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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 […]

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The Hunter Valley is a well known wine, coal mining, and race horse breeding area about 2 .5 hours north of Sydney. I am on a work trip and am happliy tucking into a bottle of wine at the affordable yet luxurious Branxton Hotel in the Hunter Valley. Australian Traveller‘s Top 100 things to do in Australia lists “Stay in […]

The Hunter Valley, Branxton Hotel


Finally!!!!! This morning on my drive in, I heard a radio article that peaked my interest. I used to be a huge user of Priceline.com in the States for cheap last minute hotels. Upon moving to OZ, I was heartbroken to discover it doesn’t really work here. BUT! Cancellations is a new website that sounds promising. Working on a similar […]

Last Minute Travel Deals, Canellations.com.au



The Newport Arms is a Northern Beaches institution. A massive rambling “Hotel” or huge pub/bistro. ‘The Arms’ also has accommodation and overlooks Pittwater Bay on the west side of the Northern Beaches Penninsula. An ideal spot for Sunday Afternoon drinks, the outdoor area is enjoyable.

Sydney- Northern Beaches- The Arms


A milestone corner of The Triangle, Jabiru is little more than a company town designed to support the local Uranium mining operation. It is also considered the entrance to Kakadu Park. The township is little more than a jumping off point for package tours and its amenities are basically limited to a Caravan Parks, a hotel, a travel agent, Council […]

Northern Territory- Jabiru


Mary River Camp Ground and YHA- Mary River is family outfit that is very professionally run. Blessed with a stunning country side, they have managed a very good back-to-basics wildlife and river retreat while adding the key ingredients of modern amenities like a restaurant/bar, cook your own facilities, a pool, spa, and a variety of sleeping accommodation to fit any […]

Northern Territory- Mary River YHA



More proof that hotels aren’t making the grade in Australia – serviced apartments are squeezing the big building’s profits. Without having to worry about security, concierge, food and beverage and other services, illegally operating apartments can offer great rates to long-term travelers who wish to save a few bucks. The problem has garnered the most attention in Sydney but Melbourne […]

Hotels feel heat from serviced apartments