Travel to Australia in 1996
During the summer of 1996
I traveled to Australia. I was lucky enough to have an uncle who was living in Melbourne. I was able to stay with him during most of my visit. We spent quite a bit of time travelling, sightseeing and hiking together. I started in Melbourne, but two days after arriving my uncle was told he was being temporarily transferred to their office in Adelaide for a month. So we packed up and went to Adelaide by way of the south coast. From Adelaide, we took a four day weekend and went to Ayers Rock (Uluru National Park), traveled the Oonadatta Track, and visited Gammon National Park, Brachina Gorge and Flinders Range National Park. One weekend we went to Kangaroo Island, making stops at Seal Bay, Remarkable Rocks, Flinders Chase National Park, and Admiralty Arch. Another weekend we hiked to the top of Mt. Cavern in Mt. Remarkable National Park. I returned to Melbourne while my uncle stayed in Adelaide. From there I visited friends in Tyres, who took me to see Walhalla and the Ninety-Mile Beach. I also flew to Hobart, Tasmania for four days. Sightseeing there included Hastings Cave, Mt. Wellington, Tasman Peninsula, Port Arthur, Mt. Field National Park and the World Heritage Wilderness Area.
The map of Australia showsthe paths of my travels in the country.
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• Ayers Rock
• Inside the Old Melbourne Gaol
• The penitentiary at Port Arthur, Tasmania
• The historic mining district of Walhalla
• The longest bridge in South Australia along the old Ghan Railroad between Adelaide and Alice Springs
• The marina in Hobart, Tasmania
• Salamanca Place - old waterfront warehouses converted into retail shops in Hobart
• Aborigines participating in a protest march in Adelaide
• Melbourne Royal Botanical Garden - Government House is seen in the background.
• Horseshoe Falls, Mt. Field National Park, Tasmania
• Hastings Cave, Tasmania
• Ninety-Mile Beach, located southeast of Melbourne
• Remarkable Rocks, Flinders Chase National Park, Kangaroo Island
• Outback north of Adelaide
• Twelve Apostles, located on the south coast between Melbourne and Adelaide
• Puddle and trees on top of Ayers Rock
• Richard with some very friendly wallabies
• A young wombat at the Healsville Sanctuary