Short guide to nightlife in Melbourne

Short guide to nightlife in Melbourne

Its prolific music scene and the constant flow of tourists make Melbourne's nightlife a force to reckon with. Once to night falls over this flourishing Australian city, its restaurants, bars, lounges and clubs are filled by an eclectic crowd. There's practically something for every category of tourists, from stag party groups to families and from music lovers to demanding business-type. I hope my short guide to nightlife in Melbourne will give you some ideas about how and where to spend a me... [ read more ]

Best countryside resorts in Australia

Best countryside resorts in Australia

Farms and vineyards represent not only a revenue source for Australians, but also have a great potential for tourism. Picturesque landscapes along with the simplicity, discipline and authenticity of a farmer's lifestyle represent the main ingredients in a worry-free vacation at the countryside. As for Australia's world-famous wine-making regions, they have long been visited by globe-trotting wine lovers, and, increasingly often, by luxury-seekers. These are enough reasons to try and make a t... [ read more ]

Family attractions in Brisbane

Family attractions in Brisbane

  As the capital of Australia's most exotic state - Queensland - Brisbane is often regarded as a transit city: tourists don't spend here more than a few hours, and soon depart for Gold Coast, the rainforest reserves in the area or the Great Coral Reef. But Brisbane has much more to offer than an airport terminal. This is one of the largest, and liveliest Australian cities, and a great family destination for those willing to spend a least a couple of days here. Here's are some brief d... [ read more ]

Common myths about the Australian desert

Common myths about the Australian desert

The Australian Desert, or, how the Aussies call it, the Outback, makes up for most of the continent territory. Yet, Australians are very outdoorsy, and bush walking is among their favorite activities - and also quite popular with tourists. So what makes so many people be fascinated with a huge piece of arid land? Well, firstly you should know that Australian desert is not at all like the deserts you see in movies - which are all resemble the Sahara, with its endless sand dunes and nothing mo... [ read more ]

Tips for spending Christmas in Australia

Tips for spending Christmas in Australia

Could you imagine Santa showing up in a convertible or riding the waves on a surf boat? Well, if you decide to travel to Australia for Christmas, these wild creations of your imagination might as well become reality. Christmas falls in the middle of summer in Australia, which makes everything a bit different. Those not willing to put up with below zero temperatures and several inches of snow, or those who are just curious to see a different side of this popular holiday will probably enjoy th... [ read more ]

Luxury Travel in Sydney

Luxury Travel in Sydney

Australia's biggest and most iconic city, Sydney, attracts millions of tourists every year, for pleasure or for business. It's iconic status and constant flow of tourists not only help Sydney economy thrive, but also allowed for the development of a strong luxury travel sector. And here I don't mean only the big international hotel names that have sprung in Sydney's Central Business District. But also a great variety of boutique hotels, luxury stores and Michelin starred restaurants, ready t... [ read more ]

Best Cruise Destinations in Australia

Best Cruise Destinations in Australia

At a first thought, Australia might not seem like the prime cruise destination, but when you get to really think about it, then you will realize that Australia can be considered as a gigantic island with thousands of kilometers of beaches and with the main cities - Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, to name just a few - located on the coast. This means that one can practically see the best of Australia's cities and beaches in one long cruise journey. There are plenty of cruise line offering trips t... [ read more ]

Guide to Visiting the Australian National Maritime Museum

Guide to Visiting the Australian National Maritime Museum

With so much water around, no wonder that Australia is home to so of the coolest maritime museums in the world. This young nation is proud in its maritime history, and this becomes obvious when visiting attractions like the National Maritime Museum. This Sydney based museum attracts a considerable amount of Sydney's millions of tourists due to its various exhibitions and full scale ships. For a small sample of what this museum has to offer and how, when and why to get there, check out my... [ read more ]

Top Attractions around Melbourne

Top Attractions around Melbourne

Australia’s second largest city and number one economic hub makes a great destination not only for business persons and urban explorers, but also for the outdoorsy tourists wanting to explore Victoria’s nature and attractions. Melbourne itself has hundreds of sights and attractions – enough to keep you busy for a couple of weeks – but if you ever feel like taking a day trip and escaping the agitation of this big city, here’s a nice list of  top attractions around Melbourne: M... [ read more ]

Top Places for Whale Watching in Australia

Top Places for Whale Watching in Australia

You might know Australia as the land of kangaroos, koalas and ostriches, but this country-continent is also one of the best destinations in the world when it comes to whale watching. There are numerous places along the Australian coasts that make fabulous whale habitats, and therefore in many places across Australia you’ll find tour operators and even small cruise ships offering you the chance to get a glimpse at the world’s biggest animals. And since July to September mark the whale sea... [ read more ]