TWT Travel Binder: Australia

As a child, I learned that opals (my birthstone), were mined in Australia,
and became curious about a country that stored fire in its rocks. 

Then I grew up, met Adam, and together we discovered that Australia makes wines.
Really, really good wines.

Now I want to see the beaches, the cities, the Great Barrier Reef, the Outback…
and everything in between.

Here are some resources to help you plan your own “travels with two” to Australia.


 AUSTRALIA – GENERAL
Guides
Official Tourism Guide
New York Times
Frommers
Fodors
Conde Nast Traveller
Concierge.com
Globe Trekker
Articles
NGT: Historic Places Rated: Australia
Budget Travel: All Aboard: Across Down Under
Budget Travel: Fill ‘Er Up Mate: Australian Road Trips

Chomp! by TheGirlsNY.

Photo by TheGirlsNY (flickr)

 VICTORIA

MELBOURNE
Guides
Anthony Bourdain
Articles
NGT: Melbourne Walkabout
Budget Travel: Flinders Quarter
Budget Travel: Eat Like a Local: Melbourne

YARRA VALLEY
Articles
Budget Travel: Australia Wine Tours: Yarra Valley
Budget Travel: Vintage Australia: Yarra Valley

OTHER VICTORIA DESTINATIONS
Articles
Budget Travel: The Great Ocean Walk
Budget Travel: Explore Outdoor Australia: Phillip Island
Travel + Leisure: Driving Australia’s Snowy Mountains

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NEW SOUTH WALES

SYDNEY 
Guides
Time Out
NGT
Articles
Conde Nast Traveller: Sydney’s Edge
Budget Travel: There’s Something About Sydney: Balmain
Budget Travel: Travel Upgrade: Bird Cow Fish
The Guardian: Harbour Nights

LORD HOWE ISLAND
Articles
Travel + Leisure: Romantic Places: Capella Lodge, Lord Howe Island
Islands Magazine: The Best Islands for Snorkeling: Lord Howe Island

OTHER NEW SOUTH WALES DESTINATIONS
Articles
Travel + Leisure: Driving Australia’s New South Wales
Budget Travel: Australia Wine Tours: Hunter Valley
Budget Travel: Explore Outdoor Australia: The Blue Mountains & Port Stephens
Travel + Leisure: Driving Australia’s Snowy Mountains
Travel + Leisure: World’s Most Romantic Places to Propose: Hyams Beach

WE à Jervis Bay - 8 by Pascal Vuylsteker.

Bream Beach Holiday Park, Jervis Bay – Photo by Pascal Vuylsteker

QUEENSLAND

GREAT BARRIER REEF
Guides
GreatBarrierReef.org
Conde Nast Traveller

FRASER ISLAND
Guides
Islands Magazine
Articles
Conde Nast Traveller: Amazing Australia: Fraser Island

OTHER QUEENSLAND DESTINATIONS
Conde Nast Traveller: Daintree National Park
Conde Nast Traveller: Lizard Island
Islands Magazine: Heron Island
Islands Magazine: Whitsundays
Islands Magazine: Wilson Island

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NORTHERN TERRITORY

THE AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK
Guides
Outback Australia Travel Guide
Conde Nast Traveller
Articles
Conde Nast Traveller: Kakadu National Park
Conde Nast Traveller: Earth-Friendly Getaways: Seven Spirit Bay Wilderness Lodge
Travel + Leisure: Favorite Green Hotels: Voyages Longitude 131

We did not climb Uluru by nosha.

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park – Photo by Nathan Siemers

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

THE AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK
Guides
Outback Australia Travel Guide
Conde Nast Traveller
Articles
Budget Travel: The Best Places You’ve Never Heard Of: Purnululu National Park
Conde Nast Traveller: The Kimberley Guide

Pinnacles - Western Australia by badjonni.

Pinnacles – Photo by John Goodridge

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

ADELAIDE
Articles
NGT: 48 Hours in Adelaide

KANGAROO ISLAND
Guides
Island Magazine
Articles
Travel + Leisure: Australia’s Newest Eco-Lodge
Travel + Leisure: Romantic Escapes: Lifetime Private Retreats

OTHER SOUTH AUSTRALIA DESTINATIONS
Guides
Barossa.com
Articles
Budget Travel: Australia Wine Tours: The Barossa
Budget Travel: The Best Places You’ve Never Heard Of: Willunga
Travel + Leisure: Flinders Ranges National Park

Vineyard by Lewi Hirvela.

Photo by Lewi Hirvela

TASMANIA

Guides
Conde Nast Traveller
Islands Magazine
Articles
Travel + Leisure: Tasmania Bound
Travel + Leisure: Dream Destinations: Tasmania
Travel + Leisure: Tasmania’s Gourmet Paradise
Travel + Leisure: The Islington, Tasmania
Islands Magazine: Sympathy for the Devil

Tasmania Southern Ocean by AdamSelwood.

Photo by Adam Selwood

Australia Travel Agents & Tours
Ecotrek
Smithsonian Journeys
Intrepid Travel
Big Five Tours & Expeditions
Globus Journeys
Abercrombie & Kent 
Lynette Wilson – Destination World
Donna Thomas – New Zealand Travel

Doesn't this Wombat look like Francis from the book "A Bargain for Francis?" by TheGirlsNY.

Wombat! – Photo by TheGirlsNY (flickr)

Australia Movies
My Brilliant Career
Starstruck
The Man From Snowy River
Strictly Ballroom
Muriel’s Wedding
 Rabbit-Proof Fence

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Great site, I love the photo’s really gets me wanting to travel again. The content is excellent as well. It’s great to see sites like this that provied valuable interaction for their visitor’s. Keep up the good work. Thanks for the tip about the Gravatar’e as well.
    Cheers Adam Bean

  2. Excellent post, Australia does have some unique and stunning locations to visit, you have added some excellent websites to explore Australia with. The 12 Apostles are really stunning on the Great Ocean Road and a ‘must see’ when visiting and holidaying in Australia/

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