There Is No Place Like Alice Springs

Alice Springs, or just simply “Alice” as its more popularly known, is a town that is the third largest in the Australian state of the Northern Territory. Alice Springs is unique in that it’s situated in the geographic centre of Australia at the southern end of the state and straddles the Todd river, which is usually dry. The northern end of the MacDonell Ranges border the town and the surrounding area is known as the Red desert or Central Australia.

Several deserts converge in the region to create a hot, arid environment that is harsh during the seasons with temperatures varying between the extreme ends of the scale. In the dead of summer, Temperatures have been known to peak at 45 degrees centigrade, which is 113 degrees Fahrenheit, the record low is minus 7 degrees centigrade, which is about 18 degrees Fahrenheit. Rainfall varies throughout the year but with it being a desert climate, don’t expect much rain to fall.

The original inhabitants of Alice Springs, the Arrernte, know the area as “Mparntwe”. They have lived in the area for thousands of years. Long before Europeans came to settle there in the early 1870s. Prior to the Second World War, Alice Springs was an extremely isolated settlement with fewer than 500 people in its population. When the war broke out and the Australian military took over the town and it was an important staging base for war time operations.

At it’s peak, there were around eight thousand soldiers stationed in Alice Springs and the town was visited by thousands more people, including US Army General Douglas MacArthur. This attention brought Alice Springs much international fame and gone were the days when it was a backwater out of the way town with a paltry population. The war changed Alice Springs like it did many places.

In the post war years, Alice Springs became the home of the joint United States/Australian satellite defence station known as Pine Gap, which employs around 700 people from both countries. There are around two thousand United States Citizens living in Alice Springs today due to the work that goes on at Pine Gap. These days, however, the city of Alice Springs has a major tourism market, especially domestic tourism.

The airport has flights to all of the major destinations within Australia and the most travelled route is between Alice Springs to Melbourne, Victoria. Qantas and Tiger Airways operate the major destination routes, with Qantas operating a service to the smaller towns and cities within Australia. Why do people come to Alice Springs? Well, its outstanding natural desert beauty of course. The Alice is unique in that the city and its surrounding regions are the convergence of several deserts in Australia, which create hot and arid temperatures.

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Where do You Stay When Travelling in Australia?

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Where do you want to stay?
Stay My Place is a great revolution in accommodation.

As a traveller, whether you are a seasoned one who has been on every airline, been on every bus, swam in every ocean and stayed in the worst accommodation a professional traveller, or a new one who has never before left the confines of their city or town for fear of falling off the edge of the world you know the most important thing, besides money, food and water, is Accommodation.

This is especially important when travelling around a large continent such as Europe, America or Australia. It’s this last continent we’re going to look at. Where do you stay when travelling around Australia? It’s a huge place, about the size of the contiguous United States, perhaps even bigger. Will Hotels suffice? Perhaps an Apartment? A Bed and Breakfast? These would seem the most likely choices but if you were on a tight budget then these choices might be expensive if you are factoring in plane tickets and other amenities. Other accommodation options are Hostels. Hostels are cheaper versions of hotels and are a little bit like army barracks as you have an option of sharing a room with strangers. Some Hostels are becoming much more like a hotel, with some even having private rooms and bathrooms, making them almost indistinguishable from a hotel, except for the price.

The prices of some hostels are unbelievably low and in some, you unfortunately get what you pay for. No service, No breakfast, just a key to your room and that is it. You’re on your own. Although some hostels are surprisingly accommodating and will give you first class service for an unbelievably low rate. If you are lucky enough to have many friends in Australia, which is not hard as in Australia as everyone is friendly, you may have a mate who will say “It’s alright, you can stay at my place!” which will most likely be free and you can be assured of running water and a good meal. Well, maybe.

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Who Offers Long Term Accommodation

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Fully furnished long term accommodation is a good option when travelling to Sydney.

When visiting Australia, especially from overseas, it is best to take your time. Going to Australia isn’t like if you are in the UK and fancied visiting Continental Europe. There, you can go for maybe two weeks and see enough of what you wanted to see and go back home.

