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Sydney Tower, OzTrek, and Skywalk

Dozens of cities around the world have some kind of tower that dominates the skyline and features an observation deck near the top, but Sydney’s Tower is one of the few that really should not be missed when visiting the city for the first time. It’s not cheap to visit, but it’s honestly one of the best ‘tours’ of Sydney […]

Bondi Beach and how to visit

If you’ve seen only one Australian beach on a travel show or in a magazine, it was probably Sydney’s Bondi Beach (pronounced BOND-eye), which is easily the most famous in the country in spite of only being about 1 kilometer long. The country is overloaded with excellent and often secluded shorelines, but this picturesque cove in the suburbs of Australia’s […]

Sydney Opera House and how to visit

One of the world’s most recognizable and iconic buildings, the Sydney Opera House is still a bit of a mystery to most visitors until they do a bit of research. Completed in 1973 and designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, the opera house has a couple of key common misconceptions by foreign travelers. First off, the domed semi-ceilings designed to […]

Add your Australia budget hotel or hostel to the Hostel Directory

If you own or operate an Australia hostel, budget hotel or other budget accommodation – or you know someone who does – you (or they) should consider entering the information into the new worldwide Hostel Directory . This will be a huge and global directory of budget accommodation, from hostels to B&B’s and everything else you might think of. Don’t […]

Kings Cross – Sydney’s backpacker heaven, sort of

Travelers searching for affordable accommodation in Sydney will quickly discover that all the cheapest places they find are either in Kings Cross, or way outside the city center. Most of these people choose ‘The Cross’ as it’s locally known, and this is probably a wise decision, although it helps to know what to expect. Location Kings Cross is about 2 […]