Fire up the barbie and buy some lamb chops - Australia Day will soon be upon us! This year it will be 20 years since all Australian states and territories began celebrating Australia Day on January 26th with a public holiday, so Aussies will be going all out in celebrating this beautiful nation of ours.
Part 7 of our Big Things tour of Australia kicks off where we left off in the Queensland town of Richmond where we visited the Riversleigh Fossil Centre and saw a great collection of prehistoric fossils including some big bones.
A family holiday works best when every member of the family is catered for and Dubbo with its world famous Western Plains Zoo, convict history and country hospitality will appeal to all ages and interests.
I’m probably not the only person who wondered what on earth was going to happen with all that expensive infrastructure at Sydney Olympic Park after the 2000 Olympics were over! Well fortunately, it’s far from going to waste and the mini city has become a playground for fitness fanatics, families and kids.
There are country towns and there are country towns – some of them don’t have a lot to offer and some of them are so welcoming and vibrant that you won’t want to leave. Wagga Wagga (or just Wagga as the locals call it) definitely falls into the latter category.
Diving at the Great Barrier Reef would have to be on the bucket list of every scuba diver in Australia, and probably the world, and the Queensland town of Townsville is located within close proximity of some of the Barrier Reef’s most coveted scuba diving locations.