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World Travels 2023 - 2024, 11 Feb 24 - Los Angeles to 11 March 24, Brisbane, Australia Leg.

Updated: Mar 18





Map of Leg Two, Los Angeles to Brisbane, Australia



Upcoming Ultimate World Cruise Schedule





Upcoming route and itinerary.


At Sea Travel – 15 March 2024

 A very rough day at sea. Well, it was going to happen sooner than later. Many on the ship got seasick. I just went to the spa, relaxed, and just enjoyed the rocking motion.





 

Skysail, Kuranda & Cairns – 14 March 2024


The Pacific Ocean was not in a good mood today and it made tendering operations very difficult.  It took 2.5 hours to tender from the ship to the port which was only two thousand meters from the ship.  The seas made it difficult for passengers to board the moving tender that was rising and falling six to ten feet with each wave of the ocean,

 

Once I arrived to Cairns’s dock where I boarded buses waiting to go to the famous Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.  I spoiled myself as I took in the amazing views from the award-winning Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.

 



My cable car soared above the rainforest canopy on this scenic journey above the tropical rain forest.

 


Views from my cable car.






Jungle Rain Forest


Later that day in tiny Kuranda Village to find that special souvenir back home following my grand adventure.

 



 Kuranda Village Shops

 

Airlie Beach Sights & History - 13 March 2024

 

Sad news my day exploring the Great Barrier Reef was canceled due to poor weather.

 

I was truly disappointed, but again poor weather has also canceled many of my shore excursions so far on this world cruise.

 

Well, such is life.

 


Airlee Beach Introduction



My plan was to swim in the great barrier reef and see tropical fish and wildlife. Well maybe that’s a plan for some time in the future.

 

 

Today, I explored the Airlie Beach region by stepping back in time and experiencing the local sites.

 

My bus ride into the countryside to the Proserpine Historical Museum located near the beach and relive the days when sugar was the area's lifeblood.   It had many displays and exhibits of this very small township and I heard many stories of life and tribulations living in this tropical location.

 


Proserpine Historical Museum



Proserpine Historical Museum

 

Ship at Sea – 12 March 2024

 

More rough weather today. Very choppy seas. Not a good day for people with weak stomachs.



 

Mount Tamborine Experience 11 March 2024


Today I will ride through the dramatic Gold Coast Hinterland, capped with lunch and wine tasting.

An hour from Brisbane, I ascended the volcanic Tambourine Mountain via the original pioneers’ original narrow road.

That said, we had a totally different itinerary.


Small Mount Tambourine Mountain Village



St Bernard Hotel and Restaurant



Next, I will take a short trip to the famous Gold Coast (a surfer paradise) to complete this Aussie experience.


Brisbane, Australia Gold Coast sights and landmarks.



My thoughts on my Brisbane adventure.

 


Hunter Valley Wine Country – 9 March 2024

 

Wine and cheese enthusiasts will enjoy a delightful day tasting delicious premium pours and trying local cheese.



Newcastle Wine tour introduction

 

Have a brief stop in the historic town of Morpeth to explore quaint shops, stroll the picturesque streets and take in the atmosphere.



Morpeth quaint shops, picturesque streets and atmosphere.

 


Then visit the Hunter Valley to sip on award-winning wines from vineyards that graced the region as early as the 1800s.

 


Finally, taste delectable samples of local cheese during your visit to a cheese factory.

 


Sydney Panoramic Tour – 8 March 2024

 

This tour makes it easy to discover the best of the nation’s capital city, Sydney, in the state of New South Wales. Wind your way through the streets of Sydney on this narrated, sightseeing tour.

 


Introduction to Sydney, Australia


You can’t help but notice the striking contrast between historic areas like The Rocks and ultra-modern achievements like the Darling Harbor Complex.

 

Visit Chinatown; see the stately Queen Victoria Building; explore the central business district. Drive through the beautiful eastern suburbs before arriving at Bondi beach where you can watch the locals in action at one of the greatest surfing beaches on earth. Enjoy a guided drive through Sydney to see some of the city’s most important landmarks.

 

Stop at legendary Bondi Beach, one of the most famous surfing beaches in the world.

 


Tender Ride into Sydney