Perth is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It has a country feel with all the benefits of being a large city. It has amazing beaches and is a gateway for all that Western Australia has to offer. It has a great nightlife for those that like to party or for anyone wanting to see the real Australia it has some breathtaking scenery and wildlife. For those after a more leisurely experience of coffee, shopping and R & R then Subiaco is a great little suburb for just that with the feel of an arty, hippie town but right in the middle of the city. One thing can be said for Perth and that is that it is unlike any other city in Australia.

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A Guide to Australian Etiquette

Here, at Nomads Westend in Sydney, as Entertainment Manager I am constantly being asked in what way is it best to behave? What constitutes good manners? And how to have

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Choose your skydive Australia location

I've already done 3 skydives and all I can say is “DO IT”. The feeling you get when jumping out of a plane is absolutely unbelievable, the views you get

Love, Sex and Backpacking

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Love, Sex and Backpacking

As Australia slowly creeps into summer, more and more good looking backpackers are flooding into the Arts Factory Lodge. The boys start to strip off their shirts (which is why

The Best Train Journeys in The World

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The Best Train Journeys in The World

I love trains and any train journey whether it be a few minutes or a few days. I am not expecting everyone to share my enthusiasm but there are some

Top Ten Australia Films and Australia Film Locations

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Top Ten Australia Films and Australia Film Locations

Inspired by this, (about New Zealand film locations) and all the press that New Zealand gets with its new found Hollywood fame, I thought I would give Australia the credit

Is Australia still the ultimate backpackers destination?

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Is Australia still the ultimate backpackers destination?

Backpacking and Australia really is like fish and chips, or fush and chups for you weird people in New Zealand. Australia hit gold when backpackers started descending upon the country.

Australian things to take back home

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Australian things to take back home

When I first arrived in Australia my suitcase weighted a small 13kg, filled with nothing but clothes and toiletries. Throughout my trip though, I seem to be accumulating more and

Tips for long bus rides

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Tips for long bus rides

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Australia Day

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Australia Day

Just what is the significance of Australia Day? These days, especially for many backpackers visiting Australia, it's a day off work and an opportunity to drink with their friends. But

Before You Go | Australia Checklist

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Before You Go | Australia Checklist

Whether visiting Australia on a work visa or tourist visa here a few bits and bobs to get you on your way: For more details about work visas, tax numbers


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