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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 to Expect if You're Visiting Australia in...
The Australian winter takes place in the months of June, July and August.
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.
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.
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.
A Tourist's Guide to Driving in Australia
Driving in Australia means having to know Australian traffic rules and regulations.
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.
Going Down Under? Learn Some Common Aussie...
The Australian language includes some unique idioms, terms, words, phrases
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.
Do You Need a Visa to Visit Australia?
Do you need an Australian visa? Here's what you need to know.
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.
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.
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.
Is Summer the Best Time to Visit Sydney,...
The best time to visit Sydney could be in the Australian summer.
Arriving in Sydney
Here's what to do on arriving in Sydney and how best to get to your hotel.
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.
Tips on Tipping in Australia and New Zealand
Tips on tipping in Australia and New Zealand shed light on tipping customs.
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.
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.
Hook Turn
If you plan to drive in Melbourne, watch out for the
Australia Attractions
Unique Australia attractions, sights and destinations contribute to the lure of Australia.
Sydney to Melbourne
From Sydney to Melbourne the major inland route is through the Hume Highway.
Australian Traffic Rules
You would need to know these basic Australian traffic rules and regulations if you want to go driving in Australia.
Learn Why Australia’s National Flower is...
The golden wattle, Acacia pycnantha, is the national flower of Australia.
Why Winter Might Be the Best Time to Visit...
Sydney in the winter could be the best time to visit Australia's largest city.
What Are Thongs?
Thongs in Australia are not the skimpy, sexy pieces of underwear some people think of when hearing the term.
Australian Opals
Know what you're buying when shopping for Australian 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.
Want to Visit Australia or New Zealand? Read...
Australia and New Zealand Map. Australia Travel.
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.
What Is XXXX?
XXXX is Queensland beer brewed by Castlemaine Perkins.
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 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 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.
Strine and Australian Slang
A glossary of Strine and Australian slang - words and phrases starting with the letter A
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.
Ferry to Tasmania
A guide to passenger and vehicular ferry transportation to Tasmania, Australia, including schedules, prices, and booking information.
Australia Facts
Here are some Australia facts for a quick overview of this nation continent.
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.
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.
Australia Travel Planner
An Australia travel planner helps organise a trip to Australia especially for people visiting Australia for the first time.
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 in January
January in Australia is a midsummer month of the Sydney Festival, Australian Open, Australia Day, and various other Australian events and attractions.
Spring in Australia
Spring in Australia begins on the first day of September and ends on the last day of November.
Australia Weather
Australia weather should be a guide to what clothes you wear.
The Way We Were
The 1996 Australian census drew a portrait of Sydney's population at the time.
Queen Victoria Market
Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne, Victoria, is said to be the largest open-air market in the southern hemisphere.
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.
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.
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.
Skiing in New South Wales
Skiing in New South Wales takes place in the northern summer when it's winter in Australia.
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.
Autumn in Australia
Autumn in Australia begins on March 1 and ends on May 31.
Phillip Island
What you need to know to see the Phillip Island penguin parade, including access, viewing areas, and travel information.
Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne, capital of Victoria, has a large number of interesting city attractions best visited by tram or on foot.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Best Time to Visit Sydney - Autumn
The best time to visit Sydney could be in the Australian autumn.
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 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.
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.
Southwestern Western Australia
The southwestern arc of Australia's Southwest includes cities and towns from Fremantle to Albany.
Strine and Aussie Slang - B
Strine and Aussie slang: a glossary of unique Australian words and phrases starting with B
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.
Aussiespeak
Aussiespeak needs an understanding of the Australian language, its idioms, terms, words, phrases
New Zealand Visa
Holders of certain passports will find it easier getting New Zealand visas
Canberra Attractions
The Canberra City Explorer takes in Canberra's major attractions on a hop on, hop off tour.
Australia in November
November in Australia is best known as the month of the Melbourne Cup. It is, too, the last month of spring.
Summer in Australia
It's summer in Australia when it's winter in the northern hemisphere.
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.
Australian Visa
Australian visa requirements apply to electronic travel documentation.
Shopping in Sydney
Know where to go in Sydney when shopping for items to buy, such as souvenirs and uniquely Australian products.
Victoria Ski Resorts
Victoria ski resorts are closer to Melbourne than those of New South Wales are to Sydney. Page 2.
Driving in Australia
There are rules to follow regarding parking and roundabouts when you're driving in Australia.
Driving in Australia - Getting It Right
Driving in Australia means learning a few things and getting it right.
The Southern Spirit
The Southern Spirit train travels between Adelaide and Brisbane and between Melbourne and Brisbane.
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 Beaches
Melbourne beaches can be found close to Melbourne city centre.
Your Guide to Australian Holidays in March
The first month of the Australian autumn, March is a month of various festivals and holidays.
Sydney Dining Guide
Sydney dining guide: Dining in Sydney gives you a wide choice of restaurants but you must know where to go.
Your Guide to May in Australia: The Month...
May in Australia is the month before the onset of the southern winter.
South Island, New Zealand
Take a five-day South Island tour to see the island's major attractions.
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.
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.
The Ekka
Colloquially known as the Ekka, the Royal Queensland Show held in Brisbane is Queensland's biggest annual event and is one of the top three agricultural shows in Australia.
Australia Pictures
Australia's unique landscapes and seascapes are the subject of pictures in this photo gallery.
Sydney Suburbs Map - Australia
Map of Sydney, Australia, and its surrounding suburbs
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.
