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See all 5819 Sydney Tips
  • 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.

  • Park Hyatt Sydney

    Sydney Hotels

    A luxurious setting, conveniently close to the city centre without the hubbub. You can have it both,...

  • The Rocks and Circular Quay Restaurants

    4 out of 5 stars

    Sydney Restaurants

    La Renaissance is a heavenly bakery/cafe that is nestled in the Rocks. It specializes in French desserts and pastry. I am a lover of sweets; especially dessets so this is my idea of heaven. Upon entering; the display case is full of tantalizing pastry, cakes and desserts in a rainbow of colors, shapes and sizes. Some of the pastry is so artfully...



See all 3380 Melbourne Tips
  • Great Ocean Road

    Melbourne Things to Do

    We took a day trip along the Great Ocean Road. This was by far the highlight of our trip. The scenery is amazing. Rocks have been eroded into a variety of spectacular shapes by the constant pounding of the ocean. The erosion of course is on-going and the scenery ever changing. There are fewer apostles now than on our visit. We saw a picture of one...

  • Langham Hotel Melbourne

    Melbourne Hotels

    Panoramic city views are breathtaking from this ideal location on the famous South bank Promenade....

  • Great Ocean Road

    Melbourne Favorites

    I constantly fly to Melbourne with my partner and I always call Private Budget Tours Australia. They are a local couple from Melbourne whom provide private tours at affordable rates. They are very flexible and knowledgeable. When ever we go to Melbourne, they organise a good package deal for us as we like to go to different tours everyday. They...



See all 2300 Perth Tips
  • Kings Park

    Perth Things to Do

    Perth has some first-rate parks filled with native plants. The Boab trees were transplanted from nearby Broome and, six years later, remain alive but distressed. This is a marvelous park for the photographer who likes trees and plants. If you can travel with a tripod, do so since it will be useful to get sharp images. Personally, I also use a zoom...

  • Miss Maud Swedish

    Perth Hotels

    Lovely hotel-spotlessly clean. only 2-3 minutes away from Murray/Hay st Mall area..Slightly costly...

  • The Indianna Teahouse

    4 out of 5 stars

    Perth Restaurants

    His Perth landmark sits on Cottesloe Beach and overlooks the Indian Ocean. The Tea House was build in 1910 and was designed to have uninterrupted views from every window. They serve lunch from 12.00 midday and dinner until late. They serve an a la carte menu which include a good range of Australian seafood. They also boast an extensive wine list....



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Gold Coast

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  • Theme Parks.

    Gold Coast Things to Do

    I have been going to Seaworld on and off for the last 30 years. I decided to go there this holiday season to see how the place had changed. Sadly, going to Seaworld has become so expensive it is barely worth going. The animal enclosures are very good. Mind you I was only able to watch one show as waiting in ques takes up much of your time. The...

  • Marriott Resort Surfers Paradise

    Gold Coast Hotels

    Firstly, I have never stayed here but have inspected the rooms while looking for a nice place to...

  • Montezumas

    Gold Coast Restaurants

    There are quite a few places I enjoy eating at, such as: Montezuma's (Mexican), Frenchy's (Seafood), Captain's Table (Seafood), Bavarian Haus (German), Grumpy's Wharf (Seafood), Oscar's (A La Carte)... Each place has its own unique atmosphere, be it situated in a marina, overlooking the Pacific, German live music and dancing, tropical oasis setting...



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  • Hahndorf

    Adelaide Things to Do

    We took a local bus out to this lovely German settlement outside of Adelaide. Hahndorf is Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement. It is a very pretty village and my husband loved the German food - well he is half Austrian. The village is full of German bakeries, art shops, souvenir shops. I am now the proud owner of a Hahndorf hat. We...

  • The Playford Adelaide

    Adelaide Hotels

    Okay Hotel with average everything. Rooms are spacious and modern with all the facilities required....

  • Rundle Street Tips

    4 out of 5 stars

    Adelaide Restaurants

    Piattos is our favourite place to eat in Adelaide. We have been going here for years. The food is always great and the service is friendly. Specializing in traditional Italian as well as modern cuisine, the menu and bar is extensive. We love to eat out doors in the summer and do a spot of people watching. The pricing is average for a restaurant...



See all 902 Canberra Tips
  • Australian War Memorial

    5 out of 5 stars

    Canberra Things to Do

    UNDER CONSTRUCTION – March 2014 This a summary and introductory review on the Australian War Memorial. On it you will find links to more detailed reviews on aspects of the memorial that I find particularly interesting – lots!. “Here is their spirit, in the heart of the land they loved; and here we guard the record which they themselves made.”...

  • Crowne Plaza Canberra

    Canberra Hotels

    We are in Canberra the capital of Australia...June 2014 In 2010 my daughter and I...

  • Hog's Breath Cafe

    3 out of 5 stars

    Canberra Restaurants

    Unsatisfying dining experience. Slow service with an emphasis on drinks. Main meal took almost one hour to arrive. Food is OK. Overall hard to recommend, especially as prices are relatively high. Note that the service at the Hog's Breath in Woden is even slower!



See all 1048 Auckland Tips
  • Queen Street & Downtown

    Auckland Things to Do

    Queen Street starts from Auckland Harbour and runs for nearly three kilometers in a virtual straight line. As the commercial as well as shopping hub area, there are a full range of shopping option the souvenir shops are mainly concentrated at the harbour end and there are a number of arcades and side streets with boutique stores and eateries

  • SKYCITY Grand Hotel Auckland

    Auckland Hotels

    The rooms and hotel in general were nicer than expected, and service was good. While this hotel may...

