June 30th, 2015
There’s nothing quite like exploring behind the scenes of a movie location, where iconic moments in film history took place. Luckily for Australians, many of these locations are just a short drive away, in surprising places you wouldn’t have expected.
Here are eight great movie locations in Australia you should visit.
Baz Luhrmann’s romantic adventure film ‘Australia’, starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman, showcases some of the country’s most spectacular scenery. While scenes were filmed across four different states or territories, the views of the gorgeous, sweeping plains with the rocky backdrop are in the East Kimberley. Explore the views […]
June 27th, 2015
The air is chilly in winter down south, but that’s a great reason to load up the car or campervan and set off on a road trip through Victoria’s beautiful Gippsland region. Stretching all the way from the rugged coastline of Phillip Island to the sheltered beaches of Mallacoota, Gippsland also covers picturesque alpine regions and scenic country sides. Whether your interest is fantastic local food and wine, finding the perfect fishing spot, or enjoying an action-packed trip of adventure, Gippsland Touring make mapping out the ideal road trip easy with itineraries to suit everyone’s tastes. Explorers can select […]
June 23rd, 2015
A beautiful beachside town famous with backpackers for its laid-back vibe and enviable year-round weather, Byron is also a crackerjack holiday spot for everyone from families to grey nomads and friends on the loose. At mainland Australia’s furthest point, visitors do more than admire the Cape Byron Lighthouse that sits atop the headland, dividing the uncrowded beaches stretching miles north and south of the township.
No.1 Whale Watching
The perfect place for whale watching, Byron Bay is arguably unmatched as the east coast’s premier spot to sight a pod of humpbacks. While you can join one of the intimate […]
June 19th, 2015
One of the most enjoyable winter experiences is a stay in a cosy B&B in the countryside. Here are five of Australia’s best B&Bs that you must visit.
Lakeside B&B, New South Wales (pictured)
Nothing says ‘relaxing getaway’ quite like this cosy B&B located on the edge of a stunning lake in the Blue Mountains. This Wentworth Falls property is ideally located for a romantic hideaway, surrounded by lush bushland and tranquil water views. This bed and breakfast is also a bird watchers’ paradise. There are many walking trails nearby, and the Three Sisters lookout is only a short drive […]
June 15th, 2015
Adelaide is home to so many great areas that offer a range of activities. Next time you fly to Adelaide, make sure you hire a car and drive to these amazing regions.
Adelaide Hills, 25 km east of Adelaide
The Adelaide Hills i only a short drive from the capital city. Here, you can explore German heritage at Hahndorf, or go strawberry picking at Beerenberg Farm. Head to the Mount Lofty summit to admire sunset views of Adelaide. Don’t be afraid to get in your car and get lost in the Adelaide Hills – you’ll be amazed at the gems you’ll discover off quiet roads. Drive along Onkaparinga […]
June 13th, 2015
Comprising an entire third of Australia, there’s plenty to do out West when it comes to travel adventures. Thy these experiences for size …
Photograph the pinnacles
Where: Nambung National Park, 250km north of Perth
THOSE with a burning desire to capture the world through their camera lens will relish the chance to photograph the Pinnacles at sunset.
These dramatic limestone formations are up to five metres tall, having formed 25,000 to 30,000 years ago.
Wind, rain, sun and vegetation have sculptured these dramatic structures over time. Top photographer Ilya Genkin advises using polarising filter and a low level shooting […]
June 10th, 2015
Step back in time at one of Sydney’s museums, which allow you to explore Australia’s fascinating history.
Here are five unmissable museums in Sydney.
This natural history museum, located on the University of Sydney’s main campus, holds the oldest natural history collection in Australia. Alexander Macleay and his family acquired most of the items on display in the museum. Here, you’ll find collections of Aboriginal, Torres Strait and Pacific Islanders’ cultural artefacts. There are also collections of insects, scientific instruments and historic photographs.
The Australian Museum was Australia’s first museum, which was established in 1827. It exhibits […]
June 6th, 2015
JUST over 90 minutes drive from Melbourne, Phillip Island is an ideal place for a romantic weekend getaway with a selection of cosy accommodation, great restaurants with open fires and outdoor activities to blow away the winter blues.
And don’t forget to take advantage of the Rhyll Winter Escape Package for just $395 per couple for a two night getaway. The Rhyll Winter Escape Package includes two nights luxury B&B accommodation at Oak Tree Lodge, gourmet breakfast daily, a 20% discount on dinner at The Foreshore Bar & Restaurant, a 10% discount on a bottle of wine and cheese platter […]
May 31st, 2015
The Clare Valley has some of South Australia’s most beautiful scenery. It’s also one of Australia’s oldest wine regions.
Make the most of your time in the Clare Valley by tasting the region’s delicious produce and drinking the unique and exquisite wines that are born here.
In the south of the Clare Valley is the heritage listed Quelltaler Estate, which dates back to 1865. It’s the home of Annie’s Lane, where traditional winemaking techniques come together to create fine, flavoursome wines. There’s a versatile choice of fresh white wines and fruity reds. There are on-site picnic grounds where […]
May 29th, 2015
An old jail with a morbid history, a wilderness railway, historic golf course, a place to spot our beautiful platypus and white water rafting action all means there’s never a dull moment when visiting Tasmania. Check out our five great things to do in the Apple Isle …
1. Visit historical Port Arthur
(96km south east of Hobart)
STORIES of Australia’s dark colonial past haunt every room or corner of Tassie’s Port Arthur.
