Fun activities in Cairns for the whole family

Fun activities in Cairns for the whole family

With its fabulous nearby attractions and dozens of activities, Cairns makes a great family holiday destination. Not only is this Australian city close to Queensland's top attractions such as the Great Barrier Reef or Kuranda Rainforest, but it also does a wonderful job when it comes to entertaining its visitors. Families who are just transiting Cairns in their way to other attractions will not be disappointed is they choose to stay here a day or two: there are plenty of fun activities in Cai... [ read more ]

Tips for watching the New Year fireworks show in Sydney

Tips for watching the New Year fireworks show in Sydney

Every year on the 31st of December, Sydney enters the competition for the best New Year's Eve fireworks show in the world. The Sydney Harbor becomes a huge, open-air scene for an impressive pyrotechnic display, and thousands, if not millions of people flock to Sydney to witness the event. Although anyone with a TV or internet access can watch the New Year fireworks in Sydney today, it still doesn't live up to the experience of actually being there. So for those anxious to be among the first ... [ read more ]

Top luxury resorts in Australia

Top luxury resorts in Australia

With its allegedly laid-back culture and epic landscapes, Australia makes a brilliant vacation destination. Deciding to pay the price of luxury and book a five-star resort can only add a plus of distinction and glamor to an otherwise enchanting experience. As for where are the top luxury resorts in Australia located, that's an easy answer: everywhere! The great advantage of deciding to book a luxury holiday in Australia is that you can experience almost every type of environment you can thi... [ read more ]

Shopper's Guide to Melbourne

Shopper’s Guide to Melbourne

Melbourne might not have the international fame or the allure of Sydney, but, in terms of business and shopping, Melbourne is second to none. While tourists flock to Sydney to admire its landmarks and enjoy its sunny beaches, Melbourne makes an ideal destination for a shopping vacation. From high street shopping to the huge factory outlets at the city's outskirts, Melbourne's commercial centers are meant to appeal all categories of buyers. And the more time you spend strolling through its fa... [ read more ]

Unusual marine animals in Australia

Unusual marine animals in Australia

When speaking or writing about Australia and its animals, we enter a fascinating territory, populated with truly unique creatures. We all know the story of how Australia was discovered and how European settlers destroyed some of its unique ecosystems in their attempt to introduce European species. Yet, kangaroos, koalas or wombats are still to be found in Australia, and they even became major touristic attractions. But apart form these, there are also plenty of unusual marine animals in Aust... [ read more ]

Fabulous trails in the Australian outback

Fabulous trails in the Australian outback

First of all, let’s make things clear: the Australian wilderness is unlike any other. And here I don’t refer to all the unique animals and plant species you are likely to encounter, but to the fact that the Australian outback generally refers to vast semi-arid area that covers more than half of the continent’s surface. Thus, you’ll often need a 4x4 vehicle to get to the inland attractions. But again, the great advantage of hiking – or, to put it in local terms, bushwalking – in A... [ read more ]

Attractions around Sydney

Attractions around Sydney

It’s hard to imagine that someone will ever get bored of Sydney, Australia’s biggest and best known city. With superb beaches, world-renowned universities and cultural institutions, a huge business district and thousands of shops, restaurants and clubs, Sydney is likely to please even the most demanding traveller. However, the surroundings of Sydney can be just as interesting to explore. Those planning to escape the madding crowd and go for a day trip somewhere nice should check out ... [ read more ]

Hot Air Ballooning in Australia Tips

Hot Air Ballooning in Australia Tips

With a great diversity of landscapes, Australia is a great place for hot air ballooning! Whether you’ll be visiting the Australian outback and its solitary rocks, the picturesque wine regions, the endless rainforests or the thriving cities with their sophisticated urban landscape, a balloon ride can provide you with both the thrill of adventure and the panoramic pictures that would make even professional photographers weep. Check out these hot air ballooning in Australia tips and find out ... [ read more ]

Must-see attractions in Western Australia

Must-see attractions in Western Australia

With Perth as its glorious capital, Western Australia has much to offer to those visitors willing to try something outside the over-popular tourist routes like Queensland or Sydney. The warm waters of the Indian Ocean that borders Western Australia are responsible for some of the best beaches on the continent, whilst the scarcely inhabited inland areas offer priceless landscapes and countless opportunities for hiking, bushwalking and wildlife spotting. The rich marine ecosystems are also amo... [ read more ]

Top Five Natural Attractions in Queensland

Top Five Natural Attractions in Queensland

Queensland is probably the richest of all Australian states in terms of natural assets: with the great Coral Reef, hundreds of kilometres of beaches and lush rainforests as port of its patrimony, Queensland is a favourite with nature loving tourists. Throughout today’s post I will try to make a brief inventory of the most popular and withstanding of Queensland’s attractions. These top five natural attractions in Queensland make up a possible itinerary for visiting Australia’s sunniest ... [ read more ]