A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.

Lao Tzu





Photos Australia & New Zealand 2005

Australia is wide and empty, so if you're tired of crowded Europe, it might just be the place for you. People are friendly, there is an abundance of unique wildlife and the country accommodates backpackers very well. There is a strange kind of remote feeling to the whole place, and a month may become a year in no time at all...

Australia

Sydney

Queen Victoria building
Queen Victoria building
Sydney university
University
Sydney hyde park
Hyde park
Archibald fountain
Archibald fountain
Flying foxes in tree
Flying foxes
botanical garden
Australian white ibis
Australian white ibis
Botanical garden
Freshwater crocodile
Freshwater crocodile
Taronga zoo
Red and grey kangaroo
Male & female red kangaroo
Taronga zoo
Green chameleon
Chameleon
Taronga zoo
Giraffe at Sydney zoo
Giraffe
Taronga zoo
Tawny frogmouths
Tawny frogmouths
Lane Cove park
Sydney observatory
Observatory at dusk
Opera building
Opera building
Opera building close up
Opera building close up
Flock of gulls
Flock of gulls
Coogee beach
Red gull
Gull
Coogee beach

Great Ocean Road

Bay
Bay
Two of the 12 apostles
some of the 12 apostles
12 apostles
some of the 12 apostles
Natural rock bridge
Rock bridge
Windswept trees
Windswept trees
Orchid
Orchid
near Melbourne

The Red Center

The Ghan, portrait
The Ghan train
portrait
The Ghan, lateral view
The Ghan train
lateral view
Yellow reptile
Bearded dragon
Reptile Center
Alice Springs
Thorny devil
Thorny devil
Reptile Center
Alice Springs
Goliath stick insect
Goliath stick insect
Desert Park
Alice Springs
Lizard on red sand
Lizard on red sand
Desert Park
Alice Springs
Lizards on yellow reeds
Lizards on reeds
Desert Park
Alice Springs
Rainbow valley
Rainbow valley
View from King's Canyon
Kings canyon view
Rock wall, King's Canyon
Rock structure
King's Canyon
Tree silhouette
Tree silhouette
King's Canyon
Red rock formation
Red rock formation
King's Canyon
The lost city
Lost city
King's canyon
Australian scrubland
Scrubland
Kata Tjuta
Kata Tjuta
Rock resembling Homer Simpson
Rock resembling Homer Simpson
Kata Tjuta
Campfire
Campfire
Endless road
Endless road
Essential sunscreen
Essential sunscreen
Dead tree
Dead tree
Uluru at dusk
Uluru at dusk
Small cave at base of Uluru
Small cave
Uluru
Rock erosion at Uluru
Eroded rock
Uluru
Landscape from train
From the train

Around Darwin

Wayward tour bus
Wayward tour bus
Daly waters pub
Daly waters pub
Shell road train
Road train
Katherine
Kakadu park view
Forest view
Kakadu park
Twin falls
Twin falls
Kakadu park
Billabong in Kakadu park
Billabong
Kakadu park
Wild horse
Wild horse
Kakadu park
Aboriginal rock art
Aboriginal rock art
Kakadu park
Termite mound
Termite mound
Kakadu park
Sunset at a river
Sunset at river
Kakadu park
Gorge in Litchfield park
Gorge
Litchfield park
Red tailed lizard
Red tailed lizard
Litchfield park
Palm tops
Palm tops
Litchfield park
Sand goanna
Sand goanna
Litchfield park
Red resin
Red resin
Litchfield park
Solar termites mound
Solar termites mound
Litchfield park
Solar termites field
Solar termites field
Litchfield park
Huge termite mound
Huge termite mound
Litchfield park
Regrowing palm
Regrowing palm
Litchfield park

From Darwin to Cairns & Cape Tribulation

Creek in northern australia
Creek
Young cane toad
Young cane toad
Red dragonfly
Red dragonfly
Wild dingo
Dingo
Two wild kangaroos
Kangaroos
Rainforest valley
Rainforest valley
Fig tree
Fig tree
rainforest valley
Small stranglevine
Small stranglevine
rainforest valley
Big stranglevine
Big stranglevine
rainforest valley
Rainforest valley waterfall
Waterfall
rainforest valley
Waterfall
Waterfall
Cairns harbour
Cairns harbour
Stone through water
Stone in water
near Cairns
St. Mary's by the sea chapel
Chapel St. Mary's by the sea
Port Douglas
Hostel jungle huts
Hostel jungle huts
Cape tribulation

The Great Barrier Reef

The ocean
The ocean
Fish swarm
Fish swarm
Matthias with diving suit
With diving suit
Coral reef
Coral reef
Fish in front of reef
Fish in front of reef

Whitsunday Islands

The Defender
The Defender
Bow of the Defender
Bow view
Defender
Mast and sail
Sails
Defender
Wheel of the Defender
Wheel
Defender
Chain cable of the Defender
Chain cable
Defender
Turtle
Turtle
Defender anchored at beach
The Defender
Blue bay
Bay
Stony beach
Stony beach
Gulls on the beach
Gulls
Sand turtle
Sand turtle
Calm waters at beach
Beach
Stranded jellyfish
Stranded jellyfish
Corals
Corals
Sunset at the beach
Sunset
Red moon
Red moon
Sunrise on the Defender
Sunrise
Defender

