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The road to Geelong and all its tasty treats

Geelong and its surrounding areas are home to loads of travel attractions for people looking at a short drive from Melbourne. Rich pickings await those keen to immerse themselves in the city’s history and heritage, its cultural precincts, its gardens, its high quality and wide ranging local produce, its dining and café culture, its bright, busy and extensive retail centres, and many entertainment options.
No.1 Werribee
Head to the Werribee Mansion and Werribee Open Range Zoo. Werribee Mansion is a living, breathing postcard of 19th century Australia. Built by wealthy sheep farmers in 1877, the building features Italianate-style architecture and […]


Five free camping grounds in South Australia

Consider visiting one of these free camping grounds in South Australia and before heading to a free campsite, make sure you check booking requirements and what facilities are available. These camping sites are often filled on a first-come first serve basis because of their popularity – and campers love these sites for good reason, too.
Long Beach
Claim your own little stretch of white, sandy beach for free. Long Beach is 100 km long, running from Kingston to the Murray Mouth. Fishermen say Long Beach is one of Australia’s best surf fishing destinations, yet it’s also a great spot for […]


7 ways to escape to Adelaide for a weekend away

Adelaide’s a gorgeous city, with a blend of historic and modern architecture, sandy beaches and scenic trails. Explore them all in a weekend away in Adelaide.
Mt Lofty
Just 20 minutes from Adelaide’s CBD, the Mt Lofty Summit attracts more than 350,000 visitors each year. The peak offers panoramic views of Adelaide’s coast and city skyline and is the perfect stop on a clear, sunny day. The summit also has a gift shop and interactive touch screens which tell you more about the summit and nearby tourist attractions.
Only 10km from Adelaide’s CBD, Glenelg is famous for it’s white […]


5 celebrity chef restaurants in Sydney

Book a table at one of Sydney’s celebrity chef restaurants where you’ll encounter scrumptious dishes, superb service and a well satisfied tummy. Here are some of the best celebrity chef restaurants in Sydney.
Rockpool Bar and Grill with Neil Perry
Neil Perry is one of Australia’s most influential chefs, appearing on Foxtel, LifeStyle Food channels in Australia and BBC2 in Britain. Rockpool Bar and Grill in Sydney is located in an American style art deco skyscraper. The restaurant is known for its “perfect” steak, with the menu offering many beef dishes as well as pasta, wood fired grill, and seafood cooked […]


Celebrity chef Brisbane restaurants for the ultimate foodie experience

Brisbane’s food scene is seriously stepping up to become as much a drawcard as its sweet sunshine. There’s diversity and first-rate quality being dished up and suddenly Melbourne and Sydney can’t lay claim so boldly with bragging rights as the standouts on the gastronomical front in Oz. What’s the buzz in Brisbane? All sorts of things. They include big and bold pub grubbin’, burger joints galore, Asian sensations, and anything that’s raw and organic. But it’s the fine dining where Brisbane is setting tongues wagging for more reasons than one, raising the bar in the process and carving a reputation […]


Five incredible Aboriginal cultural experiences around Australia

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Australia is thriving with Indigenous cultural experience tours. Here are five Aboriginal cultural experiences that will change your perception of this great southern land and teach you about the culture of Australia’s First People.
Tiwi Islands, NT
The Tiwi Island’s pristine beaches are located 80 km north of Darwin. The indigenous people who inhabit the island are famous for their artwork, their love of footy and for welcoming visitors. Spend at least one day exploring Bathurst Island and the area’s museums. A full-day tour is also enough time to learn about Tiwi ‘Dreamtime’ stories. You can also spend morning tea with […]


7 reasons to stop on a Melbourne to Sydney road trip

Driving from Melbourne to Sydney will take at least 8.5 hours, so why not  stop by one of the many gorgeous towns or cities along the way? You can take the Hume Highway through central and northeast Victoria or drive along the Princes and Monaro Highways through southern and eastern Victoria. 
Try these seven places on a Melbourne to Sydney road trip. 
Bright (pictured)

You may have to detour about an hour from M31 but the lovely town of Bright is well worth it. Situated along one of Victoria’s most scenic drives, the Great Alpine Road, Bright is famous for being […]


Best markets in Sydney

Sydney is as good as it gets as a shopping destination. But sometimes it pays to venture out of the department stores and warehouse factories and into Sydney’s many different street markets to bag yourself some great bargains.
Here are some of Sydney’s best markets.
Finders Keepers Markets
An indie market which includes hundreds of designers and artists, showing the best in indie fashion, art and design. With over 150 unique stalls, the Finders Keepers Markets are much loved by Sydney-siders and have grown every year.
Bondi Markets (pictured)

One of Sydney’s best markets is located right on Bondi Beach, […]


The ultimate itinerary for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival

THOUSANDS of Mardi Gras merrymakers will travel to Sydney to participate, celebrate or spectate at the annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival, culminating in the world-famous Oxford St Parade on March 7.
The annual Mardi Gras attracts more than 25,000 interstate and overseas attendees to take part in some of the Festival’s month-long series of events than range from Fair Day to theatre, from drama to drag shows. More than 130,000 spectators, family and friends will cheer on 10,000 participants when the annual Mardi Gras Parade weaves its way down Oxford St.
As well as enjoying the festival, […]


Nature’s best in Western Australia – five unmissable natural attractions

SO you’ve jumped in a Perth car rental for an adventure in Western Australia. The problem is, you’ve just lobbed in Australia’s biggest state, with an area of more than 2,500,000sq/km, a 12,500km coastline and spanning 2400km from north to south.
For an entire state being a third the size of a large continent, quite simply you’ve got to know where to go and we’ve hand-picked five unmissable natural attractions while you’re on the road in WA.
1. Cable Beach (pictured, photo James Morgan)

Could there be a better way to catch a sunset than by cruising along on […]