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.
Category: Things To Do
October 6, 2015
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.
October 6, 2015
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.
September 7, 2015
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 […]
August 21, 2015
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.
August 14, 2015
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.
July 24, 2015
The Whitsundays are paradise for sailing. Later this year, in August, thousands of visitors will come to the islands to compete in and watch the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, a popular yachting event on the international sailing calendar. If you’ve witness the races before and are intrigued by sailing, this is the perfect place to give it a try. And you don’t have to have grand aspirations of participating in a regatta; plenty of visitors come to the Whitsundays each year to sail around the islands, even if just to kick back and enjoy the rays while letting someone else man the ship.
July 17, 2015
Just because it feels like winter in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Hobart doesn’t mean all of Australia is caught in the doldrums. In the Whitsunday Islands in Queensland, for example, it feels more like autumn. Clear, sunny skies and weather that’s cooler and dryer than during the muggy summer months makes the archipelago an ideal […]
May 29, 2015
When it comes to the tropics of Australia, popular spots like Hamilton Island or even Whitehaven Beach might come to mind, but did you know the Whitsundays are actually comprised of 74 different islands? Here’s a look at a few of the ones you might not recognize that are worth a visit.
May 22, 2015
Home to ultra-luxury resorts like Qualia and One&Only Hayman Island, and located at the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsunday archipelago doesn’t exactly have a reputation for affordability. But that doesn’t mean it’s not possible to explore the islands on the cheap. A wealth of outdoor opportunities, plus campsites and budget accommodations, means you can visit the Whitsundays on a budget.