Archive for December, 2014

Discovering the Best Beaches in Australia

Monday, December 29th, 2014

Australia is home to beautiful beaches and has over 10,000 beaches scattered along the coast. If you want some water activity then we have a list of some most popular beaches in the country, which you should try to visit on your vacation.

Burleigh Heads, Queensland

Burleigh Heads, a suburb in Queensland known for its beautiful beach. It is famous for its ideal surfing conditions and is home to many surfing competitions. It also offers numerous dining and shopping options. From major retailers in market on the beachfront to beautiful huts for fine dining, there is so much more than simple water view. A holiday in Burleigh Heads would not be complete without a trip to the Burleigh Head National Park. Tallebudgera Creek is a stream, known for its great fishing, boating and canoeing.

Burleigh beach

Surfers Paradise, Queensland

Surfers Paradise, located on the famous Gold Coast, has earned its name by making it a perfect place for those who love sea. The beach is a stretch of fine golden sand, which provides a perfect setting for a day of surfing or just playing with a frisbee or sunbathing. Dine in one of the 150 restaurants and cafes in Surfers Paradise or go to a spa to relax yourself after exercise. It is one of the favorite places for backpackers to go out “partying” in Queensland.

Perth, Western Australia

Perth is located on the banks of the Swan River and it is one of the most isolated cities in the world. Make a trip to the beaches of Perth to learn three water sports: swimming, snorkeling and surfing. Dive into the sparkling blue-green waters to get a close up to beautiful colorful fishes, coral reefs and shipwrecks.

Cottesloe beach

Broome, Western Australia

The quiet Broome is surrounded by exceptionally pristine and beautiful beaches. Cable beach is among the most popular beach with soft and gentle waves. Visitors can enjoy a camel ride on the shores of Cable Beach to enjoy the soothing scenery. In summer, Roebuck Bay, located on the east coast, receives its red sands shorebirds that migrate from Siberia. The famous Eighty Mile Beach is another important place for migratory birds.

Byron Bay, New South Wales

The legendary beaches of Byron Bay are decorated with lighthouses and surrounded by dolphins, sea turtles and whales. This former whaling station in New South Wales turned tourist destination is heavily influenced by its bohemian past. This paradise is also known for Stunning beaches, lush green forests and historical lighthouses. Try yoga on the beach in morning, mud treatments and get a massage to relax.

Byron Bay

For a perfect vacation in Australia, you must visit at least one of these 5 best beaches in Australia. With so much to choose from for a vacation, you are surely going to have a time of your life in Australia.

5 Places that you shouldn’t miss during Visit in Australia

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Australia is really a large country with plenty of attractions and things to do. For a traveler, it is a complete package where you will find what ever you want. The list includes deserts, tropical jungles, mountains, beautiful islands, great cities, big size parks and so much more. It is very difficult to make a list of only 5 places, where you will find thousands of destinations. But we have tried to make one.

1. Great Barrier Reef

With a length of 2,600km, it is the largest coral reef in the world. When traveling to Australia, be sure to keep the Great Barrier Reef on top of your list of places to visit. Here you can experience amazing marine life, scuba diving, snorkeling or can sail in the sea. It has been listed among top World Heritage Sites and it is so large that it can even be seen from the space.

Great Barrier Reef

2. The island of Tasmania

The island state of Tasmania offers one of the most extraordinary cultural views that can be seen in Australia. Tasmania has Freycinet Bay with beautiful beaches and Cradle Mountain and National Park for those who love mountaineering and exploring nature. It is also a nice and quiet destination for those who want to relax on their vacation. The island state of Tasmania is a small, but very beautiful island and you can easily get around it in a week.

3. Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Located in the Northern territory, the sacred land of indigenous Australians, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known as a gem around the world. Ayers Rock, these days known as Uluru is one of the tallest stones in the world with a height of 348 meters. The other big pearl is Mount Olga, now called Kata Tjuta, has more than enough to admire its beauty. Its height reaches 546 meters.

UluruKata Tjuta National Park

4. Kakadu National Park

In the Northern Territory, there is another National Park which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage. Located 170 km from Darwin, this land is also sacred to the Aborigines. Here you will find not only nature and fauna, but also get to see 20,000 years old cave paintings spread over 5,000 rocks walls. Here, you will also find crocodiles.

Kakadu National Park

5. Gold Coast

Australia is a country full of beautiful beaches and attracts million of travelers and surfers. Gold Coast, is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Australia, where you will get everything from sea, sand, sun to surf. It is a paradise for surfers and a perfect place for a family picnic.

