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What You Need to Know About Seasons in Australia
With Australia in the Southern hemisphere, several things that set it apart from countries in the Northern hemisphere, particularly its seasons.
What to Expect if You're Visiting Australia in...
The Australian winter takes place in the months of June, July and August.
Melbourne's Free Tourist Bus
Melbourne's free tourist bus, the City Tourist Shuttle, is a free hop on, hop off service with stops at a number of Melbourne city attractions.
What Are Thongs?
Thongs in Australia are not the skimpy, sexy pieces of underwear some people think of when hearing the term.
Australia in October
October is midspring in Australia, the flowers are in bloom, the weather is warm, and the sand and surf of Australia's beaches beckon.
Ferry to Tasmania
A guide to passenger and vehicular ferry transportation to Tasmania, Australia, including schedules, prices, and booking information.
What to Wear in Australia
Except for really formal occasions, casual wear is pretty much the norm in Australia.
Autumn in Australia
Autumn in Australia begins on March 1 and ends on May 31.
Sydney Harbour Bridge Walk
You can take the Sydney Harbour Bridge walk from The Rocks to Milsons Point, and it's free.
Melbourne City Tourist Shuttle
The Melbourne City Tourist Shuttle is a free hop on, hop off bus service with stops at a number of Melbourne attractions.
Do You Need a Visa to Visit Australia?
Do you need an Australian visa? Here's what you need to know.
Mt Augustus
Mt Augustus in Western Australia is the world's biggest rock, about two and a half times the size of Uluru in the Northern Territory.
Australia in February
February is the last month of the Australian summer with generally warm weather in most of Australia tapering to cool as autumn approaches.
Summer in Australia
It's summer in Australia when it's winter in the northern hemisphere.
A Tourist's Guide to Driving in Australia
Driving in Australia means having to know Australian traffic rules and regulations.
The Best Time to Visit Sydney - Autumn
The best time to visit Sydney could be in the Australian autumn.
Your Guide to Australian Holidays in March
The first month of the Australian autumn, March is a month of various festivals and holidays.
Australia Travel: The Top 10 Free Melbourne...
There are a number of free attractions available in Melbourne, Victoria. Here's a selection of Melbourne attractions which shouldn't cost any money.
The Best Time to Visit Sydney
This page talks about the Australian Spring and why Spring is the best time to visit Sydney, Australia.
Strine and Australian Slang
A glossary of Strine and Australian slang - words and phrases starting with the letter A
Going Down Under? Learn Some Common Aussie...
The Australian language includes some unique idioms, terms, words, phrases
Your Guide to May in Australia: The Month...
May in Australia is the month before the onset of the southern winter.
Irukandji Jellyfish
The Irukandji jellyfish is found in north Australian waters during the jellyfish season from October to May. Here’s what to do if you are stung.
Is Summer the Best Time to Visit Sydney,...
The best time to visit Sydney could be in the Australian summer.
Tips on Tipping in Australia and New Zealand
Tips on tipping in Australia and New Zealand shed light on tipping customs.
Why Winter Might Be the Best Time to Visit...
Sydney in the winter could be the best time to visit Australia's largest city.
Australia in April
April in Australia is mid-autumn with temperatures starting their slide into winter. Anzac Day is celebrated in April and Easter celebrations may occur in April as well.
Want to Visit Australia or New Zealand? Read...
Australia and New Zealand Map. Australia Travel.
Australia Travel Planner
An Australia travel planner helps organise a trip to Australia especially for people visiting Australia for the first time.
Australian Traffic Rules
You would need to know these basic Australian traffic rules and regulations if you want to go driving in Australia.
There Are Lots of Reasons to Visit Australia in...
September in Australia is the first month of the southern spring and it's a season of regrowth and flowers.
Australian Money
Australia’s national currency is the Austrian dollar. Here is what you need to know about denominations and coin restrictions to help you avoid confusion.
Getting to Melbourne Park
Melbourne Park, home of the Australian Open, is within walking distance of transport hub Flinders St Station but you may prefer to drive, or take the train, tram, bus, taxi, ferry or water taxi.
Your Guide to June in Australia: The First...
June in Australia is the beginning of winter which also sees the start of the ski season during the Queen's Birthday holiday weekend.
Learn Why Australia’s National Flower is...
The golden wattle, Acacia pycnantha, is the national flower of Australia.
City Circle Tram
The City Circle Tram in Melbourne operates daily along a city circuit passing a number of Melbourne attractions.
Clontarf Beach
Clontarf Beach is a long and narrow beach in Sydney's Middle Harbour with playground and barbecue facilities, a pool, and a marina. Page 4.
Melbourne Park
Southeast of Melbourne's Federation Square, along Swan St, Melbourne Park is home to the Australian Open, one of only four Grand Slam tennis tournaments in the world and the first to occur in any calendar year.
