Recommended Trips in Australia:
Great Ocean Road Trips
Great Barrier Reef Trips
Ayers Rock Trips
Cities and Resorts in Australian Capital Territory:
Cities and Resorts in Queensland:
Brisbane | Bundaberg | Cairns | Charters Towers | Gladstone | Gold Coast | Hervey Bay | Mackay | Mount Isa | Rockhampton | Toowoomba | Townsville
Cities and Resorts in Victoria:
Melbourne | Benalla | Ballarat | Bendigo | Falls Creek | Geelong | Lorne | Mildura | Mount Baw Baw | Mount Buffalo | Mount Buller | Mount Hotham | Port Campbell | Shepparton | Swan Hill | Wangaratta | Warrnambool | Wodonga
Cities and Resorts in New South Wales:
Sydney | Albury | Armidale | Bathurst | Broken Hill | Cessnock | Charlotte Pass | Coffs Harbour | Dubbo | Gosford | Katoomba | Lismore | Maitland | Orange | Perisher Blue | Port Macquarie | Queanbeyan | Selwyn Snowfields | Tamworth | Thredbo | Tweed Heads | Wagga Wagga | Wollongong
Cities and Resorts in Western Australia:
Perth | Albany | Broome | Bunbury | Busselton | Cable Beach | Esperance | Fremantle | Geraldton | Gnaradup | Kununurra | Mandurah | Rottnest | Yallingup
Cities and Resorts in South Australia:
Adelaide | American River | Crafers | Glenelg | Hahndorf | Kingscote | Parndana | Penneshaw | Port Lincoln | Tanunda | Whyalla
Cities and Resorts in Northern Territory:
Darwin | Alice Springs | Ayers Rock | Humpty Doo | Jabiru | Kakadu | Katherine | Tennant Creek | Woodvale
Cities and Resorts in Tasmania:
Hobart | Ben Lomond | Cradle Mountain | Devonport | Launceston | Mount Mowson | Port Arthur | Queenstown | Swansea | White Beach
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Australian Ski Resorts Snow Levels Reports and Weather Conditions. Australia Skiing Holidays and Trips 2018
The ski season in Australia is at full speed follwing the recent snowfalls, which have greatly improved the conditions across all open winter destinations in the country. All our featured ski resorts are in great shape following the
recent snow dumps,but the high winds limited the lift operations. Thredbo (11 lifts),Season opens:9 June 2018;Season closes:10 October 2018, Perisher (41 lifts spinning), Mount Buller (17 lifts running), Mount Hotham (9 lifts), Selwyn Snowfields (2 lifts open), Falls Creek (11 lifts in operation) and Charlotte Pass (4 lifts turning) are all in good shape for skiing and snowboarding for the second half of August. Ben Lomond and Mount Baw Baw (1 lifts) also offer decent snowsports but both are in need of more snow.
We advise that you check snow forecast to see if conditions are likely to change before your visit.
Australia is a country well known for its hospitality. In Australia, one will find a wide variety of accommodations including hotels, inns, boutique hotels, resorts, and serviced apartment. There are thousands of apartment hotels located across different states in Australia. It is cost effective for small group travelers that want to stay for a few days in a place. The apartment hotels contain multiple rooms, just like the residential apartments. It has a furnished kitchenette, dining room and living room. The apartment hotels can be serviced or non serviced. Non serviced apartment hotels are cheaper. Most of the hotels are equipped with swimming pools and gyms. Larger hotels usually have larger gyms that are equipped with all kinds of expensive exercise machines.
The motels are smaller hotel that are used to accommodate travellers that have lower budget. The room of the motels is equipped with private showers, television and fridge. Most of the motels offer in room breakfast menus. Larger motels include an onsite restaurant where customers can dine at.
Many tourists come to Australia to get sunburn at the beach. If you want to bask under the sun, you can stay at the hotel that is located near the beach. Bondi is the most popular beach in Sydney, Australia. Coogee beach in Sydney offers a much better value. Hotels that are situated near the Coogee beach is cheaper because it is further away from the coast.
