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5 Affordable Tropical Island Getaways in...
After days, weeks or months of the daily grind, there’s not much better than sitting back on a white sandy beach on your very own island getaway.
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.
10 Facts About Australia That Aren’t...
Australians have adopted a global reputation for being fit, fun and friendly – and for the most part, that’s true! However, there is plenty of misinformation out there...
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.
Learn Why Australia’s National Flower is...
The golden wattle, Acacia pycnantha, is the national flower of Australia.
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.
Is Summer the Best Time to Visit Sydney,...
The best time to visit Sydney could be in the Australian summer.
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.
Autumn in Australia
Autumn in Australia begins on March 1 and ends on May 31.
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.
The all-Aussie pub-crawl: Where to find...
It’s no secret that Australians love beer, and Aussies have such a love affair with beer, you can bet we know how to make a good brew.
What to Expect if You're Visiting Australia in...
The Australian winter takes place in the months of June, July and August.
The Best Time to Visit Sydney
This page talks about the Australian Spring and why Spring is the best time to visit Sydney, Australia.
Do You Need a Visa to Visit Australia?
Do you need an Australian visa? Here's what you need to know.
A Tourist's Guide to Driving in Australia
Driving in Australia means having to know Australian traffic rules and regulations.
What Are Thongs?
Thongs in Australia are not the skimpy, sexy pieces of underwear some people think of when hearing the term.
Ferry to Tasmania
A guide to passenger and vehicular ferry transportation to Tasmania, Australia, including schedules, prices, and booking information.
Sydney Harbour Bridge Walk
You can take the Sydney Harbour Bridge walk from The Rocks to Milsons Point, and it's free.
Summer in Australia
It's summer in Australia when it's winter in the northern hemisphere.
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.
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.
City Circle Tram
The City Circle Tram in Melbourne operates daily along a city circuit passing a number of Melbourne attractions.
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.
Tips on Tipping in Australia and New Zealand
Tips on tipping in Australia and New Zealand shed light on tipping customs.
Australian Traffic Rules
You would need to know these basic Australian traffic rules and regulations if you want to go driving in Australia.
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.
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 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.
Your Guide to May in Australia: The Month...
May in Australia is the month before the onset of the southern winter.
Why Winter Might Be the Best Time to Visit...
Sydney in the winter could be the best time to visit Australia's largest city.
Going Down Under? Learn Some Common Aussie...
The Australian language includes some unique idioms, terms, words, phrases
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.
Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne, capital of Victoria, has a large number of interesting city attractions best visited by tram or on foot.
Australian Visa
If you need to have an Australian visa to visit Australia, here's how to get one.
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.
6 Places you can cuddle a koala, guaranteed
One of the best parts of visiting Australia is the chance to snuggle up with some of the unique – and incredibly adorable – wildlife. While you’re here, you’ll want to hand-feed the kangaroos, pet a wombat and, of course, cuddle a koala.
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.
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.
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.
Hook Turn
If you plan to drive in Melbourne, watch out for the
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.
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 in January
January in Australia is a midsummer month of the Sydney Festival, Australian Open, Australia Day, and various other Australian events and attractions.
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.
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.
Want to Visit Australia or New Zealand? Read...
Australia and New Zealand Map. Australia Travel.
What Is XXXX?
XXXX is Queensland beer brewed by Castlemaine Perkins.
How Are Tropical Cyclones Rated?
Australian tropical cyclones are rated in five categories according to their strongest wind speed.
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.
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.
Australia Month by Month
Visiting Australia? Check out the months when you plan to travel.
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.
Australia Facts
Here are some Australia facts for a quick overview of this nation continent.
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.
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.
Spring in Australia
Spring in Australia begins on the first day of September and ends on the last day of November.
7 Essential carry-on items when travelling...
Nothing can ruin a vacation quite like getting sick: when a cold takes hold or a tummy bug derails you, all of your carefully-laid plans go out the window.
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.
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.
Aussiespeak needs an understanding of the Australian language, its idioms, terms, words, phrases
Sydney Suburbs Map - Australia
Map of Sydney, Australia, and its surrounding suburbs
Jervis Bay
Jervis Bay beaches are Some of the most stunningly white - and uncrowded - beaches in New South Wales.
