World Traveller 73


Flying standby is a bit of a game of roulette. You can get very lucky and win big, or you can spend time over and over again loosing against luck. Our efforts to get out of Sydney, Australia on an international and intercontinental flight in advance of the holiday season were challenging and made for a drama filled day. Truth be told, I didn’t enjoy the waiting or the chance it took… Read More

Our last day of tasting in the Adelaide region was taking in an Austrian Icon and enjoying a boutique winery in the Adelaide Hills. The travels took us to the Penfolds Magill Estate to taste the world renowned Penfold’s Grange, arguably the most famous Australian wine. We would then continue onward to boutique sparkling wine cellar door Deviation Road, which was located in the Adelaide Hills a short distance away. Tasting an… Read More

The Adelaide Hills wine region is located immediately outside of Adelaide, South Australia. Its a lessor known region in Australias worldwide wine production that’s often over shadowed by the Barossa, McLaren Vale or the Hunter Valley . Being in coastal mountains, The Adelaide Hills are known for cooler temperatures. They are known for producing Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. The wines here can be of exceptional quality and are… Read More

While it’s fairly typical to experience above average food in wine country, it’s exceptionally unusual to find one with a spectacular view of the ocean and overlooking sandy beaches and a rugged coast line. The Star of Greece Restaurant at Port Willunga is located just fifteen minutes from the cellar doors of McLaren Vale, South Australia. It makes for an excellent diversion from wine tasting and touring and should be on your… Read More

About 25 years ago, in another life, I used to be a ski instructor at Blackcomb Mountain, Whistler, BC, Canada. During that time, I had several Australian flat mates and had some interesting times growing up in my twenties. Through Facebook, I was able to re-connect with some of them, which, in part, prompted this visit to Adelaide. For the next 4 days, we had a home stay with our friends as… Read More

The city of Sydney, Australia ranks among the great cities of the globe with a world class zoo within close proximity to its downtown core. While a zoo isn’t normally on my “must see” attractions list, it is certainly higher up on the list in a country that has some of the most unique animals in the world. Kangaroos’, koala bears and wallabies make up Australia’s intriguing animals. A visit to the… Read More

Our last visit to Sydney’s Beaches was to Camp’s Cove at Watson Bay. While less popular than one of the other more famous beaches in the Sydney area, it still offered a quiet beach experience with grainy sand and water sports amid calm waters. While a less popular spot than many of the other beaches around the Sydney area, this secret beach was a spot for people looking to get away from… Read More

Today’s objective was to visit the world famous Bondi Beach located in the suburbs of Sydney. The Bondi Beach has a large sandy area with terrific surf and access to a special coastal walkway from Bondi to Bronte Beach that ranks among the best coastal walkways in the world. Our day started on the beach taking in the sun, then transitioning over to a coastal walk once the sun had re-treated for… Read More

Local residents of Sydney, despite living in beauty, don’t always spend every waking moment at tourist attractions. Similar to local habitants of this wonderful city, we took in some of Sydney’s wonderful city beaches as we got to know the city and its surroundings. Today’s outing was to nearby Shelly Beach, located just a short walk from the more popular Manly Beach. Region Visit: A Day at Shelly Beach, Sydney, NSW, Australia…. Read More

There are some cities in the world that are just photogenic by nature. Sydney, Australia is one of those cities with sights and structures to delight in. One of the easiest ways to take in the cities beauty is to take in a walk around the cities harbour. We started our walk from Darling Harbour through Dawes Point, under the Sydney Harbour Bridge over to the Sydney Opera House for a day… Read More

The City of Sydney, Australia has been inhabited for almost 30,000 years, and was discovered by western travellers in the 1770’s when the British when Lieutenant James Cook landed at Botany Bay on the Kurnell Peninsula. With settlers according after that the city has grown up with substantial colonial history at it’s cross roads. When you explore the cities streets, buildings and landmarks, it’s history and legacy are almost everywhere. City Visit:… Read More

With a large selection of hotel rooms, there are lots of places to stay while in Sydney, Australia. On this visit, we ended up in Sydney’s Darling Harbour, a location that is a just little way’s away from the downtown Central Business District of Sydney. While we don’t normally stay in this area of Sydney, it was pretty handy to meet our needs for our 4 day stay in Sydney. Review: Four… Read More