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Apr 27, 2007 - Back the road!

Well arrived in Sydney at 7am Friday morning, and basically decided I would check out Manly in the North as never made it on my first visit. The morning boat trip across from sydney harbour was great, arrived in Manly Wharf and just went for a wonder to find a hostel, eventually found one, Manly backpackers, and well compared to what I have experienced so far on my travels I can only describe it as a sh*thole !! That said I can't complain, I guess it's always good to experience these kind of places as it makes you appreciate things when...

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Murray's On Tour !!

Jan 24, 2007 - Sydney

No time to write, just to update the maps. More to follow But a huge thanks to Tweeds, Patrick and Sarah for taking out the time to meet us for dinner, and huge huge thanks to Tweeds for paying for us all. What an unexpected surprise, clearly being paid too much at MacQuarie Bank. Patrick says its definitely a first, and most likely a last, so Fuzz and I feel truly privileged that we could be there to share in such a unique experience. Rumour has it that Tweeds worked the next 2 weekends to pay off the dinner bill. What a guy. Thanks chaps...

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Fuzz & Phil Run Away

Jan 10, 2007 - Tipple, Traffic and Australian Icons

Welcome to Sydney, The Harbour Bridge, The Opera House, Bondai Beach and one-way traffic systems!!!! Having covered over 1300 Kilometres on our journey south on relatively quiet roads, Sydney came as a shock with its confusing streets. We spent over an hour trying to locate our hotel, it was supposed to be the Rydges Jamison (formerly the Le Meridan)...........we rang the hotel and learned it had undergone another name change to the Amora Hotel...........we'd already passed this a couple of times!! Anyway having finally booked in and...

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Jun 30, 2006 - First stop - Wine Country

It didn't take long to realize that the best way to travel Australia is in a camper van. After doing some research, we decided our route would be to drive along the eastern coast from Sydney to Cairnes (pronounced Cans) which, based on our calculations, we would need at least three weeks to do. We picked up our new home in the southern suburbs of Sydney and miraculously made our way through the city without any blunders. I don't think miraculously is a stretch considering we haven't driven much at all in 8 months, the camper van is not a...

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Jul 18, 2005 - Hunter Valley and more...

On the way back from Wee Waa, we stopped over for a day in the Hunter Valley, aka wine country. Being "winter" it was pretty quite, but we toured a few wineries including Tyrrell's which is one of the oldest wineries in the region. The area was quite beautiful, and we also visited a place called "The Gardens"... which is exactly that... lots of gardens. A nice spot too. Been back in Sydney for a few days, and did a great walk along the cliffs at Watson's Bay, then down to the beach for some fish and chips. Ah, life is good. Off to...

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Mar 8, 2004 - The Valley of the Hunter (Day 1)

After driving up to the Lower Hunter Valley we were in need of refreshment. We found a motel to kip the night in Cessnock (complete with much needed swimming pool - temperature 35 degrees) and then headed off for our first appointment with Sarah's old workplace at Lindemans cellar door. They still grow grapes here but all production has moved further afield. We were given a quick tour of the wine making museum and buildings and then got stuck into some tasting. This was great fun and was quickly followed by a visit to Brokenwood cellar door...

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Jan 14, 2004 - Maitland - Hunter Valley

Maitland is a small town in the Hunter Valley wine region of New South Wales. It's about a 2 hour train ride North of Sydney. We stayed at a backpackers in town which was newly opened by a young couple who'd bought a dodgy old pub and turned it into a restaurant with backpacker accommodation out the back. It was OK for what we wanted and as we had a room to ourselves we were pretty happy. There are about 18 wineries located within a few mile radius and during holiday and peak times the place is packed with visitors doing the wine trail. ...

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