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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 Is XXXX?
XXXX is Queensland beer brewed by Castlemaine Perkins.
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 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.
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.
Sydney Harbour Bridge Walk
You can take the Sydney Harbour Bridge walk from The Rocks to Milsons Point, and it's free.
What to Wear in Australia
Except for really formal occasions, casual wear is pretty much the norm in Australia.
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.
What to Expect if You're Visiting Australia in...
The Australian winter takes place in the months of June, July and August.
Ferry to Tasmania
A guide to passenger and vehicular ferry transportation to Tasmania, Australia, including schedules, prices, and booking information.
Do You Need a Visa to Visit Australia?
Do you need an Australian visa? Here's what you need to know.
City Circle Tram
The City Circle Tram in Melbourne operates daily along a city circuit passing a number of Melbourne attractions.
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.
Australian Traffic Rules
You would need to know these basic Australian traffic rules and regulations if you want to go driving in Australia.
Is Summer the Best Time to Visit Sydney,...
The best time to visit Sydney could be in the Australian summer.
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.
Autumn in Australia
Autumn in Australia begins on March 1 and ends on May 31.
Tips on Tipping in Australia and New Zealand
Tips on tipping in Australia and New Zealand shed light on tipping customs.
Going Down Under? Learn Some Common Aussie...
The Australian language includes some unique idioms, terms, words, phrases
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.
What Are Thongs?
Thongs in Australia are not the skimpy, sexy pieces of underwear some people think of when hearing the term.
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.
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.
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.
What Are Anzac Biscuits?
Anzac biscuits are part of the legend, history and story about Australian and New Zealand involvement in World War I, with Anzac biscuit sales contributing to the war effort and assisting war veterans.
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.
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.
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.
Sydney to Melbourne
From Sydney to Melbourne the major inland route is through the Hume Highway.
The Best Time to Visit Sydney - Autumn
The best time to visit Sydney could be in the Australian autumn.
The Best Time to Visit Sydney
This page talks about the Australian Spring and why Spring is the best time to visit Sydney, Australia.
Australia Travel Planner
An Australia travel planner helps organise a trip to Australia especially for people visiting Australia for the first time.
Your Guide to May in Australia: The Month...
May in Australia is the month before the onset of the southern winter.
Learn Why Australia’s National Flower is...
The golden wattle, Acacia pycnantha, is the national flower of Australia.
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.
Spring in Australia
Spring in Australia begins on the first day of September and ends on the last day of November.
Want to Visit Australia or New Zealand? Read...
Australia and New Zealand Map. Australia Travel.
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.
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.
Strine and Australian Slang
A glossary of Strine and Australian slang - words and phrases starting with the letter A
Queensland Islands
A number of Queensland islands along the Australian east coast, many of them part of the Great Barrier Reef, are popular holiday and daytrip destinations. Drive along the coast and you'll find jump-off points to these islands in the sun.
Hook Turn
If you plan to drive in Melbourne, watch out for the
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.
Arriving in Sydney
Here's what to do on arriving in Sydney and how best to get to your hotel.
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.
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.
Your Guide to Australian Holidays in March
The first month of the Australian autumn, March is a month of various festivals and holidays.
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.
Australian Opals
Know what you're buying when shopping for Australian opals
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.
New Zealand Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of New...
Test your knowledge of New Zealand, the Land of the Long White Cloud.
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.
Australia in November
November in Australia is best known as the month of the Melbourne Cup. It is, too, the last month of spring.
Australian Visa
If you need to have an Australian visa to visit Australia, here's how to get one.
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.
Why Winter Might Be the Best Time to Visit...
Sydney in the winter could be the best time to visit Australia's largest city.
How Are Tropical Cyclones Rated?
Australian tropical cyclones are rated in five categories according to their strongest wind speed.
Melbourne Beaches
Melbourne beaches can be found close to Melbourne city centre.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New Zealand Fast Facts
Here are some fast facts and other information about New Zealand.
Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne, capital of Victoria, has a large number of interesting city attractions best visited by tram or on foot.
