Things to do in Spring in Australia Part One

As summer comes to an end, it is time to start planning things to do in spring. Spring in Australia is a great time where the weather is still warm but starting to cool off and in many places, the wildflowers are simply fantastic! Here are things that you can plan to do travelling around […]

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August 21st, 2017

Recap of the National Parks in Sydney’s Surrounds

Earlier this year, we featured the national parks in the region around Sydney in New South Wales including the Greater Blue Mountains Area National Parks as well as other national parks in the region around Sydney. We did a recap of the parks that are part of The Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage-listed area: Blue Mountains National Park, Wollemi National Park, Yengo National Park, Kanangra-Boyd National Park, Nattai National Park, Gardens of Stone National Park, Thirlmere Lakes National Park. Today, we are wrapping up our blog series with a recap of the other National Parks in the region around Sydney: We featured Berowra Valley National Park, Marramarra National Park, Dharug National Park,  Ku-ring-ga National Park, and Royal National Park. Here is a summary of each one so that you can […]

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August 18th, 2017

Faure Island and Shark Bay Wildlife Sanctuaries

On the heels of Shark Week, the message is clear: we must protect the sharks in our oceans or suffer the consequences of the imbalance in nature. That prompted me to look to see how many of the growing shark sanctuaries around the world has been established in Australia. Actually, I thought that I would find several. Sadly, I found none. While there are wildlife sanctuaries and marine parks, there are no sanctuaries implicitly set up for sharks. There is a movement to make Shark Bay in Western Australia a shark sanctuary,  but for now, we will have to hope that the protections of the marine wildlife sanctuary is enough to help keep the many species of sharks here safe from human dangers. People who are so afraid of shark […]

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August 11th, 2017

August Car Hire Deals and Special Offers (Part Two)

This is part two of our series on the special offers and discounts we have available in car rental deals this month. In August the weather is cool, but our deals are hot! We have a two part series of deals this month since there are so many great offers and specials. You can book your next car rental with us online, over the phone, or on our new Budget app. Every which way, Budget Australia offers you great prices, convenience, and a variety of vehicle choices. Budget Australia Car rental has all different types of vehicles to help you get around when travelling in Australia including cars, trucks, 4WD vehicles and more! Find all of this month’s discount codes, special offers, and details on our website: Budget.com.au. You can […]

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August 9th, 2017

August Car Hire Deals and Special Offers (Part One)

August is here and so are some cool savings deals and offers! We have a two part series of deals this month since there are so many great offers and specials. You can book your next car rental with us online, over the phone, or on our new Budget app. No matter how you book […]

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August 5th, 2017

Brisbane Water National Park: Things to Do in the Park

We previously told you about all of the walking tracks in Brisbane Water National Park.  Today, we will be highlighting the lookouts, biking trails, picnic spots, and exploring Aboriginal culture and history of the park. It is 11,506 hectares and located 27 km north of Sydney. It takes about 1 ½ hours to drive to […]

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August 1st, 2017

Most Popular Casinos in Australia Part Two

As you might have just learned in our last blog post, an Australian holiday isn’t only about exploring the beautiful nature that Australia has to offer. Gambling is one of the most popular pastimes in the country. In part one of our series on the most popular casinos in Australia; we featured Adelaide SKYWAY Casino, Casino Canberra, Country Club Casino Tasmania, Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex Melbourne, and Crown Perth. Today, we have five more of the most popular casinos: Crown Sydney, The Star Gold Coast, Lasseters Hotel Casino, Sky City Darwin, and The Star City Casino. Here is a little bit about each one.

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July 28th, 2017

Most Popular Casinos in Australia Part One

When you think of visiting Australia, the things that come to mind might include The Great Barrier Reef, the wildlife, Sydney or Melbourne and the Outback. However, what you may not realise is that gambling is one of the most popular pastimes in Australia and therefore, there are some pretty fantastic casinos in each of the major capital cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Darwin, and the capital of Canberra. There are also other casino hubs, namely in Gold Coast as well as some other regional cities. According to WorldCasinoDirectory.com/australia, as of 2015, over 80% of all adults in Australia take part in gambling. In fact, Australians have the highest gambling rate in the world. Close to 10% of all state revenues come from gambling. “Pokies” (short for the Poker Machines […]

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July 26th, 2017

Australia Winter Festivals for 2017

We have been featuring things to do in Australia during the winter time. Winter in Australia is filled with festivals that make for great things to do on holiday or just with friends all over the country. We told you about some of the winter festivals in our feature on Things to Do in Australia in Winter, but now we will go into more detail about upcoming festivals still happening this winter.

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July 22nd, 2017

More Things to Do in Australia in Winter

Last week we did a feature on things to do in Australia in winter and we highlighted five different things to do including relaxing in Noosa, Kakadu National Park, winter festivals, whale watching in Hervey Bay and skiing in the mountains. Today, we have 5 more things to do in Australia in winter: Christmas in July, The Great Barrier Reef, Hobart, Swimming with Whale Sharks, and a Top End Road Trip.

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July 13th, 2017