Articles for Australia

Qantas Airlines vs. Justin Bieber

Qantas Airlines vs. Justin Bieber May 12, 2011 | Australia, Celebrity Travel, Sydney, Travel News | Read More
Poor Justin Bieber can’t catch a break. He’s mocked endlessly, targeted in parodies, and now being scolded by flight attendants. Alright, it’s totally his fault. While flying from Sydney to Melbourne with Qantas Airlines, Bieber reportedly left his seat as the plane was about to take off. He...

Fake Booze Alert: Knockoff Aussie Wines Found in China

Fake Booze Alert: Knockoff Aussie Wines Found in China September 2, 2010 | Australia, China, Travel News | Read More
Emanuel Skorpos runs a small winery in South Australia’s Flinders Ranges.  When he heard from Hong Kong’s Wine Protection Group that counterfeit versions of his wine and other Australian wines were being sold in China, he jetted off to investigate.  Sure enough, Skorpos found knockoff versions...

Australian Eco-Vineyard Fights New Brewery

Australian Eco-Vineyard Fights New Brewery May 17, 2010 | Australia, Eco-Travel, Travel News | Read More
Cullen Wines of Margaret River, Western Australia is run by Vanya Cullen, daughter of the founder and a pioneer of environmental awareness and biodynamic viticulture in Australia.  Cullen Wines is fighting a proposed new brewery just north of their vineyards because of concerns that yeast cells from...

Lou Reed Takes Sydney Opera House To The Dogs

Lou Reed Takes Sydney Opera House To The Dogs May 14, 2010 | Sydney, Travel News | Read More
Lou Reed has recently been touring with music inspired by his 1975 concept album “Metal Machine Music,” which combined the complete absence of melody and vocals with unending feedback.  Where could the former Velvet Underground member possibly go from there? On June 5, he’ll be in...

GPS-Trusting Tourists Rescued From Australian Forest

GPS-Trusting Tourists Rescued From Australian Forest May 7, 2010 | Australia, Travel News | Read More
“A TIP for tourists: if your GPS system leads you into a forest, forces you to unlock gates and move rocks blocking the road, chances are something is amiss.”  Thus begins the Courier Mail story of three South Korean tourists whose trust in their Ford Falcon’s GPS got them stuck...

Tourism Australia Decides Not To Sue Parody Site

Tourism Australia Decides Not To Sue Parody Site April 2, 2010 | Australia, Travel News | Read More
Tourism Australia was reportedly considering legal action against a website that was posting parodies of ads from the new “There’s Nothing Like Australia” campaign.  After launching an unsuccessful attempt to find the mastermind satirizing the ad campaign they spent over $100 million...

Sydney Mancation, Darlinghurst-Style

Sydney Mancation, Darlinghurst-Style September 29, 2009 | Sydney | Read More
My mates are coming down to Sydney, and they want to holiday like men… well, what is that men do in Sydney? Truth is, they do all kinds of things. A lot of them sit at home scratching their bums. Others do nuclear physics just for kicks. Or they watch sport. Rugby League is the city’s football...

Photo Friday: Beach Read

Photo Friday: Beach Read June 26, 2009 | Photo Friday, Sydney | Read More
In which NileGuide destination was this photo taken? Here’s a hint: this place is named for him but enjoyed by both… UPDATE 6/29: The photo was taken in Sydney at Manly Beach. Consisting of three sections, Queenscliff, North Steyne and South Steyne, Manly Beach is popular with both tourists...

Photo Friday: Late Night Cityscape

Photo Friday: Late Night Cityscape February 27, 2009 | Australia, Photo Friday | Read More
Another photo that could be anywhere! In what NileGuide destination was this shot taken? UPDATE 3/2: The photo was taken in Melbourne, the second most populous city in Australia, and depicts the downtown cityscape along the Yarra River. (See more Photo Friday fun here) Photo courtesy of adselwood