5 Adventure Activities Just Outside of Perth

Perth is a relaxed city with residents who love nothing better than lazing on its world-class beaches or being pampered at fine dining restaurants. But step outside the city limits and there are plenty of activities to get your blood pumping, including these five awesome adventures: 1. Tandem Skydive in Mandurah Follow the new Forest Highway south for a little less than an hour, and you'll hit Mandurah, a seaside town that's not quite as laidback as it appears. The West Australian Skydiving Ac... [More]

Top 7 Tours to Try in Sydney

When you're visiting Sydney, there are so many events and activities to enjoy, you may have to pick and choose between the exhilarating options. Whether you're interested in touring the gorgeous city or heading out into the surrounding areas, make sure to rent a car and try out a few of the great tours Sydney has to offer. 1. Adventure Tours Image via Flickr by Kyle Taylor Are you looking for an adventure? When you need something to get your heart pumping and adrenaline rushing, there ... [More]

Discover Australia's Best Natural Wonders off the Beaten Track

Off the beaten path, beyond the main tourist attractions, is a natural wonderland that is waiting to be explored. In a country that spans over 7.6 million km2 (2.97 million sq miles), Australia has plenty of attractions to offer its overseas guests, many of which sit outside the major cities.  From riding with saltwater crocs to exploring one of the most isolated deserts on earth, there is plenty to add to your itinerary to create a travel experience like no other.  To help you ... [More]

Discover Sydney’s 6 best places to eat fish and chips with a view

With its beautiful world-famous harbour and white-sand surf beaches, there are countless spots in Sydney that serve up fish and chips with a side of breathtaking views. Here are six of the best locations to enjoy fish and chip, all in easy reach when you’re visiting Sydney. Bondi Iconic Bondi Beach in the east, with its mix of city chic and beach culture is the 24/7 go-to place for surfing, eating, shopping, partying and promenading – and that all makes it one of the most popular ... [More]

Discover Historic Windsor

Nestled on the banks of the Hawkesbury River just 60km northwest of Sydney, historic Windsor is a popular day trip destination from anywhere in Sydney, for its historic charm, natural assets and many contemporary dining venues. The town was first settled in the 1790s, making it the third-oldest British settlement in Australia. In the early 1800s it was developed under the guidance of Governor Lachlan Macquarie, who changed its name from Green Hills to Windsor after England’s riverside tow... [More]

Take a Weekend Break in Mudgee

Start: Sydney, NSW Finish: Mudgee, NSW Distance: 265km Estimated Driving Time: 3 hrs 30 min (not including stops)   Historic Mudgee lies west of the Great Dividing Range on the gentle hills around the Cudgegong River. A comfortable three and a half-hour’s drive from Sydney, it’s a popular destination for a weekend drive. It’s become popular for its historic buildings, arts and crafts, boutique food producers, award-winning wineries and events.   Mudgee’s... [More]

Take a Scenic Sydney Day Trip to Palm Beach

The view south from the Barrenjoey Lighthouse at Palm Beach; image by Hamilton Lund via Destination NSW   Palm Beach is Sydney’s northern-most beach and its spectacular position affords it sweeping views of the ocean, Broken Bay, Lion Island, and Ku-ring-gai National Park.   It’s a suburb that largely strides the Barrenjoey Peninsula. This means it has two beaches facing different directions, which can be confusing for first-time visitors. On one side is the ocean, with... [More]

Top 10 Beaches in Sydney 2014

When it comes to listing the best beaches in Sydney, it’s hard to know where to begin because there are so many to choose from. There are around 100 beaches located around the city and along its far-reaching north and south coasts. Whatever your preference – a safe paddling beach for the kids or a test of your balance at a pounding surf break – you're guaranteed to find it. Here are 10 picks of great beaches to visit nearest the city, grouped by their locations to the east and... [More]

Waterfall Way Scenic Drive

Start: Coffs Harbour, NSW Finish: Armidale, NSW Distance: 188km Estimated Driving Time: 2 hrs 20 min (not including stops) Considered one of the most picturesque drives in the state, this excursion takes you cruising down the stunning Waterfall Way, through World Heritage listed national parks. Stop-offs include dramatic waterfalls, gorges and scenic views at every stage. The Waterfall Way begins on the coast at Coffs Harbour before heading inland through the New England region and finishin... [More]

Road Trip From Perth to Esperance

Start Point: Bayswater Car Rental, Hay St, Subiaco, Perth, WA Finish Point: Esperance, WA Distance: 740km Estimated Driving Time: 8 hours (Not including stops) Description If you're looking for a road trip that offers spectacular coastal scenery, historic settler towns and a glimpse into life in the outback, this coast to coast adventure is the trip for you. Starting from the laidback and liveable capital of Western Australia and finishing in Esperance, one of the state's highlights thank... [More]