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AUSTRALIA (MAR 2 - APR 10 1999)

M/D ST Place to go What I enjoyed Accommodation Comments
3/ 2 NSW Sydney Arrive from Bangkok. Look for an accommodation in Kings Cross A moldy B.P.(forgot its name)
It is really beautiful. Especially because just after visiting Bangkok.....
3/ 3 NSW Sydney Walking inside City, Hyde Park, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney Aquarium Evas B.P. It is amazing even China town is clean.
3/ 4 NSW Sydney Taronga Zoo Evas B.P. Kebab at Circular Quay was very good
3/ 5 NSW Sydney Blue Mountains day tour Evas B.P. a reasonable homemade tour
3/ 6 TAS Hobart Arrive in Hobart by Qantas. Adelphi Court YHA Many airport buses in Australia drive us to accommodations we have booked. Very convenient for tourist.
3/ 7 TAS Hobart Sightseeing in Hobart in the morning, Port Arthur in the afternoon Adelphi Court YHA Rent a car for the next one week with some friends
3/ 8 TAS Mt.Field Nat. park Climb Mt.Eliza in the Nat. Park Mt.Field Nat.Park YHA Takes 6 hours to return. very hard, but worth climbing
3/ 9 TAS Lake St. Clair Nat. Park Russell Falls, Junee Cave etc.(Mt.Field Nat. Park) Lake St.Clair Visitor Centre Some possums came close to us when eating corns in the midnight
3/10 TAS Coles Bay Cruising and walking at St.Clair Nat. Park, a famous bakery in Ross Iluka Backpackers YHA Fascinated by the rain forest at Lake St. Clair and the sunset at Coles Bay
3/11 TAS St.Helens Freicinet Nat. Park (Wineglass Bay etc.) Bicheno, drive to Georges Bay St.Helens YHA I smell animals in the woods in St.Helens
3/12 TAS Launceston Lavender Farm with no flowers, Cataract Gorge Large and clean B.P. Come across a hedge-mole on a country road
3/13 VIC Melbourne Stroll along the street, watch a Moonba Parade The Nunnery B.P. Moonba festival and Backpackers' EXPO were held at the same time. Very busy
3/14 VIC Melbourne Go to Backpackers' EXPO, St.Patrick church, watch a cricket game The Nunnery B.P. I find out we must enjoy cricket patiently
3/15 VIC Port Fairy 2-day-tour through Great Ocean road (The 12 Apostles, London Bridge etc.) Port Fairy YHA See a wild koara sticking to a wire fence of a house
3/16 SA Adelaide To Adelaide city through Grampians Adelaide City B.P. See an advertisement that says "Next McDonald 200km ahead"
3/17 SA Adelaide Town walking, go to Irish St. Patrick Day's festival Adelaide City B.P Very good B.P.(friendly and free breakfast)
3/18 SA Adelaide South Australia Museum, and Art Gallery of S.A. Adelaide City B.P It was raining all day.
3/19 SA Adelaide Head for Alice Springs by bus On the bus In the bus for 20 hours but didn't feel so hard.
3/20 NT Alice Springs Arrive in the afternoon. Walk inside the town Ossie's Homestead B.P. Terribly hot and terribly many flies
3/21 NT Alice Springs Alice Springs Desert Park Ossie's Homestead B.P. Hot.........
3/22 NT Uluru Nat. Park 3-day outback tour for Uluru (Camel farm, climb Ayers Rock ) Bush camp Excellent members and excellent guide .
3/23 NT Uluru Nat. Park Mt. Olga, the Valley of Wind Bush camp Sleep deeply under the stars
3/24 NT Kings Canyon Walking and swimming at Kings Canyon On the bus Crossing the river and going on the muddy road with the TOYOTA 4WD.
3/25 NT Darwin Arrive at Darwin after the 21-hour drive on the bus Elka's B.P. Moving from Alice Springs, we had to be patient with humidity and mosquitoes instead of hotness and flies.
3/26 NT Darwin Day tour for Richfield Nat. Park (Wangi Fall, swimming in three water falls) Elka's B.P Very sorry that We couldn't swim in Wangi Fall because of too much water
3/27 NT Near Kakadu Nat. Park 3day tour for Kakadu Nat. Park (Darwin Crocodile Farm, Adelaide River Cruise) A big tent of N.T.A.T. Some leeches broke into my sleeping bag late at night.
3/28 NT Kakadu Nat. Park Mamukala Bird Sanctuary, Some waterfalls, walking A big tent of N.T.A.T. Sleep hearing dingos howling
3/29 NT Kakadu Nat. Park Nourlangie Rock, bush walking, swimming Elka's B.P. See a freshwater crocodile crossing the road ahead of our car
3/30 NT Darwin Walk inside the town, rest at the pool in Elka's Elka's B.P. オーストラリアは、北へ行くほど、気前良く、陽気になってくる
3/31 QLD Cairns Walk inside the town, Relax at the pool in Caravella 77 Caravella 77 B.P. Free breakfast and even free dinner in this B.P. ($15/night)
4/1 QLD Cairns Day cruise for Great Barrier Reef, scuba diving, snorkeling Caravella 77 B.P. G.B.R was not very clear than I had expected.
4/2 QLD Cairns Rafting tour for Tully River, Watch the movie Caravella 77 B.P. Sing "Sukiyaki Song" and "Japan National Anthem" on the raft. Feeling good.
4/3 QLD Cairns 2-day tour for Great Barrier Reef (scuba diving, snorkeling) on the cruiser A romantic cruise with the sail Night diving was also full of thrills and fun.
4/4 QLD Cairns 2-day tour for Great Barrier Reef (scuba diving, snorkeling) Caravella 77 B.P. I don't know Why European backpackers are so active at every night.
4/5 QLD Cairns Bungy jumping + skydiving tour Caravella 77 B.P. Exciting !
4/6 QLD Cairns Horse riding tour Reef Oceanic Village Resort The trot was difficult.
4/7 QLD Airlie Beach Whitsunday Islands, White Heaven Beach day tour Reef Oceanic Village Resort It was good. That's all.
4/8 QLD Airlie Beach Hayman Island day tour (scuba diving) Reef Oceanic Village Resort This reef has various corals. I enjoyed it very much.
4/9 QLD Airlie Beach Wild World wildlife park on the bus You can enjoy many kinds of animal show in this park.
4/10 QLD Brisbane Go back to Thailand
(Brisbane - Sydney - Melbourne - Bangkok)
On the plane I had to wait at 3 airports for hours because of a flight cancel. exhausted.

Note

STATE
NSW=NEW SOUTH WALES, TAS=TASMANIA, VIC=VICTORIA, SA=SOUTH AUSTRALIA, NT=NORTHERN TERRITORY, QLD = QUEEN'S LAND

ACCOMMODATION
B.P. = backpacker's hostel, YHA = youth hostel

Coloured days on the list = Tour


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