Australian Winter Festivals and Events

Australian Winter Festivals and Events

Now that most of the winter is gone and so are the winter holidays, all is left for the festival goer is either head for South America or the Caribbean with their colourful carnival, or go to Australia and enjoy the summer here. And since there will be summer in Australia, there will be also a lot of events going on, from major sports competitions to low profile music festivals and street parades. In case you’re wondering what could determine you to go on an impromptu trip to Australia, he... [ read more ]

Extreme Sports in and around Melbourne

Extreme Sports in and around Melbourne

Australia’s prime business hub, Melbourne is also the no. 1 destination in terms of sports. An here I’m not only talking about  the Melbourne Cup or other major annual sports events, but also about the great diversity of sports that can be practised  around this city. You can practically try out almost any sport during your stay in Melbourne, from golf to sky diving. Today however I will focus on the wildest side of Melbourne sports and present you some popular extreme sports in and ar... [ read more ]

Discover Aboriginal Australia

Discover Aboriginal Australia

Its aboriginal past is one aspect of Australian culture that no tourists should miss or disregard. Aboriginals have lives in Australia for thousands of years and their culture is indeed fascinating: everywhere you travel across the continent you’ll find ancient mural paintings, admire original artwork and listen to enchanting legends and stories. A visit to Australia is your best occasion to get in contact with the few Aboriginal communities that have survived the clash of civilizations. T... [ read more ]

Interesting Facts about Aussie Rules

Interesting Facts about Aussie Rules

Australia is certainly a land of exceptions, so no wonder the nonconformist Australian have invented their own version of the football game, commonly known as  'Aussie Rules'. Aussie Rules is a sport very dear to Australians – actually, it’s among the most popular spectator sports in the country and often regarded as a national sport. Anyone travelling to Australia must learn some basic and often interesting facts about Aussie Rules: How it all started It’s hard to establish how e... [ read more ]

Victoria's Best Nature Reserves

Victoria’s Best Nature Reserves

Australia’s smallest continental state, Victoria displays an incredible diversity in terms of nature. With over three quarters of its population living in the Melbourne metropolitan area, Victoria has plenty of unspoiled nature to explore. Actually, despite its relatively small size, the state has about 60 national parks and nature reserves, comprising a great variety of habitats, from semi-dessert to marine eco-systems.   Today I invite you to a virtual tour of Victoria’s best nature ... [ read more ]

Tips for Attending the Australian Open 2012

Tips for Attending the Australian Open 2012

The Australian Open, one of four major professional tennis competitions in the world, will start the 2012 season with a new edition. A tradition that has been going on, with small interruptions, for over 100 years, the Australian open brings together world’s best tennis players. With an approximate audience of half a million and other millions of spectators in front of the TV’s, the Australian open is a much expected event for the host city Melbourne. The fact that it is situated in the ... [ read more ]

Short Guide to Nightlife in Brisbane

Short Guide to Nightlife in Brisbane

Going out in Brisbane might prove to be the most inspired choice you’ll make when it comes to catching the essence of this Australian city. No matter if we’re talking about restaurants, pubs or entertainment, Brisbane can offer you satisfying if not surprising experiences. There are some really good restaurants around town, not to mention the prolific music scene that has given Australia so many stars. Before reading through this short guide to nightlife in Brisbane you should know that ... [ read more ]