South America is waiting for you this year

By | 2017-01-19T12:12:47+00:00 March 13th, 2015|International|

Now, as the climax of Mardi Gras has passed, it's time to look beyond to what is happening for the rest of this year. The exciting thing for Planetdwellers is that we have gone international! Our first two tours outside Australia will be in South America in July this year. Our Peru tour runs from [...]

Five great tourist towns of regional Australia

By | 2017-01-19T12:12:47+00:00 March 10th, 2015|Australia, History, Regional Australia, Sights|

REGIONAL AUSTRALIA We talk a lot about what there is to do and see in the main tourist destinations in Australia, such as Sydney, Melbourne and the Great Barrier Reef. If you have time to spare there's plenty of things to do in regional Australia, and here's some you may have never come across. BALLARAT [...]

Party Time! Summer Means It’s Time To Celebrate

By | 2017-01-19T12:12:47+00:00 January 26th, 2015|Australia, Events, Mardi Gras, Melbourne, Sydney|

Party time - Australia Day! It's Australia Day in Australia, when Australians take a holiday and have a party. It's a time to celebrate what a great country we have with all its natural beauty and achievements. It's a time to pay our respects to the original inhabitants of the land that was taken from [...]

Sailing the Whitsundays – A Getaway in Paradise

By | 2017-01-19T12:12:47+00:00 January 19th, 2015|Australia, Australian wildlife, Getaways, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Sights, Travelling|

I have just spent a fabulous week on a catamaran in the Whitsunday Islands. My four fellow travellers and I had a great experience. Let me tell you about it so that firstly I may give you some ideas for your next holiday, and secondly you may learn from what we learnt. Where are the [...]

Sydney Mardi Gras – fun ways to get there

By | 2017-01-19T12:12:47+00:00 December 31st, 2014|Events, Mardi Gras, Sydney, Travelling|

If you're travelling to Sydney Mardi Gras in 2015 there's some fun ways to get there. Train The new way to be travelling to Sydney Mardi Gras is with the Ride to Pride train, and we're really excited about this one. Imagine a specially organised LGBTI train 1 kilometre long with 5 bar carriages and [...]

How To Survive Sydney’s New Years Eve Celebrations

By | 2017-01-19T12:12:47+00:00 December 15th, 2014|Events, Sydney|

Sydney's New Years Eve celebrations are world-renowned. This could be because the fireworks are pretty spectacular, and so is the setting on Sydney Harbour. As one of the first large cities in the world to celebrate New Year due to its proximity to the International Date Line, it gives the rest of the world a chance [...]

The romance of rail – Australia’s best train trips

By | 2017-01-19T12:12:47+00:00 November 21st, 2014|Travelling|

Australia's best rail tours Fancy the romance of a train trip? To many people, nothing beats the romance and charm of a long train trip as a form of travel. It's relaxed and leisurely and the scenery is always amazing, going through cuttings and tunnels and over bridges to even out the grade. [...]

Myths about Australia: 10 stories – true or false?

By | 2017-01-19T12:12:47+00:00 September 12th, 2014|Australia, Australian wildlife, Food, History, Melbourne, Sights, Sydney|

Image: It's probably time to dispel a few myths about Australia, so that you are all prepared when you arrive here. 1. Drop bears don't exist. They are merely a joke at the expense tourists, especially Americans. 2. If you're American, don't be offended by the above. Australians only like to play a [...]

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