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Seashell Cafe, Cervantes WA 6511, Australia – 28 August 2015 10:04

By on August 28, 2015 in Australia with 0 Comments
Seashell Cafe, Cervantes WA 6511, Australia – 28 August 2015 10:04

After my 3 hour drive north from Perth I stopped at the Seashell Cafe, Cervantes, WA 6511, Australia for coffee and carrot cake, and to have a look at the local beach before I headed off in search of Stromatolites. It was a nice leg stretch after a long drive. I had to keep reminding […]

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Driving North from Perth to the Pinnacles

By on August 28, 2015 in Australia with 0 Comments

Fantastic drive north towards the Pinnacles and the Stromatolites, once I got out of Perth! Seemed to take forever to get out of the city as the suburbs seem to go on for miles and miles. Once you do get out of the town you pass through mile upon mile of bush land, which at […]

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Next stop – Perth, Australia

By on August 27, 2015 in Australia, Malaysia with 0 Comments

My next stop after the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia, is Perth, Australia. Going to Perth as part of a ‘world-tour’ of SE Asia may seem odd, but as I was in the area I wanted to visit Australia to catch up with friends and to also visit the Pinnacles (which I have been trying to visit […]

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New Zealand Ski Trip: trip to date

By on September 2, 2007 in Australia
New Zealand Ski Trip: trip to date

So, the New Zealand Ski trip to date. The trip to date has gone very smoothly. Flight from the UK to Perth, Australia was uneventful.  The flight from Perth to Darwin was equally uneventful but also magnificent as it showed the size of Australia. The train journey from Darwin to Adelaide (the Ghan) was amazing as […]

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A big trip: Skiing in New Zealand and some trains – all booked

By on June 7, 2007 in Australia, New Zealand, Travel Tip, UK

The next big trip is all booked… The Plan: Fly from the UK to Australia and spend a few days staying with friends, and a week or so travelling around Australia. Fly from Australia to Queenstown, New Zealand to ski four local ski areas (Treble Cone, The Remarkables, Coronet and Cardrona). Fly from Queenstown to […]

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Summary – Falls Creek, Australia – what did I think?

By on September 21, 2005 in Australia with 0 Comments
Summary – Falls Creek, Australia – what did I think?

So, a summary for Falls Creek, Australia. What did I think of it? Well, I had four nights and three days skiing in Falls Creek, Victoria, Australia… The skiing was surprisingly good.  None of the trails were particularly challenging, in terms of gradient, although the weather conditions on the first day made things difficult. (The most […]

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Falls Creek, Australia – the drive out – an interesting journey

By on September 20, 2005 in Australia with 0 Comments
Falls Creek, Australia – the drive out – an interesting journey

The drive out from Falls Creek…. After three days of mixed skiing (some great conditions and some truly awful), we had to face the long drive back to Melbourne.  The first problem was getting back to, and finding the car.  As the weather had been warm, and with the help of the village snow-cat bus, the […]

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Day two – Falls Creek, Australia – better weather, but still not great

By on September 18, 2005 in Australia with 0 Comments
Day two – Falls Creek, Australia – better weather, but still not great

Despite yesterday’s high winds, the snow that fell gave a fairly good covering at Falls Creek. The village of Falls Creek was skiable.  All the roads in the village were covered, and it was possible to ski on (i.e. down from the hotel to the base station) and off (i.e. by selecting the correct trail) […]

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Day one – Skiing Falls Creek, Australia – what did I find?

By on September 17, 2005 in Australia with 0 Comments

Wow…  What a start at Falls Creek. The weather was awful.  Low cloud/fog, a howling gale and driving snow.  It was also very cold.  Not many lifts were open, and most of the mountain was closed. We bought our ski pass ($240 (Australia) for three days, no photo required) at the base lodge and grabbed […]

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Staying at the Koki Hotel, Falls Creek Ski Area, Australia

By on September 17, 2005 in Australia with 0 Comments
Staying at the Koki Hotel, Falls Creek Ski Area, Australia

We are staying in the Kiko Hotel, Falls Creek, Australia. It is a rather odd hotel.  Judging by the style, and the pictures on the walls, it was built in the 1970s.  The hotel is located in the top half of the village.  The hotel has a swimming pool and sauna, a boot/coat drying room […]

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