An informative guide about featured locations within the Destinations Travel Blog; provided by the travel team at Australian Explorer.
Destination weddings can be a fun and stress free way to get married. When planning a wedding, consider incorporating your honeymoon and your wedding into one. Rather than planning a big wedding, instead you can bring a few of your best friends with you and make the entire experience a holiday. This can be easily achieved with the proper planning and by hiring a passenger van or similar type of high occupancy vehicle that can get you and your wedding party to your destination. Take advantage of group tour rates and travel together; yet still plan some alone time for the happy new couple. Hiring a Passenger Van for Your Wedding Party You can hire a budget rental van or high occupancy vehicle in Perth or Bunbury, depending on where you are . . .
With about 25,000 kilometers of coastline, Australia has an abundance of beautiful coastal environments. The 260 kilometre long Ningaloo reef is unarguably one of the most beautiful. Western Australia’s Ningaloo reef was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2011 and is Australia’s largest and most accessible fringing reef. In some places, it is only a few metres from the shore to the flourishing reef environment. The coastline by the reef is dotted with camping sites rather than luxury hotels. One of the primary ways of getting to a camping ground is by hiring a four wheel drive or campervan from Perth. Travellers may then drive to Carnarvon to later enter South Ningaloo. The time driving amounts to approximately twelve ho . . .
When tourists travelling Australia suggest Melbourne as their next destination, people in most cases warn them about how unpredictable the weather is. This may be true, at times - but what they never mention is that Melbourne is Australia’s arts hub and by far makes the best coffee! We are the world’s most liveable city after all. Now that you have a snapshot of our urban landscape, travel an hour out of the city centre and you arrive at the Mornington Peninsula. The coastline is sure to impress and offers a range of activities to suit you and your family. To have a truly memorable experience I would suggest scuba diving. Whether you are an advanced diver or a beginner the peninsula has it all. Seasoned scuba divers can travel . . .
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. Darli . . .
Arts, culture and entertainment may be Canberra's best-known draws, but it’s the city’s nearby natural wonders that make it a truly must-see destination on any ACT tour. Surrounded by some of Australia’s best national parks, Canberra acts as a gateway into . . .
Kangaroo Island is located just off the coast of South Australia. It is the third largest island in Australia; its area covers 4,405 square km and includes several different terrains and a National Park. There is so much variety in things to do on this island. There are si . . .
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 . . .
When you think of traveling abroad, you tend to think of exotic locales with unique cultures and experiences you won't get anywhere else. And there's no place that fits that bill quite like the Land Down Under, Australia. Located far from most other continents, Australia de . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
Many people have never heard of Bermagui, it is a town on the South Coast of New South Wales. It is a fantastic and beautiful spot to visit if you’re driving down the south-eastern coastline. Bermagui is surrounded by secluded surf beaches, estuaries, wetlands and coas . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
Not too long ago, the word ‘remote’ meant ‘inaccessible’ for most people, but Corporate Air's private charter flights have changed that. Now you can reach and enjoy the supreme beauty of the Australian wilderness without relying on major airlines. Fl . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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