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 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.
The Twelve Apostles - Australia
Getting to the Twelve Apostles in Australia can be frustrating when something happens on the Great Ocean Road,
Canberra Attractions
The Canberra City Explorer takes in Canberra's major attractions on a hop on, hop off tour.
New Zealand Visa
Holders of certain passports will find it easier getting New Zealand visas
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.
Jervis Bay
Jervis Bay beaches are Some of the most stunningly white - and uncrowded - beaches in New South Wales.
Aussiespeak
Aussiespeak needs an understanding of the Australian language, its idioms, terms, words, phrases
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.
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.
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.
Queen Victoria Market
Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne, Victoria, is said to be the largest open-air market in the southern hemisphere.
Emergency Help
When in Australia, know the number to call when you need emergency help.
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.
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.
Australia Quiz - Test Your Knowledge of Australia
In this Australia quiz, test your knowledge of this great southern land.
Australia Weather
Australia weather should be a guide to what clothes you wear.
What Is the Sydney Explorer?
The Sydney Explorer is a visitor-oriented Sydney sightseeing bus which takes in Sydney's major attractions.
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.
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.
New Zealand Visas: Waiver and Length of Stay
Passport holders of certain countries can get a visa waiver for a New Zealand visit.
Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef along the Queensand coast of Australia is a popular destination for Australian and overseas visitors.
Christmas in Australia
Christmas in Australia is celebrated in the first month of the southern summer, so forget the snow and forget the sleighs.
Australian World Heritage Sites
Accessible Australian World Heritage sites are among the most popular destinations in the continent with a variety of important environmental, archeological, cultural and historical features.
What Not to Do in Australia
Visiting Australia for the first time? Here are some things to watch out for, including driving a car, beach safety, and language.
Walk into History at The Rocks in Sydney
Locate the Sydney Visitor Centre on Argyle St in The Rocks. Page 4.
Sydney Attractions - Where to Start
A basic Australia travel planner should take in the Sydney attractions.
The Bungle Bungles
Some fast facts you might want to know about the Bungle Bungles in Purnululu National Park. Page 3.
Driving in Australia
There are rules to follow regarding parking and roundabouts when you're driving in Australia.
Brisbane City Sights
The Brisbane City Sights tour bus is a hop on, hop off transport facility with stops at major Brisbane city attractions.
Wellington, New Zealand
Wellington is the capital of New Zealand and a major cultural, commercial, cosmopolitan centre. In population it is New Zealand's second largest city.
Driving in Australia - Getting It Right
Driving in Australia means learning a few things and getting it right.
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.
The Ned Kelly Story
The Australian bushranger Ned Kelly has become a hero in the folklore of the country.
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.
Southwestern Western Australia
The southwestern arc of Australia's Southwest includes cities and towns from Fremantle to Albany.
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.
Kookaburra
The kookaburra, biggest member of the kingfisher family and noted for its distinctive, raucous laugh, is common throughout coastal Australia. Page 12.
Australia Month by Month
Visiting Australia? Check out the months when you plan to travel.
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.
South Island, New Zealand
Take a five-day South Island tour to see the island's major attractions.
Animal Emblems of Australia
Certain states and territories of Australia have adopted official animal emblems or state and territory animals symbolic of them.
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.
Sydney Dining Guide
Sydney dining guide: Dining in Sydney gives you a wide choice of restaurants but you must know where to go.
Boxing Day
Boxing Day, December 26, is a national public holiday in Australia.
Rosella
The rosella is a brilliantly colored parrot found in most of Australia. Page 20.
Strine and Aussie Slang - B
Strine and Aussie slang: a glossary of unique Australian words and phrases starting with B
Is Mel Gibson Australian?
Actor, director, producer Mel Gibson spent much of his early years in Australia, studied at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney, and starred in a number of Australian films at the start of his movie career.
Strine and Aussie Slang - H
Strine and Aussie slang: a glossary of unique Australian words and phrases starting with H
Australia Attractions
Unique Australia attractions, sights and destinations contribute to the lure of Australia.
