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Location: Sydney

Day 1 - 15 Sep 2019

Sydney Airport

Sydney, Sydney Airport
Sydney, Sydney Airport
Sydney, Sydney Airport

Content: Took Air New Zealand from home city Los Angeles to Sydney via Auckland. Probably the best airport i have been to. The service is fast, the workers are kind, and they shut late at night so planes don't fly over and wake people up. It is a great place and the concierge lounges are also the best in the world.

Park Hyatt Sydney

Sydney, Park Hyatt Sydney
Sydney, Park Hyatt Sydney
Sydney, Park Hyatt Sydney

Content: If you are looking for a luxury hotel experience you can’t go wrong with this 5 star hotel. It is centrally located in The Rocks area and some rooms have spectacular views of the Opera House.

Royal Botanic Gardens

Sydney, Royal Botanic Gardens
Sydney, Royal Botanic Gardens
Sydney, Royal Botanic Gardens
Sydney, Royal Botanic Gardens

Content: The atmosphere is peaceful and relaxing. There are numerous huge old trees that are stunning. There are a lot of benches to sit on along the way. I loved the spot where they had all the white birds sitting calmly, awesome moments.

Sydney Opera House

Sydney, Sydney Opera House
Sydney, Sydney Opera House
Sydney, Sydney Opera House
Sydney, Sydney Opera House
Sydney, Sydney Opera House

Content: The architecture is amazing. One of the most amazing theater house I've been to. Very nice place to spent time watching musical, opera, and art shows. A must visit place in Sydney. Highly recommended. Make sure to stop by the Opera Bar located at the base level of the Opera House for a meal or drink while enjoying the great views.

Ferry to Manly

Sydney, Ferry to Manly
Sydney, Ferry to Manly
Sydney, Ferry to Manly

Content: Great way to view the city, Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge from the other side and it is clear. Our trip was 30 minutes each way.

The Dinning Room

Sydney, The Dinning Room
Sydney, The Dinning Room

Content: One of the best restaurant of Park Hyatt. Their waterfront restaurant is a picturesque dining destination that is reminiscent of an elegant harbourside home. No matter where you are seated, you will enjoy uninterrupted views of the Sydney Opera House and harbour. Excellent food and service.

Location: Sydney

Day 2 - 16 Sep 2019

Boondi Beach

Sydney, Boondi Beach
Sydney, Boondi Beach
Sydney, Boondi Beach
Sydney, Boondi Beach

Content: Awesome experience going to the Bondi beach. What i really like about the beach is the longish walk along both the sides. It's rocky and one has to careful but the walk is worth it. You get to see some amazing views of the picturesque landscape.

Hyde Park Barracks

Sydney, Hyde Park Barracks
Sydney, Hyde Park Barracks
Sydney, Hyde Park Barracks
Sydney, Hyde Park Barracks

Content: This is a very interesting historical landmark that tells the story of Sydney's first immigrants, administrators, and conflicts with the native people. The accompanying audio is well thought out and I enjoyed the content. It is location sensitive and has a few issues but I think they will iron those out in time. Regardless it was really enjoyable and worth the admission and 90 mins.

St Mary’s Cathedral

Sydney, St Mary’s Cathedral
Sydney, St Mary’s Cathedral
Sydney, St Mary’s Cathedral

Content: We walked to the Cathedral from Hyde Park and it was a very imposing structure from that distance. You definitely have to go inside and look at the lovely windows. St. Mary’s is a beautiful cathedral inside and out.

Town Hall Square

Sydney, Town Hall Square
Sydney, Town Hall Square
Sydney, Town Hall Square
Sydney, Town Hall Square

Content: Very lively place so many clubs bars and all branded shops in malls and all kind of food available. Had good time shopping our favorite brands.

Darling Harbour

Sydney, Darling Harbour
Sydney, Darling Harbour
Sydney, Darling Harbour
Sydney, Darling Harbour

Content: Spend a couple of hours here to relax as well as the great nighttime view here. Lots of nice cafes around with all authentic food from around the world. Dessert and coffee shop to hang around with others also make an addition value for everyone enjoying the beautiful panoramic in Darling Harbour side.

Darling Harbour

Sydney, Darling Harbour
Sydney, Darling Harbour
Sydney, Darling Harbour

Content: Spend a couple of hours here to relax as well as the great nighttime view here. Lots of nice cafes around with all authentic food from around the world. Dessert and coffee shop to hang around with others also make an addition value for everyone enjoying the beautiful panoramic in Darling Harbour side.

