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Should You Hold a Koala Bear in Australia?

In Australia, Queensland by Katelyn4 Comments

Next to the kangaroo, koala bears are probably the most recognized animal in Australia. They are cute, furry little animals that spend most of their days sleeping in trees. I mean, how cute is the little guy above?! There are plenty of souvenirs that you can bring home from Australia, but the most iconic seem to be a picture of …

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Top 10 Things to Do in Alice Springs, Australia

In Australia, Northern Territory by Katelyn2 Comments

People often come to Alice Springs as a starting point to their Uluru trip and then quickly leave just as fast as they came. That’s a big mistake. Alice Springs has lots to offer travelers regarding history, food, and activities. Alice Springs is one of Australia’s most popular Outback towns. With deep pioneer roots, this historic red center town is …

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Hostel Review: Alice Springs YHA – Alice Springs, Australia

In Australia, Hostel Reviews, Northern Territory by Katelyn0 Comments

Alice Springs, Australia is the launchpad to Uluru and Kings Canyon. While most people tend to leave Alice Springs just as quickly as they came, Alice Springs is a “bonanza of a town” (Side note: If you’re heading to Alice, I highly recommend reading Nevil Shute’s A Town Like Alice). Alice Springs, often just shorten to Alice, offers a variety …

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The Best of Anglesea: Surf, Splash, & Play

In Australia, Victoria by Katelyn0 Comments

The Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s most iconic and scenic coastal drives. Running 243 kilometers (151 miles) from Torquay to Allansford, the highway is home to the famed 12 Apostles, wild koala bears, lighthouses, waterfalls, and kilometer upon kilometer of sandy beaches perfect for swimming and surfing. Anglesea, a small surf town nestled on the banks of the …

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Photo Essay: The Incredible Biodiversity of Kakadu National Park

In Australia, Northern Territory by Katelyn0 Comments

Situated at the top end of the Northern Territory, Kakadu National Park is Australia’s largest national park covering close to 20,000 square kilometers. Made famous in the 1986 Crocodile Dundee movie, Kakadu National Park became a national park in 1979. Kakadu National Park is a special place for many people. More than half the land belongs to the Aboriginal people, and you …