  • Waterfront Café

    4 out of 5 stars

    Auckland Restaurants

    Open 7 days, 8.00am till late. Breakfast Lunch and Dinner. Most people head for the Viaduct Basin and it's array of eateries. However it is rather expensive there, albeit nice and modern. I have known a while now about this place. Just a few steps from the Basin, and I think the best kept secret, is Waterfront Café. The food is superb, the service...



See all 869 Cairns Tips
  • Great Barrier Reef

    Cairns Things to Do

    We took a trip aboard the Falla while in Cairns last week and are so glad we did. It was great to have a reef experience that felt rustic and relaxing as apposed to an over-crouded frustration. We booked through bookme and got a great deal, but even at normal rate it would be a good price. Falla is a historic Pearl Lugger built in 1956, and...

  • Kewarra Beach Resort

    Cairns Hotels

    We enjoyed our first time at Kewarra Beach Resort so much that we decided the first chance we got we...

  • Aboriginal Culture: Live

    Cairns Things to Do

    The second facet of Forestation is the display of aboriginal culture through live performance. We watched aborigines practice hunting techniques with spears and boomerangs. We threw boomerangs ourselves. The time concluded with didge-re-doo playing and dancing. Aborigine culture is evident in the Northern Territories where one-fourth of the...



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See all 291 Bora-Bora Tips
  • Island

    Bora-Bora Things to Do

    Eglise Evangélique de Polynésie Française: You see such signs quite a lot in French Polynesia and especially on Bora Bora, as here most people are protestant. The name of this nice church in Vaitape “Temple Ebene Ezera de Vaitape”. It is located on the mountain side of the main street, just some steps north of the shops, opposite the tender...

  • Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

    Bora-Bora Hotels

    Motu Tehotu, 98730, French Polynesia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Bloody Mary's

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bora-Bora Restaurants

    Powder white sand floor, friendly staff, great scenery; a true paradise experience. This was my third visit to Bora Bora and Bloody Marys. We had sailed there the first two times. As cruising boaters, Rick and Craig have always gone out of their way to make our experience memorable. I know they do a lot for the tourist who fly in too. They run a...



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  • Jumping Croc Cruise

    Darwin Things to Do

    The park is the home of overfed crcodiles. They are ugly, so much so that only their mothers could love them - or not. Crocs are cannibals. The park's crocodiles are overfed so they won't kill each other. The lagoon has a feeding station at which the crocs are encourages to 'jump' into the air and catch a chicken. Note, they do not 'jump', but swim...

  • Mediterranean All Suites Hotel

    Darwin Hotels

    I would just like to clarify that you did not hand your keys to a staff member. You actually...

  • Buzz Cafe

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Darwin Restaurants

    22.5.12 - I took my sister to Darwin for a long weekend for a very special birthday. Buzz's cafe was first on my list as I have been previously and enjoyed everything about this place. The view is fantastic, our food was lovely, the service was very very good AND the Appletini's were to die for. We stayed for many hours and had many Appletini's and...



See all 648 Queenstown Tips
  • Skyline Gondola and Restaurant

    Queenstown Things to Do

    For the most spectacular view of Queenstown, visit the Skyline Gondola. This takes you to Bob's Peak, offering a panoramic vista over the entire town and its environs. This is the best thing to see if you have only a very short time in Queenstown, and want to make the most of it. In addition to the view, there is a restaurant (which I didn't...

  • Millbrook Resort Queenstown

    Queenstown Hotels

    I haven't stayed at this resort but my boyfriend has. On our trip to Queenstown he took me here to...

  • Arrowtown

    Queenstown Off The Beaten Path

    Arrowtown is located approximately 21km from Queenstown, towards Cromwell and offers a place of relaxation and walking trails. Arrowtown started in the gold rush, with Chinese immigrants. The Chinese village remains are a popular free attraction (not many things are free in Queenstown). The local school children do a study on these each year....


Port Douglas

See all 227 Port Douglas Tips
  • Read the warning signs

    Port Douglas Warnings and Dangers

    Thanks Laurie,we have plenty of crocodiles in and around Cairns and a few years ago a teenage girl was dragged in at Chinaman's Creek in Portsmith,her friends heard her screaming and went to help her,she was hanging onto a mangrove root for all her life.We get a few 'crocs' coming into the salt lake Centennial Lake at Edge Hill near the Botanical...

  • Thala Beach Resort

    Port Douglas Hotels

    Thala Beach Resort is an absolute must if you are in the Port Douglas, Cairns area. This resort is...

  • Read the warning signs

    Port Douglas Warnings and Dangers

    Thanks Laurie,we have plenty of crocodiles in and around Cairns and a few years ago a teenage girl was dragged in at Chinaman's Creek in Portsmith,her friends heard her screaming and went to help her,she was hanging onto a mangrove root for all her life.We get a few 'crocs' coming into the salt lake Centennial Lake at Edge Hill near the Botanical...



See all 318 Geelong Tips
  • 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...

  • Abbotswood Motor Inn

    Geelong Hotels

    308-310 High Street, Princes Highway M1, Belmont, Geelong, Victoria, Australia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Smorgy's Family Restaurant & Buccaneers

    4 out of 5 stars

    Geelong Restaurants

    Amazing how many people still head out the Pier in search of Smorgys restaurant when it's been closed now for two years. It's now a fantastic restaurant, the best place for weddings party's anything, and it has a magnificent lounge bar on the top floor. RIP smorgys, the place is now a world class venue that is is a great night out. that's the best...


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