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The Star Hotel and Apartments Sydney
The Star hotel and entertainment complex is located on Sydney Harbour just minutes from the Sydney central business district, Chinatown and Darling Harbour, and includes a casino, restaurants, theatres and shops.

Echoes Boutique Hotel Blue Mountains
Echoes Boutique Hotel is a contemporary three-storey hotel in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney with 12 double suites, a guest lounge, open fireplaces and a private spa and sauna. Facilities include a restaurant and the provision of business secretarial services.

Mercure Grand Hotel Hydro Majestic Medlow Bath Blue Mountains
Mercure Grand Hydro Majestic is perched on a cliff edge overlooking the Blue Mountains' Jamison Valley. It lies close to major towns Katoomba and Blackheath and a variety of Blue Mountains attractions.

Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort and Spa
The 19th century Blue Mountains home of Sir Frederick Darley, chief justice of New South Wales, has been faithfully restored and now houses the award-winning Darley's restaurant in Katoomba. Set in two acres of English-style gardens and with views of the Jamison Valley, the adjoining 85-room country house has been designed and furnished to complement the original residence.

The Mountain Heritage Blue Mountains
The Mountain Heritage is an award-winning boutique hotel with additional accommodation including bed and breakfast and cottage. The Mountain Heritage, with its 41 rooms and suites, is a short stroll to Katoomba town centre and the railway station. Facilities include a business centre, outdoor pool, health club, health spa and game room.

Peppers Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains
Peppers Fairmont Resort comprises a four-storey hotel adjacent to Leura Golf Course and surrounded by national park. Six different types of rooms are available. A variety of activities are offered.

Kingfisher Bay Resort and Village
Kingfisher Bay Resort and Village is located on the North White Cliffs on the west coast of Fraser Island directly opposite Hervey Bay with hotel rooms, self-contained villas and multi-share wilderness lodge. Boats, snorkeling, beach access, fishing, and outdoor pool are included among the resort amenities and activities.

Cradle Mountain Lodge
Cradle Mountain Lodge is located in Tasmania's Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park. Activities include biking, horseback riding, fishing, games. Business secretarial services available.

Hyatt Regency Hotel Perth Western Australia
The Hyatt Regency is a stylish, modern hotel with a nine-storey atrium, outdoor pool, indoor tennis facilities, health club and health spa, and business centre.

Russell - Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Russell, across the water from Paihia, is more relaxed, more subdued and more laid-back than the main town of New Zealand's Bay of Islands.

New Zealand Cruises
The unique land features of New Zealand become the more striking as they rise from the water, the major attraction of New Zealand cruises.

What Australia Is Like in March - Things to Do
The first month of the Australian autumn, March is a month of various festivals and holidays.

Yum Cha - Explanation and Definition
Yum cha in Australia, and particularly in Sydney, is a serving of small Chinese dishes of a large variety of mainly steamed items, such as dim sums and barbecued-pork buns, served from trolleys that go around among the diners.

Distances From Sydney, Australia by Road
Have an idea of distances if you're traveling around Australia from Sydney by road.

The Sydney Explorer Sightseeing Bus - Australia Travel
The Sydney Explorer is a visitor-oriented Sydney sightseeing bus which takes in Sydney's major attractions.

Official Animal Emblems of Australia
Certain states and territories of Australia have adopted official animal emblems or state and territory animals symbolic of them.

Kings Cross: How to Get There
Here's how to get to Kings Cross, the Sydney that never sleeps. Page 2.

Kings Cross, Sydney - What You Need to Know
If you are looking to savor the Sydney nightlife atmosphere on your next visit, Kings Cross is a part of Sydney that never sleeps.

Capital Cities of Australia - Overview
While it’s easy to forget that Sydney is not the capital of Australia, here are the capital cities of Australia’s six states and two mainland territories.

Theme Parks in Australia - Visitor Information
Australian theme parks are popular attractions for the young and the young at heart. Here are some of Australia’s major and more popular theme parks.

What You Need to Know About Australian Money
Australia’s national currency is the Austrian dollar. Here is what you need to know about denominations and coin restrictions to help you avoid confusion.

What Not to Do in Australia - Travel Information
Visiting Australia for the first time? Here are some things to watch out for, including driving a car, beach safety, and language.

Australian Open Year by Year - The March of Champions
The Australian Open sees the continuing march of champions, retaining and losing titles as well as coming up through the qualifying rounds.

Australia Highway - Around Australia on Highway 1
The Australia highway around the Australian continent is Highway 1.

Northern NSW - Driving North from Sydney
Here are suggested northern NSW destinations when driving north from Sydney.

NSW South Coast - Driving South from Sydney
The NSW South Coast extends from the southern edge of Royal National Park to the NSW-Victoria border.

Gold Coast Theme Parks
Especially for families visiting Australia's Gold Coast, its various theme parks are part of the region's attractions.

Bird Emblems of Australia
Various Australian birds are closely identified with Australia's states and territories although two have not been formally adopted as state bird emblems.

Kuranda Attractions
A number of Kuranda attractions make this Queensland village a popular visitor destination.

New South Wales National Parks - In and Around Sydney
A number of New South Wales national parks are to found within and around the Sydney metropolitan area.

Queensland National Parks
Queensland national parks feature spectacular landscapes, offer insights into the Australian natural environment and provide spaces for passive and active recreation.

New South Wales Coast - Where to Go After Sydney
The New South Wales coast is lined with cities and towns that are popular visitor destinations.

Melbourne Museums and Galleries
Melbourne has a number of major museums and galleries which provide insights into the life and culture not only of Australians but also of other peoples of the world.

Queensland Cultural Centre - Brisbane South Bank
The Queensland Cultural Centre lies just south of Brisbane River in the city's South Bank cultural precinct.

Sydney Eat Streets and Dining Districts
Various city areas of Sydney have clusters of restaurants in particular streets or districts, making sure you find your choice of a suitable dining place.

Southwestern Western Australia - From Perth to Albany
The southwestern arc of Australia's Southwest includes cities and towns from Fremantle to Albany.

Sydney Racecourses - Horseracing in Australia
Sydney has two major metropolitan horse racing venues at Royal Randwick and Rosehill Gardens with two other sites at Canterbury Park and Warwick Farm.

10 Reasons to Visit Sydney
Sydney is Australia's best known city and one of the most popular destinations Down Under. Here are 10 reasons why.

George Street Sydney
George Street Sydney is Australia's oldest street having begun as a dirt track in the first European settlement in Australia founded at Sydney Cove in 1788.

Jenolan and Other Australia Caves
Australia has a number of caves open to the public through guided or self-guided tours as well as opportunities for caving adventures.

Australia from J to R
From J to R, Australian destinations, attractions and interesting facts are alphabetically listed.

Popular Australia Beaches
With more than 10,000 beaches all around Australia, there's no problem finding one along the coast, with some more popular with beachgoers than others.

Australia A to Z
An indication of the broad spectrum of Australian attractions, destinations and other information is contained in this alphabetical list.

Macquarie Street Sydney
Macquarie Street is one of Sydney's oldest government districts with a number of heritage buildings constructed during the city's early colonial years.

Australia's Flower Festivals - Spring Blooms in Australia
Australia celebrates the return of spring with a number of Australian flower festivals held in various cities, towns and states.