With it being down under the equator and pretty much far away from any other continent, Australia is isolated, but that’s the beauty of it and the attraction for so many travellers. It’s a continent that’s got a lot of coast, a lot of desert, a lot of jungle, a lot of everything. In short, Australia definitely has something for everyone.

When visiting Australia from some far off distant land, long term accommodation is the best option. Especially if you’re planning to be in Australia for a month or more as it isn’t every day you get to see this country. Hotels might seem like the best option and most will take on guests who want to stay long term but they may charge more the longer you stay. Bed and breakfasts will be the same, as will motels but there is always the option of renting a fully furnished apartment.

These apartments are perfect for long term travellers and the majority are located in the bigger cities of Australia. Melbourne and Sydney are the most popular with long term accommodation rentals and tourists as they like to soak up the two cities’ atmosphere and enjoy the tourist attractions that Melbourne and Sydney have to offer.

Sydney is particularly noted for its harbour, the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge that links the Sydney central business district with the north shore. Having all these attractions makes Sydney a popular place for long term tourists and as such, there are plenty of options when it comes to long term accommodation for visitors. If you look at Sydney’s central business district from the north shore, you are reminded of the Manhattan skyline in New York City. Indeed, Sydney boasts the largest skyline in Australia and its financial centre is extremely important to Australia and the world’s economy.

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Travelling to Sydney and Where to Put Your Head Down

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Booking apartments instead of hotels is becoming a popular culture.

The choices are endless when thinking about accommodation options in Sydney. Weighing your options can help you locate the best accommodations for your needs.

Youth Hostels

These are among the most affordable options. Youth hostels are often centrally located, and you can meet people not just from Australia but from across the globe. Hostels are required to maintain consistent standards according to Hostelling International, and safety and cleanliness inspections are frequent. When you stay in a hostel, you will generally have access to kitchen facilities, TV and Internet lounges and leisure activities. Other amenities may be slim, and privacy comes at a premium, which means that hostels may not be the best choice for many travellers or for longer stays.

Boarding Houses

Boarding houses are another affordable option for visitors to Sydney. Boarding houses in Sydney are strictly regulated and feature some of the comforts of home without a hefty price tag. Many of the people staying in boarding houses include students, recent immigrants and people in transition. You will often have your own private or shared room as well as communal living areas and some meal privileges. Drawbacks include a lack of privacy and only basic amenities. Unlike hostels, boarding houses are more suitable for long-term stays.

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A Change of Pace is Waiting for You in Perth,

Perth city skyline and the Swan River

Perth city skyline and the Swan River in Western Australia.

Ready for a change of pace? It’s waiting for you in Perth, a five hour nonstop flight from Sydney.

Perth isn’t Sydney, and it doesn’t try to be. The relaxed attitude is evident upon arrival. The domestic airport is smaller, less hurried than most, and simple to navigate. The baggage claim area is on the ground level, close to toilets, kiosks, and car rental counters. Visitor Information desks, prominently situated on the ground level, are manned by helpful staff; someone is available to answer general questions and provide brochures.

One of Perth’s best casual restaurants, the Dome Cafe, has a franchise close to baggage claim. Their flat whites and cappuccinos are excellent; if you need a quick bite, the menu has variety at a good price.

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Broome, Australia, Is an Intriguing Place to Visit

Sunset over Broome, Australia

Sunset over Broome, Australia

Broome, Australia, is an intriguing place to visit. Located in the very western area of the Kimberley region with the Indian Ocean on one side and Roebuck Bay on the other side, Broome is the largest town in Kimberley. It is a beautiful tropical paradise that boasts of white beaches, turquoise waters, cliffs that turn red at sunset, coconut palms, colourful gardens, bustling resorts, and being the last frontier of the Australian Outback. Broome is a location in Australia that is often neglected when people ponder about a visit to or trip in Australia.

