Sydney

Sydney

Sunny and warm, hilly and green, grown up around a huge bay with miles of coastline. . . Sydney sports world class restaurants, beaches, museums, shopping, you name it. The Sydney Harbor Bridge connects the city’s central business district with its northern suburbs. When it was completed in 1932 it was the largest single-arch bridge […]

Hazards

Hazards

Australia can be a rough country, and visitors, like residents, are expected to take responsibility for themselves. Common-sense precautions are generally all that’s required, but be aware of the following challenges: Kangaroos: In southern Victoria you might find yourself golfing with a kangaroo. Fore! While golf partners themselves don’t constitute a hazard, inattention does. Remember […]

The Whitsundays

The Whitsundays

We got a tip from local friends and booked a one-week vacation on South Molle Island. It has beautiful views and proximity to the Great Barrier Reef like the rest of the Whitsundays, but is more family-oriented and less expensive than some of the better known islands. Great hiking, diving, snorkeling, and other water activities, […]

Litchfield Park



Best bushwalking (hiking) in the world? Pretty darn close! Litchfield National Park is not as well known as Kakadu, but it’s closer to Darwin, easy to reach, and the views are unbeatable. First things first: The enigmatic Lost City is a maze-like jumble of rock that feels like the remains of an ancient city — […]

Heide Park and Art Gallery

Heide Park and Art Gallery

The Heide Park and Art Gallery on the outskirts of Melbourne is a delightful combination of art gallery, garden, and historical museum. It was once the residence of John and Sunday Reed who lived an idyllic life creating art and hosting salons. The gallery displays work of contemporary artists, all Australians by birth or transplant […]

The Red Center

The Red Center

You haven’t seen Australia until you’ve visited the Red Center, home to iconic Ayers Rock, the Olgas, and Alice Springs. You’ll want to fly into Alice Springs, then proceed by road or plane to Uluru National Park, where comfortable motel accommodations are a short drive away. Ayers Rock is beautiful at any time, but most […]

The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef

More than 700 islands … the largest non-man-made object in the world … visible from the moon … a biodiversity hotspot … sandy beaches … world-class diving … mangrove swamps … 350 species of coral … Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is one of the wonders of the modern world, and you’ll want to be sure […]

Family Travel in Australia

Family Travel in Australia

Traveling with children? Australia is the perfect destination! From weird and wonderful animals to exciting sports events … excellent beaches to rainforest adventures … pie floaters to “hamburgers with the lot” … you just can’t beat Australia for a fun-filled family vacation. I know, because I’m an American who lived and worked in Australia for […]

Road Trip!

Road Trip!

If you like the open road, you’re going to love driving Down Under! We rented a car and headed from Darwin to Katherine—hundreds of miles of open road, dead straight, with no Highway Patrol. There is no speed limit on the road to Katherine. Oh, there were signs, all right: white rectangles with a big […]

Hot Springs at Katherine

Hot Springs at Katherine

They may not be a marked tourist attraction, but the tranquil, secluded hot springs at Katherine are definitely worth a visit. A relaxing soak is the perfect way to begin or end your day at Katherine. Ask a local how to find them.

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