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

Dubbed as the "world's biggest selfie service," GIGA Selfie hopes to be Australia's next biggest tourist attraction. Biggest is the operative word here, considering the actual service just calls for the selfie subject to stand at a designated spot...
HotelTonight has introduced what may be the best reason to buy a last-minute ticket to Australia. The last-minute booking app is offering up a once-in-a-lifetime deal on a secret stay in one of Australia's most beautiful locations. The Spontaneity...
A British man trying to take a shortcut through the bush back to his camp soon found himself lost in Jardine National Park in north Queensland, Australia, and was only rescued after he wrote for help in the sand. The man, Geoff Keys, wrote on h...
At the elegant, 50-seat restaurant Juni in Manhattan, Shaun Hergatt presides over whimsical, multi-course tasting menus—a type of cuisine that’s very different from what he grew up eating in Cairns, Australia, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef...
A humpback sighted off the coast of Queensland might not be the famous Migaloo like everyone thought it was, but it's still a sight to be seen. A white humpback whale made an appearance earlier today and was spotted a by a local news station's hel...
For the next week, Canberra International Airport in Australia will be showing off a few new colors. To show support for equal marriage and an upcoming bill that's expected to be introduced to the House of Representatives within the next two weeks...
The Epic Freak Milkshakes from Pâtissez are exactly like they sound—completely over-the-top confections featuring some of the sweetest ingredients around the world. Milkshake fans have recently taken to Instagram to share the creations to all who ...
Some people head to specific destinations on the hunt for the perfect vacation photo op. Others have a different way to commemorate their journey. Derek Muler—creator of the science-focused Veritasium YouTube channel—recently took a trip to Gordon...
One sparkling afternoon in the South Australian city of Adelaide, I headed to the just-opened Africola restaurant to tuck in to a plate of bunny chow. Originally invented by Indian migrant workers in Durban, South Africa, bunny chow consists of a ...
One sparkling afternoon in the South Australian city of Adelaide, I headed to the just-opened Africola restaurant to tuck in to a plate of bunny chow. Originally invented by Indian migrant workers in Durban, South Africa, bunny chow consists of a ...