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If you are in New Zealand and looking to book flights to Australia, you can find great deals at cheap flights Australia page on House of Travel website.
Australia Upcoming Festivals, Events & Attractions 2018
If you are still scratching your head, wondering where to set off for your summer holiday and if you love sophisticated cultural events, exotic nature, thrilling adventures and vibrant parties then your answer is hidden right here - Australia. This country -continent is worldwide known for its vast areas of unspoiled countryside and its unique flora and fauna. But along with discovering the wildlife and local customs a prospective tourist will enjoy endless colourful festivals and great number of cultural events.
HAPPY DAZE FESTIVAL ( June, 2018)
Situated in the most otherworldly landscape in central Queensland between the Whitsundays & Mackay, this magical event brings together brilliant musicians representing the most unconventional and diverse musical styles including Glitch Hop, Techno, Psytrance, Breaks, Livebands, Drum and Bass and much more. That surreal environment perfectly complements the music mostly based on electronic sounds which dominates the event. The warm climate, the welcoming atmosphere, the wide range of performances make this festival live up to its name. Just visit our website and hurry up to book your trip and spend a full weekend of amazing sounds and flavours.
VIVID SYDNEY (25th May - 16th June)
The largest worldwide festival blending otherworldly lights, electronic music and presentations of innovative ideas is kicking in towards the end of May this year. Installed at the tallest city buildings the powerful lighthouses will cast their beams around, projecting 3D lightning sculptures and luminous fireworks of colours. The Opera house's sails will serve as one of the screens to the unusual performance. While the lucky spectators will be showered with the kaleidoscopically spread lights, they will enjoy gripping vibrant music tunes pouring out, as well as live presentations of the most thought-provoking and audacious ideas. So, it would be a shame if you miss such an inspiring event. In order to get the most out of it plan well in advance and book your unforgettable trip to Australia right now to join one of the over 2.33 million attendees who have already experienced the event.
Blue Mountains (all seasons)
Being a home to diverse animal and plant species Blue Mountains is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Area. For travelers to Australia it is a must-see place. Not only does it offer a natural beauty and serenity helping you to shake off the stress of the city life and hustle but you can also explore famous and unusual rock formation as well as rare flora & fauna including gray kangaroos, koalas, dingo, red-necked wallabies, you name it. Whether by train, bus or by car a day trip to that dazzling natural gem will make a great difference to your holiday experience. The Echo Point which reveals views of the famous rock formation Three Sisters, Featherdale Wildlife Park and Wentworth Falls, should be necessarily put on your itinerary. As for your way back you might arrange a relaxing sightseeing cruise back to Sydney which will add a romantic flavour to your memory of the site.
Sydney Bridge Climb
For those who associate a holiday with experiences giving an adrenaline rush they should arrange a Sydney Harbour Bridge climbing with an expert guide. It is quite worth the effort since the views from the top of 440-foot (134-meter) summit are simply divine. Depending on your experience you will be offered to chose between several options for your climb. Each of the routes is traced by a sampler tour that goes halfway up. No matter which option you pick, climbing up the most remarkable Australian construction will award you with a spectacular panorama on Sydney-the capital city of New South Wales. Not to mention the satisfying sense of achievement and pride that you will feel in the end. It is worth bearing in mind that only 14 participants climb the bridge at a time in order to ensure personalized attention in a small group.
Sydney Opera House
No visit to Australia is complete without visiting the Sydney Opera House. If you wish to add a dash of sophistication and glamour to your Australian trip do these simple things: dress up a little, pick someone really special and set off for one of the most iconic buildings in the world. Situated in New South Wales, The Sydney Opera House stands out with its unique, easily recognizable, modern expressionist design. Covering 1.8 hectares (4.4 acres) of land this impressive building features venues for wide range of performances including Concert Hall with 2,679 seats. Along with the cultural venues, waiting for their guests is a good number of stylish and welcoming cafes, restaurants, bars and retail outlets. Moreover, by picking a guided tour one can have the rare chance of tasting what it is at the backstage or the seeing areas normally reserved for performers and crew members.
