Attractions & Entertainment

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...

Bustard Head (1868) - Gladstone | Gladstone

Bustard Head Lighthouse is constructed from pre-fabricated cast iron panels imported from England and bolted together on the site.

Canberra Labour Club | Belconnen

Canberra Labour Club presents live music nights on Friday and Saturday. Crowd capacity of 250.

Cape Byron (1901) - Byron Bay | Byron Bay

Cape Byron Lighthouse with a range of 50km stands on the most easterly point of Australia. The lighthouse is constructed from solid concrete blocks. At 2.2 million candelas Cape Byron Lighthouse is Australia's most powerful light.

Cape Cleveland (1879) - Townsville | Townsville

Cape Cleveland Lighthouse was constructed using glavanised iron sheets supported by an internal wooden structure. Up until 1987 the keeper was required to wind the clockwork every 75 minutes.

Cape Don - Coburg Peninsula | Coburg Peninsula

Cape Don lighthouse was built in 1917 from reinforced concrete. The gravel used in the concrete was sourced from Melbourne. In 1983 the light source was changed to solar power. Accommodation available in the light keeper's houses through Cape Don Experience Wilderness Lodge.

Cape Jervis & Fleurieu Attractions | Cape Jervis

In 1802 Nicolas Boudin named Fleurieu Peninsula after Charles Pierre Claret, Count of Fleurieu, navigator and Minister of the French Navy. A short time before him Matthew Flinders named its most westerly tip, Cape Jervis, after the family of the Earle of St Vincent, a Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty. Today the Peninsula has become Adelaide’s holiday playground and there is much to see and do...

Cape St George (1860) - Jervis Bay | Jervis Bay

Cape St George Lighthouse was built on a site of little use to shipping. Apparently the builder, in order to save construction costs, decided to construct the lighthouse at a point closest to the quarry used to obtain sandstone for its construction. Another lighthouse was located at Point Perpendicular some 40 years later. In 1913 the lighthouse was destroyed by naval gun ships that used the tower...

Carlton, Melbourne | Carlton

Victorian architecture still graces this lovely suburb-beautifully proportioned terrace houses with lacy cast-iron balconies, wide tree-lined streets, and grassy squares. The district is spiced with a dash of Greenwich Village, a strong measure of new Australians from Italy, and numerous trendy, dissenting young people-most of them students at the University of Melbourne or Monash University. The ...

Cataract Gorge | Launceston

One of the chief beauty spots of Launceston is Cataract Gorge through which the South Esk River flows to join the Tamar at the southern end of the city. The Gorge can be reached in a few minutes by bus to the gates and then following the winding pathway cut into the face of the hill-side. A swimming pool and Cataract Cliff picnic grounds, with a kiosk, are about a km from the gates. The Gorge can ...

Cessnock & Hunter Valley Attractions | Cessnock

The Hunter Valley is one of the world's premier wine regions. An easy day trip from Sydney and only 50 kilometres west of Newcastle, The fertile and gentle rolling pastoral country is ideal for wine growing. Grapes have been grown in the Valley since the 1830's, making it Australia's oldest wine district. Now there are over eighty wineries in two distinct wine growing areas, the Lower Hunter and...

Cheese Factory, Kenilworth | Kenilworth

The Cheese Factory is located in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland town of Kenilworth, 1.5 hours north of Brisbane, Queensland, 60 klms west of Noosa. Established in 1950 as one of the many rural cheese factories owned by the Kraft Corporation, the Kenilworth Kraft factory manufactured bulk cheese, which was then transported to Kraft’s central factory in Victoria. Following a move to centraliz...

Coober Pedy Opal Fossicking | Coober Pedy

With a little luck, a rockhound can have a heady day digging for opals at Coober Pedy, about 600 km north of Adelaide. All you need to become a weekend opal fossicker are a Miner's Right, a pick and shovel, a strong back, and a constitution able to withstand desert temperatures. Miners at Coober Pedy and nearby Andamooka (a hundred km away) dig out more than A$30 million worth of opals annually. ...

Crowdy Head (1878) - Crowdy Head | Crowdy Head

Built from natural stone Crowdy Head Lighthouse was converted to acetylene in 1920 and converted to 240 volt mains power in 1972. The lighthouse is the last of the towers built on the Northern New South Wales coast.

Daintree National Park | Daintree

Daintree National Park is the oldest living rainforest on earth at approximately 140 Million years with the southern boundary located at Mossman Gorge and the northern boundary at Bloomfield River. It is now home to rare plants that provide key links in the evolution story. It contains lush tropical vegetation, coral reefs, and the northern section of the Great Dividing Range. Cape Tribulation ...

Dalby & Oatley Attractions | Dalby

The towns of Dalby and Oatley in the inland western area of south-east Queenland are the main towns of this region.

Dandenong Ranges & National Park Attractions | Dandenong

For over 100 years the Dandenong Ranges have been an idyllic retreat for Melbournians wanting the taste of mountain air and to escape the bustle of city life. Today visitors flock to the romantic hilltop villages for luxury hideaways, beautiful gardens, and magnificent tall forests and views. Visit Olinda and the National Rhododendron Gardens, home of 15,000 rhododendrons, 12,000 azaleas, 250,000...

Darling Harbour, Sydney | Pyrmont

Darling Harbour, a locality of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. is a large recreational and pedestrian precinct situated on western outskirts of the Sydney central business district. The locality extends northwards from Chinatown, along both sides of Cockle Bay to King Street Wharf on the east, and to the suburb of Pyrmont on the west. Cockle Bay is just one of the waterways that makes up Dar...