Scenic fall foliage destinations in Australia

Scenic fall foliage destinations in Australia

Due to its size and various climate zones, Australia is an all year round destination. Its geographic positioning also makes it a desirable destination for all those seeking to experience the reverse of northern hemisphere weather: a visit to the fascinating Australia allows you yo ski in the middle of European summer and go to the beach when the whole North America is covered in snow. Thus, while people in North Asia, America and Europe celebrate the arrival of spring, the south of Austr... [ read more ]

Australia's Top Wine Festivals

Australia’s Top Wine Festivals

There is no doubt that Australia, one of the world's top wine producers, can be an appealing destinations from a wine-lover's perspective. A country with an authentic wine culture, Australia  is home to an impressive number wine festivals and wine-related events. From the classical countryside harvest fest to the urban food and wine show, there are numerous occasions for anyone interested in Australian wines to indulge in the country's best wine varieties. Also, Australia's top wine festiva... [ read more ]

Best 2013 Fall Destinatioins in Australia

Best 2013 Fall Destinatioins in Australia

While most Europeans, North Americans and Asians celebrate the arrival of spring, in the country Down Under the 1st of March marks the arrival of autumn. Autumn takes many shapes in Australia: in the tropical regions and deep into Australia's outback, autumn is a warm season, and an ideal time for walking and trekking. In the temperate zones, September and October are the harvest months, ideal for taking wine tours and contemplating the fall foliage. Whereas in the urban areas, autumn is jus... [ 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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

Christmas Traditions in Australia

Christmas Traditions in Australia

Christmas is a big holiday in Australia so if you happen to be here during this time of the year get ready to celebrate! Australia is generally a warm country so, except for the southern regions, don’t expect to see much of the snow drops, fir trees and Christmas carols around the fireplace kind of stuff! However, Christmas traditions in Australia are not entirely different from those in Europe or the United States. But you give you a better idea of what Christmas means in Australia, here ... [ read more ]

Popular Holidays in Australia

Popular Holidays in Australia

A trip to Australia might be as long or adventurous as you want it, but before starting your journey it’s always essential to know a few basic things like when are all stores closed or when to expect a huge parade filling the streets. So, in order to avoid having your plans ruined by some public manifestation you had no idea about, I’ve decided to put together this small list of popular holidays in Australia. One important thing you should know about these holidays is that not all of the... [ read more ]

Australian Spring Travel Ideas

Australian Spring Travel Ideas

While most of the Northern Hemisphere people are slowly adjusting to the inevitable low temperatures which announce winter, places like Australia enjoy the blessing of spring. It’s late spring in the southern part of Australia which means that people are already making plans for the summer vacation and maybe even taking small excursions to the beach. The good news for northerners is that in an age of fast travel, it’s not at all difficult to enjoy a week of spring in the middle of the cold ... [ read more ]

Weirdest Festivals in Australia

Weirdest Festivals in Australia

Aussies have made a reputation for being cheerful and laid back people which pretty much reflects in some of their strange habits. San Francisco, Colorado in USA and some small Spanish villages might be famous for their awkward festivals, but some Australian manifestation might be even hard to digest for conservative natures. Despite their oddity, or maybe just because of that, the following Australian festivals get more and more attention with each year. So here’s a brief inventory of wha... [ read more ]