Travel Notes > Australia Travel Notes
Hotels in Australia – Search for discount hotels in Australia.
Australia.com – The official site of Tourism Australia.
Rocky Travel – Offers firsthand travel planning help and personalized itinerary set up for independent and solo travellers to Australia.
Surreal photos from a two-year odyssey experiencing rural Australia’s Bachelor and Spinster Balls – Swedish photographer Ingvar Kenne examines what began as a rural tradition of providing men and women from far-flung locales the opportunity to meet “the right one”.
10 reasons why you should travel to Australia – By drinkteatravel.com.
Best places to see koalas in Australia – a useful guide for where to see koalas in the wild or in a sanctuary, by wakingupwild.com.
East Coast Australia Package – Of course there is more to Australia than the east coast, but for most visitors this will be the starting point. The most popular trail is Sydney to Cairns, though as a Melburnian I recommend starting your Australian journey in Melbourne so you don’t have to back track. rtwbackpackers.com has a selection of tour ideas most popular for backpackers.
Travel With Pets
Australia has stringent rules regarding importing animals which was brought to international attention when Johnny Depp and his wife Amber Heard did not declare their dogs upon entry. Read more about taking pets to Australia if you can’t part with your dog (or cat).
Australia Photo Gallery – My photo gallery of Australian destinations.
Books About Australia
Cold Beer and Crocodiles: A Bicycle Journey into Australia by Roff Smith.
American Roff Smith had been living in Australia for 15 years when he quit his job, pared his life to what could be carried in the panniers of his bicycle, and pedaled off on a 10,000-mile circuit of the continent. By the time he coasted back into Sydney nine months later, he had discovered an Australia that eludes the casual traveler.
In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson.
I always enjoy reading a foreigners perspective of my homeland, and with this book you get classic Bryson where he finds humour in every day observations as well as sprinkling lots of details about the land and its people.
The Fatal Shore: The Epic of Australia’s Founding by Robert Hughes.
The Fatal Shore is considered as the best introduction on the founding of Australia and the convict transportation system. Between 1788 and 1868 England transported convicts to Australia, who provided the work force to build the colony.