|Cost:||8 days free and easy at S$1,600 per person with extension.|
|Date:||21 March 96 - 7 April 96.|
|Day 1 :||Depart for airport in the evening.|
|Day 2 :||Arrive in the morning and visited Movie World. Went to Surfers' Paradise in the evening for a walk.|
|Day 3 :||Visited Water World and Surfers' Paradise. Went shopping in the evening along the streets.|
|Day 4 :||Visited Dream World and Pacific Fair shopping centre.|
|Day 5 :||Visited day farm, valley tour and Pacific Fair shopping centre.|
|Day 6 :||Went for nature walk in the mountains.|
|Day 7 :||Visited Sunday market in Brisbane and had seafood lunch at Captain Snapper Restaurant.|
|Day 8 :||Visited supermarket nearby for last minute shopping and depart for airport.|
|Cost:||8 day trip with 3 days in Mt Buller ski resort for S$1,500 per person.|
|Date:||12 - 20 July 98.|
|Day 1 :||We took an afternoon flight and arrived at midnight.|
|Day 2 :||Visited Victoria market in the morning. We spent the rest of the day exploring the city and booking our tour packages.|
|Day 3 :||Visited the 12 apostles and the Great Ocean Road. It was a nice experience for us.|
|Day 4 :||Visited the winery and the zoo.|
|Day 5 :||Arrived at Mt Buller ski resort and it started to snow. It was the first time we touched snow and it was exciting. We attended the ski beginners' class and spent rest of days trying out our new skills. We had a very nice candlelight dinner and stayed in a penthouse.|
|Day 6 :||We continued to ski in the morning and afternoon. We had buffet dinner in the evening and the temperature dropped to 3 degree Celsius.|
|Day 7 :||We spent the morning taking some photos as the weather turned sunny and left for the city. We arrived at the hotel in evening and went to the casino for dinner.|
|Day 8 :||We visited St Kilder Sunday market and shopped around the neighborhood.|
|Day 9 :||We took a morning flight and arrived in Singapore at about 3 pm.|
|Date:||16 - 23 September 2007.|
|Day 1 :||We took a morning flight and arrived in the afternoon before we checked into our service apartments for the night. We also visited the local supermarket to top up our stocks.
This is the first time my mother in law and sister in law joined us for a long holiday.
|Day 2 :||After breakfast, we drove out of the city to the Caversham Wildlife Park. We had a great time there as the kids could see many animals and feed the free ranging kangaroos as well.
After the visit, we made our long journey towards Busselton, a seaside town. Upon arrival, we walked along the famous Busselton jetty as the train was under maintenance. The walk was enjoyable but the late winter wind was a little unbearable.
We then checked in to our chalet and had barbeque meat for dinner.
|Day 3 :||Today, we drove towards Margaret River where we visited the Leeuwin Lighthouse, Leeuwin Cave, Winery and Chocolate Factory. We checked in to Kerriley Park Farm for the night.|
|Day 4 :||This is the highlight for the trip as Kendrick and Karis got to feed the animals, like sheep, horses, lama, rabbits, guinea pigs and chickens in the morning as well as picking up farm eggs from the hen.
After the animal feeding, we move on to visit the Xanada winery and candy store before heading south towards Pemberton.
On the way, we experienced hailstones and visited the Tree Top and Giant Tree. Due to the rain, our walk in the treetop was cut short.
We managed to find our accommodation at Pemberton town and stayed for the night.
|Day 5 :||After breakfast, we visited Pemberton Farm followed by picking up fresh Marion from the farm. It was with much regret that the fish farm was closed, as we wanted to fish that day. However, we did have an enjoyable visit at the Lavender Garden and tried the lavender ice cream.
We spent the remaining part of our day traveling south towards Albany.
We had a feast that night with fresh steamed Marion and rested for the night.
|Day 6 :||After checkout, we visited the natural landscape like the Gap and Bridge. Thereafter, we made our long journey northwards toward Perth city.
We arrived in Perth in the evening and checked in to a hotel next to the shopping belt and headed straight to the Asian food court for the food after four days of barbeque meat and sandwiches.
|Day 7 :||Today, we decided to give the Pinnacles Desert a miss and went to the Fremantle Market instead. It was a great day of shopping for my mother in law as she grabbed all the fresh produce that we could get hold of. We then had fish and chips for lunch at the nearby famous restaurant.
We spent the afternoon back in Perth City for more shopping.
|Day 8 :||We returned to Fremantle Market again to get our last minute shopping.|
|Day 9 :||We had dim sum lunch before we proceed to the airport for home.|
|Cost:||A self drive holiday to the scenic Tasmania with total cost of S$5,000.|
|Day 1 :||Arrive in Tasmania via Melbourne.|
|Day 2 :||Visited Peacock Garden and a Swiss town.|
|Day 3 :||Visited Seahorse World and Batman bridge.|
|Day 4 :||Visited Cradle mountain and hiked round the lake.|
|Day 5 :||Went for night penguin tour and walked by the seaside.|
|Day 6 :||Visited strawberry farm, Port Arthur, a cave and a hot spring resort.|
|Day 7 :||Visited jam factory, a National Park and a walk on the tree top.|
|Day 8 :||Visited Cadbury Chocolate Factory and Salamanca Market.|
|Day 9 :||Depart for Singapore via Melbourne.|