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Posted by on Aug 23, 2017 in Travel Australia | 0 comments

General Tips For Visiting Melbourne

General Tips For Visiting Melbourne

Australia is pretty high on a lot of people’s tourism bucket lists, and with great reason. It’s a spectacular country/continent, truly unlike any other place in the world. The wilderness is unique, the beaches are on par with the best on the planet, and the few big cities are packed with interesting attractions. In this post we’re going to narrow our focus to one of the bigger cities down under: Melbourne. Melbourne has actually been covered on this site before, specifically with regard to some striking tourist spots to see. We’ll reiterate that the four sights mentioned there are well worth your time if you happen to make it to Melbourne. But below we’ll give some broader tips about visiting the area. Familiarize Yourself With The Beaches Some other locations in Australia and New Zealand are actually more renowned for their beaches. But at the right time of year (remember, summer and winter are flipped in the southern hemisphere), there are some excellent coastal spots in and around Melbourne....

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Posted by on Jul 30, 2017 in Travel Australia, Travel Australia and New Zealand, Travel Destinations | 0 comments

Day Trips to Take From Perth

Day Trips to Take From Perth

Perth is a great Australian city to visit, and holds a lot of entertainment and culture for you to enjoy. As with any part of Australia, however, the sprawling nature of the local attractions may mean that you decide to go on multiple day trips to take advantage of all of them. Here are the top day trips you could choose if you are staying in Perth. Rottnest Island Although the name doesn’t sound too appealing, this island is a weekend getaway hotspot for many. If you enjoy relaxing on sun-drenched beaches, exploring historical attractions, or watching the native wildlife, then Rottnest will tick all of the boxes for you. Rock wallabies are one of the main attractions here, and cars are not allowed, keeping the atmosphere tranquil and natural. You can go swimming, enjoy nature walks, snorkel, take a Segway tour, and visit the local museum. You can book a ferry to Rottnest from the Barrack Street Jetty which will take about 90 minutes to get there –...

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Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in Transportation, Travel Australia, Travel Australia and New Zealand, Travel Destinations, Travel Resources |

4 Striking Tourist Spots in Melbourne

4 Striking Tourist Spots in Melbourne

Known as one of the greatest all-around cities in the world, Melbourne is a city for all seasons. It is the second biggest city in Australia, which is situated on the banks of Yarra River. Choosing this as your travel destination is a perfect decision, for you will be able to enjoy everything about this vibrant city. Melbourne is a modern metropolis that retains its history. It is the diverse coastal capital city of Victoria, which has plenty of outstanding dining, historic architecture, and awe-inspiring tourist attractions. There are a lot of things to do and see while here, so make it a point to plan your trip ahead of time. Apparently, a car hire in Melbourne airport is available to let you explore the entire city without any hassle or stress along the way. You can simply rent a car and enjoy discovering various places around with your loved ones. Here are some remarkable tourist spots you need to visit when in Melbourne: Eureka Skydeck To have a...

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Posted by on Oct 26, 2016 in Outdoor Nature Travel, Travel Australia, Travel Australia and New Zealand, Travel Destinations, Travel Style |

Our Highlights from a Marysville Vacation

Our Highlights from a Marysville Vacation

Heading out on a Marysville vacation in Australia, we knew that we had some serious highlights from the natural world coming our way. What we didn’t realise was exactly how beautiful all of those highlights would be. This is our list of the top sights we saw – and we would recommend these to anyone else visiting the area! Steavensons Falls This is voted as the #1 thing to do in Marysville, and that’s no surprise at all. Located in its own scenic reserve, Steavensons Falls is a beautiful waterfall, which looks particularly spectacular after a lot of rain. We headed down just after the snowy season had finished, and it was swelled with melt water, which was fantastic. It’s a gentle walk from the car park, and everything is well maintained. Even though you can still see marks from the 2009 bushfire, the falls themselves were spectacular and hugely made up for it. Bruno’s Art and Sculpture Garden If you want a place to stroll around and discover...

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Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in Travel Australia, Travel Australia and New Zealand, Travel Destinations |

The 10 Most Beautiful Towns in Australia

The 10 Most Beautiful Towns in Australia

Australia is an amazing large country, island and continent located in the southern hemisphere. It is the world’s largest island and smallest continent having a population almost the size of New York State but it is approximately similar in size to the United States. It is a land of spectacular beauty and is home to many famous landmarks and attractions in the world such as the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbor Bridge, National parks, The Great Barrier Reef and the Hunter Valley region which is famous for quality wine production. The country is also famous for stunning great cities which have a lot to offer to visitors but it also has amazing small towns worth visiting and even which are some of the best places to retire in Australia. Here is a list of ten most beautiful towns in Australia: 1. Goolwa Goolwa town is located in South Australia and is a historic river port situated in River Murray. It has an amazing tourist park and camping site which provides...

