We then went to Sydney where we had a guided tour of the famous Sydney Opera House. There was a rehearsal going on in one of the theaters and the acoustics were simply awesome. Then we went to the Water World which is an aquarium housing some of the sea life of Australia. Here are some pictures.
From Brisbane we went to Auckland, New Zealand. New Zealand was better than Australia. After arrival at Auckland we went to see the Waitomo Glowworm Caves that are situated some 60 km away. This was a visit worth experiencing though all the glow worms had to be seen in pitch darkness and pictures could not be taken. It is a sight to be seen. Though it was not like the glow worms that we had seen in Malaysia. Here there were millions of them flying about in the darkness. Here in Auckland we visited the Government Gardens which was very beautiful and then we went to the Auckland museum which houses Maori artifacts. We also visited the hot geyser springs at the outskirts of Auckland and the mudflats. Here are a few pictures.
We left for India on the 30th. via Malaysia (transit) reaching home at about 2:00 a.m. on the 1st. of October.