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A Visit to Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary: Tasmanian Devils, Wombats and Quolls

What is it like to visit Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary? I went to Tasmania to find out and saw many amazing animals up close.


5 Exciting and Inexpensive Things to Do in Sydney

Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge or walk up to the Barrenjoey Lighthouse and be amazed by views over Palm Beach and the Tasman Sea. Or maybe just relax on Bondi Beach, picnic in the Royal Botanic Garden or enjoy the idyllic Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden.


5 Captivating Places to Visit in Wellington, New Zealand

What attractions does Wellington, New Zealand have? Learn more about its exciting attractions, including the phenomenal Te Papa Museum, The Weta Cave and the magical Wellington Cable car running from Lambton Quay up to affluent Kelburn.


The Best Way to Cross the Cook Strait in New Zealand

Did you know that you can take a ferry through the Cook Strait in New Zealand? I've made this trek both on sunny days and in bad weather. Find out what this journey is like!


Visiting Port Arthur in Tasmania, an Eerie Experience

While travelling in Tasmania, I visited Port Arthur, a site loaded with history, both old and more recent.


From Whaling to Whale Watching: Albany, Western Australia

This article is about visiting the historic Albany whaling station and reflections on our past and present interactions with whales.


Getting Around in New Zealand: What to See and How to Get There

A list of the places we visited in New Zealand, including Milford Sound, Waitomo Glowworm Caves, and of course, Hobbiton and other Lord of the Rings attractions. Here's a guide to what we did and how we got there.


Should I Visit Melbourne Or...?

When planning a trip to Australia, which cities should you visit? Melbourne may be one of the world's most liveable cities, but does that make it a better choice than Sydney, Brisbane, or Perth?


L'Île des Pins - Jewel of the Pacific

Île des Pins (the Isle of Pines) is justly called l'île la plus proche du paradis - the island closest to paradise. She embraces you with charm as soon as you sight the pristine beaches and waters.


Tips for a Vacation in Tasmania

Tasmania is often forgotten by visitors to Australia, because it's a separate island. It's a pity that more overseas visitors don't see this charming, unspoiled natural paradise full of history.


A Day Trip to Amédée Lighthouse

Amédée lighthouse is a jewel in the South Pacific and a perfect day trip from Nouméa. Soft sand stretches down to a warm ocean, fishes and coral abound, and sea turtles swim in the marine reserve.


Sydney Attractions: Fagan Park

Fagan Park is one of those gems that incorporates many positive features. It is a haven for local wildlife and beautiful flora from around the world, as well as a place of education and preservation. Read more about its attractions, like the Gardens of Many Nations, and how to get to the park.


Freshwater Creek Cottages: A Farm Stay Holiday Resort

Enjoy a short holiday getaway on a farm that is minutes away from beautiful beaches and coastal attractions.


Sydney Attractions: The 3 Botanic Gardens of Sydney

There are three notable botanic gardens in Sydney, but only one is widely known. Discover these three beautiful gardens, each of which represents a slightly different bit of Sydney.


Sydney to Melbourne: Taking the Coastal Drive

The drive from Sydney to Melbourne: the inland highway, or the longer coast road? Both are great drives, but the coastal road begs a meandering holiday, with empty roads and forgotten beaches.


Fossicking at Phillip Island

Ready for a rock treasure hunt? Phillip Island is a great place to find agate, calcite and zeolite crystals. There are also interesting basalt formations and a shipwreck to look at. Good for club trips.


Annual Essendon Gem and Lapidary Club Exhibition

Look at fascinating rock displays, buy affordable rocks, gems and minerals, savour ELC's Devonshire teas, fossick for gemstones in the carpark, get advice from lapidary experts and much, much more!


Byron Bay: Climate, Weather, and Clothing Tips for Tourists

Byron Bay is one of Australia's most popular destinations. Here are tips from a local about the climate, what types of weather to expect, what to wear, and what to pack for your trip.


Cape Schanck and the Historic Lighthouse: An Easy Summer Weekend Getaway

Cape Schanck on the Mornington Peninsula is a great weekend getaway. These are the things to do and see in Cape Schanck.


Corio Model Railway Club 41st Exhibition

Check out the biggest model railway exhibition in Victoria, Australia. Miniature trains combine with themed and detailed landscapes to provide interesting viewing for people of all ages.


Giant Boab Trees of the Kimberley Region in Western Australia

Boab trees are a native species in the Kimberley region. The aborigines used them for shelter, food and water storage, and the first settlers used the trees to imprison the aborigines. Learn all about them in this article!


Top Places to Visit in Perth and Western Australia

As the capital and largest city in Western Australia, there are many great places to see and fun things to do in Perth and beyond.


Whiteman Park, Western Australia: A Review

For travellers to Western Australia, this review covers aspects of beautiful Whiteman Park, including Caversham Wildlife Park.


The Great Ocean Road in Melbourne, Australia

Looking for a beautiful drive in Australia? The Great Ocean Road is one of the most scenic roads in Australia. It runs through several regional towns in Victoria. The beautiful surf beaches and natural rock formations are the main attractions along the Great Ocean Road.


Wave Rock in Hyden, Western Australia

Looking for the best nature spots to visit in Australia? Love rock formations? A natural formation like Wave Rock is enough to attract visitors to the quiet outback town of Hyden in Western Australia.


What to Do in Kings Park in Perth, Western Australia

Kings Park overlooks the city of Perth in Western Australia. While two-thirds of the 400 hectares park remain covered in bushlands, the remaining one-third that has been developed is a popular destination for both locals and overseas visitors. Check it out!


The Top 5 Tourist Caves to Visit in Western Australia

Western Australia has one of the oldest landscapes in the world. There are amazing rock formations, ginormous gorges and spooky underground caves spread out in the whole region.


Top 45 Places to Visit in Melbourne: The World's Most Livable City

Did you know Melbourne has been ranked as the world's most liveable city several years in a row? Find out the top places to see on your trip to the capital of Australia's state of Victoria.


The Amazing Australian Animals of Kangaroo Island

Looking to see wildlife in Australia? Kangaroo Island is one of the best places to see fascinating Australian animals. Find out more about its kangaroos, koalas, blue penguins, seals, and sea lions.

Visit Western Australia Beaches!

Visit Australia: Best Beach Destinations in Western Australia

If you ever have the opportunity to visit Australia, be sure to check out the West Coast! Western Australia is home to some of the most amazing, unspoiled beaches in the world. Here are my favorites!


Things to Do in New Zealand in Winter – South Island

Want to visit the South Island of New Zealand in the winter? Well, there are many places you can visit and many activities to enjoy. Choose from whale watching, skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, white water rafting, bungy jumping and many more!


Things to Do on New Zealand's North Island in Winter

So you are in a country called New Zealand that has wonderful beaches and stunning scenery. But what can you do on NZ's North Island in the winter when it is cold and maybe the sun isn't shining?


Planning an Australian Vacation: Should I Visit Brisbane or Sydney?

When planning an Australian trip, most vacationers automatically book their trip to Sydney - but if your time is limited, it might not be the best choice.