S: Honeymoon Down Under Australia 2010
BC: DEPARTED | AUSTRALIA | 24 NOV 2010
FC: Australia 2010 | Honeymoon
1: AUSTRALIA | AUSTRALIA | ARRIVED 21 DEC 2011 | officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country in the Southern Hemisphere comprising the mainland of the Australian continent as well as the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area. | November 13th, 2010 | David's 1st International Flight | First view of Australia | AUSTRALIA | ARRIVED 16 NOV 2010
2: Together we start our journey of marriage in a place we have dreamed of ever since we were children... a place where kangaroos roam, where we will get to hold the cutest bears in the world and a place where the ocean is full of amazing world renowned reefs and sea life. Australia Here We Come! | ("For Hire" = For rent)
4: Geelong | Port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia, 75 kilometers (47 mil) south-west of the state capital, Melborne
7: Township in Victoria, Australia which faces Bass Straight, 21 km south of Geelong, and is the primary gateway and official start of the Great Ocean Road. | Torquay
8: ANGLESEA Town in Victoria, Australia. It is located on the Great Ocean Road in the Surf Coast Shire.
9: Anglesea, our home for the week!
10: Our trip has been amazing!! The locals are as warm and nice as expected, and the views are more magnificent than ever imagined! We hope to visit all of the places on our list, and maybe even get to encounter some wild kangaroos and koalas! We love it so much here it is going to be hard to leave, but the fun isn't over yet.... This will truly be the honeymoon of a lifetime!!
11: AIREYS INLET Our first stop on the Great Ocean Road. It is a small coastal inlet and town located on the Great Ocean Road, southwest of Melbourne. The towns main attraction, the Split Point Lighthouse overlooks the inlet. The lighthouse has made Aireys Inlet an icon along the Great Ocean Road.
13: EAGLE ROCK MARINE SANCTUARY At the base of the Split Point Lighthouse, the 17 hectare Eagle Rock Marine Sanctuary is home to a huge variety of marine life.
14: Australian National Heritage listed 243km(151 mi) stretch of road along the south-eastern coast (Shipwreck Coast) of Australia between the Victorian cities of Torquay and Warrnambool. The road was built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932, and is the world's largest war memorial; dedicated to casualties of World War I.
16: LORNE seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. It is situated about the Erskine River, and home to the Erskine Water Fall. | LORNE
17: Lorne was one of our favorite towns to visit! The atmosphere was so laid back and relaxing. Andrew's Chicken Joint was one of our favorite places to eat there, where David was amused with the pre-bottled Jim Beam & Cola. From the long pier, waterfalls, and sandy beaches, this town is awesome!
19: CAPE OTWAY cape in south Victoria, on the Great Ocean Road; much of the area is enclosed in the Otway National Park APOLLO BAY a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, situated on the eastern side of Cape Otway, along the edge of the Barham River and on the Great Ocean Road, in the Colac Otway Shire. LAVERS HILL A town situated half way between Apollo Bay and Port Campbell
21: Twelve Apostles | Seahorse Island | Loch Ard Gorge | Bakers Oven
22: "London Arch" (Former London Bridge) | Elephant Rock | The Arch | Blow Hole
25: MELBOURNE | the capital and most populous city in the state o Victoria
26: MELBOURNE AQUARIUM
30: Feeding time at the Melbourne Aquarium!
32: Little Penguins The Little Penguin (Eudyptula minor) is the smallest species of penguin. The penguin, which usually grows to an average of 33 cm (13 in) in height and 43 cm (17 in) in length (though specific measurements vary by subspecies), is found on the coastlines of southern Australia and New Zealand. In Australia, they are also referred to as Fairy Penguins because of their tiny size | PHILLIP ISLAND PENGUIN PARADE
33: These were the cutest little creatures we have ever seen! Such an amazing experience to watch them parade out of the ocean!
34: the most populous city in Australia and the state capital of New South Wales. It is located on Australia's south-east coast of the Tasman Sea | One of the best meals we had in Australia! : I'M ANGUS PLATTER FOR TWO Everything from the land to the sea-Mini filet mignons, chargrilled kangaroo, chorizo sausages, lamb cutlets, butterflied giant king prawns, freshly shucked Sydney rock oysters, baby calamari and fried catch of the day. | SYDNEY - DARLING HARBOUR
35: Sydney Weekend Trip 11/19/10-11/21/10
46: THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE is a multi-venue performing arts center in the Australian city of Sydney. It was conceived and largely built by Danish architect Jrn Utzon, finally opening in 1973 after a long gestation starting with his competition-winning design in 1957.
49: Sydney | THE SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE is one of the most recognizable symbols of Australia. The Bridge provides a frame for one of the most beautiful harbors in the world and holds a special place in the city's heart. The Sydney Harbor Bridge has connected the Sydney CBD with the North Shore of the harbor since it opened in 1932. It is the worlds largest (but not longest) steel-arch Bridge. It was beaten in length, by New York’s Bayonne Bridge, which is 25 feet longer and opened just four months earlier. On major celebrations in Sydney history, like New Year’s Eve or the announcement of the Sydney Olympic Games, the Bridge has always been the focal point.
50: from SYDNEY to MANLY Manly is a suburb of Sydney, named by Capt. Arthur Phillip for the indigenous people living there, "their confidence and manly behaviour made me give the name of Manly Cove to this place". These men were of the Kay-ye-my clan (of the Guringai people)
52: SYDNEY AQUARIUM contains a large variety of Australian aquatic life, displaying more than 650 species comprising more than 6,000 individual fish and other sea and water creatures from most of Australia's water habitats.
58: SYDNEY TOWER | is Sydney's tallest free-standing structure, and the second tallest in Australia (with the Q1 building on the Gold Coast being the tallest). It is also the second tallest observation tower in the Southern Hemisphere (after Auckland's Sky Tower, though Sydney Tower Eye's main observation deck is almost 50 m (164 ft) higher than that of Auckland's Sky Tower). The Sydney Tower is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers.
61: We got to see a lot of Kangaroos at the Anglesea golf club, and even got video of two Kangaroos "boxing"! The fog was so mystifying along the cliffsas we drove the Great Ocean Road.
68: Farewell Australia... until next time....