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Australia Photos, 2014

See also:

Australia: full slideshow, favourites slideshow

New Zealand: Photos, full slideshow, favourites slideshow

Australia and New Zealand: full slideshow, favourites slideshow

 

We went to Australia and New Zealand for a bit over three week in March and April 2014. This page shows the Australian photos. Also here's a slideshow of them all. For part 2 of the holiday in New Zealand, go here.

Favourites

These are my favourite few photos if you just want a quick peek, and here's a slideshow of just these.

 

Watching you, Melbourne

Yarra panorama, Melbourne

Hosier Lane, Melbourne

Hosier Lane, Melbourne

Federation Square area, Melbourne

Botanical gardens house, Melbourne

Remembrance inside, Melbourne

Remembrance to city, Melbourne

Surfers, Victoria

Roof at Otway cove, Victoria

Cape Otway lighthouse, Victoria

Wild koala, Victoria

Apostles, Victoria

Otway birds, Victoria

Three trees, Victoria

Farmstead, Victoria

Kangaroo and joey, Alice Springs

Uluru from air

Desert sunrise, Uluru

Pool, Uluru

Two trees, Uluru

Rounded shapes, Uluru

Tree sunburst, Uluru

Rock portal, Daintree

Eastern Brown snake, Kuranda

Rainforest stream below, Kuranda

Old car, Kuranda

Light on the trees, Kuranda

Stoney Creek falls detail, Kuranda

Lots of fish, Cairns

Coral, Cairns

Romantic view, Sydney

 

Sydney CBD curve

Opera detail, Sydney

Opera detail, Sydney

Opera and seaplane, Sydney

Jetsons house, Bondi

Volleyball on Bondi

Bondi dog mural

Cool dog

Under Pyrmont bridge, Darling Harbour

Evening light over bridge

Opera prom evening

Opera three sails at night

The ranger's wallaby

Bush Stone Curlew

Joey in the pouch

Tasmanian devil

Penguins

Red kangaroo triangle

Crocodile's lunch

Eleri and koala

Govett's Leap view

Leura garage restaurant

Three Maidens view

Lyre bird spreads its tail

Sunset under bridge to opera

Sydney CBD at night

Opera and CBD panorama

Bridge climbers

Sleeping codger

     

 

Friday 21 March 2014

A day of wandering the streets of Melbourne while getting over jet lag. Followed roughly a walking tour of the back alleys and arcades.

Free Circle Tram

Forum Theatre building

Federation Square

Federation Square

Flinders Street Station

Shop signs

Degraves Street

Block Arcade

Tea rooms in Block Arcade

Royal Arcade

Royal Arcade

Gog and Magog in Royal Arcade

Street artist (allowed in licensed areas)

Alley house

Street art

Street art

Alley caff

Watching you

Street art door

In the pipes

Manchester Unity

Rock in Fed Square

Federation Square

Count the sparrows

Melbourne CBD styled

Arts Centre

Looking down the Yarra

Yarra panorama

In St Paul's Cathedral

Melbourne Gallery

Selfie in Gallery

 

 

Saturday 22 March 2014

Another day for wandering central Melbourne and the botanical gardens.

Victoria Markets

Victoria Markets

Hosier Lane

Hosier Lane

Hosier Lane

Hosier Lane detail

Hosier Lane

Fire event

Cathedral arcade

North of Yarra panorama

Eureka tower

Melbourne south

Federation Square area

Melbourne CBD

Glass box in Eureka

Bobbly building

Bark texture

Botanical gardens house

Remembrance Shrine

Remembrance inside

Remembrance Column

Remembrance to city

Biplane

Collins and Swanson

 

Sunday 23 March 2014

Coach tour along the Great Ocean Road.

Great Ocean Road sign

Surfers

The surfer

Wild kangaroos

Distant kangaroo

Apollo Bay panorama

Koala's bum

Rainforest roots

Rainforest boardwalk

Eleri in rainforest

Tall tree

Tree stump

Rainforest ferns

Roof at Otway cove

Cape Otway lighthouse

Wild koala

Snakes at Apostle Rocks

Apostles

Apostles

Apostles

Apostle rocks panorama

Us at Apostles

Otway cove

Otway cove cave

Otway cliffs

Otway birds

Three trees

Farmstead

 

Monday 24 March 2014

Fly to Ayers Rock/Uluru via Alice Springs. Amazing dinner out in the desert with incredible dark skies.

Alice Springs

Anzac hill

Alice Springs

Alice Springs panorama

Kangaroo sign

Kangaroo and joey

School of the Air

Flying doctors

Helicopter tour

Uluru horizon profile

Uluru panorama

Uluru from air

Uluru detail

Kata Tjuta

Ice cream puzzle

Boid

Uluru evening

Uluru evening

Aboriginal dance

Desert dinner

Desert dinner

Southern stars

   

 

 

Tuesday 25 March 2014

Breakfast in the desert. Tour around Uluru. Then off to Cairns!

