Australian Travel Tips & Ideas

Our writers are traveling all around to bring you the best info about places to go and things to do in Australia.

National Arboretum Canberra

January 23, 2018

Families and Kids Welcome! National Arboretum Canberra is a gorgeous, relaxing space filled with entertainment for you and your friends or family. There’s a café for all of your coffee or ice cream needs, a beautiful open-spaced restaurant for delicious dining and a playground for the kids. There are many…

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Bingil Bay - Australia's hidden tropical paradise

January 17, 2018

The far north tropics „Mission Beach is a relaxed beachfront town between Cairns and Townsville on the Queensland coast. Here two World Heritage areas, the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics Rainforest collide to form a natural environment unlike anywhere on earth. […] a perfect base for visiting nearby Dunk,…

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Cheap Eats and a Few Cheeky Drinks: Melbourne, Australia

December 19, 2017

Melbourne, Australia Two Day Unique & Cheap Food Tour Since we are both the Countryless Couple I’d thought I’d let Lewis have a go at blogging and what better subject for an Australian food lover than Melbourne’s cuisine! Having the great pleasure of living in Melbourne for a year I…

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A Brisbane to Melbourne Road Trip!

September 1, 2017

There are many incredible roadtrips you could choose to experience in Australia, all with outstanding views and unbelievable experiences on offer. This particular roadtrip is ideal if you want to see stunning coastlines spanning three beautiful states, beginning and ending in two awesome cities. Brisbane Your trip begins in the…

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5 things that you should visit in Brisbane

August 1, 2017

Brisbane – the city of the sun. As we all know, Brisbane is a capital city of Queensland state and 3rd biggest city in Australia. By my opinion, this is the prettiest part of world – sun, beach and ice cream. The only thing that Brisbane lacks is the sea,…

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living overseas: sydney, australia

July 11, 2017

Doing a Working Holiday in Australia: Ready to do your working holiday? Not really sure what to expect? Everyone’s experience is different, but let me tell you about mine, and some of the people’s that I met along the way. I’ll break it down for you so it’s easy-you can…

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Why you shouldn't skip Canberra

June 16, 2017

Welcome to Canberra: Home of History and Culture A lot of visitors usually skip Canberra when they visit Australia, especially if you are a first time visitor. It has always been Sydney or Melbourne, but did you know that Canberra is the capital of Australia? Canberra may not have the many…

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A Secret Paradise – Callala and Jervis Bay

June 15, 2017

Go South! When it comes to holidays, Sydneysiders tend to head north. The central coast, all the way up to Queensland is stunning for sure, but the best-kept secret in NSW has to be the gorgeous rural south, and a special little spot called Callala in Jervis Bay. Almost completely…

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A DAY IN MANLY, SYDNEY

June 12, 2017

Chances are at some point during your travels in Australia, you will end up in Sydney. It’s the perfect place to live and work, whilst at the same time feeling like you’re constantly experiencing new and different things. The great thing about Sydney is that you don’t need to travel…

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The Best Stops Along Australia's East Coast

May 11, 2017

My time in Australia was predominantly spent along the East Coast. In fact, I have travelled up the coast twice now. The first time starting in Sydney and making my way up to Cairns on the Greyhound Coach. The second time starting in Brisbane and driving up to Cairns in…

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The Sydney Guide

May 2, 2017

Sydney is one of the most famous cities of the southern hemisphere and often mistakenly called the capital of Australia, embodies the relaxed and easy-going way of life. Therefore, every year millions of tourists travel there to surf the wave and many of them never leave. Nightlife In Sydney I…

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Noosa: The new Queensland destination

April 27, 2017

Once upon a time, Noosa was perceived as the retirement capital of Queensland, but now it welcomes guests of every age. Divided into Noosa Heads and Noosaville, this spectacularly beautiful area caters to travelers from all over Australia with each area having plenty to offer everybody. The main beach has…

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Camping with Cassowaries at Etty Bay

April 26, 2017

  Etty Bay On our way with Cyclone Debbie A low had been forming off the coast of Cairns, Far North Queensland in Australia and it had formed into a cyclone which they had called “Debbie” and it was due to hit the coast on either Monday or Tuesday, our…

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Road Trip! Sydney to the Gold Coast

April 20, 2017

A road trip up the east coast of Australia is easily the best way to see some of the prettiest coastline in the world. Yeah, you can jump on a Jetstar and be in another state in an hour, but our highways were made for leisurely drives and romantic detours….

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Free Camping In Cobram

April 19, 2017

Cobram is a small town in Northern Victoria. It is part of the Murray Goulburn region. The town itself is not that spectacular although it will provide you with all of the essentials including a supermarket, liquor store, bakery, butcher, petrol station and tackle store. To get to the campground,…

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PHILLIP ISLAND: THE HIDDEN GEM

April 14, 2017

I’m sure you will be visiting Melbourne at some point on your Australian escapade, so do not miss out the magnificent Phillip Island. If it’s not in your plans, then pull your act together! Mix the quirk of Camden, London and a sprinkle of Melbourne originality and you have a…

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The pull of paradise: Why you need to go to Magnetic Island

April 11, 2017

Magnetic Island has a pull. Once you leave the mainland you will feel “Maggie” luring you in. More so, once you have spent a couple days here. You will get so used to relaxing in a hammock all day or wandering among the pristine beaches that you will never want…

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Non-mainstream Australia: the amazing contrasts of Canberra