Location: Cairns

Day 3 - 17 Sep 2019

Crains Airport

Cairns, Crains Airport
Cairns, Crains Airport
Cairns, Crains Airport
Cairns, Crains Airport

Content: Took Virgin Australia flight from sydney for Crains which was 3 hours 15 mins. Seats were very compact and uncomfortable.

Hilton Cairns

Cairns, Hilton Cairns
Cairns, Hilton Cairns
Cairns, Hilton Cairns

Content: Truely a 5* property. We were able to check in early, which made our travels easy without having to cart our luggage around with us, the staff and the room was amazing.

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Cairns, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Content: Our experience on the cable way was amazing. Saw fluro blue butterflies from the tree tops. Suggest taking the train on one way and not do the return via Skyrail. On a quieter day you can also get your own gondola.

Rainforestation Nature Park

Cairns, Rainforestation Nature Park
Cairns, Rainforestation Nature Park
Cairns, Rainforestation Nature Park

Content: There is the wildlife area, where you can see koala’s, crocodiles, reptiles and hand feed the kangaroos and wallabies! They have the army duck tour where you can experience a ride in the trucks which were built in ww2. They also have the Dream time experience where you can see live aborigine dance, spear throwing, didgeridoo playing and even have a go at throwing a boomerang! Great day spent here for all ages.

Cairns Night Markets

Cairns, Cairns Night Markets
Cairns, Cairns Night Markets
Cairns, Cairns Night Markets
Cairns, Cairns Night Markets

Content: Would highly recommend the Thai place in the food court at the back. A good place to shop for souvenirs and indulge in some yummy Asian street food.

Location: Port Douglas

Day 4 - 18 Sep 2019

Flagstaff Hill Lookout

Port Douglas, Flagstaff Hill Lookout
Port Douglas, Flagstaff Hill Lookout

Content: It was lovely to go for a walk around this area. Going to the lookout further up the hill will give you some great views and a lovely place to reflect on how lovely this country's natural scenery is.

Location: Great Barrier Reef

Day 4 - 18 Sep 2019

Low Isles

Great Barrier Reef, Low Isles
Great Barrier Reef, Low Isles
Great Barrier Reef, Low Isles
Great Barrier Reef, Low Isles

Content: Board a glass-bottom boat and head offshore for a day of swimming, snorkeling, and sunning on pristine, white-sand beaches. One of the most magical experiences of my life, the images I brought back with me are unforgettable. We saw countless number of corals and fish. We also swam next to a sea turtle while viewing a reef shark from above.

Location: Port Douglas

Day 4 - 18 Sep 2019

Macrossan Street

Port Douglas, Macrossan Street
Port Douglas, Macrossan Street
Port Douglas, Macrossan Street

Content: This is town’s main strip, where you’ll find an assortment of restaurants, cafes, and boutiques. We spend good time till evening on this street.

Location: Cairns

Day 4 - 18 Sep 2019

Hilton Cairns

Cairns, Hilton Cairns
Cairns, Hilton Cairns
Cairns, Hilton Cairns

Content: After day long excursion we ordered food in our room from hotel's Italian restaurant. Food was of high standards and really good taste.

Location: Uluru

Day 5 - 19 Sep 2019

Ayers Rock Connellan Airport

Uluru, Ayers Rock Connellan Airport
Uluru, Ayers Rock Connellan Airport

Content: Took early morning flight from Cairns at 6 am. Uluru was half an hour from this airport. We stopped at Bough House Restaurant for breakfast. Excellent quality food and top service. Expensive but u expect that out here.

Desert Gardens Hotel

Uluru, Desert Gardens Hotel
Uluru, Desert Gardens Hotel
Uluru, Desert Gardens Hotel

Content: The resort staff were friendly and the resort offers many free activities such as astronomy talks, and garden walks where you can learn about native plants and how aboriginals use them. There are also regular complimentary resort area shuttles if you choose not to rent a car.

Location: Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Day 5 - 19 Sep 2019

Uluru rock

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Uluru rock
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Uluru rock
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Uluru rock
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Uluru rock

Content: Great roads and facilities. The flies are shocking though so wear a net over your face. You won't have mobile network and Internet connection as soon as you leave the town hence download google maps before you leave.

