Posts Tagged ‘travelling to Australia’

Making the most of winter in Australia

When most of us in the UK are going on our summer holidays Australia is in the middle of winter, situated as it is on the opposite side of the equator. This makes it a fantastic spot for those who would prefer a more active holiday – the winter sports are one of the country’s biggest and best secrets, not to be missed if you’re looking for a more interesting holiday destination this year! Here are three of our favourites, to give you an idea of what you could be getting up to this summer. (more…)

Visiting Lizard Island

Lizard Island is a stunning island paradise just off the north-east coast of Australia, promising soft sands, lush countryside,a diverse wildlife and water so clear you can see to the bottom – and it’s practically unspoiled by modern tourist fare, making it ideal for those looking for a little peace and tranquility. Whether you’re taking a day trip from the mainland or seeking a little luxury in the Great Barrier Reef, this is a fantastic destination. (more…)

The Great Alpine Road Itinerary

Victoria’s Great Alpine Road runs from Wangaratta to Metung, taking about five hours and offering a wealth of places to stop and beautiful views throughout the journey. Along the way you’ll pass the stunning Gippsland Lakes, drive up into the mountain ranges and right down into the valleys below for a truly beautiful look at the many diverse landscapes of this corner of Australia. (more…)

Vivid Sydney – a festival through May and June

If you’re visiting Australia during the end of May, you may be interested in the Vivid Sydney festival which takes place until 9 June 2014. It’s a festival of light and music, which sees the city transformed by colourful displays and performances.

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Prince William and Kate’s visit Down Under set to boost tourism

It’s been reported that the recent trip to Australia and New Zealand by Prince William and Kate will attract tens of millions of dollars with a boost of visitors to the country.

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Exploring Aboriginal Australia

if you’re visiting Australia, one of the things you simply must enjoy and appreciate is the country’s Aboriginal heritage. Many of the main attractions and sights Down Under have Aboriginal roots, and if you’re a history buff you must add seeing some of the culture’s relics and landmarks to your list of things to do.
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Running tours down under

A running tour is the ideal way to see Australia in a way that you may not have ever thought of before. If you’re an avid runner and want to combine your passion with your holiday, then a running tour can be the ideal way to do this.
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A guide to touring the Outback

The Outback of Australia is the most thrilling, desolate and wild place in Australia. It’s home to an array of breathtaking natural wonders, roaming wildlife, and miles and miles of serene desert.
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A guide to The Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival

This year, from 27 June to 6 July, the Vision Splendid film festival will take place in the remote small town of Winton in Queensland.
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Melbourne Fringe Festival taking place next month

The independent arts festival, Melbourne Fringe takes place from the 18th September to the 6th October, offering a range of different forms including comedy, music, circus and dance.

The events will take place in a myriad of different venues across the cities from tiny bars to high-profile locations. Full details of the line-up is expected to be revealed on the 7th August, but highlights from last year included an opera based on the re-enactment of the British colonisation of Australia, a performance of Sylvia Plath’s work, and a party celebrating 30 years independent art in Melbourne. (more…)