Archive for April, 2015

Spend a Wonderful Vacation in Brisbane

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Brisbane is the 3rd largest city in Australia and the subtropical capital of Queensland. The city is beautifully framed within natural settings of rainforests, mountains and miles of white sandy beaches. Being one of the most popular destinations in the country, it attracts thousands of tourists around the world.
Here are few tips to make your trip to Brisbane a memorable one.

Visit the Australia Zoo

Spend a day at Australia Zoo which belongs to Steve Irwin, the famous Crocodile Hunter. This zoo is home to many crocodiles, snakes, turtles, tigers, kangaroos and many other wild animals. Many events and shows take place in the zoo including the famous crocodile feeding and snake handling. The zoo officials also take some of the animals on a walk through the park, allowing the visitors to have a personal encounter with wildlife. Visitors are also allowed to feed some of the animals like kangaroos and elephants. The Australia Zoo is so vast that it will take more than 6 hours to complete the tour.


Climb the Story Bridge

Take the challenge and climb to the top of the Story Bridge in Brisbane. From the top of the bridge, you will discover a fabulous 360-degree view of the whole city. From that height, you can see stunning panoramic views and can overlook the Lamington National Park, Moreton Bay, the Glass House Mountains and Brisbane River. On a guided tour, you will be given an audio commentary and your guide will tell you about the interesting facts of the area and the Story Bridge. It will take two and a half hour to finish the tour.


Skydive in Brisbane

For the best views of Moreton Bay and some of the most amazing sights of the city, take a skydive in Brisbane. Feel the adrenaline of a short freefall before gently floating in the air and land on the beach. The beautiful beaches along the coast offer a spectacular view from the top. It will be an unforgettable experience.

Spend an Exciting Day at Dreamworld Theme Park

To spend a nice and crazy day with the whole family, Dreamworld Theme Park Gold Coast is a perfect place. In this amusement park, you will find many thrilling rides and attractions suitable for all ages. Screamworld, Buzzsaw, Tiger Island, Pandamonium, the Giant Drop, IMAX Theater, Flowrider, Tower of Terror and Cyclone are few to name. Whitewater World, a water park, is another attraction adjoining this amusement park. Dreamworld Theme Park is one of the favorite theme parks in Australia.


Enjoy Dinner in a Cruise

Visit the port of Brisbane to have a romantic dinner in a cruise. Enjoy great Australian seafood and watch the beautiful views of the city in front of your dining table. In addition, live music will make your evening even more romantic. Look outside the deck and take a view of dazzling city lights while enjoying your drink. It is a great opportunity to discover a wonderful evening in Brisbane.

No doubt, with so many activities and things to do, your trip to Brisbane will be full of fun and adventure.

10 Outdoor Activities to Do in Australia

Monday, April 13th, 2015

If you like sports and outdoor adventure, then Australia is a country where you can perform variety of outdoor activities like diving, surfing, hiking, mountaineering etc. It is one of the best destinations in the world for sports and adventure. Let’s take a look at some of the popular outdoor activities you can enjoy in Australia:

Sea turtles, tropical fishes and corals are waiting for you at the Great Barrier Reef. It is very famous worldwide for diving and snorkeling.


2) Cycling is very popular in Australia and you will find many biking routes and paths around big cities. Wear helmet to avoid fines.

3) Enroll yourself in one of the boot-camps to test and increase your fitness level. A professional coach will guide you for some tough physical workouts.

4) Rugby, cricket and tennis are the most common sports for Australians. Many national and international tournaments of different games are held here. Enjoy a match or take part in one, with locals.

5) Skiing is the most important winter sport for Aussies. During the second week of June, you can ski in one of the ski center. The season usually lasts till early October.


6) While in Sydney dare to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, an arch bridge of steel. It will take about an hour to climb the bridge through various steps, stairs and pathways.

7) Nature lovers will find numerous national parks, almost in every big city; an ideal place for family picnic and discover flora and fauna. Some of them have beautiful waterfalls, rocks and amazing birds to see.

8) Many coastal areas and rivers in Australia are perfect for kayaking, for every level (beginner or expert). You can enjoy sailing in a lake or sea; with or without waves.


9) Australia is a nice destination to play golf. Here you will find superb weather, bright sun and excellent facilities to enjoy your game. All these ingredients make it a perfect place to play golf.

10) After all of these, if you want to do some relaxed activities then you will find numerous groups in the parks of Australia performing yoga and Pilates.

Other than these you can enjoy many other activities like festivals, parades and concerts to enjoy your holiday in Australia. It also offers various amazing places for holiday shopping such as Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall, Darwin’s Smith Street Mall and Brunswick Street. As you can see Australia has all, what you can think of.
Enjoy your holiday in Australia!

Must See Events in Australia – May 2015

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

Australia is country which host numerous events and festivals throughout the year. As of now, May is approaching and here we will talk about 4 very popular events and festivals of Australia, which will be held in May 2015.

1) Aussie Wine Month (May 1 – May 31)

May is the best time, when you can taste different varieties of wines produced in Australia during Aussie Wine Month. This event runs for a whole month of May and more than 150 events are held during this event. Thousands of wines gather here to promote their wines. It is a great opportunity to taste best of Australia, whether its Barossa Shiraz, Margaret River Cabernet, Tasmanian Sauvignon Blanc, Rutherglen’s Sweet Tokays or Yarra Valley Chardonnay. Don’t Miss It!


2) Noosa International Food and Wine Festival (May 14 – May 17)

In May, all the foodies must visit the resort town of Noosa, about two hours drive towards north from Brisbane, to experience the diversity of enticing food and wines in Australia. Hundreds of national and international chefs, winemakers, restaurants and food critics will take part in this festival. Spend four days in Noosa and enjoy first class cuisines, taste great wines and take part in culinary exhibitions with variety of other entertainment options. Also, enjoy nearby attractions.


3) Sydney Writers Festival (May 18 – May 24)

For more than a decade, the Sydney Writers Festival is held every year in May. For a week, some of the biggest writers, national and international, will gather in Sydney for discussions, lectures, inspiring talks and readings. With more than 300 events, it is one of the biggest literary festivals in the world which attracts more than 80,000 people. These events are held throughout the city and more than half of these events are free. Get the opportunity to hear famous fiction and nonfiction writers, journalists and philosophers.

4) Vivid Sydney (May 22 – June 8)

Every winter, artists and designers from around the world transform the city of Sydney into a wonderland with spectacular lights and projections. In 2009, it was held for the first time and within few years; it has grown as one of the biggest winter event in Sydney. Sydney Harbour and Sydney Opera House are the main highlights of this festival. Along the colorful lights Vivid also offer amazing musical events. Travelers can rent a car in Sydney and go on a drive through the city to enjoy this unique light and musical festival.


Still, there are many other popular events and festival to witness during May such as Melbourne International Jazz Festival and Jazz by the Bay. These are more than enough to keep you busy for the whole month.