• Keef Hellinger

Blog 163 HOLIDAY1995 Trip downunder includes a motorhome Queensland (recreated 2021 a retrospective)

Updated: Dec 30, 2021

By keef and annie hellinger, Dec 1 2021 07.30 am

As Moonfruit died on 7th December 2021 my previous HOLIDAY2007-8 site which contained our 1st trip down under in 1995 was migrated by Yell to WIX. I have decided to incorporate it here into my motorhometravelsblog site as an insurance against Yell increasing site charges quite substantially once a year is up, it will then be easy to remove the migrated site.

Note this is intrinsically linked to Blog 81, see the 3 associated blogs at end of post, thanks

That's what you call thinking ahead... anyhow for your enjoyment here is 1995!


Including Family in Sydney, New South Wales, Victoria & Queensland

Summary: AUSTRALIA 5 weeks between 6/8/1995 - 2/9/1995

On the old website photos were arranged in batches of 50 via the gallery to make it quicker to load them and easier to navigate through them. In 2020 you can now use the filmstrip bar at the bottom to run across them. All You Tube videos from that trip are available via the Playlist button below. Enjoy! This is a visual summary of out family trip to Australia in 1995. What lovely memories! We were supposed to have 2 stops on route, Kuwait City & Jakarta but in the end stopped at those and Changi airport, Singapore & Denpasar, Indonesia as well. 48 hours travel to save the cost of one child's flight. We would not do that again, far too tiring. Whilst in Oz we visited Sydney, Hunter Valley wine area, Great Ocean Road, Canberra, Melbourne and Queensland especially Cairns, Green Island and the Atherton Tableland. By 2020 including living there as a child / teenager respectively we have been 5 times and still have rellies / friends living there, love the place! By 2017 we had in essence travelled from Caernarvon high up on the west coast all the way around up to Cooktown high on the east coast plus thru the red centre from Darwin to Adelaide including Alice Springs, plus Broome & Kunannarra both high up in Western Australia, oh and all the way around the island of Tasmania, would have lived there way back in the late 80s if my company had given me the job in the rocks area Sydney but in the end they decided it was cheaper to give the job to an aussie rather than pay for a whole Brit family to be shipped out there, shame, but travel & life is still fun.

Besides seeing kapukai the aboriginal dance band we travelled on the fabulous Kuranda Railway in far north Queensland, we also sadly saw the oppression of aboriginals in Mossman, when we returned in 2007-8 (Blog 162) they had even been banished to the outskirts of the town and in Alice springs Kevin Rudd the then Prime Minister of Australia issued a formal apology for the way they had been treated, to this day I personally don't believe this issue is yet resolved #sosad #scary

us on the big cat off green island, queensland, 1995
us on the big cat off green island, queensland, 1995

image of the boys,, that green island classic photo we had in their playroom #nostalgia, blog 163 motorhome-travels blog
the boys, that green island classic photo we had in their playroom #nostalgia

old style 6 birth motorhome c 1995
our queensland hire 6 berth motorhome, had fun getting up hills, double declutch ;)



Have a look at the diaries and the travel map above, below is what the old website looked like, it had various revisions since its inception in 2008 but was the earliest site I ever created starting created via Coppermine with Craigs then Moonfruit V6, HTML5, responsive code and now on WIX (what a journey of discovery and I've loved every moment) #nerd #majorholidaytrip

our old HOLIDAY2007-8 website 1995 page image, died dec21
our old HOLIDAY2007-8 website 1995 page image

This is what the original slideshow page looked like

b163 1995 original slideshow page
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