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Posts from the ‘Australia’ Category

  • August 20, 2015
    Popular Natural Wonders of Australia

    [Photo: TChamI on Flickr] There rarely is a place on Earth that can boast about with lushness of nature it is blessed and sites to see like Australia is. Narrowing a list to only a couple of them is a hard and rather unfair task to all those spots that will not find its place […]

  • July 22, 2015
    What you absolutely must do in Kin Kin, Australia

    [Photo: Flickr] When we think about tourism today, what usually crosses our minds are some beach retreats or capital cities. But, most of the people already had enough of the crowded beaches and even more crowded cities. Turning to village tourism makes sense if we observe it like that. And don’t be mistaken by thinking […]

  • February 25, 2015
    Australian day trips for sailors

    If applied maritime exploration rocks your boat, this day and age comes with more possibilities than a single sailor could possibly visit in a lifetime. Still, in order to arrange an itinerary of connected destinations, island-based and mainland coastal, one does not have to travel far from Australia. The entire geographic region is spattered with […]

  • March 13, 2014
    Eat Perth – A food tour in Australia’s sunniest city

    Right in the heart of Perth’s summer festival season, now is the perfect time to be explore the social scene in Australia’s sunniest city. Rich Keam has tasted his way around the best spots from cafes to food trucks. In recent years Perth has seen fresh sparks enter its streets. Historic buildings, disused spaces, hidden […]

  • November 5, 2012
    Queensland introduces Go Card for unlimited travel and more

    The company that delivers bus, train and ferry services across South Queensland in Australia has launched a Go Card for tourists that will offer unlimited travel for 3 or 5 consecutive calendar days travel on all TransLink bus, train or ferry services, along with discounts and offers on more than 80 key tourist attractions, theme […]

  • January 13, 2012
    Hot-air Ballooning to start over Ayers Rock

    An agreement between the Uluru family and Outback Ballooning will start flights over Uluru in the Northern Territory of Australia in March. After negotiations that lasted a couple of years, John Sanby of Outback Ballooning said he has been liaising with an Aboriginal family to conduct flights from their land to The Rock. It is […]

  • October 29, 2011
    Qantas grounds entire fleet and what you need to know

    Update October 30, 2011 (USA): Australia’s Qantas Airways resumed flights Monday after a government labor board ordered it to end a dispute with its unions that grounded the airline over the weekend. “Qantas can confirm that all domestic and international services have resumed from mid-afternoon on Monday 31 October,” the airline’s website said. “We are […]

  • September 14, 2011
    Australian passport to get three gender options

    Australian passports will now have three gender options – male, female and indeterminate – under new guidelines to remove discrimination against transgender people, the government said Thursday. Transgender people and those of ambiguous sex will now be able to list their gender on passports with an ‘X’ if their choice is supported by a doctor’s […]

  • August 15, 2011
    Strategic Airlines to start services between Honolulu and Melbourne, Brisbane

    New Australian carrier, Strategic Airlines, is taking reservations for flights between Melbourne-Honolulu and Brisbane-Honolulu starting from US$499 one way. Services will commence December 14. Flights will operate up to 3 times a week on each new route. It will use Airbus A330 aircraft with a seat configuration of 30 business class and 244 economy class […]

  • June 28, 2011
    Samoa will lose a day in December

    The pacific island nation of Samoa had switched from driving on the right side of the road, as most of Europe and U.S., to the left side of the road, to align itself to Australia, with whom it does most of its business. Now, if you are visiting Samoa, do not plan a celebration or […]

  • October 19, 2010
    Carrying porn to Australia? Declare!

    If you’re travelling to Australia, make sure not to carry any pornographic material on your computer or otherwise, unless it’s a legal copy! According to new rules applicable by the Australian Customs, any illegal pornographic material should be declared upon arrival in the country. Not sure what’s legal or illegal? Don’t worry because you’re not […]

  • August 5, 2009
    JetStar launches ‘text’ boarding

    Boarding a plane will be as simple as receiving a text message from later this year as Jetstar rolls out the mobile phone scanner from a company based in Melbourne. The machine is aimed to reduce waiting times for airline passengers by allowing them to head straight through departure gates with the simple swipe of […]