What better way to kick off the Australian winter, than with an Australian winter travel essentials list! My beautiful home country is known for its intense summer months, where there can easily be stretches of days, being over 40 degrees celsius. But what most people don’t realise, is that Australian winters can be intense in a whole different way. This all depends on where in Australia you are, of course. But generally, all over the country can get pretty cold during winter. Australia’s winter months are June, July and August. Here are the average winter temperatures for all major cities across Australia: MELBOURNE Average high temperature – 14°C (57°F) Average low temperature – 6°C (42°F) Note: Melbourne is known for…

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I’m a born and bred Australian. I grew up in South Australia, moved to the desert (Alice Springs) for 8 months, and have seen a fair bit of the rest of the country – not as much as I would like, not yet anyway! So I like to think I know what I’m talking about when it comes to this beautiful country of mine. I see so many people saying that they want to visit Australia. Some don’t know where to start, some don’t even know that we don’t actually ride kangaroos to work. There’s a lot of things to see and do in Australia, you definitely won’t be bored. I’ve always wanted to road trip around the country, but never…

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Up until October last year, I had spent 24 years of my life living in a somewhat big city. Adelaide, Australia was my home – it still is my home! There isn’t really a whole lot to do if you’re someone who enjoys theme parks and adventurous days out; but it’s comfortable, familiar and will always be the city I’m proud to call home. Towards the end of last year, my partner was offered a temporary Assistant Manager job in Alice Springs. Here is a map of Australia, if you’re unsure where Alice Springs is. If you look at the very centre of my beautiful country, there’s a little red dot. That’s Alice Springs. We are now smack bang in the centre of…

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Happy Australia Day my fellow Aussie readers! Whatever it is that you have planned for the day, I hope it involves lots of alcohol (legal Aussies, of course) and lots of celebrations! If you’re unsure what Australia Day is all about, you can check out some info here. But essentially, January 26th of each year, is the National Day of Australia. Aussies from all over the country get drunk, have BBQ’s and celebrate the birth of Australia! This year, I’m spending Australia Day in Alice Springs. Right in the centre of the country surrounded by snakes and the burning desert heat. It doesn’t get more Australian than that. So what is there to love about Australia? What makes it such…

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