Australia and Oceania Things to Do

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Australia and Oceania Things to Do

  • Blue Mountains - Daytrip

    5 out of 5 stars

    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...

  • Kings Park

    5 out of 5 stars

    Perth Things to Do

    Kings Park should be on your definate 'must see' list! With stunning views over Perth, fascinating trees, gorgeous wildflowers, pretty waterfalls and ponds with ducks, variety of bird sounds, peaceful meandering creek and picturesque bridge walk. Best seen in Wildflower season - September/October or in summer when Kings Park comes alive with open...

  • Australian War Memorial

    5 out of 5 stars

    Canberra Things to Do

    I don’t, as a rule, write reviews on one off events, temporary exhibits at museums, galleries and the like as by their very nature they will invariably have finished or be gone by the time my reader gets to visit. I am going to make an exception for 'Mephisto' for two reasons – firstly, the historic significance of the exhibit and, secondly, when...

  • Southbank

    4 out of 5 stars

    Brisbane Things to Do

    Well, not exactly! But as you pass over Goodwill Bridge you can look down on the ships below that are on display at the Maritime Museum and save the $16 admission fee. For those of us who are not so interested in spending a couple of hours at the museum the bridge is an ideal vantage point to get an idea of what the old boats looked like,...

  • 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...

  • City Center

    Christchurch Things to Do

    I was rather taken with this cone - I think they call it the Chalice - and was surprised to see it there in the Square still in March 2015. I hadn't expected it to survive the quake (maybe it's been restored - great to see it again)

  • Sea World

    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...

  • Great Ocean Road

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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.

  • Mt Eden

    Auckland Things to Do

    This is the highest mount of Auckland. It is an extinguished volcano. The bus cannot reach the top, so you have to walk about 300 meters from the bus stop up to the crater. The view is nice but you definitely get a better one in the sky tower, I was not impressed.

  • 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...

  • Litchfield National Park - Day Trip

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Quicksilver Cruises

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

  • Belvedere

    Moorea Things to Do

    One of the top tourist attractions of Moorea is this lookout that is accessed from Opunohu Valley. On the way up you can visit a couple of archaeological sites of old temples on the mountainside. The views from the top are fantastic.

  • Geelong Waterfront

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

  • Te Puia

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Rotorua Things to Do

    A visit to the Pohutu Geyser is a must when staying in Rotorua.It is situated in the Whakarewarewa thermal valley.The largest of several geysers within the valley which erupts on average once or twice each hour and can reach heights of up to 30 meters.Pohutu Geyser is a complex spring which discharges water in a cyclic manner.It is believed that a...

  • 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...

  • Waterfalls

    Tahiti Things to Do

    This is located on the opposite side of the road from the Araaoaho Blowhole, just before the tunnel or just after the tunnel depending on which direction you are going. There are 3 waterfalls. There was a wooden bridge that had a chain blocking your path but we stepped over it. Not sure why it was there, the path was fine and there was nothing...

  • Mt Victoria

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Wellington Things to Do

    Wanna go for a walk? How about hiking? Don’t worry you don’t need a hiking shoes or a guide. Just take a bus to Mt. Victoria and then walk yourself back to the city. No trolls in the forest, promise! Just an awesome view of Wellington!

  • Pandanus Shop

    Port-Vila Things to Do

    A little shop that is a jem! Similar to an Australia high street design shop with jewelry, art, original tshirts, belts, books and more. A must visit when in Vanuatu. Lots of the items are made in Vanuatu and a nice eclectic mix of international goodies. Prices are fair and they accept aussi dollars as well as the local money.

  • Remarkable Rocks

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Kangaroo Island Things to Do

    Absolutely stunning natural environment, different main highlights the rock were amazing and lots of great photo opportunities for those free souvenirs. A nice day trip from one end of the island to the other. A car is recommended to get around the national park A larger group split by erosion in remarkable form rocks on a cliff above the ocean in...

  • Larnach Castle

    Dunedin Things to Do

    There are three levels of accommodation offered at Larnach Castle. Camp Lodge is new manor house bulit on the grounds which offers luxury accommodation. Larnach Lodge is built over the original farm houses and offers views ove the Otago Penninsula to the south. Stable stays offer budget accommodation in the 140 year old stables next to the...

  • Marine Parade

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Napier Things to Do

    Marine Parade, as the name suggests, runs along the sea front. The area is very nice. The fountain here, we only saw in the day time, but at night it is lit, I think in different colours. THE NEW NAPIER ARCH (1938) commemorates the rebuilding of the city, is not very new any more! There is a colonnade, with two smaller arches, the Veronica...

  • Alice Springs Desert Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Alice Springs Things to Do

    Local plant and animal life flourish at the Desert Park, which is a short 10min car ride out of Alice Springs. There's a pretty wicked bird show (easily the star of the park) that's free with admission ($20 for adults, $10 for kids). As a matter of fact kids should enjoy the whole park no worries - lots of cool looking plants and lots of animals...

