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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.
Autumn in Australia
Autumn in Australia begins on March 1 and ends on May 31.
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.
Do You Need a Visa to Visit Australia?
Do you need an Australian visa? Here's what you need to know.
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.
What to Wear in Australia
Except for really formal occasions, casual wear is pretty much the norm in Australia.
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.
Learn Why Australia’s National Flower is...
The golden wattle, Acacia pycnantha, is the national flower of Australia.
What to Expect if You're Visiting Australia in...
The Australian winter takes place in the months of June, July and August.
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.
A Tourist's Guide to Driving in Australia
Driving in Australia means having to know Australian traffic rules and regulations.
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.
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.
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.
What Are Thongs?
Thongs in Australia are not the skimpy, sexy pieces of underwear some people think of when hearing the term.
Your Guide to May in Australia: The Month...
May in Australia is the month before the onset of the southern winter.
City Circle Tram
The City Circle Tram in Melbourne operates daily along a city circuit passing a number of Melbourne attractions.
7 Reasons to Visit the Blue Mountains
When people think of the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, the first – and often only – thing that comes to mind is the iconic Three Sisters, a huge rock formation in Katoomba
5 Water sports to try in Australia –...
Ever wondered what it would be like to fly? Wonder no more, as aqua jetpack flying is just one of the thrill-seeking motorsports you can try in Australia!
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.
The Best Time to Visit Sydney - Autumn
The best time to visit Sydney could be in the Australian autumn.
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 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 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.
Australian Visa
If you need to have an Australian visa to visit Australia, here's how to get one.
Going Down Under? Learn Some Common Aussie...
The Australian language includes some unique idioms, terms, words, phrases
Ferry to Tasmania
A guide to passenger and vehicular ferry transportation to Tasmania, Australia, including schedules, prices, and booking information.
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 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.
Summer in Australia
It's summer in Australia when it's winter in the northern hemisphere.
Sydney Harbour Bridge Walk
You can take the Sydney Harbour Bridge walk from The Rocks to Milsons Point, and it's free.
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.
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 Weather
Australia weather should be a guide to what clothes you wear.
How Are Tropical Cyclones Rated?
Australian tropical cyclones are rated in five categories according to their strongest wind speed.
Is Summer the Best Time to Visit Sydney,...
The best time to visit Sydney could be in the Australian summer.
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.
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.
Is Ayers Rock really worth the trip… or...
Ayers Rock – or ‘Uluru’, as it’s known to the Aboriginal owners of the land – is one of Australia’s most iconic landmarks. Found in the middle of the red sandy outback in the Northern Territory, Uluru is sacred...
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.
The Best Time to Visit Sydney
This page talks about the Australian Spring and why Spring is the best time to visit Sydney, Australia.
5 Brilliant beachside holiday spots in...
It’s no secret that Australia offers up some pretty spectacular beaches in every state – with the obvious exception of the land-locked Australian Capital Territory!
Australia Month by Month
Visiting Australia? Check out the months when you plan to travel.
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.
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 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.
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.
Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne, capital of Victoria, has a large number of interesting city attractions best visited by tram or on foot.
Spring in Australia
Spring in Australia begins on the first day of September and ends on the last day of November.
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 Are Australian Postcodes?
For those used to the American postal system, Australian postcodes are the equivalent of American zip codes.
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.
What does "Arvo" mean in Aussie?
A glossary of Strine and Australian slang - words and phrases starting with the letter A
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.
Australia Facts
Here are some Australia facts for a quick overview of this nation continent.
Hook Turn
If you plan to drive in Melbourne, watch out for the
New Zealand Fast Facts
Here are some fast facts and other information about New Zealand.
Arriving in Sydney
Here's what to do on arriving in Sydney and how best to get to your hotel.
Sydney Suburbs Map - Australia
Map of Sydney, Australia, and its surrounding suburbs
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.
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.
Royal National Park, Sydney: Getting There
Here's how to get to Australia's Royal National Park at the southern edge of Sydney city.
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.
What Is XXXX?
XXXX is Queensland beer brewed by Castlemaine Perkins.
Want to Visit Australia or New Zealand? Read...
Australia and New Zealand Map. Australia Travel.
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.
Western Australia
Western Australia is Australia's largest state with a coastline starting at the state's northern boundary with the Northern Territory and southward along the Indian Ocean coast and, in the south, the Southern Ocean until the South Australia border.
Canberra Attractions
The Canberra City Explorer takes in Canberra's major attractions on a hop on, hop off tour.
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.
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.
Aussiespeak
Aussiespeak needs an understanding of the Australian language, its idioms, terms, words, phrases
Driving in Australia
There are rules to follow regarding parking and roundabouts when you're driving in Australia.
5 Australian holiday spots where technology...
In today’s fast-moving world, we’re constantly connected to our devices. For the technophile, it’s hard to find time to relax among the phone calls, text messages...
Your month-by-month guide to Australian weather
Australia is a big country, with arid regions of desert, hot and sticky tropical regions and cooler regions in the south.
Top 5 Australian Travel Books
Top picks in Australian travel guide books
Jervis Bay
Jervis Bay beaches are Some of the most stunningly white - and uncrowded - beaches in New South Wales.
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.
Brisbane Australia
Brisbane, located between Australia's more popular Gold and Sunshine Coasts, is a destination in itself with its own unique attractions.