What You Can Expect from Australia in December
December is a month of holidays. Not only are there two public holidays - Christmas Day and Boxing Day - but quite a number of businesses close down for the Christmas season, and school terms end before Christmas, so it's holiday time for large numbers of Australians.
Arriving in Sydney
Here's what to do on arriving in Sydney and how best to get to your hotel.
Hook Turn
If you plan to drive in Melbourne, watch out for the
Shark Beach
The beach in Nielsen Park, part of Sydney Harbour National Park, faces Shark Bay in the east Sydney suburb of Vaucluse, and is properly known as Shark Beach but is popularly known simply as Nielsen Park. Page 14.
The Dog on the Tuckerbox
Celebrated in Australian folklore, poetry, and song, the Dog on the Tuckerbox, a monument to the pioneers of the Riverina region, has become an icon of Australia's past.
Adventure World
Water-themed rides, roller coasters, a race track and various other attractions combine to make Adventure World, 20 minutes by road south of Perth city, and 15 minutes from Fremantle, a favorite fun park for the young and the young at heart.
Australian Visa
If you need to have an Australian visa to visit Australia, here's how to get one.
Australia Facts
Here are some Australia facts for a quick overview of this nation continent.
Phillip Island
What you need to know to see the Phillip Island penguin parade, including access, viewing areas, and travel information.
Ever Thought of Visiting Australia's Great...
Australia's Great Barrier Reef is a succession of spectacular reefs extending from just south of the Tropic of Capricorn off the Queensland coast to Torres Strait in the north.
Sydney to Melbourne
From Sydney to Melbourne the major inland route is through the Hume Highway.
Melbourne Theatre Guide - What's Playing in...
The Melbourne theatre guide is a regularly updated listing of theatre productions in Melbourne, when and where they are playing, and how to book tickets.
Australia's Capital Cities
While it’s easy to forget that Sydney is not the capital of Australia, here are the capital cities of Australia’s six states and two mainland territories.
Why July Is a Great Month to Visit Australia
July is midwinter in Australia, and one of the best months for skiing and other snow activities. There's also Yulefest and the Darwin Regatta.
Australia Quiz - Test Your Knowledge of Australia
In this Australia quiz, test your knowledge of this great southern land.
Australia Day
Australia Day commemorates the founding of the first white settlement in Australia in 1788
Australian Opals
Know what you're buying when shopping for Australian opals
Strine and Aussie Slang - B
Strine and Aussie slang: a glossary of unique Australian words and phrases starting with B
Australian Open Year by Year
The Australian Open sees the continuing march of champions, retaining and losing titles as well as coming up through the qualifying rounds.
G'day and All That
G'day, here are some Strine and Australian slang words and phrases you may come across on your visit to Australia.
Spring in Australia
Spring in Australia begins on the first day of September and ends on the last day of November.
Australia in August
August in Australia is the last month of the southern winter but in the New South Wales Snowy Mountains and the Victorian Alps, you'd hardly know spring is just around the corner.
How Is the Australian Prime Minister Chosen?
The Prime Minister of Australia is chosen by members of the winning party or coalition in an Australian Federal election.
The True Story of Red Dog
The movie Red Dog is based on the true story of a hitchhiking, people-loving adventurous red kelpie in Western Australia's Pilbara region.
New Zealand Fast Facts
Here are some fast facts and other information about New Zealand.
Australia in January
January in Australia is a midsummer month of the Sydney Festival, Australian Open, Australia Day, and various other Australian events and attractions.
Coogee Beach
Coogee Beach is a smaller, cosier beach with baths at its northern end and the Ross Jones Memorial Pool at the southern end adjacent to the Coogee Surf Lifesaving Club. Page 5.
Australia Weather
Australia weather should be a guide to what clothes you wear.
Australia Month by Month
Visiting Australia? Check out the months when you plan to travel.
How Are Tropical Cyclones Rated?
Australian tropical cyclones are rated in five categories according to their strongest wind speed.
Jervis Bay
Jervis Bay beaches are Some of the most stunningly white - and uncrowded - beaches in New South Wales.
Australian Theme Parks
Australian theme parks are popular attractions for the young and the young at heart. Here are some of Australia’s major and more popular theme parks.
Floriade Flower Festival
The Floriade flower festival is an annual spring festival redolent with the scents, sounds and sights of the Canberra spring held from around the middle of September to around the middle of October.
Car Hire
When renting or hiring a car in Australia and New Zealand, watch out for possible problems in order to have hassle-free travel.
Melbourne Beaches
Melbourne beaches can be found close to Melbourne city centre.
What Is Yum Cha?
Yum cha in Australia, and particularly in Sydney, is a serving of small Chinese dishes of a large variety of mainly steamed items, such as dim sums and barbecued-pork buns, served from trolleys that go around among the diners.