Mount Olga

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Mount Olga
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Mount Olga
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Mount Olga

Content: Did both views and the big walk back. Some difficult parts to climb up or down but definitely doable for even the unfit. Its a good long walk so take some water and find a day that's not too hot. Well worth doing whilst in the area. The views and the panoramic shots are amazing and the photos just don't do the place justice. An amazing experience.

Uluru Sunset Viewing Area

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Uluru Sunset Viewing Area

Content: As the sunsets it sheds it's light on Uluru and you can see the rock shining bright and feel the temperature falling. The silence in the air and the noise of the wild life coming to life. This spot gives you a very beautiful view of Uluru. Very good for taking pictures. Don't forget your cameras. Reach there before it gets crowded.

Desert Gardens Hotel

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Desert Gardens Hotel
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Desert Gardens Hotel
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Desert Gardens Hotel

Content: After relaxing at hotel we had our dinner at hotel's Ilkari Restaurant. It was three-course dinner experience that includes a selection of seafood, an array of antipasto, cured meats and soups to awaken your tastebuds.

Location: Alice Springs

Day 6 - 20 Sep 2019

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

Alice Springs, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Alice Springs, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
Alice Springs, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

Content: Left from Uluru for Alice Springs which was almost 5 long hours drive. We packed food from local shops at Uluru so that we dont have to stop on our way. Beautiful view from the balcony looking over some parklands and golf course with the mountains surrounding.

Alice Springs Desert Park

Alice Springs, Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs, Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs, Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs, Alice Springs Desert Park

Content: A lot of walking outdoors is required. Make sure to bring a water bottle as the park provides many places where you can refill and take a short break in the shade. We enjoyed seeing all the animals. The bird demonstration is amazing. Its worth a visit.

Saltbush Restaurant

Alice Springs, Saltbush Restaurant
Alice Springs, Saltbush Restaurant
Alice Springs, Saltbush Restaurant

Content: It was one the best restaurant of Doubletree by hilton. Saltbush is a contemporary Australian style restaurant where fresh produce and Australian bush food is the foundation to its exciting and innovative menu.

Location: Alice Springs

Day 7 - 21 Sep 2019

Olive Pink Botanic Garden

Alice Springs, Olive Pink Botanic Garden

Content: Plenty of wildlife, birds, kangaroos, rock wallabies, lizards etc. The gardens were well maintained with a variety of native plants. Some art installation that were very interesting and unique. Nice little cafe for a cuppa. The walk up the hill to the lookout is well worth it, amazing views over Alice Springs. We spent a couple hours here.

Alice Springs Reptile Centre

Alice Springs, Alice Springs Reptile Centre
Alice Springs, Alice Springs Reptile Centre
Alice Springs, Alice Springs Reptile Centre
Alice Springs, Alice Springs Reptile Centre

Content: We would highly recommend visiting the reptile centre. Good value for money, especially for kids. Good variety of native animals for a small facility. Staff were polite and friendly. We would visit again.

West MacDonnell National Park

Alice Springs, West MacDonnell National Park
Alice Springs, West MacDonnell National Park
Alice Springs, West MacDonnell National Park

Content: Take a tour or rent a car to visit all of the amazing gorges and waterholes. Be prepared to spend the time. Have the supplies to support your time. Walk to Redbank Gorge was the hardest but well worth the efforts. It was just extraordinary, we did not had enough time though.

Confucius Palace Dumpling Restaurant

Alice Springs, Confucius Palace Dumpling Restaurant

Content: This is a restaurant popular with Orientals and Westerners. We are really happy that we can enjoy authentic Chinese food in Alice Springs. Had tasty dumplings, spring rolls and sweet and sour pork!

Location: Melbourne

Day 8 - 22 Sep 2019

Melbourne Airport

Melbourne, Melbourne Airport
Melbourne, Melbourne Airport
Melbourne, Melbourne Airport
Melbourne, Melbourne Airport

Content: We took Qantas Airlines from Alice springs to Melbourne it was 3 hours non stop flight. From Airport we took a cab for hotel which was half an hour away.

Brady Hotels Central Melbourne

Melbourne, Brady Hotels Central Melbourne
Melbourne, Brady Hotels Central Melbourne
Melbourne, Brady Hotels Central Melbourne

Content: Nice comfortable hotel very close to shopping and eateries. Rooms were small in size with extra furniture.