The worst convicted and re-offending criminals sent to Australia between 1833 and 1853 were incarcerated at Port Arthur. It’s also the site of Australia’s worst mass murder […]
May 28th, 2015
Heading off on a road trip? Here are five top lookouts in New South Wales. Mark these lookouts on your itinerary – the views are so picturesque that you won’t want to miss them.
Bald Hill Lookout, Grand Pacific Drive
Spectacular scenery of rainforests, beaches and coastal towns makes the Grand Pacific Drive one of Australia’s most magnificent routes. The 140m drive takes you to Bald Hill in Illawarra, which is one of the route’s most popular lookout points. It treats you to the famous Seacliff Bridge and the surrounding beaches.
Scammells Lookout, Kosciuszko Alpine Way
A wonderful stopping point […]
May 27th, 2015
From dives with Great White sharks, cave and opal mine explorations to some of the most exquisite and beautiful wine regions on the planet. Hands up who wants to visit South Australia?
Swim with the Great Whites
(Port Lincoln, 340km south west of Port Augusta)
IT’S often said that Great White sharks are the most misunderstood creatures of the ocean – yet that still doesn’t change the fact that you wouldn’t want to be stranded in open water with one nearby!
In Port Lincoln, however, you can safely get close to these apex predators in their natural habitat.
May 21st, 2015
There are many beautiful and exciting destinations to discover in the Northern Territory, apart from Uluru. Here’s a list of five places to explore near Alice Springs, Australia’s spiritual heart.
The sky above Alice Springs
A spectacular bird’s eye view awaits as you float gently over the West MacDonnell Ranges at sunrise in a hot hair balloon. This unique experience sees you wake early and drift across the red desert landscape and historic cattle stations. Keep an eye out for wildlife, such as kangaroos, roaming around below.
The Rainbow Valley’s famous sandstone cliffs are covered with different coloured rocks. […]
May 18th, 2015
Queensland is home to several great museums, which are not to be missed. Here are some of the best to include in your next Queensland holiday.
Qantas Founders Museum, Longreach
Explore the history of Qantas, right from its humble beginnings. This museum uses interpretive displays, interactive exhibits and replica aircraft to educate visitors about the founding of the iconic Australian airline company. The museum allows you to see the things you’d never see as a passenger on a Qantas jet. Extra tours allow you to live every child’s dream by sitting in the pilot’s chair and learning about the buttons […]
May 14th, 2015
Everybody loves animal tours, whether you’re spotting tiny, adorable penguins or gentle giants, such as giraffes. Victoria is home to both, and so many more animals you might never see in the wild. Here are five of the most exciting places to go for animal encounters in Victoria.
Phillip Island Penguin Parade
The penguin parade is one of Australia’s most popular tourist attractions. Seeing so many fairy penguins return from the sea at sunset and waddle up the beach to their borrows in the sand dunes is simply adorable. You can observe them from a viewing platform, or if you’re […]
May 8th, 2015
New South Wales is home to so many pubs that you’ll probably never get the chance to visit them all. Add these five historic New South Wales pubs to your bucket list of great old pubs to visit for an awesome night out with your mates.
The Lord Nelson, Sydney
Established in 1841, The Lord Nelson is one of the country’s oldest brewery pubs. This is the place to go for decent ale. Choose from an incredible selection which is brewed on premises, including several 100 percent natural award winning Mainstay ales.
The Newport Arms, Sydney
The Newport Arms […]
May 6th, 2015
LOOKING for somewhere to sweep your loved one of his or her feet? Then head for the Hills. Adelaide Hills, to be precise, just a 20-minute drive from Adelaide’s CBD in South Australia.
It’s a land of the long lunch, with nature’s eye candy at every turn, delicious locally grown food and wine, and accommodation to match the country’s best when it comes to small luxury.
Here are five ways to enjoy your time in this little gem of a region tucked away in South Australia.
No.1: Sticky Rice Villas and Cooking School.
Now here’s a place you can […]
April 30th, 2015
What is Car Sharing?
Car Sharing only started to become popular in recent years in the United States and Europe. Now, it’s growing in Australia. It’s a similar concept to renting a car, but there are differences. Car Sharing can occur through casual sharing via a website, but there are also professional Car Sharing companies, which organise everything for you.
How does Car Sharing work?
Car Sharing is charged by the hour, including insurance and fuel. Free mileage is capped, with per kilometre charges for extra travel. Share cars are also distributed around cities, close to where people […]
April 29th, 2015
Western Australia is an Aussie holiday destination with thousands of great outdoor activities to explore, including two fantastic ocean adventures.
Swimming with whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef
Where: Off the coast of Exmouth, roughly 1200km north of Perth, WA
Ningaloo Reef is home to an abundance of fascinating sea life and colourful coral, with plenty of snorkel and dive tours to choose from. Between April and July thousands of whale sharks descend upon these tropical waters, enabling visitors to come face to face with these fascinating creatures. They are the world’s largest living fish with mouths are […]
April 27th, 2015
Learn to water ski with a world champ
Where: Echuca Moama, 215km north of Melbourne
IF anyone tells you Brett Sands can walk on water, you had better believe it. This triple world champion and two-time world record holder, who has lived on the mighty Murray most of his life, first put on water skiis when he was just three years old so you’ll be learning from the best. Brett Sands Watersports in Echuca-Moama offers lessons in waterskiing, wakeboarding, barefooting and kneeboarding. Take part in anything from hourly lessons to multiple day packages on the calm waters of the […]