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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ferry to Tasmania
A guide to passenger and vehicular ferry transportation to Tasmania, Australia, including schedules, prices, and booking information.
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.
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.
Going Down Under? Learn Some Common Aussie...
The Australian language includes some unique idioms, terms, words, phrases
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.
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.
Learn Why Australia’s National Flower is...
The golden wattle, Acacia pycnantha, is the national flower of Australia.
A Tourist's Guide to Driving in Australia
Driving in Australia means having to know Australian traffic rules and regulations.
Do You Need a Visa to Visit Australia?
Do you need an Australian visa? Here's what you need to know.
What to Expect if You're Visiting Australia in...
The Australian winter takes place in the months of June, July and August.
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.
What Are Thongs?
Thongs in Australia are not the skimpy, sexy pieces of underwear some people think of when hearing the term.
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.
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.
The Best Time to Visit Sydney
This page talks about the Australian Spring and why Spring is the best time to visit Sydney, Australia.
City Circle Tram
The City Circle Tram in Melbourne operates daily along a city circuit passing a number of Melbourne attractions.
Tips on Tipping in Australia and New Zealand
Tips on tipping in Australia and New Zealand shed light on tipping customs.
Autumn in Australia
Autumn in Australia begins on March 1 and ends on May 31.
Bowral Tulip Time Festival
The Bowral Tulip Time Festival is held each spring in the New South Wales Southern Highlands southwest of Sydney.
Australia in November
November in Australia is best known as the month of the Melbourne Cup. It is, too, the last month of spring.
Australia Travel Planner
An Australia travel planner helps organise a trip to Australia especially for people visiting Australia for the first time.
Summer in Australia
It's summer in Australia when it's winter in the northern hemisphere.
Nicole Kidman-Keith Urban Wedding
Movie actress Nicole Kidman and country singing star Keith Urban were married late in the afternoon of June 25, 2006, Australian eastern standard time, in the beachside Sydney suburb of Manly.
Strine and Australian Slang
A glossary of Strine and Australian slang - words and phrases starting with the letter A
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.
Sydney to Melbourne
From Sydney to Melbourne the major inland route is through the Hume Highway.
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.
Hook Turn
If you plan to drive in Melbourne, watch out for the
Arriving in Sydney
Here's what to do on arriving in Sydney and how best to get to your hotel.
Australian Visa
If you need to have an Australian visa to visit Australia, here's how to get one.
Spring in Australia
Spring in Australia begins on the first day of September and ends on the last day of November.
Bathurst 1000
The Bathurst 1000 V8 Supercars race at Mount Panorama, Bathurst, New South Wales, takes place in October.
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.
How Are Tropical Cyclones Rated?
Australian tropical cyclones are rated in five categories according to their strongest wind speed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Your Guide to Australian Holidays in March
The first month of the Australian autumn, March is a month of various festivals and holidays.
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 Quiz - Test Your Knowledge of Australia
In this Australia quiz, test your knowledge of this great southern land.
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.
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.
Australian Opals
Know what you're buying when shopping for Australian opals
Australia Facts
Here are some Australia facts for a quick overview of this nation continent.
Melbourne Beaches
Melbourne beaches can be found close to Melbourne city centre.
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.
Southwestern Western Australia
The southwestern arc of Australia's Southwest includes cities and towns from Fremantle to Albany.
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.
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 Big Submarine
Holbrook's best known feature is a submarine on land seen along the Hume Highway in New South Wales.
Want to Visit Australia or New Zealand? Read...
Australia and New Zealand Map. Australia Travel.
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.
The Best Time to Visit Sydney - Autumn
The best time to visit Sydney could be in the Australian autumn.
Why Winter Might Be the Best Time to Visit...
Sydney in the winter could be the best time to visit Australia's largest city.
Phillip Island
What you need to know to see the Phillip Island penguin parade, including access, viewing areas, and travel information.
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.
Aussiespeak
Aussiespeak needs an understanding of the Australian language, its idioms, terms, words, phrases
Australia Attractions
Unique Australia attractions, sights and destinations contribute to the lure of Australia.
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.
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.
Strine and Aussie Slang - B
Strine and Aussie slang: a glossary of unique Australian words and phrases starting with B
Walk into History at The Rocks in Sydney
The Argyle Cut was hewn by convicts through the sandstone ridge of The Rocks to connect Sydney Cove with Darling Harbour and Millers Point. Page 5.
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.
Australian Visa Centres
Here are some Australian visa centres where you could get a visa to visit Australia.
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.
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.
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.
The Way We Were
The 1996 Australian census drew a portrait of Sydney's population at the time.
Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef along the Queensand coast of Australia is a popular destination for Australian and overseas visitors.
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.
The Southern Spirit
The Southern Spirit train travels between Adelaide and Brisbane and between Melbourne and Brisbane.
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.
Australia Weather
Australia weather should be a guide to what clothes you wear.
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.
South Island, New Zealand
Take a five-day South Island tour to see the island's major attractions.
Queen Victoria Market
Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne, Victoria, is said to be the largest open-air market in the southern hemisphere.
The Bungle Bungles
Some fast facts you might want to know about the Bungle Bungles in Purnululu National Park. Page 3.
Driving in Australia - Getting It Right
Driving in Australia means learning a few things and getting it right.
Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne, capital of Victoria, has a large number of interesting city attractions best visited by tram or on foot.
Australian Flag
The Australian flag carries the Union Jack, the Commonwealth Star and a representation of the Southern Cross
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.
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.
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.
Shopping in Sydney
Know where to go in Sydney when shopping for items to buy, such as souvenirs and uniquely Australian products.
Canberra Attractions
The Canberra City Explorer takes in Canberra's major attractions on a hop on, hop off tour.
Jervis Bay
Jervis Bay beaches are Some of the most stunningly white - and uncrowded - beaches in New South Wales.
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 - H
Strine and Aussie slang: a glossary of unique Australian words and phrases starting with H
Strine and Aussie Slang - C
Strine and Aussie slang: a glossary of unique Australian words and phrases starting with C
Box Jellyfish Danger
The box jellyfish is said to contain enough poison to kill three adult human beings.
Driving in Australia
There are rules to follow regarding parking and roundabouts when you're driving in Australia.
New Zealand Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of New...
Test your knowledge of New Zealand, the Land of the Long White Cloud.
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.
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.
Sydney Suburbs Map - Australia
Map of Sydney, Australia, and its surrounding suburbs
Sydney Attractions - Where to Start
A basic Australia travel planner should take in the Sydney attractions.
Animal Emblems of Australia
Certain states and territories of Australia have adopted official animal emblems or state and territory animals symbolic of them.
What Is a Hongi?
The hongi is a traditional Maori greeting expressed by the rubbing or touching of noses.
Royal National Park
The Royal National Park, Sydney, Australia, is the oldest gazetted national park in the world and lies right at the southern edge of the city
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 Visas: Waiver and Length of Stay
Passport holders of certain countries can get a visa waiver for a New Zealand visit.
How To See Sydney in One Day
a simple how to on exploring sydney in one day
Labor Day
Labor Day is celebrated on different dates in Australia.
Day 1 - Rock at the Rocks
Sydney in Seven Days: Here's the first of your day-to-day guide for an unhurried visit to Sydney.
Christmas in Australia
Christmas in Australia is celebrated in the first month of the southern summer, so forget the snow and forget the sleighs.
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.
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.
Australian Convict Sites
Australian Convict Sites, officially included in the United Nations World Heritage list in 2010, comprise 11 sites in New South Wales, Tasmania, Norfolk Island and Western Australia.
Sydney Parks and Picnic Areas
The Chipping Norton Lakes are among a number of popular Sydney parks and picnic areas in the outer suburbs.
Strine and Aussie Slang - S
Strine and Aussie slang: a glossary of unique Australian words and phrases starting with S
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.
Webb Bridge at Melbourne Docklands
Webb Bridge, or Web Bridge, is a footbridge spanning the Yarra River in the Melbourne Docklands precinct.
Emergency Help
When in Australia, know the number to call when you need emergency help.
Sydney Quiz - Test Your Knowledge of Sydney
Test your knowledge of Sydney, capital of New South Wales.
Brisbane to Sydney
Highway 1 is not only the most direct route from Brisbane to Sydney (and vice versa) but it is as well one of the most scenic drives in the country alternating between hill and valley and shore.
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.
Melbourne Cup
The Melbourne Cup is run over 3200 metres at Melbourne's Flemington Racecourse on the first Tuesday in November.
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.
Australia's Flower Festivals
Australia celebrates the return of spring with a number of Australian flower festivals held in various cities, towns and states.
Where Is the Sydney Opera House?
Where is the Sydney Opera House located?
Walls of China
The 33-kilometre crescent of the Walls of China are to be found in Mungo National Park, part of the World Heritage area of Willandra Lakes in Outback New South Wales. Page 8.
New Zealand Visas
What you need to know about New Zealand visas
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.
Tweed Valley Australia - Discover Tweed Valley...
The Tweed Valley in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia, is home to the largest extinct volcano in the southern hemisphere, World Heritage national parks, great surfing beaches.
Five-Day North Island Tour
Take a five day-tour of the major attractions of New Zealand North Island.
Circular Quay
Circular Quay in Sydney is an ideal place to start your Sydney discovery tour.
Gold Coast Theme Parks
Especially for families visiting Australia's Gold Coast, its various theme parks are part of the region's attractions.
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.
The Indian Pacific
The Indian Pacific links Sydney and Perth through Outback New South Wales and South Australia and the Nullarbor Plain.
Sydney Travel
Plan a Sydney city walking tour, then discover new places beyond the city.
Boxing Day
Boxing Day, December 26, is a national public holiday in Australia.
Strine and Aussie Slang - F
Strine and Aussie slang: a glossary of unique Australian words and phrases starting with F
NSW South Coast
The NSW South Coast extends from the southern edge of Royal National Park to the NSW-Victoria border.
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.
Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney
Discover the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, a showcase of flora close to the city's central business district.
Palm Beach
Palm Beach fronts the Tasman Sea and curves northward from Cabbage Tree Boat Harbour to Barrenjoey Headland with its lighthouse built in 1881. Page 13.
What Are Australian Postcodes?
For those used to the American postal system, Australian postcodes are the equivalent of American zip codes.
Cranbourne, Victoria
Less than 50 kilometres southeast of Melbourne, Cranbourne is the site of the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne and other local attractions.

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