Australia Travel Guide

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We're Aussies who have travelled the country extensively for 3 years. We road tripped around Australia for 18 months in a caravan/ travel trailer with our two daughters Kalyra and Savannah.

You can hear more about that in this podcast episode.

We're from the Central Coast in NSW, and have also lived in Broome, WA, Mooolaba on the Sunshine Coast, QLD and Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast, Queensland.

We've also taken many short trips to explore our beautiful country even further.

We have a huge amount of useful travel tips and destination highlights on Australia to help you plan your trip.

We've grouped them into the categories below so click to the one that suits you most. You'll find a complete list of all the posts below the categories so keep scrolling.

You'll find our best travel tips and general Australia content under the Best of Australia!

We hope you enjoy traveling either to, or around, Australia as much as we do. She truly is one of the most exotic and beautiful countries in the world.

UNIQUELY AUSTRALIA - TRAVEL IDEAS AND HIGHLIGHTS

No matter your interests, you can find experiences to match in the US. Click the image below to find experiences and attractions that suit what you're looking for! It will take you to a wide variety of articles designed to inspire and help you plan. Almost all of our content and tips are based upon personal experience!

I must say that your travel blog of Australia is the best I have ever seen. You have really shown how incredible Australia is. You have encouraged not only Australians, but travelers from overseas to visit different regions of Australia. Your beautiful photography makes you want to travel around Australia. Often tourists only get to see the East Coast of Australia, and mainly the commercial parts and don't get to see the raw beauty of Australia. I do believe a lot of tourists will come to Australia because of your travel blog. They will see places that are unheard of. Keep up the great work and can't wait for you to do a travel blog on South Australia.

Louisa Kilmentos

BEST OF AUSTRALIA TRAVEL TIPS

Looking for some Australian highlights, don't miss experiences, and important things to know about traveling in Australia?We share some of ours and our reader's favorites!

Great Australian Bight Marine Park

15 Best Australian Road Trips (adventure + beauty)

Where do you go on a road trip in one of the most beautiful (and vast) countries in the world? Start with one of these 14 road trips!

koalas in sydney

WARNING: Australia is Full of Things that Will Kill You (Bugger it; Visit Anyway)

Too many Americans tell me they won’t travel to Australia as we have too many things that will kill them! No!!!! Here’s how to stay safe and love the thrill of it

Remarkable Rocks in the Flinders Chase National Park is a highlight of Kangaroo Island. Click to read more things to do on a Kangaroo Island road trip

45 things to know about Australia before you travel down under

Thinking of traveling in Australia? You’re in the right place! We’re experts and know a lot about Australia and how to make the most of […]

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania - one of the best short walks in Australia

18 short walks in Australia we loved

Our favorite way to explore any destination is on foot and during our 18-month road trip around OZ we were on a mission to discover some […]

Top 20 Places in Australia for your bucket list

Top 20 Places in Australia For Your Bucket List

After recently finishing an 18-month road trip around Australia I’m often asked what are the top places in Australia to visit? And what experiences should […]

Port Lincoln is a must stop on your road trip with kids in South Australia. Click to read more tips on things to do on the Eyre Peninsula

Things to do in Australia: Our Top 5 Outdoor Activities

Australia has way more to offer than lazing on beaches, surfing great waves, and sipping on world-class wine. Of course, travel in Australia will involve […]

Weirs Cove in the Flinders Chase National Park is a highlight of Kangaroo Island. Click to read more things to do on a Kangaroo Island road trip

6 adventures in Australia to experience with friends

Amazing friendships and deep bonds are formed because of travel. All of my close friends are connected to me through travel in some form. When […]

Uluru, Northern Territory, Australia

Best of Australia

Thinking of traveling to Australia? Click inside to learn about the best beaches, islands, cities, National Parks, food & wine regions, and much more!