  • Backyard Shopping Tours

    Rarotonga Things to Do

    Backyard Tours - fun, informative and great way to meet locals and how they make their products. Good way to hear their stories directly from the locals. We also bought locally made products with some discounts as well. Well worth it. Tour guide Arni was fantastic. She took us to places we could never have seen or been to on the island. It was...

  • 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...

  • Indian head

    Fraser Island Things to Do

    Drive north along the fabulous 75 mile Beach on the ocean side of Fraser Island and the first major headland you will reach is Indian Head at the northern end of the beach. Aboriginal name “Tuckee “( meaning: stone). There are minor rock outcrops along the way best passed along the beach at low tide or via marked bypass tracks inland. Never enter...

  • 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.

  • South Sea Horizons

    Port Moresby Things to Do

    The team of South Sea Horizons gave me a rewarding and a memorable experience as we walked the Kokoda trek. I would like to give my appreciation to Alan Manning and to all porters for taking care of us, guiding as we waled through to Kokoda trek. I can never forget the experienced that I had the tour , the people and the simplicity of their...

  • Fremantle Prison

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Fremantle Things to Do

    Number 16, built in 1854, consisted of three sitting rooms, four bedrooms, two dressing rooms, one kitchen, one washhouse, one shed, one cellar and one privy. It is one of four double storey houses on The Terrace. It adjoins the outer western wall of the Fremantle Prison and overlooks Fremantle and the Indian Ocean, catching the sea breezes...

  • Broken Hill Living Desert and Sculptures

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

  • The Spit

    Mooloolaba Things to Do

    The Mooloolaba Spit is a stretch of land that juts out towards the sea, but is surrounded by water but not actually on the shoreline. The main street on the Spit is Parkyn that reaches the end after a kilometer or so. At the end there is a car park but get there early as it may be difficult to find a spare place. There are a few seafood restaurants...

  • Suva Municipal Market

    4 out of 5 stars

    Suva Things to Do

    Fiji has bounty of locally grown tropical flowers that one can buy fresh in the market to make a nice arrangement. We bought for our host a selection of flowers to put in a vase at her home, which of course she appreciated with a big smile.

  • Oneroa

    Waiheke Island Things to Do

    Every Saturday morning 8.00am - 1.00pm, the Island holds a community market at the RSA in Ostend. Lots of gifts, arts and crafts, second-hand goods, and even entertainment, organic produce, books, plants, jewellery. This is a popular activity on a Saturday morning, showing typical flair of a lot of Islanders. Experience the character of Waiheke...

  • Russell

    Paihia Things to Do

    Across the bay from Paihia is the town of Russell. It was originally called Kororareka and was the first Europesan settlement in the area. The local Mâori people very soon realised that there was valuable trade to be had with the European and American ships and the town flourished but, as a place without laws, soon earned teh nickname 'Hellhole of...

  • Coastal Pathway

    Caloundra Things to Do

    The Coastal Pathway id divided into 11 sections, each is good for one day's walking. The Caloundra section is 9 km stretch that passes by outstanding scenery meandering along Caloundra’s beaches from Bells Creek in the south to Point Cartwright in the north. There are regular signs pointing out the route so why not follow the route for a few kms...

  • 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...

  • Whale Watch Kaikoura

    Kaikoura Things to Do

    Kaikoura's Whale Watch is a great way to get off the shore and see some unique wildlife. Great for kids and adults, they offer many tours throughout the day and have good, competent and knowledgeable crews. Visit their website for tickets and information. Adults, $145. Children, $60. Phone: +64 3 319 6767

  • Woorim Beach

    Bribie Island Things to Do

    The Lions Park at Woorim offers some shade from the string sun during the summer months. It is set back from the beach and is equipped with playgrounds, climbing structures, picnic tables, bbqs, toilets, walking and bike trails. There are even some interesting sculptures.

  • Courthouse

    Goulburn Things to Do

    Looking at the 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 town's fourth and opened...

  • The Big Sheep Wool Gallery.

    Tirau Things to Do

    When it comes to big sheep, I'm reminded of the one on the outskirts of Goulburn in N.S.W. but this is certainly a worthy challenger. Situated right beside the tourist centre it offers all sorts of woollen items, even ones with possum fur mixed in.

  • Castle Hill

    Arthur's Pass National Park Things to Do

    Look familiar? Castle Hill was the site of the battle scens in the movie 'Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe'. It is in a privately owned station on the road from Christchurch across Arthur's Pass. It is a popular spot for 'bouldering' - climging over the huge limestone boulders. Limestone from this region was used in the...

  • History House Museum

    Greymouth Things to Do

    This little museum is tucked around the wharf-end of the floodwall, just opposite the artistic sculpture of mining tools. History House is pretty small, but it's full of photos and documents from settler days through to later in the 20th Century. You could spend less than an hour there and still see enough to understand the mining, fishing, social...

  • Scenery

    Batemans Bay Things to Do

    Observation Point is located in Batehaven, an area which is partly built on Observation Head. Observation Head rises above the river mouth and overlooks the Clyde River, Snapper and Tollgate Islands, the Pacific and parts of Batemans Bay. A nice area, with picnic tables and Toilets, it is a good starting point for walks along Corrigans and Caseys...


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