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Great Ocean Road

Great Ocean Road

Journey from Torquay to Warrnambool

July 22015

Taking a road trip is one of the great Australian past times, and one of the best ways to explore this massive country. By far the most famous Australian road trip is the Great Ocean Road (many rank it as one of the world’s best).

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Jenolan Caves, NSW
March 302015

As a child, I always dreamed of traveling to Sydney.  I wanted to visit the Sydney Opera House, hold a koala, and swim at the beach, and when I traveled from the US to Sydney, I had the chance to participate in all of these activities.  This vacation was definitely a highlight of my childhood and easily one of my favorite trips.

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Christmas Island

Christmas Island

2,600km north-west of Perth

December 82014

I was awoken by a faint scratching sound. Scratch, scratch, scratch. At first I thought it was part of my dream, but the noise came again. Scratch, scratch, scratch. I opened my eyes and realised where I was.

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Shark Bay

Shark Bay

Don't worry about the sharks...

October 42014

Shark Bay: Getting Up Close and Personal with Marine Life

Shark Bay is a World Heritage Site on the west coast of Western Australia. Our journey there was so worth the trip because it is a beautiful place to be if you love swimming in the ocean, especially with the marine life. From the map below, you can get an idea of where it’s at and why it’s such a popular vacation spot.

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Snowy Mountains in Spring

Snowy Mountains in Spring

Snowy Mountains with No Snow!

June 112014

I was born and raised in Sydney and didn’t make my acquaintance with snow until I was 23 years old. I was extremely excited to do all the things I had seen on TV and in movies. Snow ball fights, snow angels and having a legitimate excuse to not go into work due to snowstorms. I thought it was going to be awesome.

It wasn’t.

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Explore North Australia by Car

Explore North Australia by Car

Explore the natural NT wonders

May 182014

The main reason for my visit to North Australia, or the Northern Territory as they call it was the Ayers Rock. Namely, one of my main interests in the last couple of years has been visiting place with ancient visual art and I knew that Ayers rock is a Mecca for someone with such interests. Luckily I have an old friend in Darwin, which is actually the capital of this part of Australia and she invited me to check out the city, the rest of this part of Australia and of course, the Ayers rock.

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My Road Trip: A Time to Unwind

My Road Trip: A Time to Unwind

Take some time to unwind in QLD

May 182014

So far, exploring sights of Australia has been fascinating for me. I’ve experienced different lifestyles most people wouldn’t take time to enjoy. I just had to dive right in the small adventure. I remember a busy middle of the week, and realised I needed to de-stress.

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Discover Australia’s Best Wine Regions

Discover Australia’s Best Wine Regions

Explore Australia's Vineyards

April 102014

Australia has a reputation for producing some of the finest wines in the world. From the big reds of the Barossa Valley to crisp white Chardonnay from Margaret River each region has its own signature wine styles, varietals and producers. Why not take a closer look? See Australia and taste these wines directly from the cellar door.

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Sydney to Melbourne Campervan Trip

Sydney to Melbourne Campervan Trip

See the coast in a campervan

March 102014

Taking my holiday on the road with friends was one of the best ideas I ever had. With just a rented camper and the coastal road, we made the most of a great situation. This is our story, and I hope it gives you inspiration to take your own road trip. Seeing the country in this way can’t be beat, but it pays to have a bit of an idea about the items that will make your journey easier and the sites you absolutely must not miss on your way from Sydney to Melbourne. Make your own Great Australian Road Trip a success.

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Adventure Forests Tasmania

Adventure Forests Tasmania

Experience nature from a different angle

November 282013

If you’re looking for a way to get back to nature and explore somewhere new, make your way to one of the Adventure Forests in Tasmania. “What’s an adventure forest?” I hear you ask. Well, there are four of these forests set up around the state, with each offering different “adventure” activities to enable you to experience nature from a different angle.

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The Best Of Sydney – Almost For Free

The Best Of Sydney – Almost For Free

Things to do in Sydney free or cheap

November 232013

I have always been very keen on visiting Sydney, Australia for one very specific reason – I always saw a lot of the place on Animal Planet and as a child who was fascinated by animals, I could not wait till the day I would visit the city. That is how it started off for me. But once I was actually in Sydney, I discovered so much more. I went there in the month of January, when it is summer in Australia, and that is easily one of the best times to visit this vibrant city.

