Sydney/Brisbane - Australien (29.09.-04.10.2004) / Sydney/Brisbane - Australia (09/29 - 10/04/2005)


At October 2004 I made my third visit to Sydney in Australia. After check-in we went to gate A04, where boarding started.
Flight Austrian 1 via Kuala Lumpur to Sydney was fully occupied this day. Our aircraft was an Boeing 777-2Z9(ER) OE-LPB.
With 1 hour delay we started at runway 29. Our route continued from Vienna over the Black Sea to India, then over the Bay
of Bengal to our stopp at Kuala Lumpur. Via runway 14R we continued our journey twoards Australia. We passed the
australian coastline near Broome. We flew over the Ayers Rock and reached finally Sydney at aprox. 3.00pm the next day.
The landing was at runway 16R. During our final approach to Sydney airport we had an marvelous view down to the skyline
with the opera house and the harbour bridge.

Here are some pictures from flight Austrian 1 ...

After customs we took an airport shuttle directly to our hotel near the Opera House - the Marriott Sydney Harbour. At the
evening we made a small walk to the harbour and the Opera House at night. Unforntunately it was raining the next morning,
so we visited the Sydney Aquarium, where you can see nearly everything up to a shark. After the aquarium we took a taxi
back to the harbour where we had booked a harbour tour in the afternoon.
Despite of the bad weather we had a great time
during this harbour cruise. We passed the Opera House then the Taronga Zoo and back to Darling harbour and finally back
to our starting point - the Circular Quay. In the evening we had dinner in the Hard Rock Cafe.

Some pictures from Sydney ...

At 2nd of October we also made a daytrip to Brisbane. In the morning we were goint to Sydney airpoirt. Boarding for our
flight QF 506 to Brisbane was at 7:15am at gate 7. Our aircraft for the aprox. 1 hour flight was an Airbus A330-301
VH-QPB. At 7:45am
we took of at runway 16L, the landing at Brisbane was at runway 19. Fortunately the weather in
Brisbane was much better than in Sydney. The temperature was at 25 degrees. We were going into the city of Brisbane
by taxi. We explored the city center by foot.

A couple of pictures from Brisbane ...

In the afternoon we were going back to the airport, where our flight QF 557 took of at 8:10pm at runway 19. This time our
aircraft was a Boeing 767-336(ER) VH-ZXE. The landing was at 9:40pm at runway 25 in Sydney.

We started the next morning with a walk through Sydney. The weather was marvelous this day. After lunch we returned
to the airport, where I had the opportunity the make a lot of pictures at the visitor terrace.

Here som photos from the observation deck ...

Then we checked in for flight Austrian 2 to Vienna via Kuala Lumpur. We spent the time until boarding in the very comfortable
Air New Zealand Lounge. Boarding started at 4:00pm
at gate 51. Takeoff was at 4:55pm at runway 34L. Our aircraft back to
austria was a Boeing 777-2Z9(ER) OE-LPC. After aprox. 21 hours of flight time we landed at the 4th of October at 6:00am
at runway 16 in Vienna.

Some pictures from flight Austrian 2 ...

On the following map you can see the routes of all flights

All the pictures, I've made can be seen in the following galleries

Vienna Schwechat International - September 29, 2004 (mehr)
Austrian 1 from Vienna to Sydney - September 29, 2004 (mehr)
Sydney Kingsford Smith International - October 2, 2004 (mehr)
Qantas 506 from Sydney to Brisbane - October 2, 2004 (mehr)
Brisbane Eagle Farm International - October 2, 2004 (mehr)
Sydney Kingsford Smith International - October 3, 2004 (mehr)
Austrian 2 from Sydney to Vienna - October 3, 2004 (mehr)