What does "Arvo" mean in Aussie?
A glossary of Strine and Australian slang - words and phrases starting with the letter A
Melbourne Beaches
Melbourne beaches can be found close to Melbourne city centre.
12 Facts you (probably) didnt know about...
What are the first things that come to mind when you think of Australia? Once you learn the following striking facts about Australia, they may completely redefine how you think about the land down under...
Driving in Australia
There are rules to follow regarding parking and roundabouts when you're driving in Australia.
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.
New Zealand Fast Facts
Here are some fast facts and other information about New Zealand.
Circular Quay
Circular Quay in Sydney is an ideal place to start your Sydney discovery tour.
Why you absolutely should take out travel...
When you’re planning and booking your dream holiday, arranging travel insurance is not usually the first thing on your mind – but it should be. Travel insurance may not be glamorous...
Australia Travel Planner
An Australia travel planner helps organise a trip to Australia especially for people visiting Australia for the first time.
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.
Brisbane Australia
Brisbane, located between Australia's more popular Gold and Sunshine Coasts, is a destination in itself with its own unique attractions.
Royal National Park, Sydney: Getting There
Here's how to get to Australia's Royal National Park at the southern edge of Sydney city.
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.
Phillip Island
What you need to know to see the Phillip Island penguin parade, including access, viewing areas, and travel information.
8 Ways to overcome your fear of flying
Being afraid of flying is incredibly common, with many people reporting some degree of anxiety around air-based travel – so much so that some have vowed to keep their feet firmly on the ground.
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.
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 Weather
Australia weather should be a guide to what clothes you wear.
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.
Canberra Attractions
The Canberra City Explorer takes in Canberra's major attractions on a hop on, hop off tour.
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.
Boxing Day
Boxing Day, December 26, is a national public holiday in Australia.
The Indian Pacific
The Indian Pacific links Sydney and Perth through Outback New South Wales and South Australia and the Nullarbor Plain.
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.
Adelaide Regional Map - Australia
Map of the Adelaide region, South Australia
10 Reasons to Visit Melbourne
Melbourne's most popular visitor attractions make the Victorian capital one of Australia's top destinations.
Christmas in Australia
Christmas in Australia is celebrated in the first month of the southern summer, so forget the snow and forget the sleighs.
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.
Arriving in Sydney
Here's what to do on arriving in Sydney and how best to get to your hotel.
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.
Sydney to Melbourne
From Sydney to Melbourne the major inland route is through the Hume Highway.
Shopping in Sydney
Know where to go in Sydney when shopping for items to buy, such as souvenirs and uniquely Australian products.
Travelodge Southbank Hotel Melbourne
Travelodge Southbank Hotel in Melbourne is conveniently located close to entertainment, museums and galleries, public transport and shopping centres.
10 Classic Australian sayings that no one...
Visiting Australia is easy peasy when the locals speak the English language, right? Of course it is – provided you can keep up with Aussie lingo, that is. There are dozens of different words and sayings that Australians share on a daily basis...
Australia in November
November in Australia is best known as the month of the Melbourne Cup. It is, too, the last month of spring.
Where Is the Sydney Opera House?
Where is the Sydney Opera House located?
Top 5 Australian Travel Books
Top picks in Australian travel guide books
What Is a Hongi?
The hongi is a traditional Maori greeting expressed by the rubbing or touching of noses.
The Southern Spirit
The Southern Spirit train travels between Adelaide and Brisbane and between Melbourne and Brisbane.
Australian Opals: A Buyer's Guide
Australian opals are a popular and beautiful souvenir, but it's easy to buy the wrong type of gem. Read up on the different types of opals, including black opals, triplets, and boulder opals.
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.
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.
G'day and All That: A Guide to Australian Slang
G'day, here are some Strine and Australian slang words and phrases you may come across on your visit to Australia.
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.
Webb Bridge at Melbourne Docklands
Webb Bridge, or Web Bridge, is a footbridge spanning the Yarra River in the Melbourne Docklands precinct.
Walk into History at The Rocks in Sydney
Take a walking tour into history at The Rocks in Sydney for an insight into the beginnings of the city.
The little-known secret luxury Australian...
I stumbled upon a secret a number of years ago that literally transformed my travel experience – it can have a huge positive impact on your hotel stay!
