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Where to stay in Sydney and the Surrounding areas

Where to stay in Sydney and the Surrounding areas

Sydney is a fairly large city and choosing the right place to stay is difficult, if you choose the wrong hotel it can put a real damper on your trip, plus Sydney can be fairly expensive. Throughout this article we will give you options for the best places to stay in Sydney from the cheapest places to stay such as backpacking hostels to the most expensive high class luxury hotels (and of course everything in-between). We will provide some ideas on where to stay in Sydney with family, the best suburbs to stay in Sydney, where to stay in Sydney without a car and the best areas to stay in Sydney. We will also include where to stay in Sydney for tourists from Sydney city, Bondi, Manly beach and the Blue Mountains. So let’s take a look at a few different types of Sydney accommodations and why they are the…
Get to Magnetic Island before the crowds discover this Tropical Paradise

Get to Magnetic Island before the crowds discover this Tropical Paradise

Magnetic Island is a 52 km² mountainous tropical island located a short 20min Sealink ferry ride (8km) off shore from Townsville. The island features rocky granite headlands with towering pines, swaying palms and eucalyptus woodlands overhanging an almost crystal clear blue ocean with sandy bays, and let’s not forget that the island is surrounded by bustling colourful coral reefs. The name “Magnetic Island” came about because of the apparent "magnetic" effect it had Captain Cook’s  ship's compass as he passed the island when sailing up the east coast of Australia in 1770, however this has since been disproved and is known by the locals as “Maggie”. Plan your trip to Australia Need data for your trip to Australia? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Want to learn how to…
Where to Stay in Melbourne - Australian Travel Guide

Where to Stay in Melbourne – Australian Travel Guide 2019

Melbourne, Australia is often referred to as the world’s most livable city. From a vibrant street art scene, interesting architecture, loads of live music, outdoor space and a fun foodie scene, this coastal capital of Victoria should be on your travel bucket list. Deciding where to stay in Melbourne shouldn’t take up all your planning time, so we’ve compiled a list of the best areas and hotels to choose from. We will cover off how to decide where to stay in Melbourne, Melbourne neighborhood guide, different styles of Melbourne accommodation including Melbourne hostels, cheap hotels Melbourne, serviced apartments Melbourne and general Melbourne hotels and many many more. Plan your trip to Australia Need data for your trip to Australia? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Want to learn how…
Where to stay in Perth

Where to stay in Perth

Western Australia’s capital city of Perth is most famous for being the “most isolated city in the world,” with the Indian Ocean on one side, and the Australian Outback on the other. The nearest large city is Adelaide, over 2,000 kilometers away. Despite the remote location and isolation, this city of 1.4 million residents is a cosmopolitan gem in the rough, and a great jumping off point for adventures in the Outback or a Rottnest Island tour. There is decent public transportation in Perth, however determining your agenda will help determine where to stay in Perth for holiday. One you’ve narrowed down the area of Perth, we also recommend the best Perth accommodation for your budget. We will cover off all types of Perth accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Perth hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Perth, the best Perth hotels, best places in Perth…
Top 10 Places to Visit in South Australia

Top 10 Places to Visit in South Australia

South Australia is often the "forgotten state" when it comes to people travelling to Australia. Everyone usually heads to Melbourne or Sydney because they are popular destinations however if you're planning a trip to Australia, make sure you take a few days out to check out Adelaide and South Australia - it might just surprise you. There are plenty of places to visit in Adelaide and South Australia as a wider region. We have come up with the Top 10 Places to Visit in South Australia why you NEED check them out! ***Updated as of Feb 2019*** Plan your trip to Australia Need data for your trip to Australia? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Want to learn how to travel on a Budget? Check out our dedicated “Budget…
Where to stay in Adelaide

Where to stay in Adelaide

Along the south coast of Australia is Adelaide, best known for culture, sports, food and wine. It is the capital of South Australia, it’s also known as festival city, for the plethora of festivals, starting with the Tour Down Under in January through the Ebenezer Night Markets in December. Although it’s a city over over 1 million residents, it’s very easy to get around. In fact, most places in Adelaide are reachable within 20 minutes, and most most Adelaide hotels are within 20 minutes walk of the major attractions. So, no matter which Adelaide accommodation you choose, you’ll have no trouble seeing all the things to do in Adelaide. We will cover off all types of Adelaide accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Adelaide hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Adelaide, the best Adelaide hotels, cheap hotels Adelaide, best places in Adelaide to visit, the best…
Where to stay in the Gold Coast

Where to stay in the Gold Coast

South of Brisbane on Australia’s East Coast is the Gold Coast, a popular vacation destination. The Gold Coast is a watersports paradise, with long sandy beaches, inland canals and waterways, several theme parks and a National Park. With so many things to do in the Gold Coast, it’s important to identify which Gold Coast attractions you will be visiting, and choose your Gold Coast accommodation accordingly. With many Gold Coast hotels to choose from, we will help you narrow down where to stay in Gold Coast with family, or the best place to stay in Gold Coast for couples. We will cover off all types of Gold Coast accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Gold Coast hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Gold Coast, the best Gold Coast hotels, best places in Gold Coast to visit, the best places to stay in Gold Coast, hotels near…
Fast facts about the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Fast facts about the Sydney Harbour Bridge

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of Australia's biggest icons (next to the Sydney Opera House), I have complied a few "fast facts" on the bridge - Enjoy! Plan your trip to Australia Need data for your trip to Australia? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Want to learn how to travel on a Budget? Check out our dedicated “Budget Conscious Travel Guide” Read more about Sydney:  14 Crazy Reasons why I LOVE Sydney so much! 7 Fun Things to do in Port Stephens Australia A Review of the Qt Hotel Sydney A View from up High at Sydney Tower Eye Explore Sydney In Just 5 Days   Fast facts about the Sydney Harbour Bridge  Hanging around at the Taronga Zoo Sydney  Review of Four Seasons Hotel Sydney Spend…
Our Top 10 things to see and do on the Great Ocean Road (mostly free!)

10 Things to do on the Great Ocean Road (mostly free!)

This guide will show you our top 10 Things to do on the Great Ocean Road (as well as a bonus stop). We have provided a Great Ocean road attractions map to show where things are along the way and where to stay along the Great Ocean Road (which can be found at the bottom of this article). The Great Ocean Road drove me a little mad, it was difficult to find exactly where all the attractions were and where the best place to base ourselves would be. Most People suggested that we stay in Apollo bay but after our trip I’m glad we stayed in Port Campbell, it is much closer to the main attractions of the Great Ocean Road such as the 12 Apostles, London Bridge, Gibson Steps etc, however it is a bit far away from some of the main attractions of the great ocean road such as…
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Australian Native Animals

When you think of Australian Native Animals, the first thing pops into your head is probably a Kangaroo! Australia is filled with weird and wonderful animals,  In this post we will run through  a few of the Australian Native Animals. Australia is also known to have the most dangerous animals in the world but that's another story... Plan your trip to Australia Need data for your trip to Australia? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Want to learn how to travel on a Budget? Check out our dedicated “Budget Conscious Travel Guide” Read more on Australia:  3 of our Favourite Road Trips around Australia  Five Greatest Aussie Road Trips  12 Unbeatable Tips for Cheap Travel in Australia 27 of the Top Beaches in Australia – The Land of Sun,…