April 10, 2017

In European minds, Australia is depicted as a wild land, where everyone’s daily routine involves surfing and kangaroos spotting. Well, there is much more than beautiful clichés. Thanks to my Exchange Program at Uni I had the opportunity to visit and live in a hidden gem of Australia, which is…

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Hidden Paradise Buddina - Whale Watching and Relaxation

April 1, 2017

The Location It’s hard to go wrong with the Sunshine Coast. Pristine beaches stretch the entire way up the east coast of Australia, and everything from Caloundra to Cooloola is sun-kissed perfection. Noosa, Surfer’s, Stradbroke, Hervey Bay. There are the usual suspects when it comes to planning a Queensland vacation. But if…

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Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays

March 31, 2017

Airlie beach is a tourist town situated in the north-east coast of Australia, Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and home to the 74 Whitsunday islands.  It is a mainland base full of fun and adventure for travellers on-route to the reef. As you walk down the main street you…

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Top 5: Brisbane's best cafes off the beaten track

March 29, 2017

You’ve shopped til you dropped on Queen Street and strolled through beautiful South Bank – why not make your next stop one of Brisbane’s beautiful hidden cafes? Hopscotch & Beans Just down the road from the bustling metropolis of Caxton Street and The Barracks is this sweet little cafe, serving…

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Sydney on a Budget

March 28, 2017

How to see Sydney for less So you’ve found yourself in Sydney. Maybe you’re a backpacker, a broke student, or just a tourist trying to make ends meet! The worst thing you can do in this beautiful city is end up spending way too much money on sights and experiences…

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South Bank: A Weekend in Brisbane’s Hippest Neighbourhood

March 25, 2017

I’ve been to Sydney. I’ve been to Melbourne. And I don’t really get the hype. There’s a city here in Australia that I like better. That has much more flair and personality to it. As the title of this article might imply: yes, it’s Brisbane. And this cute, slightly smaller…

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Melbourne: A tour of modern architecture

March 25, 2017

When travelling throughout Australia there are certain places that simply cannot be skipped over, Melbourne is one of them. There are countless reasons why Melbourne should be at the top of your to do list but perhaps one of the lesser known is purely the architecture. Melbourne features a mix…

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Jingellic and The Bridge Hotel

March 24, 2017

The Bridge Hotel Many people don’t realize that there are a lot of hotels and country pubs in Australia that offer free or low-cost camping on or near their property. The Bridge Hotel in Jingellic is one of them. Jingellic is a small country town nestled on the New South…

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Port Douglas: Perfect location on The Great Barrier Reef

March 21, 2017

For many of us, the city can become a burden at times. As the pressures of everyday life build the concrete jungle can begin to feel like exactly that – a jungle in which we cannot escape. Luckily, a short plane ride away from anywhere in Australia is the perfect…

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Running Guide: Sydney, Australia

March 20, 2017

Sydney is one of the most iconic cities in the world. From the Harbour Bridge to the Opera House, infamous beaches and grassy parklands, running or jogging is a great way to get out and explore sides of the city you might miss by hitting the public transport routes. Sydneysiders…

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Top 5 Things To Do In Brisbane

March 18, 2017

During my time in Australia, I spent over 4 months living with a local Brisbane family in a suburb, 15 minutes outside of the Central Business District. In this time I was able to explore what Brisbane has to offer and how the locals live. If you want to find…

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How to make the most of your stopover in Perth and Sydney

March 17, 2017

I had been travelling India and Southeast Asia for the last year and a bit, and decided to go to New Zealand with a Working Holiday Visa after spending Christmas in Kolkata, India. The thing is, as many as you already know, the cheapest way to travel isn’t usually the…

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The top must see places on the Gold Coast

March 17, 2017

BEAUTIFUL AUSTRALIA Don’t believe in magic? Well you will now. Keep reading. Ever find yourself lost in a daze? scrolling through the explore page on Instagram, mesmerised by the constant loop of candid photos that pour onto your page inside that small rectangle screen placed inside your hand. While scrolling…

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Top 5 things to do in Sydney

March 16, 2017

1. Circular Quay The Quay that combines the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge is a view that you should already be familiar with. With a busy ferry port that provides you with heaps of ways to explore Sydney and see the famous landmarks from the water, as well as…

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Exploring Melbourne on a Budget

March 10, 2017

Enjoy Melbourne Whatever Your Budget… We’ve all been there – you decide to travel, you plan, you budget, you save up yet life happens and it doesn’t quite go to plan. The result? You land in a brand new country with way less funds than expected. You tell yourself it’s…

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Why Melbourne Keeps Winning "Most liveable city"

March 9, 2017

Melbourne was recently handed The economists “the world’s most liveable city” award. Once again Melbourne beat out cities such as Vienna, Vancouver, and once again, not one Melbournian was surprised. People who call Melbourne their home town know exactly why it continues to win this sought-after award. The economist explains…

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10 Sydney Highlights – Stunning Beaches and Sparkling City Lights

February 28, 2017

I could never really warm up to Melbourne. Now, I know why. When it comes to Melbourne and Sydney, for most people it’s an either or situation. Everyone I met either hates or loves one city and experiences quite the opposite feelings for the other. By now, I’ve almost spent…

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My whale watching experience in Gold Coast, Australia

February 24, 2017

Whale watching was one of the most memorable experiences I had during my 5-month stay in Australia in spring 2014. As an exchange student at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, I certainly could not wait until the summer to book a whale watching cruise! So when a Travelzoo deal…

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