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Whale Watch at Kingfisher Bay Resort

Whale Watch at Kingfisher Bay Resort
Whale watching is quite an experience but it’s not usually an activity that I would associate with luxury travel but Kingfisher Bay Resort in Australia (map) allows whale lovers to get up close and personal with one of nature’s most incredible creatures – humpback whales – without foregoing modern comforts. Accommodations The Kingfisher Bay eco resort is located on Fraser Island and, in addition to winning more than a dozen tourism awards, was crowned “Best Beach Resort in Australia”...
July 12th, 2010 | Jeanne Dupuis | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Australia, featuredarticle, hotel, resort, whale-watching

Australia’s best dive and snorkel trips

Australia’s best dive and snorkel trips
... you may want to consider taking your certification (or logging some dives) abroad, whether that’s Koh Tao in Thailand or the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. It also means you get access to seasoned instructors who know the best spots for diving and the best times to see various types of marine life. And, if you head out on a boat and discover you get a panic attack every time you attempt to get in the water with a breathing apparatus strapped to your body, it’s not a complete waste –...
January 11th, 2010 | Vawn | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Australia, dive trips, diving, featuredarticle, Great Barrier Reef, open water certification, PADI, scuba certification, scuba diving, snorkeling

Australia’s best scuba spots

Australia’s best scuba spots
Scuba diving in Australia is synonymous with the Great Barrier Reef, and for good reason – the world’s largest coral reef stretches almost 2,000 km along the Queensland coast, comprising more than 3,000 individual reef systems and hundreds of tropical islands. Here you’ll find more than 400 types of coral and 1,500 species of tropical fish – even giant clams that are 120 years old. But it’s not the only diving destination in the Land of Oz. Here are some of the best scuba...
January 8th, 2010 | Vawn | Read More | Comments: 1
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“Australia” Locations in Sydney | See Where Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman Shot Baz Lurhmann’s Epic Film

Much of Baz Lurhmann’s epic Australia was filmed in the outback, but Sydney tourists can still see a couple of spots made famous in the film. The first is Strickland House, which you might remember as the scene of the charity ball. The house was built in the 1850s for John Hosking, the first Lord Mayor of Sydney. Back then it was called Carrara, but its name was changed in 1915 to Strickland House. With the name change came a new function; at the turn of the century it became a convalescent home...
March 9th, 2009 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, Australia, Baz Lurhmann, Camelot, film, Hugh Jackman, Nicole-Kidman, Strickland House

Filipino fired for using water in toilet – the two sides to the story

... After all, water is a lot cheaper in the Philippines, and most Filipinos believe it cleans better than paper. However, one Filipino working for an Australian engineering company got in trouble for using water to clean himself. According to the Townsville Bulletin, overseas Filipino worker Amador Bernabe brought bottled water into the toilet to clean himself. But his foreman reprimanded him and the next day, the manager threatened to fire him if he would not stop using water, and instead “follow...
January 28th, 2009 | Maricar | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Australia, filipino sacked, General: Philippine Culture, OFW, overseas filipino worker, toilet habits

Save on Sydney Accommodation at Cancellations.com.au

... site is updated daily, so make sure you check back regularly to find a bargain! Image source: Penny Matthews @ Stock.xchng Tags: accommodation, Australia, Cancellations.com.au, discounts, Hotels & Places to Stay, travel ...
November 20th, 2008 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
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Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman Prepare for “Australia” Premiere

Sydney will be in the global spotlight tonight as the stars come out for the highly-anticipated premiere of Australia. Director Baz Luhrmann and his creative visionary wife Catherine Martin will be there, alongside stars Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman and their partners Keith Urban and Deborra-Lee Furness. Baz only finished the World War II epic  few days ago, and with a reported six endings to choose from everyone will be wondering how it turns out! An epic film deserves an epic red carpet, and...
November 18th, 2008 | Lauren Katulka | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Australia, Events, films, Greater-Union, Hugh Jackman, Nicole-Kidman, Sydney