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Trip 2005 - Vic, Tas, SA




Brown Brothers, Bright, GreatAlpine Rd - Victoria
After leaving Sydney we headed for Victoria (via Goulburn). One of Cheryl's
long held ambitions has been to visit the Brown Brothers winery. We achieved
that, then looked around Bright and then drove over the Victorian Alps
to the coast then onto Mornington.


At the Brown Bothers Winery


Tasting some exclusive cellar door wines at Brown Brothers

Our cabin at Bright


On the Great Alpine Road


Mornington -Victoria
At Mornington we stayed with Aunt Gloria and caught up with the
cousins, nieces and nephews.  We also did a few tourist trips around
the peninsula.


A historic house at Mornington

The house gardens


Stahan, Queenstown, Hobart - Tasmania
From Mornigton we drove to Melbourne and caught the Spirit of Tasmania
ferry (takes the car as well).  Once at Devonport in Tasmania we drove to Strahan
on the west coast and then through Queenstown to Hobart.  In Hobart we stayed
with Jill and Chris - they gave us a great look around.



The ferry leaving Melbourne at 9pm


The small town of Queenstown in Tasmania


The view from Jill and Chris's house


Checking out the markets in Hobart


The shot tower (where lead shot used to be made)


Climbing to the top of the tower


At the top of Mt Wellington - overlooking Hobart

With Jill at Mt Wellington


Port Arthur -Tasmania
No trip to Tasmania is complete without a visit to the ruins at Port
Arthur.  We looked around during the day and also did a"spooky"
night guided tour.


The old goal at Port Arthur


The old church ruin


Memorial pond at Port Arthur


Inside the old cafe (scene of the shootings in 1996)


The night time ghost tour

Inside the surgeon's workshop


Freycinet NP,Bicheno, Cradle Mountain - Tasmania
After Port Arthur we tracked up the East Coast visiting Freycinet National
Park (staying at Bicheno), and then travelled north to Low Head where we
stayed at the old Pilot Station (over 100 years old site) and saw the fairy
penguins come ashore at night.



A view of Freycinet National Park


The blowhole at Bicheno


The old Pilot Station at Low Head

Penguins marching at night through our legs


The one of the right is more stuffed than the other


Cradle Mountain- Tasmania
We travelled up the mountains to Cradle Mountain and spent a couple of
days looking around and dpoing some short walks.  It was cold and rainy
But the environment is beautiful.



Fog on the road to Cradle Mountain

On a walk at Cradle Mountain


Cheryl on the shores of the lake with Cradle Mountain thebackground


Part of a walk in the National Park


Our cabin at Cradle Mountain


Wallaby and Joey visiting our cabin

A possum visitor as well


Great Ocean Rd -Victoria
After Cradle Mountina it was time to catch the ferry back to the mainland.
We travelled down Victoria's Great Ocean Road on our way to South Australia.


The ferry leaving Devonport, Tasmania

Start of the Great Ocean Road


A view on the road

The Apostles on the Great Ocean Road


Clare Valley -South Australia
We had a couple of good days in the Clare Valley region of South Australia.
The region has a lot of history and a good few wineries.  We did a half
day organised tour done by one of the locals.


A cellar at a winery run by Jesuit priests


The Jesuits priests are buried in a crypt under their church


Historic Martindale Hall in the Clare Valley

Cheryl at Martindale with our guide


Back to WA
From Clare Valley we pretty much high tailed it back home - stopping
at Port Augusta and Ceduna in South Australia, then on the Nullabor
in Western Australia.



The jetty at Ceduna

The SA / WA border


The Great Australian Bight a the edge of the Nullabor Plain



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