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Welcome to my personal Australia travel web site. My mission for this site is to provide useful information about travel to "the land down under". Including, pictures, videos, stories, tourist information, links that are helpful, and travel tips. Also, to further exchange ideas, information, and relationships about the United States and Australia. If you like to travel to Australia, or have never been and just want to learn more about Australia, my site will be useful to you.

Over the years since 1989, I have been to Australia 10 times. The most recent trip was completed in July, 2010. (Above: That's me in front of the Sydney Opera House in June, 2010. Also above, new pictures I shot of the Opera House and Ayers Rock.) Click here for the 2010 trip pictures.

I have decided to put my knowledge to good use and to share it with others on this web site. Please email me with your comments and suggestions. A little help goes a long way. Please sign my guestbook. You can also send me feedback without using email. Just fill out this form.

Please email me your stories and pictures for publication on my web site. Use the contact page. I would like to hear from you!!

To buy the Australian DVDs of the McLeod's Daughters TV show click here. In order to view the Australian DVDs, you must have a region free DVD player that also converts the Australian PAL standard to the USA NTSC standard for viewing on your TV.  (Australia is region 4, the USA is region 1.) DVD players that will do this can be found on the web. The DVDs are also on the USA market but are now hard to find. Stock is limited as the USA DVD's are no longer produced. These are Region 1, NTSC. No special player is needed. To order the USA DVDs, you can click here to go to the Amazon McLeod's Daughters order page. Also, you can check Ebay. If you are a fan of the show like I am (and a lot of others) the DVDs are well worth having in your collection. Check out my 2006 trip pictures page for the McLeod's Daughters pictures I shot while on the set.

If you plan to take a plane flight, you will want to checkout an excellent article from International Travel News magazine. Click the PDF link further down this page.

Visit our Forum. Feel free to post your comments, threads (topics), or replies. Click the orange button on this page.

I uploaded a camcorder video on YouTube . Check it out on this page. Enjoy the video and feel free to subscribe to my videos on YouTube . My user name is "TravelingOz". Not sure if there will be others though as I only have one.

At this point in time, I have no set plans to return to Australia. 27 years of doing it may be enough! I am getting older now and I don't get around like I used to. There is also travel expense and travel partners to consider. I have traveled with several over the years! But, you never know, things might change. I will always consider Australia the best travel destination in the world.

Keep checking back as things are always updated on the fly. I will try to keep this site updated as best as I can. Enjoy!

 

 

 

Sydney

The video below is Bindi Irwin's tribute to her father. A must see.

 

 

Below is a video I recorded of The Bushwackers at the 2006 Australian Festival.

I uploaded it to YouTube for ease of playing on my website.

 

Below is the classic Australia Tourism Video.

 

Below is the new Australia Tourism Video.

 

Below is the first part of Julia Gillard's speech to Congress. March 9, 2011.

 

Click the video below for shots of the Sydney Skyline. The best I have ever seen.

 

Click the video below for great pictures around Sydney.

 

 

 

The Queen Mary 2 enters Sydney Harbor. Tuesday, February 22, 2011.

 

Click on the EarthCam banner below for a live webcam of Sydney.

 

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If you plan on taking a plane flight, (Especially a long one to Australia.) checkout this great article from the July, 2007 issue of International Travel News Magazine. Used with the permission of, and credit given to International Travel News (ITN) copyright 2007. The Discerning Traveler, July, 2007. (PDF) This will open a new window using Adobe Reader.

The December, 2008 issue of Travel and Leisure has a great article on 'Driving in New South Wales". To read it, click here.

The December, 2009 issue of Travel and Leisure has a great article on "The Ultimate Australian Wine Tour". To read it, click here.

 

 

Click here for live news headlines from "The Sydney Morning Herald" and "The Age" newspapers.

 

 Click the links below to play Australian music!

 Nomad    Mountain Walk East    Bunna Jumma    Waltzing Matilda         Having trouble with the music? Click here.

Current Sydney time.        Weather Watch Live Radar.       

Coastal Watch - Live streaming web cams on the Australian coast.    CitySearch Australia

  Live ABC Newsradio Stream    ABC Newsradio Program Guide    Radio New Zealand Live Stream

Video from ABC News Australia. Click the banner at the left for streaming video including the current news.

 

Here are quick links to the Embassy of the U.S. Canberra and the Australian Embassy Washington DC for those that need travel or other information.   

        Australian Internet Cafes from Gnomon Publishing

               

 

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Click here to read this great article that appeared in the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

 

Click here to learn more about the Australian Dollar.

 

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