Snowy Mountains Mini Road Trip: Our Family Trip to Australia’s High Country

Watching the Campfire in the Snowy Mountains

Our children cackled as they hit me in the face with a snowball.  I quickly reciprocated the favour by setting up a rapid fire of snowballs right back at them as they quickly scattered in all directions, with their laughter and screams following behind. During the spring school holidays we went on a mini road … Read more

Canberra Mini Road Trip: Our Family Holiday in Australia’s Capital City

Via from Mt Ainslie over Canberra, with the Australian War Memorial and Parliment House

My ten year old daughter’s eyes filled with sadness as we tried to explain what happened during World War Two, and how so many Australians died during the conflict.  She got it.  At the same time my two younger sons were oblivious and were just enjoying seeing the ships, airplanes and weapons at the Australian … Read more

Why Every Australian Should Visit the Australian War Memorial

Our Guide explaining about the Roll of Honour to Our Son

On the first look it was an amazing display.  Seeing the famous G for George Lancaster bomber aircraft still standing after so many missions and the amazing ambience and audio visual display was great.  On the second look and reflection it was a heart-wrenching display.  Seeing how so many Australians and other nationalities had fought … Read more

Photo Essay: Floriade Night and Day

Photo Essay - Floriade Day and Night

As we turned the corner our spirits lightened upon seeing an amazing display of ever changing lights, music and flowers.  Not just any flowers – these were the largest inflatable flowers we have ever seen!  Our children giggled and pointed at the fairy wonderland before us and danced along with the music as we slowly … Read more

Wrap Up: Australian Whale Watching

Wrap Up - Australian Whale Watching

There are some facets of nature which are simply amazing.  The annual migration of humpback and southern right whales along the Australian South, West and East coastlines is one of those. Australian Whaling History Each year the whales migrate from the cold nutrient rich depths of Antarctica to the Australian coastline to mate and give … Read more

7 Family Friendly Ways to Discover Springtime Canberra

7 Family Friendly Ways to Discover Springtime Canberra

Many visitors to Australia think that Sydney is the capital of Australia, but they are incorrect – in reality it is Canberra!  As a result Canberra is often overlooked as a tourist destination. Canberra is Australia’s 9th largest city with a population of around 380,000 people, with a large proportion of the population working for … Read more

Reader Mailbag: Which Pre-Paid Australian SIM Card Should I Purchase?

Mobile or Cell Phone SIM Cards

If you plan to visit Australia then you are probably planning to purchase a SIM card for your mobile or cell phone when you arrive, right?  You might plan to purchase your SIM card based on price alone, but before you take that step I suggest you stop and do a little more research first. … Read more

Why My Family is Heading to Floriade This Spring (And You Should Too)

Floriade in Canberra, Australia

You can’t visit Canberra in Spring without also visiting Floriade. We previously visited Canberra for a mini family holiday in Spring of 2007 with our two toddlers who were aged 3 and 2 years old at the time.  We had a fabulous time exploring the bright tapestry of flowers at Floriade, and it was hard … Read more