AUSTRALIA

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    COOBER PEDY – LIFE UNDERGROUND IN THE AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK

    The question is: why would you live underground and what’s there to see in Coober Pedy, in the middle of the outback in South Australia?? Let’s try to answer that and give you a reason to travel to one of the craziest places we’ve ever seen! WHERE IS COOBER PEDY? First things first, let’s find on the map the whereabouts of this quirky town.Coober Pedy is located in the state of South Australia, some 850 km north to its capital city Adelaide and 700 km south of Alice Springs. Around here, the blazing sunrays and scorching heat of the outback are unforgiving. Temperature often reach 40°C in summer (the official…

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    WHAT TO SEE&DO AT ULURU (AYERS ROCK) AND KATA TJUTA

    After over three years in Australia we finally made to Uluru, the famous sacred site to many Aboriginal Australian communities. Us too were left speechless in front of it, the most suitable word we can think of to describe Uluru is: “magical”! 2022 started off grandly for us after the long lockdowns of the past two years in Melbourne. We went for new trips to Wilsons Promontory National Park in Victoria, to the gorgeous seaside in South Australia, and to the always charming Sydney. Once all restrictions and interstate border closures had dropped, we dedicated three weeks to our first big outback trip from Melbourne to Alice Springs, in the…

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    4 DAYS IN SYDNEY – OUR ITINERARY GUIDE

    Sydney is with no doubts an unavoidable destination in any Australian travel itinerary. In our collective imagination places like the Opera House, the golden sandy beaches full of surfers, and the Harbour Bay are amongst the most symbolic in Australia. That’s why you need minimum 4 days to visit the capital of New South Wales, located in the southeast of Australia. In this article we offer an itinerary of Sydney to follow on foot and using public transport. Let’s get to know the most iconic places in town! HOW TO GET TO SYDNEY For obvious logistical reasons, the vast majority of visitors arrives to Sydney by plane. You’ll be happy…

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    AUSTRALIA IS REOPENING ITS BORDERS: WHEN AND HOW TO GO

    At last! We can share great news from Australia. After 2 years of closed borders and harsh restrictions, Australia is reopening its borders to tourists coming from overseas. Premier Scott Morrison announced it during his press conference yesterday. “If you are double vaccinated, we look forward to welcoming you back”. A sudden announcement which sounds amazing to us, as well as to all travellers looking to come down here. In the same way tourism and hospitality industries can finally rejoice, after two years spent in hardship due to restrictions and multiple lockdowns. THE PANDEMIC IN AUSTRALIA From the very beginning in March 2020, Australia decided to shut its borders to…

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    9 THINGS TO DO IN ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA’S CAPITAL CITY

    Adelaide is a buzzing city and capital of the state of South Australia, of which it’s the authentic cultural and geographical hub.Some 1,5 million people live here, more than 75% of the whole state. Large areas of South Australia are indeed desert, particularly in the north and west.Brushed by the hills to the east and by the sea to the west, Adelaide enjoys a mediterranean climate. Besides, thanks to its wide boulevards, city parks and the overall high quality of life, Adelaide has constantly ranked in the top liveable cities in the world. In 2021 it was even elected best Australian city in this special classification, beating both Melbourne and…

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    THE 10 MOST LIVEABLE CITIES IN THE WORLD IN 2021

    After skipping the 2020 edition because of the pandemic, The Economist global liveability index survey returned in 2021, ranking the best cities in the world to live in. Due to the restrictions imposed following the numerous Covid-19 waves, Vienna in Austria lost the 1st place obtained in 2019 and exited the top 10. For the same reason many European and Canadian cities that were part of the ranking over the years didn’t make the list, having to shut schools, restaurants and crowded events. NEW ZEALAND LEADS THE RANKING The survey proclaimed Auckland, in New Zealand, most liveable city in the world in 2021.In second position Osaka, in Japan, while Adelaide,…

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    TOP 6 BEACHES IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA, ONE FOR EACH REGION

    Beaches in South Australia are a serious matter. That comes with no surprise when the coastline across the state has a total length of 4,200 km, including 500 km of pristine coast on Kangaroo Island.The best part about it? Most of these shores are so wide that you won’t have to struggle to find your perfect beach spot. We recently did a road trip throughout South Australia, spending most of our time along its beautiful coasts, for obvious reasons you’ll understand in this post.South Australia is so underrated that not many tourist come here (the majority of Melbourne and Sydney residents take beach holidays around Gold Coast, Queensland or Byron…

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    HIKE TO WINDIN FALLS, FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND’S TABLELANDS

    Windin Falls is a spectacular waterfall located within Wooroonooran National Park in Tropical North Queensland.It takes about two hours from Cairns, plus a 5-km-hike before uncovering it.Being not easy to reach makes it even more rewarding to get to. The feeling when you lean onto the edge of the waterfall overlooking the Wet Tropics Rainforest is unbeatable.An important aspect to keep in mind is the different flow of the water whether you are going during dry or wet season, i.e. a calm stream vs a powerful waterfall. UPDATE, MAY 2021 WINDIN FALLS ACCIDENT: unfortunately a hiker lost her life at Windin Falls yesterday. As she was reportedly visiting after heavy…

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    SOUTH AUSTRALIA ITINERARY: 2-3 WEEKS ON THE ROAD

    It’s time to uncover another of the big Australian states: South Australia. With an area of almost one million square kilometres (roughly the size of Germany, Italy and UK combined) and its position in the south centre of the nation, South Australia uniquely shares borders with each Australian mainland state. Landscapes in South Australia change dramatically from hills and wine regions to dry salt lakes, from the arid outback to some of most amazing coastlines of Australia.That’s why it’s particularly important to plan your itinerary ahead before leaving your safe base in the capital city Adelaide. You don’t want to miscalculate the distances and find yourselves in the middle of…

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    WHAT TO SEE IN HOBART, THE CAPITAL OF TASMANIA

    Hobart is the capital of the insular state of Tasmania, in the southeast of Australia.It’s a young city like the rest of Australia, with little more than 200 years of history. Nevertheless its past as penal settlement and present as quiet harbour town make of Hobart a characteristic destination, different from Australian metropolis like Sydney and Melbourne.Thanks to its small dimension – Hobart counts some 200,000 inhabitants – it’s easy to move quickly from one place to the next to visit the surroundings in few days.We spent 4 days in Hobart during our recent 2-week roadtrip in Tasmania, which you can read about here. Here’s what to see in Hobart, both…