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Snowtrip to the New South Wales Snowfields

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An August 2007 trip to New South Wales by auskiwi

Perisher Blue 10 Photo, New South Wales, Australia More Photos
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Snowtrip to the New South Wales Snowfields

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Anglers Reach 2 Photo, New South Wales, Australia
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It’s a warm Spring Friday morning when we all set off for our extended, 4-day, weekend trip to the New South Wales snowfields. There are 3 families and one couple (13 people in total) in a rolling convoy of 4 cars. The 5 small kids are all hyped up to the max as are the 4 bigger boys. We’re all keen to get to the snow. Some of us have never been before but have heard great things about how much fun it is.The trip was scheduled over 4 days during which time we did the following: * To break the trip up a bit on the way down to the snowfields we decided to stop for a lunch break in Canberra and take a walk around Parliament House.* To break the trip up on t...Read More

Waterford Lodge

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Hotel

Waterford Lodge Photo, New South Wales, Australia
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Waterford Lodge is located in Anglers Reach – a small lakeside village with a scattering of houses, two caravan parks, two small shops (in the caravan parks), plenty of birdlife (red breasted robins, magpies, currawongs, various types of parrots and wrens), and plenty of kangaroos hopping around, in the paddocks and on lawns of all the properties, at dawn and dusk. The lodge is capable of sleeping 14-15 people – - There are 3 double bedrooms and 4 bedrooms with two single beds. - There are 2 bathrooms of the main bedroom wing and one of the double bedrooms has an ensuite. - There are no towels or linen supplied so bring your own. - There is an electric blanket supplied on e...Read More

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Waterford Lodge
Anglers Reach
New South Wales, Australia

Parliament House

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Attraction

Parliament House Photo, Canberra, Australia
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Canberra – Parliament House (24th August 2007)What is a trip through or to Canberra without a stop off at Parliament House - very un-Australian – especially for a group of footy loving Australians with two kiwis in toe.We headed for the underground car park in our 4-car convoy and found 4-car parks in very close proximity to one another. After a brief stop at the car park toilets we ascended the stairs to the courtyard in front of Parliament House.There was a brief discussion on whether we were actually going to go into the joint or not – some thought we’d stopped just to have a spot of lunch on the lawn in front, but they were wrong. We entered through the front door, through ...Read More

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Parliament House
Capital Hill
Canberra, Australia
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Science and Technology Centre

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Attraction | "The Science and Technology Centre"

Questacon 1 Photo, Canberra, Australia
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We decided that on the way home we should stop of in Canberra again and do something else. The guys all wanted to go to the Go-cart track so we packed up our belongings, stuffed it all into the cars and set off.Unfortunately the Go-cart track was closed when we got there so we moved to Plan 2 – let’s visit the Science and Technology Centre (Questacon). All we have to do is find it. Yeah, yeah – how hard can it be you ask? Easy – just follow the signs directing you to the wrong building – we ended up outside the Australian National Museum. Another 10 minutes later we finally made it to our intended destination, we parked the cars, paid the $15 entry fee per adult and entered....Read More

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Science and Technology Centre

Canberra, Australia

A Day at Mount Selwyn

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Selwyn 1 Photo, New South Wales, Australia
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Mount Selwyn Snowfields (25th August 2007)We’re up at 6.30am this morning because this is going to be our first day on the snow. We have decided to go to Mount Selwyn to see what its like – we’ve heard the snow there is pretty thin on the ground and that they are actually making snow overnight. There were several of us that have never skied or snowboarded and we have been advised that Selwyn’s slopes were great for learning on as they aren’t as steep or as long as the slopes at Perisher Blue or Thredbo.After a half-hour trip from Anglers Reach we reached the snowfields of Mount Selwyn and there was not very much snow at all – what a difference from a couple of years ago when we...Read More

A Day at Mount Perisher

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Perisher Blue 13 Photo, New South Wales, Australia
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Perisher Blue Snowfields (26th August 2007)Once again we’re up at 6.30am in the morning but we’re not heading the Mount Selwyn today – oh no – we’re going to Perisher Blue where there’s plenty of snow for the more experienced skiers and snow boarders amongst us – don’t worry though there are still beginners slopes.After a 1 – 1 ½ hour trip from Anglers Reach, in the opposite direction, through Jindabine, we reached the packed car park at the Perisher Blue snow fields – it was so packed we had park our car down the road and wait for a bus to pick us up and drop us off.The place was a hell of a lot busier than Mount Selwyn and I almost got knocked over a number of tim...Read More