In October and November 2012, we honeymooned in Australia,
visiting Queensland, Victoria, and Tasmaia; we also took brief trips
into New South Wales and South Australia.
We're still in the process of organizing our photos into albums of around two
dozen photos each, generally devoted to one area or theme. To see more, click
the title of any album that interests you, and come back soon to see new albums
(which will appear at the top of the list).
We took 8446 photos in all (mostly on Jeff's camera), but we're trying to be at
least somewhat reserved in the number we put online.
— Jeff & Ingrid, December 2012
25 March 2013, 1:52 UTC
We spent one of our last days at Maria Island, just off the east coast of Tasmania. It was a beautiful, uninhabited island, with tons of amazing scenery. I've narrowed down our pictures to a few of the best.
18 March 2013, 1:51 UTC
Here are more shots from Tasmania, this time from Jeff's camera in much more detail! The first set is from Cradle Mountain on our rainy, cool full day there, where Jeff found some cool rain drops and lichen. Then we visited the Tamar Valley Wetlands near Launceston and enjoyed a lovely walk. Finally, there are a few shots of neat insects from Windsong B&B
where we stayed on the east coast of Tasmania.
27 February 2013, 2:44 UTC
The Great Ocean Road travels along the coast of Victoria to the west of Melbourne. It's an area of amazing beauty and contrasts, well loved by tourists. We enjoyed the dramatic ocean views as well as the wildlife. Jeff got some amazing photos along the way.
4 February 2013, 2:06 UTC
We took a lovely cruise on the Murray River, between the border of Victoria and New South Wales, courtesy of Kingfisher Cruises
. It was a fun trip exploring a shallow river area with a wide mix of birds.
4 January 2013, 2:23 UTC
For the second half of our tour around Tasmania, we went to Freycinet National Park, which was absolutely gorgeous. Had a great hike up to view Wineglass Bay, and then visited other bays and areas of the park. We also stayed not to far away at Windsong B&B
. We then spent a day on the tiny Maria Island enjoying being away from people and cars. For the last day, we explored the Royal Tasmania Botanical Garden in Hobart.
29 December 2012, 13:39 UTC
The first half of our Tasmania visit. The first part is all at Cradle Mountain where we explored many trails. This was the only truly cold day of our trip, but we still saw many beautiful places on our hikes, and wombats, echidnas and wallabies in the wild. There's also pictures here from the beautiful Cataract Gorge in Launceston.
28 December 2012, 0:06 UTC
We started out the next part of our trip in Werribee, where friends live, and they took us to the Werribee Open Range Zoo, run by the Melbourne Zoo. There you can ride in a bus around the safari area, seeing plenty of mainly African animals along the way. You can also walk around other areas and explore other animals. They also took us to other sites in Werribee. The next day we wandered around the entire Melbourne Zoo, which is quite an amazing place.
7 December 2012, 2:45 UTC
After Wilsons Promontory, we visited Healesville Sanctuary
, one of the Zoos
Victoria sites. At Healesville, all the animals are Australian. The day was
overcast and lightly rainy, but not enough to interfere with our enjoyment of
They had displays of wombats and Tasmanian devils, but the animals were not
visible when we went by. They also had a platypus on display, but the lighting
was too dim to be able to get a photograph. Too bad, as we never got a
platypus photo on the whole trip, though we did see them in zoos twice.
4 December 2012, 2:52 UTC
Here are some fun photos showing a wide variety of places we visited over the
course of a week in Melbourne
and cities around Victoria. These include the Halls Gap Zoo
(a small rural zoo with quite a
few animals), Horsham
(small town where Ingrid's friend teaches), Grampians
park), Geelong (city south of Melbourne with the National Wool Musem
), CERES Environmental Park
(with community gardens,
small farms, delicious cafe, plant nursery, tons of educational displays, and
much more) and some community gardens on public housing estates.
26 November 2012, 9:30 UTC 26 November 2012, 8:53 UTC 23 November 2012, 8:55 UTC 14 November 2012, 22:22 UTC 12 November 2012, 10:31 UTC 30 October 2012, 9:26 UTC 26 October 2012, 10:58 UTC
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