Federation Square and Flinders St

Melbourne,  Federation Square and Flinders St
Melbourne,  Federation Square and Flinders St
Melbourne,  Federation Square and Flinders St

Content: The hot spot hub for all major events happening in Melbourne. The big screen on the main stage makes it a perfect spot to pay back and watch some awesome events happening, with a bunch of mates. Lots of food and beverages options nearby too. We had dinner on this street and it was amazing.

Federation Square and Flinders St

Melbourne,  Federation Square and Flinders St
Melbourne,  Federation Square and Flinders St
Melbourne,  Federation Square and Flinders St

Content: The hot spot hub for all major events happening in Melbourne. The big screen on the main stage makes it a perfect spot to pay back and watch some awesome events happening, with a bunch of mates. Lots of food and beverages options nearby too. We had dinner on this street and it was amazing.

Location: Melbourne

Day 9 - 23 Sep 2019

Great Ocean Road

Melbourne, Great Ocean Road
Melbourne, Great Ocean Road
Melbourne, Great Ocean Road
Melbourne, Great Ocean Road

Content: A truly scenic journey along Australia's most spectacular coastal route, absorbing some truly amazing coastal scenery. Make stops at numerous beaches, lookouts and other scenic spots, take plenty of snaps, or simply relax while enjoying the stunning views. Experience the roaring surf, white sand beaches, rocky outcrops and towering cliffs. Breakfast was included in trip.

Longrain Restaurant

Melbourne, Longrain Restaurant
Melbourne, Longrain Restaurant
Melbourne, Longrain Restaurant
Melbourne, Longrain Restaurant

Content: After spending beautiful day at Great Ocean Road we came to this popular restaurant of Melbourne. Simply the best and most unique of modern Thai restaurants in the world. There are about four or five signature dishes and 15 season options. I'd recommend going in a larger group if it's your first time so you can try a good range of dishes.

Location: Melbourne

Day 10 - 24 Sep 2019

National Gallery of Victoria

Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria

Content: A must do when visiting Melbourne. Really enjoy exploring the gallery and seeing the new exhibits. Although some exhibits you have to pay to enter, most of the facility is free. The staff are always helpful if you are polite and the food is lovely at the general restaurant on the ground floor.

Shrine of Remembrance

Melbourne, Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne, Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne, Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne, Shrine of Remembrance

Content: The Shrine is located close to the CBD and offers lovely views of the city. The Shrine has a museum and offers tours,I took the guided tour which was so worthwhile. It's a great place to visit anyway but having things explained added a lot to the experience. Highly recommanded.

Sezar Restaurant

Melbourne, Sezar Restaurant
Melbourne, Sezar Restaurant

Content: Interesting wine list. Great service. A restaurant that welcomes you like a long lost friend and pampers you like a VIP at the same time. Treat yourself and give Sezars a go. Will certainly revisit and are recommended if visiting Melbourne for a high class food and wine experience.

Location: Melbourne

Day 11 - 25 Sep 2019

Chapel Street

Melbourne, Chapel Street
Melbourne, Chapel Street
Melbourne, Chapel Street
Melbourne, Chapel Street

Content: Today was relaxing day so we had heavy breakfast and left for shopping at Chapel street. It is packed full of boutique shops selling interesting and varied clothes, homewares, art and other knick-knacks. You can swing by Prahran Market to grab a bite or ogle at gourmet delicacies.

Brighton Beach Boxes

Melbourne, Brighton Beach Boxes
Melbourne, Brighton Beach Boxes
Melbourne, Brighton Beach Boxes

Content: The bathing boxes themselves are nice and generally well maintained. The swimming is quite good and there are some patches of reef if you enjoy snorkeling. This is a great place to spend a few hours. Overall, the place just had a nice atmosphere.

Bar hopping

Melbourne, Bar hopping
Melbourne, Bar hopping
Melbourne, Bar hopping

Content: Start at either Berlin Bar on Corrs Lane or Madame Brussels on Bourke Street. From there, just head to wherever takes your fancy, there are interesting and varied bars right across the city, including a handful of rooftop bars which make lovely spots to round off your Melbourne trip.

Location: Melbourne

Day 12 - 26 Sep 2019

Melbourne Airport

Melbourne, Melbourne Airport
Melbourne, Melbourne Airport
Melbourne, Melbourne Airport

Content: Our return flight to Los Angeles was from Melbourne through Qantas Airlines, it was direct flight. Had wonderful 12 days in Australia, hope we could extend our stay.