The planned route for Australia was:

Tasmania (TAS):

Hobart (in the North of the island)
Hobart is nestled amongst the foothills of Mt Wellington. The city combines heritage charm with a modern lifestyle.

Penguin (in the South of the island)
Penguin is a picturesque seaside town.

Launceston (in the South of the island) and Cradle mountains
Launceston is the second largest city in Tasmania after Hobart.


South Australia (SA):

Soak up Adelaide’s colonial elegance in the spacious green parklands, bustling Adelaide Central Markets and the museums and libraries of North Terrace. Swim with dolphins in Glenelg, explore Hahndorf and other picturesque villages in the Adelaide Hills, and wind between world-class wineries in the nearby Barossa and Clare Valley. Visit for international events such as the Santos Tour Down Under. (Text:, 17th July 2015) – was only visiting the city for a day and not in the here named outskirts.

(not planned from start:)
Bordertown – really Australian country side

Naracoorte is a town in the Limestone Coast region of South Australia. There is an cave and more


Victoria (VIC):

Orbost (I have not been there)
Explore pristine coastlines, world-class national parks, untamed wilderness and diverse alpine. Orbost is situated in Gippsland.

Woodend is close to such attractions as “Mt Macedon” and “Hanging Rock” and numerous waterfalls.

State capital, arrival by flight from New Zealand


(not planned from the start)
Australian Capital Territory (ACT):

Canberra (the capital of Australia)


New South Wales (NSW):

Warialda and Surrounding Towns
The small city is situated on the banks of Warialda Creek, the town’s name means “Place of Wild Honey”. The most important to see is the Cranky Rock reserve (with a picnic spot).

I was in Sydney for a couple of days at the end of my trip – and also visited the Opera house, of course. I could not be a volunteer for such a short period, though I stayed a hostel.

I left Australia from Sydney for Toronto, Canada 15th May 2016.

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