Australia

Travel guides and tips for Australia, including where to go, things to do, good things to eat and stories about Sydney, Melbourne, Darwin, Uluru, Perth and lots more!

3 Cool Boutique Hotels in Byron Bay

Byron Bay is popular and hotel prices can start to get crazy. But it's a great place to splurge for a special night away and even mid-priced options will have coastal charm.

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Bite into Byron: Where to Eat in Byron Bay

Byron Bay has a plethora of great food options, but if you're watching your budget, be cautious - it's expensive!

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5 Top Things to Do in Byron Bay

There's so much to do in Byron Bay, you could stay a week and barely get going. But if you've only got a day or two, you can still hit some highlights.

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Review of Vali Byron Hotel, Byron Bay, Australia

A chill beach town with a busy retro vibe. Byron Bay has a lot to offer - is Vali Byron the hotel where you should stay? Read my honest account.

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How to use the Airport Link to Sydney Airport

Of the three main ways to get to Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport SYD (taxi, bus & train), the Airport Link is the easiest and fastest. Where to get Sydney Airport Link Leaving from Sydney Airport ...

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How to get to Byron Bay from Ballina Byron Gateway Airport

There are two main airports for Byron Bay: Ballina BNK and Gold Coast OOL. Given a straight choice, a lot of people use Ballina Byron Gateway Airport as it’s slightly closer to Byron Bay. Plus ...

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Perth Solo Travel Guide

Perth is the sun-soaked capital of Western Australia, established where the Swan River meets the Indian Ocean. The traditional owners of this land are the Whadjuk Nyoongar people. The modern city is known for pristine ...

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Darwin Solo Travel Guide

A trip to Darwin brings you to the heart of Australia’s “Top End” and the capital of Australia’s Northern Territory. The city and territory bring together a mix of eclectic cultures, the rich Aboriginal history ...

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Australia Solo Travel Guide

G’day! Australia is such a fantastic place, known for its abundant natural and cultural treasures that cater to just about everyone. It’s a great place to go as a solo traveler, digital nomad or take ...

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The 5 Best Hotels in Darwin

Darwin is the biggest city in the Northern Territory and it’s a great jumping off point for trips and tours in the Top End. It has a laid-back, country town vibe with tasty restaurants and ...

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Australia-UK Working Visa Regulations (July 2023)

The UK and Australia have changed the restrictions around their Working Holiday Visas available to young people from each country. The Visa changes could affect a big group of people who want to travel and ...

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Qantas Explorer Itinerary & Pricing

Some readers were curious to know how I put together my Qantas Explorer Itinerary for Australia and how the costs work out. If you haven’t read my general guide to Qantas Explorer yet, it’s worth ...

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Review: Rydges Darwin Central Hotel

The 4-star Rydges Darwin Central has a prime position in the CBD and is within walking distance of most downtown shops and restaurants. I stayed for three nights to get to know the Top End ...

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Explore Australia & NZ with Qantas Explorer

What is Qantas Explorer? Qantas Explorer is a special type of multi-city airline ticket that allows international travelers to explore over 100 destinations in Australia and New Zealand. This gives tourists the chance to craft ...

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Top 5 Places to Stopover en route to Australia or NZ in 2023

Stopovers en route to Australia: Are you planning to fly from Europe to Australia or New Zealand? This advice will help you no matter where you’re starting from, be it London, Amsterdam or Frankfurt. Which ...

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Qantas QF10 at Perth Airport Western Australia - Photo copyright of Patrick Hughes 2019

Best way to fly to Australia from UK or Ireland

What is the best way to fly to Australia from the UK or Ireland? Here’s the short answer: you can fly direct to the West coast, or do a ‘touchdown’ stopover to just get there, ...

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Hains & Co, Adelaide: refreshing spot for drinks

Here’s a quickie post! Just before meeting my old chum, Toby, on our visit to Apothecary in Adelaide, we arranged to meet up for a beveranda at a hip and happening bar in a formerly ...

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Apothecary, Adelaide: fresh take on Australian cuisine

Adelaide, South Australia, is a place I knew little of until a visit in 2019. A friend, Toby Gilbert, a fellow singer in Irish supergroup Anúna had moved there with his family. I got to ...

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