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

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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 ...
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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...
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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 ...
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