David Barker has taken early retirement and decided to embark on a three month trip to Australia, staying in hostels. He’s living life for the moment and proving that life does not end at 50.
Follow his journey below and check back for updates. Feel free to email him at golf.diving4fun at virgin dot net
November 8: Airlie Beach
Captain Cook may have got the name wrong, but the Whitsunday Islands are truly beautiful. David enjoys some diving and snorkelling.
Catch Up On The Journey
November 1-5: Murwillumbah – Noosa – Hervey Bay
After quick stops in Murwillumbah and Noosa, David visits the World Heritage Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world.
October 16: Byron Bay
Leaving Alice Springs with promises to return, David heads to Byron Bay and finds there’s plenty to do if you like the beach.
October 10-12: Ayers Rock to Kings Canyon
After missing out on walking up Ayers Rock, David makes a spontaneous plan change that takes him to the spectacular Kings Canyon.
October 8-10: Adelaide to Alice Springs
The rain seems to follow David as he travels by bus to Alice Springs. Dawn in a hot air balloon is followed by a trip to the famous Uluru.
October 5-7: Barossa Valley and Adelaide
Touring Australia’s famous wine region and a kangaroo burger for lunch. Back to Adelaide for a trip to the zoo and a journey south to Hahndorf.
October 2: Adelaide
After a night in a dodgy hotel, David has a great day at Adelaide’s Central Market and a awful day on the golf course.
September 30 – October 1: Great Ocean Road to Adelaide
The spectacular drive takes in Otway Rainforest, the 12 Apostles (or is that 7?), The Balconies and McKenzie Falls.
September 26: Manchester, England to Melbourne, Australia
After being laid low with jet-lag, David gets a feel for the city of Melbourne and visits the little penguins of Phillip Island.
September 2: England
David describes the circumstances leading up to his decision to travel to Australia for three months and a tentative intinerary.