General Info / Resources – Australia

Adventure tours (Australian tours portal – various tours Australia wide, youth oriented) Intrepid group –

** Aboriginal Australia Map (Printed publication detailing the names and locations of indigenous lands –

Aboriginal Australia tourism –
Accommodation association of Australia –

Adventure Pro (Adventure activities, tips and resources for Australia and New Zealand)

Atlas of living australia – Native flora and fauna –

Aussie towns -

Australian Explorer (Regional guides, activities and more) –

Australian Good food and travel guide (Australian Attractions listings) – and

Australian tourism awards –
Australian tourism accreditation / Quality tourism Australia – and

Australian Tourism Publications (Queensland and Northern Territory) –

Australian wildlife collection – consortium of australian wildlife tourism operators –
Bonzle digital atlas of Australia –
Civic guide (local area information boards) –
And Civic guides locations –
Country womens association-

Eco tourism Australia –

**** Experience Oz and New Zealand (Portal of Activities, City profiles and more) –
Explore Australia –
Exploroz –

Euromonitor – Australia statistics-

Golden backpackers awards – awards for best in the budget and backpacker industry in Australia –
Great walks of Australia (Walking portal) –

Holidays of Australia –
Hosted Accomodation Australia –

Oz experience – Australia wide tour company, youth oriented – Includes hop on, hop off buses –

Parks Australia (Federally Controlled National Park areas of Australia including: Uluru-Kata Tjuta (NT), Kakadu (NT), Booderee National park (Jervis bay), Norfolk Island, Christmas Island, Australian National Botanic Gardens (ACT) –

Australian Marine Parks – 60 marine parks around Australia –
List of marine parks –
Blog –

Peterpans – Australian Adventure Travel Organisation and Booking (Backpacker Oriented) –

Star ratings Australia (Australian accommodation ratings) – and

Sunlover holidays (Australian destination travel agency – Australia, New Zealand and Pacific – Accomodation, Car hire, flights, transfers, tours and cruises, attractions) –
– Brochures –

Timeout Australia –

Top 100 Experiences (Best sights / Attractions, activities and destinations in Australia – Interactive portal) –
Traveller – Newcorp – 52 weekends away –
** Wilkins Maps – Directory of Australian Information centres –

Wikipedia – List of Big things in Australia –’s_big_things
Wikipedia – List of shopping centres in Australia –
Wikipedia – List of Ski areas and resorts in Australia –

Word Australia (Australian tourism portal) –

Recommended Books (Selected) – Australia

National Tours – Australian Domestic Day/short trips
AAT Kings – and (Brochures)
AAT Kings – Aussie Adventures (Uluru, Darwin region, Sydney, Kangaroo island) –

Adventure Tours (By Adventure World) –

Aus Tour –
Big Bus – Australian day tours portal –

Downunder tours –
GrayLine –

Groovy grape tours –
Outback Aussie tours –

Outback spirit tours –

Peak adventure tours –

SET outback tours –

Voyages – Indigenous tourism tours and experiences –

Australian Capital Territory (Canberra)

General Information – A.C.T.

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – A.C.T.

Hot Air ballooning –

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – A.C.T.

Parliament house (open days and visiting) –

Local Events (Notable Selected) – A.C.T

Canberra Balloon Spectacular – Early March – An annual event that runs as part of the city’s Enlighten Festival



Canberra Balloon spectacular – March –
Canberra Food and wine expo –
Enlighten festival (Light and arts festival) – Early march – Canberra –
National folk festival – April –
National multicultural festival – Mid February –

Local Transportation – A.C.T.

Canberra – Public transport ticketing system – Myway –
Canberra – Buses – Action –
Canberra – Buses – Qcitytransit –
Canberra – Interstate Bus and Train access –


General Information – Queensland
Dangerous Marine Life (Queensland Govt Portal of Information and Lifesaving tips) –
Environment Queensland –

Great barrier reef authority –

Marine Stingers (Queensland Govt Portal of Information and Lifesaving tips) –

Metropolist – Sunshine coast travel portal –
QLD Beaches – Stinger season and Stinger info –

Queensland local government:
– Wikipedia – Local government in Queensland –
– Local government association of QLD –
– Queensland government – Local government directory –

Queensland national parks –

Stinger season –
From Cape York to Townsville – October to June
From Townsville to Gladstone – December to March
All year round – Safe beaches with stinger netting around a swimming area.

