Australia and Oceania Travel Guide

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See all 5887 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 2317 Perth Tips
  • 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...

  • 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

    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...

  • Crown Towers

    Melbourne Hotels

    Hotel, shopping and entertainment hub in a great location on the banks of the Yarra. The after dark...

  • 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 1009 Adelaide Tips
  • 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...

  • 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 1253 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

    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...



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  • Australian War Memorial

    5 out of 5 stars

    Canberra Things to Do

    This is part two of my tip on the Australian War Memorial’s Sculpture Garden. Part 1 can be found here. There is actually also a part 3 which relates to one particular statue about which I would like to share a bit more history – see that tip here - Bellona - The Offensive Goddess. The Sculpture Garden found around the Australian War Memorial was...

  • Hyatt Hotel Canberra

    Canberra Hotels

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

  • Sammy's Kitchen

    4 out of 5 stars

    Canberra Restaurants

    Sited in the busy North Quarter in the city centre, Sammy's Kitchen is a great (but very popular) Chinese/Malaysian restaurant. It churns customers out. Tables are packed close together (and there's a lot of them) in this simple, clean (whitewashed walls, fairly bright lights, simple contemporary art on the walls) environment. It's not necessarily...



See all 901 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...

  • Go Tandem Hang Gliding.

    Cairns Things to Do

    You can go Tandem Hang Gliding at Rex Lookout on the main Road to Port Douglas.Prices range from $150aus to $195aus dependant on the flight time.Tandem microlite flights are also available from different locations.



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...



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  • 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....



See all 293 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 692 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
  • 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...

  • 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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