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Published: Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:19:03 +0000

 



What You Need to Know About Seasons in Australia

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With Australia in the Southern hemisphere, several things that set it apart from countries in the Northern hemisphere, particularly its seasons.



What You Can Expect from Australia in December

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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.



Beware the Deadly Irukandji Jellyfish

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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.



Australia Weather

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Australia weather should be a guide to what clothes you wear.



Melbourne's Free City Tourist Shuttle Bus

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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.



Melbourne City Tourist Shuttle

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The Melbourne City Tourist Shuttle is a free hop on, hop off bus service with stops at a number of Melbourne attractions.



Poisonous Spiders

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Poisonous spiders pose a danger to those visiting Australia so watch out for them.



Australia Travel: The Top 10 Free Melbourne...

2016-12-07T11:19:03Z

Melbourne, Australia offers a number of free tourist attractions. Here's a selection that shouldn't cost you any money.



What to Wear When You're Visiting Australia

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Casual wear is generally the way to go in Australia. You can go to the opera in jeans and no one will give you a second look.



Australia Month by Month: Weather, Events,...

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Visiting Australia? Check out the months when you plan to travel.



Australian Traffic Rules

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You would need to know these basic Australian traffic rules and regulations if you want to go driving in Australia.



What to Do in Australia in February

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February is the last month of the Australian summer with generally warm weather in most of Australia tapering to cool as autumn approaches.



What Are Thongs?

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Thongs in Australia are not the skimpy, sexy pieces of underwear some people think of when hearing the term.



Australian Open Year by Year

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The Australian Open sees the continuing march of champions, retaining and losing titles as well as coming up through the qualifying rounds.



Summer in Australia

2016-12-07T11:19:03Z

It's summer in Australia when it's winter in the northern hemisphere.



Your Guide to June in Australia: The First...

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June in Australia is the beginning of winter which also sees the start of the ski season during the Queen's Birthday holiday weekend.



Understanding the Australian Language

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Knowing the Australian language and uniquely Australian words and phrases helps in understanding the Australian idiom.



Why July Is a Great Month to Visit Australia

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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.



10 Reasons to Visit Sydney

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Sydney is Australia's best known city and one of the most popular destinations Down Under. Here are 10 reasons why.



How to Travel by Ferry to Tasmania

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A guide to passenger and vehicular ferry transportation to Tasmania, Australia, including schedules, prices, and booking information.



Travelling to Australia in March: What You Need...

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Unlike countries located in the Northern Hemisphere, the month of March in Australia brings with it the beginnings of the cool and visually stunning season of autumn.



Autumn in Australia

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Autumn in Australia begins on March 1. This is actually some 20 days before the March equinox when day and night are finely balanced



Driving Down Under: What You Need to Know

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Foreign travellers who would like to drive in Australia need to consider these conventions before they even get in the vehicle.



Australia's Capital Cities

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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 in October

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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...

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The Australian winter takes place in the months of June, July and August.



Learn Why Australia’s National Flower is...

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The golden wattle, Acacia pycnantha, is the national flower of Australia.



Is Tipping Mandatory in Australia?

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Tipping is still quite a contentious issue in Australia and New Zealand. As tipping is a custom that has yet to have really taken off within the more rural areas, only select businesses within metropolitan places have started to adopt this process.



The Selection Process of the Australian Prime...

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The Prime Minister of Australia is chosen by members of the winning party or coalition in an Australian Federal election.



7 Days in Tasmania: Your Ultimate Road Trip...

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Tasmania is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in Australia, with everything from bustling towns and cities to untouched natural landscapes...



The Top 7 Australian Travel Books

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So with this list of spectacular guides, you can rest assured that you’ll never be bored and will always be informed – along with finding tips for adventures and hotels that are off the beaten track – when travelling in Australia.



The Best Time to Visit Sydney - Spring

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The wonderful thing about visiting Sydney is that the city shines through any season: there is always something to see, do and explore, regardless of the weather or climate.



Australia in May

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May in Australia is the month before the onset of the southern winter.



Melbourne City Circle Tram Information

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The City Circle Tram in Melbourne operates daily along a city circuit passing a number of Melbourne attractions.



Sydney Activities Guide

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A guide to activities and attractions to consider on your visit to Sydney, Australia, including walking tours, dining, and the Sydney Opera House.



Arriving in Sydney

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Here's what to do on arriving in Sydney and how best to get to your hotel.



Australia in January

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January in Australia is a midsummer month of the Sydney Festival, Australian Open, Australia Day, and various other Australian events and attractions.



