The Northern Lights get all the love when it comes to natural light phenomena but did you know Australia has its own light show – the Aurora Australis? Greta Stonehouse speaks to ‘Southern Lights’ experts to see why you might want to consider Tasmania before you book your flight to Scandinavia, Canada... or Siberia. Fifteen years ago Margaret Sonnermann was driving from Launceston to Hobart when she noticed something in...
The Queensland capital might have taken a bit of time to emerge from the shadows of its east-coast cousins, but boy, has Brisbane ever gotten its cool on. Enough so to have Lonely Planet proclaim it as Australia’s hippest city in December last year; and it’s only going to get better. Here’s why. 1. it’s a rising hub of gastronomic creativity Do we dare declare Brisbane as Australia’s most hot-right-now culinary corner? Whoops, we just did – sorry Melbourne. With a host of lively and über cool watering holes, chic wine bars, excellent fine dining, and cute and cosy cafés,...
There's a whole other side to the Australian coast that few see - but here's how to get a scuba view with a difference worth diving for. 1. Underwater Photography Workshop, Port Stephens, NSW Mastered the art of taking photos on land (or not)? Either way, you can now get snap happy underwater with this Dive 2000's unique photography workshop. Over a weekend at beautiful Port Stephens, you’ll improve your underwater photo skills as trained instructors teach you practical knowledge and techniques on capture styles, equipment, composition and lighting plus more. The quality ‘selfies with the fish’ you’ll bring back...
Ember-red sunsets, silent swimming holes, thunderous waterfalls and cavernous gorges... these classic Kimberley outback scenes sprawl across one-sixth of Western Australia - one of Australia’s 16 Ultimate Escapes A place of soaring red cliffs, cavernous gorges and cascading waterfalls, The Kimberley is as captivating as it is wild, rugged and immense. Covering nearly 423,000 square kilometres of northwestern Australia, the region is five times the size of Tasmania. It’s also one of the most remote corners of the country, where you will encounter some of the most extraordinary outback adventures. Journey east from Broome – with its colourful history, landscape and...
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- 100 Greatest Holidays of Australia: #53 road trip the Legendary Pacific Coast, Sydney to Brisbane
- 100 Greatest Holidays of Australia: #63 take a beach break, Sapphire Coast, NSW
- 100 Greatest Holidays of Australia: #86 a beach break on The Shoalhaven Coast, NSW
- Dream road trips: Broome to Exmouth (via the Warlu Way)
- Dream road trips: Esperance to Perth (via Margaret River)
- Dream road trips – Perth to the Pilbara (return)
- Ultimate Escapes: WA’s Great South West Edge – wine, white sand & wilderness
- 100 Greatest Holidays of Australia: #19 escape to the Rowley Shoals, WA
- Ultimate Escapes: Queensland’s Wet Tropics
- 100 Greatest Holidays of Australia: #11 stay at Lizard Island, Qld
- 100 Greatest Holidays of Australia: #54 holiday in Queensland’s triple threat
- 100 Greatest Holidays of Australia: #78 walk Thorsborne Trail, Hinchinbrook Island
- 100 Greatest Holidays of Australia: #85 swim with Manta Rays, Lady Elliot Island, Qld
- Ultimate Escapes: Timeless North, NT
- Get lost in style in the Northern Territory
- 100 Greatest Holidays of Australia: #18 see the wet season in the Top End
- 100 Greatest Holidays of Australia: #27 make the Red Centre pilgrimage
- 100 Greatest Holidays of Australia: #56 (tie) follow Larapinta Trail (World Expeditions), NT