Australia

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. Visiting Australia is on top of a lot of travellers lists. See Australia with help from Wyld Family Travel’s detailed Australia travel guides. 

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Camping on Bruny Island Tasmania

Camping on Bruny Island Tasmania

Bruny Island is a stunning 362-square-kilometre island located off the south-eastern coast of Tasmania, Australia. Bruny Island today is known as UNESCO World Heritage Wilderness area. Bruny Island is home to stunning wilderness and wildlife that stretches...

How to get from Hobart to Bruny Island

How to get from Hobart to Bruny Island

Getting from Hobart to Bruny Island is an easy and absolutely unforgettable day trip. It's one of the best things to do in Tasmania. Bruny Island is one of the few great untouched wilderness areas left in Australia and maybe even the world for that matter. Located off...

Cost of Oz

Cost of Oz

After I wrote my post about of cost of our trip to Iceland I realised that tips like that with costs included can really help people when they are trying to plan a trip and there wasn't any information I could find about planning a trip to Australia with prices...

Adelaide: A destination not to be missed

Adelaide: A destination not to be missed

The South Australian capital of Adelaide is known for its love of AFL football, beaches, a variety of great accommodation and laid back lifestyle. Adelaide is also the gateway to some of Australia’s best known wine regions in the Barossa Valley and McLaren...

Visit Gippsland – 20 wonderful things to see and do.

Visit Gippsland – 20 wonderful things to see and do.

The Gippsland region of Victoria in Australia is our home. The Gippsland region stretches from just east of Melbourne to the New South Wales border. It is a huge region by any explanation. Gippsland consists of four sections East, West, South and Central...

Skiing Mount Buller Australia with kids

Skiing Mount Buller Australia with kids

Family skiing holidays in the Victorian Snowfields are becoming more popular every year. Ski season snow holidays at the well-known resorts of Mount Buller, Mount Baw Baw, Mount Hotham and Falls Creek are in vogue, and there is a lot to do in the high country. The...

5 things to do on Kangaroo Island South 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

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 in the largely unknown country of Australia. I can tell you that because even as it stands...

Kryal Castle Ballarat: Australia’s only Medieval Castle

Kryal Castle Ballarat: Australia’s only Medieval Castle

Kryal Castle...oh there are some amazing memories from my childhood from this place. I think most Victorian kids and probably plenty of interstate kids will have memories from here. I remember my mum taking me when I was younger and Mark also remembers a visit to...

City Park Launceston and the Macaque Monkeys

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

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

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...

A brilliant day at Sea Life Melbourne aquarium

A brilliant day at Sea Life Melbourne aquarium

The girls and I love watching the fish at the aquariums we have been to. We all picture busy cities with fish hurrying to and from their daily activities. Aquariums are where you can really let your mind wander into an underwater wonderland and Sea Life Aquarium in...

Top Tips for Gold Coast Theme Parks

Top Tips for Gold Coast Theme Parks

Use your time wisely at the Gold Coast theme parks with our top tips! Every kid's dream is to have as many days as they can at the Gold Coast theme parks. Well, it was for my girls anyway when our Gold Coast holiday was announced. There were so many questions that I...

Sovereign Hill Ballarat family accommodation

Sovereign Hill Ballarat family accommodation

We recently visited Sovereign Hill in Ballarat Australia. Sovereign Hill is the most popular of Ballarat attractions. Sovereign Hill Ballarat is also one of Victoria's top attractions. Most people visiting Sovereign Hill stay in Ballarat for a few nights. There are...

Adventure activities Melbourne – Wild Buggy

Adventure activities Melbourne – Wild Buggy

I am the most conservative driver you will ever meet. My Dad was adamant that I would never be a crazy driver and so far so good...well that was until I got behind the wheel of the most fun 20 minutes of driving I have ever had in an off-road buggy! We were invited to...

Ride the skyline on the Melbourne Star

Ride the skyline on the Melbourne Star

The Melbourne Star is a giant observation wheel located in the Harbour Town Docklands district of the city of Melbourne Australia. It is reachable by the famous Melbourne trams in under 10 minutes from the central business district. We found the Melbourne Star one of...

Ways to save money on your Gold Coast family holiday

Ways to save money on your Gold Coast family holiday

You guys are going on a Gold Coast family holiday? Why don't you just go overseas...it is just as cheap. It's too expensive to holiday in Australia. There were so many people telling us we were mad to even consider a holiday in Australia especially a Gold Coast family...

Hills, thrills and Koalas Currumbin Sanctuary Segway Safari

Hills, thrills and Koalas Currumbin Sanctuary Segway Safari

Ever since our first Segway experience, we had been hankering to do another. A week on the Gold Coast in Australia provided us with just that. This segway experience would be truly unique. We were going to Segway through Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Willow and I were...

A day at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

A day at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary...as good as it gets. As many of you know we love animals and animal sanctuaries. The girls get to learn about our native wildlife, how to protect them and how to make their natural habitat last. We believe if they walk away with extra...