Sunrise cruise through the Katherine Gorge in the Northern Territory of Australia

25 Outstanding National Parks in Australia to set foot on

As we travel around Australia, we’re making an effort to visit as many of the best national parks in Australia as possible. Being the outdoorsy […]

BEST AUSTRALIA BEACHES

After traveling in-depth for three years around Australia, and spending 22 years traveling through over 50 countries (many in-depth) we are quite confident in saying Australia has the best beaches in the world. 

You cannot beat them for pristine beauty, endless space, and a laid back lifestyle to match. 

Waterfall Beach, Albany, Western Australia

21 Best Beaches in WA to Set Foot On

Ahh, Western Australia, how we miss your incredible beaches and sunsets over the ocean. We said it often during our six months road tripping throughout […]

Sandy Bay, Exmouth, Western Australia

38 of the Best Beaches in Australia To Set Foot On

Thought I’d start off the new year by sharing what we feel are the best beaches in Australia to get you inspired for your own […]

Noosa Beach, Queensland, Australia

My favourite Queensland Beaches You Should Set Foot On

My list of favourite Queensland beaches has grown over the years with each visit to the sunshine state, but is still far from complete. With […]

Greenfield Beach, NSW, Australia

11 of the Best NSW Beaches to visit

Growing up in NSW and having road tripped extensively both the north and south coast regions, I’ve been to most of the best beaches in […]

Freycinet Lodge - lovely place to stay in Freycinet National Park, Tasmania, Australia

6 Beaches in Tasmania you must set foot on

  For a small state Tasmania has a lot going for it, and you should definitely give the “Apple Isle” more than a few days. […]

Jervis Bay, Australia

11 Best Beaches in South Coast NSW – Photo Essay

I haven’t been all over Australia, yet. But I’m pretty confident South Coast NSW has some of the best beaches in the country. We recently […]

AUSTRALIAN ICONS

These are the places you think of when you hear the word Australia. I'm sure many of them are on your Australian bucket list. 

We visited almost all of them. Browse around for our best tips on things to see and do for each one. Our 3-week itinerary below will help you visit several!

Remarkable Rocks in the Flinders Chase National Park is a highlight of Kangaroo Island. Click to read more things to do on a Kangaroo Island road trip

Highlights of 4 Day Kangaroo Island Road Trip

Kangaroo Island is full of adventure, stunning scenery and wild Australian animals. We’re sharing our highlights of a 4 day Kangaroo Island road trip.

Hiking at Kata Tjuta in the Northern Territory of Australia

12 Natural Wonders of Australia

What is Australia best known for? What excites me about travelling in Australia and sharing it with others? In my mind when I think of […]

Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory of Australia

How to Explore Kakadu National Park in the NT

I recently read a slightly negative view of Kakadu National Park and my heart sunk. The writer had visited on a group tour and raced […]

Cycling around the base of Uluru - Northern Territory of Australia

9 Ways to Experience the Magic of Uluru, Australia

Uluru, previously known as Ayers Rock in The Red Centre of Australia had escaped us for 40 years. It’s not that we’ve never wanted to […]

How to visit the Great Barrier Reef – Tours from Cairns, Queensland

Need advice on how to visit the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns, or along the Queensland coast? Check out our 5 different experiences.

16 Highlights of the Great Ocean Road in Australia

16 Highlights of the Great Ocean Road Drive in Australia

The Great Ocean Road is one of the best road trips in Australia. We share the top places to visit on the Great Ocean Road.

Sydney Harbour Bridge climb at Twilight

Would you do the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb?

Is the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb worth it? One of Australia’s biggest tourist attractions and a world icon,but are the views worth it?

PLANNING AN AUSTRALIAN TRIP

Are you ready to plan your Australian trip? Here are some useful articles on costs, saving money, finding accommodation, and getting around. 

Tips for travelling around Australia in a caravan

6 Helpful Tips for Travelling Around Australia in a Caravan – A Beginners Guide

Without a doubt, Australia is one of the most amazing countries to explore. Full of natural wonders, unique wildlife and dazzling beaches. There is so […]

Kangaroo Sanctuary, Alice Springs

How to visit Australia in 3 weeks – an itinerary

Australia’s a big country and you only have three weeks to travel. Let us plan your trip for you!

