Australia is world famous for its natural wonders and wide open spaces, its beaches, deserts, “the bush”, and “the Outback“. Australia is one of the world’s most highly urbanised countries; it is well known for the attractions of its large cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. Australia is the sixth-largest country by land area. It is comparable in size to the 48 contiguous United States. Australia is bordered to the west by the Indian Ocean, and to the east by the South Pacific Ocean. The Tasman Sea lies to the south-east, separating it from New Zealand, while the Coral Sea lies to the northeast. Papua New Guinea, East Timor and Indonesia are Australia’s northern neighbours, separated from Australia by the Arafura Sea and the Timor Sea.

Visiting Australia is on top of a lot of travellers lists. Things to do in Australia vary from outback exploration to coastal experiences. We are from Australia. We live in Gippsland one of the most beautiful places to visit in Australia. Melbourne is our closest city. Top Melbourne tourist attractions include many sporting and cultural events. Travelling Australia with kids is easy, entertaining and educational. I hope you enjoy the Wyld Family Travel Australia travel guide.

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Visiting Australia

5 things to do on Kangaroo Island South Australia

Many creatures of the creatures of the animal kingdom are facing an uncertain future even extinction. However, there is an island off mainland South Australia whose people are dedicated to preserving their wildlife animals such as koalas, sea lions and various bird...

Our Port Arthur historic site day trip and tips

There are some places that will instil the fear in most people and the Port Arthur prison must have done that back in the day when it was a fully functioning convict prison. I can tell you that because even as it stands now in ruins on the tip of a little bay it...


City Park Launceston and the Macaque Monkeys

  City Park is a central thoroughfare for people coming and going to work in the city, people doing exercise and just a beautiful place to relax. City Park Launceston lies perfectly on the edge of the Central Business District and is easily reached from there on...

Things that suck in Australia for visitors

Australia is one of the most popular countries in the world to visit. This has been historically the place for an epic holiday because of great advertising focusing on our so-called sunny weather, wide open spaces, the world's most liveable cities, amazing beaches and...

Your Complete Guide to Noosa

The Sunshine Coast in Queensland is known for its amazing beaches, its warm sunny days and its laidback beachside communities. The jewel amongst it all is Noosa, located right at the northern end of the Sunshine Coast. This once quiet riverside community has quickly...

Serious fun at Luna Park St Kilda (Melbourne)

As we headed towards St Kilda to stay for the weekend we were holding a big secret back from the girls...we would be going to Luna Park St Kilda for the day! They have seen plenty of pictures of the huge Luna Park mouth and have been past it while we have been in that...

Moonlit Sanctuary Guide

Australian animals, they are amazing unique creatures that everyone is amazed by, even us who live here. I have always marvelled at the kangaroos bounding across our landscape, little echidnas waddling through the bush, wombats digging huge holes that seem to go on...

Free things to do in Melbourne Australia

Australia, in general, is one of the most expensive countries in the world. Hence Melbourne is no exception and costs can pile up pretty quickly when doing things in Melbourne. Melbourne is one of the best cities in the world to visit for its art, culture, parks and...