Australian National Parks - Northern Territory
Australian national parks in the Northern Territory include Kakadu, Litchfield, Nitmiluk and Uluru-Kata Tjuta.

Australian Events and Festivals - Annual Australian Events and Festivals
A variety of events and festivals fill the Australian calendar, from flower festivals to horse racing carnivals, even to boat racing on dry land.

Australian Events and Festivals - Annual Australian Events and Festivals
A variety of events and festivals fill the Australian calendar, from flower festivals to horse racing carnivals, even to boat racing on dry land.

Australian World Heritage Sites
Accessible Australian World Heritage sites are among the most popular destinations in the continent with a variety of important environmental, archeological, cultural and historical features.

Australian World Heritage Sites
Accessible Australian World Heritage sites are among the most popular destinations in the continent with a variety of important environmental, archeological, cultural and historical features.

Sydney Hotels - Top Picks for Hotels in Sydney
Sydney hotels provide a range of accommodation choices from five-star Sydney hotels to serviced Sydney apartments.

Sydney Hotels - Top Picks for Hotels in Sydney
Sydney hotels provide a range of accommodation choices from five-star Sydney hotels to serviced Sydney apartments.

Sydney Attractions
Sydney attractions are easily found and reached within Sydney city itself.

Great Barrier Reef - Getting There
The Great Barrier Reef along the Queensand coast of Australia is a popular destination for Australian and overseas visitors.

Government House
Government house generally serves as residence and offices of the Australian Governor-General, the various State Governors and administrators of certain Australian territories.

Justice and Police Museum
The Justice and Police Museum in Sydney illuminates the state's past in criminality, policing, law and justice in its varied exhibitions and permanent collections.

Shrine of Remembrance - Melbourne
The Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne, Victoria, honors the state's fighting men and women involved in wars and other armed conflicts around the world.

New South Wales Parliament House
The New South Wales Parliament House is the state's legislature comprising a Legislative Assembly and an upper-house Legislative Council.

Shopping in Sydney
Know where to go in Sydney when shopping for items to buy, such as souvenirs and uniquely Australian products.

Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Katoomba New South Wales
The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre opened in November 2012 and houses the Blue Mountains City Art Gallery, a World Heritage centre, viewing platform and a restaurant and cafe.

Katoomba Blue Mountains
Katoomba in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney is a popular holiday destination particularly in the warmer summer monhts.

Broken Hill Living Desert Reserve
The Broken Hill Desert Reserve features a Flora and Fauna Sanctuary and a Sculpture site.

Broken Hill
Broken Hill is an Outback city in the far west of the state of New South Wales.

Magnetic Island Queensland Australia
Magnetic Island off the Queensland coast east of the city of Townsville is one of the nearer coastal islands fringing the Great Barrier Reef.

New South Wales, Australia
New South Wales was the first area in Australia settled by the British in 1788 and is today Australia's most populous state with a variety of visitor attractions.

Chinchilla Melon Festival
The Queensland town of Chinchilla celebrates its most popular and best known product in a Melon Festival every two years.

Melbourne Cup 2012
The 2012 Melbourne Cup was won by Green Moon with Fiorente second and Jakkalberry third.

Melbourne Cup
The Melbourne Cup is run over 3200 metres at Melbourne's Flemington Racecourse on the first Tuesday in November.

Perth Australia
Perth Australia is the remotest state capital in continental Australia.

Zeehan Tasmania
From its heyday as a bustling mining community in the 1880s and early 1900s, the Tasmania town of Zeehan remembers its pioneers at a memorial museum.

Kiama New South Wales Australia
Kiama is a stopover and holiday destination just off the Princes Highway south of Wollongong.

National Zoo and Aquarium Canberra Australia
The National Zoo and Aquarium in Canberra is possibly the only one in Australia with both zoo and aquarium in one place.

Alice Springs Australia - Outback Town in the Red Centre
Alice Springs is the Outback town in the heart of Australia.

Bubbling Geothermal Mud, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua
Looking like huge ridged pancakes on a moonscape, the hot mud pools of Rotorua’s Whakarewarewa thermal reserve are a sight to behold. Page 2.

Martin Place - Sydney Entertainment Venue and Meeting Place
Martin Place in the heart of Sydney city is a place of entertainment, leisure and activity.

Sydney Australia - Harbour City
Sydney is Australia's best known city and the first to be established in Australia by the English navigators, soldiers and convict settlers.

Archibald Fountain - Hyde Park Sydney
The Archibald Fountain at Hyde Park's northern end is not only the park's centrepiece but also a starting point for a stroll through history

Emden Naval Gun at Hyde Park Sydney
The naval gun of the German ship Emden was taken by Australia's HMAS Sydney in the Battle of the Cocos in the Indian Ocean. Page 10.

Hyde Park Sydney Monument to William Bede Dalley
The Dalley monument at Sydney's Hyde Park honors a political figure and campaigner for reform. Page 2.

Hyde Park Memorial Cannon
The Hyde Park Memorial Cannon bears the Royal Cypher of English King George III. Page 3.

Hyde Park Sydney Sandringham Gardens
The Sandringham Gardens at Sydney's Hyde Park were a memorial to English Kings Geeorge V and George VI. Page 4.

Hyde Park Sydney Monument to Captain James Cook
The Hyde Park Sydney monument to Captain James Cook stands at the northeastern section of Hyde Park South. Page 5.

Frazer Fountain at Hyde Park Sydney
The Frazer fountain at Hyde Park is one of two Gothic-style drinking fountains in Sydney. Page 6.

Obelisk Tower at Hyde Park Sydney
The obelisk tower at the western end of Hyde Park South was said to have been modelleld on London's Cleopatra Needle. Page 7.

Anzac Memorial at Hyde Park Sydney
The Anzac Memorial at Sydney's Hyde Park honors Australia's fighting men and women in the wars in which the nation was involved. Page 8.

Olympic Rings at Hyde Park Sydney
The Olympic rings at Hyde Park Sydney are a remembrance of the second time the Olympic Games were held in Australia. Page 9.

Governor's Dairy Cottage Parramatta New South Wales
The Governor's Dairy Cottage in Parramatta Park was first built between 1798 and 1805 and actually predates historic Old Government House.

Glass House Mountains
The Glass House Mountains in Queensland were created by volcanic activity in the distant past.

Surfers Paradise Queensland Australia
Surfers Paradise on the Queensland Gold Coast is arguably one of the best known Australian travel destinations which includes Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef.

Queensland - What to See, Where to Go in Queensland
Queensland is one of Australia's most popular destinations because of the Great Barrier Reef, the Gold Coast and numerous other attractions.

Brisbane City Sights Bus Tour
The Brisbane City Sights tour bus is a hop on, hop off transport facility with stops at major Brisbane city attractions.

Exploring the Kimberley
The Kimberley region of Western Australia is one of the world's last remaining large wilderness areas.

Melbourne Australia - Getting Around in the City
Melbourne, capital of Victoria, has a large number of interesting city attractions best visited by tram or on foot.

Victoria Australia
Victoria is Australia's smallest mainland state but a distinctive place of big-time attractions.

