Australia

Sydney's Chinese Friendship Gardens

Chinese Friendship Garden in Sydney

If you’re looking for a green space in the city and one of Sydney’s best gardens you can’t go past the Chinese Friendship Gardens.  This gorgeous space offers an oasis of calm nestled between the bustle of Sydney’s Chinatown and the ever expanding Darling Harbour…

Toowoomba Street Art - Drapl

Toowoomba’s annual street art festival

A highlight in the May calendar for fans of outdoor art is Firstcoat, the Toowoomba street art festival.  First Coat is an initiative where local and international artists are invited to revive a city wall with colour, drama and creativity.  Legal walls are volunteered by local business…

The Taronga Zoo in Sydneys celebrates 100 years in 2016

Taronga Zoo Sydney

Sydney’s Taronga Zoo is located high on a hill on the north side of Sydney Harbour just a 12 minute ferry ride from the city. Not only is it an excellent wildlife park but the views of the city and its iconic opera house and bridge are fantastic.

5 top ideas for a short break in Australia on the next long weekend - Noosa

Aussie long weekend getaways off the beaten path

At 2 Aussie Travellers we take every opportunity to get away and enjoy the great outdoors.  With the Queen’s Birthday holiday coming up in early June (for most states in Australia), it’s the perfect time to escape the daily grind and explore the road less…

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First Aid kit for Australian Travellers

We’ve always carried a first aid kit in the car but since we’ve been in Australia we’ve found we’ve dug into it more often. Have you thought about adding one to your travel kit or refreshing the expired items recently?

Australian rural roads

Safe driving tips for outback Australia

This huge country needs exploring. Which means leaving the cities and coastal strip and heading into the heartland. Driving in remote, outback and rural areas is a little different to what the majority of Australians and international visitors do on a day to day basis so here is what you need to know to drive safely in Australia.

Brisbanes old government house

Queenslands Old Government House

I’ve walked past Old Government house on the banks of the Brisbane River many times but I finally made the time to stop and take a look inside.  Well to be totally honest I desperately wanted a cuppa while taking a shortcut through the university and…

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve

This week I wanted to introduce you to the Mary Cairncross scenic reserve in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.  Maleny isn’t a big detour for the main highway and a visit to this park is an option even if you’re only passing through or visiting the area for the…

Review of Madame Wu Brisbane Review 7.7

A review of Madame Wu in Brisbane

We recently headed into Brisbane CBD with good friends for a relaxed weekend lunch.  The area along the river is packed with restaurants of all styles and price points and on a sunny day, which lets be honest is most days in Queensland, it really is…

Tinchi Tamba Wetlands

A walk through Tinchi Tamba Wetlands

The Tinchi Tamba wetlands, a name meaning ‘mangroves and ibis’ in the local Aboriginal dialect, was our destination for the day.  Only a half hour drive north of Brisbane it’s an easily accessible park covering 380 hectares on the banks of the Pine River. The Day…

The Brisbane Good Food and Wine show - Cooking demo with Adam Liaw

Brisbane Good Food and Wine Show

The Brisbane Good Food and Wine Show is on again from the 26th – 28th October 2018.  If you’re thinking of heading along or wondering what to expect here’s our guide to get you underway. One of the highlights of travelling, at least in our…