Karnak Playhouse 2018
(May - December (annual), Karnak Playhouse, Mossman, Australia)
The Karnak Playhouse is an amazing open-air amphitheater, next to the magnificent Daintree National Park. The park is actually an ancient rainforest, which is a great setting for various theatrical productions. Located amongst the rainforest, the incredible sounds of the jungle at night make a unique theatre atmosphere.
Maybe the most popular show is "Lasers in the Jungle", where laser images, mixed with live performances, create an incredible visual spectacle. Visitors are taken on an impressive journey to the beginning of time, where ancient fauna and flora loom out, along with shapes and faces. The spectacle is modified and refined every year, so it includes various aspects of this area’s history.
Hervey Bay Whale Festival 2018
(August 2018, Hervey Bay, Australia)
Annually, the famous tourist destination of Hervey Bay is venue to celebrate the arrival of the humpback whales that inhabit the waters of the coast till October.
It is really worth to witness these amazing creatures at least once in your life, if you haven't already! However, the Hervey Bay Whale Festival includes and other interesting activities - the Blessing of the Fleet Carnival, a floral art display, a teddy bears' picnic and an impressive illuminated parade all guarantee great entertainment on the shore.
Bird Week Mary River Park 2018
(August 2018, Mary River Park, Northern Territory)
The Northern Territory state is an outstanding area for those attracted by the beauty of the birds and for all those who never go out in nature without binoculars. The Bird Week held in August at Mary River Park is the right time and place for some serious bird-watching.
The overall dry weather over most of Australia last year suggest that the wet areas are drying up fast and swarms of birds are congregating in the top end, making this a great place to see some rare birds, including Great Billed Herons, Black Bitterns, Rufous Owls etc. However, while enjoying the beautiful birds in the sky, one should be careful and keep an eye on the ground as well, since except the rare birds, fresh and salt-water crocodiles also enjoy living in this great park!
Royal Adelaide Show 2018
(September 2017, Adelaide Showground, Australia)
The Royal Adelaide Show is probably the most famous event in South Australia. By going there you will have the chance to see all sorts of things - from carnivals and craft exhibits to cookery and champion livestock. A big part of the population of the state goes to the event, held in the Adelaide Showground. The highlight of the festival is the grand parade during which champion livestock is exhibited. Other interesting activities include dance, gymnastic displays, motorbike stunts, pig racing, fireworks and much more.
If you are a cookery fan you can participate in avocado tastings, cake decorating or chocolate making. Or simply enjoy the delicious food and a cup of tea in the Country Women's Association café.
There you can also visit the biggest theme park in South Australia, open during the festival. There are nearly 30 rides you can get on, including the Gravitron, the Pirate Ship, the Zipper, the Enterprise and the Rainbow. There is also the Scorpion - the fastest ride on the whole continent.
Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2018
(September 2018, Sydney, Australia)
This yearly marathon in one of the most popular cities of Australia gather about 13 000 contestants and even more spectators. The route of the running competition goes all around the main attractions of Sydney. Except for the full marathon, there is another, half its length. The Sunday Telegraph 10K Bridge Run will lead you through the Harbour Bridge and the Sunday Telegraph Family Fun Run is only nearly 4 kilometers long.
There are many places from where the onlookers may get a clear view of the runners. Browse our selection of hotels in Sydney for some great accommodation during the Festival. Visit https://www.australia-trips.info/Destinations/Nsw/Sydney/Sydney.html
Brisbane Festival 2018
(September 2018 Brisbane, Australia)
From few years, the Brisbane Festival and Brisbane River Fest are united in one grand event which will continue for three weeks. Both were popular international events, held on the banks of the river, which commemorates Australia's River City, and since they joined from 2009 the event more and more interest is expected. The area of the river become alive with the crowd, live music and exhibitions of arts and crafts, various food and drinks and of course the great view from the rocking deck of a boat on the water.