Museum of Old and New Art - Tasmania
Opened in 2011, the Museum of Old and New Art just north of Hobart city has become one of Tasmania's most visited attractions.

Rainforest Ranch - Byfield, Queensland, Australia
Rainforest Ranch provides accommodation in self-contained cottages in Byfield, Queensland.

Autumn in Australia - March, April, May
Autumn in Australia begins on March 1 and ends on May 31.

Where Is the Australian Outback?
The Australian Outback has many guises and it's difficult to say exactly what image it presents and where it is to be found.

Spring in Australia
Spring in Australia begins on the first day of September and ends on the last day of November.

Summer in Australia - December, January, February
It's summer in Australia when it's winter in the northern hemisphere.

Bathurst 1000 V8 Supercars Race Mount Panorama
The Bathurst 1000 V8 Supercars race at Mount Panorama, Bathurst, New South Wales, takes place in October.

Daintree National Park - From Rainforest to Reef
The Daintree Rainforest is part of World Heritage-listed Wet Tropics of Queensland.

Australian Medal Winners in the 2012 London Olympics
This is a record of Australian medal winners at the 2012 London Olympics.

Horse Riding on Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island, Queensland, Australia
Magnetic Island is close to the north Queensland coast and is 30 minutes by ferry from the city of Townsville. Page 10.

Aboriginall Rock Art - Canberra
Aboriginal rock art is to discovered in Canberra's only national park, Namadgi. Page 12.

Hyde Park Barracks - Sydney Landmarks
Hyde Park Barracks are one of Sydney landmarks with not only distinctive structures on the Sydney urban landscape but which also assist visitors and newcomers to the city to find their bearings. Page 6.

Black Swan - Picture
The black swan is the state and bird emblem of Western Australia. Page 2.

Red Kangaroo - Picture
The red kangaroo is the animal emblem of the Northern Territory. Page 19.

Wedge-Tailed Eagle
Australia Travel. Page 26.

Christmas in Sydney
Christmas in Sydney occurs in the Australian summer, so there's no snow and no sleighs but there seems to be everything else.

Central Railway Station
At the southern end of Sydney's central business district, Central Railway Station (called Central, for short) is a transport hub for trains — interstate, country and suburban — trams and buses. Its clock tower is quite easily recognisable and visible from a number of areas around it. Page 11.

Hyatt Regency Sanctuary Cove - Gold Coast, Queensland
Hyatt Regency Sanctuary Cove is a five-star 247-room hotel in an integrated resort on the Queensland Gold Coast where the Coomera River flows into the Broadwater. The resort includes two 18-hole championship golf courses, nine tennis courts, sauna, spa, lagoon pool and recreation club.

Abraham Lincoln Motel Tamworth
Abraham Lincoln Motel is located in a modern rural setting 1 kilometre from the city centre. With wheelchair-accessible common areas, laundry/drycleaning services, outdoor swimming pool.

Novotel Sydney Olympic Park
The dual Novotel and Hotel Ibis complex at Sydney Olympic Park offers two styles of accommodation to suit particular budgets. The hotels are part of the Accor group. Parking is available for an extra charge.

Jenolan Caves House
Jenolan Caves House is a 100-year-old Victorian guesthouse providing a variety of accommodation choices. Common areas include a lounge, library, games room, theatre and bar.

Comfort Inn Kaikoura Mediterranean
Comfort Inn Kaikoura Mediterranean is on main highway at Kaikoura's northern end. Free parking, complimentary coffee, continental breakfast.

Willowbank Motel Kaikoura
Willowbank Motel Kaikoura is located in a quiet area, suitable for families, spacious units, wheelchair accessible common areas.

Denison Boutique Hotel - Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Denison Boutique Hotel features high-ceilinged rooms, canopied four-poster beds, period furniture as well as more modern amenities for practicality and convenience.

Sheraton Noosa Resort and Spa Noosa Heads Sunshine Coast Queensland Australia
Sheraton Noosa Resort and Spa, right on the main strip of Noosa Heads, is close to beaches, rivers, rainforests, Noosa National Park and Fraser Island. Resort accommodation comprises guest rooms, spa studios, and suites with private balconies.

Lizard Island - Queensland Islands - Islands in the Sun
Lizard Island is Australia's northernmost resort island on the Great Barrier Reef. Page 9.

Canberra in the Winter
Canberra in the winter is cool to cold but there are a number of activities suitable for the season.

Melbourne Park - Home of the Australian Open
Southeast of Melbourne's Federation Square, along Swan St, Melbourne Park is home to the Australian Open, one of only four Grand Slam tennis tournaments in the world and the first to occur in any calendar year.

Sydney Dining Guide: Where to Eat in Sydney
Sydney dining guide: Dining in Sydney gives you a wide choice of restaurants but you must know where to go.

Distances from Melbourne by Road - Australian Distance Guide
Have an idea of distances from Melbourne, Victoria, if you're traveling around Australia by road.

Adelaide to Perth - Touring Australia on Highway 1
Australia's circumferential Highway 1 takes you all around the continent, generally following a coastal route. Here's the Highway 1 route from Adelaide to Perth.

Perth to Darwin - Touring Australia on Highway 1
Australia's circumferential Highway 1 takes you all around the continent, generally following a coastal route. Here's the Highway 1 route from Perth to Darwin.

Darwin to Brisbane: Touring Australia on Highway 1
There are unsealed parts of Highway 1 between Darwin and Brisbane but alternative sealed roads are available.

Brisbane to Sydney - Touring Australia on Highway 1
Highway 1 is not only the most direct route from Brisbane to Sydney (and vice versa) but it is as well one of the most scenic drives in the country alternating between hill and valley and shore.

Kings Park and Botanic Garden - Perth - Western Australia
Kings Park and Botanic Garden feature picnic areas, walking tracks, cycleways, hectares of natural bushland and magnificent views of Perth and the Swan River from Mt Eliza.

Best Australian Films - Australian Film Institute Award Winners 1991-2000
The Australian Film Institute annual awards provide yearly recognition for outstanding Australian work in film. Best film awards have been made by the Institute since 1958.

Chinatown - Little Bourke Street - Melbourne - Australia
Melbourne's Chinatown is an area of Chinese restaurants and shops, close to the shopping districts at its western end and the theatre district at its eastern end.

New Zealand North Island Tour - Day 5
On your five-day New Zealand North Island tour, Day 5 means returning to Auckland for your return trip home.

Arriving in Auckland: From the Airport to the City
Auckland, New Zealand: Here's how to get to Auckland City from Auckland Airport.

Picnic Point - Sydney, Australia
Georges River National Park at Picnic Point looks derelict but remains a popular picnic spot by the river in suburban Sydney.

Royal National Park, Sydney - Getting There
Here's how to get to Australia's Royal National Park at the southern edge of Sydney city.

Sydney Daytrips - North of Sydney
Head north from Sydney on a Sydney daytrip to the Central Coast, Hunter Valley, Port Stephens.

Skiing in New South Wales - Australia
Skiing in New South Wales takes place in the northern summer when it's winter in Australia.

The Snowy Mountains - Skiing in New South Wales - Australia
Skiing in New South Wales means going to the Snowy Mountains where the ski resorts are located. Page 2.

