Australia

Tips and Articles in Australia

(51) Zimbabwe 14 days of hiking and canoeing Looking for a safari, but don't want to spend all your time in a Range Rover?Geo Expeditions now offers an active adventure in one of Africa's richest wildlife areas. During guided bush walks, you'll se...
(46) China The year of the bunny slope You've tied up the yak, claimed a spot near the yurt's potbellied stove, and are happily slurping a bowl of mutton stew. Not your typical après-ski. But in China, the latest ski and snowboard frontier, this i...
(01)Haggerstone IslandFar away in Australia So you want to escape civilization and flee to that mythical undiscovered beach, a place where it's just you, the sand, and the sea (okay, and a nice meal after a sunbaked day)?Well, we've found it, but...
"Oh, you'll like it up there," the policeman said politely after handing my companion an $80 ticket for doing 77 kilometers per hour (48 mph) in a 60-kilometer zone. "Lovely wine," he added. After commending her for keeping to the left side of the...
If Australia has anything approximating a European city, then Melbourne is it, with the charm of a small town and the hedonism of a modern metropolis. Growing up there, I took for granted all the things that it offers in spades: fashion-forward bo...
With a third of the world's coral and more than 1,500 species of fish, Australia's Great Barrier Reef is one of the most biodiverse areas on the planet. So when Cairns-based Sunlover Cruises announced in February a plan to construct a freestanding...
The latest train trips give you plenty of reasons to get on board. India's Deccan Odyssey (800/824-6342; www.deccan-odyssey-india.com; from $350 a night per person) comes with every amenity imaginable—including a spa car. Now there's no excuse for...
Celebrating Australia's centenary with flamboyant colors and more curves than a boomerang, the long-awaited National Museum of Australia has opened in Canberra, the nation's capital. Outside, a red metal loop that roller-coasters up from the entra...
When I was a boy there was only one hard-top road in the whole of Australia's remote Northern Territory: the Stuart Highway, known locally as "the Track." The Track runs a thousand miles from Darwin on the northcoast of the continent to Alice Spri...
Edited by Amy Farley We partnered with Conservation International to develop a comprehensive green-hotel assessment test to learn what properties around the world are doing to conserve water and energy, eliminate waste, and support their local ha...
In the historic Sullivan's Cove neighborhood of Hobart, Australia's second-oldest city, four 19th-century sandstone warehouses have been transformed into a fashionable new project: the Henry Jones Art Hotel. Local hotelier Flora de Kantzow conceiv...
Want to sightsee the Michael Phelps way?The British outfit SwimTrek (44-208/696-0764; www.swimtrek.com; six-day trips from $889), which conducts group tours that substitute breaststrokes for buses, now offers aquatic journeys around the Great Barr...
When I lived in Sydney, arguably Australia's most worldly city, I was less impressed by its skyscrapers and cafés than I was by the miles of coastal beaches and national parks at its fringes. I sought out bits of ecological wonder—a drive along th...
See our slideshow of 10 of the Coolest Underground Travel Spots. While walking in the West Virginia woods in 1978, Dr. Robert Conte saw something that made him stop in his tracks: an aluminum door between green cement walls. With an ominous feeli...
To toast the New Year—and with it, dreams of an improved you—we've come up with a few suggestions, at home and on the road. —Lauren David Peden 1 LOSE WEIGHT Put down that eggnog and kick-start your fitness routine with a state-of-the-art spa ...