We love taking a road trip through Outback Queensland

How to Travel around Australia – Caravan or Camper Trailer?

What’s the best way to travel around Australia? We get asked this question a lot and we wished we investigated it more before we chose […]

World Heritage Drive, Shark Bay, Western Australia

Handy Tips for Driving in Australia

So we’ve just arrived in what I call the “heart of Australia“, the Red Centre in the Northern Territory, home of a big rock that […]

View of Sydney walking across the Sydney Harbour Bridge

How to Travel in Australia on a Budget

Traveling on a budget in Australia? Yep. We show you how it’s possible. Don’t miss these ways to save.

Rottnest Island - Western Australia

The (Painful) Cost of Travel in Australia (how to make it work!)

The cost of travel in Australia seems to be getting higher by the second. It’s crazy! Sure it’s unique and beautiful and a dream destination […]

O Reillys Rainforest Retreat, Gold Coast Hinterland Accommodation, Queensland, Australia

How to Save on Australian Accommodation

Saving on accommodation in Australia has never been so important. Australia an expensive country to travel, but one worth exploring. Don’t think you can’t travel […]

How to visit Australia on a 2 week vacation

How to Visit Australia on a two week vacation

If you’ve only got two weeks to travel Australia, here’s what you’d be mad not to include!

CITY GUIDES

They may be few and far between, but the cities in Australia offer culture, beauty, diversity and laid back charm.

Hillarys Boat Harbour, Perth, Western Australia

15 Exciting Things to Do in Perth, Western Australia

We’ve been telling you how much we loved our six month trip through Western Australia and that you need to head west and not just […]

11 things to do in Melbourne with kids

Thinking of visiting Melbourne this year but you’re not quite sure what you’ll do with the kids while you’re there? Never fear, there’s a lot […]

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

What to do in Hobart, Tasmania

Wondering what to do in Hobart? We spent 6 days in Hobart, Australia’s second-oldest city, and loved our time there. It’s not the biggest of […]

Mindil Beach Sunset - Darwin, Australia

Best Things to Do in Darwin (+places to eat & drink)

Are you looking for tips on things to do in Darwin, Australia? As part of our city guides series, we share with you our insider tips on […]

Things to Do in Adelaide

Things to Do in Adelaide – city guide

Looking for tips on things to do in Adelaide South Australia? As part of our city guides series, we interviewed Nicole Smith from Bitten by the Travel […]

things to do in sydney

Things to Do in Sydney – City Guide

Are you looking for tips on things to do in Sydney? As part of our city guides series, we share with you our insider tips on the […]

What to Do in Brisbane, Queensland (from a local)

Looking for tips on what to do in Brisbane? As part of our city guides series, we interviewed Annabel Candy who lives in Noosa just […]

OUR AUSTRALIAN FAVORITES

Hover over each card to reveal our Australian favorites, which was SOOO hard to pick!! You can use the search bar below to find out information on each one. 

FAVORITE TOWNS

  1. Broome, WA
  2. Bright, VIC
  3. Burleigh, QLD
  4. Margaret River, WA
  5. Port Douglas, QLD

FAVE CITIES

  1. Sydney (beauty)
  2. Melbourne (culture)
  3. Adelaide (food and wine)
  4. Darwin (chilled uniqueness)

FAVE NATURAL BEAUTY

  1. Uluru, NT
  2. Kakadu, NT
  3. Kimberley Region, WA
  4. Daintree Rainforest, Qld
  5. Freycinet, TAS

FAVORITE WINE REGIONS

  1. Margaret River, WA
  2. Barossa Valley, SA
  3. Hunter Valley, NSW

FAVORITE ADVENTURES

  1. Snorkeling Great Barrier Reef
  2. Horizontal Falls, WA
  3. Working on a pearl farm, Kimberley Region, WA
  4. Swimming with manta - Ningaloo, WA
  5. Swimming with seal lions, SA

