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Dec 22, 2006 - Barrington

Our last stop on the tour of the east coast before Sydney was a place inland called Barrington. We stayed at this little farm place and the scenery was so nice! After our surf lesson in the morning, we drove about 5 or 6 hours to Barrington, then we went on a bushwalk to see the old gold mines, and then I went night white water kayaking!! It was so much fun. We went down the river at about 10:30 at night with our single kayaks and a headlamp. You're supposed to go down single file but no one does so it ends being a little like bumper boats...

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Sep 22, 2006 - Hunter Valley

Sadly, our time in Sydney has ended. Sydney has definitely been one of the highlights of our trip. We could easily have spent several weeks in Sydney and not run out of interesting things to see. We only have a week left in our trip and we need to make our way back north to Brisbane which is 940 kilometres away for our flight home. Our plan is to spend parts of the next four days driving north before spending our final three days relaxing on the Gold Coast just outside of Brisbane before flying home. The drive out of Sydney is as impressive...

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Jul 18, 2006 - Sydney to Barrington

I left Sydney at about 7:00am. The bus was late picking me up and after the bus was 15 minutes late I was getting worried that I had not properly informed ATA (Australia Adventure Tours/OZ Experience) where I was staying. I did get picked up eventually and we drove for about 4 hours up to a small town called Barrington that was once a gold mining area. On the was we drove mostly on the large highways, which is nothing like travelling in New Zealand. You don't see as much scenery on these highways and there are no short stops for walks. On...

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May 18, 2006 - Sydney - Barrington

Start of Oz Experience. Up at 5am. Colin watched a bit of the Champions League final before we left the hostel. Had to walk about 10min to meet the bus, which left at 6.40am - far too early!!! The Oz Exp buses are literally buses and not coaches, so they are cramped and uncomfortable. Nobody seemed able to go back to sleep. We were heading inland and our first stop was in a town called Gloucester, where we picked up some alcohol. We then carried on to Barrington and out to a remote lodge (if you can call it that!) in a valley. It was...

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Jan 6, 2006 - OZ - Reunited and back to Newcastle

Luna's Log: After almost 9 days of being apart (our longest ever!), it was sweet to be reunited. Jonas made the 3-4 drive from Newcastle to Sydney, gathered me up from the airport, and we headed right back to Newcastle. It poured and poured...a WELCOME respite from the past week inland!

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Aug 4, 2005 - Port Stephens (via lakes and Seal Rocks)

The following day was spent largely travelling, although we did opt for the scenic route, travelling through the great lakes. Stopped briefly and went for a walk at Seal Rocks, a well known accident black-spot for sea faring traffic and beautiful to-boot. Arrived in our destination of Port Stephens just in time for Chris to try to catch some supper and witness a spectacular sun-set (check the photo's). The following day was spent in the van exploring the massive port area (lots of connected towns on an inlet, rather like Sydney) and on...

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Jun 19, 2005 - Newcastle

Up at 6 and hit the road to Newcastle, however there are no jordies at this one and Dudley is just round the corner! Newcastle is really nice, undiscovered by tourists but good all the same! 8.5 hour drive, met Nick and Kate who Richard met in a hostel in Berlin a few years ago and got ready for a night out. Had a really good night and wish we could have stayed longer but not long left in Aus now... Serious hangovers so watched a dvd and back to bed, lunch by the beach then down to Sydney... Photos to follow....

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