Australia Family Travel Guide

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

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

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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.

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

 

Australia 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 claims to fame are 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, National Gallery, and 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.

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 and if you are looking for cheap travel insurance check out our rates and services, we are up to 50% cheaper than a travel agent.

Australia 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) which 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.