New Zealand Visa
Holders of certain passports will find it easier getting New Zealand visas
Aussiespeak
Aussiespeak needs an understanding of the Australian language, its idioms, terms, words, phrases
Australia in November
November in Australia is best known as the month of the Melbourne Cup. It is, too, the last month of spring.
10 Reasons to Visit Sydney
Sydney is Australia's best known city and one of the most popular destinations Down Under. Here are 10 reasons why.
Sydney Activities Guide
A guide to activities and attractions to consider on your visit to Sydney, Australia, including walking tours, dining, and the Sydney Opera House.
Strine and Aussie Slang - G
Strine and Aussie slang: a glossary of unique Australian words and phrases starting with G
Melbourne Landmarks
Melbourne, Australia's second largest city and the capital of the state of Victoria, is a fascinating blend of old and new in its buildings and their architecture.
Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne, capital of Victoria, has a large number of interesting city attractions best visited by tram or on foot.
Strine and Aussie Slang - H
Strine and Aussie slang: a glossary of unique Australian words and phrases starting with H
Top 10 Free Sydney Attractions
There are a number of free Sydney attractions available in Australia's largest city. Here's a selection of free Sydney attractions.
Southwestern Western Australia
The southwestern arc of Australia's Southwest includes cities and towns from Fremantle to Albany.
What Is XXXX?
XXXX is Queensland beer brewed by Castlemaine Perkins.
Driving in Australia
There are rules to follow regarding parking and roundabouts when you're driving in Australia.
What Is the Haka?
The popular form of the New Zealand Maori haka is a war chant and challenge with many aggressive sounds and movements.
Top 10 Queensland National Parks
Queensland national parks feature spectacular landscapes, offer insights into the Australian natural environment and provide spaces for passive and active recreation.
10 Reasons to Visit Melbourne
Melbourne's most popular visitor attractions make the Victorian capital one of Australia's top destinations.
New Zealand Visas: Waiver and Length of Stay
Passport holders of certain countries can get a visa waiver for a New Zealand visit.
Kookaburra
The kookaburra, biggest member of the kingfisher family and noted for its distinctive, raucous laugh, is common throughout coastal Australia. Page 12.
Cronulla Beach
The unbroken stretch of Cronulla beaches lies along a long golden arc facing Bate Bay from Cronulla Point in the south to Kurnell Peninsula in the northeast. Page 6.
Strine and Aussie Slang - S
Strine and Aussie slang: a glossary of unique Australian words and phrases starting with S
Hobart - Images of Tasmania - Picture
Aerial picture of Hobart, Tasmania
Freshwater Beach
Nestled between two headlands, Freshwater Beach is the first beach north of Manly in Sydney's Northern Beaches region. Page 7.
Australian Visa Centres
Here are some Australian visa centres where you could get a visa to visit Australia.
Sydney, Australia
Sydney is Australia's best known city and the first to be established in Australia by the English navigators, soldiers and convict settlers.
Sydney Landmarks
Sydney landmarks are not only distinctive structures on the Sydney urban landscape but also assist visitors and newcomers to the city to find their bearings.
How To See Sydney in One Day
a simple how to on exploring sydney in one day
South Island, New Zealand
Take a five-day South Island tour to see the island's major attractions.
New Zealand Visas
What you need to know about New Zealand visas
Animal Emblems of Australia
Certain states and territories of Australia have adopted official animal emblems or state and territory animals symbolic of them.
Who Is Crocodile Dundee?
Crocodile Dundee epitomised the rugged Outback Australian and is the title character of the 1986 film Crocodile Dunee starring Paul Hogan.
Sydney Theatre Guide - What's Playing in Sydney
The Sydney theatre guide lists current and coming plays, musicals and other theatre productions in Sydney with venues and booking information.
Strine and Aussie Slang - C
Strine and Aussie slang: a glossary of unique Australian words and phrases starting with C
Boobie Bird
The boobie bird is one of the largest seabirds found on Lord Howe Island off the northern coast of New South Wales. Page 3.
Kings Cross
If you are looking to savor the Sydney nightlife atmosphere on your next visit, Kings Cross is a part of Sydney that never sleeps.
Driving in Australia - Getting It Right
Driving in Australia means learning a few things and getting it right.
Emergency Help
When in Australia, know the number to call when you need emergency help.
Strine and Aussie Slang - D
Strine and Aussie slang: a glossary of unique Australian words and phrases starting with D
Fairy Penguins
They're also called little penguins and may be found along the Australian coasts. Page 8.
Strine and Aussie Slang - E
Strine and Aussie slang: a glossary of unique Australian words and phrases starting with E
Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef along the Queensand coast of Australia is a popular destination for Australian and overseas visitors.
