in one piece.Advantages: it takes almost no time to set this is configured, as soon as we can take it out of the bag!ease.Disdvantages: only for smaller groups-4 person maximum. Stored in a particular way, and must be re-stored AKRIBwS.(It can be frustrating for some models). Small.Best for: Touring when the weather is mostly good.The primary feature of camping tent is a canvas that is, you guessed it, canvas.Canvas camping tents come in a wide variety of sizes, from a tent 2 person, in an exceptionally large camping tents. is usually "cabin-style" scenes, you have the advantage of higher and kinetic walls (= more usable space, especially if it uses camping COTS) and more options for many sites.Benefits: strength and durability. the canvas will last up to 3 times greater then synthetic fabrics. Waterproofness 100% When wet, wet canvas, block any small holes.Disdvantages: Very heavy compared with synthetic tents. especially when wet as canvas absorbs structure fabric and poles. Greater water. Bulky/pack-up time by many other more expensive tents. Generally then other scenes, but be[...]



Uluru frequently unanswered questions

Wed, 20 Oct 2010 06:03:00 +0000

by Roy Broff(Melbourne) Swim between the flags!Beauty, prohibitions, fines, nonsense & prevention ... National or first Park; first culture the invisible hand ... is really worth a visit? After almost 2 decades of listening to other people contradict the stories has finally decided to hop in the car (options such as fly + car rental + ... seemed well outside of my budget) and learn what it really is.Like many others I happened to live on the East Coast and should allow for 1 week (return journeys), 3 drums petrol and however-up credit card, the roads are OK and the unit was fun.The desert is boring and monotonous, but at least easy to steer ... Please remember stay safe! Just hundreds of meters from the road, hidden behind the bushes have found several stolen & torched cars! The film Wolf Creek is a stark warning to those who forget the dark side of our roots convict ... If you can, your time of arrival for the sunset (if you're lucky enough to get a good) the rock is really impressive in red!$ 25 gets you 3 days access to the Park, and follow the crowds in the beautiful cultural centre (do not forget about the information centre there is none ...) except for certain vertical priced souvenirs/raw art, boomerangs & similar, the rest of the building is devoted to stories.If you're not expert historian stone age is very likely that you will get any concept or wisdom, nor you will be able to read, to memorize or to say some of the names ...The best thing about it is that it has Center TOYALeTES (Please note-it is non-Aboriginal origin)! you can laugh at me, but they are the only ones in the Park (except these Olga is around 40 km away).If you think you can do in the Bush (after several hours of walking or climbing) that twice! walking largely patrols by an army of rangers, not to mention the other tourists looking desperately for the same thing!Before you decide to hop over the fence and inhibit the spread of hundreds of warning signs at least to verify that the site is not (most of them are) and it is not already a minefield excrement ...True to genes of Exploring my son happily ignored the signs and arrived in one of the so-called sacred places a feature rock 200 m above the line; after a while came back laughing ... He discovered some mysterious artifacts: a broken beer bottle, used a condom & bikini ... No dating carbon was necessary.If you're a serious law-obedience tourist leave your camera in the car (never leave any valuables elsewhere in Aus.).Huge areas of rock are sacred and penalties for photographing these areas ($ 5,000 or 6,000) can do to break out at any time.The same rule applies to your climbing MPoTES climbing to the top is often prohibited and seriously discouraged for a series of often ridiculous excuses conditions (e.g. high winds and temperatures at the Summit in which there is obviously no anemometer or even a simple thermometer). non-compliance with the prohibition must you another $ 5500 fine ... SAFETY is a very convenient excuse, although the climb to the top is not a big deal for any matching person (I'm 53 and did this "handsfree" it is no use of hands or chain). Please note this applies only during the winter months (South) do you advice me anyone to go there ever!If you're lucky enough to win the Race and make up the views of Olga is not too bad and a lot to explore outside the marked path Has an entire day. Discover heaps of interesting plants, herbs, animals, birds, bugs, holes, mini-caves, crevices, waterholes,, rock, etc.I believe it or not my son swam in some of the depths exceed 2 m. waterholes, but it is very cold water!If you take your lenses binoculars/zoom and go to the end very likely to see some real/modern original culture is not m[...]



The best way to make the big Red centre three

Tue, 19 Oct 2010 14:41:00 +0000

by Rebecca
(UK)

Hello. I am trying to find the best way of planning a trip to Kings Canyon, and Uluru to Alice Springs.

We fly from Darwin 16 9 and fly to Cairns on 21.We want to visit Kings Canyon, and Uluru to Alice to return.I was looking at hiring a 4 x 4 with camping equipment, but some of the tours may be also a selection of our first trip is under what is the cheapest and most enjoyable way for two adults who this? thanks for any indicators.

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About how Alice Springs ...

Mon, 18 Oct 2010 23:21:00 +0000

by Nancy
(California)

My mother and I took a bus tour through Australia locked in 1980, to experience the various locations, see Ayers Rock and the Olgas. There were almost no people there at the time.

We were given a tour around the base and explained how important it was Ayers Rock and should treat the area with our respect.We have never mentioned. no one would be taking climbing Ayers.