Crocodylus Park - Darwin, Northern Territory, Crocodile Wildlife Park
Crocodylus Park, just five minutes from Darwin Airport and 15 minutes from Darwin city centre, is home to more than a thousand crocodiles.

The Devils Marbles
The Devils Marbles are an extensive collection of huge round red-colored boulders in the Tennant Creek area of Australia's Northern Territory, said to be the eggs of the Rainbow Serpent in Aboriginal lore.

Kakadu - Go on a Kakadu Outback Adventure
Start your tour of Kakadu at the Bowali Visitors Centre for an insight into the national park and its Aboriginal concerns.

Getting to Katherine Gorge
Katherine Gorge in Australia's Northern Territory can be reached through the town of Katherine by car, bus, train or plane.

Inside Arnhem Land - What You Can See, What You Can Do in Arnhem Land
Get an insight into Australian Aboriginal life on a permitted visit to Arnhem Land, Aboriginal homeland.

Australia's Red Centre: Outback Australia
Australia's Red Centre in Outback Australia features the spectacular rock monolith, Uluru, and the town of Alice Springs.

Renting a Car in Australia and New Zealand
When renting or hiring a car in Australia and New Zealand, watch out for possible problems in order to have hassle-free travel.

Emergency Help: The Number to Call in Australia
When in Australia, know the number to call when you need emergency help.

Dreamworld Theme Park - Gold Coast Queensland - Australia
Thrill rides, close encounters with wildlife, cartoon character attractions, IMAX movies - and Big Brother! - are among the many attractions of Dreamworld, one of the Gold Coast's more popular theme parks.

Movie World Theme Park, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
If you are fascinated by movies, movie characters, movie shows and how movies are made, Movie World on Australia's Gold Coast could be a place to visit on your trip to Queensland.

Wet 'n' Wild Water World Theme Park, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Wet 'n' Wild Water World describes itself as Australia's largest Australian water theme park. It features water slides, pools and other attractions and is very much activity-oriented.

Sea World Theme Park, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Sea World on Queensland's Gold Coast is the coastal strip's oldest theme park, having been started in 1958 as Surfers Paradise Ski Gardens at Carrara and later renamed and relocated to Sea World Drive in 1971. It remains a showcase of marine life wonders and a place of various rides, shows and other attractions.

Kangaroo Island Fast Facts
Here are some fast facts on Kangaroo Island in South Australia.

Sydney Wildlife
You won't find Sydney wildlife hopping around on Sydney streets. Here's where to find Sydney wildlife.

Skiing in Tasmania - Downhill and Cross-Country Skiing
Skiing in Tasmania: Discover the ski slopes and ski fields of Tasmania, Australia's only island state.

Getting to Milford Sound - New Zealand
From almost any place in New Zealand, you can fly, drive, bus or walk to Milford Sound.

Sydney Tollways
Sydney is probably one of the world's major cities with the most number of tollways.

Chinatown Sydney Australia
Sydney's Chinatown is noted for its many shops and restaurants includihng late-night eateries.

Sydney Metroads - Going by the Numbers
Sydney Metroads provide an easy way of navigating through the city's major thoroughfares by simply following the Metroad numbers.

Best Sydney Wildlife Park
The best Sydney wildlife park is probably where you can see the animals close at hand and even walk with or feed them.

Hobart Australia - What to See and Do in Hobart
Hobart, capital of Tasmania, Australia, has a rich colonial history and abounds in the buildings and relics of a past era as well as serving as a starting point for daytrips around the region.

Capitol Theatre - Sydney - Australia
The Capitol Theatre in Sydney is considered one of the finest theatre venues in Australia.

Australian Trains: The Indian Pacific
The Indian Pacific links Sydney and Perth through Outback New South Wales and South Australia and the Nullarbor Plain.

Melbourne Museum - Getting There
The Melbourne Museum at Carlton Gardens is easily accessible by car, tram or train.

The Sunlander - Queensland Coastal Train
The Sunlander is Queensland Rail's coastal train between Brisbane and Cairns, traveling close to 1700 kilometres three times weekly.

Victoria Ski Resorts - Australia
Victoria ski resorts are closer to Melbourne than those of New South Wales are to Sydney. Page 2.

Skiing in Victoria - Australia
For skiing in Victoria, there's the Victoria High Country with its ski slopes and resorts to rival those of New South Wales.

Adventure World Theme Park, Western Australia
Water-themed rides, roller coasters, a race track and various other attractions combine to make Adventure World, 20 minutes by road south of Perth city, and 15 minutes from Fremantle, a favorite fun park for the young and the young at heart.

Fremantle Western Australia - Perth Seaport
Fremantle, Western Australia, lies at the mouth of the Swan River 19 kilometres southwest of the capital, Perth.

Shark Bay - Western Australia - World Heritage Site
Shark Bay on the western coast of Western Australia, is a World Heritage site and home to dugongs, dolphins and stromatolites: a fascinating aquatic world and a diver's paradise.

Christmas in Australia
Christmas in Australia is celebrated in the first month of the southern summer, so forget the snow and forget the sleighs.

Ekka - The Royal Queensland Show
Colloquially known as the Ekka, the Royal Queensland Show held in Brisbane is Queensland's biggest annual event and is one of the top three agricultural shows in Australia.

Australian Federation History
Australian federation history had its formal beginnings in 1889 but only took place on January 1, 1901.

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - Danger and Death at Sea
The danger-fraught Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race starts at Sydney Harbour on Boxing Day, December 26, and finishes in Hobart, Tasmania.

Grand Pacific Drive - NSW South Coast
Grand Pacific Drive meanders through some 169 kilometres from Sydney's Royal National Park to the Shoalhaven, appropriate for leisurely motoring on the NSW South Coast.

Australia in November - Melbourne Cup - Remembrance Day
November in Australia is best known as the month of the Melbourne Cup. It is, too, the last month of spring.

Australia Facts
Here are some Australia facts for a quick overview of this nation continent.

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - World Heritage Site
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park with its iconic rock monolith and natural and cultural values is an inscribed World Heritage site.

Victoria / New South Wales Rivalry - Australia
There's an inherent rivalry between the Australian states of Victoria and New South Wales.

Anzacs: The Fighting Men of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps
The story of the Anzacs, born in the flames of war, was firmly forged on April 25, 1915, with the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps at Gallipoli in what is now known as Turkey.

Australia's First Prime Minister - Edmund Barton
The first Prime Minister of Australia was Edmund Barton appointed in 1901.

Ian Thorpe - Australia's Most Successful Olympian
With his five gold medals in two Olympic Games, swimmer Ian Thorpe became Australia's most successful Olympian.

John Howard - Prime Minister of Australia 1996-2007
John Howard was reelected for a fourth term as Prime Minister of Australia in the federal elections held on October 9, 2004. He lost office in the elections of November 24, 2007, when the Australian Labor Party swept into power.

Adelaide - Australia
The Adelaide city centre in South Australia is a well-designed jewel in a setting of green

Coober Pedy - South Australia Opal Town
Coober Pedy in South Australia is a well-known Outback opal town.

Kangaroo Island - Discover Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island in South Australia is close enough to Adelaide for a day trip.

