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Family Travel: Best spots in Australia when going with kids

There are a lot of nice travel destinations for families in Australia. There are just some spots though that tops the list when it comes to having traveling with your kids along. See our list below and know which Australia destinations are a must:

Port Arthur in Tasmania

If you’re kids complain about boring history classes in school, you might be able to change that view when you bring them to Port Arthur. The port was once a convic settlement during the 18th through the 19th century. It is among the top heritage sites in the Land Down Under where kids can learn about the exciting parts of the country’s history.

Whitsunday Islands in Queensland

This island boasts of a number of beautiful beaches but there’s more to Whitsunday than sand and waters. The sceneries here are among the best in Australia. You can go sailing between the islands, go snorkeling to checkout the coral reefs, or go whale watching. The list goes on for activities kids will really enjoy.
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Wolgan Valley

Just a few hops from Sydney is this natural reserve called Wolgan Valley. It is also nearby two famous national parks. So you can actually make a stop over to see the lush greens and wildlife.

Parsley Bay

When in Sydney, you will surely not miss the Opera House. Once you are done there, you can head to lesser known sites like the Parsley Bay. It is perfect for the youngsters with its shallow waters and isolated beach. You can go to this corner of Sydney on a day trip and getting a ride will never be a problem since it is just near some bus stops. Do not forget the picnic baskets!

Best destinations for stargazing

Man has been fascinated with the heavenly bodies since time in memorial. We have used it to study about our place in the universe, made stories about them, or just ogle at the sky’s pure beauty. If you are one of those who love looking up the sky and tracing the stars and their formation, we lined up the best destinations that you might want to visit in your life time:

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Find your way to the Atacama Desert and see how clean and dry air plus the high altitude does to night sky viewing. The conditions are almost always perfect to enjoy the stars in this corner of the globe. It is not very easy to get to the highest located desert in the planet but the rewards are great.

There are public tours offered by the Cerro Mammalluca observatory. You can also book a room at Hotel Elqui Domos where there are seven domes dedicated to seeing the stunning night sky.

Hawaii

The islands of Hawaii are another ideal destination for stargazers. The best spot will be at the Mauna Kea, a volcano in the Big Island where Keck Observatory is. At 9,000 feet, you feel like you can reach for the stars and connect dots following the shapes of mythology.

United States

The southwestern regions of the United States also offer a haven for those who want to enjoy the stars and the planets. Some of the best spots include the Sonoran Desert and the Kitt Peak Observatory just near Tucson

You also have other options like the Griffith Observatory (Los Angeles); McDonald Observatory (Texas); Lowell Observatory (Arizona); and the Natural Bridges National Monument (Utah).

New Zealand and Australia

New Zealand has a number of good observatories like the Auckland Stardome and the Mount John Observatory.

In Australia, you can enjoy the stars under the scopes of the Sydney Observatory. If you want to escape the city lights, head to the Uluru and join astronomers in appreciating the skies of the southern hemisphere.

Top 3 New Years Destinations: Sydney

sydneyNow, it might surprise you to know that watching the ball drop down under is a big deal, but it is indeed. Sydney, Australia is actually a very exciting place to spend New Years Eve.

In fact, it is considered the very first city in the entire world to ring in the New Year. It is thus no wonder that they do it in such a big way. Their dazzling display of fireworks is thought to be the biggest one in the whole world and it does not end until a quarter after midnight.

The party does not stop there, though. You can find various big time celebrations rocking out until dawn, at least.

And the best vantage point for those fireworks? Well, anywhere on the Sydney Harbour Bridge will do, but your best bet is to be in a boat right in the harbor.

Things To Explore In Perth Australia!

australiaSo let’s talk about traveling – we all know that traveling and taking a vacation is something that is very, very important to many people.  After all, you definitely want to make sure that you see the world before you leave it right?  I know that I do!  That is one of the main reasons why I traveled to Perth Australia recently and I have to tell you that it is absolutely beautiful!  Not only are there a ton of different things to see, but just breathing in the air is absolutely incredible.

Whether you want to see the Caversham Wildlife Park or you are looking to explore the Aquarium of Western Australia, Perth Australia is definitely one of those places that you should see before you die.  The scenery is absolutely breathtaking and I have to say that the kangaroos are a plenty!

People – check out Perth Australia, it is the best!

If you are looking for a great place to stay, Gatwick hotel with parking is near you! Or try your luck at cheap hotels in bristol.

Weddings in Australia

wedding sydney australiaAustralia is quickly moving up the list as one of the most preferred places to hold a destination wedding. In fact Sydney has been named six years running as the world’s best travel location. Australia’s spectacular ocean views coupled with the majestic open space provide an intriguing and appealing setting to many who live abroad. Tour operators are offering full all-inclusive packages, while if booked at the right time, airlines are offering major discounts to fly to Australia.

Legal requirements to have a wedding in Australia are few but one must take care to ensure the necessary documentation is in place.

  • The documents may not be signed and dated during the one month and one day prior to the wedding. They may, however, be dated for as long as eighteen months in advance of the wedding.
  • Australia requires a “Notice Of Intended Marriage Form” to be completed in your own handwriting. Copies in the form of faxes, emails and the like will not be accepted. The actual original in handwriting is required. The form is easy to obtain from any Australian Consulate in the world or from the wedding planner in Australia who will organize your wedding on your behalf.
  • Once the form is completed, those couples already in Australia may have it witnessed by an authorized party from a list of many. If outside of Australia, a Notary Public will be fine.
  • Copies of the couple’s birth certificates will be needed.
  • Copies of both persons’ passports.
  • If either of the parties are divorced or widowed, copies of the relevant documents will be required. For example, divorce certificate and/or death certificate.
  • No blood tests and residency requirements are necessary.
  • Once married, a Certified copy of your Marriage Certificate will be issued upon application.

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