I ventured as far as "Chicken Rock", the first out-cropping tool before the chain began.As we walked around the base of the Ranger told us about some areas examined religiously important to Aborigine.

One thing I remember was that there was a house built near the base, but all we lived outside. Ranger explained that while the House was for the indigenous people who lived near there, a dog had died at home, and now I couldn't live in it.

At the time there was an aircraft offered a brief tour of Ayers and the Olgas. we have the advantage that the beauty fly-over is one will always remember.

In fact, I found the Olgas is much more interesting and still with the vegetation grows around the crevices.

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One man, four wheel drive and ten thousand kilometres of dusty dirt roads and tracks ...

Mon, 18 Oct 2010 11:14:00 +0000

by Birgit
(WA)

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Hot-life with the Australian Outback

Back to Dutch 2009 travel photographer Thijs Heslenfeld contacted me to know that the most recent book of photography is due soon.

Hot-life with the Australian outback, came hot of the press in November 2009 and immediately (Jan 2010) was voted best book Dutch photography of 2009.

Thijs was kind enough to send me a copy of it, and it arrived as a surprise. Wow!(Thanks again, Thijs!)

Now before you say about the book, I can tell you that they know and understand anything about art. I can't rhapsodize as lyric flow, as well as some other reviewers.

However, I can tell you that this is a book like no other.

"This book is a showcase everything that I met on the road I raised my people, wild animals, insects or beautiful sky. is not a romanticised image of what the outback very well could be.It is a picture of what actually is: a huge, unforgiving and beautiful part of the planet "
(Thijs Heslenfeld)
When I first book only had time to leaf through it once, taking only the pictures. even a quick glance left a great impact.
The next day I went through this again, this time read also all descriptions, stories, experiences shared Thijs.

I was impressed and surprised. loss for words into reality.
It was therefore very different from any book I had ever photo in my hands. Very uncompromising as country portraits. record the rigour. Makes not only to see it, this makes you feel, sometimes way.

It is a completely different version of the outback compared to what I am used to, or what you will find other books Australian photography.

Thjis took photographs as crossed Australia from South to North, from Adelaide Darwin, but not on the tourist. 'll pick you up on the opening track this earliest-outback-the hottest and most remote part of our continent.

And barren, arid South Australia ...
Thjis made a magnificent work, capturing capturing not only the beauty, but also the emerging threat of desertification,.

You may wonder why and how people live there, but they will encounter and well, Thijs pictures and words.

And since it is not possible to make a Justice of the book with me anyway, I suggest you visit the site and let Robert ' the images speak for themselves instead.

Vote for the most intransigent book about the Australian outback that I have seen so far.


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Uluru: a controversial position

Sun, 17 Oct 2010 23:09:00 +0000

by Florent
(Paris)

We spent only one day and half in Uluru, and even if we really were a little short.

We climb, we have all the issues, and finally we take the time to do it half way. We walked around, and it was really beautiful, colours, plants, and the high from the rock itself! Not for climbing: does not need to be on top of everything for you to discover its beauty.If you choose to do so, please be respectful of, as you would be in a religious place.

The other day we walk around the Olgas, and this really worths!The place is really beautiful, perfect to enjoy nature; I think this is more exciting than climbing rock?) is a little long legs, and sometimes this is hot so that some water.

Calculate my course, if you do not climb Uluru and don't go anywhere else, you may be disappointed, especially if you like big attractions and bitumen everywhere but where you can enjoy the colors change to rock during sunset (which are really impressive), walking with the feeling you almost exclusively in this park and the little animals meet (find camel herd next to the road), then you will be able to enjoy this experience with:)

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Is the Outback road in Sydney?

Sun, 17 Oct 2010 09:32:00 +0000

by Angela
(Sydney)


 


The Park South suburban Sydney enveloped in red dust


Everything in your mind when you wake up this morning and you can see a thick orange cloth hanging outside the bedroom window?


Your turning First to make sure that your dreams and then rush out to see whether they are shooting a remake of total recall in your backyard.


View creepy, Orange, yellow, Turning slowly with; it is forms gradually materialise as trees and houses.


While the Red sheathing increases and decreases over the city of dust settles on the pavement, benches, stairs, buildings.


Even the lobby and elevators take their share in the red sand.And all the cars that seems to have just returned from a trip an unsealed road traffic with the outback.


I read that such dust storms occur frequently in September around the Lake Eyre.This time the strong winds pushed the dust from the outback to Sydney.It is climate change or simply a rare phenomenon; something to reib about in your blog or instruments.


So did outback moving Sydney day? Look Orange photo-if you were ever to the outback, which is how you can imagine this: monochrome, only red and very dry.This is how we thought that it was before heading to Alice Springs and what we saw that it was exactly the opposite-a red centre construction with life and vibrant colors.


But back to Sydney, the storm of dust is a rare event, I hope, and just adds to the excitement of having Sydney as our country has decided to launch us a new life in Australia and moved to Sydney 2002. While we adapt to our new life and to learn many new things thought to share and to build a website for how to start a new life in Australia.


