Australia

Headed to Australia? Whether you want to hit up cities like Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, or iconic natural wonders like Uluru (Ayer’s Rock), the Great Ocean Road and the Great Barrier reef, you’re in the right place.

The Ugly Side of Farm Work in Australia

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Picking fruit or vegetables in Australia is a good, easy way to make money — or is it? Guest blogger “OzVegPickerGirl” shares her story.

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Kangaroos on the Beach in Australia

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Seeing wild kangaroos when I traveled to Australia wasn’t enough for me — I wanted to see wild kangaroos on the beach! You’ve probably had a similar idea if you own the latest edition of Lonely Planet’s “Australia” guidebook, whose front cover depicts (wait for it) a kangaroo on a beach. Several of my Australian […]

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Australia’s Working Holiday Visa

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If you want to work legally when you travel in Australia, you need to obtain what’s called a “Working Holiday Visa” from the Australian government.

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Why Hostels in Australia (Mostly) Suck

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Australian hostels provide perhaps the worst value for money of backpacker accommodation anywhere in the world.

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Exploring the Australia Zoo

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As zoos go, the Australia Zoo is top-notch, providing an experience that’s exciting to visitors without compromising the welfare of its animals.

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Are The Whitsunday Islands Worth It?

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Promotional paraphernalia paints traveling to Australia’s Whitsunday Islands as a hard prospect to pass up, but does the idyllic beauty of the islands alone make visiting them worth it?

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High Prices in the Land Down Under

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Although it’s possible to travel in Australia without going completely bankrupt, you shouldn’t count on any aspect of your Australian holiday being cheap.

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Pier in Coffs Harbour Australia

Coffs Harbour vs. Byron Bay, Australia

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I recommend building both Coffs Harbour and Byron Bay into your Australia travel itinerary, so you can see first-hand which one you prefer.

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