Australia


Hotel Review: QT Canberra Hotel, Australian Capital Territory Australian Capital Territory / Hotel Review

Heading off to the Australian capital Canberra most people look at you with bemusement and ask the question why? What most people don’t realise is that there is plenty to see and do in Canberra and it all doesn’t have to be full of political drib drab. However whilst staying in Canberra there is a hotel that offers a funky approach to politics with the politically inspired...

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Hotel Review: Somerset on the Pier, Hobart, Tasmania Hotel Review / Tasmania

When visiting a major city I find that one of the most important things to do is make sure you try and stay in accommodation that has high impact and gives you a special feeling for what that city is about. Of course any sensible person will need to take budget into consideration and staying in a place with those attributes screams expensive, but sometimes...

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Hotel Review: Freycinet Eco Retreat, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania Hotel Review / Tasmania

Coming along the Tasman Highway and subsequently Coles Bay Road you can’t help to be amazed by the impressive scenery along one of Tasmania’s great driving routes. The Freycinet area is a place that must be visited on any Tasmanian holiday and while staying in the area I chose to stay at the Freycinet Eco Retreat just 9 kilometres or a ten minute drive from...

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How to spend a long weekend in Sydney New South Wales

Trying to escape the 9-5 grind can be a difficult task, by the time it comes to Friday you have switched off and turned into weekend mode often wanting to shut off from the world and rejuvenate so you can do it all again on Monday. Having said that it is also important to be able to schedule in some time for the occasional long...

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Going for a spin on the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel Victoria

Melbourne’s newest attraction is open for business, the 120 metre high Melbourne Star Observation Wheel which takes inspiration from its bigger cousins in London (London Eye), Singapore (Singapore Flyer) and the Las Vegas Flyer. Offering views of the Melbourne Skyline, Port Philip Bay, the Port of Melbourne and the surrounding suburbs, the controversial Melbourne Star Observation Wheel has now been in full operation for over 6 months, this being...

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GALLERY: Lizard Island’s Anchor Bay Australia / Far North Queensland / Lizard Island

For just over a year I lived and worked on a tropical island in Far North Queensland, usually reserved for the rich or famous. Lizard Island is one of the most extraordinary and beautiful islands in Australia and I am going to share with you some photo galleries in several parts to showcase the beauty of this island. Lizard Island recently was devastated by category 5...

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Hotel Review: Hilton Melbourne South Wharf, Melbourne, Australia Hotel Review / Victoria

Have you ever wanted to play tourist in your own city? Well that is what I did one weekend by staying two nights in one of Melbourne’s newest hotels. Hilton have moved from there traditional Melbourne home which was once dubbed Hilton on the Park near the Melbourne Cricket ground, this has been transformed into a Pullman Hotel and now you can stay with Hilton at...

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Australia’s Premier Drive: The Great Ocean Road Victoria

It’s one of Australia’s greatest drives, if not one of the greatest in the world and the name says it all; the scenic Great Ocean Road. It begins in the costal own of Torquay, 20km south of the state of Victoria’s second largest city Geelong or about 95km south east from the capital city, Melbourne. The other end of this amazing stretch of road ends in the...

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GALLERY: Lizard Island Sunsets Queensland

Today marks 6 months of living and working on Lizard Island and ever since arriving one of my personal favourite things to do in the evening when I’m not occupied with work is to view the many changing aspects of the island’s sunset. On a clear night each month provides a different view as we move from the dry season (winter) to the wet season...

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First adventure away from Lizard Island Queensland

How time flies it is now 2011 and for myself a minor achievement in that March 1 will mark the sixth month of living and working on Lizard Island in Far North Queensland. One of the perks of working on the island is that every three months employees are entitled to a free return flight to Cairns of which I took advantage of before Christmas....

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Two and a half months, island fever is hitting Queensland

Since the last time I posted on this website I made it a goal to access one of the harder beaches on Lizard Island, Coconut Beach. Last time I last spoke about Coconut Beach I was unable to find a way to access the beach from Lizard Head as the decline was quite steep, but on further investigation there are a series of ropes to...

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Lizard Island’s stunning Blue Lagoon and Coconut Beach Queensland

Lizard Island is one of the most beautiful islands you will find on the Great Barrier Reef in Far North Queensland. One of the more picturesque and isolated areas of Lizard Island can be found on the south side of the island known as the Blue Lagoon and next to that Coconut Beach. The resort is located on the north side of the island so...

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Climbing up Lizard Island’s highest peak, Cook’s Look Queensland

I have just reached my second week of living and working on Lizard Island in Far North Queensland smack bang in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef. One of the things I was really looking forward to doing when arriving on Lizard Island was to climb the highest peak on the island called Cook’s Look. Cook’s Look is one of the major attractions on...

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