Video: The Stunning Great Barrier Reef and the Threats That It Faces

In this video we join surfers Belinda Baggs and Wayne Lynch, along with free diver Kimi Werner, as they travel on a sailing expedition to the Great Barrier Reef to assess the health of the largest living structure on the planet. The GBR is an important ecosystem for thousands of different species and provides protection from

Castlemaine – the gold-rush era city in the goldfields region of Victoria

Visitors to Melbourne marvel at the remains of “Marvellous Melbourne” – the Victorian-era architecture that is a legacy of the great Victorian gold rush. The gold was is in the regions surrounding Melbourne, and Ballarat and Bendigo became the two biggest regional cities as a result of the gold rush. Before Ballarat and Bendigo became boom towns there was Castlemaine. Gold was first…

Top 10 Australian National Parks (For Your World Travel Bucket List)

Top 10 Australian National Parks (For Your World Travel Bucket List) originally appeared on Green Global Travel. Australian National Parks easily rank among the most diverse in the world. Their protected landscapes are so varied, you could dedicate years of your life to exploring them. The country’s 500+ National Parks span …

25 Best Beaches in Australia

Trying to rank the best beaches in Australia can be an intimidating task. After all, with almost 60,000 kilometres of coastline facing the Indian, South Pacific, and the Timor Sea, there are countless specimens which could make ‘top ten beaches in the world’ lists in many travel media publications.  Nonetheless, I will try to share just a sliver of the brilliant beaches …

4 Offbeat Things to Do on Australia’s East Coast

Photo: Herald Sun The world is a wondrous place, but when you’ve traveled long and far enough, you try to find more things to do than your typical museum and walking tours. While the Aussie East Coast has some excellent city tours and fine museums, it also has a quirky side where you get to experience some pretty offbeat things. Hang Out With The Cool Kids at Melbourne’s Secret Bars Whether it’s a secret handshake among friends or being in on a surprise proposal, …

7 Spectacular Things to do in Coonabarabran, NSW

After spending a few days exploring Coonamble and The Pilliga, we headed east to Coonabarabran – the gateway to the Warrumbungle Mountains. Coonabarabran in Central New South Wales is a gorgeous little town. We had driven through it countless times over the last 20 years but never had the opportunity to stay. As we discovered, …

PHOTO: Carlo Sand Blow at Rainbow Beach, on the Sunshine Coast of Australia

Click on title to view photo in large format. In the U.S., we would call it a giant sand dune. In Australia it’s a sand blow. The Carlo Sand Blow, located at Rainbow Beach on the Sunshine Coast of Australia, is one of the country’s biggest. A short climb via steps up the rear of the dune…

Best Things To Do In Sydney: Tourist Attractions

Looking for the best things to do in Sydney, Australia?  You have come to the right place!  With a warm tropical climate, a bustling cosmopolitan center, a laid-back historical area, and a trendy nightlife scene, there is something for everyone and is one of the hottest destinations all year-round. To help you out with planning your trip, I have listed what I believe to be the are some of the best tourist attractions in Sydney…. enjoy! — 10 BEST THINGS TO DO IN…

Australia’s Proud Convict Past

There is an old and ongoing joke told in several different ways about arriving at an immigration desk in Australia. “Do you have a criminal record, sir?” asks one official to a British traveller. “Oh, I’m so sorry,” comes the reply. “I had no idea that was still required.” Britain and …

Why Freycinet National Park is my favourite place in Tasmania

Hazards Beach – a highlight of Freycinet National Park I love Freycinet National Park. If you asked me what are my top places to visit in Tasmania, Freycinet would be at the top of the list and I would rank it in the top 5 of my favourite National Parks in Australia. Whilst Tasmania has loads to offer…

Welcome to Kangaroo Island

Wallaby Damned, it’s a Roo! ‘There should be a left somewhere around here,’ I declare as I pick up the basic paper map we have to navigate around this stunningly rural island. It was a guess, I had no idea how far we’d travelled along this road. This city girl was too used to having The post Welcome to Kangaroo Island appeared first on The Travel Hack.

Introducing Steph and Leah, our new glampackers Down Under

Today I’d like to introduce you to Steph and Leah, our two new contributors to The Travel Hack team. They have both left busy, career driven lives in London to live their dream together of travelling and seeing the world, and their first stop is Australia. They’re currently on what we like to call ‘A The post Introducing Steph and Leah, our new glampackers Down Under appeared first on The

8 Strange Facts About Australia

Sunrise in Australia (Credit: Liam 38) A question for all you Aussies/Australiaphiles out there. How well do you really know the country? Consider yourself an expert? Well, pull on your ugg boots, crack open a can of VB and test your knowledge of the land Down Under. Need a little help? Here are eight strange facts about Australia to get you started. 1. Australian women were the second WORLDWIDE to get The Vote. The…

Video: Introducing the RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride 2016

Looking for a good cycling challenge and a fun adventure for 2016? Why not join the RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride held in Australia each year. The nine-day event features more than 5000 riders, who roll along a 550 km (341 mile) course that not only passes through the Grampian region of Oz, but rolls along the Great Ocean Road as well. The video below gives you an idea of what to expect in this… [[ This is