Category: Things To Do

The Ultimate First-Timer’s Guide to Australia

February 4, 2016

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Australia

Has it been your long-time dream to snorkel coral reefs, hug koalas, and camp under the stars at the end of red dirt roads? If so, then likely you’ve been envisioning a trip to the Land Down Under. Excited to see and experience it all, first-time visitors to Australia don’t realize the sheer size of […]

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Alice Springs to Uluru Road Trip

January 15, 2016

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Uluru Road Trip, Gosse Bluff, Serena Renner, Red Center, Australia, Northern Territory

Nothing feels more Aussie than road tripping in a four-wheel-drive campervan through the dusty red center of the Australian Outback. The Northern Territory landscape, with its grooved gorges, surprising rock formations and vast southern sky, is nothing short of awe-inspiring. The best way to take it all in is on an Alice Springs to Uluru […]

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The Best Places to Spend Summer in Australia

December 4, 2015

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Summertime in Australia

It might be winter in the States, but Down Under summer is in full swing. Right now, Australia is welcoming the warmest months of the year, which means around the country there are plenty of fun things to do, from enjoying cricket season and taking in an outdoor concert to going wine tasting and surfing along the Gold Coast.

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The Real Christmas Island

December 1, 2015

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Margaret Knoll, Christmas Island, Serena Renner

The outstanding natural values that have long made Christmas Island a dream destination for naturalists remain. The Discovery Channel landscape has been hiding beneath a cloud of politics, but those who look beyond the headlines will discover another side of the story. The real Christmas Island is a land of pristine beaches, turquoise rock pools, brimming coral reefs, mystical waterfalls and spewing blowholes, not to mention the endemic species responsible for the island’s nickname “the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean.” So what’s the place really like? Here are 13 things an adventurous traveler will discover about Christmas Island.

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A Big Day Out on the Great Ocean Road

October 30, 2015

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An epic view from Great Ocean Road

While the sun was still hitting the snooze button, our Great Ocean Road Small-Group Eco-Tour guide pulled up to our hotel. Lee, an incredibly cheerful bloke for someone whose job is to pick up strangers before sunrise, was excited to share this wonderful part of the world with us. He ran down the day’s events, which included koala spotting, a walk through a rainforest, plenty of beachside scenery and a visit to the incredible coastal rock formations known as the 12 Apostles. It all sounded wonderful, as did the 1.5-hour drive to the coast — the perfect amount of time to catch up on sleep.

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Good Food Month Across Australia

October 6, 2015

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Dish from Melbourne's Night Noodle Market

Foodies and hungry eaters alike rejoice: Australia’s Good Food Month is going on right now across the country through the end of November. Family friendly and open to everyone who loves food, this festival is one of the largest in the world. From Adelaide to Brisbane and Canberra to Melbourne, events, deals and special dinners are making their way through restaurants and pop-up events.

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Where to See Wildflowers Across Australia

October 6, 2015

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It’s spring in Australia, which means wildflowers are in full bloom. With more than 12,000 species of wildflowers in Western Australia alone, the land Down Under has an extraordinary array of blossoms. And did you know that 60 percent of the flowers are unique to this region? You can’t find them anywhere else on earth! Tailoring your trip to Australia around viewing wildflowers is a great way to get outside and explore because many of the species grow in some of the country’s most adventurous landscapes.

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Outdoor Adventures in Byron Bay

September 7, 2015

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Byron Bay Outdoors

With its rugged landscapes, idyllic hills, and pristine waters, Byron Bay is one of the best places to get outside in Australia. Beside just walking around the downtown area, there is much to explore. Many visitors to Byron Bay begin their adventure with a walk to the town’s iconic lighthouse that overlooks the cape. It […]

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A Quick Look at Australia’s August Events

August 21, 2015

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Australia in August

August is a fantastic time to visit Australia. The end of winter signals the excitement of springtime Down Under, so there’s a lot to do as the weather begins to heat up. In Sydney, for example, the temperature on average sits around 60 degrees, which also makes it an ideal time to get outside again and explore. Around the country there are some unmissable events going on. Here’s a look at what’s happening this month.

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Road Trip From Sydney to Byron Bay

August 14, 2015

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Smoky Cape, New South Wales, road trip from sydney to byron bay

Driving a campervan up the east coast is a quintessential Australian experience. Almost a rite of passage. When the weather is cold in the south, hire a van — Jucy is one of the most affordable, and campers are equipped with gas stoves, battery-powered mini fridges, DVD players and stereos — and go forth, to the north. From secret beaches and swimming holes to friendly towns and memorable meals, here’s what travelers should seek out on their next road trip from Sydney to Byron Bay.

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