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Published: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 11:23:51 +0000

 



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.






Australia Travel: The Top 10 Free Melbourne...

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



What Are Thongs?

2017-01-21T11:23:51Z

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



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

2017-01-21T11:23:51Z

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



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



Poisonous Spiders

2017-01-21T11:23:51Z

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



Understanding the Australian Language

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






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.



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.



Is Actor and Director Mel Gibson Australian?

2017-01-21T11:23:51Z

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.



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.



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 5 Best Budget Beach Destinations

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It's no secret that Australia offers up some pretty spectacular beaches in every state, with the obvious exception of the land-locked Australian Capital Territory!



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.



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.



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

2017-01-21T11:23:51Z

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



Summer in Australia

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



The Best Reasons to Visit Sydney in Autumn

2017-01-21T11:23:51Z

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



Learn Why Australia’s National Flower is...

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



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



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.



Summer in Sydney

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



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.



Australian Words and Phrases: Aussie Speak

2017-01-21T11:23:51Z

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!



Australia in May

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



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.



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'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.



What does "Arvo" mean in Aussie?

2017-01-21T11:23:51Z

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



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

2017-01-21T11:23:51Z

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



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.



Your essential checklist before (and during)...

2017-01-21T11:23:51Z

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...



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.



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.



Royal National Park: A Traveller’s Guide

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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.






New Zealand Fast Facts

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



Sydney Metroads

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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.



Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

2017-01-21T11:23:51Z

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



The ins and outs of Australian currency –...

2017-01-21T11:23:51Z

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!



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.



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.



Phillip Island

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



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

2017-01-21T11:23:51Z

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



Australia's Public Holidays

2017-01-21T11:23:51Z

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



How Do You Get to the Sydney Opera House?

2017-01-21T11:23:51Z

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!



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.



Australia Facts

2017-01-21T11:23:51Z

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



Northern NSW

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The Selection Process of the Australian Prime...

2017-01-21T11:23:51Z

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



How To See Melbourne in One Day

2017-01-21T11:23:51Z

a simple how to on exploring melbourne in one day



Neighbours: Australia and New Zealand

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Australia and New Zealand Map. Australia Travel.



Your Guidebook to Australian Slang and Phrases

2017-01-21T11:23:51Z

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...



7 places in Australia to see penguins!

2017-01-21T11:23:51Z

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...



10 Most Popular Australia Beaches

2017-01-21T11:23:51Z

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.



3 Practical Steps to Sightseeing in Sydney,...

2017-01-21T11:23:51Z

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



Top 3 Australian Vineyard Getaways For Wine...

2017-01-21T11:23:51Z

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



7 Reasons You Must Check out The Grounds Before...

2017-01-21T11:23:51Z

The Grounds of Alexandria is so much more than just a place to eat. Blending a rustic café with an iconic coffee-roasting facility and a sustainable produce garden, The Grounds keeps the crowds lining up for more



Do You Need a Visa to Visit Australia?

2017-01-21T11:23:51Z

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



Wet 'n' Wild Water World

2017-01-21T11:23:51Z

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.



Car Hire

2017-01-21T11:23:51Z

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.






Exploring the colours of Australia

2017-01-21T11:23:51Z

Every colour of the rainbow is represented in our great land down under. Which shade will you land on during your next Aussie vacation?



How To See Sydney in One Day

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a simple how to on exploring sydney in one day



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.



Where Is the Sydney Opera House?

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Where is the Sydney Opera House located?



Jervis Bay

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Jervis Bay beaches are Some of the most stunningly white - and uncrowded - beaches in New South Wales.



Melbourne Beaches

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Melbourne beaches can be found close to Melbourne city centre.



Hook Turn

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



Cairns vs The Gold Coast: Which is Best?

2017-01-21T11:23:51Z

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.



Aussie Slang – H

2017-01-21T11:23:51Z

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



4 reasons you should visit Australia before you...

2017-01-21T11:23:51Z

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



Australian Theme Parks

2017-01-21T11:23:51Z

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.



Best attractions in Canberra

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Getting Around in Sydney

2017-01-21T11:23:51Z

Using public transport for getting around in Sydney is not as daunting as it seems to first-time visitors to Sydney.



8 Aussie Snacks and Foods Every Traveller Must...

2017-01-21T11:23:51Z

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.



The best ways to see Australia on a budget

2017-01-21T11:23:51Z

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.



Australia Highway

2017-01-21T11:23:51Z

The Australia highway around the Australian continent is Highway 1.



Circular Quay

2017-01-21T11:23:51Z

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



What You Need To Know About Driving In Australia

2017-01-21T11:23:51Z

Though some people might be under the impression that driving is the same no matter where you are, each country has its own traffic rules that need to be observed.



Yum Cha in Australia

2017-01-21T11:23:51Z

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.



Christmas in Australia

2017-01-21T11:23:51Z

Christmas in Australia is celebrated in the first month of the southern summer, so forget the snow and forget the sleighs.



Canberra Attractions

2017-01-21T11:23:51Z

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



10 Best Cafes in Perth

2017-01-21T11:23:51Z

Perth may be 3,500km away from the funky laneways of Melbourne, but the capital city of Western Australia also boasts an eclectic collection of hip cafes.



Horse Racing in Australia

2017-01-21T11:23:51Z

Sydney has two major metropolitan horse racing venues at Royal Randwick and Rosehill Gardens with two other sites at Canterbury Park and Warwick Farm.