Spectacular Cable Beach is nearby and offers parasols on the beach, calm waters for swimming, swim club competitions, the rental of surf and boogie boards, and even camel rides from three different companies! No restaurants are allowed on the beach itself, but there are a few at the top of the dunes. The view is especially magnificent at sunset when the sky colours go from blue to turquoise to pink to purple.

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A Short Speel on Festivals in Sydney

The sun sets over Sydney CBD.

The sun sets over Sydney CBD.

With a population of 4.5 million, Sydney is the largest city in Australia and is the capital of New South Wales. It was the founded in 1788 as the first British colony in Australia. Each year, Sydney hosts a number of popular festivals.The first festival of the year is called the Sydney Festival and it is held in January. As Australia’s largest and most popular festival, attendance numbers typically surpass one million. The festival features more than fifty separate events that include classical music, dance, visual arts, drama, and lectures. The Sydney Festival was first held in 1977 as a way to attract tourists.

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After You Have Checked Into Your Melbourne Accommodation

The vast continent of Australia is home to many cosmopolitan coastal cities. In fact, most Australians live along the coastline in cities like Melbourne, the second largest city in the country and the capital of Victoria. Melbourne is a thrilling holiday spot: vibrant, dynamic, and sophisticated. After you’ve checked into your Melbourne accommodation in Australia, there are some things you simply must do during your stay which are explained on and what is detailed below.

Many Melburnians are simply sports mad; after all, the city is the unofficial “sports capital of Australia.” Join in the fun by visiting the Melbourne Cricket Ground and catch an AFL game. The MCG is one of Australia’s most famous stadiums, having hosted Olympic events, Commonwealth games, and other major sporting events.

The City Circle Tram is another must-do. It’s a free tram that runs in both directions all around Melbourne’s CBD. The trams run every 12 minutes, and you can hop on or off at any of the stops, including Flinders Road Station or LaTrobe. If trams just aren’t your style, try the Melbourne Tour Bus, also free, which stops at different tourist spots along the way, like the Melbourne Museum and Chinatown.

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The Internet and Online Travel to Australia and the World

another view ofSydney harbour and Harbour Bridge

There are so many places to take advantage of Sydney harbour.

Booking airline tickets to Australia or to anywhere for that matter can be a bit of a nightmare. The hassle of finding good deals, reading the fine print and then comparing results across the board is further compounded by the sheer volume of marketing material available both in print and on the web.

Indeed, negotiating this maze of advertising content is half the battle. Prospective fliers are encouraged to read through every deal with care in order to avoid promotional pitfalls. Comb the fine print. Often airlines will advertise prices excluding airport tax or tickets ‘starting from’ a very low price. In reality, there are usually one or two seats which cost this amount and they go almost immediately leaving only more expensive options behind.

Reviewers of flight deals and hotel pacakages to Sydney, London, Melbourne and New York – some of the world’s most popular destinations – remind potential travellers that the time at which tickets are bought can dramatically affect the price. Flights booked well in advance are cheaper, as are those booked a few days before take-off. Click here for further details

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The Positive Thinking Capital City of Australia

Elder Park in Adelaide

Elder Park in Adelaide

There are many reasons to visit Adelaide. It’s the beautiful capital of South Australia that is gaining popularity with North American tourists due to its cosmopolitan atmosphere and friendly locals.

Adelaide can accommodate any traveller; almost any kind of vacation is possible. It’s only 20 miles from the coast at Glenelg, so digging your toes into the sand and soaking up the sun–in December–is most certainly possible. You will be the envy of your friends (back in the USA) when you return with a radiant tan in the middle of winter!

If you prefer an active way to catch the Australian summer, Adelaide is also a sports hub. It’s host to two gorgeous public 18-hole golf courses in addition to several beautiful private courses. If you’re more of a spectator, Adelaide hosts two Australian Rules football teams. This sport combines aspects of rugby, soccer, and American football that makes for an action-packed match. It’s guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience; Australian’s enthusiasm for the sport is contagious. Adelaide also hosts many national and international rugby and cricket matches, and tennis, basketball, and sailing are all cherished past-times.

