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L I G H T - S E E K E R S<p>[The shooting of Land & Seascapes]. The glorious 'Golden Hour' of morning or evening, is, it is generally accepted, the time …

Victoria - First Impressions

Having just moved from Sydney to a small town in the Gippsland region of Victoria, about an hour from Melbourne, I have been surprised by the …

Starting in the Middle of My Journey

It might seem strange that I'm starting this blog in the middle of my journey, but that's where I am today. Originally from the UK, my Australian …

Lonely Planet's guide to the Very Big Things of Australia

Big is Australia's middle name. It's the world's largest island, home to the world's biggest monolith (maybe) and where you can see the...Big Banana. If you thought things were big in Texas, wait until you discover Australia’s fascination for all things elephantine and concrete. Why not take a road …

How to cope with Australia's scary wildlife

The irresistible fauna and flora of Australia draw visitors in droves, but some of the local wildlife sends us running for cover. If you're inspired to travel in Oz, keep an eye on the local critters with these tips from <i>Lonely Planet Magazine</i>.<p>Snakes<p>Uniquely, Australia has more venomous than …

Watching Australia's wildlife

Wildlife is one of Australia’s top selling points, and justifiably so. A network of national parks, state forests and reserves is home to unique and fascinating native fauna, and although many of the furry mammals are nocturnal, during the daylight the birdlife is vibrant, noisy and colourful.<p>If …

Planning a trip to Australia: what you need to know

Book your flights: 2012 is shaping up as a bumper year to visit Australia. A slew of music festivals (Big Day Out, Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay Bluesfest) will feature arena-filling acts like Kanye West, Soundgarden, Steve Earle and Kasabian. And don't miss the touring Picasso exhibition at …

Living on the edge: the wildlife of southwestern Australia

Many of Australia’s mammals share a somewhat inconvenient trait for wildlife watchers - they’re nocturnal. So three cheers for the endangered numbat: it’s one of few that’s out and about during daylight hours, if you know where to look. The place to start looking - for these and for other endemic …

Five of Australia's treasured islands

Ah, Australia. Partying the night away amid the bright lights of Sydney. Exploring the undersea extravaganza of the Great Barrier Reef. Watching the sun rise over wind-sculpted Uluru. A visit Down Under is never short of do-before-you-die moments.<p>But did you know that there’s a whole lot more to Oz …

How to be an Aussie beach bum

When it comes to hanging out at the beach, Aussies have a few unwritten 'rules' of behaviour. To make the most of your visit Down Under, and do a convincing impression of a bona fide Aussie beach bum, here are some helpful pointers:<p>Beach etiquette<p>The most important rule: always head to the edge of …

The best beaches in Australia

With more than 10,000 beaches around its shores, Australia leads the way when it comes to incredible sand and surf. Some beaches are playgrounds for marine and other wildlife, and the most beautiful beaches are so expansive or remote that you don't have to fight for towel space. Here's an …