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Queenstown Day Trips by Car: Arrowtown and Lake Wakatipu

Queenstown Day Trips Arrowtown

This post on Queenstown day trips by car shows you two short self-drive trips from Queenstown: one takes you to Arrowtown and the other follows Lake Wakatipu shores. Arrowtown is a postcard-pretty mining settlement full of historical buildings and just 20 km north of Queenstown. It’s a must-see destination if you are visiting Queenstown. Lake Wakatipu again is on the ...

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Great Barrier Reef Cruise: Day Cruise to Agincourt Reef

Snorkeling at Agincourt Reef

What is a Great Barrier Reef cruise like, and what are the world famous reefs like? And how do you spend your day on a Great Barrier Reef cruise? We took an Agincourt Reef cruise from Port Douglas and had a perfect day out on the sea. Agincourt Reef is pretty far away, it is at the very outer edge of the Great Barrier ...

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Yarra River Walk in Melbourne

Southbank skyscrapers on Yarra river walk

The banks of Yarra River in Melbourne, Australia are an ideal place to look at the city. I was walking along Yarra on a winter day and this post shows you the views. Most Melbourne sights are along the river so you can see them all on a half-day Yarra River walk.  Yarra River in all is 242 kilometres long. It flows ...

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Self Drive Trip to Daintree Rainforest

Fan palms, Daintree Rainforest

This post shows you the best things to do in Daintree Rainforest in the tropical north of Australia. We made a self drive trip to Daintree Rainforest from Cairns and noticed that there is so much to see in the Daintree National Park, the oldest surviving tropical rainforest in the world. Daintree is a lush, green rainforest that has both ancient plants and animals –  and ...

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Driving from Cairns to Daintree

Mossman Gorge

This post shows you a self drive itinerary from Cairns to Daintree in the tropical north of Australia.  I will show you Palm Cove and Port Douglas and tell you how to visit Mossman Gorge. Before crossing the Daintree River with a ferry we will relax on the white sands of Wonga Beach and spot wild crocodiles on a Daintree river cruise.     Captain Cook Highway that we ...

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Great Ocean Road Self Drive

This post will show you a Great Ocean Road self drive itinerary. The Great Ocean Road in Australia is one of the world’s scenic drives. We explored the magic coast by car and found koalas, kangaroos and nature wonders. In fact we have made two Great Ocean Road self drive trips. The first time we rented a campervan and took the Great Ocean ...

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Melbourne: Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges Drive

A koala at Healesville Sanctuary

This post shows you a Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges drive from Melbourne, Australia. My self-drive trip takes you to the wine-producing area of Yarra Valley and back over Dandenong Ranges. You can make this as a day trip from Melbourne. The drive also takes you to Healesville Sanctuary which is a perfect place to get close to native Australian wildlife. ...

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Phillip Island Self Drive Trip from Melbourne

A wallaby on Phillip Island

Phillip Island is famous for its Little Penguins that waddle from the sea every day at sunset, in all weather. The penguins – and koalas, kangaroos and other nature wonders – can best be explored on a Phillip Island self drive trip. The island is just two hours from Melbourne which makes a perfect day trip or even better if ...

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Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk in Sydney

Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia

Once in Sydney, Australia try the Bondi to Coogee coastal walk. This post shows you what the walk connecting Sydney’s best beaches is like and walk map and photos of all beaches are included. A 6 km trail has been built down the coast beginning from Bondi Beach and ending at Coogee Beach. The other pretty beaches you will walk ...

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Sydney Day Trip to Watsons Bay

Sydney from Watsons Bay

Watsons Bay is a pretty harbour village just a short distance from central Sydney. It’s said to be Australia’s oldest fishing village and the village offers excellent seafood. Watsons Bay also has pretty beaches and a nice park for a Sunday picnic. It’s easy to get to Watsons Bay with a Sydney ferry from the Circular Quay ferry wharf, so no ...

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