As a student, I had obvious budget constraints when I was in Sydney, but I was determined to see and do as much with the modest amount of money that I did have. My friends and I did a whole lot of research on our first night in the city and we figured out the different things that we could do there for free. And since making that list worked for us, I have decided to share that with everyone else too.

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Wineglass Bay Cruising

Wineglass Bay Cruising

Be one of the few to explore this untouched place

October 82013

If you asked people where the top 10 beaches in the world are, most of them would probably list tropical locations like the Whitsundays or Bahamas. But you might be surprised to know that one of the beaches that regularly makes an appearance in “Top 10 Beaches in the World” lists is almost as close to Antarctica as it is to the tropics. That beach is at Wineglass Bay in Tasmania.

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Bruny Island Wilderness Cruise

Bruny Island Wilderness Cruise

The most fun 3 hours you'll ever have

October 62013

I recently spent a week in Tasmania, speeding from one side of the island state to the other, trying every adventure available. And the Bruny Island Cruise was by far the most heart racing, squeal inducing and educational (yes, adventure AND education!) attraction I came across. It’s the kind of adventure that you could do again and again and it would take your breath away every time.

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Jondaryan Woolshed

Jondaryan Woolshed

2.5 hour drive from Brisbane

August 112013

When I was at school, I was a cellist in the Bundaberg Youth Orchestra. Every second year we would go on a tour of the Great South East, entertaining rural country towns with rather talented albeit small orchestra.

In 2009, whilst on tour, we visited the Jondaryan Woolshed. Actually, we were lucky enough to be able to perform for the farm staff and local townspeople inside the woolshed. It was truly magical to play amongst the wooden beams and hay bales. Since then, I have been back as a day visitor as well as an overnight camper. And let me tell you, the damper improves each and every time.

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What to do in Margaret River, Western Australia

What to do in Margaret River, Western Australia

Explore Margaret River in Western Australia

July 232013

Margaret River is located in Western Australia and it’s a fantastic place to visit while you are on vacation. If you want to have an enjoyable time with your family, it’s recommended that you visit some of the 7 places that you will find below. All 7 of these attractions can be done in a single day! If you are short on time or you simply want to pack your day with as much excitement as possible, this is a list made perfectly for you. Margaret River is a place where you can relax with your family and have an enjoyable time with your loved ones. If you are ready to make the most out of your vacation, continue reading and explore some of the 7 things below.

Vasse Felix vineyard picnic Margaret River

Image Credit: Tourism Western Australia

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Brisbane Activities for Kids

Brisbane Activities for Kids

Fun for the whole family

July 192013

Finding things to keep kids busy during the school holidays can be a challenge, especially if the weather is not cooperating. But, don’t stress! We’ve gathered together some of the best things to do around Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. You’ll find some classics in there (like the museum) but we’ve been on the hunt for some more interesting ideas, too. Many of these activities would make great birthday party ideas. Maps are included for some listings to help you find the closest venue, and Queensland school holiday dates are at the bottom. As always, if you have any suggestions, leave them in the comments below!

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My Picnic at Hanging Rock

My Picnic at Hanging Rock

Explore nature in this famous literary setting

June 252013

“Picnic at Hanging Rock”, the moody and mystery-laden 1975 film based on a novel by Joan Lindsay and directed by Peter Weir, inspired and set the tone for my pilgrimage to the gorgeous, awe-inspiring location of its setting: the Hanging Rock Recreation Reserve in Woodend, Victoria.

hanging rock melbourne

Image by Looking Glass, on Flickr

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Central Coast, NSW

Central Coast, NSW

90 minutes north of Sydney

June 212013

When I tell people I live on the Central Coast, I’m often met with blank looks. It doesn’t seem like a real name, more of a direction – the central coast of where, some ask. The fact is, the Central Coast is often overlooked by travellers despite its proximity to Sydney and its myriad natural attractions.

