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  • Blue Mountains

    Sydney Things to Do

    The Blue Mountains are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located about a little over an hour out of Sydney, the Blue Mountains are nestled among plateaus and some pristine rain forest. It's home to places of interest like Flat Rock, which affords excellent views of the surrounding areas of the valleys. There's also the Scenic Tram that takes you across...

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  • Rottnest Island

    Perth Things to Do

    Islands off Australia's main land have clear crystal blue waters unspoilt by pollution. The view is fantastic and a visit to one of those islands are, definitely, well worth it. Over at Fremantle's Rottnest Island Express Ferry terminal (Shed B), we were a disheartened to see alot of jelly fish in the waters. We were hoping that the island's water...

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  • Southbank

    Brisbane Things to Do

    The site of the original settlement, this area of Brisbane was damaged in the floods of 1893. The CBD was moved to the north side of the river and the area became industrialised and run-down. It was given a new lease on life when used for the World Expo 88 site. After Expo the area was transformed into parkland. There you can find rainforest,...

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  • Great Ocean Road

    Melbourne Things to Do

    If you don't have a car you need to take a tour, most are about AUD 100, slithly cheaper without food, and i have seen a chinese agency having it for AUS 69. The tour i had started quite early (there are also sunset tours) and was excellent except for the food.

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  • Hahndorf

    Adelaide Things to Do

    Well everyone else seemed to know about the German village of Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills except yours truely. We went with a tour group but I am told you can easily go by the local bus. Hahndorf is the oldest German settlement in Australia and very nice it is too. We strolled along the main street...passed by the home made icecream and headed...

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  • Australian War Memorial

    5 out of 5 stars

    Canberra Things to Do

    STOP PRESS The Lions are currently being displayed in Canada. check :http://www.centenarynews.com/article/?id=299. After the Canadian visit they travel to Ypres to help commemorate the 100th Anniversary of World War 1. There are over 50 VT tips on the A.W.M. What can I add? Only a specific which I have found particularly touching. A response to...

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  • Beaches.

    Gold Coast Things to Do

    Miami is one of about 4 beaches immediately south of Surfers Paradise. It is a patrolled beach but generally not as crowded as some of the main ones due to lack of high rise developement. It's a nice beach to relax on and there's a surf life saving club cafe at the southern end

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  • Geelong Waterfront

    Geelong Things to Do

    Eastern beach has a beautiful hill landscape for jogging, a gated swimming area, stunning views of Corio Bay. Locals and tourists come here to spend morning walk, jogging, photo shooting, and etc. You can continue walking along the coast all the way to western beach. This is a must visit place in Geelong... not to miss the stunning views and a...

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  • Great Barrier Reef

    Cairns Things to Do

    The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef and home to an amazing diversity of animal life. There are a large number of tour operators that depart from Cairns depending on what you want to do. Cairns is the Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the outer barrier reef from Cairns is only a comfortable 90 minute boat ride or a 30 minute...

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  • Litchfield National Park - Day Trip

    Darwin Things to Do

    If you are in Darwin and looking at tours to Litchfield or parks nearby, DO NOT GO WITH WALLAROO TOURS. The 'prawns and champagne' at sunset (which was rushed) gave us food poisoning and we lost the whole next day of our holiday in Darwin (nausea, vomiting, fatigue, the works). We called the company to tell them we'd got food poisoning from them...

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  • Mountains.

    Hobart Things to Do

    Hobart sits in the shadow of Mount Wellington and many suburbs are situated in the foothills including South Hobart, Lenah Valley and Fern Tree. The mountain is easily accessible by car from the city centre but the road can be impassable during winter when snow is frequent. The Wellington Park reserve is a popular area for rock climbing, cycling...

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  • Quicksilver Cruises

    Port Douglas Things to Do

    Of course, when you come to Queensland, no trip is complete without visiting the Great Barrier Reef. Because we were going to have a 1 year old with us and we wanted to be able to bring a stroller on board, a friend had recommended the Silver Sonic Series from Quicksilver for our day trip out to the reef. We arrived to the port at 7:45am for...

