Category: Australia

13 Things You Have To Do In Cape Tribulation; Danielle Norton; Australian Traveller

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Fantastic Fishing in Fraser Island, Australia; John Ashley; Marlin

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What do wandering albatross chicks do to pass the time between feeds?; Christopher Ham; ABC News

While the wandering albatross mother is out to sea, hunting for food, her chick has to do something to pass the time. A new time-lapse video shows what they get up to while mum is away.

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Monkey Mia, where the red desert meets the sea Monkey Mia red desert meets sea; Australian Traveller

On one side is rugged outback, on the other a marine wonderland, and in the middle…  Monkey Mia, where the red desert meets the sea…

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Things to do in Strahan: A 4-5 Day Itinerary for Western Tasmania; Megan Jerrard; Mapping Megan

Tasmania’s west is one of Australia’s last true wilderness frontiers, but it’s easy to experience from Strahan. Follow this itinerary to experience it all!

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Your next extraordinary adventure: Western Australia’s Ningaloo Reef; The Philadelphia Sunday Sun

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Fifty years ago, at Lake Mungo, the true scale of Aboriginal Australians’ epic story was revealed; Richard Roberts, Lynette Russell & Michael Bird; The Conversation

On the golden jubilee of the discovery of Mungo Lady’s 40,000-year-old remains, we can reflect on Aboriginal Australia’s vast history, which predates the arrival of Homo sapiens in both Europe and America.

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A cultural trip to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park; Teri Didjurgis; BlueSkyTraveler.com

Image © Theresa Didjurgis – Blue Sky Photography

Uluru – a cultural trip into the heart of Australia Uluru – the famous sandstone monolith in the middle of Australia. While Teri Didjurgis loved the breathtaking landscapes, the experience of learning about its cultural significance was what has left a lasting impression. LOVE IT. SHARE IT.

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Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park – A Guide to Experiencing Australia’s Red Centre; Lara Dunston; GranTourismo

Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park in Australia’s red centre is home to the iconic monolith Uluru (Ayers Rock) and colossal rock domes Kata Tjuta (The Olgas).

Source: Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park – A Guide to Experiencing Australia’s Red Centre

How To Visit The Great Barrier Reef – 5 Epic Holiday Ideas; Jayne; Girl Tweets World

Queensland holiday ideas for backpackers, beach lovers & more. How to visit the Great Barrier Reef whatever your style or budget is.

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Iron Mountain : CyArk and Iron Mountain Team Up to Preserve Melbourne’s Historic Royal Exhibition Building; PR Newswire

Australia – Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens

Completed in 1880 to mark Melbourne’s first international exhibition, the Royal Exhibition Building is one of the world’s oldest remaining exhibition pavilions. It was the site of Australia’s first Federal parliament in 1901, hosted events for the 1956 Summer Olympics, and was the first site to fly the new Australian National Flag following a six-day, national flag design competition in 1901. In 2004, the Royal Exhibition Building and the surrounding Carlton Gardens became the first building in Australia granted listing as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Earlier this month, CyArk, a nonprofit organization that digitally records, archives and helps preserve world heritage sites, and Iron Mountain Incorporated® (NYSE: IRM), the global leader in storage and information management services, completed a preservation project to digitally capture and preserve the Royal Exhibition Building. The project, the first joint endeavor in Australia, will ensure that this important cultural, historical and political landmark will live on digitally archived and available for generations to come as part of CyArk and Iron Mountain’s ongoing commitment to preserving world heritage sites.

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From Secret Swimming Holes To Lesser-Known Lookouts: Hidden Gems in the Blue Mountains; Rachel Lee; TripZilla

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Australia – Greater Blue Mountains Area

Uncover these secret places and bookmark them for your next trip to Sydney!

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Australia: Whale shark wonders on Ningaloo Reef; Ianthe Butt; Nat Geo Traveller

Australia – Ningaloo Coast

 

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Photo tour: Australia’s iconic Uluru (aka Ayers Rock); Nick Kontis; USA Today

Australia – Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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The 12 Amazing Spots the Guidebooks Don’t Tell You About; Amorq

Australia – Macquarie Island

We made a list of 18 cool spots that you probably haven’t heard of yet.

And we are sure you’d love to visit the place included as a bonus at the end!

1. Blue Pond in Biei, Japan

The blue pond in Biei, Hokkaido, appeared as the result of works on a dam built to control erosion processes and protect the nearby areas from mudflows. The unusual bright turquoise color of the water is caused by minerals. For a long time, this natural object remained closed for visitors and only became accessible a few years ago.

2. Tin Mal Mosque, Morocco

The Tin Mal Mosque was built in 1156 to commemorate the founder of the Almohad dynasty, and it is one of 2 Moroccan mosques open to non-Muslims. In 1995, it was included in the UNESCO World Heritage tentative list. The mosque is located in a mountain village only 100 km (62 mi) from Marrakesh.

3. Meroë, Sudan

Meroë is an ancient city in what is now Sudan, the capital of the Nubian kingdom of Kush that arose in the 8th century BC.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Tasmania in Autumn & Winter; Serene Chan; TripZilla

Australia – Tasmanian Wilderness

Whether it is hiking up Cradle Mountain to catch the romantic display of autumn leaves, indulging in fresh seafood and whiskey at winter festivals, or cuddling the Tasmanian Devil, Tasmania has something for every traveller.

Source: 5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Tasmania in Autumn & Winter

LEGO: Brickvention 2018 Coverage; Jeremy; Rebel Scum

Australia – Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens

January 24, 2018: Last weekend saw Melbourne play host to the annual Brickvention at the Royal Exhibition Building, and Rebelscum was there to enjoy the Star Wars builds.

Each year volunteers from the Melbourne LEGO Users Group (MUG) puts on an Australian-based convention and public display for LEGO fans. This two-day event brings LEGO fans of all ages together from all across the country to view original and unusual creations built by local and regional bricksmiths. Open to the public it is a safe-haven for LEGO fans of all ages and levels of interest.

If you’ve ever been to a LEGO convention before then you’ll know what to expect – a central core with a Great Ball Contraption and a massive train set which combines a number of environment and building themes, surrounded by an endless number of MOC builds and dioramas. If you’ve never been to a LEGO event before think of the playroom you always wanted!

Brickvention didn’t fail to deliver the standard recipe, so no-one would go home disappointed.

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Plan a Visit to Key Neighbourhoods on Your Australia Vacation in Melbourne; Robert Glazier; Goway

Australia – Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens

Nothing reveals the real flavour of a city more than its neighbourhoods. Visit one of these the next time you are in Melbourne on an Australia vacation.

I have always, when visiting a large city, sought out what the locals call their neighbourhoods. On trips to trips to Australia, of course, you want to take in the important highlights of Melbourne such the Eureka Tower, the Royal Botanical Gardens, and the Melbourne Zoo, plus visit the exceptional city museums and art galleries, etc. Many city tours include these but they are geared to the possibly first time visitor and don’t always show another side of the city.

Let’s take a look at some of the key neighbourhoods in Melbourne, a city which is blessed with many and which add so much to its vitality. All of Melbourne’s neighbourhoods are easily accessible.

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Sydney Opera House: A Visitor’s Guide; Karen Hastings; PlanetWare

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Magic in the mushroom coral: our great undersea discovery; Nikki Galovic; CSIROscope

Australia – Ningaloo Coast

On a recent trip Nikki Galovic’s Ningaloo Outlook researchers stumbled across a field of corals the like of which have never been seen in such abundance before.

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