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Road Travel in Van Diemen’s Land

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

The small size of Van Diemen’s Land or Tasmania as it more commanly known makes it convenient to explore by car. The island also has a low population density and little traffic, which makes car travel ideal. Traveling by car is the only way to see all of the memorable natural sights of this island. Be sure to book or locate the Tasmania hire car of your choice when you have decided to visit the Natural State of Australia.

The places that tourists can visit by car include Wineglass Bay on the pristine east coast of the island, which has a reputation for being one of the best beaches in the world. The national parks on the island have much to offer in terms of natural, breathtaking, memorable scenery. Mount Field National Park is located near the center of the island and boasts waterfalls, mountains, and rainforests, and provides opportunities for hiking and picnicking.

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Travel Flight Plans to Sydney, Australia

Sydney Harbour Bridge

A view of Sydney Harbour Bridge from North Sydney

Making travel plans for work or holiday can be a complicated affair, requiring tedious Internet research, assistance from travel agents, and even advice from friends and family. If you are searching for cheap flights to Sydney, however, you can often find great deals if you are quick and know where to look.

Flexibility with your travel dates can often help you find the best deals, particularly if you’re willing to fly mid-week or in the early morning or late night hours. Booking your return flight at the same time you book your destination flights can also help you get better deals than if you wait until the last minute. Don’t neglect to sign up for great deals or student or group discounts whenever possible.

You may also need to be willing to take alternate routes with your return flights to Sydney. If you are travelling from Europe, you may stop over in Asia. A flight from New York may include stopovers in one of several different American cities. Domestic flights to Sydney from Cairns for example may or may not include layovers.

As you are looking for flights, don’t hesitate to look through a variety of search engines. Major travel sites often have the advantage in that they are well known, but they may also be owned by the airlines themselves. Compare results from several different sites, not just the best known sites, so that you can locate the most affordable flights available.

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Connecting Your Travel Plans Through Australia

Darling Harbour in Sydney, Australia

Darling Harbour in Sydney, Australia

A flight to Australia from virtually anywhere in the world can take from 20 hours to more than a day. Arriving in Australia is well worth the long flight, however. This is one of the most diverse countries on earth, with lively multicultural cities, snowy mountains, red deserts, lush rainforests, rugged outback, still billabongs and rich vineyards. From Sydney to Darwin and from Brisbane to Canberra, the cities are as diverse as the terrains, with shopping, art, museums, activities and fine dining. The wildlife is exotic, and the scenery is astounding. Your Australia travel connection will take you from place to place without crimping your budget or cramping your style.

1. Before you head off on your holiday, make a detailed travel itinerary. This country is filled with exciting places, beautiful beaches and lush resorts, but it is also an enormous country and is nearly as large as the mainland U.S. You could spend years here and still not see everything it has to offer. Knowing where you want to go ahead of time can help you plan the best routes and best ways of getting there.

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Your Informative Sydney Travel Blog

Sydney harbour and Sydney CBD.

Sydney harbour and Sydney CBD.

Travel guides, articles and review sites can all give you a feel for your chosen destination, but very little can match the in-depth travel information and detailed accounts shared by experienced travellers on Sydney Travel Accommodation. Whether you are trying to get inspiration for your next Sydney holiday or just locate the best prices on flights and accommodation, we have the information you need to make informed decisions.

Sydney is often one of the first stops for many visitors to Australia. Even if you are not planning on spending your entire holiday in this beautiful harbour city, you can still benefit from researching its many activities and entertainment venues so that you can take advantage of your downtime while there. You can lounge on Bondi Beach, climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, visit the Taronga Zoo or take a day trip to the Blue Mountains.

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Where Do You Find Cheap 5 Star Hotels In Sydney?

red car crushed by a big rock in the Rocks area of Sydney

A visit to The Rocks, Sydney in search of 5 star hotels.

Budget-conscious travellers may not even consider 5 star hotels in Sydney. They may believe a high-end hotel is simply out of their price range. However, a nice room with plenty of amenities and even a few luxuries in a central location at a good price is absolutely doable in the lovely harbour city of Sydney.

