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The best Australian road trips

Whether you’re a home grown Aussie or hail from across the seas, there’s no denying that this great country offers some extraordinary sights and …

20 free things to do in Sydney

You don't need a fat wallet to enjoy the glamour and chic of Sydney. These 20 attractions, activities and icons won't cost you a cent.<p><b>Take the Bondi to Coogee Walk</b><p>One of the most spectacular walks and coastlines you could hope to see, this route takes in some of Sydney’s most iconic beaches. In …

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 …

National Parks

Eastern Australia’s tropical haven

Helicopters, snorkelling and a 50m crane allow visitors to experience the sights and sounds of the country’s glorious coast from every angle.


Top 10 Australian beaches: readers' travel tips

WINNING TIP: Hellfire Bay, Cape le Grand, Western Australia<p>Cape Le Grand is 50km from the nearest town, Esperance, which is itself a long way from anywhere, but that's WA for you), so you'll have to make an effort to get here. But once you've driven through the spectacular national park, dotted …

Worth the Drive: 3 Quick Trips From Melbourne, Australia

Even as a skeptical traveller eager to avoid crowds, I can say that each destination from Melbourne is more fulfilling than the next. In just one month, I visited all of the top three day trips, some of them, twice.<p>In just one month, I tagged along with visiting family members on all of the top …

Phillip Island

A road trip toward holiday nirvana

Kate Armstrong takes on one of the world’s most iconic road trips, reliving memories of coconut oil aromas and honouring the soldiers for whom the route was built.<p>Between 1919 and 1932, 3,000 returned Australian WWI soldiers and sailors toiled with picks, shovels and carts to complete a daunting …

National Parks

Top 10 best cycling trips in Australia

For many Australians, thoughts of cycling trips conjure up only foreign images - French vineyards, Tuscan hills, Cuban beaches - but there are roads …

Australia's 13 Most Beautiful Islands

Thanks to the drop in the Australian dollar and the beginning of summer in the southern hemisphere, now is the time to plan travel to the exotic islands around Australia. Here are a few of our favorites.<p>Kangaroo Island, South Australia<p>Cocos Keeling Islands, Indian Ocean<p>Shark Island, New South Wales

Eight great walks in Australia

If you truly want to appreciate a spectacular landscape, <b>walking holidays</b>are a great way to go. Here are some of Australia's best:<p><b>Bibbulman Track, Western Australia</b><p>Western Australia’s signature long-distance bush walk, the Bibbulman stretches over 620-miles from Perth’s Darling Ranges to Albany on …

18 Ways To Get Up Close To Animals In Australia

Everyone deserves a quokka selfie.