FAVORITE ROAD TRIPS

  1. Gibb River Road
  2. Port Douglas - Daintree
  3. Red Centre Way
  4. Sydney to Gold Coast

HIDDEN SECRETS

  1. Wilsons Prom, Vic
  2. Mudgee, NSW
  3. Noosa Everglads, Qld
  4. Karijini NP, WA
  5. Flinders Ranges, SA

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ALL AUSTRALIAN ARTICLES

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Great Australian Bight Marine Park

15 Best Australian Road Trips (adventure + beauty)

By Craig Makepeace | August 26, 2020

Where do you go on a road trip in one of the most beautiful (and vast) countries in the world? Start with one of these 14 road trips!

Best places to stay in Perth Western Australia

Best Places to Stay in Perth on a WA Road Trip

By Craig Makepeace | May 28, 2019

The Western Australian capital is blessed with the natural magic of the Swan River and Perth beaches, and unlimited experiences for couples, families and the kids. Your Perth itinerary should always include a range of […]

koalas in sydney

WARNING: Australia is Full of Things that Will Kill You (Bugger it; Visit Anyway)

By Caroline Makepeace | November 8, 2018

Too many Americans tell me they won’t travel to Australia as we have too many things that will kill them! No!!!! Here’s how to stay safe and love the thrill of it

Tips for travelling around Australia in a caravan

6 Helpful Tips for Travelling Around Australia in a Caravan – A Beginners Guide

By Tracy Morris | August 1, 2018

Without a doubt, Australia is one of the most amazing countries to explore. Full of natural wonders, unique wildlife and dazzling beaches. There is so much to see and do, and what better way to […]

Busselton, WA

7 Things to Do in Busselton, WA (the gateway to Margaret River)

By Caroline Makepeace | June 5, 2018

Looking for ideas on things to do in Busselton, WA? Busselton, Western Australia is the gateway to the Margaret River region, a luscious area where wine, craft beer, gourmet food, beaches and surfing is part […]

Lake Moogerah Scenic Rim

Brisbane Day Trip to the Scenic Rim for a Family Adventure

By Kate Bennie | January 16, 2018

“Don’t dawdle or we’ll miss it,” I warned the three boys. We were nearly at the summit of Mount Cordeaux and I could see glimpses of gold and crimson through the trees. As we climbed the […]

Hot tub at O Reillys Rainforest Retreat - Gold Coast Hinterland accommodation

3 Gold Coast Hinterland Accommodation Options

By Craig Makepeace | August 18, 2017

When you hear the name Gold Coast, you probably associate the destination with golden beaches, theme parks, and nightclubs. After recently living in Burleigh Heads for 18 months and going inland and exploring the Gold […]

As far as picnic areas go, the views from this one in Warrumbungle National Park are pretty special

7 Spectacular Things to do in Coonabarabran, NSW

By Melissa Chambers | June 19, 2017

After spending a few days exploring Coonamble and The Pilliga, we headed east to Coonabarabran – the gateway to the Warrumbungle Mountains. Coonabarabran in Central New South Wales is a gorgeous little town. We had […]

Sculptures in the Scrub in The Pilligia Dubbo NSW

6 captivating things to do in Coonamble and the Pilliga in NSW

By Melissa Chambers | May 21, 2017

When I was younger, I remember hearing someone jokingly say that New South Wales stood for Newcastle, Sydney and Woolongong. Meaning that nothing interesting existed on the western side of the Great Dividing Range. But […]

Visiting the Taronga Western Plains Zoo is one of the best things to do in Dubbo with kids

Educational Things to do in Dubbo with Kids

By Leah | April 20, 2017

It didn’t take the kids much to twist our arms and have us agree to take a road trip with their cousins to Dubbo in central west NSW. It was, after all, the very location […]

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