Queensland Travel Blog (Official Tourism blog) –

RACQ – Queensland trip planner-
RACQ – Road trip planner –
RACQ – Queensland driving conditions –
RACQ – Queensland tourism brochures – printed and downloadable (per region) and drives –

Magazines and Publications – Notable – Queensland

Ad link media – Cairns maps – htp://

Gold Coast Tourist Magazine –

Noosa – Salt Magazine –

Tripping mag – cairns region –

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Queensland

Fraser island tours –
– Cool Dingo tours (Fraser Island) –
– Fraser explorer tours (Fraser island) –

Explore Whitsundays –

Whitsunday island hopper pass –

Whitsunday Sailing adventures (Whitsundays) –

Reef magic cruises – Cairns –
Cape tribulation adventures –

Attractions and Sights (Selected) – Queensland

Brisbane region
Queens Wharf entertainment centre (and sky deck ) – Under construction
Fortitude valley
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary –

Bundaberg and North Burnett Region
Capricorn Region

Fraser Coast Region
Gladstone Region

Gold Coast
Currumbin Sanctuary –
Pacific Fair S.C (Gold Coast) –
Tamborine Mountain (Near Gold Coast) –

Great Barrier reef tours
Calypso reef charters
Passions of paradise – cruise
Reef encounter
Reef hq
Reef magic cruises
Silversonic day cruise

Mackay Region
Outback Region

Southern Queensland Country Region

Sunshine Coast region
Aqua park Coolum –
Noosa biosphere –

Noosa everglades and tours –

Townsville North Queensland Region

Tropical North Queensland region

Airlie beach lagoon
Australian Coffee Centre
Barron Falls
Birdworld Kuranda
Cairns Lagoon
Cathedral Fig Tree
Coffee Works
Coffee Works at Mareeba
Davies Creek National Park – Natural swimming pools
Fresh produce – Mangoes, Tropical fruit, coffee
Granite Gorge Nature Park
Hot air ballooning Mareeba
Innot Hot Springs
Jaques Australian Coffee Plantation
Kuranda Koala Gardens
Kuranda Markets
Kuranda Rainforest Tours
Kuranda Scenic Railway
Kuranda Village
Lake Barrine
Lake Eacham
Lake Tinaroo
Malanda Dairy Centre
Malanda Falls
Mareeba Markets
Millaa Millaa falls
Millstream Falls
Mosman gorge
Mungalli Falls
Nerada Tea Visitors Centre
Paronella park – (Near Cairns – Mena Creek) –
Peregian beach market
Rainforestation Nature Park Kuranda
Skybury coffee plantation
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Sweet Farm Tours
The Crystal Caves, Atherton
Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
Undara Experience
Yungaburra Arts & Crafts Markets

Whitsundays and  islands regions

Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island, Whitsunday Islands

Local Events (Notable Selected) – Queensland



Airlie beach race week festival of sailing – August
Audi Hamilton Island Yacht Race Week (August)
Australian body art festival -Noosa –
Australian festival of chamber music – Townsville – July
Australian surf live saving championships – Gold coast – March
Big Pineapple music festival (May) –
Birdsville races – August / September
Bleach festival – Gold coast – March
Blues on broadbeach music festival – May
Brisbane Festival – September –
Broadbeach country music festival – July
Cairns airport adventure festival – Cairns – June
Cairns Festival – August / September –
Cairns indigenous art fair – July
Caloundra music festival – September
Cape york laura aborginal dance festival – June
Chinchilla Watermelon festival – February (every odd year) –
CMC Rocks – Brisbane – March
Feast for the senses festival – Tropical north queensland
Gold coast film festival – April
Gympie music muster – Sunshine coast – August

Hamilton Island race week – August –
Mackay Festival of arts – July
Magnetic island race week – Magentic island – August
Maroochy music and visual arts festival (September) –
Noosa Festival of surfing – March
Noosa food and wine festival – May
Noosa jazz festival
Noosa long weekend
– Noosa alive – Late July – Food, music, theatre and ideas –
Noosa triathlon – November
Noosa ultimate sports festival – May
Outback festival – September
Port Douglas Carnivale – May –
Queensland Garden Expo
Royal Queensland Show – Brisbane August
Surfers paradise live – April
Toowoomba carnival of flowers – September
Tropical journeys great barrier reef marathon festival – November
Wanderlust – sunshine coast – October
Winter moon festival – Mackay – Late April –
Woodford folk festival – Brisbane – December

Local Transportation – Queensland

Commonwealth games transport –
Queensland traffic app –

Brisbane – Airport Express Train (Airport to Brisbane and Gold coast)
Brisbane (and Gold coast) – Airport shuttle bus service – Con X ion –
Brisbane – Central Railway Station –
Brisbane – River Ferries –