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Posted by on Sep 22, 2016 in Travel Australia, Travel Australia and New Zealand, Travel Destinations |

Six Best Family Beaches in Sydney

Six Best Family Beaches in Sydney

Sydney is Australia’s biggest, oldest and most urbane city. It has all you may need to have a perfect and memorable holiday vacation. It has amazing and fascinating tourist attractions such as the famous Sydney Opera House, beautiful parks, the Sydney Harbor Bridge, amazing zoos, the Sydney Tower and fascinating museums. Besides these amazing attractions it has also great picturesque beaches for your family to enjoy. Sydney also has amazing hotels, restaurants and bars which offer delicious food and drinks. It is also famous for producing the best quality wine in the hunter region. The hunter region is among the world’s oldest producing regions and produces the best wine. The city has a lot of fun activities to do such climbing the Sydney Harbor Bridge, boat cruises in the sea and skydiving. In addition the hotels offer great Sydney accommodation for everyone and for families and you should choose the most appropriate one that suits your family needs. Here is a list of six top family beaches for families:...

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Posted by on Aug 3, 2015 in Travel Australia, Travel Australia and New Zealand, Travel Resources, Travel Tips |

New Ways to Travel for the Modern Explorer

New Ways to Travel for the Modern Explorer

The digital age has changed just about everything it touches, and traveling is no different. From the disappearance of travel agents to the rise of “sharing” services like AirBnB, there are new options and opportunities everywhere you look. Of course, not all new ideas are created equal, and along with the genuine innovation and inspiration, it’s easy for a traveler to run afoul of scams set up to snare tech-savvy early adopters. How can you tell the gems from the glass? Here are three new travel helpers that can come to your aid every step of the way: from booking a hotel to getting there from the airport to ensuring you always have a quiet place to come back to and collect yourself.  Book from Your Phone  These days smartphones are all but ubiquitous, and they can be your best friend in a bind every traveler is familiar with: trying to find a hotel room at the last minute. Whether you’re held up by weather, or just need to...

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Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in Only The Best, Outdoor Nature Travel, Travel Australia, Travel Australia and New Zealand, Travel Destinations, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips | 2 comments

The Wonders of Australia for First-Time Travelers

The Wonders of Australia for First-Time Travelers

Australia is one of the best places to visit with your family and friends. It will be a great and fun loving trip. Before you can go there, you will have to apply for a visitor visa which is valid for 3 months. Here are some of the best spots to visit in the country of kangaroos before you head to the beautiful Australia: Kakadu National Park : The best spot in Australia to enjoy the beautiful sunset. You will see different wildlife animals in this park. Kangaroos and crocodiles can be found everywhere in the park. Aboriginal artwork also attracts most of the tourists in this park. Rock drawings which were made 2000 years before can also be found in this park. Kata Tjuta : It is the best natural beauty in Australia and the list of best spots in Australia can’t be completed without it. The rock looks more beautiful when the sunlight changes its colors from bright to dark red. Tourists often come here to enjoy...

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Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Budget Travel, Only The Best, Travel Australia, Travel Australia and New Zealand, Travel Destinations, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips |

Great Restaurants in Perth

Great Restaurants in Perth

Perth is a wonderful city and everyone talks about it. Apart from other Australian major cities like Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, you should head over to the western part of the country to experience more than just the kangaroos. Whether this is your first time in Western Australia or you’re just looking for a great restaurant, Perth is definitely the place where you can find a big diversity in cultural food influence in the city ranging from local dishes to Asian, European and American. Below is a list of great restaurants in Perth for you to visit. Asian Restaurants When it comes to Asian restaurants, you are in the right place because Perth is famously known for Thai, Korean, Vietnamese and Japanese cuisine. Just like any other type of dining places, Japanese restaurants in Perth can be found anywhere around the city. But if you want a high class Japanese food with a great menu and best deals, check out Nobu Restaurant. This is a world-class restaurant started as...

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Posted by on Jul 17, 2014 in Diving Holidays, Extreme Travel, Only The Best, Outdoor Nature Travel, Travel Australia, Travel Australia and New Zealand, Travel Destinations, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips |

The 5 Most Visited Gold Coast Attraction Sites

The 5 Most Visited Gold Coast Attraction Sites

The Gold coast in Australia is a place that people of all ages can have good times. It has exotic animals, continuous waterslides and rides that you can use during the hot summer days. Holidays at Gold Coast offer a broad spectrum of interactive adventure and entertainment. If you love adventure and traveling to various attractions at the same time, then this location is the place to be. Movement is easy with the readily available with a car hire. With a car you get to enjoy movement to the many attractions which also include a variety of satisfactory activities like surfing, diving and swimming. For those who want to keep their feet dry, wildlife attractions are evenly spread and they can enjoy. The most visited attractions include the following 5 places: 1- Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk · The Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk gives you an amazing walking experience of 1.5 kilometers. The walk is divided into the Skywalk Bridge, the 40-meter Skywalk Cantilever and the Cedar Creek viewer which also joins...

