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Your Ultimate Guide to Maximizing Your Time Down Under – What to Bring on Your Trip to Australia

Australia, Travel Blog, Travel Tips - Ross French - August 31, 2023

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G’day, mates! If you’re planning a trip to Australia, you’re in for an unforgettable adventure! Australia has something for every traveler, from its breathtaking landscapes and diverse wildlife to its vibrant cities and laid-back beach culture. To ensure you get the most out of your time Down Under, it’s essential to pack wisely and come prepared. Whether you’re staying in a hostel or a luxury hotel, this guide has got you covered! We’ll delve into six key sections, providing you with insights and innovative tips to make your Australian escapade truly remarkable. Continue Reading

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What are the Most Interesting Things to do in Australia?

Australia - Ross French - March 8, 2022

Things to do in Australia

Australia has beaches, museums, deserts, rainforests, wildlife, and so many natural resources. Nevertheless, touring in Australia is not a bad idea. Most people find themselves thinking of what to do when they get to Australia.

Remember, it is a place for new adventures like touring, excursions, and other recreational activities. There are so many experiences you get when you visit Australia. Continue Reading

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8 Thrill-Seeker Activities You Can Do In Australia

Australia, Travel Blog - Ross French - December 8, 2017

Australia has so much to offer adventure seekers. Once you’ve spent time chilling out on the white, sandy beaches, surfing the waves, and drinking delicious wines and beers, there’s loads of exciting activities that will get the adrenalin pumping. We’ve put together a list of some of the best thrill-seeking adventures around.

Finding Exciting Activities in Australia

If you’re open to adventure, keen on a one of a kind jet flight experience, and looking for other unforgettable things to do down under, here’s our go-to list for chasing the thrills.

  1. Skydiving over the beach

Is skydiving on your bucket list? Why not let your first time be in Australia? Mission Beach is by far one of the most popular places to skydive in the country, with amazing views stretching over the beaches of far north Queensland. Other great locations to skydive include Byron Bay, Wollongong Beach, and Darwin.

  1. Paragliding over the Royal National Park in Sydney

If you want to try out paragliding, head over to Stanwell Park, a stunning, very scenic beach-side town complete with massive cliffs from which to launch. The area lies a little north of Wollongong and to the south of Royal National Park.

  1. Tandem Hang-gliding

If you really want to do something unforgettable that gets the heart pumping, you should definitely try hang gliding – it’s not as difficult as it may look. Try hang gliding over Wollongong with your bestie.

  1. Scuba Diving the Great Barrier Reef

If you’d prefer to be in the water, then scuba diving is the way to go. Bring your friends to see and experience the sensational Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, the largest reef in the world that stretches pretty much all the way down the east coast.

  1. Hop Aboard a Jet Boat

Have you ever experienced the thrill and rush of jet boating? The good news is that there are several popular destinations throughout the country, like Cairns, Sydney Harbour, Sunshine Coast, and Gold Coast where you can experience a sightseeing thrill-ride like no other.

  1. Bungee Jumping

Head over to Cairns with your nearest and dearest for some mind-blowing bungee jumping. There are plenty of bungee jumping companies in Cairns and that means loads of amazing bungee jumping opportunities.

  1. Try Zorbing

Ever heard of zorbing? It’s a really fun activity for the young at heart and kiddies, too. If you’re looking for a fun place, check out Surfer’s Paradise, the perfect sport to organize a zorbing adventure. All you have to do is climb into a giant hamster ball and get ready to have fun rolling down a hill.

  1. How about Zip Lining?

Soar through the Australian treetops and have fun with the entire family in Belgrave. Zip lining is a challenging yet fun adventure for the family to experience together.

With so many thrilling things to do in Australia, don’t forget to book a jet flight adventure to experience a whole other view of the stunning country.

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Australia - Ross French - December 6, 2017

Australia Travel Guide Australia Travel Guide

Surrounded by the beautiful Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean, Australia is a country full of beautiful beaches, delectable food, iconic monuments and incredible landmarks. Over the years, Australia has emerged as one of the most popular destinations among travelers around the world. However, the country has a bit of a bad reputation for being quite pricey to travel to for the uninitiated. But if you have some knowledge about where to stay, or how to budget your trip to this beautiful country, a vacation in this country is actually fairly reasonable, to say the least. That is why from backpackers to campers to hitchhikers to family tourists to luxury travelers, a trip to Australia appeals to everybody. In our Australia travel guide, you will get to know all about the approximate budget, places to see and things to do while traveling through this beautiful country.