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  • Flagstaff Hill

    Wollongong Things to Do

    Take a walk along the port of Wollongong and you will see this great light-tower next to some cannons on top of a small hill that gives you also a good panorama-view of the town and its beaches. Close to that lighttower you will find a great beach with toilets, changing facilities and even showers, totally free of charge and open all day and night.

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  • Jewel Cave

    Margaret River Things to Do

    Located at the entrance to Lake Cave is a very interesting and informative display called Caveworks and is ideal for those with a mobility disability who would otherwise be unable to enter and enjoy the caves - Jewel, Lake and Mammoth. There are over 300 steps and some are slippery with the ever constant dripping of water. Visitors need to walk...

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  • Remarkable Rocks

    Kangaroo Island Things to Do

    Remarkable rocks are a group of granite boulders that sit on a granite dome overlooking the ocean. They have been sculpted by the action of the elements over many centuries into weird and wonderful shapes. You can walk right up to the rocks, with care. Unfortunately it was very wet and windy when we visited, and the granite dome is slippery with...

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  • West MacDonnell Ranges

    Alice Springs Things to Do

    I visited the West MacDonnell ranges with Emu Run Tours. The day-trip consisted of visits to Flynn's Grave, Simpsons Gap, Standley Chasm, Ellery Creek Bighole, Orche Pits, Ormiston Gorge & Glen Helen for A$99 tea, lunch and park entrance fee included (circa 2003). Ellery Creek Bighole is one of Central Australia's most pristine waterholes and is...

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  • Broken Hill Living Desert and Sculptures

    Broken Hill Things to Do

    This part of the park is where we arrived first. There was quite a good size car park, picnic amenities and free Toilets. 1st, I will tell you about the Flora. In April, there wasn't a lot in bloom, so it is best to come in Spring. I still did find some plants of interest, and I really like seeing them growing in the brightly coloured soil. Most...

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  • Courthouse

    Goulburn Things to Do

    Looking at this magnificent Victorian Italianate Goulburn Courthouse brought back to my mind some of the grand colonial buildings of India. I certainly hadn’t anticipated seeing such a structure here in what I might unfairly call sleepy old Goulburn. Since Goulburn was the largest town in the district, this court house (the towns fourth and opened...

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  • HMS Buffalo

    Glenelg Things to Do

    The HMS Buffalo was built as the Hindostan in Calcutta in 1813. She was subsequently purchased by the Royal Navy as a storeship and renamed HMS Buffalo. Prior to the event for which she is remembered in Glenelg, the Buffalo, after service in the Napoleonic Wars had made a number of trips to Australia and New Zealand as a freighter, quarantine ship...

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  • Beach

    Fitzroy Island Things to Do

    There are many activities on the island and you can book them all from the Beach Hire hut on the island just to your right when you step off the dock. They offer rentals for snorkeling, paddle boarding, sea kayaking, scuba diving and glass bottom boat tours.

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  • Barrington Tops National Park

    Gloucester Things to Do

    The scenic drive across the Barrington Tops between Gloucester and Scone forms a direct link between the Upper Hunter and the coast. It's a popular road for tourists but is also used by logging trucks transporting hardwood logs so watch out for them. It is unsealed a lot of the way as it is in national park. The mountain scenery, Beech Forests,...

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  • Great Ocean Road

    State of Victoria Things to Do

    A few miles further south from Portarlington around the bay is another low-key holiday resort, St Leonards. There's not a lot to it - a pub/hotel, a few shops (convenience store, fish & chip shop, pizza and the real estate), a caravan park and a number of holiday homes spread along the shoreline. But there's a long stretch of safe if...

