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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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Sydney Opera House and Environs

Written by sirverity on 09 Jun, 2011

Few places in this world evoke images of faraway splendor quite like Australia. Perhaps it’s the thought of pristine beaches, prolific wildlife, or the unspoiled Outback. Or, it could be pure curiosity of what there is on the flip side of the Earth. Whatever the…Read More


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What you can experience in 4 days in Melbourne....

Written by auskiwi on 08 Jun, 2011

This year it is all about seeing some of the Australian countryside and at the beginning of June we headed down to Melbourne for 4 days to have a bit of a look around and to go to the King Tut Exhibition at the Melbourne…Read More


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How to See Historic Sydney

Written by koshkha on 21 May, 2011

I found out about the Historic Houses Trust through the Sydney guidebook which I bought for our trip in July 2009. I hadn't done a lot of preparation before we went but I had liked what I'd read about the Elizabeth Bay House and had…Read More


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Audio Tour

Written by LenR on 15 Feb, 2011

We had heard about the self-drive audio tour of the town and were keen to do it. We found that we could rent or purchase a CD and map and discover the hidden treasures of Charters Towers at our own pace. This proved to be…Read More


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Day 8 - Hobart Markets and Festivals

Written by auskiwi on 11 Jan, 2011

We slept in a bit today as we’d decided to have a more relaxed outing – we were heading of, by taxi, to the Salamanca Markets, the Taste of Tasmania and a few quiet ones at a local pub.First stop was the Taste of Tasmania…Read More


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Day 7 - The way to Hobart via Port Arthur

Written by auskiwi on 11 Jan, 2011

Today we were on the move – going south – we had two nights booked in Hobart and we were looking forward to visiting the big smoke (Hobart is Tasmania’s capital city).On the previous night we had discussed the driving routes available and had decided…Read More


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Day 4 - Pyengana and The Blue Tier

Written by auskiwi on 11 Jan, 2011

This is the day we had to retrace our steps back to Bicheno – Dale had managed to leave behind his Hat and sunglass’ at the café the night before – good one. After we had secured the items we drove to an antique store…Read More


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Day 3 - St Marys to the Freycinet National Park

Written by auskiwi on 10 Jan, 2011

We were up early again but this time it was in the opposite direction. We went up to visit the small inland town of St Marys where we stopped at a show room/museum – the fist shop on the left hand side as you arrive…Read More


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Darwin reflections

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 10 Dec, 2010

Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territory and the largest city for over a thousand kilometres, has a population slightly in excess of 100,000. The whole Territory, in fact, has less than quarter of a million, one in three of them of Aboriginal origin. Darwin…Read More


Nightlife in Alice Spring

Written by Jctravel1983 on 22 Nov, 2010

I myself, along with a good friend, drove through the Outback. It took a while before we arrived in Alice Springs, but I can already tell that the remote village was worth the drive. I myself went out three or four times (the fourth time…Read More


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