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Australia - Ross French - November 9, 2017

Located on the Queensland’s Gold Coast in eastern Australia, Surfers Paradise stands as a symbol for the lifestyle and the yearnings of the people who visit the area. Situated just 83 kilometres away from Brisbane, this beautiful resort town is truly a ‘paradise for surfers’. Although preferred by the younger generation, this glorious strip of sand and the few blocks of sheer luxury attract tourists from all ages and ethnicities. The strip is home to the most luxurious hotels you can find in the Queensland area, and of course, the most beautiful beaches. Book a room in one of the hotels near Surfers Paradise beach, spend your days soaking up the sun and enjoy some of the activities this paradise of a place has in store for you. Among the numerous activities, here are some of the must-do things to try out during your vacation in Surfers Paradise.

1. Go surfing

As the name of this beautiful location suggests, surfing has to be the number one thing to try when you visit Surfers Paradise. The beaches of this location have some of the best wave breaks that you can find in the entire world, and surfing on these waves is surely one of the most fun experiences that you will have during on your vacation. After a fun surf, catch a break at the beautiful beach, relax for a bit and then hit the waves again. And if you do not know how to surf, or are not very experienced, then you can book yourself a surfing lesson. You will get to learn how to ride the waves at locations which fit your skill level. The Spit beach is the best location for beginners with small waves and great instructors.

2. Enjoy the view from Gold Coast SkyPoint Observation Deck

The Gold Coast SkyPoint Observation Deck is the only beachside observation deck you can find in Australia. The observation deck is located on the 77th floor of the Q1 Tower, which is the tallest resort building of the entire country. The unparalleled view of the entire Gold Coast that you can see from here truly makes a trip to this tower an unforgettable experience. The deck sits 230 meters above the sea-level, and the 360 degrees’ views of the sand and waves will surely take your breath away. You can also relax and enjoy a really nice meal at the SkyPoint’s Seventy7 Café and Bar.

3. Go whale watching

The nearby waters of the Gold Coast are home to some of the most magnificent creatures you can find in the sea, and among them, surely the most majestic ones are humpback whales. There are a lot of tour operators who organise the trips out to sea. Get up close and personal with these magnificent marine creatures in their natural habitat. You will get to enjoy a scenic cruise down the Nerang River aboard a luxurious vessel, go past the picturesque South Stradbroke Island and reach the Australian Whale Sanctuary. Every year, between May and October, the majestic humpback whales migrate here to reproduce and welcome the next generation of whales. You will also get the opportunity to see some of the other beautiful marine creatures of these waters too, including bottle-nose dolphins, giant loggerhead turtles, killer whales and various sea birds. Seeing these incredible creatures is another must-do activity while you’re here.

4. Experience a relaxing sunset cruise

If you want to spend your vacation days enjoying the ultimate luxury and comfort, then going on a sunset cruise through the calm and beautiful waters of the Gold Coast Broadwater is a must do activity. You will get to enjoy a beautiful cruise on board your luxury yacht. Experience the beautiful views of the local landmarks such as the Southport Yacht Club, Marina Mirage, Wave Break Island and Surfers Paradise, as you sip on your glass of sparkling wine. You will get the opportunity of spotting some of the gorgeous birds and marine life of this area such as pelicans, cormorants, terns, sea eagles and even dolphins. Experience the magical changing colours of the sky and the water as the sun slowly sets into the horizon. You can also include a gourmet dinner served on board and sample some of the freshest seafood from the area.

5. Try out indoor skydiving

This is one of the most unique experiences that you can get in Surfers Paradise, at iFLY Gold Coast. Located just off the beach of Sunset Paradise, iFLY Gold Coast gives you the opportunity of experiencing the thrill of skydiving without actually jumping off an aeroplane! You will get to experience the adrenaline rush of skydiving in a multi-story wind tunnel, under the supervision of an expert instructor. The experience lasts about one and a half hour, and during that time, you will get to learn basic skydiving techniques, get the thrill of floating in the air and also attempt to do some mid-air stunts. The environment is completely safe and the technology is state-of-the-art, which makes it a great way to experience the fun and thrill of skydiving without the added risks which normally come with it.

6. Visit the Cape Byron Lighthouse

Located in Byron Bay, the Cape Byron Lighthouse sits on the most easterly point of Australia. This beautiful lighthouse has been shining its light over the Cape Byron Marine Park since 1901. Take the one-and-a-half-hour trip south into New South Wales to experience the beautiful vistas. You can also visit the Maritime Museum below to learn more about this iconic lighthouse, and find out about shipwrecks and other stories.

A few exciting activities I encourage you to try on your holiday in Surfers Paradise. Explore this incredible city and soak up the sun with its warm weather all year round.

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