Cairns Public Transport Ticketing –

Cairns – Buses – Sunbus –

Gold coast Public transport ticketing – Go Explore (Tourist Card only) –
Gold coast – Airport to Central Gold Coast shuttle service (Also theme park shuttle) –

South East Queensland Public transport ticketing – Go card – (Brisbane, Gold coast and Sunshine Coast) –
South East Queensland Public transport ticketing – See Q Cards (Tourist card) –

Sunshine Coast – Airport Shuttle options –

Queensland Transport – Statewide – Q Connect –

Queensland Transport – Brisbane and Sunshine coast –
– Journey planner –
Queensland Transport – Gold Coast –
Queensland Transport – Cairns –

Northern Territory

General Information – Northern Territory

Ayers rock resort –
Ayers rock resort – by Voyages tourism –
– News –
– Facebook –

Accommodation –

Experiences –
– one in a lifetime, sunrise, sunset, cultural, food, adventures on wheels, family experiences, wildife, air, self guided, small group, adventures beyond Uluru.

Itineraries –
– Best of Uluru, Luxury, outback adventure, Uluru feastival, budget, family, culture.

Travelling to Uluru –
– Getting here and getting around, Weather (Sunrise and sunset times), Uluru Kata tjuta national park, Anangu and culture, Mutitjulu foundation, natural environment, Red centre, maps.

Around the resort –
– About, events, dining restaurants and bars, red ochre spa, arts and galleries, conferences and events, weddings, services and facilities.

Ayers rock resort – Open hours and essential information –
Ayers rock resort (Official) – Ayers rock camp ground – and facebook –
Ayers rock resort – sunset and sunrise events and sun times –
Ayers rock resort – Mantra – Uluru resort guide and publication-
Ayers rock resort – Field of lights installation – Until December 2020 –

Ayers rock resort – Free daily activities –
Ayers rock resort – events –

Uluru feastival – March
Tjungu festival – April
Desert dreaming yoga retreat – Late April
Uluru camel cup – May
ACO Uluru festival – June
Australian outback marathon – July
Uluru Astronomy weekend – September
Uluru wellness retreat – September

Field of light – up to 31 December 2020

Ayers rock resort – Accommodation –
– Outback pioneer lodge
– Emu walk apartments
– Desert gardens hotel
– (The) Lost camel
– Sails in the desert
– Ayers rock campground
– Outback pioneer hotel
– Longitude 131

Northern territory tourism – Ayers rock campground –

Backpack NT –

CAASTRO Astronomy society – Uluru astronomer in residence programme –
– Centre for astronomy located at Outback pioneer lodge.

Crocwise (Crocodile Awareness) – NT Parks and Wildlife –
Curtin Springs –
Festivals NT –
Google – Storyspheres – Uluru –
Google – Street view – Uluru –

Parks and Wildlife Northern Territory (National Parks) –

– Facebook –
Red hot arts –
Screen territory –

Travel outback Australia –
Uluru National Park – Official Parks Australia –

– News and alerts –
– Facebook page – –

Uluru Australia –
YHA ayers rock –

Magazines and Publications – Notable – Northern territory

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Northern Territory

Adventure tours –

Ayers Rock Resort Experiences – Outback Sky Journeys (Star and space watching tour) –

Ayer rock helicopters –
Emu run experience –

Mulgas Adventures –

SEIT outback adventures –
Territory expeditions (top end tours) –

Travel outback – Uluru tours –

Uluru hop on and off bus –

Uluru “Rock tour” –
Way outback adventure tours (Uluru and topend) –

Attractions and Sights (Selected)- Northern Territory

Darwin region
Mindl beach sunset markets
Todd Mall Markets

Arnhem Land Region

Kakadu National Park Region

Kakadu National park – Parks Australia –
– Facebook –

Katherine region
Katherine Community Markets

Museum and art gallery – Northern territory –

Tennant Creek Region

Uluru / Ayers Rock and central region (Includes Alice springs)
Alice springs desert park –
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park NT

Local Events (Notable Selected) – Northern Territory


Travel NT – Events –


Aco Uluru Festival –
Alice spring desert festival (September) –
Alice springs show (July)
Barunga Festival (Indigenous) – Katherine – Early June 2017
Darwin Aboriginal art fair (August)
Darwin Festival (August) –
Darwin Fringe Festival (July)
Desert Harmony festival (August)
Desert song festival – Alice springs (September)
Garma festival (August)
Parrtjima NT Light festival (Sept to Oct 2016) –
Kakadu bird week – 1 to 9 October
Katherine show (July)
Red Centre Bird festival (August)
Red dirt poetry festival (late july) – Alice Springs
Royal Darwin Show (July)
Territory day (July)
Tennant Creek show (July)
Tjungu Festival –
Uluru astronomy weekend (August) –
Uluru Camel cup (May)

Uluru Feastival – a quarterly culinary event celebrating Australia’s native flavours.

