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    Cairns Regional Gallery

    Usually has around 5-6 exhibitions on at a time, showcasing either classic or contemporary art from Queensland, Australia or the world. It also has a great permanent collection of regional works. Also worth a visit just for the beautiful historic building.

    We took the "Around Island Whale Search" and had a whale of a time! though it cost us $110 each, it's a great deal considering the cruise took four hours and we were treated to a complimentary morning tea and lunch. As well as the beautiful Southern Whales, we saw seals, albatrosses and dolphins. Don't forget your camera and/or binoculars!

    kyrstenann

    Koala Conservation Centre

    Take a wonderful, relaxing walk through native bush and view wild koalas in their natural habitat. There are two walks: the Tree Top Koala Boardwalk and the Woodland Tree Top Walk. They are both easy and we did both. It's a shame we couldn't get too close to them (they are wild) but we saw quite a few along with wallabies and beautiful birds in the treetops.

    kyrstenann

    National Automobile Museum of Tasmania

    What an impressive collection! We were lucky to see the Vintage Years theme - think Austin 7, Desoto Coupe and a beautiful 1925 Moon Roadster. The boys and I were entertained and enthralled the whole two hours we were there, they especially loved getting to sit in the bright yellow E49 Charger.

    Mark

    This place is amazing! The building dates back to the 19th century and had a lot of old architecture and beautiful designs. We spent a whole day shopping and looking around, even finding the, er, "Mall's Balls". With over 700 stores, there is something for everyone and certainly worth the drain on your wallet.

    Amelia

    Places To Eat

    The Goat in the Boat Restaurant

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    An interesting name for a wonderful, welcoming place. Maria greeted us warmly as soon as we arrived and made us feel right at home. We both chose the souvlaki and could tell it was made with love. Want to know how it got its name? You'll have to ask Maria yourself!

    Tucked in the back of an Irish shop in a the gorgeous heritage area of the Rocks, The Tea Cozy serve a good old-fashioned Devonshire tea, with loose leaf tea in vintage teapots (including cosy of course!), and fresh homemade scones with regional gourmet jam.

    Amy Turner

    This is Phillip Island's only craft beer brewery, so don't miss it! The hand-crafted ales are delicious, especially the pilsner. Topped off with chicken parmigiana from the restaurant, it was a lunch I would certainly have again.

    kyrstenann

    Shots on Wax

    While we had fantastic coffee, the boys got a bit of a culture shock - "those are big CDs dad!". Doubling as a music/record shop, it was great to hear vinyl being played again and the groovy, retro atmosphere was the cherry on top.

    Mark

    Jail House Grill Restaurant

    Step in and take a step back in time to have dinner at a Victorian Georgian inn. Dive into the salad bar and feast on a steak perfectly cooked by Josh or Chris. We came here after the boys saw it when we drove by, and entertained us with their overactive imaginations about how they would dine "in jail". While we weren't shackled or cuffed, I would happily go back!

    Mark

    Traveller Tips

    The Red Decker

    Hop on here for an informative tour of the city loop, Cascade Brewery and Mount Wellington. A hop on/hop off option is available for the city loop. Easy!

    Mark

    Accessible Adelaide

    Allegedly any point inside the city limits (think airport, city centre, beaches) can be accessed within 20 minutes, making the area easy to travel through, especially on buses or the tram.

    Amelia

    Secret bars

    There are secret bars hidden away all over the city - ask a friendly local for their favourite. Try The Secret Garden on Fitzroy Street or Howler on Brunswick Street.

    Danny V.

    Going swimming?

    Even though the ocean around here is lovely, it's pretty cold - even in summer! Bring a good, thick wetsuit if you're going to be spending a while in the water.

    Danny V.

    National Park Passes

    We found out all National Parks in Western Australia require a pass to get in. You can get passes that last for a day, four weeks or a year. The day pass was only $10 a car, so we were happy to pay that a few times knowing it helps maintain all the parks and conserves the creatures that live there.

    Danny V.

    Facts about Australia

    Oldest yet finest

    It's no wonder the wines here are great - the Barossa Valley is one of Australia's oldest wine producing regions, and one of the world's finest. You'll be spoilt for choice amongst the 150 wineries there, I know I was!

    kyrstenann

    National Parks

    The Sunshine Coast region has more national parks than any other region in Queensland. Great Sandy National Park even includes sections on Fraser Island.

    James

    "The quiet part of the Bay"

    The sleepy little seaside village of Soldiers Point is regarded by locals and regular Sydney visitors as the "quiet part of the Bay'...especially around Christmas/New Year & Easter holiday times..!

    Chris Hogan

    Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

    Thought of as one of the best places in the world for Moto GP, thousands of people visit Phillip island each year on their own machines, watch the racing on track and attend the many shows held. It's always held in mid October, so visit then if you're a real bike fan.

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    Old Launceston

    Because Launceston is one of the oldest cities in Australia, there are heaps of beautiful historic buildings - check out the Launceston synagogue, Albert Hall and the post office.

    Mark

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