Australia: 5 Great Activities To Take Part In Down Under

Australia is a vast country and one we have only scratched the surface of. Also, for us Brits, it’s one of the furthest countries away. Therefore when we visit we want to make the most of our time there. Many people visit Oz as part of their gap year or around the world travels. Some like us, visit on holiday others on a 1 year…

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Guest Post: Top 3 Australian Festivals in January

Now that 2017 is approaching its last days, it’s time to think about all the positive things the following year could bring. In order for 2018 to look like a nice, promising year, choosing the right activities and events to go to in January is very important. So, what better way to celebrate the start of the New Year than attending a good and popular…

Australia: You May Need A Hand When Exploring Queensland

Australia is a vast place but few travellers truly appreciate that. Like many other popular tourist destinations, the most famous Australian cities get all the attention and vast swathes of land are left unvisited by the majority of travellers in this great country. There’s more to the land down under than Sydney and Melbourne. Though those are great cities, you could be seeing so much…

Australia: Fantastic Melbourne Destinations You Must Visit

Melbourne is one vibrant place that should be on your bucket list. It is packed with irresistible attractions, from museums and grand libraries to lush parks and laneways, you can’t help but fall love with it. But before you start your trip, plan carefully and make a list of all the places you want to experience during your visit.

Australia: A Foodie’s Guide To Perth

Perth is awesome! Sure, Sydney may be known as the city that has all the glamour with some of the best happy hours in Australia and Melbourne may have all the hipster cool attractions and vibrant arts scene but in terms of a location that offers everything you could want from an Australian holiday, you should look no further than Perth. Few cities in Australia offer…

Guest Post: Australia: Which Secluded Beaches to Visit in Sydney

Sydney, Australia’s biggest city is world famous for many things: its particular mix of cultures – from the Western to Asian to European, its iconic landmarks – like the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, its friendly, laid-back people, its amazing weather, but, maybe most of all, its beaches. The city is perched on the Pacific coast and boasts some of the most beautiful beaches…

Australia: Top Sights Out West

The state of Western Australia occupies a third of the country’s total area and yet is home to just 10 percent of the population. It is often overlooked by travellers who concentrate on big-name attractions like Melbourne, Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef on the east coast of Australia. But for people who do decide to venture out to this side of the country, you…

Australia: Where to Have the Best Happy Hour in Sydney

Looking for an awesome happy hour to unwind with friends? Want to eat something tasty but cheap? We present to you 5 best happy hour places in Sydney for you to try out. Time your visit right and you’ll get buzzed and eat delicious food for only a couple of bucks.

Australia: The Best Beaches For Sand Seekers

Australia is one place which is definitely on people’s wish lists. After all, with a wealth of beautiful scenic areas, delicious grub, and happy people leading a laid-back lifestyle, it’s definitely somewhere that ticks a lot of boxes. However, a lot of individuals make the long trip to Australia as they have heard how gorgeous the beaches are. After all, they are thought to have…

Australia: 4 Amazing Experiences To Have

Australia is an exceedingly popular destination, and partly due to the sheer size of the country, is full various activities for the curious traveller to try and enjoy. With so much to see and do, it can be easy to feel a little overwhelmed while trying to plan your trip. To make things a little easier for you, here’s a list of some of the best…

Australia: Sydney, Hometown Tour Guide

This month’s Hometown Tour Guide is Lucy, a blogger who has made the Land Down Under her new home. A lover of reading, travelling and yoga catch up with her latest post at The Unlikely Bookworm.  Here’s what she has to say about her (adopted) hometown….

Australia: The Most Beautiful Places All Travel Junkies Have To See

It’s a well-known fact that Australia is a beautiful country and somewhere that is on almost every traveller’s bucket list. However, a mistake that a lot of travellers make is only visiting the touristy places. And failing to take time to experience the most authentic parts of the country. Australia is home to an array of beaches, stunning valleys, diverse forest landscapes, and sandy deserts.…

Australia: Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb!!!

So what do you buy as a treat for your husband, who is afraid of heights, for his 40th birthday? A Sydney Bridge Climb of course!!!! My husband visited Sydney back in 2006 with a couple of friends and his brother and it has always been a regret of his that he never did it then favouring the boozer over the opportunity. His older, possibly…

Australia: Quick trip to Manly, New South Wales

ARRGGGHHHH the biggest regret from my time in Australia is not spending more time here!!!! Manly had been recommended by sooo many people and what did we do? Left it until the day before we were leaving Sydney – idiots! We hot-footed it down to Circular Quay and jumped on the ferry over to Manly. They run frequently, on the day we visited it was…

Australia: Bondi Baby! Sydney

Bondi is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Australia and is home to one of the most famous beaches in the world – Bondi beach. Bondi itself is 4 miles east of Sydney although it feels a lot further. No matter how touristy Sydney is there is still a high number of ‘corporates’ dressed immaculately in their suit and ties so it’s bizarre to see so…

Australia: The Blue Mountains & Featherdale Wildlife Park

This day trip was recommended to me by a work colleague who had done it himself a couple of years ago. This was (another) AAT Kings tour booked via Viator. This is a full day trip and involves an early start. Central Sydney city hotel pickups are included in the cost of this tour (£75 each). Travel to the Blue Mountains was on a very…

Australia: Wine Tasting in the Hunter Valley

If you like wine and fancy a fun day out whilst in Sydney – like we were (or surrounding area) why not take a trip to the Hunter Valley to taste some lovely authentic home-grown Australian wine! We booked our AAT Kings Tour via Viator for a fantastic bargain price of £47.50 each (benefitting from a limited time 50% discount). This day trip does mean an early start –…

Australia: Sydney, New South Wales

Sydney…..where to start with Sydney? Some people love Sydney, some people hate Sydney. The Marmite of Australia if you will. I myself aired on the side of loving it! Our apartment block (The Meriton Serviced Apartments Campbell Street) was right in the middle of Thai Town, bordering China Town and right opposite the Capitol Theatre (which is currently showing Wicked – saw it on Broadway…

Australia: The Southport Spit, Gold Coast

I feel like I’m letting you into a secret so I feel very guilty about writing this post. When I used to think about the Gold Coast I’d think about Surfers Paradise Beach, probably because it’s the one everyone goes to when they visit the Gold Coast. Without doubt it is clean with soft sand and have lots of facilities BUT it is busy and full…