Desert breakfast

Bush sunrise

Desert sunrise

Kata Tjuta sunrise

Us at the breakfast

Desert sticks

Uluru vignette

Guide explains the lore

Bush tucker

Desert and tree

Driving off-road

Dingo

Uluru

Uluru climb chain

Uluru erosion

Two trees

One tree

Rock diagonal

Rounded shapes

Triangular space

Gentle curve

Heart set

Heart

Pool

Pool portrait

Pool detail

Cave paintings

Tree sunburst

Face in the rock

     

 

 

Wednesday 26 March 2014

Cairns. Tour up to Daintree rainforest.

Queensland house

Smoke cleansing ritual

Aboriginal bender

Dense rainforest

Rainforest noose

Overgrown rock

Forest stream, dark

Forest stream, light

Aboriginal face paint

Rock portal

Sugar cane plantation

Bent tree

Boob island

Parrot on palm

   

 

Thursday 27 March 2014

Up to Kuranda on gondolas, flying above the rainforest. Back later via scenic railway.

Crossing a creek

Up on the skyrail gondolas

Trees up a cliff

Eastern Brown snake

Golden Globe spider

Endless gondola

Above fern trees

Rainforest stream below

Gondolas into distance

Above trees

Above trees

Scenic railway across valley

Kuranda painted house

Kuranda main street

Old car

Selling opals

Kuranda valley waterfall

Light on the trees

Stoney Creek bridge

Stoney Creek falls

Stoney Creek falls detail

Tin roofs

Fruit bats in Cairns

 

 

Friday 28 March 2014

Diving on the Great Barrier Reef!

Three fishermen

The diver prepares

Coral

Lots of fish

From coral to surface

Shoal of fish

Big fish

Where's all the fish gone?

Dining divers

Coral

Coral

Underwater selfie

 

Saturday 29 March 2014

Fly to Sydney. Quick shifty to Circular Quay.

Painted rhinos all around town

Opera house evening

   

 

Sunday 30 March 2014

Tour of Sydney. Opera house. Bondi beach. Rocks market. Paddy's market. Darling harbour. Circular quay.

Opera and bridge panorama

Opera and bit of bridge

Romantic view

Us in Sydney

Sydney CBD curve

Posh apartments

Cafe de Wheels, Woolloomooloo

White trees

Victoria and the tower

Trompe l'oeil

Under the harbour bridge

Bridge and ferry

Opera detail

Sunburst over opera

Opera detail

Opera detail

Opera detail

Opera foyer

Opera detail

Opera detail

Opera detail

Opera and seaplane

Opera and seaplane

Opera detail

Opera detail

Opera detail

Opera detail

Opera detail

Opera detail

Opera detail

Harbour headland

Bondi lighthouse

Jetsons house

Bondi life savers

Bondi beach

Volleyball on Bondi

Bondi dog mural

Bondi lifeguard station

Didgeridoo busker

Rocks market

Rocks market

Rocks cafe stack

Paddy's market

Golden wattle (of course)

Chinatown

Cool dog

Ibis

Darling harbour

Demolition site

Darling harbour panorama

Under Pyrmont bridge, Darling Harbour

Busy opera front

Evening light over bridge

Opera prom evening

Opera three sails at night

Opera detail at night

 

Monday 31 March 2014

Featherdale wildlife park. Govett's Leap. Blue Mountains. Jamison valley. Circular Quay and opera.

On Sydney harbour bridge

The ranger's wallaby

Kookaburra

Eleri and the snake

Sleeping koala

Eleri and the owl

Wallabies eating

Joey in the pouch

Washing joey

Penguins

Crocodile's lunch

Stork

Tasmanian devil

Bird

Eleri and koala

Koala eating

Busy koala

Three wallabies

Wallaby triangle

Govett's Leap view

Govett's Leap falls

Govett's Leap falls

Govett's Leap detail

Govett's Leap distance

Leura garage restaurant

Monks on holiday

Blue Mountains

Three Maidens view

Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains distance

Three Maidens profile

Jamison Valley boardwalk

Tree avalanche

Lyre bird spreads its tail

Long drop falls

River cat

Posh house on harbour

Over the top

Sunset under bridge to opera

Sunset light on opera

Photographer on quay

Opera detail

Opera detail

Opera detail

Opera detail

Opera detail

Opera detail

Sydney CBD at night

 

 

Tuesday 01 April 2014

Opal talk. Boat tour around harbour. Ferry over to Manly.

Big opal

Opera and CBD panorama

The end of the opera

Military docks

Harbourside apartments

Harbourside houses

Sydney harbour wide panorama

Watson's Bay

HMAS Sydney

Governor and PM residences

Bridge climbers

Under harbour bridge

Darling harbour detail

Sailing ship and curvy building

Opera under bridge

Three sails

Manly municipal building

Manly shop signs

Manly beach flags

Manly beach flags

Manly street from prom

Eleri on Manly prom

Inside and outside

Dudes

Manly mural

Manly cafe

Graffitti eyes

Sleeping codger

Through the window

The Rocks and bridge

   

 

 

Continue the holiday in New Zealand.

 

 

 

 

 

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