Fraser Island

Sunrise at the beach
Sunrise
Blue waves
Blue waves
Ocean view
Ocean view
Pier
Pier
Shipwreck on the beach
Shipwreck
Closeup of shipwreck
Shipwreck close-up
Laguna
Laguna
Sandy path trough brushwood
Sandy path
Ocean view
Ocean view
Bird tracks in sand
Bird tracks
Lucent green plant
Lucent green
Sunrise at the beach
Sunrise

Brisbane Area

Water plants
Water plants
near Brisbane
Botanical gardens
Botanical gardens
Church
Church
Brisbane
Tower with clock
Tower
Brisbane
Street in Brisbane
Street
Brisbane
Brisbane at night
Cityscape at night
Brisbane
Cassowary
Cassowary
Australian zoo
Aldabra tortoise
Aldabra turtle
Australian zoo
Brown lizard on grass
Lizard
Australian zoo
Green python on tree
Python on branch
Australian zoo
Wombat
Wombat
Australian zoo
Lizard on gravel
Lizard
Australian zoo
Albino kangaroo
Albino kangaroo
Australian zoo
Brown bird
Brown bird
Australian zoo
Snake in tree
Snake in tree
Australian zoo
Steep ascent with cave
Steep ascent
Glasshouse mountains
Mountain
Mountain
Glasshouse mountains
Two summits
Two summits
Glasshouse mountains
Ananas field
Ananas field
Glasshouse mountains
Lizard on branch
Lizard on branch
Byron Bay
Ocean and rocks
The ocean
Byron Bay
Lighthouse in Byron Bay
Lighthouse
Byron Bay

Blue Mountains

Waterfall
Waterfall
View
View
Three sisters
Three sisters
Waterfall
Waterfall
Lizard
Lizard
Gorge
Gorge
Gorge close up
Gorge close up
Waterfall
Waterfall
Lizard on rock
Lizard on rock
Green fern leaves
Fern leaves

Animals & Plants

Opossum
Opossum
Sydney
Three sun conures
Sun conures
Featherdale park
Sydney
Saltwater crocodile
Saltwater crocodile
Featherdale park
Sydney
Sulfur crested cockatoo
Sulfur crested cockatoo
Botanical garden
Sydney
Aldabra giant tortoise
Aldabra giant tortoise
Australia zoo
Brisbane
Waran
Waran
Emu portrait
Emu
Featherdale park
Sydney
Koala
Koala
Featherdale park
Sydney
Emu
Emu
Desert park
Alice Springs
Jumping crocodile
Jumping crocodile
River tour
Catching eagle
Catching eagle
River tour
Koala
Koala
Featherdale park
Sydney
Tasmanian devil
Tasmanian devil
Featherdale park
Syndey
Short beaked echidna
Short beaked echidna
Featherdale park
Sydney
Green and light
Green & light
Botanical garden
Fresh yellow
Fresh yellow
Botanical garden

Panoramas

Sydney harbour
Harbour
Sydney
Sydney harbour
Harbour
Sydney
Blue mountains
Blue mountains
Blue mountains
Blue mountains
Glasshouse mountains
Glasshouse mountains
Melbourne
Melbourne
Uluru
Uluru
Uluru
Uluru
Northern Australia
River gorge
northern Australia
Fraser island
Fraser island
Fraser island
Fraser island
Whitsunday islands
Whitsundays
Kakadu park billabong
Billabong
Kakadu park
Kakadu park
Kakadu park
Kakadu park
Kakadu park

New Zealand

Youth hostel kitchen Auckland
Hostel kitchen
Auckland
Moray at Kelly Tarltons
Moray eel
Kelly Tarltons
Auckland
Fish at Kelly Tarltons
Fish
Kelly Tarltons
Auckland
Botanical garden Auckland
Botanical garden
Auckland
Ferns at a botanical garden
Ferns
Botanical garden
Auckland
Spaceship van
Spaceship van
Creek
Creek
Hamilton garden
Hamilton garden
Statues at Hamilton garden
With statues
Hamilton garden
Party tree in Hobbiton
Party tree
Hobbiton
Mountain
Mountain
Tongariro park
Waterfall
Waterfall
Tongariro park
Maori village
Maori village
Te Puia
Rotorua area
Maori art
Maori art
Te Puia
Rotorua area
Fish at Kelly Tarltons
Steaming pond
Te Puia
Rotorua area
Little volcanoe
Tiny volcanoe
Te Puia
Rotorua area
Thermal activity
Steaming valley
Craters of the moon park
Steaming hole
Steaming hole
Craters of the moon park
Matthias sitting on rock
On a rock
Hot water beach
Ocean
Ocean
Hot water beach
Rock far out in the ocean
Rock island
Hot water beach
Large fern
Large fern
Coromandel peninsula
Wave breaking on rock
Wave splashing
Coromandel peninsula
Natural rock arch
Rock arch
Coromandel peninsula