June - September 2017
  • Day63

    Sugar Mill Tour, Tully

    August 18, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Its a humungous factory with steam absolutely everywhere.
    We saw the sugar canes come in on the cane trains and get cleaned up. We saw sugar cane getting mixed, crushed, heated and then cleaned. We saw the refined sugar getting taken away in some big trucks. There was a wonderful smell of molasses.
    We had to wear a helmet, a safety vest, some safety glasses and ear plugs because of the noise.
    It's really amazing to see all the machinery at work and how cane is turned into sugar.
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  • Day54

    Australian Stockmans Hall of Fame

    August 9, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Fantastic museum, it tells you all about what a stockman is and what they use.
    It has an upper level that tells you all about the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
    There are little boards all around the building telling you all about some special stockman from around Australia.
    There is also a show that is put on by a stockman. He has 2 dogs, a Kelpie and a Border Collie. He also has a horse, a cow, and a lot of sheep.
    I volunteered to hold his horse but the horse took off on me, (it was part of the show- and very funny!)
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  • Day53

    Musical Fence, Winton

    August 8, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Lots of different types of instruments all made out of recycled materials.
    The best 2 are the drums and the musical fence itself.
    The musical fence is a wire fence and each wire plays a different tune.
    It's a really great spot to have lunch, (but it can be noisy!)
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  • Day52

    Chicken Racing, Winton

    August 7, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Wow, camel racing then pig racing ... now chicken racing!
    The chicken's feathers have been dyed and they are all trained to chase after a remote control car, (which is filled with chicken feed).
    There is also an auction which raises funds for a local charity. When we were there we bet $6 on the orange chicken, "Apricot" and $12 on a multi colored chicken named "Diamantina". The prize money was $50. Sadly we didn't win but it's great fun to watch.Read more

  • Day51

    Winton, Age of Dinosaurs

    August 6, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    At the very start we paid for the three different tours.
    First off we did the tour through the laboratory, we saw lots of different bones wrapped up in some sort of plaster called a jacket we saw some workers drilling and brushing off some jackets that were already open.
    Secondly we went into the collection room and saw a short video about the findings of "Matilda" and "Banjo". Then a man showed us all the different bones and told us where they come from.
    Then we took a bus down to the Dinosaur Canyon. We did some sketches in a little booklet that we got from reception. We saw some trees from prehistoric times and we saw some dinosaur sculptures.
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  • Day49

    Cloncurry Rodeo

    August 4, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Considering that Ive never being to a Rodeo before, I absolutely loved it.
    There was bucking bulls, steer wrestling, Lasooing, lots of different food stalls and show games.
    I got Nachos and hot dogs.
    I love Rodeos
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  • Day45

    Katherine Gorge

    July 31, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    Bats everywhere, (flying foxes). I couldn't believe how many there were, (or how stinky!)
    We went on a big hike by the Gorge.
    Lots of birds and lots of stairs.
    Fantastic views though.

  • Day43

    Cascades, Litchfield National Park

    July 29, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 11 °C

    To me it was a hike to get there but it was worth it.
    So many little water falls and one big one. Lots of little pools to swim in.
    The little pools are full of fish and shrimp.
    The hike makes you really sweat so that when you get into the pool it's so refreshing.Read more

  • Day41

    Darwin Show

    July 27, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Pig races, show jumping, show bags, rides, chickens and lots more.
    Show bags are kind of expensive, and rides were a rip off but there was lots of shooting gallery games that we don't see at home.
    The cats, dogs, cows and all the animals are free to look at. You can also purchase chicks, cats and puppies.
    Love this show.
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