Australia Travel Tips

Looking for places to visit in Australia? We share our tips on best things to do in Australia including travel costs, itinerary ideas, road trips and more.

We're from Australia and 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.

ALL AUSTRALIA POSTS

Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

4 Places to Visit in Australia

By Craig Makepeace | December 22, 2016

There is nothing more I love than a good road trip, especially when traveling with our kids. Road trips make family travel more practical and cost effective. As a family holiday, we love the freedom […]

Pennington Bay is one of the best beaches on Kangaroo Island. Click to read more tips

Highlights of 4 Day Kangaroo Island Road Trip

By Caz | December 21, 2016

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.

Wangarra Lookout is a great hike to do with kids in Wilpena Pound. The Ikara Flinders Ranges National Park is one of the best places to visit in Australia. It has plenty of great hikes for kids. Click to read more about this beautiful region to visit in South Australia.

A visit to Flinders Ranges National Park (ancient Ikara)

By Caz | November 30, 2016

We’re on our way out. A kangaroo just bounced across the road in a fitting farewell. They’ve been outnumbered this time by the emus. It’s the most I’ve seen in Australia. The Pappas roam camouflaged […]

Coffin Bay National Park near Port Lincoln and is a must have experience 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 Eyre Peninsula, South Australia (road trip itinerary)

By Caz | November 21, 2016

Swimming with sea lions, the best oysters in Australia, and stunning coastline – why wouldn’t you want to visit the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia?

See the Palm trees at Rex Smeal Park - one of the best things to do in Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia

16 Best Things to do in Port Douglas with Kids

By Craig Makepeace | November 12, 2016

Tropical North Queensland is one of the most enchanting regions in Australia, and Port Douglas is one of our favourite coastal towns in Australia. We just love it up Far North Queensland. It’s tropical living […]

Cape Trib Beach House - Daintree Rainforest, Australia

Sleeping in the Daintree Rainforest at Cape Trib Beach House

By Craig Makepeace | October 27, 2016

Fancy sleeping within the Daintree Rainforest, the oldest rainforest in the world? That’s exactly what we did recently at Cape Tribulation, our favourite part of the Daintree National Park. After having visited the 110 million-year-old […]

Hazards Beach in Freycinet National Park, Tasmania, Australia

Why Freycinet National Park is my favourite place in Tasmania

By Craig Makepeace | October 7, 2016

I love Freycinet National Park. If you asked me what are my top places to visit in Tasmania, Freycinet would be at the top of the list and I would rank it in the top […]

track and field Commonwealth Games (1)

The Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast – I compete for Gold!

By Caz | October 5, 2016

I don’t think there’s a better place in Australia to hold the Commonwealth Games than the Gold Coast. Of course, I think the Gold Coast is the best place in Australia to live. It’s not […]

Highlights of a 2 day trip to the Daintree Rainforest in Queensland, Australia

2 day getaway to the Daintree Rainforest from Port Douglas

By Craig Makepeace | September 23, 2016

We love the Daintree Rainforest. Our first visit was almost three years ago during our 18-month road trip around Australia with our kids. That experience left us longing for more. After our recent two-day getaway […]

Greenfield Beach, NSW, Australia

10 day trips from Sydney (or weekend getaways)

By Craig Makepeace | August 23, 2016

Looking for suggestions on day trips from Sydney? These coastal and inland destinations are within 3 hours from Sydney, perfect for a Sydney weekend getaway