Australia

Australia Travel Guide

Australia is an incredibly diverse island, continent, and country- both culturally and geographically speaking. The widely recognized “Outback” takes up the center of the giant island, but most other areas contain everything from rainforests, to mountains and canyons, to world-famous beaches. Nearly all of Australia’s population lives within 50 miles of the coastline. As a former [penal colony, the country is now a mixture of modern cosmopolitan culture and ancient Aboriginal traditions. The cities of Perth, Melbourne, and Sydney are scenic and thriving melting pots. The country itself deserves many trips of discovery, or at least a two-week hiatus to explore some of its key places.

Things Not to Miss in Australia

A visit to Australia guarantees fantastic sightseeing, nightlife, and adventurous experiences to remember forever. This Australia travel guide will give you tips to do so. Some key sites:

• Samurai Beach bungalows in New South Wales
 • Bondi Beach in Sydney
 • The Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne
 • Sydney Opera House
 • St. Kilda Foreshore in Melbourne
 • The Stirling Hotel

When to Go to Australia

The best time for Australia travel is between mid-April to late August, when airfares are the lowest. Although the peak travel season in the most popular parts of Australia is during their winter, the most pleasant time to travel to Australia is from April through September. Daytime temperatures are warm, and it rarely rains. September and October are ideal, when the warmth is sufficient to shield you on the beach in the southern states and the wildflowers of Western Australia are in bloom.

Articles about Australia

Having a local show you the sights is always a good idea. So it makes sense that a sea turtle's Great Barrier Reef tour is quite possibly the best underwater experience you can see. Dr. Ian Bell of the QLD Department of Environment & Heritage Prot...
Tomorrow marks 40 years since the world first witnessed the blood-curdling opening scene of Spielberg’s 1975 blockbuster thriller, Jaws—a clip made even more terrifying by the now-iconic, John Williams–composed theme song. Film, shark, ocean, and ...
Tomorrow marks 40 years since the world first witnessed the blood-curdling opening scene of Spielberg’s 1975 blockbuster thriller, Jaws—a clip made even more terrifying by the now-iconic, John Williams–composed theme song. Film, shark, ocean, and ...
June 1st marked a very important day for shark aficionados around the world: the 40th anniversary of the shark attack blockbuster, JAWS. The moviemakers may have celebrated by re-releasing the movie in theaters around the nation, but true shark fi...
Johnny Depp may face up to 10 years in jail or maximum fines of around $262K for illegally bringing his dogs, Pistol and Boo, with him to Australia to film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Depp landed in the country via private je...
In 2009, some venerable producers got together and formed an association called Australia’s First Families of Wine. It includes some of the country’s oldest and best wineries. This month they are on a North American tour, spreading the gospel of g...
The land down under is on nearly every traveler’s bucket list, and for good reason. It’s got dynamic cities, natural landscapes of mythical proportions, beaches, and a thriving arts scene. It’s also got koalas and kangaroos. Join us for this week’...
In the dim, industrial depths of Brisbane’s Powerhouse arts center, a crowd of bronzed socialites and well-heeled art fans shuffled around a cotton-candy-pink neon electric chair, part of a collaborative design-art show. “It’s called BarbieQue,” s...
Saturday’s season premiere of travel/cooking show Avec Eric promises, above all else, further proof of the boons gleaned from adventure. The Season 3 teaser is a delightful whiplash, wherein kangaroos, cephalopod tentacles, and long, open roads bl...
For Radmila Karlić, a day’s work means leading her dogs into the dense Motovun forest of Istria, Croatia, to hunt for truffles. She carries a small shovel, ready to dig up the edible treasures the dogs sniff at the roots of the towering oak trees....