Sydney’s five-star hotels tend to be clustered in the CBD and along the waterfront. Lavishly appointed rooms, careful attention to detail, and exceptional customer service allow these hotels to stand out from the pack. Even though these hotels are priced well above the rates of budget hotels, the market is still quite customer friendly. While you may not be able to score a luxury room at a backpacker’s hostel rate, you may be able to find a five-star hotel room at a mid-level hotel price.

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Your Travel In Australia Can Be ………


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Your travel in Australia can take some time due to the size of this continent.

My travel in Australia was like a dream come true. I’d set aside several weeks in order to see some of the most beautiful sights in the country, starting with Kakadu, which is located near Darwin. Kakadu National Park covers 20,000 square kilometres and includes a variety of habitats, including tidal plains and estuaries, flood plains, rocky cliffs, lowlands, woodland areas, hills, and valleys. These diverse landscapes are home to equally diverse wildlife, including birds, mammals, reptiles, fish, and insects, many of which are endemic to the area.

The legendary Great Barrier Reef was my next stop. The Great Barrier Reef isn’t just one reef but a system of reefs and islands that stretches along several hundred kilometres. Sea turtles, dolphins, minke whales, dugongs, and tropical fish inhabit its brilliant blue waters. I will never forget how the feeling of snorkelling amongst them.

I then headed towards the Red Centre of Australia and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The iconic red Uluru juts straight up from the flat desert lands in stark contrast to the cloudless blue skies. I began my walk around the rock at dawn, when the monolith was a brilliant crimson. As the sun rose in the sky, it brightened to a burnt orange and then finally lightened to ochre by the time I finished my walk. The guide explained the deep spiritual significance of the place and the Dreamtime myths.

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Australia Travel Deals and Where To Find Them

If you visit Sydney, plan a visit to the Blue Mountains.

A View From Echo Point, Blue Mountains, N.S.W, Australia

Australia has more than 25,000 kilometres of coastline, brilliant cosmopolitan cities, rugged outback, unique wildlife, and a pleasant climate that can be appealing year round. Although the continent is vast and located on the opposite side of the world, cheap travel in Australia is still entirely possible. Click here for further details. In fact, although most flights into the country land in Sydney, the airports in Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth are also quite busy.

International airports are located in all the capital cities, and flying tends to be the least expensive way to travel around the country. Public transportation options are readily available within the cities and include buses, shuttle buses, taxis, rental cars, light rails, and trains. Often, travellers will find that booking flights and accommodations together can help them save dramatically on their overall expenses.

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Flights Into The Capital Of South Australia, Adelaide

Parliament building in Adelaide, South Australia

Parliament building in Adelaide, South Australia

Adelaide Airport is located fewer than 10 kilometres from Adelaide’s CBD and is one of the busiest airports in Australia. It serves more than seven million passengers annually through the nearly one hundred daily flights to Adelaide that travel into the airport every day, and departing flights from Adelaide to cities Melbourne, Brisbane,Sydney and Perth moving travellers from across the country and around the world.Visitors to Adelaide can enjoy the benefits of rental cars, taxis, shuttle buses, or public transport buses to take them into the city, where they can then begin their visits in earnest.

The city is known as the most liveable city in Australia, thanks in part to its moderate weather, carefully designed layout, and diverse culture. Located scenically between Gulf St Vincent and the Mount Lofty Ranges, Adelaide was originally planned as South Australia’s capital and was laid out in a grid pattern with spacious public areas and plentiful parklands. It was founded by those in search of religious freedom and continues to be known for its progressive thinking and dedication to personal liberty.

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Locating Short Term Corporate Apartments in Sydney

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Fully furnished short term corporate apartments are a good option when travelling to Sydney.

Sydney is a major hub for Australian tourism, bringing millions of eager visitors into the country annually. Although this city is vibrant with a multitude of art and cultural venues, entertainment options, and activities, it is also known as the business capital of Australia, with both domestic and international corporations headquartered there. As such, it draws commercial travellers from across the country and around the world.