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  • Bungle Bungle Range

    State of Western Australia Things to Do

    beside the giant trees and forestry national parks, western australia enriched by rocks formations and boulders which worth to be explored. amongst the lists are: - stirling ranges national park - the pinnacles, nambung national park - the kimberley - porongurup national park - purnululu national park or bungle bungles - karijini national park -...

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  • Darling Harbour

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Sydney Things to Do

    Darling Harbour is the main tourist area in Sydney.It is walking distance from city centre and has everything you need for a day out.Close to major hotels, casino,etc the harbour contains many bars,eatery's,IMAX theatre,Maritime museum,Aquarium,Waxworks,Cockle Bay Wharf,childrens area and rides,nearly every thing you can think of for a day out.The...

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  • City Centre

    Perth Things to Do

    If you think that Megamouth is simply an opinionated sports commentator, then think again (he's actually called Sam Newman)! I am ambivalent about the Perth Museum - which is good but not great - but the one 'must see' there is the Megamouth shark. Megamouth is a large and extremely rare species of shark, of which only a few dozen (and here I...

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  • Roma Street Parklands

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Brisbane Things to Do

    At one point this area was overgrown , derelict and disused railway lines. Now it is a wonderful landscaped park filled with colourful flowers. Near this area there was a windmill that used to be turned manually by chained convicts.

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  • Phillip Island

    Melbourne Things to Do

    Phillip Island seems to be well known for the penguin parade, but there is more to do and see to make the long trip truly worthwhile. I know in asking about the island, there were many that said "don't bother", but we ended up taking a tour out that direction, and found it very worthwhile. The big difference is probably us "furr-i-ners", who can...

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  • Barossa Valley

    Adelaide Things to Do

    Well I guess you just have to go and discover the Barossa for yourself... you can drive or do as we did and book a guided tour. We only had a day or two in Adelaide (August 2010) so this was the best option for us..We are not much for wine but the wineries are worth seeing. On our way we stopped to view The Big Rocking Horse in Gumeracha....it was...

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  • New Parliament House

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Canberra Things to Do

    There are not many statues of Queen Elizabeth II around the world. If Wikipedia is to be believed - nine, and two of these are in Australia. One is in Brisbane and is rather unique in that it is the only statue in the world of the Queen holding a handbag. The other one is here in Parliament House or rather on a Terrace outside the main building...

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  • Warner Bros. Movie World

    Gold Coast Things to Do

    Warner Bros. Movie World, KNOWN as "Movie World," is a movie related theme park on the Gold Coast, owned and operated by Village Roadshow. Attached to the Theme Park is where actual movies are made. More recent movies have been "The Chronicles of Narnia, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Scooby-Doo and House of Wax and Ghost Ship. TV productions are...

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  • The Great Ocean Road

    Geelong Things to Do

    The road starts at Torquay and ends at Allansford . Drive along the Great Ocean Road (243 kms long) and see the 12 Apostles, limestone stack formations that are a little way out, standing in the ocean. There are also several blow holes and naturally formed caves to see.

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  • Kuranda Scenic Railway

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Cairns Things to Do

    There are a 3 primary ways to get to Kuranda village - Skyrail, automobile and the Kuranda Scenic Railway. These are also the options for the return trip. We chose to take the Kuranda Scenic Railway on the way up. A shuttle picked us up from our hotel and took us to the Cairns Station for our 9:30am departure. The journey takes approximately 2...

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  • Mindil Beach Markets

    4 out of 5 stars

    Darwin Things to Do

    The Mindil Beach Market really is almost a compulsory must do when in Darwin – and it was so good that Lady Gaw and I braved the hoards of tourists and locals and went there twice – and both on the very popular Thursday late afternoon and into the evening. (Market is also open Sunday afternoon/evening). Perhaps one of the great drawing attractions...

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  • Salamanca Markets.

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Hobart Things to Do

    While best known for its Saturday Markets, Salamanca Place is a great place to visit on any other day of the week. Spend time visiting the shops and galleries or enjoy a meal in one of the many restaurants - or just wander up the street taking in the elgance of the historical buildings. The architecture is that of the Georgian period and many of...

