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The ultimate Australia travel bucket list [INFOGRAPHIC]

THERE IS SO much one can do while traveling around Australia that a travel bucket list for checking out all the great things about Down Under can …

Byron Bay Airbnbs You'll Want to Stay in Long After Splendour

Much like Coachella, the annual Splendour in the Grass festival always manages to spark a renewed interest in Byron Bay. Not that the coastal town, …

Where to find Sydney's best beaches

Sydney is one of the world’s luckiest cities when it comes to beaches literally on its doorstep. There are harbour beaches where toddlers can paddle as well as challenging surf breaks best accessed from rocky headlands – but in the height of summer Sydney’s city beaches can get busy. Here are our …

Why Is Greenland an Island and Australia a Continent

Today I Found Out host Simon Whistler explains why Greenland is considered an island, while Australia is classified as a continent. Greenland is the …

Exploring NSW Grand Pacific Drive | Plan the Best Trip to Sydney

'Drowned Apostles' discovered alongside Australia's iconic 12 Apostles

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Massive underwater limestone towers have been found in line with Australia’s famous ‘12 Apostle’ ocean rock formations, in a surprise discovery that scientists said was previously thought impossible.<p>View of a portion of the ocean rock formations known as the '12 Apostles' at Port …

Airlie Beach lifts its game

<b>Airlie Beach At A Glance</b><p><b>Why go?</b><p>Most people use Airlie Beach, between Mackay and Townsville, as a base to explore the Whitsundays, 74 islands in the …

What to Do in Melbourne - Highlights of Melbourne, Australia

Looking for tips on <b>what to do in Melbourne?</b><p>As part of our <i>city guides</i> series, we interviewed Steve Davidson who has lived in Melbourne for almost 12 …

Best Beaches in Australia - Travel Pinspiration

This weeks Travel Pinspiration is <b>best beaches in Australia.</b><p>Travel Pinspiration is when we share amazing photos that we PIN to our Pinterest boards to …

Top 10 budget restaurants in Perth

Five Bar<p>A top-notch craft beer selection and a menu stretching from light bites to hefty plates is a dangerous proposition. Lunches here are invariably leisurely. A mix of influences put a pulled pork Bahn Mi (A$13, £7.15) alongside the Reuben sandwich (A$17, £9.30), built with a crunchy round of …

Australia's Hidden Gem: Rottnest Island

It's pretty easy to find yourself jealous of Australians when you find places like Rottnest Island.<p>Letting your mind wander to beautiful sunny beaches with attractive men surfing and saying "G'day mate" could become something of a hobby. Especially when you find a gem of a place like Rottnest …

Tim Winton on Albany, Western Australia

<b>Albany is a chronically underrated city</b>. It was the first European settlement in Western Australia and should have been the capital, but was annexed by the British in 1791. It's physically lovely, with the best natural harbour in Australia outside Sydney and lots of remnants of Victorian …

Discovering Darwin, Australia on a Hop-on Hop-off Bus

The sleek Ghan train was my conveyance from Alice Springs to Darwin, Australia this past fall. The 24-hour ride was the last stop on the trek up through the Northern Territory. I disembarked refreshed at the train station perched in the city at the top of the sprawling continent.<p>During the walk …

Northern Territory

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Western Australia

Western Australia takes up one-third of the size of Australia, yet is one of the country’s least visited states. It’s a surprising statistic, considering that it has some of the most diverse and spectacular landscapes that the continent has to offer. Here are nine reasons why Western Australia …

How to Speak Australian: Slang for Beginners

Covering everything from food to fashion to basic greetings, here’s a quick lesson on Australian slang.<p><i>G’day, mate!</i> Every education in Australian slang starts here—with a riff on “Hello, friend!”, though it's more of a stereotype now than a common greeting. However, its abbreviation (short for …

Our second image from this week-end's #lpInstaTakover with @jacob. - 'Nearing the end of our road trip in #Australia brought us to the Gold Coast. The real highlight for me was the incredible views from the #SkyPointTower! Here's a shot from an amazing sunset we watched.' - Jacob - Two more images to come from Jacob this week-end.

Lleyton Hewitt's Melbourne: My Kind of Town

<b>Why Melbourne?</b><p>I grew up in a sporting family and to me Melbourne is the centre of the world for sport, as home to the Australian Open, Australian football, and the country’s largest soccer and cricket stadium, the Melbourne Cricket Ground (0061 3 9657 8888; mcg.org.au). Tourists in Melbourne are …

Broome’s history in a pearl shell

Quirky, multicultural and remote – Broome lives up to its reputation. Thanks to its indigenous heritage and extraordinary past as a cyclone-prone pearling centre and WWII target, it is like no other town in Australia. To get the best out of Broome dip into its distinct areas – Chinatown, Old Broome …

Storms, sharks and sheep … a trip up Western Australia’s Ningaloo coast

Driving up Australia’s remote west coast to the huge sheep station of Gnaraloo, Kevin Rushby goes in search of the other great barrier reef – while dodging Cyclone Quang<p>The tarmac ended as night fell. I’d driven 700 miles north from Perth, seeing the landscape change subtly and slowly: white sand …

The surfer town of Byron Bay, Australia: a swell place to hang out

The six-time world surf champion <b>Stephanie Gilmore</b> loves the beaches at Byron Bay but says the fashion, food and music scenes in Australia’s most famous surf town are great, too<p><b>When I was a kid, Byron was all about packing the tent and surfboards into our VW Combi vans</b> and setting up at First Sun …

20 Ways to Experience Sydney for Less Than $50

In 2015, Sydney was named one of the most expensive cities in the world. For travelers, this means that prices for activities, accommodation and food are often quite high compared to other destinations. Yet it's quite possible to experience Sydney cheaply.<p>The beautiful Bondi to Coogee coastal …

Hyde Park

48 hours in Mackay, north Queensland – where to go, what to do

With the mining boom waning, the Australian city that once boasted the highest per-capita Harley-Davidson motorbikes, breast implants and tattoo sales is now facing the doldrums. The Harleys are for sale on eBay. Not much can be done about the implants or the tattoos. And Mackay – one of the hubs …

Australia’s Great Ocean Road

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>A mob of kangaroos grazes in a chilly pasture, then flees in front of an approaching pickup truck. The herd looks like a bunch of deer on pogo sticks.<p>The scene is unfolding outside the ecolodge window I’m peering from on this early winter morning in August. It’s my second …

National Parks

Coastal Wilderness on the Sapphire Coast - Eden

Autumn in Eden is stunning. Our sapphire blue waters are still warm, the weather is agreeable and our secluded coastal wilderness is yours to …

7 ways to experience Sydney Harbour | CNN Travel

Holiday travel video guide for Townsville, Queensland Australia