Corporate travellers demand a certain degree of comfort as well as affordability. When you are on the road, you deserve a place that feels like home and allows you to be more productive throughout your workday.  Short term corporate apartments in Sydney provide you with a separate living space, fully equipped kitchen facilities, and luxurious bedrooms, allowing them to feel more like home than a standard hotel room.

You will be able to start each day energized and focused after sleeping uninterrupted by hotel staff and other guests. You can return each night ready to relax in your own private space with all the amenities you have come to expect, including access to high-speed Internet, Foxtel cable, and plasma televisions. Not only do we provide high-quality furnishings and amenities, but we also ensure our furnished apartments are competitively priced, allowing you to save on your long-term stays. Less expensive and more comfortable than hotel rooms for stays of a similar length, our apartments can also help you save money on your laundry and dining costs as well.

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The Capital Of Australia Is?

Parliament house in Canberra, Australia

The old Parliament House in Canberra, Australia.

Many visitors to Australia are surprised to learn that the so-called business capital, Sydney, is not the actual capital of the country. In fact, Canberra, is the capital. The city has a storied history that dates back 20,000 years, when Indigenous people first populated the area. Since that time, many others have arrived, and now you too have the option to visit and stay in one of the many cheap hotels in Canberra.

The Commonwealth of Australia was established in 1901, and Parliament immediately began searching for an appropriate capital. They determined that it should be within New South Wales and near Sydney. Canberra was determined to have the best climate, land, and water supply to create a capital city worthy of this fledgling country. A design competition was launched, and a landscape architect won with his stunning ampitheatre design.

Visitors to Canberra today will not want to miss seeing Parliament House, but there is so much more to Canberra than politics. The Australian National Botanical Gardens, which house and cultivate an extensive collection of native plants, call Canberra home. Just a few kilometres from the city’s centre is Namadgi National Park. The park has peaks topping 1,700 metres, Aboriginal rock art, opportunities to abseil and mountain bike, and plenty of other activities and attractions to keep you busy and engaged.

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Hotels In Sydney To Suit Your Budget

Night shot of Sydney CBD

Searching for hotels in Sydney with this view, does not have to be difficult.

Looking for hotels in Sydney, Australia, may feel like an overwhelming proposition. It does not have to be and if you want to find affordable hotels in Sydney, you can. After all, the city has a burgeoning cosmopolitan population of more than four million and is considered a regional and global economic powerhouse.

Sydney as we now know it began humbly enough in the 1700s, when Captain Cook first landed in Botany Bay, and the Australian Gold Rush in the 1800s began to draw visitors by the thousands. Just over 100 years later, Sydney overtook Melbourne in terms of population, and today, visitors have their pick of accommodations when travelling.

Backpackers are often drawn to the affordable youth hostels of Sydney. Sydney has hostels that offer traditional dormitory-style rooms as well as private rooms with Internet access, air conditioning, and access to group laundry facilities to ensure comfort during your stay.

Three- and four-star hotels provide plenty of options for reasonably priced stays within the city and its suburbs, while five-star hotels may be pricier but offer the extra pampering and waterfront views many crave while on holiday.

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Looking For Tasmaina Accommodation Online?

The harbour in Hobart, Tasmania.

The harbour in Hobart, Tasmania.

Tasmania might be the smallest of the Commonwealth of Australia’s states, but it certainly has a lot to offer. This little island off the coast of Victoria has a mild temperate climate and a spectacular landscape. If you are ready for an adventure in what was once known as Van Diemen’s Land, prepare to book after finding a deal for Tasmania hotels now.

The capital city of Hobart is home to many galleries and fine restaurants for you to browse. Stay a while in one of the city’s lodges, guesthouses, inns, motels, or hotels as you explore its fascinating maritime history. Prices range from a very affordable AU$89 for a no-frills three-star hotel to a pricier AU$319 for a luxury five-star hotel with access to a heated indoor pool with its own porter and valet service and easy access to popular attractions.

