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Entries from April 2009

Bring it on; Argentina!!

April 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment

So its official now! I have purchase tickets to Argentina this August/September for 3 weeks!!!!

This will be the first time I have been out of the Country other than to Australia so I am Super Excited!! Now we just have to get onto the planning and deciding exactly what we want to see and where we want to go! I wish we were able to spend longer and explore more of South America especially when the tickets were so cheap!! If your from NZ if you get in before the 30 April 2009 you can get flights for $913NZD Return from Auckland > Buenos Aires & around the same price to Santiago & Rio de Janerio as well, what a bargain!!

The next couple of posts are likely to be about the planning & preparation for this trip. This will be my present to myself for completing my degree (June 2009). :):)

Tags: Argentina · South America

Great Ocean Road 2009

April 17th, 2009 · No Comments

I did a 1 day Great Ocean Road Tour with Bunyip who have buses that seat approx 24 people departing around 7.30am and arriving back at your accomodations between 8-9pm with a stop for dinner (at your expense) and a number of stops along the way - they also provide you with everything you need to make a sandwhich or 2 for your lunch. The tour cost $95AUD for the whole day.

Bells Beach
The first stop was at Bells beach - a world reknowned surfing beach - just up the road before you turn into the carpark have a look out the side of the bus where there are trees and grass and see if you can spot any wild kangaroo’s!! Our driver spotted some here and pulled over for us to get out and look!

Our bus also pulled over at another small settlement where we got out for a short while and saw Koalas in the wild as well as cockatoos & other birds.

Once we got to the 12 Apostles we learned that there are actually only 11 as 1 fell down a few years back and you can only actually see 7 from the viewing point or the road.

From here you can take 10minute scenic flights around the apostles for approx $60AUD. I didn’t do the flight but I imagine it would be pretty amazing!

A word of warning, there are no shops/cafe’s or anything at the National Park!! Although there are toilets!

oz6.jpg12 Apostles

London Bridge
Down the road from the 12 apostles is the London Bridge - it got its name because it used to be joined to the land and had another hole in it making it look like the London Bridge, not that many years ago it collapsed and two people were stranded out on the part you see in the photo - they had to be airlifted off! Luckily noone was injured during the collapse.

Tags: Australia · Melbourne

Melbourne 2009

April 17th, 2009 · 2 Comments

After Brisbane I flew to Melbourne for 4 days, the weather was pretty average a lot of the time but I still really enjoyed Melbourne and would love to go back again!

Melbourne seems like an amazing city, it is quiet spread out although there are ALOT of people if you aren’t used to big cities. I did feel safe the whole time I was there (Solo Female) and would love to go back to explore for longer.

Flinders Street Station must be seen - it is an amazing old building even if the colour is quiet discusting!

There are plenty of places to wander around in Melbourne and the City Circle Tram & the City Tourist Bus’s make it unnecessary to pay for any public transport other than from the airport to the city centre and if you want to head out to St Kilda (Reccomended although I only quickly went on the tram and never got off as it was pouring down with rain - this would be a must see for next time I go back).

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Check out these pics from my 4 days in Melbourne…
Flinders Street StationSt Patricks Cathedral
Yarra River

Then check out my day on the Great Ocean Road…

Tags: Australia · Melbourne