Tag: Australia


Glenelg, Adelaide, South Australia South Australia / Travel Blog

As a passionate Victorian it is my responsibility as a dedicated patriot of my fine state, to look down upon South Australia, and as a Melbournian more specifically, to look down upon the capital, Adelaide. While it’s true that most of Australia looks down at Adelaide as being a bit of a backwater city it’s actually a nice place to get away for a long...

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Hotel Review: Peppers Beach Club & Spa Penthouse Suite, Palm Cove, Queensland Far North Queensland / Hotel Review

Travelling to the Cairns region in Far North Queensland, you are presented with a number of options when it comes to selecting somewhere to stay and on my most recent visit I opted to stay at the Peppers Beach Club & Spa. If you’re looking to stay in central Cairns you’ll be right in the thick of it with the laid back hustle of the city...

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Holiday Inn Old Sydney, Sydney, Australia Hotel Review / New South Wales

Choosing accommodation in in Sydney can be a daunting task as you want to stay close to the harbour where all the action is happening. It can cost an arm and leg to stay in some of the world’s best known hotel chains that occupy the best waterfront real estate. However there is a an alternative, the reasonably priced Holiday Inn Old Sydney hotel located in...

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The MCG turns itself into an open air cinema for Cinema at the G Victoria

The Melbourne Cricket Ground is the most famous sporting arena in Australia. It is one of the most recognised in the world as the home of Australian Rules Football and the birthplace of Test Cricket where “the Ashes” were born. For most of the year the hallowed turf is a no go zone for your average everyday person in order to keep the surface in a pristine...

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The epic hike up Mount Abrupt, Grampians National Park, Victoria Victoria

The Grampians National Park in the Australian state of Victoria is one of the state’s most beautiful natural regions to visit and is a great destination for a long weekend. The main centre for the region is a small town called Halls Gap with many people using this as a base while exploring the greater national park, including myself staying at The Grampians Motel. At...

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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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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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