We spent 2016 travelling round Australia. We started in Sydney, then drive down to Melbourne, flew to Tasmania for a month, back to Melbourne and drove on to Adelaide. Then flew to Perth, drove along the coast to Exmouth where we spent a month diving on the Ningaloo Reef.
Here’s some videos from our adventures in the Kimberley. With thanks to Kimberley Wild who took us there, and to the Indigenous Australians and Torres Strait Islanders, who we acknowledge as custodians of this land.
On to Darwin. Travelled down to the Red Centre, Alice Springs and Uluru. Then a 6 week side trip to Timor-Leste for some reef conservation work. [more videos to come!]
On to Queensland: coast and rainforest and of course the Great Barrier Reef.
In the Hunter Valley just north of Sydney, we enjoyed these dinosaurs!
Finishing off in Sydney and the Blue Mountains.
We spent 26 January at the Yabun Festival in Sydney. This is called “Australia Day” and commemorates the arrival of the first fleet of convict ships in Australia. There is now much discussion over whether the date should be changed, or the name changed, or what… as of course this sign says it all:
We enjoyed watching the Doonooch Dancers:
We acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation as the traditional custodians of this place we now call Sydney.
In January 2017, we enjoyed watching some Lion Dances in Sydney’s Chinatown to welcome the Lunar New Year: Year of the Rooster!
Here are our videos, keep checking back, there’ll be more.
Didgeridoo at Uluru
The mesmerising sounds of a didgeridoo being played at the hotel in Uluru, NT Australia:
Ningaloo Reef: Exmouth, Western Australia
Has this behaviour been seen before? A fish using tools! Check out this Blackspot Tuskfish (Choerodon schoenleinii) was filmed by Chris at Blizzard dive site, at Lighthouse Bay on the Ningaloo Reef of Western Australia. The fish is seen repeatedly hitting a clam against a rock in an attempt to open it. Eventually it gives up and swims away.
Great Ocean Road:
Diving in Tassie:
Tasmanian Devil Unzoo is a wonderful place!
Road Trip Sydney to Melbourne:
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