Explore the caves of southwest Australia

The Margaret River and Dunsborough regions of Western Australia, the southwest corner of this vast country, are well known as the home to many fascinating caves, several of which are open to the public: Ngilgi Cave: Located near Yallingup, and formerly known as Yallingup Cave, this cave has two large areas once you get down […]

Scuba Diving Options on the Great Barrier Reef

You’ve all heard of the Great Barrier Reef, but let’s look at some statistics about how great it truly is: the world’s largest coral reef, it covers over 130,000 square miles with its 3,000 reefs and 900 islands, all stretching for 1,600 miles along the Queensland coast in north-eastern Australia. That’s an impressive bit of […]

Sightseeing Highlights of Melbourne

Although Sydney might be Australia’s most recognizable city, Melbourne is a popular destination both for locals and tourists. Famed for being a multicultural city with a high proportion of immigrants, as well as being known for less than perfect weather with “four seasons in one day”, Melbourne is the place to go for dining, shopping […]

Travel Photo of the Moment is of Sunset in Kings Canyon Australia

The Travel Photo of the Moment is of Sunset in Kings Canyon Australia and was taken by ogwen Watarrka National Park is located in Northern Territory, Australia. The most visited aspect of Watarrka National Park is Kings Canyon, which is shown here in all its glory. Photo credit: ogwen

Australia’s Archibald Fountain

The Archibald Fountain was built in 1932 by the French sculptor, Francois Sicard, to commemorate the bond between France and Australia during the first World War. Mr. J.F. Archibald set up a fund to pay for the fountain along with instructions as to how he wanted his personal gift to the City of Sydney constructed.

Exploring the Sydney Opera House

The photogenic Sydney Opera House is one of the most recognizable buildings of the southern hemisphere, if not the world. Its sail-like shells and its beautiful location on Sydney Harbour make it a key destination for tourists visiting Australia; it has even been on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 2007. Unfortunately, many tourists just […]

Shark on the Great Barrier Reef – Travel Photo of the Moment

The Travel Photo of the Moment is of Shark on the Great Barrier Reef Australia The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world — so large that it can be seen from space. Stretching over 3,000 kilometers (1,600 miles), the reef structure is comprised of over 2,900 individual reefs and […]

Travel Photo of the Moment Turimetta Beach Sydney Australia

The Travel Photo of the Moment is of  Turimetta Beach Sydney Australia and was taken by blueriotriver Turimetta Beach is undoubtedly a beautiful beach, however the turbulent waters make this a dangerous place to swim. That said, the incoming waves and the setting sun make for a spectacular view. Photo credit: blueriotriver

Visit South Australia’s Kangaroo Island

With a name like Kangaroo Island, you’d expect this place to be home to a decent number of those cute Australian hopping animals, and it is – in fact it has its own variety, aptly named the Kangaroo Island kangaroo!

Getting On Top of Sydney Harbour Bridge

One of the most iconic symbols of Australia, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, is not only a functional traffic and pedestrian bridge crossing one of the world’s most beautiful harbors – it’s also becoming a classic tourist experience for visitors who want to get a different view of Sydney by getting right to the top of […]

Understanding the Real Sydney

30 Days in Sydney: A Distorted Account by well-known Australian writer Peter Carey is not, as the title might suggest, a traveler’s guide book for how to spend thirty days in Australia’s biggest city. It’s something much different, loosely framed on Carey’s thirty-day stay in Sydney while he lived abroad in New York.

Get Your Australian English Phrasebook

Did you think they spoke English in Australia? Well, sometimes they do, but the “Aussie” language has quite a few differences to American or British English. The third edition to Lonely Planet’s phrasebook came out last year and it’s both an interesting and a useful book to take with you on a journey Down Under.

Book Review: Ray Mears Goes Walkabout

British bushcraft and survival expert Ray Mears is probably one of the most appropriate people to write a book about wandering through the Australian outback, and his book Ray Mears Goes Walkabout was published recently to accompany a BBC TV series of the same name.

Book Review: Australia’s Best Eco-Friendly Holidays

Being an eco-friendly traveler is getting ever higher on the agenda these days and with the new Australia’s Best Eco-Friendly Holidays: Over 1,000 Unique Travel Experiences by Ken Eastwood, part of the Explore Australia series, there are plenty of opportunities for willing tourists to find sustainable and environmentally sound activities throughout Australia.

Hotel Alternatives in Australia

Australia’s a country where many of the main tourist hot spots experience pleasant, sunny weather for much of the year, and that’s why considering alternatives to hotels is a great way to get to know the country better – as well as make your trip a whole lot cheaper.

The Weird Guide Book to Australia: Cassowary Crossing

There are hundreds of travel guides to the great continent Down Under, but not many that focus on the more unusual sightseeing spots like where you can watch the annual wheelbarrow pushing race, famous spots where miracles have taken place or where the oldest fish farm in the country is. If that’s the kind of […]

Playing Golf in the Australian Desert

Ever wondered where the world’s largest golf course is? In fact it’s only recently opened, and it’s in the middle of Australia – in fact, it’s way out in the middle of the desert, where they certainly have plenty of space. It’s called the Nullarbor Links – Nullarbor is the name of the desert area […]

Cruise New Zealand and Australia with Holland America

New Zealand has the reputation of being one of the most beautiful places on earth: comprised of two main islands, North Island and South Island, the country is nicknamed God’s Own Country and Paradise of the Pacific.