Attractions & Entertainment

Adelaide to Mount Lofty Summit Trip | Adelaide

Mount Lofty Ranges, (named by Matthew Flinders as he sailed past in HMAS Investigator in 1802 after noticing the ranges while landing on Kangaroo Island), are a series of rounded hills to the east of Adelaide that stretch across 320km to the Peterborough region. This trip around the slopes of the Mount Lofty Ranges, and to a lookout on the highest peak, affords fine views of the city and its surr...

Alice Springs & MacDonnell Yulara Attractions | Alice Springs

Spectacular MacDonnell Ranges are at the heart of this region. Explorer John McDougal Stuart passed through here 50 km west of where the town Alice Springs now stands on his great trek north in 1860. The “Alice” located at the very centre of Australia was immortalized in 1950 in Nevil Shute’s novel “A Town like Alice”.

Alice Springs & Tennants Creek Attractions | Tennant Creek

Principal features of this region include Central Mount Stuart Historical Reserve, Ryan Well Historical Reserve, Dulcie Range, Connells Lagoon Conservation Reserve, Nobles, Stuart’s Memorial, Warrego Mine, Attack Creek Historical Reserve and Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve. The 240,000 square kilometre Barkley Tableland is the main geographical feature as it slopes down to the edge of the T...

Anzac War Memorial, Anzac Square | Brisbane

The Anzac War Memorial is in the heart of the city, overlooking a small park below Central Railway Station. The memorial is an open colonnade supporting an entablature of stone and bronze. On the inner face are inscribed the names of battles in which Australian soldiers have fought, and in the centre of the circle of columns is a bronze urn upon which burns the never dying "Flame of Remembrance". ...

Archibald Memorial, Hyde Park, Sydney | Sydney

This fountain was erected on the terms of the will of the late J. F. Archibald, a prominent Australian journalist. The work is by the famous sculptor, F. Sicard, and is "Commemorative of Australia and France having fought side by side for the liberties of the world". The sculptor has explained the symbolism as follows: "Apollo (the central figure) represents the Arts (Beauty and Light). Apollo ho...

Argyle Place, Observatory Park | Sydney

Argyle Place, a delightful corner of old Sydney, lies below Observatory Park. Through Argyle Cut, the Argyle Arts Centre in the old bond store offers an intriguing spot to linger; you can shop as well as watch craftsmen at work on silverware, copperware, leather goods, pottery, stained glass, and art enamels. For dinner you might try the Argyle Tavern on Argyle Street. Church of the Holy Trinit...

Armidale & New England Tableland Attractions | Armidale

The stately provincial city that emeged from the pastoral empires established on the prime grasslands of New England Plateau is today the most culturally and architecturally rich of Australia’s inland cities. Armidale, also Australia’s highest city, has a grace and history befitting a capital. By 1844 the Post Office and Courthouse were constructed. The Town was gazetted in 1849. The first got...

Australia Zoo, Sunshine Coast | Beerwah

Australia Zoo is home to Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin. A team of passionate conservationists work round-the-clock to deliver an animal experience like no other. Cuddle a koala, hand-feed our Asian Elephants, walk with a Sumatran Tiger and watch a crocodile launch from the waters edge. Australia Zoo is the ultimate wildlife adventure delivering conservation through exciting education. The Sunshin...

Australian National Botanic Gardens | Canberra

The Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG) are located in Canberra and are administered by the Australian Government's Department of the Environment and Heritage. The botanic gardens are the largest living collection of native Australian flora. The gardens maintains a wide variety of botanical resources for researchers and cultivates native plants threatened in the wild. About 1 km to the wes...

Bairnsdale & Gippsland Lakes Attractions | Bairnsdale

Gippsland Lakes and Ninety Mile Beach are the principal features of this region in eastern Victoria. The region runs southwards from Lakes Entrance along Ninety Mile Beach to the little town of Seaspray in the south. The western boundary is marked by Glenmaggie and in the north the Mitchell River National Park. Maffra, Sale, Bairnsdale and Lakes Entrance are the principal towns. Other towns inclu...

