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Sydney's Darling Quarter

Darling Quarter, Darling Harbour

Darling Quarter is a new and vibrant Sydney community with a beautifully designed contemporary style as well as amenities, such as green open spaces, an exciting selection of cafes and a wine bar. The wide assortment of eateries features cuisines from around the world. Darling Quarter is also home to the most spectacular free children’s playground in Australia. The collection of fun activities is designed to promote learning while they spur the imagination of children of all ages. Located in the heart of Sydney’s Central Business District, the Darling Quarter water games, climbing ropes, swings, slides and other outdoor playground equipment will keep kids entertained for hours. The water park is filled with fountains and . . .

Posted By Fonthip on Wednesday 17th June 2015 @ 10:20:29

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Top 5 Getaways Near Melbourne

Melbourne Wineries

Sure, Melbourne’s great but it doesn’t hold the borders on good times. There’s plenty to see and do one or two hours drive away in all directions. Maybe you don’t get put of the city much because you don’t have a car, well when you consider that . . .

Posted By JenniferA on Thursday 12th February 2015 @ 10:46:52

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Hayman Island: Crown Jewel of the Great Barrier Reef

Hayman Island

For years, Hayman Island reigned as Australia’s most iconic resort however it needed a serious makeover for some time. Thankfully, One & Only stepped in and directed an $80 million renovation. Now named One & Only Hayman Island, the resort sparkles again as the . . .

Posted By danielpott on Friday 24th October 2014 @ 00:53:23

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Behold Millions of Years' Worth of Beauty at Flinders Ranges National Park

Flinders Range

If you’re looking to explore Australia’s rugged Outback, yet simultaneously steer clear of tourists, head to one of Australia’s premier national landscapes- Flinders Ranges National Park. Flinders Ranges National Park is located in South Australia and is ho . . .

Posted By jasonhall on Wednesday 21st May 2014 @ 02:12:27

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Top 5 places you should camp for your Easter Break

The Easter break is less than a month away! If you are lucky enough to have a long weekend, get away, relax and celebrate. One popular Australian Easter activity is camping, whether you are with friends, family or taking a solo trip here are my picks for the top five camping . . .

Posted By chantelle on Wednesday 26th March 2014 @ 17:00:17

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Five of the Best Australian breaks for beginner to intermediate surfers

Manly Surf School

Surf travel is a great way to experience Australia's best beaches and master one of the world's most popular water sports. Australia's 50,000km of coastline offers countless surfing spots including beach, reef and point breaks as well as a huge variety and frequency of swel . . .

Posted By mick on Tuesday 18th March 2014 @ 11:15:07

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7 reasons to visit Norfolk Island

Norfolk Island Lookout. Credit: Norfolk Island Tourism

Norfolk Island is a delightful place right on Australia’s doorstep, where you can truly ‘get away from it all’. If you want a relaxing island holiday among breathtaking scenery, with plenty of things to do and luxury accommodation, our friends at Aloha Apar . . .

Posted By Roland on Tuesday 11th February 2014 @ 15:08:03

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7 Reasons to cruise the Kimberley Coast

Mitchell Falls

Australia’s Kimberley Coast is home to some of the world’s most incredible natural landscapes. This year the National Geographic Orion will complete her inaugural voyage along this amazing coastline. If that’s not enough to capture your imagination, here ar . . .

Posted By Roland on Thursday 30th January 2014 @ 22:07:18

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Perth to Geraldton: A favourite Australian Road Trip

Road Trip

Perth to Geraldton: A favourite Australian Road Trip Driving from Perth north to Geraldton offers easy and scenic access to the stunning Coral and Turquoise Coasts, with their golden beaches, reefs scattered with shipwrecks, remote coastal towns, fields of wildflowers and f . . .

Posted By Karl on Thursday 19th December 2013 @ 15:16:32

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An Accommodations Guide: Where to Hang Your Hat on Aussie Holiday

Accommodation Choices

There’s lots to consider when planning an Aussie holiday. Where will you be going? Will it be a family trip, a lovers’ weekend, or a solo adventure? Is there one destination, or several? Will you use a budget car hire for a road trip? Will it be focused on sight . . .

Posted By jasonhall on Sunday 18th August 2013 @ 04:46:35

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Perth to Broome - A Roadtrip like No Other!

The Pinnacles, Western Australia

Despite all the exciting attractions of Western Australia, many travellers bypass the city of Perth and spend the majority of their time in places like Sydney and Brisbane. While Eastern Australia is a wonderful place to visit, there can be no doubt that Perth and the surrou . . .

