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If you are planning to visit Australia you have come to the right place for Australian tourism. There is much for the tourists in Australia to do and Australian attractions include climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge in an attractive grey jumpsuit. Or join the 2 million Australian tourists who visit the Great Barrier Reef. This is one mind-blowing experience, and truly one of the natural wonders of the world. All of this is the best Australia travel guide. Do use the Australia travel search above or the site map to find complete Australian information.

Australian accommodation is plentiful and cheap. From house swap holidays to hotels and backpacker hostels the standards are good. If you need accommodation in Melbourne have a look at this Melbourne Accommodation, some great deals can be had.

Australian restaurants and food are excellent, with great steaks and fresh fish often cooked beachside on the “barbie” or grill. Try ordering “bush tucker” in a restaurant; a platter of smoked emu, crocodile, and kangaroo. Crocodile meat tastes like white fishy chicken and kangaroo is a tender lean red meat. Many restaurants are BYO, and what a great idea that is. Visit the local bottle shop to pick up a bottle of delicious Australian wine, and have the restaurant open and pour it for you. It keeps the food bill down so you can spend more on some great trips exploring the amazing tourist destinations in the cities of Australia.

Australian Destinations

Australia has lots of places to visit and we list them all. From the top (literally!) there is Darwin, known for its National Parks such as Kakadu, and its aboriginal art. This is the nearest town to the awesome Uluru (Ayer’s Rock), an impressive 1142-foot-high sandstone formation, renowned for its vivid red colors at sunrise and sunset; remote, but well worth the visit. Over on the East Coast is Cairns, the gateway to the magnificent Great Barrier Reef, and notably where two wonders of the world converge; the tropical rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. It is also a great center for sport fishing, shopping, touring botanical gardens and museums as well as riding on the old railway to Kuranda. Return by Skyrail, if you dare, high above the tropical rainforest.

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Visit Brisbane : Travel tips for what to see and do

The rich cultural blend inherited from its many neighborhoods, the subtropical relaxing climate and smooth curvature details of Brisbane River leave out an appealing allure to many around the world. Having said that, the preponderance amount is in love with…

Noosa, Queensland

Noosa, Queensland

Noosa is a delightful Queensland destination attracting visitors from all over the world. Stunning natural beauty, wonderful restaurants, pristine beaches, shops, adventure and a wide selection of accommodation make for a perfect Noosa holiday. Noosa is located at the northern…

Gold Coast

Gold Coast Travel Guide

The Gold Coast is Australia’s most developed resort area and Gold Coast Tourism is big business. It is situated in the southeast corner of Queensland. The Gold Coast has excellent sandy beaches, fantastic restaurants, a huge choice of accommodation, expansive…


Perth Travel Guide

Perth Australia is the capital city of Western Australia shortened to WA, the largest state in Australia. There are many things to do in Perth with beaches, entertainment, and other Perth attractions, and easy to see it all on one…

Sydney Travel Guide

Sydney Travel Guide

Sydney, recognized as one of the most liveable cities on earth, provides a very warm welcome to visitors. Stunning harbor, perfect climate, superb restaurants, energetic nightlife this safe efficient city is a must-do destination with lots of Sydney attractions to…

Adelaide Travel Guide

Adelaide Travel Guide

Adelaide is one of the best-planned cities in Australia. The mountains along the inner boundary and the sea along the outer boundary define Adelaide. The beautiful Torrens River runs through the parklands in the city center. Adelaide is known as…


Brisbane Travel Guide

Welcome to Brisbane! Brisbane is in the southeast corner of Queensland, Australia. Brisbane, or ‘Briz-Vegas’ as it is affectionately known by Australians, is the largest city and capital of Queensland. Although not as hectic as Sydney, Brisbane is a metropolitan…

Sunshine Coast Travel Guide

Sunshine Coast Travel Guide

The Sunshine Coast is a beautiful coastal area about one hour’s drive north of Brisbane. Beaches, hinterland, rivers, bush, forest, and villages merge to form an area of scenic beauty that makes the Sunshine Coast a very popular holiday destination.…

Melbourne Travel Guide

Melbourne Travel Guide

Melbourne is the capital city in the State of Victoria in Australia with a population of about 4 Million & growing out of which about 73.1% live in Melbourne. It is a young city and has a wide range of…

Further south is Brisbane, a modern lively city. Enjoy the parks and cycleways by the river and visit the convict-built windmill that has survived since 1828.

Australia’s best city tours

Everyone has heard of Australia’s largest city, Sydney, and its tourist attractions, although it is not the capital city of Australia. Its main claim to fame is the iconic Sydney Opera House built on Sydney Harbor, the largest natural harbor in the world with over 152 miles of shoreline. Climb the 134-meter high “coat hanger”, Sydney Harbour Bridge, or hang out with the surfers on Bondi Beach.

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Australia’s Capital City, Canberra, is in the extreme southeast; the location of the seat of government including Parliament House, the National High Court, the National Gallery, and the National Museum. The second-largest city after Sydney is Melbourne, Australia’s sporting and cultural capital. Visit the world-renowned beaches and Australian wineries; pan for gold or visit the penguin colony on nearby Phillip Island.

Perth is in Western Australia, out on a limb, but one of Australia’s most beautiful cities. Whale watching is a thrill from June through November; experience Perth’s Tree Top Walk or surf down the sand dunes at Lancelin. You can also hire a dune buggy and have some wild fun. Adelaide has fine stone buildings, hills, beaches, and valleys of wine. What a great combination. Explore fine houses, museums, and even the Old Adelaide Gaol! Last but not least, is the tiny island 150 miles south of mainland Australia. Tasmania is a great place to visit if you like outdoor pursuits in a truly natural unspoiled area. You may even see a Tasmanian devil.

Australia Guide & Travel Information

As you can see, you do not have an Australia holiday; you have an Australia adventure. And you can feel Australia in the new Baz Luhrmann movie that was filmed in Bowen. In some parts of Australia driving without car insurance is not considered legal. Check out some great holidays in Australia with Holiday Check and have a look at the Australia tours below if you are looking for cheap travel insurance check out our rates and services, we are up to 50% cheaper than a travel agent.

Australian food and drink

One can find almost any type of food in Australia – and one can find it in all price ranges. Some Australian restaurants are very good indeed, but if you are on a limited budget you can still find tasty food in a diversity of ethnic styles at reasonable prices. McDonald’s has established its hamburgers in every corner of the nation, and Colonel Sanders is not far behind with his fried chicken.

Almost every corner shop can sell you the ubiquitous meat pie and usually has some other similar delicacies also. If you have a good appetite, the counter lunch will solve the problem. Most hotels (pubs) serve a hearty lunch at a modest price.

In Australia, each state has its own brands of beer, and only in the last few years have the breweries been successful in expanding its sales into the foreign territory of other states. The most popular brand of beer is probably V.B. (Victoria Bitter), brewed, of course, in Victoria. A superior beer (in taste and price) that is gaining in popularity is Cooper’s, brewed in South Australia.

Australia food and wine

Australia has also become the home of some good quality wines. Although the Barossa Valley in South Australia has long been the most famous area for wine production, in recent years a determined challenge has come from Western Australia, and latterly from Victoria and New South Wales too. The legal drinking age is 18 and is enforced very strictly which means that you will need to have identification if you are close to 18 years of age.