Brisbane Airtrain

One of the best ways to get from Brisbane airport to the city or the Gold Coast is via the Brisbane Airtrain. The Brisbane Airtrain does stop at all stations between the domestic terminal and the Gold Coast, and you can alight at any of those stations, and change lines at any of the hubs. . . . → Read More: Brisbane Airtrain

National Anzac Centre Albany

The National Anzac Centre is perched on a hill overlooking King George Sound, which is the entrance to Albany’s two harbours. As you wander into some of the rooms you are confronted by large picture windows through which the peaceful, yet magnificent, views are in stark contradiction to the horror which confronts you in the displays. . . . → Read More: National Anzac Centre Albany

Kings Park Wildflowers

Western Australia has over 12,000 varieties of wildflowers, most of which are unique to the state. Kings Park has an abundance of these wildflowers, many grouped into the regions from which they hail. Although the botanic gardens feature these wildflowers in ordered garden beds, which are quite dazzling in the variety and depth of colours, the major part of Kings Park is natural bushland, and to walk along the many bush trails at this time is almost like an attack on the ocular senses so vivid is the range of plants you can enjoy entirely in their natural state. . . . → Read More: Kings Park Wildflowers

Cruising on the ship of the desert

For many people camels are associated with the Sahara Desert, or they conjure up the image of Lawrence of Arabia being bounced over hot sands on his trusty beast. However, it’s a little known fact that Australia has the largest population of wild camels in the world. Although the camel is not native to Australia, camels were considered the best form of transport across the wide Australian deserts, so were imported in the 1800s to help develop the country. Beltana Station is run by Russell and Ros Osborne, both of whom have a fascination for camels. They have spent a number of years researching camels and studying their behavioural patterns, feeding habits, temperament and the best ways to handle them. . . . → Read More: Cruising on the ship of the desert

Maldon Victoria

Maldon, in Central Victoria, in Australia, was once the scene of one of the world’s biggest gold rushes. So well preserved is the town that the National Trust declared it to be Australia’s first Notable Town. To visit Maldon now is to step back into time, particularly as the facades of the buildings remain as they were originally constructed, with modern businesses adapting to fit in with the Victorian style. Many of the business here specialise in arts and crafts-like products, and there is a good number of cafes and restaurants occupying these historic buildings. . . . → Read More: Maldon Victoria