Phillip Island is best known for its population of fairy penguins. Being just 87 miles (140km) to the south of Melbourne, Phillip Island is often visited on a day trip. In fact, about 3.5 million tourists make it down to Phillip Island every year – and yes, a majority of those people are drawn in to see the Penguin Parade.
Category: Tours & Activities
April 18, 2013
If you’re visiting Australia between March and September and have an interest in sports, you may want to consider taking in an Australian Football match.
March 15, 2013
A trip to Perth, or Western Australia for that matter, is bound to be a largely outdoors affair. And where there’s nature, there is sure to be enticing experiences for kids. Animals, parks and sports are just a few of the reasons Perth makes a family-friendly getaway, and for those considering this destination for an upcoming itinerary, we’ve listed some more of the activities that make it special.
January 11, 2013
It was only 10:30 in the morning and I was drinking. Again. It had been about 10 minutes since my previous drink and I wasn’t planning to apologise for it. In fact, it was only the beginning. Halleluiah for wine tours!
We were standing in the tasting rooms of Yering Station, one of the oldest wineries in the Yarra Valley, our first stop on a day tour of some of the best wineries in the region.
October 26, 2012
Noosa, found on the Sunshine Coast just 85 miles (136 km) to the north of Brisbane, is known for its beautiful beaches, great surf and low key resorts. The Noosa region consists of Noosa Heads, Noosa Junction, Noosa Civic and Noosaville; but the Noosa Heads area contains the main resort section and beaches with notable waves. Just a hop and a skip away, visitors can explore the famous Fraser Island or escape to the lush hinterland.
October 19, 2012
Venice has its canals, Paris has its ‘passages,’ Barcelona has its Ramblas, and Melbourne has its hidden lanes and arcades. Here are 10 secrets we discovered on the city’s popular Lanes and Arcades Tour.
October 11, 2012
From now until December 15 you can save 60% on a 4-Day Whitsunday Islands Sailing Cruise!
August 3, 2012
Even though Cairns is a smaller Australian city (number 14 on the list by population), the tropical climate and access to an outdoors culture year round make it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Many people find the quaint beach vibe of the actual city appealing, but the main draw is the easy access to dozens of unique attractions in the region, most made possible by the nearby Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. Below we’ve listed some of the top things to do in Cairns.
July 13, 2012
Australia, being home to lands of impeccable beauty, lends itself well to becoming a backdrop for lucky couples’ special days. Husbands and wives have the chance to choose from beaches, rainforests, mountains and outback for honeymoon retreats. Here we’ve listed some of the best honeymoon spots Down Under.
June 1, 2012
Australia possesses natural beauty that even ‘non-outdoorsy’ people can appreciate. As an island country, the coastline – either rugged and rocky or smooth and sandy – stretches for 22,292 miles (35,876 km). The overall size of Australia is just smaller than the 48 contiguous states of the USA with mountains, deserts and tropical rainforests scattered about. This mix of landscapes provides the avid hiker with plenty of trails, and we’ve listed 5 of the best!