GO! Travel Australia

Posted on January 16th, 2009 by angesbiz

Hey flower smellers, Ange here from down under. I have been busily working away on some new projects, hence my absence from GSTF. I will share some of them with you shortly but in the meantime, it’s still school holidays here in Australia and it got me thinking about travel as we head off to a family camping trip next week. It will be a first for us as a family so I’m really looking forward to the experience.

I wonder how many of our readers have actually travelled to and around Australia?

In case you have never really looked at our great vast land, I have a map you may like to take a closer look at so you know what to expect when you get here. We can’t wait to say G’Day!

So where do you think you will start? See you soon.

33 Responses to “GO! Travel Australia”

  1. Leigh says:

    Hi there!

    I have not been to Australia yet but I’m dying to go. It’s definitely on my list.
    I think I’ll start near Steve Irwin, I really loved watching him.

    Great blog!


    • Ange says:

      Hey there Leigh!

      Nice idea. Northern Queensland is very hot and steamy this time of year and worth the visit. If you work your way down, Steve Irwin’s zoo is closer to the Maneating Koalas and Poisonous Snakes!

      Enjoy your stay when you do get here and remember to say G’Day!

  2. A/C says:

    GDay Ange

    Great to see you about in the garden..
    Where are you heading on your comping trip….

    We have traveled from Stringrays and Steve Irwin, all the way down to deranged right on the edge of the Scorching desert..

    The thing I find really funny is that people this is joke map….


    Dont let the tourist commercials fool you…..
    YES it is just like this…..

    • Ange says:

      G’day A/C

      We are heading down the coast to where the convicts are… Warrnambool. Very windy and scenic. The Great Ocean Road trip. Should be loads of fun!

      I’ve seen most of Australia and I’m yet to make it to where the crocodiles, giant rats, angry natives, backpacker murders and NOTHING are located. It is rather a crazy map. The “sharks with frickin’ lasers” sounds interesting. I’ve never heard of them before. It all sounds rather inviting don’t ya think!

      • A/C says:

        sounds like a hoot……
        We wish to head up the Great Ocean Road ourselves…. travel from Deranged through the convicts and over to the Stinging Jellyfish…

        Love the map…. I grab the one down here where Tassie is the big Island… instead of you lot…. lol its grouse

  3. Jim says:

    Love the map Ange and welcome back….

    I’ll starrt with Dani Minogue if I may :-)

    Hope all is well with you – any plans for 09?

    • Ange says:

      Hmmm… Danni Minogue? Are you sure about that Jim? You can find me between the convicts and giant spiders… geeee… we have a lot of fun down under!

      Plans for 09, I’m in product creation mode to do with Social Media, coaching newbies on the net looking to become marketers on the net. I’m also designing some t-shirts and accessories, writing and playing mum and pseudo-wife… lol… I have my hands full and love it all. You asked :)

  4. Welcome back Ange!! Missed having you around.

    I’ve never been, but being a huge Olivia Newton-John fan since the early 70′s I’ve heard quite a bit and it looks gorgeous.

    Having been blogging, I want to go to meet some of the most wonderful people that I’ve been blessed to know that are Aussie’s. Plus free tour guide. :-) Although the map is scary. I’d feel best starting with the deranged or the convicts. I hate crawlers, critters and large scary critters…human kind are okay…maybe that is why I like GSTF. :p

  5. Gareth in Thailand says:

    Highly recomend a dive on the barrier reef. Anyone doing so should treat themselves to a 5 day live aboard. The night dives were great as so many different animals come out to feed at night – including the sharks.

    I’d love it if my application for the latest tourist board job is successful – http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20090113/od_afp/lifestyleaustraliatourismoffbeat_20090113032028

    • Svasti says:

      It sure is beautiful up that way – I’ve had the chance to head up to the Barrier Reff twice, and I love it! Even if you don’t dive, you can snorkel, sail or whatever and its incredible. So alive, vibrant.

      That job, hehe – great marketing campaign and its made everyone jealous. Even the people who live in this country. :)

    • Ange says:

      There’s still 37 days left till they stop taking applications for that position. Still plenty of time to apply as long as you’re not shy and you love the sea.

      Did you seriously put in an Gareth?

    • Ermek says:

      Mais c’est pas possible comme elle a griadnt… c’est drf4le de voir les enfants des autres grandirent comme e7a, on ne se rend pas compte que les nf4tres poussent aussi ! J’adore ta page, et le kit a l’air super aussi. J’espe8re que tout va bien ma petite Poupy! bisous

  6. Svasti says:

    Hello from a fellow Aussie! :)

    Great thing about Australia is there’s soooo much to see! We have all kinds of climates from snow to the tropics to desert and everything in between.

    We need more visitors, and not *everything* is dangerous here! LOL!

    Gotta drop in and see some of those kangaroos hopping down the main streets of Melbourne. Its a treat! :D

  7. mike says:

    Hi Ange , good to see you in the garden!

    Sorry GO! travel where? Never heard of it. Australia you say? Interesting.

  8. Sarah says:

    Never been to Oz even though Oz is pretty near.. Ooo, I like Steve Irwin and the Great Barrier Reef..

  9. Lib says:

    Hey Ange,

    Love the map, I stayed in Sydney very briefly for 5 days about 12 years ago, and absolutely loved it, Manly and Palm Beach being a particuluar highlight.

    My friend, Miss Lopez, who you might recall moved to Oz back in Oct, is back for a couple of weeks next week, yaaay, so I can’t wait to catch up with her. Although I think somehow I’ll only be hearing stories about bars….

    Its definitely on my list to return. In your opinion, what would be the best ‘route’ to take to see as much of Oz as possible and how long would you allow?

    • Ange says:

      Hey Lib,

      I bet you and Miss Lopez are having a blast catching up! I love reunions.

      To get around and see as much as you can of Australia, I’m guessing 6 months will see you from Broome (North West coast), travel down the West coast to Southern Western Australia, along the bottom from West to South East. You can visit Aussie in the deranged area and Svasti and myself are in between the convicts and the giant spiders so plan some time when you get there. Then make your way up to the North East coast.

      As you can see from the map, there’s very little right in the middle… mostly desert. So I’m tipping you will be spending most of your time along the coast and travel inwards at different points for various historical areas like the Wineries (plenty of those from Western Australia – Margaret River – yummy! – through to South Australia and Victoria. Tassie also has some lovely wines and the Cadbury CHOCOLATE factory :) om nom nom!!

      The Great Ocean Road along Victoria’s coast line is spectacular. Heading North to NSW, you will find some hippie/alternative “colonies” like Byron Bay… I think you will like it there Lib ;)

      Then onto the Gold Coast and up through Steve Irwin territory travelling through the Great Barrier Reef Islands to get there. Refer to GIT’s comment on the best job in the world above… I think you can still apply for it!

      Yeah… I think a good six months and you can take in many wonderful sites around our great land. Hope to see you here soon!


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