Visitors to Tasmania can explore at a comfortable, self-directed pace. Self-drive tours via car and campervan are available, and travellers can take advantage of ferry tours as well. The truly intrepid will want to try a Tamar River Cruise, which travels the romantic Tamar Valley and explores fascinating bushranger lore and tales of gold diggers. Launceston offers a range of accommodation options for those enjoying the cruise, from hotels attached to local vineyards to cozy boutique hotels.

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Where To Find Cheap Australia Domestic Flights

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Australia domestic flight arrival into Sydney.

Is it a big island or a small continent? Is it an enormous country or a sparsely populated land just waiting to be explored? Australia really is a little bit of everything. Some people call it the big island, but in reality, it is a small continent, with about 7.6 million square kilometers of land mass. The country is a bit smaller than the continental United States, but its population is fewer than 23 million people. Australia domestic flights are available from all the major airlines in Australia, which can take you anywhere you want to go, Down Under.

All major cities in the Land Down Under have extensive public transportation systems, which include airports, and airline travel is really the only way to go if time is an issue. The distances between many cities are extensive, and some areas are notoriously difficult to travel.

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Travel Australia and then Study in Australia

Sydney Opera House and ferry arriving into Circular Quay

Sydney Opera House and ferry arriving into Circular Quay.

Studying abroad can be a wonderful opportunity to experience a different country, new culture, and meet fun, new people, all while following your chosen path of study. You may have plenty of your own reasons for wanting to study abroad as well.

Australia can provide you with a one-of-a-kind education and allow you to focus on independent thinking and mastering effective communication skills. You will have many opportunities to practice the kinds of skills you will need in order to achieve success in the global marketplace in Australia, which is considered one of the most advanced countries in the world.

Australian universities take a unique approach to education by combining classroom lectures with vocational training and providing students with valuable skills they will be able to carry over to the real world. If English is your second language, studying here can provide you with the valuable opportunity to practice and strengthen your language skills so that you can quickly and efficiently attain fluency.

Diversity is valued throughout Australia. This harmonious and multicultural society appreciates the experiences and varied viewpoints international students bring to their communities. Strict gun control laws and a low crime rate make it a safer country, one that is unlikely to be marred by political or civil unrest.

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The Journey That Is Australia

The sun sets over Sydney CBD.

Another magical sunset over Sydney CBD.

Is your travel destination Australia? Reliable information about any global destination may seem to be difficult to come by. After all, travel agents are essentially selling a product, and travel review sites may not be entirely unbiased, either. Where can you turn for trustworthy information about this once-in-a-lifetime adventure upon which you are about to embark?

When the journey is Australia, make Destination is Australia your resource for all things travel in Australia. Destination is Australia will provide you with information about all your travel must-haves and must-sees when travelling through the country. Imagine heading off on a global flight and realizing you have left home without some necessity. We provide you with a list of what you absolutely must have, such as your passport and visa, when travelling in Australia, so that you do not have to worry about such travel mishaps.

Destination is Australia also provides you with valuable tips on finding affordable flights for your trip. Your actual travel costs may be the biggest expense of your entire trip, and saving in this area will leave more to spend on souvenirs and side trips. While you are at it, check out our tips on how to decide which accommodations will best suit your needs while you are in the country.

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Furnished Properties In Australia

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Your furnished apartment in Sydney with Furnished Properties.

Sydney as we know it today was born in The Rocks. The Rocks was once an open-air gaol but is now a thriving suburb of cosmopolitan Sydney. As you stroll through its cobbled streets, you can see that in many ways it has become a tourist hub. With just a bit of imagination, though, you can whisk back to a time when sailors took refuge in the quaint stone buildings. You can even stop off for a pint in a pub that looks remarkably unchanged from the early days of The Rocks.