Serious fun at Luna Park St Kilda (Melbourne)

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...

A guide to the Gold Coast Airport Australia

A guide to the Gold Coast Airport Australia

Gold Coast City is located in the southeast corner of Queensland, south of the capital Brisbane. The Gold Coast City stretches from Beenleigh and Russell Island in the north to the border with New South Wales 56 km south, which is...

Moonlit Sanctuary Guide

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...

Things to see and holiday places in Victoria Australia

Things to see and holiday places in Victoria Australia

  Victoria is our home state in Australia where we live. Victoria is one of Australia's smallest states but also its second most populated and Melbourne, the worlds most livable city, is the capital. It is forecast Melbourne will overtake Sydney in the next...

Our Mornington Peninsula brewery tour

Our Mornington Peninsula brewery tour

On our recent trip to the Mornington Peninsula, I was keen to hit up some of the breweries on the coast. We are big fans of the brewery scene with our own region of Gippsland having a few small microbreweries. The Mornington Peninsula has a huge reputation for the...

An unforgettable morning with Polperro Dolphin Swims

An unforgettable morning with Polperro Dolphin Swims

We had a secret...it was a huge one and I was struggling to keep it to myself. Mark couldn't keep it to himself and so he blabbed it to me and for the next few days, I could have killed him numerous times for telling me! But we had to hold strong, this secret all...

Best things to do with kids in the Latrobe Valley

Best things to do with kids in the Latrobe Valley

The Latrobe Valley is a regional centre in the Gippsland region in the state of Victoria, Australia. The Latrobe Valley region lies east of the Melbourne along the Princes Highway. There are some great things to do in the Latrobe Valley....

How to be prepared for an Australian road trip

How to be prepared for an Australian road trip

An Australian road trip is an extremely popular idea for the many international tourists that arrive on our shores every year, especially families that plan to see as much as they possibly can with the amount of time they have here. Despite the increasing costs...

Mornington Peninsula Attractions – Family Activities

Mornington Peninsula Attractions – Family Activities

We were lucky enough to spend some time on the amazing Mornington Peninsula earlier this year. The Mornington Peninsula is located south-east of Melbourne, Australia. It is surrounded by Port Phillip to the west, Western Port to the east and the Bass Strait to the...

Ramada Resort Phillip Island review.

Ramada Resort Phillip Island review.

As I headed home from a 4.30 am start at work the only thing on my mind was our relaxing weekend at Ramada Resort at Phillip Island. The family was ready when I walked in the door and before we knew it we were on the road. The trip to Phillip Island took about 2.5...

Amaze N Things magic on Phillip Island

Amaze N Things magic on Phillip Island

When we announced to the kids that we were going to Phillip Island I mentioned penguins and koalas The kids straight away said can we go to Amaze N Things. For me Amaze N Things was not something I associated a visit to Phillip Island with but for two young girls it...

Free things to do in Melbourne Australia

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...

Great Ocean Road Day tour – Can it be done?

Great Ocean Road Day tour – Can it be done?

Could we do a Great Ocean Road Day tour in our car starting from Geelong and finishing in Geelong? Most articles you read are people taking 2-3 days to do a self-paced Great Ocean Road day Tour. Well, we did not have that amount of time. It was time we drove one of...

Why you need to stay at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in St Kilda

Why you need to stay at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in St Kilda

Like all hotels you have never stayed at you are never quite sure what to expect. The Cosmopolitan Hotel is situated in a prime position for St Kilda accommodation. It's located just meters away from Acland Street St Kilda, Luna Park, the St Kilda Foreshore with the...

Unique Australian Delicacies you should try!

Unique Australian Delicacies you should try!

There are just some things that Australians are known for. Our unique language is always talked about and you can find plenty of people trying to work out what we are saying. Our scenery is just beautiful and different from place to place, there are no two places...

Tree Surfing Mornington Peninsula Australia

Tree Surfing Mornington Peninsula Australia

Tree Surfing on the Mornington Peninsula is located at the Enchanted Adventure Garden at Arthurs Seat above Dromana, Australia. When I was researching our staycation on the Mornington Peninsula I was instantly attracted to the tree surfing possibility. I knew such an...

Raymond Island Koala Walk Gippsland Australia.

Raymond Island Koala Walk Gippsland Australia.

We had been wanting to do the Raymond Island Koala walk for some time. Raymond Island is located in the Gippsland Lakes system. To get to Raymond Island you must travel 243 km east of Melbourne on the Princes Highway. When you get to Bairnsdale, you turn off and...

The Eagle at Arthurs Seat State Park Victoria, Australia

The Eagle at Arthurs Seat State Park Victoria, Australia

The Eagle skylift at Arthurs Seat on the Mornington Peninsula near Melbourne opened in late 2016. Prior to this new European style gondola opening, there had been a chair lift on the site since 1960. During the early 2000's with the chair lift infrastructure ageing, 2...

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