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Visiting Australia

The Australian Outback stretches for miles, but it makes its presence most known within remote South Australia and the Kimberley. In the east, the Great Barrier Marine Park is one of the world’s greatest natural treasures, and the Gold Coast rivals the Sydney Opera House for picture-perfect appeal.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo. ... Read More
The Australian Outback stretches for miles, but it makes its presence most known within remote South Australia and the Kimberley. In the east, the Great Barrier Marine Park is one of the world’s greatest natural treasures, and the Gold Coast rivals the Sydney Opera House for picture-perfect appeal.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Australia

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Day 1 Launceston to Cradle Mountain

Written by auskiwi on 08 Jan, 2013

The plane from Sydney land in Launceston at about 11.30am, we picked up our rental car, and headed straight of to our first destination - Cradle Mountain.As we only got the cheap seats and didn't get food we were starving so the first stop was…Read More


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Day 2 Cradle Mountain Walk and on to Strahan

Written by auskiwi on 08 Jan, 2013

It was a beautiful day, we said good-bye to the pademelons that were hanging around our cabin, wishing we were staying another couple of nights.We went down the road to the Cradle Mountain Visitors Centre and purchased tickets to gain access to the Cradle Mountain…Read More


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Day 3 The West Coast Wilderness Railway

Written by auskiwi on 08 Jan, 2013

I had booked this trip before we had even arrived in Tasmania as I had heard only good reviews about it. I had only booked standard tourist seats but when we arrived a Queenstown Railway Station, after getting a bus from Strahan - a 3/4…Read More


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Day 4 Christmas Day Gordon River Cruise

Written by auskiwi on 08 Jan, 2013

On the day we arrived in Strahan the receptionist at the Strahan Holiday Park, where we were staying, recommended that, if we had nothing organised for Christmas Day, the Gordon River Cruises had a cruise operating that would be good to go on and that…Read More


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Day 5 Zeehan and The People's Walk

Written by auskiwi on 08 Jan, 2013

Today we set out for Zeehan along the main road B27 - if you go via the GPS it would probably take you via the other route which passes through Queenstown. On the way to Zeehan we stopped of at a small lookout which over…Read More


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Day 6 Strahan to Stanley

Written by auskiwi on 05 Jan, 2013

We woke, packed our bags, packed the car and headed to Stanley, via Zeehan, Rosebury and the Hellyer Gorge.Like Zeehan and Queenstwon, Rosebury is a small mining town with working mines in the area and hence most of the residents are mine workers and their…Read More


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Day 7 Seaquarium and Highfields, Stanley

Written by auskiwi on 05 Jan, 2013

Dale wasn't the best this day, after his belt of gastro the day before, so we decided to stay in Stanley and not venture too far.First of all we went down to the Seaqurium, which is situated down at the Stanley port area. This isn't…Read More


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Day 8 Arthur's River Mouth & a look around, Stanley

Written by auskiwi on 05 Jan, 2013

In the morning we headed of to the mouth of Arthur River - it was overcast and blowing a gale so we were wondering if that was such a great idea or not, but it wasn't raining so we kept going. We headed out through…Read More


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In Praise of Mokare the Peace Maker

Written by Drever on 25 May, 2012

This is the story of Albany’s early history and the critical part played in its founding by Mokare a Noongar Aborigine. He held the respect of both his people and the British colonists. The information presented here comes from various sources including the Western Australian…Read More


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Eating Australia

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 17 Mar, 2012

Visions of Australian food didn't exactly excite our imaginations before we went. Although Sydney is known for its excellent fusion-focused fine dining, we didn't envisage doing much of that, and didn't fancy the idea of ''bushtucker'' either. Considering its antipodean location, food in Australia is…Read More


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