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An informative guide about featured locations within the Destinations Travel Blog; provided by the travel team at Australian Explorer.

Beaches, Boating & Beauty: Experiencing Hamilton Island

It’s one of Australia’s many coastal gems, but even so, Hamilton Island exists in a league all on its own.  This utopian, self-contained island stands apart from the rest of the Whitsundays for a few notable reasons, with sparkling sands and crystal clear waters ...

Posted By JenniferA
22nd February 2021
Duration : 3 Minute Read
Views : 136
Palm Beach

5 Day Trips From Sydney

Sydney is one of the most iconic cities in the world, but there are also endless possibilities for sightseeing outside of the city limits. In every direction you look, you'll be greeted by unparalleled beauty. You might feel the urge to use up every possible minute in the city ...

Posted By davidmmb
3rd February 2021
Duration : 4 Minute Read
Views : 150

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
9th July 2020
Duration : 3 Minute Read
Views : 307

5 Adventurous Ways To Explore The Great Barrier Reef

When you think about a vacation adventure on the Great Barrier Reef, it’s probably scuba diving that comes to mind. Although there is a wondrous world to see under the waves, there are other ways that you can explore the Great Barrier Reef. As one of the 7 Wonders of the ...

Posted By SamanthaW
9th April 2020
Duration : 3 Minute Read
Views : 746
Byron Bay

4 Coastal Cities Around Australia That You Have To Visit

The best thing about travelling to a coastal city is that you don’t have to travel by car or plane. If you are fortunate enough to be able to buy a motor yacht or rent a motor yacht, you can really get the most out of your vacation and make the journey part of the adventure. ...

Posted By JenniferA
19th February 2020
Duration : 4 Minute Read
Views : 778
Melbourne

Key Things You Need To Know When Travelling To Melbourne In November

Melbourne is a city of contrasts in many ways and there’s always a lot to see and do at all times of the year. But if you’re planning a holiday in Melbourne in November, then here are some things to consider and keep in mind when visiting the southern city at this ...

Posted By LauraG
28th August 2019
Duration : 3 Minute Read
Views : 1014
Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road by Motorcycle

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
18th July 2019
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 543
Tasmania

Visiting Tasmania, Australia - A Sailing Journey

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
28th May 2019
Duration : 3 Minute Read
Views : 655
Kangaroo

Australia’s Top Spots for Spotting Kangaroos

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
11th January 2019
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 822
Sydney

Top 10 Sydney Tourist Attractions

Sydney is to be one of the most iconic cities in the world, with so many tourist attractions on offer it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of one of Australia’s most well-known locations! You should look to make the most of everything it has to offer ...

Posted By JenniferA
22nd December 2018
Duration : 4 Minute Read
Views : 1395
Pinnacles

5 Odd Places in Australia You'll Want to Visit

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
27th November 2018
Duration : 3 Minute Read
Views : 838
Sailing Destinations

5 Must-Visit Coastal Destinations To Sail To

Australia is truly spoiled with the quality of coastal destinations that we have, right on our very doorsteps. Determined that none should look the same, this great Southern Land has over achieved when it comes to the diversity and offerings that each of these coastal paradises ...

Posted By JenniferA
26th November 2018
Duration : 3 Minute Read
Views : 1053
Uluru

Drive Your Way To Uluru

With over 250,000 visitors to Uluru from all over the world each year, it's a must see tourist destination. Driving in the outback to visit Uluru doesn’t have to be daunting; in fact, the sealed roads allow a comfortable and safe trip without the need for a four wheel drive. ...

Posted By JenniferD
3rd October 2018
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 1446
Sydney

The Best 7 Weekend Getaways for Your Family in Australia

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
13th September 2018
Duration : 5 Minute Read
Views : 1140
Painted Cliffs on Maria Island National Park in the East coast of Tasmania

Top 10 Reasons to Visit Southern Australia

In many ways southern Australia boasts the very best the country has to offer visitors. Comprising not just the state of South Australia, the region also includes the states of New South Wales, Victoria, the lower portion of Western Australia, and Tasmania to boot. Southern ...

Posted By Charlie
20th August 2018
Duration : 5 Minute Read
Views : 1583
Kangaroo Island

Hidden Tourist Attractions In Australia That You Never Knew About

As one of the largest countries in the world, it's easy to miss out on some hidden gems in Australia. Everyone knows about Bondi Beach and the Sydney Opera House, and while they're both definitely worth a visit, don't shut out other less popular yet equally beautiful places! ...

Posted By Rebecca
7th February 2018
Duration : 3 Minute Read
Views : 2651
Twin Falls Kakadu National Park

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

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
29th January 2018
Duration : 3 Minute Read
Views : 1099
Adelaide

6 Ways to Make the Most of Your Adelaide Adventure

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
29th January 2018
Duration : 3 Minute Read
Views : 1442

5 Places to Visit in South East Queensland by Public Transport

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
18th September 2017
Duration : 3 Minute Read
Views : 2099

Melbourne's Indoor Attractions

When you go to Australia, you’re probably planning on spending a lot of time outdoors. That’s the way to do it, really. The country is full of interesting wildlife, postcard beaches, and all kinds of physical activities. That said, it’s also home to some cities ...

