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Are you planning to go travelling or backpacking for an extended period of time? Are you worried about going alone? Well then, here are some important points for you to keep in mind.   ·         Those little plastic camera film containers are great for storing things. For example, you can use these as salt and pepper holders.   ·         [...]
Minnamurra Falls   South of Sydney in the stunning Jamberoo Valley is the Budderoo National Park. Minnamurra Rainforest is part of this wonderful tropical rainforest and home to a great variety of exciting birds and rare plants. You should be able to hear, and usually see Lyrebirds showing off for females near their mounds at this time [...]
The Humpback whales journey past Sydney coastline each year, their timetable is predictable, but not exact. Between mid May and early August they travel north to give birth and mate at this time of year they tend to swim at 4-5 knots (5-9km/h) and will have frequent down times. They may pass close by the boats [...]
Schools   Schools in Sydney and New South Wales are renowned worldwide for having high a quality curriculum and innovative teaching. Computer technology, Internet, digital and multimedia materials are a part of everyday activities so students develop as creative and independent learners.   International students learn together with Australian students in safe, friendly, multicultural classrooms. Students are encouraged [...]
You can play golf in most cities but in Sydney you will find some of the best golf courses. Unlike in other cities, where you often have to compete with other players for space, here in Sydney you can enjoy a quiet game while admiring the spectacular scenery that is all around you. If you [...]
Not many cities in the world can boast of having wine growing regions on its doorstep like Sydney. A couple of hours drive north-west of the city is the world famous Hunter region. This is the oldest continuously planted region in Australia, producing acclaimed semillon, chardonnay and shiraz.   Merely an hour away from Sydney is the [...]
Lord Howe Island   A remote yet accessible World Heritage-listed destination, Lord Howe Island, is the perfect place to get away from it all. This is a magical island in the Tasman Sea, which is only a two hours’ flight from Sydney or Brisbane.   Here is a place where you can revitalise, de-stress and calm your soul. [...]
Ayers Rock/ Uluru is the world’s largest monolith. This Aboriginal sacred site also is the most famous natural landmark in Australia. To visit the Ayers Rock you have to come to the Kata Tjuta National Park 280 miles (450km) southwest of Alice Springs. Those visitors who wish to make the tough 1.6km ascent to the [...]
Central Coast   Merely an hour drive north of Sydney is the perfect destination for an extraordinary range of holiday and visitor attractions. Here you can enjoy Sunny, golden beaches, visit wildlife and nature reserves, the internationally famous reptile park and wineries, play golf just watch or engage yourself in various other sporting and recreation activates. [...]
The doorway to Australia, Sydney is well known as a dynamic and cosmopolitan city, combining excellent business and education facilities with great leisure. Famed for its World Heritage-listed Sydney Opera House, Sydney is one of the world’s much-loved cities, and has been voted “world’s best city” by readers of US travel magazines Travel & Leisure and [...]