Australia
New South Wales, Victoria, ACT

Oct/Nov 1994

In 1994 we made our first trip to Australia, focusing on the southeast, specifically New South Wales (Sydney, Blue Mountains), Victoria (Melbourne), and the Australian Capital Territory, or ACT.

This trip resulted in some longlasting memories.  Sydney was beautiful, and the view of the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge at sunset were unforgettable.   Staying in a cabin in the Blue Mountains was notable for the bird life (especially the currowongs who helpfully tapped at the kitchen window so we'd come outside and feed them).  Melbourne we'll always remember for the driving feature, "right turn from left lane only".  Canberra...a city of curving streets (crescents) and the not-to-be-missed War Museum.  The Great Ocean Road, which we wanted to rename the "Grey Fantail Road of Death".  And on and on...

The photographic record of this trip is sadly very limited...but our trip journal is linked below with a few photos of dubious quality :-) embedded within.

Liza's trip journal (pdf)