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Australia's biggest attraction is its natural beauty. The landscape varies from endless sunbaked horizons to dense tropical rainforest to chilly southern beaches. Scattered along the coasts, its cities blend a European enthusiasm for art and food with a laid-back love of sport and the outdoors. Visitors expecting to see an opera in Sydney one night and meet Crocodile Dundee the next will have to re-think their grasp of geography in this huge country. It is this sheer vastness that gives Australia - and its diverse population - much of its character.

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A Grey Day, a Grey Social Life

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 | By kiwiaoraki | Views [245] | Comments [1]

Here I am at the Sandridge Lookout (commonly known as the "singing lookout") in Melbourne. Port Melbourne to be exact. It's windy and this tin structure has a singing effect on this grey day where rain is threatening to hammer down at any moment. Here ... Read more >

Photos: Explorer of the Seas

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 | By copperowl | Photo Gallery

Cruise Sydney, Melbourne Hobart
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It's about the People

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 | By copperowl | Views [93]

Not every trip is about the scenery. Sometimes it turns out to be about the people.  A couple of months ago I decided I needed a holiday. A combination of events had left me feeling burnt out. So I decided – a short Cruise would do it. ... Read more >

The next solar eclipses in Australia and New Zealand

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 | By morganpfrank | Views [44]

Solar eclipses are the one of nature’s greatest, strangest, and most breathtaking marvels. The sensation of watching the moon glide smoothly over the sun , plunging you in to pitch darkness, possibly in the height of the afternoon, is one ... Read more >

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Back to Oz

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 | By mikeccarson | Views [77]

I got out of Christchurch just in time with a state of emergency called because of cyclone Gita which had flattened Tonga a week earlier approaching. The flight had a few bumps but wasn't too bad.  I picked up a worryingly new rental car, prayed ... Read more >

Photos: Australia

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 | By dboner | Photo Gallery

Missing this beautiful country
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Leaving Australia

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 | By dboner | Views [46]

Eternal longing for the world..... It's been my life since I arrived back to the States. It feels crazy that it's nine months since I back home after being in Australia for a year. Sure, I've been to  Mexico  and Canada, but nothing seems to ... Read more >

Tags: australia, homesick, on the road, travel, wanderlust

Photos: Northern Territory

Sun, 7 Jan 2018 | By adventurers | Photo Gallery

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Photos: Queensland

Fri, 5 Jan 2018 | By adventurers | Photo Gallery

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Start of our trip

Fri, 5 Jan 2018 | By shazelblog | Views [15]

So after months of planning, finsihing off the house, catching up with as many people as possible the time came to catch our flight to start our 5 month travels through South America. Spending Christmas with the cousins aunts and uncles in Adelaide ... Read more >

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Down Under

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 | By mikeccarson | Views [87]

My fliget arrived in Melbourne in the morning.  The car hire company sent me an Uber to take me to the suburban business Park pick up. There is discovered that this booking had been cancelled. It was only later that I remembered that I had made ... Read more >

Photos: Kodiak Bear

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 | By mekikepilala | Photo Gallery

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Sun, 24 Dec 2017 | By mekikepilala | Views [65]

Leave hotel and grab a taxi to airport (shuttle wrongly booked) hotel has cost us extra $50 in taxi fares... Full flight to Utqiagvik ( vik =place) 90% get off at Deadhorse/ Prudhoe Bay oil fields massive area full of rigs processing plants and accommodation.... Read more >

Australian gems according to Instagram

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 | By morganpfrank | Views [123]

When stumbling across a real hidden gem on your travels, one of the first things we all feel compelled to do is break out the camera and get some great photos . It’s a universal urge that’s almost impossible to resist – especially ... Read more >

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