Frigid returns to Australia - November 2006

I enjoyed Australia so much last year I decided to revisit with Alice and Justin and spend some time with them and their mate Trev. Here's what we got up to...

Road trip from Perth

Our first stop was Perth
Perth bell tower Perth tram ride kangaroo sculpture kangaroo sculpture close up

A beach we stopped at
palm tree palm tree close up

Shell beach - there's no sand here, it's all made of tiny, tiny shells
shell beach

Lookout to nothing
lookout to nothing more nothing

hawks head lookout at kalbarri kalbarri coastal gorge coastal gorge another coastal gorge kalbarri again

A tree I saw along the way
sideways tree

The Pinnacles - strange rocks that poke up through the sand in the desert. Good places for penguins to hide!
pinnacles 1 pinnacles 2 pinnacles 3 pinnacles 4 pinnacles 5 pinnacles 6

Journey to the centre of Australia

I think I am the first penguin ever to visit the centre of Australia. It was a bit hot, but I did enjoy it. I visited Kata Tjuta and Uluru then we journeyed to Alice Springs via Kings Canyon, then caught a plane to Melbourne.

Kata Tjuta Uluru Kings Canyon


In Melbourne we all met up with Trev who was nice enough to take us on a road trip in his trusty car. We walked among the tree tops, gazed at waterfalls, went to say hello to the twelve apostles, admired the balconies, went on a walk with no view that went on for HOURS, met some wildlife, found out about Ned Kelly in Glenrowan - a town obsessed with the famous bush ranger, rode Puffing Billy, and probably did many more things a tired penguin can't remember. I do remember that I loved it all though - thanks Trev!

tree top walk tree top walk again another view from the tree top walk waterfall sunset at the twelve apostles our trusty ride the balconies A grass tree Absolutely no view at all - best have a cuppa wombat koala Ned Kelly - he's tall Puffing Billy Melbourne city centre


Sydney was a good opportunity to re-acquaint myself with some sites I visited in 2005 and also to meet a few penguin friends on a trip up to the Blue Mountains
sydney opera house sydney opera house again opera house but a bit closer meeting up with the fairy penguins blue mountains

Hamilton Island

I didn't take many photos on Hamilton Island - too busy relaxing
hotel looking out to sea another sea view - you can see the resort

Cairns and Port Douglas

I did something pretty exciting here - I went on a balloon flight. Brilliant! I also went up to Kuranda (a rain forest village) on the train and then came back down in a cable car. There are some stops where you can get out and stretch your flippers on the way.

balloon 1 balloon 2 train up to kuranda cable car stretching my flippers stopping off to admire the scenery

Justin and Alice's trip journal
Healesville Sanctuary - Melbourne an excellent zoo
Tjapuki - an Aboriginal centre that's actually run by the Aboriginal people. Very interesting.
2Fish - my favourite Port Douglas restaurant
Ballooning - the people we did our balloon trip with
The Rainforest Habitat - Port Douglas another excellent zoo

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