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Published: Mon, 13 Mar 2017 12:05:17 +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 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.



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



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.



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

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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.



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.



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.



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.



Understanding the Australian Language

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



Australia in May

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



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

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

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



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.



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.



What Are Thongs?

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

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



Learn Why Australia’s National Flower is...

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



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.



6 Places you can cuddle a koala, guaranteed

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One of the best parts of visiting Australia is the chance to snuggle up with some of the unique – and incredibly adorable – wildlife. While you’re here, you’ll want to hand-feed the kangaroos, pet a wombat and, of course, cuddle a koala.



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.



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.



Animal Emblems of Australia

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Certain states and territories of Australia have adopted official animal emblems or state and territory animals symbolic of them.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



New Zealand Fast Facts

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



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.



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.



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.



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.



What does "Arvo" mean in Aussie?

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

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



Australian Words and Phrases: Aussie Speak

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

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!



How to Travel by Ferry to Tasmania

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

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



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.



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.



Australia Facts

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



Your essential checklist before (and during)...

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

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...



Summer in Sydney

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



Is Actor and Director Mel Gibson Australian?

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

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.



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.



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.



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.



Circular Quay

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



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.



How To See Sydney in One Day

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a simple how to on exploring sydney in one day



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.



4 reasons you should visit Australia before you...

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

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



7 places in Australia to see penguins!

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

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...



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



How Do You Get to the Sydney Opera House?

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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!



John Howard

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

John Howard was reelected for a fourth term as Prime Minister of Australia in the federal elections held on October 9, 2004. He lost office in the elections of November 24, 2007, when the Australian Labor Party swept into power.



Sydney Wildlife

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You won't find Sydney wildlife hopping around on Sydney streets. Here's where to find Sydney wildlife.



Melbourne Museums and Galleries

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

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.



Do You Need a Visa to Visit Australia?

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

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



Poisonous Spiders

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

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



Australian Visa

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

Australian visa requirements apply to electronic travel documentation.



The top 5 Australian places to visit in Autumn

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

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.



Neighbours: Australia and New Zealand

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Australia and New Zealand Map. Australia Travel.



Car Hire

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

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.



Summer in Australia

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

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



A Walking Tour of The Rocks in Sydney

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

Take a walking tour into history at The Rocks in Sydney for an insight into the beginnings of the city.



Planning a cruise down under? 3 things you need...

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

Are you planning to take a cruise around Australia on your next vacation down under? Have you got your sights set on a boat ride?



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.



What is a Hongi?

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

The hongi is a traditional Maori greeting expressed by the rubbing or touching of noses.



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

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

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



Phillip Island

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

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



What to Do in Australia in February

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

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



Sydney Dining Guide

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

Sydney dining guide: Dining in Sydney gives you a wide choice of restaurants but you must know where to go.



Mt. Augustus

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

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.



Northern NSW

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

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



Featherdale Wildlife Park

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

For a day surrounded by native Australian animals in a relaxed and picturesque setting, travellers need look no further than Sydney’s Featherdale Wildlife Park.



Where Is the Sydney Opera House?

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Where is the Sydney Opera House located?



Royal National Park

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The Royal National Park in Sydney has many walking tracks of varying degrees of difficulty



Australia's 5 Best Budget Beach Destinations

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

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!



The Best Places to Visit When Exploring...

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

Travelling throughout the vast and varied land of Australia is a rite of passage for any explorer, but travelling alone is something that can be described as a spiritual experience.



Southwestern Western Australia

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

The southwestern arc of Australia's Southwest includes cities and towns from Fremantle to Albany.



Why Australia is the best place to visit in...

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

Aussies have always been pretty confident that Australia is one of – if not the best – location in the world. But now, it’s official!



The best ways to see Australia on a budget

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

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.



Horse Racing in Australia

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

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



Hook Turn

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

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



Cairns vs The Gold Coast: Which is Best?

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

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.



How To See Melbourne in One Day

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

a simple how to on exploring melbourne in one day



Sydney to Melbourne

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

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.



Aussie Slang – H

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

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



NSW South Coast

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

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



Yum Cha in Australia

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

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.



Your Guidebook to Australian Slang and Phrases

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

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...



Australian Opals: A Buyer's Guide

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

Australian opals are a popular and beautiful souvenir, but it's easy to buy the wrong type of gem. Read up on the different types of opals, including black opals, triplets, and boulder opals.



Australian Theme Parks

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

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.



Melbourne Beaches

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

Melbourne beaches can be found close to Melbourne city centre.



What are Australian Postcodes – and Why...

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

Australian neighbourhoods are sorted into many postcodes, which help keep everyday life functioning efficiently. So what exactly are postcodes, why do you need to know about them, and how do they work?



Walk from Sydney's Circular Quay to Hyde Park

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Start your Sydney walking tour from Circular Quay.



Shark Bay, Western Australia

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

Shark Bay on the western coast of Western Australia, is a World Heritage site and home to dugongs, dolphins and stromatolites: a fascinating aquatic world and a diver's paradise.



Shopping in Sydney

2017-03-13T12:05:17Z

Know where to go in Sydney when shopping for items to buy, such as souvenirs and uniquely Australian products.