Australia and Oceania Things to Do

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Australia and Oceania Things to Do

  • Sydney Opera House

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Sydney Things to Do

    Sydney opera house is probably the most popular Australian building in the world. It has been inaugurated October 20th of 1973 by the Queen Elisabeth II. The project was made by the architect Jorn Utzon. The building has inside more than one thousand rooms, some for concerts some for other activities. The main room the concert hall has 2679...

  • Kings Park

    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...

  • Southbank

    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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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)

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Skytower Complex and Casino

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Auckland Things to Do

    Let's start saying I have a pretty strong fear of the high. This tower is 328 meters and I decided to visit as I never had problems with other panoramic tower I visited before. What I did not know was that the floor of the lift was made of transparent glass so that I practically waited the lift journey finished looking up. Also once you arrive part...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Four Mile Beach

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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

    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...

  • 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!

  • Wai-O-Tapu

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Rotorua Things to Do

    Even if you have been to Yellow stone park, here is still a must see wonder. The large area covered with various geothermal craters and hot springs and unlike in Yellow Stone, the color come from minerals instead of bacterias. NZ$32 an adult, well worth it.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Bulcock Beach

    Caloundra Things to Do

    Bulcock Beach starts at the esplanade where you can see people fishing bu you have to walk another 200 m before you reach the sandy area. At low tide there are warm pools for young children to splash around in and are popular picnic spots. Apparently this is also a good place to watch the sunset over the Glass House Mountains but i am afraid we...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • 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...

  • Climb the mount

    Mount Maunganui Things to Do

    One thing that is great to do at the mount is walk up it, but why not try and run it. Locals every day are running up and down , faster than i can walk up it , and with a steep incline you will surely tone up fast. Watching the sun go down was also my favorite, with all the lambs grazing around the edge, you wouldn’t tell your in a town.

  • 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.

  • Chinese Settlement

    Arrowtown Things to Do

    Just to the north of Arrowtown, on the banks of Bush Creek, is the partially restored Arrowtown Chinese Settlement. It is a stark reminder of the harsh and brutal living conditions in their search for wealth in gold. Census figures for 1874 reveal that there were 3,564 Chinese in Otago. They were often victims of discrimination and lived on the...

  • Hamilton Gardens

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Hamilton Things to Do

    The gardens have several distinct sections, including the Paradise Collection, the Productive Collection, the Fantasy Collection, the Cultivar Collection, and the Landscape Collection. I visited the first one. Herein are the Chinese Scholars Garden, English Flower Garden, Japanese Garden of Comtemplation, Italian Renaissance Garden, American...

  • Visitor Centre

    Batemans Bay Things to Do

    The Batemans Bay Visitors Centre is on the Princes Highway and has the blue with the large golden "i" signs for you to follow to find your way to the centre. It's located in a one-way street which leads into the free parking area for the centre. Large vehicles like a car and caravan have been accommodated for. We found the staff friendly and...


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