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Northern Territories' Watarrka National Park: An Explorer's Guide

There are many things you need to know about the Watarrka National Park if you’re looking to visit. The park is actually a protected area in the Northern Territories and was established n 1989. It remains a highly popular destination for many visitors each year. If you ...

Posted By JenniferA on 9th July 2020

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The Great Ocean Road by Motorcycle

Great Ocean Road

From Allanford to Melbourne is a route that has everything you could possibly ask for as a motorcyclist. From breathtaking scenic views of the deep, blue waters, to twisty forest paths, bathed in shadow, The Great Ocean Road is the ultimate ride out. No wonder it was voted as ...

Posted By JenniferD on 18th July 2019

Views : 387

Visiting Tasmania, Australia - A Sailing Journey

Tasmania

Tasmania is renowned for its uncrowded waters, unparalleled sea views and rich maritime history. With paradise awaiting you out in the ocean, no visit to Tasmania is complete without undertaking a sailing journey. With premier multihulls, catamarans and motor yachts for sale, ...

Posted By JenniferA on 28th May 2019

Views : 502

Australia’s Top Spots for Spotting Kangaroos

Kangaroo

In Australia, there are twice as many kangaroos as there are people, and travellers from all over the world make their way here to catch a glimpse of these unique animals. If you want to ensure that you and your children get the opportunity to see one in the flesh, then check ...

Posted By JenniferD on 11th January 2019

Views : 621

5 Odd Places in Australia You'll Want to Visit

Pinnacles

Even an extended trip to Australia means you need to narrow down the “must-sees.” However, that can be tough in such a large and diverse country. As you plan your vacation, go beyond the staple tourist attractions. From the Sydney Opera House to the vast beaches, ...

Posted By PaulJ on 27th November 2018

Views : 670

The Best 7 Weekend Getaways for Your Family in Australia

Sydney

Australia is a country full of surprises. There are major metropolitan areas, like Sydney, there are beautiful beaches that stretch for hundreds of miles, and there’s the often unexplored outback, where wild creatures and unknown adventures await. In a country so diverse, ...

Posted By PaulJ on 13th September 2018

Views : 887

Out of the Outback - A Traveller's Guide to Experiencing the Art and Culture of Australia

Twin Falls Kakadu National Park

Australia's indigenous culture is the oldest living culture in the world. It is a place where the land and the spirits are believed to be intertwined. Experiencing Aboriginal traditions and art, gaining an understanding about Aboriginal beliefs, and travelling across the landscape ...

Posted By JenniferA on 29th January 2018

Views : 995

6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Adelaide Adventure

Adelaide

Adelaide, the South Australian capital, is one of THE places to be this year. From its mouth-watering foods and thirst quenching wines to its unique wildlife and accessibility, there are so many attractions to see and visit. Here are 6 tips to help you make the most of your Adelaide ...

Posted By JenniferA on 29th January 2018

Views : 930

5 Places to Visit in South East Queensland by Public Transport

Train Travel

A fun and exciting way to visit the attractions in South East Queensland is to take advantage of public transport. You can purchase TransLink tickets and plan your itinerary for the places you want to visit. Here are some places to visit in South East Queensland. Brisbane One ...

Posted By Fonthip on 18th September 2017

Views : 1837

Coffee, Culture, Creativity - 10 Destinations to Experience While Exploring Melbourne

Exploring Melbourne

Melbourne is the culture capital of Australia, with many different avenues of art, expression, and creativity spreading throughout the city. Visiting Melbourne to explore these avenues is a great way to spend a week or two, and with many hotels, RNR Melbourne serviced apartments, ...

Posted By JenniferA on 17th August 2017

Views : 1266

10 Dips in the Outdoor Pools of Sydney

Bronte Baths

The outdoor swimming movement is a big thing in Australia. There are no shortage of outdoor pools and rock pools in Sydney to choose from. Almost all of Sydney’s main beaches have a rock pool. Some of the outdoor pools are called baths because historically they were actually ...

