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New Zealand

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New Caledonia

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Cook Islands



Northern Mariana Islands

Marshall Islands

American Samoa

Norfolk Island

Independant State of Samoa


Solomon Islands


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See all 6068 Sydney Tips
  • Harbour Bridge

    Sydney Things to Do

    There are two options in terms of climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge – either a climb up the south-east Pylon, the one closest to Circular Quay, or the main bridge climb by which you can get to the top of the arch. I have not done the main bridge climb, nor do I intend to, for reasons outlined on my Sydney Harbour Bridge review. You will also find...

  • 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

    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...

  • Cicerellos

    3 out of 5 stars

    Perth Restaurants

    As I was brought up in Perth after emigrating from the UK, my mum and dad missed Fish and Chips, and so sought out the best Fish and Chip shop in Perth. Our local chippy in Gosnells Perth was great, when ever you asked for chips they would put fresh cut chips in a basket of your size, then straight in the deep fryer. OK, so you have to wait a bit...



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See all 996 Canberra Tips
  • 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...

  • 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...



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  • Great Ocean Road

    Melbourne Things to Do

    Take your time to explore this scenic coastline, you will not regret a moment. We clocked up 800 km on the round trip from Melbourne to Torquay and followed the Great Ocean rd to Warrnambool, then back to Melbourne on the Princes Highway.

  • Crown Towers

    Melbourne Hotels

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

  • Information & Sources

    5 out of 5 stars

    Melbourne Restaurants

    Melbourne's international community is so diverse that you can find just about every cuisine imaginable there. Most dominant are the Asian restaurants. Japanese can be expensive but most other Asian restaurants are quite reasonable and many offer 'lunch box' specials which are about half the price of the dinner main meals. Italian (visit Carlton)...



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  • Zoo's

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Adelaide Things to Do

    Adelaide Zoo is not that large - it's a city zoo within easy walking distance of the central business district - but it is well worth a visit. The biggest draws are of course Wang Wang and Funi, the only giant pandas in the Southern Hemisphere. There is a large area devoted to the panda exhibit, and keeper talks are informative about pandas in...

  • 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...

  • Varied Eateries

    5 out of 5 stars

    Adelaide Restaurants

    As you walk in, you immediatly smell the fresh bread which is baked each day. The interior is fresh and clean, which is a great advertisement to their healthy food choices. The food selections include a variety of salads, customer made gourmet pizzas, sandwhiches and bagetttes. THere is a chouce of 82 fillings, from cold meat, cheeses, speads and...


Gold Coast

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  • Beaches.

    Gold Coast Things to Do

    Miami is one of about 4 beaches immediately south of Surfers Paradise. It is a patrolled beach but generally not as crowded as some of the main ones due to lack of high rise developement. It's a nice beach to relax on and there's a surf life saving club cafe at the southern end

  • 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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  • 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...

  • Darwin Ski Club

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Darwin Restaurants

    Directly across the road from the excellent Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory is an outdoor eating and drinking club that does allow visitors to enjoy the facilities of a well run and outdoor club. You only need to sign yourself in at the bar or at busy times there is a table set up close to the entrance way. Your first mission,...



See all 895 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...

  • Salt House

    5 out of 5 stars

    Cairns Restaurants

    The Salthouse is up there with my most favourite restaurant experiences so it get's a whopping big 5 on VT from me!!! It is located right on the Cairns Boat Marina. You cannot miss it. We attended The Salthouse on our last day of the Big Downunder VT meet 2014 and what a way to end another fantastic meet! If you like tappas like I do, the best...



See all 1104 Auckland Tips
  • 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...

  • SKYCITY Grand Hotel Auckland

    Auckland Hotels

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

  • Manuka Restaurant

    4 out of 5 stars

    Auckland Restaurants

    We ate at the Manuka restaurant on our first evening in New Zealand, and we were very glad to have some fresh vegetables after 2 days spent eating in airports and airplanes! We went for a classic Greek salad and some fresh fruits which is not what you usually eat to test a restaurant, so my opinion is not a complete one. I can say that the...



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See all 295 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...


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...



See all 322 Moorea Tips
  • Water activity

    Moorea Things to Do

    If you're going to Moorea and want to try something out of the ordinary? Paddleboard is a must! You'll be wasting your time if you look any further than Moorea Paddleboards. Their top-quality gear and helpful crew mean that you don't need to be a paddleboard pro to enjoy the ride. The tours operate out of the Intercontinental but pick-ups can be...

  • Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa

    Moorea Hotels

    My wife and I went there for a 4 night getaway and we were impressed with everything from the start....

  • Ferry

    Moorea Transportation

    They say it takes 7 minutes to fly from Papeete to Moorea and vice versa but why would you fly if its only 30 minutes on the ferry and is alot cheaper. The ferry even holds cars. You can drive right on to the ferry with your car. The ferry cost about $9 so it is very affordable.


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