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  • Four Mile Beach

    Port Douglas Things to Do

    At the Coral Sea end of 4 mile beach is a concrete walkway and steps that lead to firstly a great view of the beach and as far as can be seen to the horizon, but also the exclusive and expensive Murphy Street – and to think, we all thought the name Murphy was associated with the poor and downtrodden back in Ireland. Murphy Street is parallel to...

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  • Walking and Exploring

    Fitzroy Island Things to Do

    Fitzroy island consists of two little hills covered by rainforest. Here you can have beatyful walks to the nice light-house or to the highest point of the island from where you get an amazing view over the ocean and the reef. There are a few little path to get till there so you can choice two different ways to go and come back. Other nice paths...

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  • Sydney Opera House

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Sydney Things to Do

    We were on a cruise circumnavigating Australia which embarked from Sydney Harbour, next to the Opera House. The sailaway was great fun because of the unique views of the Opera House from the water. While the lighting was soft, we had a view of the use of plates and triangular shapes which created the architectural wonder.

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  • The Pinnacles

    Perth Things to Do

    Still wondering how did this happened? Why the rock formation is what it is today with pointed heads. We were there in Dec-2014 and it is summer time. Even though temperature is about 26 degree C, there was alot of flies buzzing around and coming onto every part of your body. Even when you are taking pictures, the flies won't let up. Very annoying...

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  • Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Brisbane Things to Do

    At Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary you can have your photograph taken cuddling a koala at any time of the day. For $16 AUD you receive a large photograph measuring 210mm x 150mm (8.3in x 6in). Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary has around 130 koalas resting on Eucalyptus tree constructions. Animals are safely out of reach, but easily photographed. There are no...

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  • Queen Victoria Market

    4 out of 5 stars

    Melbourne Things to Do

    The Queen Victoria Markets are the largest open air market in the Southern Hemisphere since the 1850's. As well as being a tourist destination it is a great place for locals to find souvenirs, clothing,gifts, wine, specialty food items,homewares, fresh produce, meat, seafood, breads, cheeses, candy, pastry and prepared foods. Our hotel was only a...

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  • Glenelg

    Adelaide Things to Do

    This review is an introduction to Glenelg on which I have written a separate page here on Virtual Tourist. I recommend you look at my Glenelg page and visit Glenelg should you find yourself in Adelaide. The text (below) of this general review is also the introduction on my Glenelg page. Glenelg is Adelaide’s premier, at least in terms of visitor...

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  • Cockington Green

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Canberra Things to Do

    I have to admit being a little skeptical about this one. I didn’t actually visit it till I was over ten years in Canberra. Why was I skeptical? Well, I expected it to be a poorly maintained, worn out, overpriced and over hyped mixture of things that I wouldn’t be able to recognise. When I finally gave in to going to placate some visitors for...

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  • Hinterland / National Parks.

    Gold Coast Things to Do

    After much debate, we decided to head up to Tamborine mountain, really really enjoyed the day. A few wineries, cheese tasting and gallery walk. Really great day out....only 30 mins from Surfers Paradise.

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  • Geelong Botanic Gardens

    Geelong Things to Do

    From my emails at the time: "A diffused sun pushed its wan light below the clouds as I surveyed the morning scene overlooking the bay and pondered the advantages of a motorhome; parked here with million dollar views and not a soul to disturb me though I knew that would change. Behind me was Geelong Botanical Gardens. Last time I’d been there the...

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  • Atherton Tableland

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Cairns Things to Do

    This was actually a great day out. I went with a company called Northern Experience Eco Tours. The Tablelands area is very scenic and we visited some nice waterfalls that were tucked out of the way. Another surprise was Paronella Park, a Spanish Castle built here by one man, Jose Paronella, in the early 1900's.

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