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Very good knowledge of N.S.W. from beach to bush to Broken Hill. Have also travelled in a lot in Victoria, Queensland (to Townsville), Tasmania, South Australia and a few weeks in southern W.A. Used to be Hunter Valley Tourist Officer. Contact me for sights to see, not which disco or pub to recommend. Have also spent months in Europe, particularly the following: Italy, Germany, Spain, England, Scotland, Belgium, Holland, Austria and Czech Republic. I am a retiree and have a Winnebago Motorhome which I plan to use over the next few years (and have done some trips already).

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I have surfed, raced motorcycles, ordinary cycles and a bit of fishing through much of the area as well as working there selling 5 days a week. I also have many photographs which I am currently working at putting on the computer. I have an extensive catalogue of where I've travelled at under "iandsmith".


Hunter Valley Veterans Cycling Club


REVS, Surfing World, Soccer Weekly, Australian Motor Cycle News, Womens Weekly.

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I have a wicked sense of humour, having been raised on the Goon Shows and Monty Python and I do like photography. I have a Nikon D50 digital. I also write articles for magazines, mostly about travel.

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2016-04-14 extended trip to Australia:

I guess coming from the cold you'll think the heat will be wonderful!  It's probably the worst time to visit but I'll do the best I can.  You really need to forward your interests so I can adequately assist

2016-01-10 trip advice:

Wow, you've set me a task here!  Try and do the best I can.  Firstly, great to see someone's actually put some thought into it, unlike the Sydney-Cairns-Uluru golden triangle as I call it.  Looking at

2013-10-07 visiting NSW and QLD:

I just spent half an hour doing this reply and lost it.  Here goes again!  All the following have many more details if you visit virtualtourist where my pages have pictures and more information.  First

2013-09-17 Immigrating To Australia:  This site will get you started.  You haven't listed what you might be most interested in but you can work it out from virtualtourist.  If you have more questions

2012-07-14 Adventure Travel in N.W. Australia:

Wow, all that in three weeks!  Amazing.  If you don't choose that, I would opt for the McDonnell Ranges around Alice Springs, lots of good stuff to see, plenty of tours and a bit of variety.  Personally


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