Webb Bridge at Melbourne Docklands
Webb Bridge, or Web Bridge, is a footbridge spanning the Yarra River in the Melbourne Docklands precinct.
How Do You Get to the Sydney Opera House?
Here's how to get to the Sydney Opera House on foot or by car, train, bus, taxi, water taxi, ferry.
Horse Racing in Australia
Sydney has two major metropolitan horse racing venues at Royal Randwick and Rosehill Gardens with two other sites at Canterbury Park and Warwick Farm.
The Southern Spirit
The Southern Spirit train travels between Adelaide and Brisbane and between Melbourne and Brisbane.
Australian Language
Knowing the Australian language and uniquely Australian words and phrases helps in understanding the Australian idiom.
Burswood Casino - Perth - Western Australia
Just outside Perth city is Burswood Casino which is part of the Burswood Entertaiment Complex with gaming, dining and entertainment facilities.
Red Kangaroo
The red kangaroo is the animal emblem of the Northern Territory. Page 19.
South Bank Beach and Aquatic Playground
South Bank in Brisbane includes a man-made beach and aquatic playground within the city.
Shopping in Sydney
Know where to go in Sydney when shopping for items to buy, such as souvenirs and uniquely Australian products.
Box Jellyfish Danger
The box jellyfish is said to contain enough poison to kill three adult human beings.
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.
Circular Quay
Circular Quay in Sydney is an ideal place to start your Sydney discovery tour.
Movie World
If you are fascinated by movies, movie characters, movie shows and how movies are made, Movie World on Australia's Gold Coast could be a place to visit on your trip to Queensland.
Princess Mary of Denmark: A Fairy-Tale Romance
Australian-born Mary Donaldson became Crown Princess of Denmark after her marriage to Danish Crown Prince Frederik on May 14, 2004. A son, heir to the throne of Denmark, was born of the union on October 15, 2005, followed by a daughter on April 21, 2007, and twins on January 8, 2011.
Where Is the Australian Outback?
The Australian Outback has many guises and it's difficult to say exactly what image it presents and where it is to be found.
Australia Pictures
Australia's unique landscapes and seascapes are the subject of pictures in this photo gallery.
Australian Visa Centres
Here are some Australian visa centres where you could get a visa to visit Australia.
Strine and Aussie Slang - C
Strine and Aussie slang: a glossary of unique Australian words and phrases starting with C
Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney
Discover the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, a showcase of flora close to the city's central business district.
Fraser Island
Fraser Island is Australia's fourth largest island and the world's largest sand island, a popular holiday destination off the Queensland coast.
New Zealand Visas
What you need to know about New Zealand visas
More Dangerous Creatures
Know what dangers exist on land or in the water such as stingrays, blue-ringed octopus, snakes, cone shells and stonefish.
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.
Federation Square
Federation Square in Melbourne is a new and modern complex with buildings and piazzas opening up Melbourne central business district to the Yarra River.
Sea Cliff Bridge
Between the towns of Coalcliff and Clifton on Lawrence Hargrave Drive, the Sea Cliff Bridge follows the curve of the coast in an area where occasional rockfalls posed danger on the coastal route before the bridge came into being. Page 2.
Brisbane Australia
Brisbane, located between Australia's more popular Gold and Sunshine Coasts, is a destination in itself with its own unique attractions.
Arnhem Land Australia
Arnhem Land, an Aboriginal homeland sacred to its people, occupies about 97,000 square kilometres of forests and spectacular rivers and gorges east of the Northern Territory capital of Darwin.
Perth, Australia
Perth Australia is the remotest state capital in continental Australia.
Top 5 Australian Travel Books
Top picks in Australian travel guide books
How To See Sydney in One Day
a simple how to on exploring sydney in one day
Australian Rhyming Slang
An explanation of Australian rhyming slang together with examples
Pelicans
These pelicans, like a trio of wise, tux-wearing birds, were photographed at The Entrance on the Central

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