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 ]

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 ]

Australia's Best Zoos

Australia’s Best Zoos

Australia is certainly the place to learn about nature but if you are not the outdoorsy kind of tourist of you simply don't have enough time for wildlife watching tours, you have to stick with visiting the zoo. Luckily, Australia has some of the best and biggest zoos in the world. You will seldom find such a great diversity of species like in Australia’s best zoos. Not to mention that only the luckiest of tourists will get a chance to see a wombat, a koala and a kangaroo in just one tour. ... [ read more ]

Top Hikes in Tasmania

Top Hikes in Tasmania

No real hiker can ever leave Australia without stepping foot on the wild and beautiful island of Tasmania. With its numerous parks and attractions, Tasmania is often visited by bushwalkers, ready to discover the magnificent landscapes and unique wildlife revealing themselves with every trail. As much of Tasmania’s territory is actually represented by national parks and wildlife reserves, the majority of the trails are very well marked. In many of the places you might even be able to hire a... [ read more ]

Where to Find Australia’s Most Popular Animals

Where to Find Australia’s Most Popular Animals

It’s hard to imagine a trip to Australia without getting to see some of its unique animals. While everyone who has at least once been to a zoo has surely seen a kangaroo or at least an emu before, seeing these animals in their natural environment represents a totally different experience. Hence, I thought you might enjoy reading a whole new post on where to find Australia’s most popular animals. I have also added a brief description for each animal, so that, even if your Australian vacation ... [ read more ]

Guide to the Most Dangerous Animals in Australia

Guide to the Most Dangerous Animals in Australia

So far we’ve seen much of Australia’s wonderful natural attractions and cities since starting this blog, so maybe it’s time to speak about the dark side of world’s smallest continent. Before the arrival of the white settlers, Australia was a continent that lacked big predators, which partially explains its unique ecosystems. However, Australia also accounts for some of the most poisonous/dangerous animals in the world. This is indeed an interesting paradox which is why I decided to write... [ read more ]

Kangaroo Fun Facts

Kangaroo Fun Facts

Kangaroos are Australia’s cutest and most famous ambassadors. These interesting animals have made quite a reputation around the world. It would be unpardonable to visit Australia without getting a chance to encounter these fascinating marsupials. But first, let’s start with a few kangaroo fun facts: How to call a kangaroo You may be wondering how kangaroos got their name. It seems that the word kangaroo was derived from ‘gangurru’, the aboriginal term for this animal. There are... [ read more ]

Natural Attractions in Tasmania

Natural Attractions in Tasmania

The tiniest Australian state, Tasmania is quite large for an island and extremely rich in natural beauties. Natural parks and reservations cover about a third of the island’s territory, but due to the low urbanization rate, the whole island is practically a wild paradise. Another thing that makes Tasmania a particularly interesting place to visit is represented by the unique species of animals and plants inhabiting the island. The Tasmanian Devil is probably the best known species endemic ... [ read more ]

Tips for Koala Watching

Tips for Koala Watching

Next to panda bears and puppies, koalas are some of the cutest animals on the planet. And since this fascinating species is endemic to Australia (meaning it can only be found there), this is the only place on earth where you can watch a koala in its natural habitat. But where and when is the best time to watch a koala? One of the most important tips for koala watching is knowing the koala habitat. The koala lives solely on eucalyptus leaves, so the only place to spot it is an eucalyptus ... [ read more ]

Coolest Crocodile Parks in Australia

Coolest Crocodile Parks in Australia

Crocodiles and crocodile farms play a major role in Australian tourism. While the aboriginal folklore accounts for numerous representations of this feared predator, today’s crocs find themselves on a thin line between protected species, tourist attraction and farming animal. Before starting to present you my selection of the coolest crocodile parks in Australia, we should learn some essential facts about these interesting reptiles. First and most important, there are two types of crocod... [ read more ]