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Waeco Products
Australia
By Rachel Power

Undertaking a four month journey around Australia with two young girls requires careful planning and preparation. Our WAECO Products have made our camping life much more enjoyable. CoolFreeze CF-80 The most essential item is our CF-80 fridge/freezer. The biggest benefit of the CF-80 is the ability to combine a fridge and freezer in one unit. Having a freezer has enabled us to stock up on meat and other frozen products on special saving us a great deal of money. With the children, it has also meant we can carry food items that can be prepared quickly to satisfy hungry tummies.   The large 80 litre capacity has enabled us to carry a huge range of foods and drinks such as frozen meat, ice creams, ice cubes, juice, margarine, deli meats, left-overs, beer and wine, all at appropriate t... Read more

Safety tips for travelling in Australia
By Lisa Monk

Those of us who live in Australia grow up understanding the joys, dangers and safety rules that make it such a great place.  However, many visitors to our country find Australia an alien, but starkly beautiful country, and they have little or no understanding of the best way to stay safe and enjoy their time here. A few very simple rules can help to make a visit to Australia a safe and pleasurable experience, and Tourism Australia has a brochure available for download that lists safety tips in a variety of languages. Driving tips One of the first things to remember is that speed limits are strictly enforced in Australia, more so than in many countries overseas.  Generally, when driving in urban and suburban areas, the speed limit is between 50 and 60 kilometres per hour. When ... Read more

Travelling with Teens
Australia
By Lisa Monk

We know that our teenage children can be delightful, exasperating, funny, sullen, adventurous, shy, talkative, slothful and manic – and sometimes that is just in the space of an hour!  All these moods are magnified when it comes to travelling, be it in Australia or overseas, as teens and parents are forced into one another’s company without a ‘get out of jail free’ card, such as time with friends. Travelling overseas with teenagers tends to be a better experience for a number of reasons, such as the brilliant entertainment systems now available on most flights, menus that let them eat things they like, resorts that have activities that cater for most age groups and the “wow” factor.  So let’s concentrate on surviving travelling in Austra... Read more

Travelling to Australia
By Kylie Jane Degeling

For many, it is a dream to travel to the Land Down Under.  The Great Barrier Reef is a natural phenomenon many long to see for themselves, as is the giant Uluru (formerly known as Ayers Rock) sitting smack in the middle of the country. Seeing kangaroos in the wild, the chance to cuddle a koala, and just experience the laid-back attitude for which Australians are famous, may seem like an impossible dream. Happily, it takes only a day to travel to this great island continent, and with flights more reasonably priced than ever, and plenty of deals available throughout the year, you could soon be chatting with the locals while marveling at the mixed-up features of a platypus. Getting there Plenty of airlines travel to Australia, including their main carrier, Qantas. How much you pay to t... Read more

Alice Springs
By Kylie Jane Degeling

There is no such thing as “A town like Alice.” Okay, yes – there is an interesting novel of that name by Neville Shute. And there was even a movie in 1956 as well as a mini-series in 1981 – both based on and titled after the novel, A Town Like Alice. But nowhere else in the world will you actually encounter a town anything like Alice – a place where locals have such a nutty sense of humour that for decades, they have been running boat races in a completely dry river – only to cancel one year because there was actually water in it. Nowhere else will you find a lively town sitting smack in the middle of a red desert where couples dress in bride and groom attire to race camels each year. Alice Springs, usually just called “Alice”, is a town with... Read more

Kakadu National Park
By Kylie Jane Degeling

Step back in time and experience the beauty that has been a home to Aboriginal people for more than 40,000 years. Australia’s most famous national park spans an enormous 20,000 square kilometers and is one of the few Australian sites listed by UNESCO World Heritage for both its cultural and natural offerings. More than 1000 species of plants can be found in Kakadu, along with countless different birds and animals, stunning rock formations, ancient cave paintings and cultural offerings. It is impossible to see and experience everything in a single trip. What to do in Kakadu? Whether you are in search of a leisurely escape or a vacation packed with adventure, you will find choices to suit your touring style. Budget conscious travelers will find many free guided tours and activities ... Read more

Uluru - Ayers Rock
By Kylie Jane Degeling

At first glance, a person could be forgiven for thinking that a holiday to a big red rock in the middle of a desert would lack excitement. Let’s face it - the surf is terrible, even if there is plenty of sand. But gaze a bit deeper, and discover a place unlike anywhere else on earth, rich in beauty, culture, adventure, and intrigue. Uluru, formerly known as Ayers Rock, is a giant sandstone monolith set in the World Heritage listed Uluru Kata-Tjuta National Park. With a circumference of 9.4km and a height reaching 348m, Uluru is one of the world’s largest monoliths and a highly recognizable symbol of Australia to people throughout the world. From the distance, Uluru looks like a smooth red rock. As you approach, you will see that it is actually filled with long vertical ridges... Read more

 
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