Maitland Bay Central Coast

Image credit: Hamilton Lund/Destination NSW

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island

50 minute ferry from River Heads

May 212013

Fraser Island is located in Queensland, Australia approximately 190 miles north of Brisbane. It is the largest sand island in the world. This island is extremely beautiful with its long uninterrupted white beaches and its coloured sand cliffs add beauty to the island. There are over 100 tranquil lakes, all having white sandy beaches. It is a very popular destination for backpackers as well as the locals for multi-day camping activities and 4×4 drives. Now, you might be wondering what would be the cost of the stay if you are visiting this island. Costs are the biggest concern especially when you are on a tour.

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Things to do in North Queensland

Things to do in North Queensland

Fly into Brisbane or Cairns Airport

May 162013

North Queensland is a colossal portion of northern Australia that’s off the beaten track. Uninfluenced by modern history, untouched by the fast pace of urban life, and undeveloped, North Queensland is a haven for tourists and busy professionals alike, who long to unwind. This is the place to put your feet up and let your hair down!

A single visit to North Queensland is sure to leave you so spellbound, that you’ll want to return to this retreat again and again. North Queensland is a treasure trove of all things natural. From the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef to rainforests and pristine beaches, North Queensland has a plethora of things to offer tourists.

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Exploring Sydney by Car

Exploring Sydney by Car

Take a leisurely drive down the NSW coast

May 152013

Sydney is Australia’s largest city, and there are plenty of things to do both in the city and further abroad. The best way to make your way around is by renting a car from one of the major car rental companies in Sydney and choosing your own adventure! If you are on a holiday or just spending a weekend stopover in Sydney, here is an idea of where the road might take you.

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Things to do in Cairns

Things to do in Cairns

2 hour flight north of Brisbane

April 252013

Though it may be best known for its natural beauty, Cairns offers vacationers plenty of activities to keep them busy during their stay. Whether you’re looking for peace and relaxation, adventure, or something in between, Cairns and the surrounding region have more than enough to offer.

With so many things to do in Cairns, it’s really no wonder Cairns is the fourth most popular destination for tourists in Australia. When on vacation, it’s not so much finding something to do, but deciding what shouldn’t be missed.

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Whale Watching on the Gold Coast

Whale Watching on the Gold Coast

1 hour south of Brisbane

April 222013

There are times in life where you do something that you think will be ok and it turns out to be just a little bit of magic that stays with you forever. That’s what it’s like when you go whale watching.  These magnificent creatures are a sight to behold in their natural habitat.

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Things to do while visiting the Gold Coast on a budget
April 222013

The Gold Coast is an amazing place to visit, whether you live in Australia or on a tour. The place is buzzing with life and is a heaven for tourists. However, it is known to be expensive, which deters many tourists who want to explore but are on a budget. Being such a person myself, I can convince you that you can actually enjoy a Gold coast holiday, without running out of money.

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Epic Fishing around the Mackay Whitsunday region
April 162013

In my honest opinion, the Mackay Whitsunday region offers some of the best fishing in Queensland and should be high on anyone’s bucket list of idyllic fishing destinations. The diversity of fishing locations and vast array of iconic Australian sports-fish that inhabit the region is simply mind-blowing.

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The ultimate Brisbane weekend itinerary
April 112013

I’m a Brisbane local through and through. I was born here, grew up here, and though I’ve traveled the world, I think I’ll always call Brisbane “home”. Brisbane has just about everything that you could want; the convenience and variety of a big city, friendly locals and easy access to great beaches, rainforest and country scenery. There are so many things to do in Brisbane, but if you’ve only got limited time (i.e. a weekend stopover), here are some of the best things I’d recommend. Rather than a set itinerary, I’ve listed lots of things that you can pick and choose from to create your own adventure to suit your taste, budget and weather!

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Riverlife Adventure Centre

Riverlife Adventure Centre

Adventure activities on the Brisbane River

April 112013

Adventure on Riverlife Adventure Centre
Looking for fun ways to spend the day with kids in Brisbane? There is hardly a lack of options, but few days out can be quite as exciting as a trip to the Riverlife Adventure Centre. Whether you want your kids to enjoy a fun and cultural experience, or to simply try out some new activities, it is the perfect way to spend a day. So what exactly can you do at the centre? Here’s a quick guide to a fantastic family day out.