What Are Australian Postcodes?
For those used to the American postal system, Australian postcodes are the equivalent of American zip codes.
Sydney Eat Streets, Restaurant Rows, Dining...
Various city areas of Sydney have clusters of restaurants in particular streets or districts, making sure you find your choice of a suitable dining place.
South Island, New Zealand
Take a five-day South Island tour to see the island's major attractions.
Southwestern Western Australia
The southwestern arc of Australia's Southwest includes cities and towns from Fremantle to Albany.
Perth to Darwin
Australia's circumferential Highway 1 takes you all around the continent, generally following a coastal route. Here's the Highway 1 route from Perth to Darwin.
The Bungle Bungles
Some fast facts you might want to know about the Bungle Bungles in Purnululu National Park. Page 3.
Australia Interactive Map
Interactive map of Australia showing major cities.
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
The Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne feature thousands of plants from across Australia and around the world.
Animal Emblems of Australia
Certain states and territories of Australia have adopted official animal emblems or state and territory animals symbolic of them.
Sydney Metroads
Sydney Metroads provide an easy way of navigating through the city's major thoroughfares by simply following the Metroad numbers.
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.
How To See Sydney in One Day
a simple how to on exploring sydney in one day
Driving in Australia - Getting It Right
Driving in Australia means learning a few things and getting it right.
Queen Victoria Market
Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne, Victoria, is said to be the largest open-air market in the southern hemisphere.
Australia Quiz - Test Your Knowledge of Australia
In this Australia quiz, test your knowledge of this great southern land.
Alice Springs
Alice Springs is the Outback town in the heart of Australia.
Story Bridge Climb
In 2005 Brisbane's Story Bridge was opened for bridge climbs, one of only four bridges in the world, at last count, to allow people to climb to the top of the bridge.
Sea World
Sea World on Queensland's Gold Coast is the coastal strip's oldest theme park, having been started in 1958 as Surfers Paradise Ski Gardens at Carrara and later renamed and relocated to Sea World Drive in 1971. It remains a showcase of marine life wonders and a place of various rides, shows and other attractions.
South Bank Beach and Aquatic Playground
South Bank in Brisbane includes a man-made beach and aquatic playground within the city.
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.
Australia A to Z
An indication of the broad spectrum of Australian attractions, destinations and other information is contained in this alphabetical list.
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.
What Is a Hangi?
: What Is a Hangi? : If you're invited to a hangi in New Zealand, what would you expect? Hangi actually
View the Heavens from Down Under: Star gazing...
In the big cities, it’s hard to find a quiet spot just to gaze up at the night sky, as light and air pollution make stargazing nearly impossible in built-up areas.
Dunedin on the southeastern coast of the South Island is the island's second largest city.
New Zealand Visa
Holders of certain passports will find it easier getting New Zealand visas
Sydney Quiz - Test Your Knowledge of Sydney
Test your knowledge of Sydney, capital of New South Wales.
Australian Population
The Australian population of 21 million comprises a mix of cultures, ethnic origins, marital status, family structures, education, religion, and financial and economic standing
South Bank Dining and Shopping
South Bank in Brisbane provides an attractive dining venue and shopping area across the Brisbane River from the city central business district.
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.
The best (and worst) times to visit Australia
Australia is a beautiful country year round, so no matter when you visit, you’re sure to enjoy some great weather. But there are certain times of the year that Aussie cities show off their best side...
Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
The danger-fraught Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race starts at Sydney Harbour on Boxing Day, December 26, and finishes in Hobart, Tasmania.
Noosa on the Sunshine Coast
Noosa, Australia, on Queensland's Sunshine Coast is becoming a sunlovers' mecca.
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.
Rhyming Slang Examples
Here are some Australian rhyming slang examples together with their meanings
New South Wales Coast
The New South Wales coast is lined with cities and towns that are popular visitor destinations.
Poisonous Spiders
Poisonous spiders pose a danger to those visiting Australia so watch out for them.
NSW South Coast
The NSW South Coast extends from the southern edge of Royal National Park to the NSW-Victoria border.
10 Australian Animals with a weird side
Australia is home to some of the most unique animals on the planet; we have the only mammals in the world that lay eggs, and a large variety of creepy crawlies!
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