South Bank Beach and Aquatic Playground
South Bank in Brisbane includes a man-made beach and aquatic playground within the city.
Australia's Public Holidays
Australia has a number of public holidays which are normally non-working days resulting in various government and non-government offices being closed.
Rod Laver
Australian tennis player Rod Laver is the only person to win the Grand Slam twice (1962, 1969) with a record of winning 11 Grand Slam singles and becoming Wimbledon champion four times.
Bondi Beach
Bondi lies roughly southeast of the Sydney city centre and is accessible by bus from the city or by train to Bondi Junction and then by bus to the beach. Page 3.
Balmoral Beach
Balmoral Beach in Sydney's Middle Harbour lies just west of Middle Head, a picturesque crescent-shaped beach with its own island - Rocky Point. Page 2.
Don't Die in the Outback
What you need to know to properly prepare for a trip through the Australian Outback and what to do if you get lost.
Cable Beach
Cable Beach is one of Western Australia's most popular beaches and has become, with its tropical climate, a year-round drawcard for visitors.
Emus
Emus are large flightless birds native to Australia and are represented on Australia's coat of arms together with the kangaroo. Page 7.
Canberra Attractions
The Canberra City Explorer takes in Canberra's major attractions on a hop on, hop off tour.
Australian Rhyming Slang
An explanation of Australian rhyming slang together with examples
Who Is Makybe Diva?
Makybe Diva is the seven-year-old mare (at the time of the 2005 Melbourne Cup) who entered the Australian horse racing record books by being the first racehorse to win three consecutive Melbourne Cup races (2003, 2004, 2005).
Australian Wildlife
There is a variety of Australian wildlife, from kangaroos, koalas and kookaburras to bilbies, boobie birds, bottlenose dolphins and brolgas. Here are some of the animals and birds of Australia.
Arriving in Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand: Here's how to get to Auckland City from Auckland Airport.
Australia A to Z
An indication of the broad spectrum of Australian attractions, destinations and other information is contained in this alphabetical list.
Strine and Aussie Slang - L
Strine and Aussie slang: a glossary of unique Australian words and phrases starting with L
Eureka Flag
The Eureka flag was first hoisted at the Eureka Stockade in 1854 and is generally considered a symbol of Australian rebellion.
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour in Sydney, Australia, is a place of many attractions including museums, aquarium, wildlife park close to the city centre.
Dingo
The dingo, although found in parts of Australia, is in fact not a native Australian animal. Page 6.
10 Most Popular Australia Beaches
With more than 10,000 beaches all around Australia, there's no problem finding one along the coast, with some more popular with beachgoers than others.
Strine and Aussie Slang - F
Strine and Aussie slang: a glossary of unique Australian words and phrases starting with F
Bottlenose Dolphins
The bottlenose dolphins, particularly in the waters of the Western Australia town of Monkey Mia, are among the friendliest of sea mammals. Page 4.
New Zealand Visa Exemptions
Here's a list of countries whose passport holders do not require visas to enter New Zealand if staying for three months or less.
Strine and Aussie Slang - M
Strine and Aussie slang: a glossary of unique Australian words and phrases starting with the letter M
Queen Victoria Market
Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne, Victoria, is said to be the largest open-air market in the southern hemisphere.
What Is the Sydney Explorer?
The Sydney Explorer is a visitor-oriented Sydney sightseeing bus which takes in Sydney's major attractions.
Manly Beach
Manly Beach - Sydney. Australia Travel. Page 10.
Koala
You'll find the koala in its natural habitat among the gum trees, and in zoos and wildlife parks throughout the country. Page 11.
Sydney Dining Guide
Sydney dining guide: Dining in Sydney gives you a wide choice of restaurants but you must know where to go.
New Zealand Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of New...
Test your knowledge of New Zealand, the Land of the Long White Cloud.
Horderns Beach
Flanked by Bundeen Reserve and Bundeena Wharf in the east and Cabbage Tree Point Reserve in the northwest, Horderns Beach is a narrow, 700m-long, sandy beach in Bundeena Bay on the eastern edge of Royal National Park. Page 8.
Sydney Walking Tour - Circular Quay to Hyde Park
Mrs Macquaries Point east of the Sydney Opera House offers a breathtaking view of the harbour with both the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge providing the perfect backdrop for picture taking. Page 4.
Strine and Aussie Slang - T
Strine and Aussie slang: a glossary of unique Australian words and phrases starting with T
Sydney Central Business District Map - Australia
Map of the central business district of Sydney, Australia.
Poisonous Spiders
Poisonous spiders pose a danger to those visiting Australia so watch out for them.
Sydney Attractions - Where to Start
A basic Australia travel planner should take in the Sydney attractions.
Perth, Australia
Perth Australia is the remotest state capital in continental Australia.
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