Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Aussie Sights (2 of 3)

Do you know that Australia has a land mass bigger than that of Europe?

Without further ado, here's a pictorial summary of my adventure on the eastern coast of Australia.


BISBANE

Story Bridge by Day & Night (it is the only 3rd licensed bridge climb experience in the world)

A booth selling insect eating plants at a Sunday Market along the Brisbane River



Former Treasury Building which now houses a 24-hour casino



Shrine of Remembrance is a cenotaph where an eternal flame burns in the center to commemorate Australian soldiers who perished in WWI



St. John's Cathedral



City Hall where tourists can take the lift to the lofty clock tower for a magnificent view of the city



The greens along the way



COFFS HARBOUR

Jetty with trawlers after a day's catch

Surfers @ Park Beach

Soft sand @ Park Beach

A nice church

Interesting sight at a river with millions of tiny sand balls - who's behind all these?

LOWER HUNTER VALLEY

Wine yards

Unharvested dried grapes

Beautiful white rose in the Hunter Valley Village

Wine barrel

Crying Room in the chapel at Hunter Valley Village

Ellie, the beautiful and friendly labrador at Grange Hermitage

PORT MACQUARIE

Easter service on a Satuday. I was an hour early but by 6pm, all the benches were occupied and the late-comers had to stand at the back of the church



Easter Sunday Market

The famous breakwall which is also known as the People's Gallery. The rocks at the breakwall were painted by visitors for the past 10 years!

Sails on the glistering ocean


View of the ocean from the lighthouse

The little lighthouse

My sun burnt feet


GOLD COAST


Curtis Falls @ Tamborine National Park

View of the Great Dividing Range

Coffee Beans @ a coffee plantation

Flowers on a coffee tree

Great view of the Gold Coast

Dusk at Burleigh Heads


Thunderstorm approaching Burleigh Heads

Sufers Paradise beach

Night scene @ Surfers Paradise


Sesame Street @ Sea World

Elmo!


The crowd @ Sea World


All Star parade @ Warner Bros Movie World

Wild Wild West @ Warner Bros Movie World - I was on the ride!

Superman roller coaster ride @ Warner Bros Movie World - my heart almost jumped out of my mouth with the 4.5G and -1.0G force!


SUNSHINE COAST


Autographs, banners and pictures to commemorate the passing of Conservationist Steve Irwin at the Australian Zoo

1 comment:

jj said...

WOW! Great pictures - thanks for sharing. I've always been fascinated with Australia and really enjoyed your post.