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Canberra is the capital city of Australia. With a population of over 345,000, it is Australia’s largest inland city and the eighth-largest city overall. The city is located at the northern end of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), 280 km (170 mi) south-west of Sydney, and 660 km (410 mi) north-east of Melbourne. A resident of Canberra is known as a “Canberran”.
The site of Canberra was selected for the location of the nation’s capital in 1908 as a compromise between rivals Sydney and Melbourne, Australia’s two largest cities. It is unusual among Australian cities, being an entirely planned city. Following an international contest for the city’s design, a blueprint by the Chicago architects Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin was selected and construction commenced in 1913. The Griffins’ plan featured geometric motifs such as circles, hexagons and triangles, and was centred around axes aligned with significant topographical landmarks in the Australian Capital Territory. Read the rest of this entry
The Sky Tower is an observation and telecommunications tower located on the corner of Victoria and Federal Streets in the Auckland CBD, Auckland City, New Zealand. It is 328 metres (1,076 ft) tall, as measured from ground level to the top of the mast, making it the tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere. Due to its shape and height, especially when compared to the next tallest structures, it has become an iconic structure in Auckland’s skyline.
The tower is part of the SKYCITY Auckland casino complex, having been originally built for Harrah’s Entertainment. The tower attracts an average of 1,450 visitors per day (over 500,000 per year) for a variety of reasons.
The upper portion of the tower contains two restaurants and a cafe, including a revolving restaurant which is located 190m from the ground, turning 360 degrees once every hour. Read the rest of this entry
One more interesting places in Sydney, Australia is Bondi beach. It is one of popular beaches in Australia. If you visit to Australia, especially Sidney, you must visit to Bondi beach. The beach is located in the local government area of Waverlay Council, approximately 7 kilometers from the center of Sidney, the capital city of Australia. The beach only has an area of 1 kilometer long, but Bondi beach is very beautiful with fine white sand and azure blue sea. The beach is backed by attractive parkland where you can relax, play games or just walk around. Surfing is the most popular activity at Bondi beach.Besides famous by best spot for surfing, the beach is also popular by its great sandy beach and modern coastal resort. Bondi beach can be reached by bus, you can also get the train to Bondi Junction. The road along the beach crowded with shops which sell beach sport equipments, among the shops tucked cafes and restaurants. Before reaching the beach, visitors have to cross the vast garden and gazebo that common used for picnic.Swimming pool, gymnasium, sauna are several facilities that can be used by visitors. The beach is also has been signed on the list of Australian National Heritage since 2008.”Bondi” or “Boondi” is an Aboriginal word meaning water breaking over rocks or noise of water breaking over rocks.The Australian Museum records that Bondi means place where a flight of nullas took place. Read the rest of this entry
Whitehaven Beach is a definite “must-see” in the Whitsundays. The crystal clear aqua waters and pristine silica sand of Whitehaven stretch over seven kilometres along Whitsunday Island , the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays. It defines nature at its best and provides the greatest sense of relaxation and escape.
As soon as you arrive it’s easy to see why it is the most photographed beach in Australia and has been named “Queensland’s Most Beautiful Beach” by ‘Keep Australia Beautiful’ and Queensland’s Friendliest Beach more than once. cnn.com recently named Whitehaven Beach the ‘world’s top eco-friendly beach 2010’.
At the northern end of Whitehaven Beach is Hill Inlet, a stunning cove where the tide shifts the sand and water to create a beautiful fusion of colours. As the tide shifts, the white silica sand and turquoise shades of the inlet blend seamlessly to create a breathtaking view of swirling Whitsunday colours.
For the best view, journey to the lookout at Tongue Point on Whitsunday Island. Time your lookout experience on low tide to fully experience the beautiful fusion of colours that surface. Read the rest of this entry
Byron Bay is all about the sea. There are few places where the ocean and the sand meet in such pristine conditions. Byron Bay is one of Australia’s most famous destinations. It has been a magnet for people seeking alternative lifestyles since the 60’s. Byron Bay is a beautiful destination for your wedding – imaginative venues and first class suppliers – all situated in this very unique part of the world. Divinity is Byron Bay’s most experienced wedding and event planner – specializing in stylish beach and hinterland ceremonies and receptions. You can try to Kayak with the dolphins or sign up for a workshop in how to channel the dolphins. Things to do are not limited to the young and the restless, or the bold and the beautiful, there are plenty of things to do for the whole family from babies to Nan and Pop. There’s ultralight flights and sea kayaking out with the dolphins. You can take a surfing lesson (you might surprise yourself), parachute out of a plane, horse ride, bike ride, snorkel, scuba dive at our Julian Rocks Marine park reserve, play a round of golf; do yoga, pilates, singing, dancing, acting and much more! Read the rest of this entry
Mission Beach is very laid back, with long deserted beaches and plenty of ocean front accommodation. It is a very popular weekend getaway destination for Cairns and Townsville residents. Mission Beach is a fantastic place to stay! Pristine beaches, dolphins, great restaurants, quiet laid-back atmosphere. Mission Beach is a secluded destination, yet vibrant and exciting. Day trips to Dunk Island offer a magic experience with lots of water activities, such as diving and sailing, secluded beaches, resort pools and scenic bush walks. From here a narrow, 8km long strip of sand, stretches north to connect with Cape Sandwich and Cape Richards. This is backed on the protected western side by extensive mangrove forests. The narrow strip of land between the bay and the ocean is the northern part of Mission Beach. Pacific Beach is in the upper right quarter.
The best time to visit Trinity beach is during Cairn’s green season from January to April, when temperatures are as high 30 degrees Celsius and the environment is in its full tropical bloom. During the dry season from May to December temperatures are normally a notch lower than those during the green season, but the climate is still warm and the sceneries great nevertheless. The tropical summer season extends from November to April, and is known as the ‘Wet’. Tropical downpours are common late afternoons and overnight, sometimes with dramatic lightning displays. Note: This beach has a stinger net during the stinger season. When the stinger net is in place, please only swim inside its protective barriers. It turned out to be a perfect holiday, with good weather, great location and superb accommodation! We made good use of the pool with the temp being around 29 degrees each day. Read the rest of this entry