10 Reasons To Visit Melbourne

10 reasons to visit Melbourne, the capital city of Victoria, Australia.  For many people living or traveling in Australia, Melbourne is one of their favorite cities.  It is cosmopolitan, vibrant, artistic, and conveniently located near Victoria’s vineyards and national parks and the iconic Great Ocean Road.  Many backpackers settle in Melbourne, sucked in by the …

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Australian Wildlife Photo Diary

Some of my favorite photos I've taken of Australian wildlife. Because Australia is such an isolated continent, and has been for millions of years, its wildlife has developed in such a unique way. 87% of Australia's mammals can ONLY be found in Australia. 93% of its reptiles, 94% of its frogs, and 45% of its …

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14 Amazing Stops Along the Great Ocean Road

A list of some of the best things to see along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria.  Australia has so many bucket-list-worthy attractions: watch the sunrise over Uluru, snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef, visit Sydney harbor, pet kangaroos in Western Australia, and the list goes on and on.  The Great Ocean Road almost always …

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22 Fun Things To Do In Brisbane

A list of some fun things to do in Brisbane, the sunny capital city of Queensland.  No trip to the massive, sunny Australian state of Queensland would be complete without stopping in Brisbane.  Founded in 1825, Brisbane is full of history and is the third-largest city in Australia. Though Brisbane is a big city, it …

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12 Best Foods To Try In Australia

12 classic foods to try while traveling in Australia. Australia is an incredible country, but it is not famous for its food. Many local favorites are just adaptations of British food, and the climate and landscape varies so much around Australia that it's hard to have a consistent national cuisine. Most of the country is …

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6 Reasons To Visit New South Wales, Australia

As originally published on Worldpackers travel blog. Australia always intrigues travelers with its dynamic cities, picturesque beaches, vibrant English dialects, incredible nature, and interesting wildlife. But the country is so huge that many travelers don't even know where to start. The Outback? The National Parks of Western Australia? The Great Barrier Reef? The rainforest? The …

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East Coast Australia Road Trip Guide (Noosa To Sydney)

14 incredible places to stop during a road trip down Australia’s east coast. Australia’s east coast is the perfect place for beach-lovers to complete an epic road trip. Silky white sand and clear blue waters line pretty much the entire east coast, with dense forests and hills framing the charming surf towns that lie beside …

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