There are many places you are undoubtedly going to want to see while you are in Sydney, but no trip to this beautiful Australian city would be complete without a visit to The Rocks. Instead of staying in the traditional hotel, however, why not try Sydney furnished properties with

You may well find that a furnished apartment or house can be a far more attractive prospect after a long day of exploring Sydney’s hidden treasures. Privacy, affordability, and the convenience of staying anywhere in the city make a furnished house or apartment an attractive choice for many visitors to Sydney. Why would you stay in a busy, noisy, pricy hotel when you have other options?

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My Australia Travel Journal – The Arrival In Sydney

The world renown sails of the Sydney Opera House

The harbour walk up to the Sydney Opera House

Arriving in Sydney was like a dream come true, my travel in Australia had begun and I have always wanted to visit the capital of NSW, and now here I am. It’s everything I hoped it would be. This glittering gem of a city rises from the background of Sydney Harbour as the sails of the Opera House fan out alongside the night-darkened waters of the harbour, the bridge magnificently spanning the distance.

My accommodations are located in Darlinghurst. I am in a nicely appointed furnished apartment within walking distance of pleasant cafés, Little Italy, and quite near to the CBD. It’s also not so far from Hyde Park. In fact, on my first morning here, I discovered that there’s simply no better way to start my day than with a leisurely stroll through Hyde Park after my morning coffee. I followed that up with a stroll through Darling Harbour. All that walking stirred my appetite, which worked out perfectly since Darling Harbour has nearly 40 restaurants catering to both diverse palates and budgets.

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How Much Gold On This Coast?

Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast

View of Surfers Paradise skyline on board your flight into the Gold Coast.

When you decide to cross the globe to visit Australia, your travel costs are likely to be one of your biggest expenses. Although there are often direct flights to all the capitals and most major cities, when you are headed to more remote locations, there are rarely direct flights available.

If you’re planning a trip to the Gold Coast, you may find it most affordable to fly to Sydney, Melbourne, or one of the other larger cities in the country. From there, you can take domestic flights to Gold Coast. This can dramatically reduce your costs.

Another way to save on your travel expenses is by travelling during the off season. Many times you can find the best deals on flights to Australia during the Australian winter. This falls between the months of May and August. You may be able to save several hundred pounds on your overall airfare costs and even find discounted premium cabins.

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Australia Fauna & Never Forget

The laugh of the Kookaburra is something unique that will hear on your travels through Australia.

The laugh of the Kookaburra is something unique.

Although Australia is the sixth largest country in the world, it is home to more than 10 percent of the entire world’s biodiversity. Some of the amazingly weird and wonderful creatures that call Australia home include kookaburras, kangaroos, koalas, dingoes, and red back spiders.

The kookaburra is the world’s largest kingfisher. Known for its song’s eerie resemblance to human laughter, the kookaburra sings to mark its territory. Carnivorous, these birds enjoy snacking on small snakes and occasionally even other birds.

The kangaroo appears on the Australian coat of arms and nearly everything else Australian. The kangaroo is a macropod, or a creature with longer hind legs than forelegs and a muscular tail. More than 55 different kangaroo species are spread across the continent. Some can even weigh up to 200 pounds and may attain speeds of 30 miles per hour.

Although the koala is commonly called a bear, it’s actually a marsupial closely related to the wombat. This cuddly looking creature is fairly lethargic and lives off eucalyptus leaves, moving about for only a couple hours a day. They’re most commonly found in eastern and southern Australia.

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The Best Place To Live

A recent survey comparing nearly 200 countries has revealed that Australia is the second best place to live. Australia came in far ahead of Britain, which placed at a mere 25. France was the top spot to call home according to the poll. This was the fifth year in a row France managed to snag the coveted number one slot.

The survey touched on a multitude of factors including crime rates, social resources, cost of living and climate. The United Kingdom failed to impress when all the factors were added and considered together. In fact, Britain actually slipped five spots from its ranking last year.

France and Australia, on the other hand, were not surprisingly the top ranked countries. United Kingdom tourists frequently flock to both countries. Although the recession has taken a toll on the travel industry, it has gradually improved, and booking a flight to Perth is as popular as ever, bringing tourists into this unique Australian city located on the banks of the peaceful Swan River.

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