“Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn't calculate his happiness...” - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
We are packing our travelling bags, again!
We had just completed washing our dirty laundry from our China Silk Road trip. And I still can’t believe that we are travelling again so soon. This time we have to pack our winter clothing as we‘ll be travelling to the land down under. It’s June and it’s winter there.
For hubby and I, this trip will be our fourth trip to Australia.
|(1999 - Gold Coast Trip)|
In 1999 we had a week's holiday in Gold Coast Surfers’ Paradise and Brisbane. We rented a car and took a trip to O’Reilly Rainforest Retreat in World Heritage Lamington National Park and Green Mountain.
|(2005 - Perth Trip)|
In 2005 we had a week's holiday in Perth and visited the Yanchep National Park, Nambung National Park and Valley of the Giant, among other attractions.
|(2009 - Port Campbell National Park)|
|(2009 - Otway Cape Lighthouse)|
In 2009 we went for a campervan road trip from Brisbane to Port Campbell passing through the major cities on the way but avoiding Melbourne because of the H1N1 outbreak. We spent 13 days in a campervan and travelled more than 6,000 km.
And this coming Saturday we are going for a family trip to Australia, staying 2 nights in Adina Central Apartment in Sydney and will be driving to the Blue Mountains. From Sydney, we’ll travel towards Melbourne in a 6-berth campervan, stopping for the night at Katoomba Park, Bateman’s Bay and Bairnsdale. In Melbourne, we’ll be staying for 3 nights in Stanton Apartment and will be spending a day in Mt. Buller Snow Resort and a full day travelling the winding coastal Great Ocean Road and visit some National Forest Parks and rocky beaches. If we have free time in Sydney and Melbourne, we’ll take the hop-on hop-off bus for a city tour and souvenir shopping.
I know it is quite a hectic and compact holiday itinerary but I am sure to enjoy this holiday with the company of our children and grand-children…
My Travel Reflections: Aussie Holiday.