We have decided to go on a Virtual Easter Tour highlighting places we have visited in the past, starting on Good Friday 10 April 2020.
In early 2020, a disease called CoViD-19 infected millions of people and killed tens of thousands of people. As a result, many countries imposed social distancing, quarantines, and lockdowns on their citizens. Travel is prohibited or frowned upon.
Our itinerary will evolve over a series of posts, but we aim to be realistic (ie. it should be possible to actually do our virtual tour in real life taking travel times and modes of transport into account).
Please join us on the #VirtualEasterTour and experience the best possible vacation digitally. Hopefully we will meet you in the future on a #digitalroad as well as in real life once the pandemic is over.
Coalcliff Beach is not well known except to locals, and located just north of the famous Seacliff Bridge and about 24km from Wollongong.
The 665 metre long Sea Cliff Bridge (opened in 2005) is a highlight along the Grand Pacific Drive and the bridge has become an icon.
Robertson is a village nestled above Macquarie Pass and the Illawarra Escarpment. The movie Babe was shot here.
Last stop for the day. We spent the afternoon at Red Cow Farm. The 1820’s cottage is surrounded by an abundant Cottage Garden.
Good Morning Canberra! We woke up this morning to a beautiful sunrise, so we decided to watch the balloons float across the nation's capital.
We did a quick Canberra tour, starting with the Parliament House, then cycling around Lake Burley Griffin, finishing at the Triangle.
We are checking out the Melbourne street art early in the morning, before the pesky tourists arrive and watching the artists at work.
We spent the morning wandering around the streets of Melbourne. The city has amazing architecture and feels like a European city.
Melbourne Zoo (also known as the Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens) is located about 4km north of the city and easily accessible by tram.
We spent the morning foraging the eclectic Adelaide Central Market looking for breakfast. It is always buzzing with life and colour.
We spent the day doing a tour of Adelaide. Adelaide combines a rich heritage with a modern architecture and a beautiful riverbank.
We had dinner and wandered around Adelaide at night. The city looks very different, almost like a magical wonderland.
We are doing a quick tour of Perth, with the aid of a time travel machine. We also explored Burswood casino and Swan Bell Park.
We made it to Darwin, and woke up the next morning to catch a glorious sunrise over the waterfront area of the city.
We did a tour around Darwin, mainly around the Waterfront area and the Bicentennial Park but also visiting the World War 2 Oil Tunnels.
We arrived at the Gold Coast late last night, but just in time to catch this beautiful sunrise over Surfer's Paradise.
On our Gold Coast tour, we relaxed around the Surfer's Paradise area, and had a chance to admire to skyscrapers.
Of course we are in Newcastle today, and once again just in time to witness an absolutely gorgeous sunrise.
We did a great tour of Newcastle exploring areas around town and the beach, including a visit to Newcastle Cathedral.
we arrived at Tasmania late in the afternoon, and checked into the Freycinet Lodget just in time to witness an absolutely gorgeous sunset.
How fitting that we end the Virtual Easter Tour in one of the most beautiful parts of Australia, the Freycinet National Park in Tasmania.
VirtualEasterTour Stop 2: Sea Cliff Bridge