The Best Reasons to Visit Sydney in Autumn

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Visiting Sydney in the fall will save you money and allow you to enjoy the city at a quieter time of year.



Australia in April

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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.



Sydney Tollways

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Sydney is probably one of the world's major cities with the most number of tollways.



Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, capital of Victoria, has a large number of interesting city attractions best visited by tram or on foot.



Australian Words and Phrases: Aussie Speak

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English is the principal language spoken in Australia, though there are enough unique words and phrases to sometimes make it seem like we speak a completely different language!



What does "Arvo" mean in Aussie?

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A glossary of Strine and Australian slang - words and phrases starting with the letter A



Summer in Sydney

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The best time to visit Sydney could be in the Australian summer.



Top 10 Queensland National Parks

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Queensland national parks feature spectacular landscapes, offer insights into the Australian natural environment and provide spaces for passive and active recreation.



Why Winter Might Be the Best Time to Visit...

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Sydney in the winter could be the best time to visit Australia's largest city.



These 7 Australian Spots Work in Summer or in...

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Whether you arrive in the heat of summer or the doldrums of winter, these Australian coastal getaways get the job done.



How To See Sydney in One Day

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a simple how to on exploring sydney in one day



The best ways to see Australia on a budget

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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.



Is Actor and Director Mel Gibson Australian?

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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.



Sydney to Melbourne

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If you plan to drive from Sydney to Melbourne, you have a choice of two major road routes to follow. You can follow Princes Highway (Highway 1) all along the coastal route, or take the shorter inland route on the Hume Highway.



There Are Lots of Reasons to Visit Australia in...

2016-12-07T11:19:03Z

September in Australia is the first month of the southern spring and it's a season of regrowth and flowers.



Australia Facts

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Here are some Australia facts for a quick overview of this nation continent.



Australia's Public Holidays

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Australia has a number of public holidays which are normally non-working days resulting in various government and non-government offices being closed.



The ins and outs of Australian currency –...

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It’s important to have a basic understanding of a country’s money before you get there – if for no other reason than so you don’t accidentally tip the waiter $100 for your meal, when you meant to hand over a crisp $10 note!



Shark Beach

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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.



The True Story of Red Dog

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Whether you’re in the suburbs, out in the bush or living in the city, dogs are universally cherished creatures. So it’s little wonder why the true story of hitchhiking, people-loving adventurer Red Dog has caused so generated so much interest.



Sydney Landmarks

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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.



Take the Sydney Harbour Bridge Walk

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You can take the Sydney Harbour Bridge walk from The Rocks to Milsons Point, and it's free.



Melbourne Museums and Galleries

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Melbourne has a number of major museums and galleries which provide insights into the life and culture not only of Australians but also of other peoples of the world.



Sydney Metroads

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Sydney Metroads provide an easy way of navigating through the city's major thoroughfares by simply following the Metroad numbers.



Hook Turn

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If you plan to drive in Melbourne, watch out for the



10 Free things to do in Melbourne

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With dozens of museums, art galleries, marketplaces and other creative hubs, Melbourne is renowned as the unofficial cultural capital of Australia!



Driving from Sydney to Melbourne on Highway 1

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When driving from Sydney to Melbourne you can visit most of Australia's coastal attractions by following Highway 1 which goes all around the continent.



Your essential checklist before (and during)...

2016-12-07T11:19:03Z

You’ve booked your flights, browsed hotel deals and had a look at a few tours. In other words, you’ve done all the fun stuff to prepare for your holiday to Australia...



Australia Highway

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The Australia highway around the Australian continent is Highway 1.



Ned Kelly's Last Stand

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Ned Kelly made his last stand in a shootout at Glenrowan, Victoria.



Spring in Australia

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It’s a season of generally fine weather although late spring could bring cyclones, and wind and rain, to parts of the northern regions of Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory



5 Surprisingly good ways to see Australia

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Greyhound Coaches also offer experience packages, with travel and entry fees included to some of Australia’s most popular attractions – perfect if you’re travelling with kids.



Great Barrier Reef

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The Great Barrier Reef along the Queensand coast of Australia is a popular destination for Australian and overseas visitors.



Australia A to Z

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An indication of the broad spectrum of Australian attractions, destinations and other information is contained in this alphabetical list.



3 Practical Steps to Sightseeing in Sydney,...

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Sydney Australia - what to do and where to go on visiting Sydney Australia for the first time - three practical steps to Sydney Australia sightseeing.



