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Published: Sat, 01 Oct 2016 11:21:19 +0000

 



Cairns vs The Gold Coast: Which is Best?

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From one end of Queensland to the other, when comparing the Gold Coast and Cairns you’re comparing great waves to flat tropical water, endless high rises to stacks of backpacker hostels and theme parks to the Great Barrier Reef.



What You Need to Know About Seasons in Australia

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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



Australia in October

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

October is midspring in Australia, the flowers are in bloom, the weather is warm, and the sand and surf of Australia's beaches beckon.



Bowral Tulip Time Festival in the Southern...

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

The Bowral Tulip Time Festival is held each spring in the New South Wales Southern Highlands southwest of Sydney.



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

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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



Understanding the Australian Language

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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



Going Down Under? Learn Some Common Aussie...

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

The Australian language includes some unique idioms, terms, words, phrases



Australia Travel: The Top 10 Free Melbourne...

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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



Australia Weather

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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



Sydney to Melbourne

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From Sydney to Melbourne the major inland route is through the Hume Highway.



Melbourne's Free City Tourist Shuttle Bus

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



Learn Why Australia’s National Flower is...

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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



What Are Thongs?

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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



Australian Traffic Rules

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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



Spring in Australia

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

Spring in Australia begins on the first day of September and ends on the last day of November.



What does "Arvo" mean in Aussie?

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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



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

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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



Canberra's Spring Flower Festival

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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.



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.



Australia's Flower Festivals

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

Australia celebrates the return of spring with a number of Australian flower festivals held in various cities, towns and states.



Beware the Deadly Irukandji Jellyfish

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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.



The Best Reasons to Visit Sydney in Autumn

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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



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.



Mt Augustus

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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.



How to Travel by Ferry to Tasmania

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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



Boxing Day

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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



Autumn in Australia

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Autumn in Australia begins on March 1 and ends on May 31.



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.



Australian Open Year by Year

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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



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

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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



What to Expect if You're Visiting Australia in...

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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



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

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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



Sydney Activities Guide

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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



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.



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.



The best (and worst) times to visit Australia

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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...



Australia in April

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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.



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, Australia

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



Your Guidebook to Australian Slang and Phrases

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

To the seasoned traveller, encountering a language barrier is no surprise. When heading down under, you may not think this will be much of an issue – however, Australians frequently use abbreviations or slang...



Royal National Park: A Traveller’s Guide

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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.



What to Do in Australia in February

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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



A Tourist's Guide to Driving in Australia

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

Driving in Australia means having to know Australian traffic rules and regulations.



Tips on Tipping in Australia and New Zealand

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

Tips on tipping in Australia and New Zealand shed light on tipping customs.



The Dog on the Tuckerbox

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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.



Top 10 Queensland National Parks

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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



Summer in Australia

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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



Arriving in Sydney

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



Canberra Attractions

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

The Canberra City Explorer takes in Canberra's major attractions on a hop on, hop off tour.



Sydney Tollways

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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



Your Guide to Australian Holidays in March

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

The first month of the Australian autumn, March is a month of various festivals and holidays.



Poisonous Spiders

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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



Why July Is a Great Month to Visit Australia

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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.



Is Summer the Best Time to Visit Sydney,...

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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



The best ways to see Australia on a budget

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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.



Aussie Slang – H

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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



Your essential checklist before (and during)...

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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...



Circular Quay

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

Circular Quay in Sydney is an ideal place to start your Sydney discovery tour.



The ins and outs of Australian currency –...

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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!



Melbourne Theatre Guide - What's Playing in...

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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.



New Zealand Fast Facts

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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



Australia in November

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

November in Australia is best known as the month of the Melbourne Cup. It is, too, the last month of spring.



10 Facts About Australia That Aren’t...

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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...



Do You Need a Visa to Visit Australia?

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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



5 Affordable Tropical Island Getaways in...

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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.



Australia in January

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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



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

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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



Canberra in the Winter

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

Canberra in the winter is cool to cold but there are a number of activities suitable for the season.



10 Free things to do in Melbourne

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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



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 Do You Get to the Sydney Opera House?

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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!



3 Practical Steps to Sightseeing in Sydney,...

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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



Wet 'n' Wild Water World

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

Wet 'n' Wild Water World describes itself as Australia's largest Australian water theme park. It features water slides, pools and other attractions and is very much activity-oriented.



Hook Turn

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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



How Are Tropical Cyclones Rated – And Are...

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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.



What Is Yum Cha?

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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.



Want to Visit Australia or New Zealand? Read...

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

Australia and New Zealand Map. Australia Travel.



Australia in May

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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



How Is the Australian Prime Minister Chosen?

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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



Newcastle Daytrips

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

A variety of daytrip options from Newcastle is available to the traveler.



Is Actor and Director Mel Gibson Australian?

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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.



How To See Sydney in One Day

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

a simple how to on exploring sydney in one day



Australia Facts

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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



Northern NSW

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

Here are suggested northern NSW destinations when driving north from Sydney.



Top 10 Sydney Attractions

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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



Great Barrier Reef

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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



South Bank Dining and Shopping (Brisbane,...

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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



Labor Day

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

Labor Day is celebrated on different dates in Australia.



Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern...

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park with its iconic rock monolith and natural and cultural values is an inscribed World Heritage site.



Aussiespeak

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

Aussiespeak needs an understanding of the Australian language, its idioms, terms, words, phrases



Melbourne Landmarks

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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.



Australian Theme Parks

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

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 To See Melbourne in One Day

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

a simple how to on exploring melbourne in one day



Car Hire

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

When renting or hiring a car in Australia and New Zealand, watch out for possible problems in order to have hassle-free travel.



Where Is the Sydney Opera House?

2016-10-01T11:21:19Z

Where is the Sydney Opera House located?