Melbourne City Shops

One thing you need to know is that Australians are fairly eco-conscious. As such, they do not like wasting plastic bags. You will gain mega points (along with more favourable bargaining power) if you break down and buy a few cloth shopping bags in which to put your purchases. Besides, these bags usually have handles…

Mount Kosciuszko

Mount Kosciuszko is a mountain located in the Snowy Mountains in Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales. With a height of 2,228 metres (7,310 ft) above sea level, it is the highest mountain on the Australian continent (i.e., not including its external territories). It was named by the Polish explorer Paul Edmund Strzelecki in 1840,…

Kimberley

The Kimberley region is located in the northern part of Western Australia, extending from Broome in the west to Kununurra and Lake Argyle in the east, from the sea to a bit south of the main Great Northern Highway (Route 1). It covers about 421,000 square kilometres — slightly larger than Japan and much larger…

Freycinet National Park / Wineglass Bay

Wineglass Bay, on Tasmania’s Freycinet Peninsula, is considered one of the top ten beaches in the world. This flawless crescent of dazzling white sand and sapphire-coloured sea set against pink and grey granite peaks is one of Australia’s most beautiful natural environments. It’s the perfect location for fishing, sailing, bushwalking, sea kayaking, rock-climbing, or simply…

Uluru / Ayers Rock

Uluru also known as Ayers Rock and officially gazetted as Uluru / Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory in central Australia. It lies 335 km (208 mi) south west of the nearest large town, Alice Springs, 450 km (280 mi) by road. Kata Tjuta and…

Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park is located within the Alligator Rivers Region of the Northern Territory of Australia. It covers an area of 19,804 km2 (7,646 sq mi), extending nearly 200 kilometres from north to south and over 100 kilometres from east to west. It is the size of Slovenia, about one-third the size of Tasmania, or…

Daintree Rainforest (Queensland)

The Wet Tropics World Heritage Area stretches from about 200 kilometres north of Cairns to some 300 kilometres south. About 3,000 plant species from 210 families are found in the Wet Tropics. Twelve out of the world’s 19 families of primitive flowering plants grow here and within these families, there are at least 50 species…

Fraser Island (Queensland)

Fraser Island is a unique part of the Fraser Coast region, and its unusual formation of sand and rainforest make it a special source of adventure for visitors to explore. Although well known among fisherman and 4WD enthusiasts, it is the history and Aboriginal heritage that gives Fraser Island its individual character, expressed through wonderful…

Byron Bay, New South Wales

Byron Bay is a beachside town located in the far-northeastern corner of the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is located 772 kilometres (480 mi) north of Sydney and 165 kilometres (103 mi) south of Brisbane. Cape Byron, a headland adjacent to the town, is the easternmost point of mainland Australia. At the 2006…