Murray River: Paddle-Steamers and Riverboats
The Murray River, a world of paddle-steamers, houseboats and riverboats, stretches from within New South Wales through Victoria and into South Australia

Sydney 2000 Olympic Games - Australia's Medal Winners
Here are Australian medal winners at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games held from September 15 to October 1, 2000.

Rod Laver: Australian Grand Slam Tennis Legend
Australian tennis player Rod Laver is the only person to win the Grand Slam twice (1962, 1969) with a record of winning 11 Grand Slam singles and becoming Wimbledon champion four times.

Coober Pedy: Activities and Attractions
Fossicking for opals in Coober Pedy is one of the town's activities and attractions.. Page 2.

Circular Quay - Where to Start Your Sydney Tour
Circular Quay in Sydney is an ideal place to start your Sydney discovery tour.

Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney
Discover the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, a showcase of flora close to the city's central business district.

The Rocks - A Blend of Past and Present
The Rocks in Sydney is a fascinating blend of past and present.

St Mary's Cathedral - Sydney
St Mary's Cathedral, mother church of Australian Catholicism, is a distinctive Sydney landmark.

The Rocks - Sydney, Australia
The Rocks district in Sydney is the birthplace of Australia and a place worth visiting.

Port Arthur Tasmania
Port Arthur, Tasmania's convict settlement south of the Australian mainland, stands on bloodied ground.

Tasmania Travels: Tasmania in 10 Days
Two of Australia's better known children's book writers tell of their Tasmania travels.

Australian Trains
Australian trains travel the Australian continent on east to west and north to south routes.

The Ghan
The Ghan started its Adelaide to Darwin transcontinental train service in February 2004.

Ned Kelly: Shootout at Glenrowan
Ned Kelly made his last stand in a shootout at Glenrowan, Victoria.

Grampians National Park - Victoria
Spectacular ranges, flora and fauna, walking tracks and Aboriginal art sites are a feature of Grampians national park in Victoria, Australia

Great Ocean Road
Take Victoria's Great Ocean Road in Australia's south and visit the Twelve Apostles.

The Twelve Apostles - Australia
Getting to the Twelve Apostles in Australia can be frustrating when something happens on the Great Ocean Road,

Getting on the Great Ocean Road - Australia
It's easy to get lost getting to the Great Ocean Road on your way to Victoria's Twelve Apostles

Vineyards and Wineries - Australian Wine Regions
Australian vineyards and wineries provide an opportunity to sample their wines.

Australian Parliament House - Some Facts About Australia's Parliament House
The Australian Parliament with its house on Capital Hill is the symbolic and physical embodiment of Australian government.

Canberra Pictures - Australian Capital Territory Photos and Images
An assortment of Canberra pictures including other Australian Capital Territory photos and images

Whale Migration - From the Antarctic to Australia
Whales from the Antarctic travel north to Australia's Great Barrier Reef, usually to breed, and return to the Antarctic to feed when the weather gets warmer.

Australia Attractions - The Lure of Australia
Unique Australia attractions, sights and destinations contribute to the lure of Australia.

Australian Flag
The Australian flag carries the Union Jack, the Commonwealth Star and a representation of the Southern Cross

Yackandandah, Victoria - Town of Strange Bedfellows
The historic town of Yackandandah in Victoria, Australia, main location of the film Strange Bedfellows, is well worth a visit for a taste of small country town life.

Anzac Day
Anzac Day is the anniversary of the landing on Gallipoli by the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps in World War I.

The One Day of the Year
Australia and New Zealand remember their soldiers on what is often called The One Day of the Year - Anzac Day. Page 2.

Boxing Day - National Public Holiday
Boxing Day, December 26, is a national public holiday in Australia.

Labor Day
Labor Day is celebrated on different dates in Australia.

Melbourne Moomba Festival
The Moomba Festival in Melbourne is one of the largest outdoor city festivals in Australia.

Overland Track - Hike the Tasmanian Wilderness from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair
The Overland Track in Australia's Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park stretches some 65 kilometres through the Tasmanian wilderness.

Royal National Park Walking Tracks
The Royal National Park in Sydney has many walking tracks of varying degrees of difficulty

Poisonous Spiders - Beware the Poisonous Spiders in Australia
Poisonous spiders pose a danger to those visiting Australia so watch out for them.

Cairns - Great Barrier Reef Gateway
Cairns in far north Queensland is fascinating tropical country and a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia
Fraser Island is Australia's fourth largest island and the world's largest sand island, a popular holiday destination off the Queensland coast.

Heron Island - Queensland Resort
Heron Island is an island resort off the Capricornia coast of Queensland, Australia.

Noosa - Sunshine Coast - Queensland
Noosa, Australia, on Queensland's Sunshine Coast is becoming a sunlovers' mecca.

South Bank - Brisbane - Queensland
South Bank in Brisbane is one place where visitors can find many of the city's attractions in close proximity to one another.

Australian Visa - Visitor Requirements for an Australian Visa
Australian visa requirements apply to electronic travel documentation.

Australia Weather
Australia weather should be a guide to what clothes you wear.

Crocodiles in Australia
Crocodiles in northern Australia pose a danger to the unwary.

New Zealand Visas
What you need to know about New Zealand visas

Getting New Zealand Visas the Easy Way
Holders of certain passports will find it easier getting New Zealand visas

Australia Travel Planner
An Australia travel planner helps organise a trip to Australia especially for people visiting Australia for the first time.

Sydney Attractions - Australia Travel Planner
A basic Australia travel planner should take in the Sydney attractions.

Australia Travel Planner - Around Sydney
Plan a Sydney city walking tour, then discover new places beyond the city.

Princess Mary of Denmark - A Fairy-Tale Romance
Australian-born Mary Donaldson became Crown Princess of Denmark after her marriage to Danish Crown Prince Frederik on May 14, 2004. A son, heir to the throne of Denmark, was born of the union on October 15, 2005, followed by a daughter on April 21, 2007, and twins on January 8, 2011.

Ned Kelly: Australian Bushranger Saga
The Australian bushranger Ned Kelly has become a hero in the folklore of the country.

Aboriginal Olympians - Australian Athletes Cathy Freeman and Nova Peris
Australia's 400m track hopes at the 2000 Sydney Olympics lay with Aboriginal Olympians Cathy Freeman and Nova Peris-Kneebone with Freeman winning in sizzling time.

Driving in Australia - Getting It Right
Driving in Australia means learning a few things and getting it right.

Dangerous Creatures: Watch Out for the Aussie Nasties
Australia is one of the safest countries to visit but know that there are dangerous creatures about.

Dunedin - Fast Facts About Dunedin New Zealand
Dunedin on the southeastern coast of the South Island is the island's second largest city.

Waitomo Blackwater Rafting - New Zealand
Blackwater rafting on the underground Waitomo rivers is a popular adventure activity on the North Island of New Zealand.

Australian Census 2001
A new portrait of the Australian population emerged with the release in June 2002 of 2001 census figures. Page 2.

Australian Population
The Australian population of 21 million comprises a mix of cultures, ethnic origins, marital status, family structures, education, religion, and financial and economic standing

Bathurst Island - Australia
Bathurst Island lies north of Darwin and is home to the Aboriginal Tiwi of Australia

Kakadu Australia - Discover Kakadu
Kakadu is not only the largest national park in Australia but it provides a unique experience in natural sights and rugged adventure.

