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

How to get from Hobart to Bruny Island

Bruny Island is one of the few great untouched wilderness areas left in Australia and maybe even the world for that matter. Located off the Southeastern Coast of Tasmania Bruny Island (or Bruny as it is known as to the locals) stretches into the wild Southern Ocean...

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...


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...

Camping and bush fire safety Australia

Everyone knows camping can be a great time for the family, especially in the Australian summer. Over here our days can go from beautifully mild to a catastrophic fire danger the next. For anyone camping here knowing the local weather and conditions is a must, and...

5 things to know about Australia before you get here

We have a television show here called Border Security and I am stunned at some of the things that go on at our borders. We also have other reality television shows that plenty of times show visitors getting themselves into serious trouble. So I thought that I would...

A Thomson Dam day trip exploring

What a way to spend Valentine's day...on the mighty Thomson Dam! We normally go camping with two other families on a regular basis and have been looking at camping up in the bush. Normally we would go to a caravan park that has all the facilities like a toilet and...

Gippsland National Parks

Gippsland National Parks are many and varied and they are some of the best Victorian National Parks. The Gippsland region of Victoria in Australia is our home. The Gippsland Coast stretches from just east of Melbourne to the New South Wales border. Gippsland is broken...

5 things not to miss in Melbourne

5 things not to miss in Melbourne? Actually more like 50 things you could do in Melbourne! I Love Melbourne, there you go I have said it! Being a proud Victorian, Melbourne is our capital city and home to over 3 million people. It is fair to say Melbourne has come a...

Old Melbourne Gaol – In the shadow of Ned Kelly

Since records were kept, 186 offenders have been hung in Victorian jails. Of these, 135 were executed in the Old Melbourne Gaol We visited the Old Melbourne Gaol on the weekend of the National Trust’s 60th anniversary. It was a cold and dark day in Melbourne which I...

Top 5 Family Cruises from Sydney

If you are planning to go on a cruise trip you may want to see the top 5 family cruises from Sydney that you can book for your trip. There are many options from cruises around Australia, to sampler short cruises from Sydney. but over here we recommend the...

Gippsland Armed Forces Museum

Mark and I had planned to go and see this Armed Forces Museum with the girls on a short trip from home for something to do on a weekend. It had been one of the top things to do in Sale Victoria that had been on our list for a long time. After Mark and I were ditched...

ANZAC day tradition

If you happen to be in Australia on the 25th of April of any year you may witness the Anzac day tradition celebrated. These celebrations are an important part of Australia's culture. Join in and immerse yourself in a truly Australian tradition. You will find people...

Walhalla The town time nearly forgot

Walhalla Victoria is a step back in time. Back to colonial times in Australia when dreams were being chased and riches were sought in the search of gold. Walhalla is one of those places that we visit at least once a year. Walhalla Victoria is located in the mountains...

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