Posts Tagged ‘ Australia ’

A city turns purple

Oct 23rd, 2017 | By
a jacaranda in full bloom

Most state botanical gardens have a few trees but nowhere has a display quite like Grafton.



Saturday snippets: 21st October 2017

Oct 21st, 2017 | By

Some Caribbean islands are open for business again after the hurricane damage and, as half term is still on, Adrian finds some events you might want to visit isn Salou and Sydney.



Saturday snippets: 14th October 2017

Oct 14th, 2017 | By

More tourists, more spending, smoking bans and new theme park attractions are just some of the things catching Adrian’s attention this week



Saturday snippets: September 30th 2017

Sep 30th, 2017 | By
Great Barrier Reef

As destinations attract more people, can the infrastructure cope and a major discovery in the Great Barrier Reef off the Australian state of Queensland should encourage more tourists to the area.



A day in … Gulgong

Sep 23rd, 2017 | By

Before I went to Gulgong, I thought that I would probably just see the “historic” streets and drive on. I’m glad I stayed over.



Where is Excalibur?

Sep 21st, 2017 | By

Where was the site that Arthur drew the sword Excalibur from the stone? The answer is Glen Innes.



Beware the highway

Sep 18th, 2017 | By

The Pacific Highway in Australia is one of the most mis-named roads in the world. Its “highway” status is probably limited to no more than a couple of hundred kilometres yet the road runs for thousands of kilometres along the coast of eastern Australia.



The Big Banana

Sep 17th, 2017 | By

Since 1964, the Big Banana has been attracting tourists and those who must have a photo taken against such a backdrop. Nothing looks likely to diminish that appeal in the future!



New Italy

Sep 15th, 2017 | By

The story is what attracts tourists and, not just those of Italian origin, to pull over and learn of this sad but, ultimately, lucky story.



The rural appeal of NSW

Sep 11th, 2017 | By

The Australian state of NSW has been trying to promote the rural parts of the state to holidaymakers for a year or two.



The great wombat search

Sep 6th, 2017 | By

There are two types of wombat, the Hairy-nosed wombat which is very rare and is the state faunal symbol of South Australia and the common variety. I would be happy just finding the common version which, to me, wasn’t that common at all!



Wiseman and his ferry

Sep 5th, 2017 | By

Like many early Australians, Wiseman was a convict, sentenced for smuggling spirits and other items into England from France during the Napoleonic wars.



Rock paintings found

Aug 3rd, 2017 | By
rock painting of a hand

According to the ABC, a huge find of aboriginal rock paintings in the Wardekken area of Arnhem Land has been made. And by huge I mean an estimated 30,000!



Where the experts holiday: Nick Kontis, travel author and journalist

Jun 30th, 2017 | By

Award-winning journalist and author, Nick Kontis, shares his travel highs and lows with Just About Travel



Banning personal electric devices in hand baggage

May 16th, 2017 | By

Update: 18 May 2017: At a meeting between the EU and USA officials it was decided NOT to introduce a ban on carrying PED’s as hand language. However other measures may be considered.



Saturday snippets: April 8th 2017

Apr 8th, 2017 | By

Tall ships in Greenwich, a pygmy tribe in Uganda and a possible reduction in the number of properties in Menorca are some stories capturing Adrian’s attention this week.



Where the experts holiday: Campbell Jefferys, travel writer and author

Apr 7th, 2017 | By

Australian travel writer and author, Campbell Jefferys, shares his travel highs and lows with Just About Travel



Top honeymoon islands

Mar 20th, 2017 | By

Getting hitched is the most socially accepted reason on the planer to ditch work and undertake your longest, most splurge-iest trip ever. Here’s 10 island ideas to help get you started



London is open

Aug 19th, 2016 | By

London is open and it is staying that way, writes Kaye Holland



Where the experts holiday: Nick Wandering, travelholic

Aug 5th, 2016 | By

Travel blogger, Nick Morris, shares his travel highs and lows



Indigenous NSW

Jul 25th, 2016 | By

Australia has recently celebrated NAIDOC week.  The week – National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee – highlights awareness of the status and treatment of indigenous Australians. It also means that the week becomes a popular activity for both international and domestic visitors with some 300,000 people plus taking the opportunity to learn more about the culture and background of the country. According to the NSW tourism minister, Stuart Ayres, indigenous tourism contributed $A968.4 million to the NSW economy in the year ending March 2016
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Saturday snippets: 14th May 2016

May 14th, 2016 | By

Queues, a new rail service and the reopening of airlinks to Sharm El-Sheikh from Germany are some of Adrian’s thoughts this week.



What’s hot: April 2016

Apr 2nd, 2016 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot in the travel world right now



What’s hot: March 2016

Mar 1st, 2016 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot in the travel world right now



There’s nothing like Australia’s coastline

Feb 17th, 2016 | By

It’s only a little while before Australia launches the next part of its promotional campaign, There’s Nothing Like Australia on us in Europe. This time it will concentrate on their coastline and all the aquatic activities that are available.



Where the experts holiday: Cato Hoeben – aka the lifestyle entrepreneur

Nov 24th, 2015 | By

Cato Hoeben – who quit the 9-5 treadmill to work remotely – reveals how life as a lifestyle entrepreneur allows him to travel the world



In search of Peter Hibbs

Nov 6th, 2015 | By

Not heard of Peter Hibbs? I’m not surprised. Most Australians haven’t heard of him either yet he is one of the unsung pioneers of Australia.



Wine trails: Adelaide Hills, Australia

Nov 2nd, 2015 | By

The hills are alive with the sound of kookaburras! South Australia’s most accessible wine region will welcome you with a range of cool-climate wines