Katherine Gorge - Australia
Katherine Gorge is not just one spectacular gorge but a series of 13 gorges along the Katherine River in the Northern Territory of Australia.

Melville Island
Among a number of the continent's offshore islands, Melville Island is Australia's second largest island after Tasmania.

Uluru in the heart of Australia is a striking rock monolith better known as Ayers Rock in earlier times until its Aboriginal name became more popular.

Auckland, New Zealand: Getting Around in the City
Here's how to get around in Auckland, New Zealand.

Drive up to the Blue Mountains
The Blue Mountains in Australia are a few hours' drive west of Sydney.

Kamay Botany Bay National Park
Kamay Botany Bay National Park is the site where Captain James Cook first landed in Australia in 1770.

Newcastle Location: Where Is Newcastle?
Newcastle, the second largest city in New South Wales, lies 167 kilometres north of Sydney

Royal National Park, Sydney, Australia
The Royal National Park, Sydney, Australia, is the oldest gazetted national park in the world and lies right at the southern edge of the city

Arnhem Land Australia
Arnhem Land, Australia, is Aboriginal homeland at the Australian Top End east of Darwin.

The Three Sisters - Blue Mountains, Australia
The Three Sisters in the Blue Mountains are a major attraction west of Sydney

Newcastle Daytrips: Where to Go from Newcastle
A variety of daytrip options from Newcastle is available to the traveler.

Sydney Theatre Reviews
Sydney theatre reviews - Mamma Mia!

The Legend of Aoraki - New Zealand
How New Zealand's highest mountain came to be called Aoraki

Aotearoa: Land of the Long White Cloud
Aotearoa, Land of the Long White Cloud, is the name the early Polynesian settlers called New Zealand and the name by which it also is now quite commonly known.

New Zealand Flag
The New Zealand flag has the Union Jack and a representation of the Southern Cross against a blue field

Sydney Beaches - Sun, Sand, Surf, Sea
Sydney beaches are easily accessible from almost anywhere in Sydney city.

Rhyming Slang Examples
Here are some Australian rhyming slang examples together with their meanings

Australian Rhyming Slang
An explanation of Australian rhyming slang together with examples

Strine and Australian Slang - Naughty to Nong
Strine and Aussie slang: a glossary of unique Australian words and phrases starting with N

Strine and Australian Slang - Cadge to Crook
Strine and Aussie slang: a glossary of unique Australian words and phrases starting with C

Strine and Australian Slang - Dead-Set to Dunny
Strine and Aussie slang: a glossary of unique Australian words and phrases starting with D

Strine and Australian Slang - Sanger to Sydneysider
Strine and Aussie slang: a glossary of unique Australian words and phrases starting with S

Strine and Australian Slang - Ta to Tucker
Strine and Aussie slang: a glossary of unique Australian words and phrases starting with T

Australia Quiz - Test Your Knowledge of Australia
In this Australia quiz, test your knowledge of this great southern land.

Tasmania Map - Australia
Tasmania, Austalia, map with Hobart region inset: australian tourist commission hobart region map of tasmania tasmania map inset map

Close to the Finish Line - Melbourne Cup - Spring Racing Carnival
It's neck and neck as horses thunder down the straight to the finish line. Page 5.

Joy of Winning - Melbourne Cup - Spring Racing Carnival
Racegoers celebrate winning at the Melbourne Cup.. Page 6.

Devils Marbles, Northern Territory, Australia
The Devils Marbles contribute to Australia's unique landscape and seascape features to create an amazing Australia. Page 2.

Magnetic Termite Mounds, Northern Territory, Australia
They all face in one direction and are thought to be magnetic, these termite mounds found in Litchfield National Park, Australia. Page 3.

The Bungle Bungles, Western Australia
The Bungle Bungles in Western Australia are where you find these hills horizontally striped in orange and black. Page 7.

The Lost City, Northern Territory, Australia
The Lost City comprises rock formations that raise visions of a lost civilisation in amazing Australia. Page 4.

The Pinnacles, Western Australia
The Pinnacles create an almost eerie atmosphere at Western Australia's Nambung National Park. Page 5.

The Twelve Apostles, Victoria
The Twelve Apostle are unique rock formations that rise out of the sea along the Victorian coast. Page 9.

Walls of China
The 33-kilometre crescent of the Walls of China are to be found in Mungo National Park, part of the World Heritage area of Willandra Lakes in Outback New South Wales. Page 8.

WaveRock, Western Australia
Here's the perfect wave that surfers look for except this one in Western Australia is made of rock. Page 6.

West Circular Quay Landmark - Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
Located on West Circular Quay at the southern end of Sydney's Rocks District, the Museum of Contemporary Art is a familiar sight in the Rocks-Circular Quay area and is visible from the Sydney Opera House across the water. Page 4.

Queen Victoria Building
You won't miss Queen Victoria Building with its distinctive domes just north of Sydney Town Hall. It houses specialty shops and is a mecca for shoppers. Page 9.

St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney
A distinctive landmark just east of Hyde Park is St Mary's Cathedral, the mother church of Australian Catholicism. Page 10.

Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Sydney Harbour Bridge, together with the Sydney Opera House, has become a most recognisable symbol of the harbour city that is Sydney. Page 2.

Sydney Observatory
Located on Observatory Hill in Sydney's Rocks area, the Sydney Observatory is not only a distinctive Sydney landmark but also an astronomical centre. Page 3.

Sydney Tower Eye
Right in the heart of the city, Sydney Tower Eye is an unmissable landmark and home to various visitor attractions. Page 7.

Sydney Town Hall
Located on George St in the heart of the city, Sydney Town Hall is a favorite meeting place of locals and visitors alike. It is home to Sydney City Council and a venue for the arts. Page 8.

Art Gallery of New South Wales - Sydney Landmark
In Sydney's Domain east of Hyde Park is located Sydney's Art Gallery of New South Wales, a treasurehouse of various types of art in permanent and temporary collections.. Page 5.

Chinese Dancers at the Chinese New Year Festival in Sydney
Chinese dancers perform in a Chinese opera at the Sydney celebrations for the Chinese New Year. Page 5.

Parade participants in Chinese warrior costumes ride one of the floats in the Chinese New Year parade in Sydney
Parade participants in Chinese warrior costumes ride one of the floats in the Chinese New Year parade in Sydney. Page 12.

Costumed Girls
Parade participants show off their ornate costumes before the start of the Chinese New Year parade in Sydney. Page 9.

Costumed Merrymakers at the Chinese New Year Festival in Sydney
Costumed merrymakers pose for a picture at the Sydney celebrations for the Chinese New Year. Page 3.

Dragon Boat Races
Dragon boat races on Darling Harbour are a traditional part of the Sydney Chinese New Year Festival. Page 15.

Dragon Lantern
A Chinese dragon greets visitors to a lantern festival at Star City on Pyrmont Bay. Page 16.

Fancy Headdress
Much craft goes into the making of costumes for the Chinese New Year parade. Here's one of the ornate headdress worn by the girls. Page 10.

Lion's Head at the Chinese New Year Festival in Sydney
A lion's head prepares for the Lion Dance at Sydney celebrations for the Chinese New Year. Page 4.

