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Td China Globe Trekkers Australia 3

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Td China Globe Trekkers Australia 3

  1. 1. TD China Globe Trekkers Australia Experience – Part 3/3 Nick Xie 02/06/2009
  2. 2. Mission <ul><li>Share photos, stories and experiences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What to see </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where to stay </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to have fun (not go with Chinese tours) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Inspire enthusiasm about our globe </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gain a world view </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appreciate cultural differences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take initiatives (one day) to see the world </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Backpacking Explained <ul><li>How </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Backpack on your shoulder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Money/credit card/passport in your pockets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use credit card whenever you can (cash is king!!) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stay in highly rated hostels </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What to bring </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 credit card </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cash </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Camera </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Netbook or iTouch/iPhone (if you like to surf internet) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Battery-powered alarm clock </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Travel-sized daily necessities (toothbrush, etc) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medicine (cold, cough, anti-itching creams, etc) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bath towels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1/3 to ½ of cloth needed for trip (throw-away socks) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Research <ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><li>TripAdvisor </li></ul><ul><li>Lonely Planet </li></ul><ul><li>Ask the hostel receptionists </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t use Chinese sites (Ctrip, etc) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Only tell you where Chinese tourist group go </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Australia Itinerary Overview <ul><li>Sydney – 1.5 days </li></ul><ul><ul><li>City + beach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blue mountain + Jenolan Caves </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Uluru – 2 days </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ayers rock </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kata Tjuta </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>King Canyon </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cairns – 2 days </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kuranda Scenic railway + skyrail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Great Barrier Reef + scuba diving </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Melbourne – 1.5 days </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Philips island penguin tour </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Cairns and Great Barrier Reef <ul><li>Fly from Uluru to Cairns </li></ul><ul><li>Nice small beach town (little ppl, many tourists) </li></ul><ul><li>Esplanade has a open public swimming pool next to ocean </li></ul><ul><li>Good seafood, humid, not very hot </li></ul><ul><li>Scuba diving </li></ul>
  7. 7. Put the Gear On <ul><li>Easy, painless, you don’t even need to know how to swim </li></ul><ul><li>Professional divers will take you through it </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t bother with snorkeling, scuba diving is easier and see more fishes </li></ul>
  8. 8. Scuba Diving in Great Barrier Reef <ul><li>Do as many times as they allow you to </li></ul><ul><li>Gets better the more you do </li></ul><ul><li>coral </li></ul>
  9. 9. Scuba Diving (cont.) <ul><li>Up close and personal with the fishes </li></ul>
  10. 10. Scuba Diving (cont.) <ul><li>Nemo fish </li></ul>
  11. 11. Scuba Diving (cont.) <ul><li>Giant clams </li></ul>
  12. 12. Melbourne <ul><li>No need to see the city (nothing exciting) </li></ul><ul><li>Stay at “Cooee in St. Kilda”, on your way there on tram 3 you see all major sightseeing places </li></ul><ul><li>Flinders station </li></ul><ul><li>Go see penguins or 12 apostles </li></ul>
  13. 13. Penguin Tour <ul><li>See kangaroo, emu, wombat, and koala along the way </li></ul><ul><li>Wombat is nocturnal, and it is not legal to touch koala </li></ul>
  14. 14. Penguin Tour <ul><li>Only specie of penguin not living in the cold </li></ul><ul><li>Color evolved to dark blue to match ocean </li></ul><ul><li>Only one colony left in Australia </li></ul>
  15. 15. Melbourne Ocean <ul><li>Beautiful ocean view </li></ul><ul><li>Do 12 apostles if you can (need one day) </li></ul>
  16. 16. Melbourne Ocean (cont.) <ul><li>Unpolluted waters are beautiful </li></ul>
  17. 17. Melbourne Ocean (cont.) <ul><li>Check out the seal (and the water) </li></ul>

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