The Berndts' DownUnder Trip

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Welcome to our Australasia Trip Website

Our trip from January 01, 2006 to March 16, 2006 took us from Calgary via Los Angeles to Singapore flying with Singapore Airlines. After several days we flew to Christchurch, New Zealand and commenced our two week tour of the South Island. We then took the ferry from Picton to Wellington on the North Island and toured it for two weeks also.

We flew from Auckland to Melbourne and connected via Virgin Blue to Adelaide where we commenced our tour from Adelaide via the Great Ocean Road to Melbourne. From Melbourne we drove to Canberra and then  on to Sydney.

From Sydney we flew to Cairns. We drove to the end of the sealed road at Cape Tribulation and then south to Brisbane stopping along the way to see the Great Barrier Reef and Fraser Island. Cyclones brewing out in the Pacific brought on stormy weather reduced our time on the reef.

We flew from Brisbane via Singapore to Phuket, Thailand and stayed at the Marriott Beach Club. After a restful week there we flew to Hong Kong. From Hong Kong after more than 10 weeks we flew via San Francisco finally back home to Calgary.

The following pages present some of the photos we took on our aging Canon S45 digital camera as well as some of our impressions of the places we visited. We also have included the email messages we sent while on the road - unfortunately we had trouble using various mailers since both NZ and OZ are a bit behind us in broadband connections. So some people got all messages and some got only one or two. Finally, Jordan collected interesting signs of our trip down under that are often both quite informative and amusing.

We had a great time, learned a lot, and hope to visit many of the places again soon. We hope you will enjoy this website and thank you for visiting.

-The Berndts

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