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Posted by on Jul 11, 2014 in Diving Holidays, Extreme Travel, Only The Best, Travel Australia, Travel Australia and New Zealand, Travel Canada, Travel Destinations, Travel Mexico, Travel New Zealand, Travel North America, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips, Travel USA |

Extreme Sports that are Indeed worth a Try

Extreme Sports that are Indeed worth a Try

Ready for some adrenaline packed fun and ways to get your pulse racing? From volcano boarding to zorbing—extreme sporting and accessible activities are bound to get a tick on your list – and in the most amazing destinations to test them in. Volcano Boarding Pioneered by an adventure enthusiast and Australian traveler in the scenic precincts of León in Nicaragua, action packed volcano boarding makes you challenge your skills of zooming down the face of active volcanoes and surrounding zones on reinforced plywood toboggans. This sport uses your heels to steer and brake. Here, it is quite possible to zip down at a phenomenal speed of up to 90km/hr—which comes after you have managed your way to the top of the volcano. Surprised, eh? León Big Foot Hostel organizes trips to Sierra Nevada volcano every day. (image by Chad Hart). Downhill Mountain Biking If you are planning to indulge in downhill mountain biking fun, then do gear yourself for full-suspension bikes that are impeccably designed to float over tree...

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Posted by on Jun 27, 2014 in Family Travel, Only The Best, Outdoor Nature Travel, Travel Australia, Travel Australia and New Zealand, Travel Destinations, Travel New Zealand, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips |

Jindabyne Winter Camping Guide

Jindabyne Winter Camping Guide

The snow season is fast approaching with July-October being the best time of year to hit the fresh powder on the slopes of the Snowy Mountains. A family holiday to the snow is a great way to experience something different, and Jindabyne is the perfect base for your skiing adventure. Jindabyne is located on Lake Jindabyne near the Snowy Mountains and is the gateway to the best skiing and snowboarding on offer including the popular ski fields of Thredbo, Charlotte’s Pass and Perisher. Jindabyne should also be your one-stop-shop to pick up skiing equipment and clothing.(Image by Danial Delong) Pee Tern Accommodation in Jindabyne can get very busy around the peak season, and it is important to organise and book your trip well beforehand. Camping can be a great alternative to hotel accommodation, saving you money and also giving you access to some of the best views over the lake. When considering a campervan holiday in the snow, ensure you prepare properly for the conditions. Check the weather report...

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Posted by on Jan 27, 2014 in Only The Best, Travel Australia, Travel Australia and New Zealand, Travel Destinations, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips, World Travel |

6 Things To Obsess About In Australia

6 Things To Obsess About In Australia

Whether you’re planning a short jaunt or an extended trip, Australia has more than just the beaches and the sexy accents to offer you. From Sydney to Melbourne, and from Canberra to Newcastle, you will always find something that can make you smile and be happy about. Even with the limited time in the country, we can assure you that you will never forget things that can make you so obsessed about Australia. A trip to the country is definitely necessary so that you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about. Here’s a list of 6 obsession-worthy things in Australia : The Crazy Fashion – As you sit at the table in a university campus, you can people-watch those moving around you. And the first thing you’ll notice is definitely the Australian fashion. Women seem to be wearing more high-waist skirts and ankle boots and as for the men, you’ll get to see tighter jeans and Oxford-style shoes everywhere! Australian seem to enjoy taking the risk in fashion and bright...

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Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in Cruises, Guest Post, Travel Australia |

3 Great Activities to Kick off Your Retirement Vacation in Cairns

3 Great Activities to Kick off Your Retirement Vacation in Cairns

If you’ve decided to celebrate the joyous transition into retirement with a vacation in beautiful Cairns, you’ve made one great decision already. Choosing how to spend your valuable time in the beautiful Queensland area can be challenging, but it’s a good problem to have: the range of options ensures there’s something for everyone. Here’s a quick list of three great activities you can’t miss. They’re exciting but also relaxing, equally engaging and mesmerizing, and you’re sure to remember them for years to come. What better way to celebrate the most free and fun stage of your golden years? Outer Barrier Reef Cruises Offer Magical Glimpses of Rich Ocean Diversity There’s an endless range of ways to explore the diverse marine life of the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, but Quicksilver Cruises lets you see the very outer edges in unrivalled comfort and luxury. Start out with an exhilarating journey on a catamaran. After a delicious tropical buffet lunch, visit an exclusive exploration platform above the Agincourt ribbon reef system...

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Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 in Guest Post, Only The Best, Outdoor Nature Travel, Travel Australia |

Only In Australia for a Few Months? 4 Places You HAVE to Visit

Only In Australia for a Few Months? 4 Places You HAVE to Visit

For many people, Australia is something of a once-in-a-lifetime experience. If you do get the opportunity to visit, there’s a very good chance you’re going to want to live in Australia! Now, you’ve done all the reading. You’ve surfed the net and made notes on the best places to go if you’ve only got a limited amount of time down under; Sydney, The Gold Coast, Ayres Rock, The Great Barrier Reef. These are the classics, and should be visited for sure. But Australia is much more than its main tourist attractions. Scratch the surface and you’re sure to find a few more things that are well worth tracking down if you happen to be in the area. Poruma Island Image by Matt & Michelle 2007 and beyond… Also known as ‘Coconut Island’, Poruma is a small place that is literally a paradise on Earth. Its limited size means there’s only a couple of places to stay, but if you’re lucky enough to get there, you’ll never regret it. Coconut trees line...

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