The 3 weeks of the festival feature the famous River fire - Queensland's largest and best pyrotechnic shown and a fest's highlight. One can also enjoy the Great Brisbane Duck Race, regattas, strolls, great live concerts, some new events and much more, like the River feast and the International River symposium.
Melbourne Fringe 2018
(October 2018, Melbourne, Australia)
The Melbourne Fringe Festival is three-week event, which gathers all forms of modern art. On numerous places around the city, one can see different types of art in all its forms - from theatre and music to movies, digital art and even circus. The performances take place on various locations like bars and clubs. The most popular places for the event are the Federation Square and the Melbourne Museum.
The first such festival was held 1982 and since then it has turned into one of the most popular in Melbourne. Annually the fest gathers more than 3 000 artists taking part in 200 performances and other events. Check our Melbourne hotels at https://www.australia-trips.info/Destinations/Vic/Melbourne/Melbourne.html
Floriade - Australia's Celebration of Spring 2018
(October 2018 Commonwealth Park, Canberra)
The Floriade festival is an event coming from the Dutch. It represents a celebration of the Spring and is held annually in Canberra. Every year before the festival various beautiful flowers are planted on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin in Commonwealth Park. In addition to the gorgeous flower-works there are many other activities and children’s events. Browse our hotels in Canberra for accommodation during the event. Visit https://www.australia-trips.info/Destinations/Act/act.html
More information about the fest can be found on its official website - www.floriadeaustralia.com
Manly International Jazz Festival 2018
(October 2018 Manly, Sydney, Australia)
The Sydney district of Manly is home to one of the best jazz festivals across Australia. The jazz fest, which is held since 1978 features various performances on 5 outdoor stages, as well as many roving bands and performers in the city’s numerous restaurants, and bars, which provide a bit more intimate alternative.
Popular bands from entire continent perform, along with visitors from the New Zealand, USA, UK, Germany, etc. as well as the best local student bands. The entire city gets into the mood and the emphasis is on enjoyment, good times and easy listening, turn this into a very relaxed festival.
Melbourne International Arts Festival 2018
(October 2018, Melbourne, Australia)
The International Arts Festival in Melbourne is the biggest art event in Australia. It lasts more than two weeks and gathers the best artists from theatre to literature. Every October the numerous stages of the city fill with many different events.
The festival was founded in 1986 and since then it has been directed by many famous people. The Artistic Director on the fests in 2010, 2011 and 2012 was Brett Sheehy.
The complete programme for this year can be found on the official website of the fest - https://www.festival.melbourne/
Find hotel accommodation in Melbourne during the event at https://www.australia-trips.info/Destinations/Vic/Melbourne/Melbourne.html
Brisbane Good Food & Wine Show 2018
(October 2018, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Australia)
The Good Food & Wine Show is carried out at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. During the show you will be able to see a large number of professional and famous chefs with their most special dishes combined with lots of wine. The show lasts for three days and some of the participating celebrities in the past include Jamie Oliver, Ainsley Harriott, Rick Stein, Curtis Stone, Kylie Kwong, Bill Granger and more. There will be demonstrations, tips and tastings which will provide you with good ideas for your own kitchen. Check out our hotels in Brisbane at
Concerts in the Caves 2018
(Jenolan Caves /various dates/, New South Wales, Australia)
Every year you have a great chance to visit an amazing classical music concert in New South Wales. It is held in the Cathedral Chamber of the magnificent Jenolan Caves. Such a concert can be visited every third and last Saturday of each month.
The third Saturday is reserved for George Mertens who plays the cello. He is giving these concerts for ten years and has learned to play the most suitable things for the acoustics of the chamber.
The final Saturdays are again for Mertens, but this time he plays the guitar and his partner is Gustaw Szelski who plays the violin. Together they form the great Paganini Duo and they play different lively tunes from Hungary, Romania, Russia, Spain, etc.
As you might guess the Cathedral Chamber is an ideal place for concerts - it has pure acoustics advanced by the limestone formations. The concert and the tour of the Lucas Caves last about two hours and you should not forget bringing warm clothes.
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