Travel blog - Australia

Travel blog - Australia

Cockatoos on Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island: Queensland’s Answer to Jurassic Park

I visited Hamilton Island for the first time in March this year, based solely on the recommendation of my Flight Centre Travel Consultant. Deciding to keep it all a surprise, I did ZERO Googling befor...
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Snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef: Sea vs Air

The Great Barrier Reef is quite simply one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world. But what’s the best way to see this incredible phenomenon – bird’s-eye view or beneath the waves? I dec...
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Cockatoo on the balcony Reef View Hotel Nadia Williams

4 Animal Encounters on Hamilton Island, Queensland

One of the most amazing things about Queensland's Hamilton Island is its wondrous array of wildlife (for the nature lovers among you, this is definitely the place to get your David Attenborough o...
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Knox Gorge Karijini National Park

The Gorges of Karijini National Park

Karijini National Park is one of Australia’s best kept secrets, a raw, isolated and untouched world of red rocks, spectacular gorges and natural swimming pools. Found in the heart of the remote Pilbar...
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Man made beach in Brisbane

How To Spend 48 Hours In Brisbane

When planning a trip to Australia’s East Coast, Brisbane tends to be cast to the role of the oft-forgotten, somewhat ugly step sister, devoid of things to do and lacking in landmarks like the Sydney O...
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Brunch

A Foodie's Guide to Cairns

Queensland’s tropical north capital, Cairns, is known by many as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef--the meeting point of two World Heritage places: the world’s oldest rainforest, the Daintree Rain...
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How to Spend 3 Days in Sydney

Soaking in the stunning view of Bondi Icebergs Pool (image: Lauren Burvill)   If, like me, perfect to you is a big city vibe with golden beaches at your fingertips, then Sydney is your bliss. Austra...
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Cockatoo Dwayne Blee

7 Reasons to Drive the Great Ocean Road

With spectacular views, winding roads, inland rainforests and beautiful beaches, this 151-mile drive Victorian Drive packs a punch on a small scale (by Australian standards!) Here's what to expec...
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Babka full English breakfast Nadia Williams

Top 3 Spots for Brunch in Melbourne (Fitzroy & Collingwood)

One of the first things I noticed upon wandering the neighbouring districts of Fitzroy and Collingwood (besides their clear love of spray-paint cans) was that these guys love to eat. Even more excitin...
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Shark Bay Western Australia

8 Reasons to Visit Shark Bay, Western Australia

Long before Captain Cook made landfall at Botany Bay on the east coast of Australia, Dutch explorers had already landed far in the west, at a remote and isolated place that would later become known as...
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Melbourne South Bank

A Local's Guide to Melbourne

Earlier this year I took a work trip down to Melbourne for a month and was #blessed by the cultural metropolis that is both unique and eclectic. You have undoubtedly heard of Melbourne; the cultural m...
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Why We Love Travelling with our Mums

Travelling with a partner comes easy. Travelling with friends is fun. But travelling with your mum is special. A fleeting chance to relive your childhood and get to know more about the woman in your l...
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