Neighbours: Australia and New Zealand

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Australia and New Zealand Map. Australia Travel.



Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

2016-12-07T11:19:03Z

The danger-fraught Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race starts at Sydney Harbour on Boxing Day, December 26, and finishes in Hobart, Tasmania.



Melbourne Beaches

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Melbourne beaches can be found close to Melbourne city centre.



New Zealand Fast Facts

2016-12-07T11:19:03Z

Here are some fast facts and other information about New Zealand.



Mt. Augustus

2016-12-07T11:19:03Z

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.



Car Hire

2016-12-07T11:19:03Z

American terminology is getting into the Australian and New Zealand hire car industry, so yes, you can rent a car from a car rental or rent-a-car company.



Tasmania Travels

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Two of Australia's better known children's book writers tell of their Tasmania travels.



4 reasons you should visit Australia before you...

2016-12-07T11:19:03Z

So before you settle down, settle in to our list of the four best reasons to visit Australia before you turn 30!



8 Aussie Snacks and Foods Every Traveller Must...

2016-12-07T11:19:03Z

When it comes to ‘Aussie food’, we may not have the distinct cuisine of cultures like Asia, India, Africa or Mexico, but we do boast some tasty dishes you really can’t get anywhere else.



NSW South Coast

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The NSW South Coast extends from the southern edge of Royal National Park to the NSW-Victoria border.



How To See Melbourne in One Day

2016-12-07T11:19:03Z

a simple how to on exploring melbourne in one day



How Are Tropical Cyclones Rated – And Are...

2016-12-07T11:19:03Z

Tropical cyclones, also called typhoons or (when extremely strong) hurricanes in other parts of the world, are wind and rain storms in the southern hemisphere characterised by low atmospheric pressure at the centre (the eye of the storm) and by clockwise wind motion. In the northern hemisphere the winds rotate counterclockwise.



Melbourne Park

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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.



Phillip Island

2016-12-07T11:19:03Z

What you need to know to see the Phillip Island penguin parade, including access, viewing areas, and travel information.



Top 10 Sydney Attractions

2016-12-07T11:19:03Z

Sydney attractions are easily found and reached within Sydney city itself.



How Do You Get to the Sydney Opera House?

2016-12-07T11:19:03Z

Sydney is a tourism hot-spot, and one of the most popular and busiest cities in Australia. There are plenty of iconic spots to tick off your bucket list during your stay in the Harbour City – but visiting popular destinations like the Sydney Opera House doesn’t need to be a huge headache!



South Bank Dining and Shopping (Brisbane,...

2016-12-07T11:19:03Z

South Bank in Brisbane provides an attractive dining venue and shopping area across the Brisbane River from the city central business district.



Aussie Slang – H

2016-12-07T11:19:03Z

Strine and Aussie slang: a glossary of unique Australian words and phrases starting with H



Royal National Park: A Traveller’s Guide

2016-12-07T11:19:03Z

Who thought you’d ever be able to do bushwalking and whale watching from the same picturesque location? At Royal National Park, you’re free to spend as much time as you want getting in touch with the unique Australian ecosystem through a range of fast-paced or relaxing activities.



Do You Need a Visa to Visit Australia?

2016-12-07T11:19:03Z

Do you need an Australian visa? Here's what you need to know.



7 places in Australia to see penguins!

2016-12-07T11:19:03Z

Australia is home to many quirky animals, but there’s something special about penguins: they’re small, have an adorable little waddle and, most importantly, they’re incredibly cute...



Boxing Day

2016-12-07T11:19:03Z

Boxing Day, December 26, is a national public holiday in Australia.



Where Is the Sydney Opera House?

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Where is the Sydney Opera House located?



Top 3 Australian Vineyard Getaways For Wine...

2016-12-07T11:19:03Z

Australia is internationally renowned for its sprawling vineyards scattered across its diverse countryside, so it’s unsurprising that some of our wine regions are amongst the most popular holiday destinations



Yum Cha in Australia

2016-12-07T11:19:03Z

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.



South Bank Beach and Aquatic Playground -...

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South Bank in Brisbane includes a man-made beach and aquatic playground within the city.



The top 5 Australian places to visit in Autumn

2016-12-07T11:19:03Z

Did you know that Australia is around th­­­­e same size as all of Europe? This means there is a lot to explore across the country – although a few destinations really shine in the lead up to winter.



Top 10 Free Sydney Attractions

2016-12-07T11:19:03Z

There are a number of free Sydney attractions available in Australia's largest city. Here's a selection of free Sydney attractions.