Australia

Get Lost in the Laneways of Melbourne

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The laneways of Melbourne are a wondrous thing. Embark on a trip into the colourful and bustling CBD of Melbourne, and wander amongst the tall skyscrapers anonymous in the crowds. Look up to the twinkling glass of the swish offices high above your head, look across the road to the heritage facades of the buildings, and keep your eyes peeled for the plethora [...]

Australia's Hottest Spa: Peninsula Hot Springs

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If you make one day trip out of the bustling Australian city of Melbourne, be sure to head down to the Mornington Peninsula and visit the Peninsula Hot Springs. Melbourne is one heck of an exciting city - you can lose yourself in all the laneways and eateries for days on end and before you know it, a few weeks can zip by and you realise that you haven't expl[...]

A Guide to Road Tripping Australia’s East Coast

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If never-ending expanses of golden beaches, lush rainforests, bright coral reefs and endless sunshine sounds like your cup of tea, its time you hit the highway and go on a road trip down Australia’s East Coast. With so much diversity evident in landscapes, wildlife, and even within the cities, there really is something to suit every taste along this stunning[...]

Top 10 Places to Surf in Winter

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It’s time to trade in that heavy winter coat and those miserable days spent hibernating inside for a neoprene onesie and a trip to the beach. Who says surfing needs to be reserved exclusively for summer? Why not make the most of the ocean 365 days a year? Some of the best swells occur during the colder seasons, and these great conditions aren’t the only perk[...]

The Travelettes Guide to Brisbane on a Budget

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When visiting Brisbane it is hard to walk out the door without burning a hole in your pocket. You are trying your best to save up, but when you are actually out there it is almost impossible to keep this up when there are so many nice things to buy. Trying to balance a social life while you are trying to save those pennies can prove to be difficult... But do[...]

The Travelettes Guide to Brisbane's Suburbs

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Brisbane is the underdog of Australian major cities. It doesn’t attract tourists like Sydney and Melbourne, and is often overlooked in favour of the glitzy Gold Coast, a mere hour’s drive south. But Brisbane, with its river cutting the city in half, has a lot on offer for Travelettes: a prolific arts scene, a saturation of independent cafes and restaurants, [...]

10 Awesome Kayaking Spots in Australia

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It's the perspective that can turn any boring every-day thing into the most spectacular experience ever - like the bird's-eye view of your hometown when you approach the airport by plane, or slowly cycling along a road that you usually zoom along in a car or bus. Suddenly you become conscious of details you never noticed before, and somehow this place you th[...]

A brief guide to the suburbs of Melbourne

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Melbourne is arguably, and most rightly so, one of the top most liveable cities in the world! I lived there for nearly three years and it is definitely a place that stole my heart - I'll always think about it with affection and hope of returning. One of the many reasons why I love it is that it is so diverse with a multitude of suburbs that would suit any ch[...]

A Local’s Guide to Perth and Beyond

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Perth has gone from a small country town to a mining boom town and holds the title of the world’s most isolated city; but what you will find in and around Perth will take you by surprise and leave you with a lasting impression. Growing up here I have spent a lot of time exploring the city and visiting the local holiday areas. If you are travelling out west, [...]