Music Makers
Chinese women musicians with traditional Chinese music instruments adorn one of the floats in the parade. Page 13.

Anzac Bridge - Sydney Landmarks
Anzac Bridge, spanning Johnstons Bay at Glebe, is one of Sydney's most recognisable landmarks, together with its commemorative Digger statue. Page 12.

The Passing of Maori Wisdom
The traditional extended Maori family system of whanau is at the heart of Maori culture. Page 10.

Pohutu Geyser, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua
The spectacular geyser known as Pohutu is found in the Whakarewarewa thermal reserve in Rotorua. Page 3.

Cycling in Rotorua, New Zealand
Cycling is becoming one of the Rotorua activities popular with visitors. Page 4.

Whitewater Rafting on the Kaituna River, Rotorua, New Zealand
Exhilarating, high adventure Rotorua activities include whitewater rafting (also known as sledging) on the Kaituna River. Page 5.

Zorbing in Rotorua, New Zealand
Zorbing is another crazy Kiwi adventure experience which is becoming one of the most popular Rotorua activities. Page 6.

Outdoor Lawn Bowling, Rotorua, New Zealand
Rotorua activities include outdoor lawn bowling which is one of the most popular summer sports with New Zealand's not-so-young. Page 7.

Maori Arts and Crafts, Rotorua, New Zealand
Visitors to the New Zealand Maori Arts and Craft Institute in Rotorua are able to watch craftspeople at work and purchase high-quality souvenirs. Page 8.

Traditional Maori Poi Dance, Rotorua, New Zealand
Dance, such as the traditional poi dance, is an intrinsic part of Maori culture. Page 9.

Australian National Maritime Museum: Australia and the Sea
The Australian National Maritime Museum tells the story of Australia's relationship with the sea from Aboriginal times to the present day. Page 9.

Sydney Aquarium: Clownfish and Sharks
Visit the Sydney Aquarium and walk underwater for your close encounter with sharks. Find Nemo, too. Page 10.

Sydney Tower: Panoramic Views, Virtual Tours
Step into Centrepoint and zoom up Sydney Tower, Sydney's tallest structure, for panoramic views of the city around you. Page 2.

Queen Victoria Building: Restored Romanesque Building
The restored late Victorian, Romanesque building that is the Queen Victoria Building occupies a whole Sydney city block bounded by George, Market, York and Park Sts. Page 3.

Sydney Town Hall: Civic Centre and Concert Venue
Along George St lies Sydney Town Hall, a familiar landmark and meeting place in the city. Home of the Sydney City Council. Page 4.

St Andrew's Cathedral: Australia's Oldest Cathedral
St Andrew's Cathedral, on George St beside Sydney Town Hall, is the Sydney cathedral of the Anglican Church of Australia. Page 5.

Chinese Friendship Garden: Winding Paths and Weeping Trees
Walk to the corner of George and Bathurst Sts and head west until you reach Darling Harbour. Walk southward to the Chinese Friendship Garden with its paths, pools and weeping trees. Page 6.

Powerhouse Museum: Lifestyle and Technology
The Powerhouse Museum covers Australian social history, science and technology as well as the decorative arts sith lots of hands-on exhibits of interest to young and old alike. Page 7.

Harbourside: Restaurants and Shopping
Walk north past the Exhibition Centre with Tumbalong Park on your right. Facing Cockle Bay is the shopping and restaurant complex of Harbourside. Page 8.

Baz Luhrmann Films on DVD - Baz Luhrmann Movies
One of Australia's most imaginative, most innovative film directors, Baz Luhrmann has four outstanding films to his credit, the only four movies he has directed which have already been released.

Slim Dusty CDs: Australian Country Music
David Gordon Kirkpatrick, known to country music fans as Australia's top-selling country singer-songwriter Slim Dusty, has sold more than 5 million albums and singles in Australia alone.

The Wiggles Christmas DVDs
Australia's favorite children's entertainers, The Wiggles, have performed on stage, TV, CD and DVD not only in Australia but also in other countries such as England and the United States. In this selection, they perform on DVD and bring Christmas cheer to their little fans all over the world.

Nicole Kidman Films on DVD
A selection of Nicole Kidman films available on DVD.

Free Sydney Attractions
There are a number of free Sydney attractions available in Australia's largest city. Here's a selection of free Sydney attractions.

Uluru - The Rock They Call Uluru
Uluru, rising spectacularly from the desert plain in central Australia, is one of Australia's most popular tourist attractions, and one of the continent's most familiar, most powerful icons. Page 15.

Camel Trek in Alice Springs
You can join a camel safari in Alice Springs and explore the desert areas of the Red Centre of Australia. Page 14.

John Flynn Memorial - Flying Doctor's Memorial
The Flying Doctor's Memorial in Alice Springs is dedicated to John Flynn (1880-1951), founder of an airborne medical service providng emergency and primary health care to people living in Australia's Outback.. Page 13.

Alice Springs Regatta - The Henley-on-Todd Regatta
The Henley-on-Todd Regatta takes place on the Todd River in Alice Springs, but only when the river is dry. If rains somehow cause the river to have water, well, the regatta is called off. Of course. Page 12.

Darwin Festival - Traditional Indigenous Dance at the Darwin Festival
The Darwin Festival, held yearly in the dry season, features local, national and intrnational performances, including free outdoor events to theatre, dance, music, cabaret, films, workshops and comedy. Page 2.

Kakadu National Park - Yellow Water Billabong at Kakadu
Kakadu National Park is a World Heritage site some 250 kilometres from Darwin. It covers almost 20,000 square kilometres of bushland, billabongs, rivers, and rock formations, and is the gateway by land into the Aboriginal homeland that is Arnhem Land. Page 3.

Aboriginal Rock Art - Kakadu and Arnhem Land Rock Art
Aboriginal rock art has been found in various places in the Northern Territory, some closer to the capital, Darwin, than others, none more so perhaps than in Kakadu which has the world's highest concentration of Aboriginal rock art.. Page 6.

Aboriginal Boy in Arnhem Land
Arnhem Land boy fishing in the still waters of a Mikinj Valley billabong. Page 7.

Saltwater Crocodile - Picture of Saltwater Crocodile
The saltwater crocodile, familiarly known as saltie, attacks even when unprovoked and has caused the death of many of the unwary. Page 4.

Jim Jim Falls - Kakadu National Park
Jim Jim Falls is a stunning spectacle in Kakadu Natioal Park but inaccessible in the Wet by land motor vehicle or on foot. Page 5.

Alice Springs Telegraph Station
The Alice Springs telegraph station was built in the 1870s near a water hole of the dry Todd River in the Northern Territory and is now a museum. Page 11.

Florence Falls - Litchfield National Park - Northern Territory
Florence Falls in the Northern Territory's Litchfield National Park is one of the more accessible falls within the park.. Page 9.

Magnetic Termite Mounds - Litchfield National Park - Northern Territory
The magnetic termite mounds at Litchfield National Park rise to as much as three metres in height, look relatively flat, and they all face the same way with their thinner edges facing north and south. Page 8.

The Lost City - Litchfield National Park - Northern Territory
The Lost City in Litchfield National Park is a collection of weathered sandstone pillars which as a group look much like the ancient ruins of some fabled land. Page 10.

