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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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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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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Sometimes packing light isn’t all about making decision on what to take and what not to take. Sure, that does play a big part of it, but there are other factors that help you to know what to take and what not to take and think outside the box to be creative about saving space in your suitcase. Here are some tips we have compiled for you on packing light: Continue reading

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There are so many different places to visit and things to do while on holiday in Australia. There is something for everyone, but if you like lists, we have compiled some of the best Australian travel destinations with the help of AustralianTraveller.com. Read on to find some of the winners of their people’s choice awards for best food and wine region, best outback adventure, best historical site, most scenic road trip, best walk, best annual festival, and best guided tour. In part one, we covered the first four destinations on our list. Now, for part two, will be covering the three best travel destinations from our list that all happen to be in or near Sydney. Continue reading

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There are so many different places to visit and things to do while on holiday in Australia. There is something for everyone, but if you like lists, we have compiled some of the best Australian travel destinations with the help of AustralianTraveller.com. Read on to find some of the winners of their people’s choice awards for best food and wine region, best outback adventure, best historical site, most scenic road trip, best walk, best annual festival, and best guided tour. In part one, we will be covering the first four best Australian travel destinations on our list. Stay tuned for part two, which will cover the three best travel destinations from our list that all happen to be in Sydney. Continue reading

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We have been featuring the national parks in the region north of Sydney in New South Wales.  We featured Berowra Valley National Park, Marramarra National Park, and Dharug National Park. Today, we will be highlighting part two of our blog series on Yengo National Park. It is adjacent to Dharug National Park directly to the east and in the Lower Hunter region of New South Wales. The park is vast, covering 154,328 hectares of land. This protected park along with seven other national parks all make up the UNESCO World Heritage listed Greater Blue Mountains Area. Yengo National Park is located about 85 km northwest of Sydney’s CBD. It takes about 2 hours to drive there from Sydney. The park features walking trails, campgrounds, accommodations, cycle trails, bushwalking, horseback riding, bird watching, panoramic lookouts, scenic drives, and Aboriginal cultural heritage sites. This is part two of our blog series on Yengo National Park. In part one, we highlighted the places to stay in Yengo National Park: The Big Yango House and the four different campgrounds in Yengo National Park plus the Big Yango House. The campgrounds are Mogo campground, Finchley campground, Mountain Arm campground, and Blue Gums campground. Stay tuned for part two, where we will explore the walking trails, picturesque lookouts, and scenic drives also available inside Yengo National Park. Today, we will be exploring the walking trails and panoramic lookouts in the park. Continue reading

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We just wrapped up our 7 part series on National Parks and Nature Parks near Perth. Now, we have ventured away from the Perth region. Our last post featured the Biodiversity of D’Entrecasteaux National Park. Today, we are taking a trip to Walpole – Nornalup National Park, which is right next to it on the east side. The park is a coastal park that is filled with Tingle trees and Karri trees. It is located in the Denmark region in the southwest of Australia along the strip of coastline called the Rainbow Coast. The most popular attraction in Walpole – Nornalup National Park is the Tree Top Walk in the Valley of the Giants; but that is not all there is to see and do in this beautifully forested park. Visitors here can enjoy walks, boating, fishing, beaches, coastal views, and camping. Continue reading

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The surrounds of Perth are unique because there is so much protected land around this growing city and greater metropolitan area. Perth is the capital of Western Australia and it is one of Australia’s fastest growing cities. Surrounding the growing metropolis are 15 national parks, 7 regional parks, 3 marine parks, and 3 nature reserves; plus an interesting mix of forest land, caves, and coastline. In our first blog post about National Parks near Perth, we visited Avon Valley National Park, John Forrest National Park, Serpentine National Park, Yanchep National Park, and Beelu National Park. Our second blog post on national parks near Perth  included a closer look at Walyunga National Park, Yalgorup National Park, Wandoo National Park, Kalamunda National Park, and Greenmount National Park. Our 3rd series featured the last five national parks in the surrounding region of Perth including Korung National Park, Midgegooroo National Park, Gooseberry Hill National Park, Helena National Park, and Neerabup National Park. Next up, are the Regional Parks surrounding Perth. In our fourth series, we took a look at the Regional Parks around Perth: Beeliar Regional Park, Canning River Regional Park, Herdsman Lake Regional Park, and Yellagonga Regional Park. In our post today, we will be exploring Rockingham Lakes Regional Park, Jandakot Regional Park, Woodman Point Regional Park, and Mundy Regional Park. Continue reading

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Perth is the capital of Western Australia and it is one of Australia’s fastest growing cities. However the city’s surrounds is filled with 15 national parks, 7 regional parks, 3 marine parks, and 3 nature reserves; plus an interesting mix of forest land, caves, and coastline. Today, we will be taking a closer look at five of the national parks near Perth including Avon Valley National Park, John Forrest National Park, Serpentine National Park, Yanchep National Park, and Beelu National Park. Come with us as we explore the Perth Hills, caves, forests, and walking trails in Perth’s surrounds. Continue reading

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