My Favourite Aussie Places To Remember When I'm Feeling Sad
I simply remember my favourite things (about Australia)
What are your favourite things? Do you have a special dress, a special song, favourite place to visit, favourite recipe? I think about my favourite things in this great country of ours, Australia, whenever I need to distract my self from everyday life.
Hub title contains some of the words from the song made famous by Julie Andrews in The Sound Of Music. Picture from Wikipedia
My favourite butterfly - Ulysses
Photo:Wikipedia. Photographer: Brian McKenna, 2007
One of my favourite views - The Bridge over Sydney Harbour
Photo: Creative Commons Licence. Photographer: Adam.J.W.C.
Toronto (where I grew up) on Lake Macquarie
Stockton Sand Dunes from the air
Q1 on the Gold Coast
My favourite largest things - in Australia (and the world)
Sydney — Australia's largest
Newcastle — the largest
non-capital city in Australia
Fraser Island, Queensland — largest
sand island in the world
Lake Macquarie — Australia's largest
coastal salt-water lake
Stockton Sand Dunes — the largest
moving sand dunes in Australia
Uluru — Ayers Rock — largest
monolith in the world
Great Barrier Reef — the world's largest
Mt. Kosciuszko — our highest
Q1 — the world's tallest
- Images from Wikipedia,
Gold Coast Tourism,
Lake Macquarie Council
A few of my favourite historical places - in Australia
Images from the particular websites of each link
Old Wentworth Gaol
Port Arthur, Tasmania
History in NSW: Favourite Spots
- Silverton's Historic Buildings - Silverton
Discover Silverton in outback NSW a living, breathing part of Australia's history. Even people who have never been there will recognise it, as Silverton has starred in countless films, television shows and commercials in all mediums.
Favourite Historical Sydney places
- Cadmans Cottage - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Elizabeth Farm | Sydney Living Museums
One of the oldest buildings in Australia
Elizabeth Farm, Parramatta, NSW
History in Brisbane: Favourite Spots
- Newstead House, Brisbane - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Miegunyah | Welcome
This delightful historical home is open to the public three days per week for tours and devonshire teas.
My favourite island paradise - Dunk Island
I've been there twice and would go again in a minute!
Photo: Queensland Tourism
My late husband Paul loved the desert and the bush. I love the sea. On a 'payback' trip where we went to my sort of destinations, we were at Mission Beach in North Queensland.
I told him the really close island was Dunk, so we went there the next day. We learned from a guide about E J Banfield, which sparked Paul's interest, so I bought him this lovely book.
He loved reading it, and seeing the photos. I still have it.
My favourite Aussie building - The Sydney Opera House
I went to see Ross Ryan and Helen Reddy in the opening month.
Cape York Peninsular is at the very top of Australia's mainland and is affectionately known as 'The Tip".
Ruggedly beautiful, wild, one of Australia's last frontiers. The last time we visited these falls, there was a crocodile in the water beneath.
History making, apparently!
Eliot Falls on the Jardine River, almost at the tip.
Photo courtesy: Tourism Queensland
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