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About possum52

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    Cool Cruiser

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    South East Suburbs, Melbourne, Australia
  • Interests
    Genealogy, traveling and family
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  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific

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  1. We did the Taieri train on the recommendation of DH's brother and SIL. They thoroughly enjoyed it so we thought we'd do it too. As well as the train, we had a tour of Dunedin as part of the excursion. We were picked up from the wharf and traveled to the train station by coach and after the train trip the coach picked us up and we spent an hour seeing the sights of Dunedin before returning to the Port Chalmers. Leigh
  2. We really enjoyed the Taieri train, I guess it comes down to what your interests are. We booked it privately and not through the cruise ship - about half the cost. I agree with the other recommendations. Although in Auckland we took a privately booked half day tour which showed us around Auckland. We loved Akaroa and just wandered around the town, had a beer with friends at the pub not far from the dock and fish and chips for lunch further along the same street. Leigh
  3. It was a little oily but so good!😊
  4. It is really good in a ham and cheese toasted sandwich. πŸ˜€
  5. Sorry, a senior moment there! We were on Golden last November and docked at Queens Wharf which is next to Princes Wharf. So when you come off the wharf turn right and it is a few hundred metres walk along Quay Street. Leigh
  6. Ombud, if you are looking to store your luggage when you disembark in Auckland, I have seen good reviews for the Luggage Hotel at Shed 23/145 Quay St, Auckland (on Princes Wharf which is where I think the Celebrity Solstice is docking). http://www.theluggagehotel.com I would suggest a ferry trip over to Devonport, which is a pretty town/suburb across the bay with many historic buildings. The ferry wharf is next to Princes Wharf. Leigh
  7. Swans play St Kilda on Saturday afternoon at the SCG in a 1.45pm start. Should be a good game and Swans should win. Leigh
  8. There is no direct public transport from the airport to the city and certainly not a tram. The Skybus, taxis and Uber plus privately organised transport is the only way. Leigh
  9. The No 75 tram goes along Flinders Street and will drop the OP off at Fitzroy Gardens in Wellington Parade, at the southern end of the gardens.
  10. Yes there is quite a large conservatory with magnificent floral displays which change four or five times a year. My son in law’s twin brother was married there. Leigh
  11. I tend to order chai lattes at the moment, as coffee is not agreeing with me. I order extra hot, skinny, spice chai latte.
  12. The skill of the barista is very important to a good coffee. There are so many cafes and coffee shops that serve really good coffee in Melbourne.
  13. That's my worry, probably why they haven't been used.
  14. We have a few metal straws at home that my husband purchased online, I don't think they have been used yet! πŸ˜€
  15. Sounds a brilliant idea! Fortunately, I tend to be a wine, beer or cider drinker so rarely use a straw. Leigh
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