Australia and Oceania Travel Guide

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See all 5924 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,...

  • 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...



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See all 2352 Perth Tips
  • City Centre

    Perth Things to Do

    I found Perth has quite an array of different architecture! I saw quite a few Art Deco buildings that are now on the State Heritage list. One I liked, was the Carlton Hotel at 248 Hay Street, not the original Hotel, but a newer version completed in 1928 in a horseshoe shape by prominent Perth architects, Eales and Cohen. At the time, this Hotel...

  • 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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  • 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.

  • 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...



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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...

  • Rendezvous Allegra Hotel Adelaide

    Adelaide Hotels

    I have stayed here several time for business events and also to just stay in the CBD for a social...

  • Ned Kelly's Retreat

    5 out of 5 stars

    Adelaide Restaurants

    When a seven-foot bush ranger greets you for dinner, you know you are in for something different. Dunk your vegemite damper into Ned’s kangaroo tail “soup of yesterday”. Although Stringy Bark Creek chook (thankfully) does not live up to its name, you won’t be disappointed if you “steak out” the game grill with it’s spread of roo, emu, buffalo,...



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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 news coverage URL: 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...

  • Hyatt Hotel Canberra

    Canberra Hotels

    The Hyatt Hotel is situated in a lovely position beside the lake and within close proximity to the...

  • Pinocchio’s Restaurant

    Canberra Restaurants

    If you are looking for truly cosy restaurant that’s comfortable and has eclectic décor than you can’t go passed Pinocchio’s. Kim and I recently enjoyed a family get together on a cold winter’s night. It’s no surprise that the menu is Italian. This family owned business has been operating for 23 years. The service is excellent and it is refreshing...



See all 1256 Christchurch Tips
  • City Center

    Christchurch Things to Do

    Our time in Christchurch was limited to a day and a half as we were leaving Christchurch in the afternoon for a flight to Sydney.With this in mind decided that a easy way of seeing something of Christchurch was on a bus tour,useing the classic 1960's open top bus.You have a choice of a 1 hour or a 3 hour tour.The tour comes with an excellent...

  • Copthorne Hotel Commodore Christchurch...

    Christchurch Hotels

    Prior to the earthquakes, I have always stayed in town at some renowned hotel chains. When I was...

  • Dux de Lux

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Christchurch Restaurants

    Update 21 November 2012 The Dux de Lux is back - somehow: It is now the Dux Dine (because the name Dux de Luxe will be kept for the hoped-for re-opening of the legendary place at its original site at the Arts Centre) and located at 28 Riccarton Road. As at the original Dux you will also get a good selection of vegetarian food and fresh seafood....


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See all 1056 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

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Auckland Restaurants

    Sarah and I needed an excuse to come visit Auckland, and there was just such a reason when Kiwi decided to throw a mid-winter VT meeting. Her choice for the restaurant was the Waterfront Cafe, which is considered the most reasonably priced restaurant in a high price region of Auckland called the Viaduct Basin. The evening was very exciting,...



See all 883 Cairns Tips
  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Cairns Night Market

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Cairns Restaurants

    Zig had been here before and suggested it - The night markets for a cheap feed. Great choice Zig!! You can have a large plate of food for around $10 here and they have everything from Asian, Indian, Japanese, Turkish through to good old roast meat & chips.



See all 294 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 out of 5 stars

    Bora-Bora Restaurants

    I never demand or expect super fluffy bubbly service but a little common courtesy should be at least a minimum for a place like this. We made a special trip to visit this destination since we were not staying on the main island. We wanted to come for drinks during the evening but we first made a stop during an early day trip to main village. We...



See all 650 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...

  • Skyline Restaurant.

    4 out of 5 stars

    Queenstown Restaurants

    If ever you need an excuse for a food feast indulgence then I would happily recommend the Skyline Restaurant buffet. Each night they serve up an impressive smorgasbord specialising in fresh, local produce and while your feast you are also treated to the most spectacular night views of Queenstown. The buffet begins at 5:45pm and you will need to...



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...

  • Rose Garden Motel

    Geelong Hotels

    14-16 Settlement Road, Belmont Geelong, Geelong, Victoria, 3216, Australia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • 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...



See all 694 Darwin Tips
  • 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...

  • 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 425 Hobart Tips
  • 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...

  • Grand Chancellor Hotel Hobart

    Hobart Hotels

    Grand Chancellor is very good hotel. Fortunately, we are lucky to get the rooms with view over the...

  • Mures Seafood Restaurant

    2.5 out of 5 stars

    Hobart Restaurants

    This Place was highly recommended -made a reservation and it the was MOST DISAPPOINTING part of my whole stay in Tasmania --Food was of the poorest quality serving size was small -Fries were greasy and the shrimp and scallop combo meal served on the UPPER DECK where the food is supposed to be alot betten the downstairs was terrible had no flavor -...


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