Travel Planning Australia Dec16/Jan17

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By Ragnar Heil

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We are excited to spend Christmas, New Year´s Eve and first 2 weeks of 2017 in Australia!

I haven´t visited this amazing continent since 1988 and 1989, so I really want to catch up with old friends, refresh memories, show my wife and kids this Great Southern Land.

Photos are published on Instagram and lots is sharing on Facebook and Twitter.

Few milestones of this trip:

  • Leaving Frankfurt Dec 21, flying to Dubai with Emirates and arriving in Melbourne Dec 23rd at 6:30am.
  • Staying  first days in Melbourne, visiting colleagues and leaders of Working Out Loud Community
  • Leaving Melbourne 25th, up to the North of NSW and sleep here in Albury (nice Golf Resort with kangaroos)
  • Next day in Canberra, Capital City Sightseeing. Longer visit at War Memorial.
  • Quality Time with friends in Sydney from Dec 27th until Jan 2nd (incl ⛵️Sailing at NYE Fireworks, Kayaking, Manly Beach Swim, Nielsen Park Shark Bay Swim,  Speed Boat Tour Harbour Bridge, Sightseeing Downtown, Wildlife Animal Park, Hillsong Church Alexandria, discovering suburbs like Balmain)
  • Driving up to Gold Coast, enjoy wonderful beaches there. Visiting Port Macquarie, Koala Hospital and sleeping in Crescent Head (02-03 Jan) and Byron Bay (03-04 Jan). Staying at Gold Coast City from 04th to 5th.
  • Arriving in Brisbane Jan 5th, spending 3-4 days there with former host family (students exchange 1989/1990)
  • Sunshine Coast (Mooloolaba), Queensland, from 9th to 12th with former host family
  • Flying back to Germany, 13th 2:30am via Dubai with full day of siteseeing there (#YamFam Meetup No3)


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