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Travel 'Awesome' Australia - Australia Road Maps
September 29, 2011


Don't Get Lost! Use Maps


Welcome everyone and a special thanks to all new subscribers.

Maps come in all shapes, sizes for different uses like online maps, folded maps and books with many pages of detailed maps and extra info about accommodation and tourism.

I find the online maps like 'Google maps' are great for planning sections of a trip as you can easily get the milage and zoom in for more detail.

I also like the paper maps as you can lay them out on a table and get a better feel for how big Australia is, you soon realise travelling for 1000 kilometres doesn't get you very far on a map of Australia.

Recently I have been adding new pages that list the school holidays, term dates, public holidays, road trips, events and regions for each state and territory. The new pages are listed at the end of this newsletter.

Happy travelling everyone.

Below I have included a new road trip, a free travel resource, budget travel ideas and we visit the Top End and more.

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Road Trip - Dig The Tropic of Capricorn

The 'Dig The Tropics' road trip is a self drive tour from the Outback to the Reef. The drive is along the Tropic of Capricorn from Boulia in Outback Queensland to Rockhampton on the Queensland coast.

Te trip takes you through the Outback to towns like Longreach, Winton then to Barcaldine, Emerald and many more towns and attractions in between.

This website below includes a great description of the route, accommodation and attractions and more local information.

longreach outback australia

Stockmans Hall of Fame - Longreach Outback Queensland

Discount Sightseeing Passes For Attractions and Tours

Every state and territory has hundreds of attractions, things to do, tours that you can visit or do. There are sightseeing passes that allow you to see the attractions etc cheaper when you purchase a sightseeing pass.

The Australia Sightseeing Pass is an example of one, the link is below. There are also similiar sightseeing passes for Melbourne and surrounds, Sydney, Tasmania, Perth and Broome.

Australia Sightseeing Pass

Region - Start of the Top End in NT

Continuing our road trip we are visiting the region of Katherine and the surrounding area. To get to Katherine we travel north up the Stuart Highway from Alice Springs in Central Australia.

On the way to Katherine we travel to Tennant Creek, visit the Devils Marbles and Daley Waters Hotel.

The katherine region includes all these unique and interesting places Katherine Gorge, Cutta Cutta caves, Mataranka and the thermal spring pool, Pine Creek, Litchfield National Park and much more.

For much more information visit the Northern Territory Tourism website.

1000 Great Places to Explore in Australia Book

'1000 Great Places to Explore in Australia 'book has detailed information about each state and territory, top attractions and entertainment, the best places to stay and eat and more!

'1000 Great Places to Explore in Australia' provides readers with great information on the very best places Australia has to offer, from its famous destinations to its best kept secrets!

1000 Great Places to Explore in Australia 1000 Great Places to Explore in Australia

Free postage in Australia.

Free Travel Resources - Free Ipad and Android Map Apps

Many free apps have been created for travellers in Australia and the world. Street Directory have a free mapping tool to download for iphone/ipad and Android mobile/pad.

Recent New Pages on Travel Australia Planning Guide

I havecreated separate pages for each state and territory for the School Holiday dates for 2012, they have all been completed.

Victoria Australia School Holidays

Queensland Australia School Holidays

New South Wales Australia School Holidays

Western Australia School Holidays

South Australia School Holidays

Northern Territory Australia School Holidays

Tasmania Australia School Holidays

ACT and Canberra School Holidays

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Florence Falls in Litchfield National Park NT

If you are planning a holiday and need some more info please use the contact form and send your plans or ideas to me, I will do my best to provide you with the appropriate information.

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Comments? Ideas? Feedback? I'd love to hear from you. Just reply to this Newsletter and tell me what you think!

I will catch up with you soon with the next edition of the Travel 'Awesome' Australia Newsletter in late October.

Cheers and Happy Travelling Amazing Australia
From Tina

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