Box Jellyfish Danger
The box jellyfish is said to contain enough poison to kill three adult human beings.
The Rocks - Sydney, Australia
The Rocks district in Sydney is the birthplace of Australia and a place worth visiting.
Circular Quay
Circular Quay in Sydney is an ideal place to start your Sydney discovery tour.
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.
Canberra in the Winter
Canberra in the winter is cool to cold but there are a number of activities suitable for the season.
Shark Bay, Western Australia
Shark Bay on the western coast of Western Australia, is a World Heritage site and home to dugongs, dolphins and stromatolites: a fascinating aquatic world and a diver's paradise.
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.
Animal Emblems of Australia
Certain states and territories of Australia have adopted official animal emblems or state and territory animals symbolic of them.
Top 10 Sydney Attractions
Sydney attractions are easily found and reached within Sydney city itself.
Blue Mountains Yulefest
In a country where Christmas takes place in the summer, it seemed only a matter of time before people started enjoying the spirit and the trappings of Christmas in the middle of the Australian year, which is when it's winter in Australia. So was born Christmas in July and Yulefest in the New South Wales Blue Mountains.
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).
Beach Safety
Beach safety tips for playing it safe on Australian beaches.
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.
New South Wales Coast
The New South Wales coast is lined with cities and towns that are popular visitor destinations.
Top 5 Australian Travel Books
Top picks in Australian travel guide books
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.
Bowral Tulip Time Festival
The Bowral Tulip Time Festival is held each spring in the New South Wales Southern Highlands southwest of Sydney.
Brisbane Region Map - Australia
Map of the central business district of Brisbane, Queensland, 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.
Melbourne Cup
The Melbourne Cup is run over 3200 metres at Melbourne's Flemington Racecourse on the first Tuesday in November.
Sydney Tollways
Sydney is probably one of the world's major cities with the most number of tollways.
Sydney Metroads
Sydney Metroads provide an easy way of navigating through the city's major thoroughfares by simply following the Metroad numbers.
Regent Theatre
Melbourne's historic Regent Theatre, first built in 1929, is the performance venue that came to be known as the Palace of Dreams.
Bindi Irwin
The launch of the television wildlife series Bindi: The Jungle Girl at Australia Zoo on Australia's Sunshine Coast in June 2007 has propelled Bindi Irwin into instant child stardom.
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.
What Is the Sydney Explorer?
The Sydney Explorer is a visitor-oriented Sydney sightseeing bus which takes in Sydney's major attractions.
Sydney Daytrips
Head north from Sydney on a Sydney daytrip to the Central Coast, Hunter Valley, Port Stephens.
Five-Day North Island Tour
Take a five day-tour of the major attractions of New Zealand North Island.
Labor Day
Labor Day is celebrated on different dates in Australia.
Brisbane Australia
Brisbane, located between Australia's more popular Gold and Sunshine Coasts, is a destination in itself with its own unique attractions.
Tasmania Map - Australia
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Australia's Aboriginal Olympians
Australia's 400m track hopes at the 2000 Sydney Olympics lay with Aboriginal Olympians Cathy Freeman and Nova Peris-Kneebone with Freeman winning in sizzling time.
How Are Tropical Cyclones Rated?
Australian tropical cyclones are rated in five categories according to their strongest wind speed.
Dangerous Creatures
Australia is one of the safest countries to visit but know that there are dangerous creatures about.
Strine and Aussie Slang - S
Strine and Aussie slang: a glossary of unique Australian words and phrases starting with S
Perth Map - Australia
Map of the central business district of Perth, Western Australia
Great Ocean Road
Take Victoria's Great Ocean Road in Australia's south and visit the Twelve Apostles.
Camel Rock Beach
Camel Rock Beach, with its distinctively shaped rock formation of a camel in silhouette, lies north of Bermagui town and is a popular surfing beach and picnic spot. Page 11.
Crocodylus Park
Crocodylus Park, just five minutes from Darwin Airport and 15 minutes from Darwin city centre, is home to more than a thousand crocodiles.
Emergency Help
When in Australia, know the number to call when you need emergency help.
The Ghost of Princess Theatre
Melbourne's Princess Theatre is said to be haunted by the ghost of a man who died during a performance of the opera Faust.
Princess Theatre
An imposing landmark Melbourne building, the 1488-seat Princess Theatre on Spring St dates from the mid-1880s, the second Melbourne building to bear that name.
New Zealand Fast Facts
Here are some fast facts and other information about New Zealand.
How To See Sydney in One Day
a simple how to on exploring sydney in one day
The Bungle Bungles
Some fast facts you might want to know about the Bungle Bungles in Purnululu National Park. Page 3.
Eureka Flag
The Eureka flag was first hoisted at the Eureka Stockade in 1854 and is generally considered a symbol of Australian rebellion.
Matariki
A constellation of stars whose appearance in New Zealand skies marks the start of the Maori new year. Matariki is also known as the Seven Sisters.
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 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.
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.
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.
Crocodile Danger
Crocodiles in northern Australia pose a danger to the unwary.
Jervis Bay
Jervis Bay beaches are Some of the most stunningly white - and uncrowded - beaches in New South Wales.
Strine and Aussie Slang - T
Strine and Aussie slang: a glossary of unique Australian words and phrases starting with T
Strine and Aussie Slang - C
Strine and Aussie slang: a glossary of unique Australian words and phrases starting with C
Australian Visa Centres
Here are some Australian visa centres where you could get a visa to visit Australia.

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