Uluru field of light installation –
Windstorm festival (Literature)

Local Transportation – Northern Territory

Alice Springs – Bus Public transport system –

Darwin – Airport Shuttle –
Darwin – Bus Public transport system –

Uluru (Ayers Rock) – Airport shuttle service –
Uluru (Ayers Rock) – Uluru Express Bus service (Includes own tours) –

South Australia

General Information – South Australia

National Parks – South Australia –

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – South Australia

Austour – Lake eyre floods –
Kangaroo island adventure tours –

Magazines and Publications – Notable – South Australia

Attractions and Sights (Selected)- South Australia

Adelaide and surrounds 

Adelaide Hills Region

Barossa Valley Region

Clare Valley Region

Eyre Peninsula Region

Fleurieu Peninsula Region

Flinders Ranges and Outback Region

Kangaroo Island Region

Limestone Coast Region

Murray River, Lakes and Coorong Region

Riverland Region

Yorke Peninsula Region

Local Events (Notable Selected) – South Australia


Adelaide festival – March –
Adelaide Fringe (February/March) – and Garden of Earthly delights –

Local Transportation – South Australia

Adelaide – Airport Express Bus service – JetExpress –
Adelaide – Metro Train, Tram and Bus System –
Adelaide – Public Transport Ticketing system – Metrocard –

Adelaide – Main Train Station – 


General Information – Tasmania

ATN – Tasmania roadmaps –

Hobart Travel centre –
Interactive Tasmania mapping –
Tailored Tasmania –

Tasmanian info centre –

Tasmania Parks and wildlife –

Tasmania tourism – self drive route maps – AND

Tasmanian travelways – publication –

Tasmania Visitors guide -
– Maps –
Tasmap – Free online printable maps –
Tasmap – Paid printed maps –
Tasvacations (Holiday packages) –

Magazines and Publications – Notable – Tasmania

Tasmania Travel guides (Comprehensive travel guides) –

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Tasmania

Tasmanian walking co –

Under down under – Tasmanian tours –

Attractions and Sights (Selected)- Tasmania

Blooming Tasmania – Tasmania’s Garden Attractions –

Southern lights (Aurora Australis) – Multi coloured sky
Maria Island

East Coast Region

Hobart and South Coast Region
Three capes track (Trekking trail) –
Launceston and North East Coast Region
North West Region

West Coast Region

Tasmanian Islands region

Local Events (Notable Selected) – Tasmania



Blooming Tasmania – Garden show –
Dark Mofo (Mid winter festival by MONA – Mid to late June) –

Festival of voices –
MONA FOMA (January) –
Taste of Tasmania (December to January) –

Local Transportation – Tasmania

Tasmania – Launceston and Hobart Airport Bus shuttle service – Red line airporter –
Tasmania – Bus public Transport system –
Tasmania – Public Transport Ticketing system – Green Card –

Devonport  – Ferry Port 

Western Australia

General Information – Western Australia

Drive WA (Western Australian driving guide) –

Magazines and Publications – Notable – Western Australia

Tourist Cards and City/Local Tours (Selected) – Western Australia

Aussie wanderer tours –

Kimberly cruising (Buccaneer archipelago )–
WA parks and wildlife –

Attractions and Sights (Selected)- Western Australia

Perth Suburbs
Mt Hawthorn
Mt Lawley
North perth
Perth CBD
Shenton Park
South Perth
Western Suburbs

Perth & surrounds Region

Other Western Australia

Elizabeth quay – Entertainment precinct
Rottnest Island, Western Australia
Ningaloo Reef WA

North West Region
Coral Coast Region
Outback Region
South West Region

Local Events (Notable Selected) – Western Australia



Fringe World Festival (January) –
Margaret River Gourmet Escape (November) –
Perth Festival – February / March –
Western Australia Wildflowers – September

Local Transportation – Western Australia

Perth – Airport Express Bus shuttle – Perth Airport Connect –
Perth – Public Transport System – Bus, Train and Ferry –
Perth – Public Transport Ticketing system – Smart Rider Card –

Perth – Main Train Station


Links last checked : 21/03/2017

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