Posted By mick on Monday 25th March 2013 @ 14:13:02

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Shop 'til you drop - Melbourne's Market Culture

Market Culture

There are plenty of great reasons to visit Melbourne, and most of us already know about iconic landmarks in the city like the Flinders Street Railway Station or the Yarra River. If these landmarks alone aren't enough of a reason to get you to make the flight from elsewhere i . . .

Posted By mick on Thursday 14th March 2013 @ 16:14:13

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10 Must-See Sydney Edifices

City North Substation Sydney

Sydney is one of the youngest major cities in the world and it hasn’t quite made a name for itself. Northern Hemisphere people would be hard-pressed to name a building down under, except that seashell opera house. That’s changing though. In the midst of a worl . . .

Posted By budget.com.au on Friday 16th November 2012 @ 11:52:59

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Tasmania

Mount Wellington Summit

Tasmania and why I love it. Anyone who has visited Tasmania will tell you what a fantastic surprise it is when they finally get around to visiting. Many of us have heard all kinds of jokes about Tasmania, two heads, cold weather and so on and for some reason put off the jou . . .

Posted By mick on Friday 27th April 2012 @ 19:35:04

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Holiday in Australia

Koala

A holiday in Australia is a unique experience. Australia is rich in natural attractions such as the world famous Ayers Rock; something that you will never forget and unique to Australia. The Three Sisters, Kakadu, Bungle Bungles, Kata Tjuta, the list goes on and on and so . . .

Posted By mick on Thursday 5th January 2012 @ 18:42:59

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Perth

Perth from Botanic Gardens

Perth is the capital city of Western Australia, it is beautiful city located alongside the peaceful waters of the Swan River. It is home to some great landmarks such as the heritage building,The Perth Mint. This is a must see as it is Australia's oldest operating mint. If . . .

Posted By chantelle on Thursday 1st September 2011 @ 20:54:41

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Adelaide

Building in Adelaide

Adelaide is the capital of South Australia. It is a calm city divided into two parts, Adelaide and North Adelaide, which are separated by Torrens River. Adelaide is a beautiful place to visit all year round as there are a diverse range of landscapes in and around Adelaide i . . .

Posted By chantelle on Thursday 1st September 2011 @ 20:53:32

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Sydney

Sydney

Sydney is the capital of New South Wales. It is one of Australia’s most popular cities as well as the oldest and the largest city. Sydney is built around a stunning huge harbour, it is full of many tourist attractions and landmarks. It is also home to some fabulous bea . . .

Posted By chantelle on Tuesday 23rd August 2011 @ 18:18:37

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Whitsundays

Whitsundays - Coral Reef Photo

The famous Whitsundays are a fantastic location to visit in the warmer months. They are located off the Whitsunday Coast, in Queensland. There are 74 different islands which make up this beautiful destination. If you are looking for an overnight trip in the Whitsundays, the . . .

Posted By chantelle on Monday 22nd August 2011 @ 14:41:05

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Byron Bay

Sand Sculpture in Byron Bay

Byron Bay is a quiet beachside town in New South Wales, close to the Queensland border. If you are looking for a relaxing holiday or weekend away, Byron Bay is the place to be. I travelled to Byron Bay for the weekend away from the Gold Coast which is an easy 1 - 1.5 hours . . .

Posted By chantelle on Thursday 4th August 2011 @ 15:57:21

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Brisbane

Brisbane

Brisbane is the capital of Queensland. It is a stunning and lively city that is home to many different types of scenery, including skyscrapers, parkland and even an artificial beach. Brisbane is a great place to visit and there is so much to see and do just in the city. I re . . .

Posted By chantelle on Thursday 4th August 2011 @ 15:51:45

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Gold Coast

Gold Coast

Gold Coast is a very popular location for international and domestic tourists, and it’s no wonder with the array of attractions and events you can visit. The Gold Coast is a great place to visit all year round, but the best time to visit in my opinion would have to be . . .

Posted By chantelle on Thursday 4th August 2011 @ 15:44:35

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Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain

If you like the outdoors, photography and hiking then no visit to Tasmania is complete without spending time in Cradle Mountain. What a fantastic part of Tasmania this is!! Beautiful fresh air, rugged landscapes, a range of hiking tracks and a wealth of photographic opportun . . .

Posted By mick on Tuesday 2nd August 2011 @ 02:08:58

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Sydney's Darling Quarter

Darling Quarter is a new and vibrant Sydney community with a beautifully designed contemporary style . . .

Posted By Fonthip on Wednesday 17th June 2015

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Best National Parks in ACT

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Posted By mick on Wednesday 15th April 2015

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Have a Hoppin’ Holiday on Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is located just off the coast of South Australia. It is the third largest island i . . .

Posted By jasonhall on Tuesday 17th March 2015

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