Travel Tips

This website has been created by Australians for Australians - though people from other countries are more than welcome to come along for the ride. The tips we share are drawn from our experiences after many years of travel and cover everything from staying safe while travelling, finding out-of-the-way gems to visit that are off the regular tourist routes, and making the most of both your travel time and your travel dollar. Many of our travel tips are on our sister websites, so please don't be alarmed if a link takes you away from this site.

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Visit Tasmania For Free

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You can reach Tasmania from either Melbourne or Sydney without losing any daylight time travelling, and at a cost that can often be cheaper than staying in Sydney and Melbourne. The secret is to take the night train from Sydney and the overnight ferry from Melbourne to Devonport and use the accommodation money you saved to pay for your travel.



Europe's Scenic Rail Journeys

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European train travel is all about efficiency, comfort and punctuality. But more often than not it is also about the experience: gazing out the window at Alpine glaciers or crossing famous rivers while savouring gourmet cuisine or enjoying the company of friends. These are some of Europe's most scenic railway journeys.



Britain: By Rail Or By Car?

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The average Australian tends to drive everywhere because in Australia that is the most logical and economical way to get around. But when it comes to travelling around Britain, it's a whole new ball game and rail travel is a very realistic and viable alternative. However, it's easy to get ripped off unless you know how to work the system.

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Only In Australia

Stories, facts and myths that could only happen in Australia.

The first time the Union Jack was flown in Australia, it was flown upside down, and in order to fire a 6 gun salute to it, they had to borrow gunpowder from the French because the English forgot to bring their own.

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Australia's most memorable train heist was the Great Ghan Robbery, which happened in May of 1935 on the Ghan train, in the outback of South Australia. Back in the 1930s they didn't use armoured cars or security guards to transport money between banks - they just stuffed an envelope full of gold bullion, scribbled 'Bank of NSW' on the front and took it down to the local railway station.

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