"Australia - a country of big contrasts..." Australia by gabyne

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Australia - such a big country (or better: continent) with such big contrasts....

You can find almost everything here - from desert to tropical rainforest, from snowy mountains to sandy beaches and from big cities to small villages out of another century.

So far, I've only seen a small part of it: Western Australia from Perth to Exmouth, Barrier Reef and Sydney. But this way, there's much left for the next few visits... ;-)

For nature lovers, Australia is like "El Dorado": there's so much to see!

In 4 weeks, we saw (in the wild):

grey and red kangaroos, black footed wallabies, nailtail wallaby, ringtail and brushtail possum, common wallaroo, long-footed potoroo, tons of flying foxes, galahs, ibis and little corellas (very noisy!), shinglebacks, pelicans, wild horses, pigs, foxes, dugong, humpback whale, dolphins, emus, magpies and magpie geese, black swans, herons and egrets, birds of prey (esp. sea eagles and ospreys), bush stone-curlew, crested pigeons, rainbow lorikeets, water dragons, geckos, Gould's goanna, short-beaked echidna, turtles and some more I can't remember anymore... Isn't that great?

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:there's so much to see; beautiful nature and pulsating cities
  • Cons:so far away from Europe
  • In a nutshell:Australia - dreamtime...
  • Last visit to Australia: Dec 2004
  • Intro Updated Apr 13, 2005
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  • adventerrtravel22's Profile Photo
    Oct 28, 2004 at 2:55 PM

    Great underwater shots. I'm going to get my diving certification next year and start taking trips to see some awesome underwater treasures. GBR and Carribean are two top spots on my list. Happy B'day by the way.

  • VincentJJ's Profile Photo
    Oct 28, 2004 at 3:41 AM

    Still have to go this this GrBarRif place!

  • kiwi's Profile Photo
    Apr 12, 2004 at 4:19 AM

    Gorgeous photos Gaby!! Hope you write more and show us more. Australia and it's diving are so interesting. hugs, Pam.


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