We hope to provide useful information to other people who think to visit or move to this wonderful country.


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My country

Sat, 16 Oct 2010 18:19:00 +0000

by Mark Freier
(Murwillumbah, NSW, Aust)

I first designed to be the rock as a 20-year-old man.I some how he knew that it would always go there.That I go to the highest point of that will lie down in it and to feel the pulse of my mother, my country, my people was the most important spiritual moment of my life.

I Return now, 20 years later with my family so that they can have the same experience.

I ignore the arrogance and racism in the first argument that somehow have a better ability to love this land as a result of Aboriginality.

It is not possible to love this land and its people more than I do-just so much to every one who does, I embrace you as my brother. we are in the same group.

I am English, Irish, German, first heritage-pure Oz snapshot how evolution is in reality.
The rock and the freedom to walk the Earth in my entire trip is spritual me because I am Australian not because I am part first.

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Uluru: Climb, or not

Fri, 15 Oct 2010 19:34:00 +0000

by Ross
(Anchorage, Alaska, United States)

No, I would ' t "March in a Buddhist temple in shorts and hiking boots because"me"to pressure the monks had not".Aber I would certainly do so adequately dressed, during me a respectful way!

No, I would not "walk up to the photo of the communicants to the altar rail in an English cathedral, a flash", but, again, I would visit the Cathedral.

The analogies are ungeeignet.Mit Uluru's all or nothing in the Sinn.Gibt it no way in which visitors show visible their respect, but could still make the climb? it should be? what could it become?

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The best way to the large red centre three

Thu, 14 Oct 2010 21:14:00 +0000

by Rebecca
(UK)

Hello. I try to figure out the best way of planning a trip to Kings Canyon, and Uluru from Alice Springs.

We fly from Darwin on 16th September and fly to Cairns on 21.We want to visit Kings Canyon, go to Uluru and return to Alice.I was looking at rent a 4 x 4 and camping equipment, but some of the tours may also Option.Es is our first trip after Bereich.Was cheaper but also the most beautiful way of two adults, is on this way? thank you for all the pointers.

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Like to have climbed Uluru

Thu, 14 Oct 2010 07:19:00 +0000

by Martin Lutterjohann
Phnom Penh (Cambodia)


 


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Since I think I - a story about an illegal incline of Uluru via Ngaltawata 1976 - translated for a mountaineering stories anthology, I wanted the rocks to climb.As an enthusiastic and ambitious climbers, rock climbing to do a natural thing for me Uluru was released.


When I one of Uluru one day tours ex Alice Springs was posted, my first priority to select an agent that I was climbing option bietet.Aber warns you before that more than often the rise would be closed. Well, I had only that one day (05 May 2009) and this a chance.


I have a sincere respect for the culture of the Aboriginal people and traditions and had no problems the 'no' because ceremonies that prevents, that people accept climbing, but I expected that the weather might be favourable that day.So jumped when our bus Uluru Kata Tjuta/NP entered, and I saw that the rock was open (our guide of the excellent EMU run tours reluctantly recognized), my heart.


I was just concerned that our guides run the schedule would timing, so and so closely that the upgrade not possible or closed time may let's were based.In May days follows a day program shorter, but are the year-round schedule which is tun.Von of essential things the sunset Grill with sparkling wine, where our guides have the ambition, the first on the site.


This enabled you, 5 candidates in our group go to loose at the beginning of the climb with a mere 1 hour 45 minutes lassen.Ich hastened the concatenated and steepest part of the way and then followed the white markings on the Summit.I really clean rock with no single loose stone enjoyed the views exit, some pools of water, occasional vegetation, strange rock formations, the short friction rises above and below I enjoyed the waves of rock on the plateau, the views of Kata Tjuta, where we walk the Walpa Gorge 2 hours earlier did mount Connor and the vast land around the rock.


Wanted to do walk like me, a little from the base, I was back at under 90 minutes (as only prematurely closed the rise was) and was the basis until my dream saw I, Ngaltawata, start to close am grateful up.Ich for the traditional owners of Uluru and the country it, you allow us to climb as you did it has always been the mountains.


The chains are great, the brands are klar.Der first part is easy but physically tough, fitness and concentration are required, but it is a worthwhile Reise.Bei reach tend to one's thinking the Summit near top, but I knew that 2 / 3 be the climb ahead.


Coming down the track of the chain is comparatively comfortable but thats if accidents can happen easily! so take time and look at each step.


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Day trip around Australia

Wed, 13 Oct 2010 16:21:00 +0000

by Donna
(Perth, WA)

I am currently in Perth.Ich plane, Perth, the West Coast to Darwin, leave about go to Cairns and then down to Brisbane, Sydney about Ayers Rock and back after Perth.Meinst you, this can be done here and there stop in 8 weeks?

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Is there another way to a work visa?

Wed, 13 Oct 2010 02:31:00 +0000

by Lance
(Thailand)

I think to travel and work in Australia, but unfortunately my country of origin (I am currently in Thailand live) working holiday not mentioned on the participating country for visum.Meine question is, is there a different visa type that could be applied? thank you.

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