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Kangaroo Island Fast Facts

Kangaroo Island Fast Facts

Here are some fast facts on Kangaroo Island in South Australia.
How Are Tropical Cyclones Rated?

How Are Tropical Cyclones Rated?

Australian tropical cyclones are rated in five categories according to their strongest wind speed.
The Mountain Heritage Blue Mountains

The Mountain Heritage Blue Mountains

The Mountain Heritage is an award-winning boutique hotel with additional accommodation including bed and breakfast and cottage. The Mountain Heritage, with its 41 rooms and suites, is a short stroll to Katoomba town centre and the railway station. Facilities include a business centre, outdoor pool,
Is Smoking Banned on Sydney Beaches?

Is Smoking Banned on Sydney Beaches?

Aside from the health risks associated with smoking, the pollution of beaches and foreshores with tonnes and tonnes of cigarette butts has moved a number of Sydney local government councils to ban cigarette smoking on their beaches.
Sovereign Hill - Australia

Sovereign Hill - Australia

Sovereign Hill in Ballarat, Victoria, is the foremost outdoor historical museum in Australia and a favorite destination of visitors
Australian Bushfires

Australian Bushfires

Australian bushfires pose a danger to visitors and locals alike during the bushfire season.
Gisborne: Around and Beyond the City

Gisborne: Around and Beyond the City

There is a wide range of attractions and activities in Gisborne and all along the East Coast of New Zealand's North Island.
Xavier Herbert

Xavier Herbert

Xavier Herbert, Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay, Sydney
Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 2002

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 2002

Alfa Romeo wins line honors in the 2002 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.
Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania's best known national park, is in a World Heritage area. Here's how to get there from Devonport or Launceston.
Marlborough Sounds

Marlborough Sounds

Marlborough Sounds are a waterworld wonderland on New Zealand's South Island.
Michael Jeffery

Michael Jeffery

The 24th Governor-General of Australia, Major General Michael Jeffery, took his oath of office on August 11, 2003 and was governor-general until September 2008.
Huskisson Wharf

Huskisson Wharf

Huskisson Wharf is home and departure point for dolphin-watch cruises at Jervis Bay.
Shark Bay, Western Australia

Shark Bay, Western Australia

Shark Bay on the western coast of Western Australia, is a World Heritage site and home to dugongs, dolphins and stromatolites: a fascinating aquatic world and a diver's paradise.
Sydney to Melbourne

Sydney to Melbourne

From Sydney to Melbourne the major inland route is through the Hume Highway.
Uluru

Uluru

Uluru in the heart of Australia is a striking rock monolith better known as Ayers Rock in earlier times until its Aboriginal name became more popular.
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne, Australia, is a travel destination with convenient and free visitor travel within the city.
Strine and Aussie Slang - I

Strine and Aussie Slang - I

Strine and Aussie slang: a glossary of unique Australian words and phrases starting with I
Let's Go Australia

Let's Go Australia

The pros and cons of the travel book Let's Go Australia
Skiing in New South Wales

Skiing in New South Wales

Skiing in New South Wales takes place in the northern summer when it's winter in Australia.