Saltwater Crocodile - Picture
The saltwater crocodile, familiarly known as saltie, attacks even when unprovoked and has caused the death of many of the unwary. Page 21.

Galahs - Picture
The Australian galah is a small cockatoo found flocking together in timbered areas of Australia. Page 9.

Emus - Picture
Emus are large flightless birds native to Australia and are represented on Australia's coat of arms together with the kangaroo. Page 7.

Boobie Bird - Picture
The boobie bird is one of the largest seabirds found on Lord Howe Island off the northern coast of New South Wales. Page 3.

Bottlenose Dolphins - Picture
The bottlenose dolphins, particularly in the waters of the Western Australia town of Monkey Mia, are among the friendliest of sea mammals. Page 4.

Brolga - Picture
The brolga is a tall crane found mainly in Australia's tropical wetlands. Page 5.

Kangaroos - Picture
Kangaroos are indelibly identified with Australia, of which they are a native, and are represented on the Australian coat of arms together with the emu. Page 10.

Rainbow Lorikeet - Picture
The rainbow lorikeet is a gaudy parrot found in many areas of Australia. Page 18.

Fairy Penguins - Picture
They're also called little penguins and may be found along the Australian coasts. Page 8.

Kookaburra - Picture
The kookaburra, biggest member of the kingfisher family and noted for its distinctive, raucous laugh, is common throughout coastal Australia. Page 12.

Mollymawks - Picture
The mollymawks, also known as mallemucks, are oceanic birds such as the southern albatross, fulmar, petrel or other closely related bird. Page 13.

Native Lizard - Picture
Australian native lizards are to be found not only in the Outback but also in many parts of Australia. Page 14.

Rosella - Picture
The rosella is a brilliantly colored parrot found in most of Australia. Page 20.

Dingo - Picture
The dingo, although found in parts of Australia, is in fact not a native Australian animal. Page 6.

Spoonbills - Picture
These spoonbills in flight were catured on film at Tea Gardens on the lower north coast of New South Wales, across the water from Nelson Bay in Port Stephens. Page 23.

Koala - Picture
You'll find the koala in its natural habitat among the gum trees, and in zoos and wildlife parks throughout the country. Page 11.

Pelicans - Picture
These pelicans were photographed at The Entrance, dubbed the

Quokka - Picture
The quokka of Rottnest Island was thought to be a giant rat. Page 17.

Numbat - Picture
The numbat is an Australian marsupial vulnerable to eventual extinction. Page 15.

Shingleback Lizard - Picture
The shingleback lizard is a common stump-tailed skink having a stout body, wedge-shaped head, stumpy tail and large, rough scales on the upper surface. Page 22.

Tasmanian Devil - Picture
The Tasmanian devil is the world's largest surviving carnivorous marsupial. Page 24.

Water Buffalo - Picture
The water buffalo was introduced in Australia in the 1800s to provide meat to remote northern settlements and is to be found today where surface water is available mostly in the Northern Territory. Page 27.

Wallaby - Picture
The wallaby is a close relative of the kangaroo and is a smaller members of the family Macropodidae. Page 25.

Balloons over Canberra - Canberra Pictures
A colorful feature of the Canberra Festival is the flight of hot air balloons which traditionally take to the air from the grounds of Old Parliament House. Page 4.

Old Parliament House - Canberra Pictures
Old Parliament House opened in May 1927 to house the Australian Parliament after the country's capital was moved from Melbourne to the Australian Capital Territory. Page 3.

Visiting the Australian Parliament House - Canberra Pictures
The Australian Parliament House is open to the public daily except on Christmas Day. Page 2.

Lake Burley Griffin - Canberra Pictures
Lake Burley Griffin, named after the man who designed the city of Canberra, is a scenic water feature created in 1963 with the damming of the Molonglo River. Page 5.

National Gallery of Australia - Canberra Pictures
The National Gallery of Australia is a repository of Australia's art treasures. Page 6.

National Museum of Australia - Canberra Pictures
The National Museum of Australia building is architecturally striking in a variety of elements and shapes, said to have been inspired by the idea of a jigsaw puzzle to express the many tangled stories which make up Australia's history. Page 7.

Australian War Memorial - Canberra Pictures
The Australian War Memorial, a stylised Byzantine structure at the end of Canberra's Anzac Parade, is the national shrine to those Australians who fought for their country. Page 8.

Floriade - Canberra Pictures
Floriade, Canberra's flower festival, takes place in the Australian spring. Page 10.

Australian National Botanic Gardens - Canberra Pictures
The Australian National Botanic Gardens are devoted to a scientific collection of native plants from all parts of Australia. Page 9.

Black Mountain Tower Canberra
Black Mountain Tower is a multi-function Canberra landmark providing a mountaintop lookout for 360-degree views of Canberra city and the region. Page 11.

Isle of the Dead - Port Arthur - Historic Port Arthur Photo Gallery
The ruins of the Port Arthur convict penitentiary, less than two hours' drive from Hobart, are a most popular daytrip destination from the Tasmanian capital. Page 9.

Museum - Port Arthur - Historic Port Arthur Photo Gallery
The ruins of the Port Arthur convict penitentiary, less than two hours' drive from Hobart, are a most popular daytrip destination from the Tasmanian capital. Page 10.

Port Arthur Ghost Tour - Historic Port Arthur Photo Gallery
The ruins of the Port Arthur convict penitentiary, less than two hours' drive from Hobart, are a most popular daytrip destination from the Tasmanian capital. Page 4.

Port Arthur Tower Lookout - Historic Port Arthur Photo Gallery
The ruins of the Port Arthur convict penitentiary, less than two hours' drive from Hobart, are a most popular daytrip destination from the Tasmanian capital. Page 5.

Peppercorn Gallery - Richmond Tasmania
You'll find pottery, glass, jewelry, silver and paintings at Peppercorn Gallery which was built as the Mill Cottage in the 1850s. At some time in the past the cottage had also served as a bootmaker's shop. Page 3.

Richmond Arms Hotel - Richmond Tasmania
The Richmond Arms Hotel was established in 1827 and was known as the Lennox Inn or Lennox Arms. The original building was destroyed by fire leaving only the stables, which have been converted into colonial accommodation as part of the later Richmond Arms. Page 2.

Richmond Bakery - Richmond Tasmania
Richmond Bakery, at 50 Bridge St, isn't simply a bakeshop with assorted breads and pastries but also serves as a restaurant and a place for mornng or afternoon tea. Page 5.

Richmond Wine Centre - Richmond Tasmania
Richmond Wine Centre, at 27 Bridge St, not only offers a fine selection of wines but also a restaurant providing an extensive menu and a coffee shop for those quick snacks. Page 6.

Saddlers Court - Richmond Tasmania
Originally a general store, then a saddlery, Saddlers Court is both a gallery with Tasmanian art and craft and a country-style shop with country clothes, gifts and furniture. Page 4.

Richmond Tasmania Pictures
Within half an hour's drive from Hobart, you'll find the historic town of Richmond which looks to have been preserved in time from its colonial past.

Fraser Island - Queensland Islands - Islands in the Sun
Fraser Island, just north of Queensland's Sunshine Coast, is the world's largest island and an Australian World Heritage site. Page 2.