Archive for January, 2014

What to pack for a working holiday

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

If you’re considering heading to Australia for a working holiday, then don’t delay in planning everything you need! Once you get your working visa approved, you can start planning everything that you will need to take with you, including a few of these essentials.  (more…)

Hottest year on record for Australia in 2013

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Officials from the Bureau of Meteorology have said that 2013 was the hottest year on record in Australia with temperatures up 1.2C on average.

It’s the hottest since 1910, when records began, and 2013 saw a record warm winter which produced the most devastating fires since 1968 in Sydney. Other significant events which affected the climate included the arrival of an early spring and a number of devastating tropical cyclones.  (more…)

Adelaide voted the best city to visit in 2014

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

For once Melbourne and Sydney aren’t topping the charts! Adelaide has been voted as one of the top cities to visit in 2014 in a global poll conducted by Lonely Planet.

Adelaide was voted the 10th best city to visit in 2014 due to its quiet beaches, and emerging wine and arts scene. Paris, France topped the list, but there were some other unexpected contenders in the top 10 too, including Riga in Latvia and Trinidad in Cuba. Other cities included Cape Town in South Africa, Zurich in Switzerland, Shanghai in China, Vancouver in Canada, Chicago in the USA and Auckland in New Zealand. (more…)

8 Things to Do in Australia in 2014

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

1. Australia Day

Celebrating the anniversary of the day that Captain Arthur Phillip first claimed the land at Sydney Cove, Australia day is a national holiday, a lot like the USA’s Independence Day and crowds gather in major cities like Sydney to celebrate and party. (more…)