Attractions & Entertainment

Katherine Attractions | Katherine

The principle attractions of this region include Cutta Cutta Caves Nature Park, Elsey National Park, Gregory National Park, Katherine, Keep River National Park, Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park and Victoria River Downs. Katherine was first explored by Europeans in 1844 when Ludwig Leichhardt passed through and later in 1862 when John McDougal Stuart named the Katherine River on his epic s...

Katoomba & Blue Mountains Attractions | Katoomba

The Blue Mountains area 90 km west of Sydney is a World Heritage National Park featuring landscapes laid down in the Jurassic era. Today many native forests survive along with waterfalls and abundant wildlife. The region offers excellent and challenging bushwalks as well as the opportunity to simply lie back and enjoy the natural wilderness. Heritage villages include Leura, Katoomba, Blackheath ...

Lake St Clair | Lake St Clair

Lake St Clair was discovered by Surveyor George Frankland. The lake is 16 km and about 4 km at its widest point. Surrounded by forest clad mountains slopes, Lake St. Clair is one of the loveliest in the world. Mount Olympus is the dominant peak in the vicinity, reached from Derwent Bridge. Lake St Clair is the source of the Derwent River and the most beautiful of all the Tasmanian lakes. Lying ...

MacKay & Sarina Attractions | Sarina

Principal attractions of the mackay region include three National Parks: Cape Hillsborough, Dipperu, and Eungella. To the north of Mackay, Cape Hillsborough National Park preserves rainforests, cave formations and striking rock outcrops. The main headland is dominated by a steep-walled rock mass rising almost 300 metres. The Sarina area offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore a relativel...

Margaret River Attractions | Margaret River

On and earlier morning on 30th March 1622 the Dutch ship Leeuwin-Lioness sailed past the rocky finger of Cape Leeuwin, her navigators naming this stretch of land “Van De Leeuwin”. The lighthouse that now stands here marks the junction of two great oceans, the Southern and Indian. The Margaret River Region is one of the great holiday destinations of the world. Margaret River town is in the S...

Maroochydore & Sunshine Coast Attractions | Maroochydore

Home to Noosa and Sunshine beach, the Sunshine Coast region is one of Australia’s most beautiful places. To the north lies Great Sandy National Park and fabulous Rainbow beach where coloured sands leave the visitor in awe. Principal towns include Cooroy, Gympie, Tewantin, Pomona and the towns further south of Burrum, Coolum and Maroochydore.

Mean Fiddler at Rouse Hill | Rouse Hill

Mean Fiddler features comedy nights, jam sessions, live Irish entertainment, bands and DJs. Winner of the 2003 Best Live Entertainment Venue in New South Wales in the Australian Hotels Association Annual Awards.

Melbourne Attractions | Melbourne

There are two Melbourne's. The first consists of buildings constructed during the reign of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1901. This period of elegant 19th century architecture gives Melbourne its well-deserved title as the most stylish capital of Australia. With its majestic elm-lined avenues such as its St Kilda Road and Royal Parade, quaint trams, parkland, grand public buildings, arcades and grac...

Melbourne City Square, Flinders St., Station | Melbourne

Melbourne City Square is a pedestrian plaza located in the centre of Melbourne's Business District. The square lies between Swanston Street, Collins Street, Flinders Lane and the Westin Hotel. Melbourne Town Hall (1870) and St Paul’s Cathedral (1891) are nearby prominent landmarks.

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Jolimont | Melbourne

This oval is situated in an attractive parkland setting within a km of the city proper. It was chosen as the main stadium to feature the athletics, soccer, and hockey finals and the colourful opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games. The first cricket match between England and Australia was played on this ground in 1862 and it has since been the scene of many memorable Test matches. Th...

Melbourne Museum, Nicholson Street, Carlton Gardens | Melbourne

Melbourne Museum explores life in Victoria, from our natural environment to our culture and history. Located in Carlton Gardens, opposite the historic Royal Exhibition Building, the award-winning Melbourne Museum houses a permanent collection in eight galleries, including one just for children. Highlights include a complete skeleton of a blue whale, the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, a li...

Montague Island (1881) - Narooma | Narooma

As recently as 8000 years ago Montague Island was a headland on the coast of Australia. Montague Island Lighthouse is built from magnificent grey granite blocks quarried on the north side of the island. The lighthouse has a magnificent wrought iron balcony and was converted to solar power in 1986.

Mount Coolum, Walk, Mount Coolum National Park | Mount Coolum

The relentless march of the surveyor’s peg to the tune of mind-less town planners and Councillors has finally brought suburbia to the footsteps of Mount Coolum. This beautiful mountain, untouched for millions of years save for a shameful attempt at quarrying, is one of several isolated volcanic domes found on the Sunshine Coast. The mountain is significant as it supports remnant montane heathl...

Mount Coot-Tha | Mount Coot-Tha

Mount Coot-Tha Mount Coot-Tha (225 metres), Brisbane's most popular vantage-point, is perched on a shoulder of the Taylor Range. Soon after Brisbane was settled, the hill was cleared of thick timber by convicts for a military look out. One tree only was left and it stood for many years, giving to the place the name of "One Tree Hill". "Coot-Tha" is an aboriginal word meaning "place of wild honey"...

Mount Gambier & Limestone Coast Attractions | Mount Gambier

This region extends along the south-east coast of South Australia from Port MacDonnell in the south to Lake Alexandrina in the north. Principal towns include Mount Gambier, Millicent, Bordertown and Keith. There is much to see and do along this magnificent stretch of coastline including visits to Coorong National Park and Mount Gambier’s Blue Lake.

Mount Tamborine | Nerang

Mount Tamborine (553 metres) is one of the most popular mountain resorts within easy motoring distance of Brisbane city. In Macdonald Park and Franklin Reserve are large patches of rain-forest vegetation with creepers, palms, ferns, and lichens. The butterfly collection at North Tamborine is worth a visit, and also of interest is the palm grove at Eagle Heights, where visitors may see Macrozamia p...

Murray Bridge & Murraylands Attractions | Murray Bridge

An hour’s drive from Adelaide, Murraylands has always been a much-loved holiday destination. Local hotels offer everything from traditional pub fare to modern Australian cuisine, often featuring local and South Australian produce. Many have riverfront viewing decks, and all offer top-quality meals at reasonable prices. Most towns have excellent picnic grounds, some overlooking the river. Picn...

Mutawintji National Park | Broken Hill

Mutawintji is a national park in New South Wales (Australia), 878 kms west of Sydney and about 130 kms north-east of Broken Hill. The rugged, mulga-clad Byngnano Range is dissected by colourful gorges, rockpools and creek beds lined with red gums. Scattered among the caves and overhangs are Aboriginal rock art and engravings. The park also protects Mutawintji Historic Site, containing one of the ...

Norah Head (1903) - Norah Head | Norah Head

Built in concrete blocks and faithful to the James Barnet style, Norah Head Lighthouse. Converted from kerosene to mains power in 1961.

North Reef (1878) - Capricorn Channel | North Reef

North Reef Lighthouse is a magnificent welded iron tower supported by an internal wooden frame. The whole structure stands on a large concrete base that once served as a store for freshwater. Today the concrete base has been surrounded by sand.