Nattai National Park is located south of the Blue Mountains and is adjacent to Kanangra-Boyd National Park  which we have featured before. It is just a 1 ½ hour to 2 hour drive from Sydney. It is located 150 km south west of Sydney. This protected park along with seven other national parks all make up the UNESCO World Heritage listed Greater Blue Mountains Area. We previously featured some of the national parks in the region north of Sydney in New South Wales including the Greater Blue Mountains Area National Parks as well as other national parks in the region.  We featured Berowra Valley National Park, Marramarra National Park, and Dharug National Park  and Yengo National Park. Previously, we highlighted several other National Parks in this region including Blue Mountains National Park, Ku-ring-ga National Park, Royal National Park, Brisbane Water National Park, Gardens of Stone National Park, and Wollemi National Park.  Today, we are featuring Nattai National Park. Visiting a national park helps contribute to their protection and is an excellent way to be able to enjoy the Australian wilderness. Nattai National Park includes the Nattai River, the Little River, Allum River and the Wollondilly River, the dramatic Hawkesbury sandstone cliffs, Mount Jellore and is heavily forested. Even though it is this close to Sydney, it is one of the more remote national parks and is not as well visited as many of the other national parks of this region. If you are into remote wilderness exploration, then Nattai National Park is for you. While there, you can also visit the Nattai State Conservation Area, the Burragorang State Conservation Area, Lake Burragorang, the Bargo State Conservation Area, the Wombeyan Caves, and the Yerranderie State Conservation Area. Continue reading

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An Australian road trip is a very exciting holiday for the entire family. However, the idea of a road trip with the kids can be quite daunting. These tips and tricks in our road trip with kids survival guide will help you be prepared and keep them occupied so that everyone has a great road trip holiday. Preparing ahead of time is key. Before doing anything, check out our Long Distance Road Trip Checklist. If you are planning to hire a car for the road trip, then this might help you decide: Which is the Best Rental Car for You. Lastly, you might want to get some packing tips on How to Pack Less and Travel Light. You will see that many of our tips are about preparing ahead of time. Continue reading

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The height of whale watching season has just begun in Western Australia. The Indian Ocean and Southern Ocean coastlines of Western Australia are home to one of of the longest whale watching seasons in the world. These are also some of the most isolated coastlines, which gives you an amazing opportunity to see these magnificent creatures of the deep up close and personal. The height of whale watching season in Western Australia is from May through September. However, something unique to Western Australia is that if you know where to look (and most of the expert whale watching charter companies do), then you can seek out and find different whales on year long; more on that later. Continue reading

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There is always something to do in Australia and it is easy to find all different kinds of events and festivals happening everywhere all the time. We already told you about upcoming festivals and events in New South Wales, Western Australia, and Queensland part one and Queensland Festivals part two. Today we are featuring some of the festivals and events that are coming up in Victoria including the Melbourne Jazz Festival, Great Ocean Road Running Festival, the High Country Harvest, Van Gogh and the Seasons at the National Gallery of Victoria, and the Chevrolet Brasil Global Tour Match 1. Add these great events to your social calendar now! Here’s a little bit about each: Continue reading

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There is always something to do in Australia and it is easy to find all different kinds of events and festivals happening everywhere all the time. We already told you about May festivals and events in New South Wales and in Western Australia. This is part two of upcoming festivals in Queensland. In part one, we featured the Brisbane Jazz Festival, Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival, Anywhere Theatre Festival, Port Douglas Carnivale, and the Noosa Wine & Food Festival Today we are featuring 4 more upcoming festivals and special events in Queensland, some of them are quite fun and quirky, so let loose and enjoy! Stay tuned for more festivals and events in other states around Australia. Continue reading

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There is always something to do in Australia because festivals and events are happening everywhere all the time. We already told you about May festivals and events in New South Wales and in Western Australia. Today we are featuring 5 upcoming festivals and special events in Queensland. Stay tuned for more festivals and events in Queensland and in other states around Australia. Continue reading

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In our last post, we told you all about May’s festivals in New South Wales. Today, we are featuring the May festivals in Western Australia. If you have been looking for a reason to go west, then one or more of these fun festivals might be just that final decision maker for you. A big plus is that Western Australia is simply spectacular in the fall, between the colours of the Autumn leaves and whale migration season, what’s not to love? No more excuses, hire a car and go west this Autumn, you will thank us later! Here are just some of the festivals we’ve found happening in May. Continue reading

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Earlier this week, we featured part one of our top autumn destinations in Australia. We featured the Adelaide Hills, the Yarra Valley, Cradle Mountain, and the Margaret River Region. The colours and the weather are a winning combination! You may not even realise that you can find some picturesque and amazing Autumn colour scenes in Australia. Get your rental car ready and head out to some of these beautiful places between March and May. Today, we are featuring Melbourne and Bright Victoria, the Hunter Valley and Orange in New South Wales, and Litchfield National Park. Continue reading

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If you are looking for the best places to see the autumn colours in Australia, we’ve got you covered. You may not even realise that you can find some picturesque and amazing autumn colour scenes in Australia. Get your rental car ready and head out to some of these beautiful places between March and May. Continue reading

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Whether you are backpacking or just on holiday traveling around Australia, you can get a boost from technology and get some great benefits with the help of some travel apps. You might think about travel apps to help you with maps or navigation or finding accommodations, and we have some of those in our list too, but we also feature some great mobile or smartphone apps that help make you a better traveler and make your journey more fun and interactive. Here are 12 mobile apps for traveling in Australia: Continue reading

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