An icon of the Great Ocean Road, the Pole House is one of Australian Traveller Magazine’s 100 Great Australian Holiday Homes. Making your way along its floating walkway, this unique piece of architecture looks as though it’s hovering. Supported by a single, hulking steel pole, the Pole House is something of an icon perched above Victoria’s Great Ocean Road in Fairhaven. And it has been ever since it was first...
The Birdsville Races is an Australian outback bucket list item of mythical proportions, with around 7000 pilgrims covering thousands of kilometres to swarm on the remote Queensland town each September (since 1882). But Birdsville ain’t no one horse-race town. If you make it that far into the outback, you should do Birdsville thoroughly. So here are the 10 other must do’s. (words: Steve Madgwick) 1. The pub of many hats Don’t just stop outside and snap the obligatory photo of one of the most photogenic outback pubs in Australia (circa 1884) - although you won't be able to help yourself. Step...
In the past 10 years, the Australian Traveller team has been to some pretty special places and had some amazing experiences across this great continent of ours (we’ve sky dived, swam with sharks, ridden Harley-Davidsons and trekked through the outback, purely for research of course). So we often get asked that tough question: what has been your favourite place so far? While we find it hard to choose between the vibrant colours of the Kimberley, where the AT story began, the tropical rainforests at the tip of Cape York, the epic drive across the remote plains of the Nullarbor, and...
More than 400,000 visitors each year can’t be wrong: Wilson’s Promontory National Park, on Victoria’s south-east coast, is something very special. Victoria’s oldest national park, encompassing 50,000 hectares of land the southernmost tip of mainland Australia, has pristine beaches, carefully preserved forests and a range of accommodation options. If you’re lucky enough to secure yourself a stay at ‘the Prom’ (school holidays are balloted a year in advance…), Hannah Foster has you covered with the top ten things to do at this much-loved piece of hiking and holidaying heaven. 1. Walk to historic Sealers Cove This 19-kilometre (return) walk can be accomplished...
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