Posted By jasonhall on 28th February 2017

Views : 2281

Exploring Melbourne for the very first time

Melbourne

Melbourne is the gateway to Victoria’s world class wineries, natural springs, peninsulas, spectacular coastlines and serene villages. Melbourne provides the best of food, drinks, arts and culture, that the Australian continent has to offer. Dotted with busy laneways, bustling ...

Posted By JenniferA on 24th January 2017

Views : 1952 | Comments : 1

Backpackers Guide to Melbourne & Sydney

St Kilda Tram

Melbourne and Sydney offer local and international backpackers a unique backpacking experience. The cities themselves have a great culture to experience when staying long term, but they also provide a great base while you explore other parts of New South Wales and Victoria. They ...

Posted By DamienK on 9th December 2016

Views : 2327

The Iconic Venues of Melbourne

Melbourne

For a business hoping to put on an incredible corporate event, or just a group seeking some fantastic music while surrounded by history, few places are more suited to picturesque partying than Melbourne. With a thriving network of bars, boardwalks and bandrooms, Melbourne’s ...

Posted By JenniferA on 7th September 2016

Views : 2576

Destination Wedding Margaret River Region, Bring the Party with You

Boranup Karri Forest

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 ...

Posted By jasonhall on 16th November 2015

Views : 3499

Australia’s Marine Wonderland: Ningaloo

Ningaloo Reef

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 ...

Posted By mick on 14th October 2015

Views : 3611

Melbourne Scuba Diving Gems

Cape Schanck

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 ...

Posted By mick on 5th September 2015

Views : 3016

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 ...

Posted By Fonthip on 17th June 2015

Views : 11314

Best National Parks in ACT

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

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 the ...

Posted By mick on 15th April 2015

Views : 11395

Have a Hoppin’ Holiday on Kangaroo Island

Kangaroos at Sunset

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 six ...

Posted By jasonhall on 17th March 2015

Views : 4147

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 12th February 2015

Views : 2099 | Comments : 1

Ten Reasons To Visit Australia

Australian Landscape

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 defines ...

Posted By JenniferA on 11th February 2015

Views : 6795

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 24th October 2014

Views : 2035

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 home ...

Posted By jasonhall on 21st May 2014

Views : 23685

Bermagui, South Coast, NSW

Bermagui Blue Pool

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 coastal ...

Posted By chantelle on 8th April 2014

Views : 8979

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 26th March 2014

Views : 52928

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 swells, ...

Posted By mick on 18th March 2014

Views : 57766 | Comments : 2

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 Apartments ...

Posted By Roland on 11th February 2014

Views : 89932 | Comments : 1

Australia's Top Five Remote Wilderness Destinations At Your Fingertips

Image name: The Kimberley. Credit: Tourism Australia

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. Flying ...

Posted By Roland on 7th February 2014

Views : 29364

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 are ...

Posted By Roland on 30th January 2014

Views : 53140

Perth to Geraldton: A favourite Australian Road Trip

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 field of spectacular limestone formations, The Pinnacles. ...

Posted By Karl on 19th December 2013

Views : 27952

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 sightseeing, ...

Posted By jasonhall on 18th August 2013

Views : 4716

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 surrounding ...

Posted By mick on 25th March 2013

Views : 15175 | Comments : 1

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 in ...

Posted By mick on 14th March 2013

Views : 5430

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 worldwide ...

Posted By budget.com.au on 16th November 2012

Views : 6647

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 journey. Well ...

Posted By mick on 27th April 2012

Views : 120651 | Comments : 4

Perth

Perth CBD

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 you ...

Posted By chantelle on 1st September 2011

Views : 64578 | Comments : 1

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 including ...

Posted By chantelle on 1st September 2011

Views : 8090

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 beaches, ...

Posted By chantelle on 23rd August 2011

Views : 6116 | Comments : 1

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, there ...

Posted By chantelle on 22nd August 2011

Views : 10735 | Comments : 1

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 drive ...

Posted By chantelle on 4th August 2011

Views : 78621 | Comments : 5

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 really ...

Posted By chantelle on 4th August 2011

Views : 9095

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 summer ...

Posted By chantelle on 4th August 2011

Views : 6497

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 opportunities ...

Posted By mick on 2nd August 2011

Views : 12689

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