Posted By ThomasH
5th September 2017
Duration : 3 Minute Read
Views : 1782
Exploring Melbourne

Coffee, Culture, Creativity - 10 Destinations to Experience While 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
17th August 2017
Duration : 3 Minute Read
Views : 1444
Burleigh Heads National Park - Tumgun Lookout

The Beautiful Burleigh Heads

Whether you’re a local or a visitor to the Gold Coast, one of the top destinations to visit is the beautiful Burleigh Heads. Not only known for its fabulous beaches, Burleigh has something for everyone. With its bustling foodie scene, local boutiques, great parks and ...

Posted By Keshena
24th March 2017
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 3450
Bronte Baths

10 Dips in the Outdoor Pools of Sydney

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
28th February 2017
Duration : 4 Minute Read
Views : 2757
Melbourne

Exploring Melbourne for the very first time

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
24th January 2017
Duration : 3 Minute Read
Views : 2070 | Comments : 1
St Kilda Tram

Backpackers Guide to Melbourne & Sydney

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
9th December 2016
Duration : 4 Minute Read
Views : 2431
Melbourne

The Iconic Venues of 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
7th September 2016
Duration : 3 Minute Read
Views : 3085
Boranup Karri Forest

Destination Wedding Margaret River Region, Bring the Party with You

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
16th November 2015
Duration : 3 Minute Read
Views : 3702
Ningaloo Reef

Australia’s Marine Wonderland: Ningaloo

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
14th October 2015
Duration : 3 Minute Read
Views : 3806
Cape Schanck

Melbourne Scuba Diving Gems

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
5th September 2015
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 3216
Darling Quarter, Darling Harbour

Sydney's Darling Quarter

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
17th June 2015
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 11748
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

Best National Parks in ACT

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
15th April 2015
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 12317
Kangaroos at Sunset

Have a Hoppin’ Holiday on Kangaroo Island

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
17th March 2015
Duration : 3 Minute Read
Views : 4421
Melbourne Wineries

Top 5 Getaways Near Melbourne

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
12th February 2015
Duration : 3 Minute Read
Views : 2210 | Comments : 1
Australian Landscape

Ten Reasons To Visit Australia

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
11th February 2015
Duration : 3 Minute Read
Views : 6944
Hayman Island

Hayman Island: Crown Jewel of the Great Barrier Reef

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
24th October 2014
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 2131
Flinders Range

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

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
21st May 2014
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 23833
Bermagui Blue Pool

Bermagui, South Coast, NSW

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
8th April 2014
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 9423

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
26th March 2014
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 53174
Manly Surf School

Five of the Best Australian breaks for beginner to intermediate surfers

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
18th March 2014
Duration : 4 Minute Read
Views : 58556 | Comments : 2
Norfolk Island Lookout. Credit: Norfolk Island Tourism

7 reasons to visit Norfolk Island

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
11th February 2014
Duration : 3 Minute Read
Views : 91155 | Comments : 1
Image name: The Kimberley. Credit: Tourism Australia

Australia's Top Five Remote Wilderness Destinations At Your Fingertips

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
7th February 2014
Duration : 5 Minute Read
Views : 30364
Mitchell Falls

7 Reasons to cruise the Kimberley Coast

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
30th January 2014
Duration : 3 Minute Read
Views : 53384
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 field of spectacular limestone formations, The Pinnacles. ...

Posted By Karl
19th December 2013
Duration : 4 Minute Read
Views : 35201
Accommodation Choices

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

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
18th August 2013
Duration : 3 Minute Read
Views : 4818
The Pinnacles, Western Australia

Perth to Broome - A Roadtrip like No Other!

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
25th March 2013
Duration : 3 Minute Read
Views : 15372 | Comments : 1
Market Culture

Shop 'til you drop - Melbourne's 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
14th March 2013
Duration : 3 Minute Read
Views : 5680
City North Substation Sydney

10 Must-See Sydney Edifices

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
16th November 2012
Duration : 4 Minute Read
Views : 6948
Mount Wellington Summit

Tasmania

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
27th April 2012
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 121358 | Comments : 4
Koala

Holiday in Australia

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 does ...

Posted By mick
5th January 2012
Duration : 3 Minute Read
Views : 71178 | Comments : 3
Perth CBD

Perth

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
1st September 2011
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 64922 | Comments : 1
Building in Adelaide

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
1st September 2011
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 8360
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
23rd August 2011
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 6357 | Comments : 1
Whitsundays - Coral Reef Photo

Whitsundays

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
22nd August 2011
Duration : 1 Minute Read
Views : 11008 | Comments : 1
Sand Sculpture in Byron Bay

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
4th August 2011
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 78889 | 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
4th August 2011
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 9406
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
4th August 2011
Duration : 2 Minute Read
Views : 6728
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
2nd August 2011
Duration : 4 Minute Read
Views : 12927

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