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See all 6082 Sydney Tips
  • 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...

  • 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

    Wow! This place was incredible; one of my favorites in Sydney. Liz found this place on line before we came to Sydney. She read that the owners of our favorite patisserie La Renaissance had opened a restaurant. The restaurant is located in the Rocks on George Street. There is an outdoor patio to enjoy drinks and food as well as a large dining room...



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  • 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...

  • 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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  • 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...

  • 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...



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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...

  • Chinatown

    4 out of 5 stars

    Adelaide Restaurants

    By the time we reached Adelaide’s Chinatown we had been walking around the city for about four hours and were famished. It was well and truly time for lunch. As I indicated in my separate review on Chinatown, the area is comparatively small. That said it has a number of eateries of various Asian ethnicity, not just Chinese though we chose the...



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Gold Coast

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  • 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...

  • Palazzo Versace Hotel Gold Coast

    Gold Coast Hotels

    OK so most people know about this hotel as it is currently (but not for long) the ONLY Versace hotel...

  • General

    4 out of 5 stars

    Gold Coast Restaurants

    My Oliver's Kitchen is the name of the Café/Restaurant at the SURFERS PARADISE SURF LIFE-SAVING CLUB On a lovely sunny winters day in June, we came here with family for lunch. Olivers Kitchen is located across the road from the beach and has a wide variety of meals on the menu, all under $10 and for children under $7.50. There were a few more...



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  • 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.

  • SKYCITY Grand Hotel Auckland

    Auckland Hotels

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

  • The Loaded Hog

    Auckland Restaurants

    The Loaded Hog is a large pub/restaurant located on the waterfront at Prince's Wharf in downtown Auckland. It offers a big outdoor seating area (facing the wharf), a cavernous interior and an upstairs seating area with a balcony overlooking the wharf. It is a nice setting in which to enjoy a pub lunch, or just a beer, while watching the world go...



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  • 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

    This place is great. Huge variety of food, and also booze is served. The wine was served in nice glasses which was unexpected, and muchly appreciated. This place is great, sorry no photo's (I thought I had got some but no,) Go here end anjoy



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  • 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...

  • 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...



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  • 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...



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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...

  • The Cow Restaurant

    4 out of 5 stars

    Queenstown Restaurants

    The Cow Restaurant is a local pizza and spaghetti house and the menu has remained unchanged since 1976. They hand roll their own pizza bases and make their own breads. It's a bit of an insitution and well known to the locals who come back again and again. I would recommend making a booking as it remains very well patronised. The Cow Restaurant...


Port Douglas

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Tin Shed (Combined Club)

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Port Douglas Restaurants

    One of the great advantages of reading web sites, like VT, is the tips from those who have travelled before and particularly when it comes to really good places to eat at moderate prices – thanks to those who wrote about The Port Douglas & District Combined Clubs Inc, better known as The Tin Shed. Don’t let the name put you off! During our 5 night...



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