Australia’s aquatic wonders – narrated by Chris Hemsworth

By | 2017-01-19T12:12:45+00:00 April 15th, 2016|Australia, Australian wildlife, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Sights, Sydney|

We thought you'd like to see a recent Tourism Australia video featuring Australia's aquatic wonders. It's voiced by Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth.

Planetdweller’s Top Things To Do In Summer Sydney

By | 2017-01-19T12:12:46+00:00 November 21st, 2015|Events, Food, Night life, Sights, Sydney|

Summer Sydney is legendary From the long weekend at the start of October until the lights come on after the last party of the Mardi Gras weekend in March, the city becomes a place of magic, with festivals, shows, celebrations, and long, languid days on the beaches and waterways. Here's just a taste of what you can [...]

Machu Picchu’s fascinating story

By | 2017-01-19T12:12:46+00:00 May 18th, 2015|History, International, Sights|

Machu Picchu means 'Old Peak' or 'Old Mountain' in the Quechua Indian language. It lies high in the Andes Mountains in Peru, more than 2,100 metres above sea level. There are over 150 buildings ranging from bath houses to temples. It covers an area of 32,500 hectares. It is one of the world's great tourist [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Winter in Australia

By | 2017-01-19T12:12:53+00:00 May 6th, 2014|Australia, History, Sights, Sydney|

Photos courtesy Points of Difference Events Summer is over in Australia, and we are almost through Autumn (which is Australian for Fall!). So what's there to do in Australia in Winter? After all, most of the tourism images we see about Australia show "summery" things. But there is another side. Actually there's a [...]

Australia – What I Would See If I Was A Visitor

By | 2017-01-19T12:12:53+00:00 February 12th, 2014|Australia, Sights|

Credit: Australia has a lot to see. Being Australian born and bred, I (like a lot of Australians) too often take what we have here for granted. Sometimes it takes the eyes of a visitor to remind me. So, with that in mind, here's a short list of some of the things [...]

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