Things to do in Broome – a destination on the rise 2016

We were high-fiving and cheering when we saw Broome, Western Australia make an appearance on TripAdvisor’s Destinations on the Rise list for the South Pacific in 2016. Can we claim playing a part in that rise to fame? We stayed in Broome for five weeks on our road trip around Australia and have consistently named it as our favourite destination in Australia on…

Budget Hacks: Traveling in Australia for Cheap

It’s not surprising that Australia is expensive for American travelers, given that the country’s national minimum wage is more than double what ours is. While it’s true that a stronger U.S. dollar has provided some relief for visitors to the land down under, higher price points in general make it pricey by any standard. Whether …

22 Things to Do in Port Macquarie

I grew up holidaying in Port Macquarie and have fond childhood memories of camping at the Breakwall Caravan Park, visiting Fantasy Glades and riding the water slides at Peppermint Park. We loved those trips to Port. It was a great getaway from our home near Sydney and I remember it well as a place all members of my family enjoyed visiting time and time again. But we only ever stuck to activities close to …

Brisbane In Winter – Why It’s The Perfect Time To Go

When you think of Australia, you think of surfing, sun, and BBQ. However, if you’re a bit adverse to scorching conditions, but still want to explore the amazing attractions and nature that Australia has to offer, Brisbane in winter is a lovely place to start. Days are dry and mild, and there is a plethora of festivals throughout the area, to get you truly interested in the Australian way of life. Let’s take a closer look at what Brisbane has to offer…

5 of the Best Gold Coast Playgrounds

There’s no shortage of playgrounds on the Gold Coast with almost every beach and green space having something to offer. The people on the Goldy love their outdoors lifestyle and it’s great the local council has provided ample playgrounds and facilities to keep families happy all the way up the coast and in-land. Whether your visiting on holidays or live here, taking the kids to the playground is one of the best free things to do on the Gold Coast and a great place for kids to…

Strolling Along Four Mile Beach In Port Douglas Australia

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Flying High Over The Great Barrier Reef In Queensland Australia

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8 Spots of Serenity on the East Coast of Australia

Well hello – it’s nice to e-meet you all & such a pleasure to be here as a new TTH contributor. I’m Mollie and if you read my introduction here on TTH you’ll already know that I am a keen wanderer in search of life in it’s purest moments. Over Christmas I backpacked around Australia The post 8 Spots of Serenity on the East

Spicers Vineyards Estate, Hunter Valley: Hotel of the week

Escape from Sydney for a leisurely long weekend of wine tastings, spa sessions, and bicycle rides for two. Only two hours from the city, the Hunter Valley will delight your inner gourmand with its abundant offerings, especially at restaurant Botanica. While spending the evening with your travel partner and a bottle of your new-found-favourite wine on your very own veranda at Spicers Vineyards Estate, you may…

Brisbane – An Aussie City That Surprised Me

When it comes to prejudging places, I’m guilty as charged. I think it’s something we all do though, whether we consciously realize it or not. We all have images or certain preconceived notions of almost everything in life, and that certainly extends to the travel experience. The key isn’t to arrive to new places with a blank slate, that’s just not possible or even advisable honestly, no, the key is to arrive with an open mind and the willingness to be wrong. Before first visiting the capital city of Queensland, …

Photo of the Moment: A Brilliant Arch of Stars, New Zealand

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6 Unforgettable Adventure Experiences in Queensland Australia

Australia is a country prone to great adventures. Not only is it just a part of the national psyche, but the land lends itself to active pursuits outside. Australia though is large, hugely untamed and parts of it are still mysterious, even to those lucky enough to call the Land Down Under home. Thanks to this, you can find amazing adventure travel experiences all over the country, but few states can boast the array of activities like the ones…

14 Things to Do in Bathurst For Families

You probably know from our recent Facebook and Instagram updates that I took Kalyra for a daddy and daughter weekend getaway to the NSW town of Bathurst a few weeks ago.  What a pleasant surprise that trip was. No longer do I think of Bathurst as just a town for motor racing or going to University, but possibly the perfect country getaway from the hustle and bustle of Sydney for a family, or even just for couples! Once you escape…

12 Ways to Experience the Natural Beauty of the Barossa Valley & Adelaide Hills

I thought I’d leave the Barossa Valley in love with the wine. (I did.) I wasn’t expecting to leave so in love with the natural beauty of the Barossa and nearby Adelaide Hills. There’s a tranquil richness to the landscape here: green rolling hills, the earthy vibrancy of the changing seasons, flourishing vines, Eucalypt forest, steep hillsides and shaded valleys. There are so many ways in this region to immerse yourself in nature. It …