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Final Days in Australia

Byron Bay and then over to the West

sunny 25 °C

Byron Bay on the Gold Coast is a pretty chilled out place with lots of people doing nothing and doing it rather slowly as well, the hostel was a friendly place with it's own swimming pool which made relaxing in the sun especially popular.

Byron bay is home to the furthest point east in the whole of Australia and also to a historical Lighthouse which sits on top of the cliffs keeping an eye on the waters below, after an hour's walk up to it I managed to get to the top and get some impressive pictures of the views.

Upon Leaving the Gold Coast I took not one but two flights to get to Perth all the way over on the West Coast.

The first thing that hits you about Perth is that for a city it is so clean and tidy, with the roads and path's being almost devoid of litter and other general untidyness.

It is a lot more fresher here instead of being humid on the east but the Sun is still very powerful but I sense the full power of the Australian summer still hasn't kicked in yet.

With my limited time I toured the city taking in as many of the sights as possible, Kings Park is a small place situated high above the main city and hosts some more impressive views over everything.

Slighty out of the city about 30 minutes from Perth is the laid back town of Freemantle, which was home to one of Western Australia's maximum security prisons until they closed it in 1991 and turned it into a Historical Museum

I had been recommended an a few occasions to visit and found the whole place very fascinating, as it only closed about 15 years ago there were some many stories and things that happend at the Prison which I could relate to and spent about 3 hours touring the facility and learning lots of interesting stuff.

With my time here in Australia almost over the next port of call is a brief stopover in Singapore for a few days before my onward flight home back to Blighty just in time for Christmas.

Posted by lee2007 14:58 Archived in Australia Tagged round_the_world

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Hi Lee

Just to let you know that we are coming down to see you all on Saturday 29th January and staying overnight ( your sleeping in the garage - Only joking !!) Look forward to see all your pics and hearing your stories.

c u soon

Dave , Sue & Jo

by DavenSue

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