Posts Tagged "Australia"

Fremantle, Australia

On February 22, 2015, we took the shuttle to the town hall in Fremantle, where we went to the Fremantle Market. The market was divided into 2 sections, one a dry goods market and the other was a food market. We then hopped on the tourist trolley to see the rest of the town. The first stop was at the railway station where we got off the train from Perth yesterday. Here we had a view of the Maritime Museum. We then saw several victorian stone buildings, many of which, including the prison, were built by the original convicts as this town was primarily started as a penal colony. We wound up at...

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Perth, Australia

We continued sailing north along the West coast of Australia and docked in Fremantle on February 21, 2015. The port of Fremantle is the gateway to Perth which is 14 miles up the Swan River. We bought a combo ticket which included the Captain Cook Cruise up the river to Perth, the Hop on Hop off bus in Perth and the Fremantle Trolley which we used the following day. The Swan River was wide and meandering with many houses and resorts along its shores. As we got closer to Perth the skyline and the famous Swan Bells came into view. After arriving in Perth we had a sandwich of spinach, cheese,...

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Albany, Australia

The 19th of February 2015, found us in Albany, Australia, the oldest settled city in western Australia. The city has one main street, York Street, which gently ascends from Princess Royal Harbor. Along the street are many 19th century buildings, such as the town hall, Scots Unitarian Church and the Backpackers Hotel. Other interesting buildings included The  Old Gaol (Jail) and the old post office. The sail out of the port through Princess Royal Harbor sports very picturesque views. The thumbnail pictures below represent this stop on our trip. Click on any of them to see actual picture....

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Adelaide, Australia

On our second day we went into the city of Adelaide. To get into the center of town we took the metro train into town. The trip is about 45 minutes long. Once in town, we went to the Rundle Mall, a pedestrian promenade with shops and interesting buildings on each side.  The cornerstone building of the mall is called the Beehive. There are also many other old Victorian buildings scattered throughout the mall. Along the promenade there were street vendors and performers. The Adelaide Arcade building was built in 1885 and has been beautifully restored and now houses over 100 specialty retail...

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Barossa Valley, Australia

We docked on February 15, 2015 at our third stop in Australia, the city of Adelaide. We will be here overnight, so today we ventured out into the Barossa Valley, an area known for its vineyards and wineries, about 30 miles north east of Adelaide. Once in the valley most of the land was covered in grape vines. Our first stop of the day was the Langmeil Winery in the town of Tanunda. Some of the original iron stone buildings were on the property. Although the primary grape of the area is Shiraz other types of wine are also produced. For lunch we went to Peter Lehmann Winery where we had a...

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