Australia has all the ingredients which you need for a perfect holiday and a trip to this beautiful country feels like a dream come true. There are so many places to visit in Australia but these 5 are must.

AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 – The Biggest Australian Football Tournament

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

The largest football tournament that Australia has ever hosted will begin on January 9, 2015 when the Australian national football team will face Kuwait in the first match of the AFC Asian Cup. Total 16 countries including Korea Republic, Japan, China and Iraq will play in 32 matches over 23 days. The tournament will be held in various cities, namely Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Newcastle. This event is going to be an amazing event with lots of fun, both on and off the football field.

The 2015 edition of the AFC Asian Cup will be hosted by Australia for the first time.

Over the years, this prestigious tournament has grown to become the largest football event of the continent and most important senior men’s football league of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).

Venues for the Matches are:

Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne:-

Melbourne, the dynamic city, will host seven games including the opening game between Australia and Kuwait and a quarter-final match. The opening ceremony will precede the first game.

Canberra Stadium, Canberra:-

The modern Canberra, capital of Australia, in its stadium will host seven games, including a quarter-final and two matches of the group stage, where Republic of Korea, World Cup finalist and two-time winner of ‘Asian Cup will be competing for the championship.

Stadium Australia, Sydney:-

This Stadium is the most imposing venue of the tournament, which can accommodate about 80,000 spectators. Here, seven matches will be played including the final on January 31 and a semi-final match of the quarterfinalists.

Brisbane Stadium, Brisbane:-

This Stadium in Brisbane has hosted several football matches over time, including the qualifiers for the AFC Asian Cup and FIFA World Cup. In the AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015, this stadium will be hosting seven games. These matches will include a quarter final and the long-awaited battle between the finalists at the World Cup, Australia and the Republic of Korea.

Newcastle Stadium, Newcastle:-

Located on a peninsula, bordered by a working harbor and beautiful beaches, Newcastle will host four matches of the tournament including two in the final phase, a semi-final and the play-off for third place.

In January, whole country will come to life thanks to this festival of football, when more than 500 million fans in the stands and in front of the TV around the world will unite for the AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015.

Celebrate Christmas and New Year in Australia

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Around the year, Australia celebrates various festivals but Christmas is often celebrated with the most enthusiasm. The last week of the year is devoted to holidays, festivals and many events held throughout the country. Many events follow the Christmas till the new year.

Let’s take a look at various events held in Australia


In Australia, Christmas falls in the middle of summer, rather than in the depths of winter in the northern hemisphere. The festival also coincides with the mid of the school summer holidays. The days leading up to Christmas are always very hectic, as the Australians are dedicated to shopping for Christmas gifts for friends and family. The shop windows are full of toys and installations with fake snow, Christmas trees, reindeer and other decorations. The traditional Christmas dinner is an opportunity to get together with ham, roast turkey and plum pudding.

Although, today many Australian families are opting for an outdoor barbecue in Australian style . It is now well-established tradition that many international tourists visit the famous Bondi Beach in Sydney, for a picnic on Christmas Day.


Santo Stefano

The feast of St. Stephen falls on the day after Christmas. In South of the country it is called Proclamation Day, as they celebrate the proclamation of South Australia between the British provinces.

This day of celebration is characterized by various sporting events. You can enjoy the yacht race (Sydney-Hobart), Boxing Day from Sydney with the participation of skippers from all over the world.

sydney hobart yacht race

In Australia, summer is also the season of cricket. The traditional game of Test cricket takes place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, which attracts more than 100,000 spectators. In 2014, Australia will face England on the opening day of the test series of the Ashes.

In Santo Stefano and also in most cities seasonal sales begins and many people stand in line waiting for the opening of the stores.

New Year

The New Year is celebrated on January 1st of each year in all states and territories. For many people, New Year is an opportunity to relax after the festivities of Christmas Eve.

In all the major cities celebrations of New Year is held, which usually involve fireworks and other events such as those that take place in Sydney Harbour. The annual Perth Cup, which is the largest, Western Australian horse race is held at Ascot on New Year’s Day. People from all over the world gather in Sullivans Cove on the Hobart waterfront to toast the new year with the crews of the Sydney-Hobart race. Many families spend the day traveling back home, returning from summer vacation.

Sydney harbour fireworks

This period of time in Australia is full of fun, entertainment and shopping. The last week of every year is dedicated to the festivals. So, it is the best time to visit Australia and celebrate and enjoy your holidays.