Ballina Attractions | Ballina

This region extends from the north end of Seven Mile Beach to the coastal town of Evans Head on Evans River in the south. The western boundary follows the Pacific Highway through to New Italy before turning inland. Ballina, Alstonville, Lenox Head and Evans Head are the principal towns of the region. Lesser known towns include Knockrow, Wollongbar, Teven, Tuckurimba, Wardell and Broadwater. The ...

Barossa Valley, South Australia | Tanunda

88 km north of Adelaide you'll find the origin of some of Australia's finest wines-Rhine Riesling, Cabernet, Cabernet-Shiraz, and Hermitage. Nearly 30 wineries thrive in this valley, named after the Barossa district of Andalusia, Spain. The region was settled by German immigrants in the early 1840s. The Barossa Valley is contained around the North Para River. The Barossa Valley Way is the main r...

Bateman's Bay & Jervis Bay Atractions | Batemans Bay

A portion of Jervis Bay bay was acquired in 1915 by the Commonwealth from the State of New South Wales for use as a port for the Australian Capital, Canberra. It was for a while the site of the Royal Australian Naval College. In 1930 the College was removed to the Flinders Naval Base. Some of the buildings have been converted into guest-houses, and there are two hotels there. The resort is practic...

Bathurst Attractions | Bathurst

This region comprises four smaller regions - Blayney, Cowra, Orange and Carbonne. Wattle Flat marks the northern extremity of the region. Reids Flat marks the southern. The western fringe is bounded by Morongla Creek on the Lachlan Valley Way. Portland marks the eastern border. Bathurst, Australia’s oldest inland settlement is a gracious city of wide tree-lined streets, historic houses and fine...

Blackwater & Emerald Attractions | Blackwater

Although the name Anakie is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning “twin peaks”, it is now synonymous with the world’s largest sapphire field. Anakie, at the northern most extremity of this region, and the nearby town of Sapphire have produced most of Queensland’s, and nowadays, over 50% of the World’s, sapphires. Tourists armed with a licence are allowed to fossick in the unusually s...

Borroloola & Elliott Attractions | Elliott

On the McCarthy River 95km from the Gulf of Carpentaria lies the once lawless frontier town of Borroloola. Today the town is the regional center of the Western Gulf and serves fishing and mining industries, surrounding pastoral properties and the growing tourist trade.

Boston Bay & Eyre Peninsula | Boston

The Town of Port Lincoln lies at the southern most tip of Eyre Peninsula region in the sheltered blue waters of west Boston Bay, a harbour several times the size of Sydney Harbour. For explorer Edward Eyre the town was the starting point for his first westward trek. Nearby attractions include Coffin Bay, Lincoln National Park and the town of Tumby Bay. Further north along the western coastline h...

Botanic Gardens, Brisbane | Brisbane

The Botanic Gardens are on the northern bank of the Brisbane River within a few minutes' walk of the heart of the city, and may be entered from Alice Street. In January, the avenues of poinciana (a Madagascan tree) provide welcome shade and spread a mass of brilliant orange-coloured blossoms overhead. In the Gardens there is a rare collection of palms and bamboos. Concerts are held in the modern ...

Bowral & Southern Highlands Attractions | Bowral

Bowral is a prosperous town on the Hume Highway and the centre of a rich agricultural district. There are many features of interest within easy reach. Gibraltar Mountain will recall its namesake. Belmore Falls, Macquarie Pass and many other spots are worthy of a visit. The town possesses a fine shopping centres and many outdoor sporting facilities are provided. The town stands on a portion of the...

Brisbane Attractions | Brisbane

Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, may be approached from the south by the regular interstate air routes; by rail or road either up the coast or through the New England Tableland; or by sea. The approach to Brisbane by sea is very attractive. From the entrance to Moreton Bay via the North Passage, the unusual forms of the Glass House Mountains may be seen and then, for 20 kms up the winding Br...