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Snowy Mountains

Snowy Mountains

2.5 hours south of Canberra

April 112013

Before my trip to the Snowy Mountains, I never had any experience with snow, besides the occasional encounter with overfrozen fridges. Thus, I was looking forward to having a busy day with any activities available for visitors to the winter destination.

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Cania Gorge

Cania Gorge

3 hours west of Bundaberg

April 112013

No matter where in the world you come from, when you think about Australia, Uluru, the Great Barrier Reef and drop bears probably come to mind. These are undoubtedly some of the most spectacular attractions in Australia, if not the world. There is, however, a hidden, mostly unknown gem within Queensland that I believe represents Australia perfectly. Let me introduce you to Cania Gorge.

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Carolyn and Richard Green have been exploring the Australian wilderness in their helicopter for the past 20 years. Carolyn has written the following story about a recent trip they made to Forrest, in the Nullarbor region of Western Australia. You can see more of Richard’s photography at his website.

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Crystal Creek

Crystal Creek

1 hour north-west of Townsville

April 112013

Who doesn’t like a good slippery slide. Come on, if you have ever been to a real Australia Day BBQ (that’s a barbie for all you international readers out there) someone, somewhere has pulled out a sheet of black builders plastic, grabbed a bottle of fairy liquid, a garden hose and a camera and some hours later, you all emerge from the suddy, muddy party covered in bruises but with a huge grin on your face.

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Waiting for the turtles, a moment from Heron Island
April 112013

The sky is beautiful tonight, black except for a quilt of silver stars. They flicker over my head and into the distance, while twinkling reflections bounce off the water. The tide crashes against wet sand, the waves folding onto the beach. It’s gentle, therapeutic, repetitive.

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Uluru

Uluru

The world's biggest monolith

April 112013

When you’ve seen an iconic profile in promotional material a gazillion times before, can it when finally seen in the flesh, live up to such hype?
In Uluru’s case – Yes… and more! All those sunset photos you’ve seen are not a scratch on the real thing!

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Daydream Island

Daydream Island

Access via ferry from Hamilton Island

April 112013

A man clad in a Hawaiian shirt, arms full of shell necklaces, greeted us on the dock. “Welcome to Daydream Island!” he said enthusiastically. We happily accepted the necklaces, feeling the relaxing vibe of the island start to sink in instantly.

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Climbing the Gloucester Tree

Climbing the Gloucester Tree

3.5 hours south of Perth

April 112013

I’m going to be up front. I hate heights. Planes taking off, roller coasters (especially that ride at Dream World, you know the one that takes you up somewhere in outerspace then drops you unnecessarily fast back down to earth whilst simultaneously making you wet your pants) mountain tops, unnecessarily steep escalators in shopping centres. You get the picture. So when I visited Western Australia a while back with two guys, one of who was Special Forces, the other in infantry, I should have known my greatest fear was going to be challenged.

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Bungle Bungles (Purnululu National Park)

Bungle Bungles (Purnululu National Park)

Accessible by 4WD or helicopter

April 112013

I’ve been blessed with opportunities to travel around the world. I’ve seen the beaches in the Philippines and lived in quaint towns around Europe, but it still left me wanting for more. During my recent trip to the Gold Coast in Australia, I looked to extend my stay in order to quench my thirst for excitement and adventure. I scoured the web for a holiday that can provide me with a truly unique experience. This led me to discover Purnululu National Park in Western Australia, also known as the Bungle Bungles, a world heritage site that features landscapes and wildlife unrivalled in magnificence and splendour.

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Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay

1 hour north of Newcastle, NSW

April 112013

My partner and I generally have one holiday per year that does not involve setting up a tent and roughing it. This year we decided to spend a week exploring the area around Nelson Bay, about an hour’s drive north of Newcastle.

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Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island, Great Barrier Reef, QLD

April 112013

My favourite book as a child was Magic Beach by Alison Lester. I dreamed of building sand castles, paddling boats in the bay and finding colourful star fish. It wasn’t until I turned 18 and moved to Townsville that I discovered my dreams were about to come true. Let me introduce you to Magnetic Island.

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Undara Lava Tubes

Undara Lava Tubes

4 hours west of Cairns

April 112013

Are you looking for a genuine “Australian” experience? You know, the kind where you wander through the outback and stumble across all sorts of plants and wildlife that can kill you? Undara may just be the place for you!

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