The Indian Pacific
The Indian Pacific links Sydney and Perth through Outback New South Wales and South Australia and the Nullarbor Plain.
Why Australia is the best place to visit in...
Aussies have always been pretty confident that Australia is one of – if not the best – location in the world. But now, it’s official!
Phillip Island
What you need to know to see the Phillip Island penguin parade, including access, viewing areas, and travel information.
Melbourne Beaches
Melbourne beaches can be found close to Melbourne city centre.
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.
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.
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.
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 Travel Planner
An Australia travel planner helps organise a trip to Australia especially for people visiting Australia for the first time.
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.
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 Interactive Map
Interactive map of Australia showing major cities.
Driving in Australia - Getting It Right
Driving in Australia means learning a few things and getting it right.
How To See Sydney in One Day
a simple how to on exploring sydney in one day
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.
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...
New Zealand Visa
Holders of certain passports will find it easier getting New Zealand visas
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.
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...
4 reasons you should visit Australia before you...
So before you settle down, settle in to our list of the four best reasons to visit Australia before you turn 30!
Rocks Walking Tour - Walk into History at The...
Take a walking tour into history at The Rocks in Sydney for an insight into the beginnings of the city.
Shopping in Sydney
Know where to go in Sydney when shopping for items to buy, such as souvenirs and uniquely Australian products.
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.
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 Walking Tour - Circular Quay to Hyde Park
Start your Sydney walking tour from Circular Quay.
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 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.
Australian Visa Centres
Here are some Australian visa centres where you could get a visa to visit Australia.
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.
Circular Quay
Circular Quay in Sydney is an ideal place to start your Sydney discovery tour.
10 Reasons to Visit Melbourne
Melbourne's most popular visitor attractions make the Victorian capital one of Australia's top destinations.
The Southern Spirit - Adelaide or Melbourne to...
The Southern Spirit train travels between Adelaide and Brisbane and between Melbourne and Brisbane.
Australia Pictures
Australia's unique landscapes and seascapes are the subject of pictures in this photo gallery.
South Island, New Zealand
Take a five-day South Island tour to see the island's major attractions.
Australia Day
Australia Day commemorates the founding of the first white settlement in Australia in 1788
Webb Bridge at Melbourne Docklands
Webb Bridge, or Web Bridge, is a footbridge spanning the Yarra River in the Melbourne Docklands precinct.
6 of Australia’s most romantic getaways...
Valentine’s Day is all about spending a little extra quality time with the person you care most about, so it’s the perfect time to plan to get away.
Dingo
The dingo, although found in parts of Australia, is in fact not a native Australian animal. Page 6.
What Is the Sydney Explorer?
The Sydney Explorer is a visitor-oriented Sydney sightseeing bus which takes in Sydney's major attractions.
Daydream Island
Daydream Island is one of the smaller islands in the Whitsundays with resort accommodation and facilities for guests and daytrippers.
National Gallery of Australia
Attracting visitors to Canberra is the National Gallery of Australia, showcase of art and culture, by Lake Burley Griffin.
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.
Sydney Daytrips
Head north from Sydney on a Sydney daytrip to the Central Coast, Hunter Valley, Port Stephens.
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.
What Is a Hongi?
The hongi is a traditional Maori greeting expressed by the rubbing or touching of noses.
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.
Sydney Dining Guide
Sydney dining guide: Dining in Sydney gives you a wide choice of restaurants but you must know where to go.
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...
Emus
Emus are large flightless birds native to Australia and are represented on Australia's coat of arms together with the kangaroo. Page 7.
Where Is the Sydney Opera House?
Where is the Sydney Opera House located?
Animal Emblems of Australia
Certain states and territories of Australia have adopted official animal emblems or state and territory animals symbolic of them.
Strine and Aussie Slang - H
Strine and Aussie slang: a glossary of unique Australian words and phrases starting with H
Bilby
The bilby is an Australian nocturnal marsupial found mainly in the north of the continent.
Poisonous Spiders
Poisonous spiders pose a danger to those visiting Australia so watch out for them.
Australian Language
Knowing the Australian language and uniquely Australian words and phrases helps in understanding the Australian idiom.
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.
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.
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.
Sydney Metroads
Sydney Metroads provide an easy way of navigating through the city's major thoroughfares by simply following the Metroad numbers.
Auckland Region
Auckland Region Map. Australia Travel. Page 4.
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.
Bay of Plenty Region
Bay of Plenty Region Map. Australia Travel. Page 5.
The best ways to see Australia on a budget
With so much to see and do in Australia, it’s easy to assume that a dream Australian holiday will likely leave you with a much lighter wallet.
7 Hottest glamping spots in Australia
Gone are the days when camping meant roughing it with sleeping bag under the stars and a questionable outdoor toilet! Why not check out one of these glamping hot spots on your next holiday?
New Zealand
New Zealand Map. Australia Travel.
Melbourne's Chinatown
Melbourne's Chinatown is an area of Chinese restaurants and shops, close to the shopping districts at its western end and the theatre district at its eastern end.
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.
6 places to swim with Dolphins
Sweet, smart and keenly social, dolphins are utterly enchanting. With their cheeky chatter and human-like displays of affection and altruism, they seem to relate to each other in ways that we’re still just beginning to understand.
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