Souvenir Hunting in Melbourne

While going around to souvenir shops in Melbourne is sure to help you find something funny and oh so Australian for a reasonable price, the best souvenirs are the ones that you have searched for and found in unique places. Souvenirs are meant to be special and reflect your own personal travel experiences so that you can always look at them and remember back to the fun day you had when you found them. If you are visiting Melbourne for a short time, then the following are some of the more unique places you might find some fun and very Australian souvenirs.


There are so many markets going on in and around Melbourne on a daily basis, so you are bound to find something unique to remind you of your journey. Some people even join a Melbourne tour that takes them market hopping to all the best ones around the city. Some of the most popular markets include the Docklands Sunday Market, the Arts Centre Sunday Market, the Rose St. Artists’ Market, Hawthorn Craft Market, Queen Victoria Market, Williamstown Craft Market, Southside Handmade & Vintage Market and the St. Kilda Twilight Market.

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Researching Your Next Australian Holiday

Millions of people from all over the world visit Australia every year, but with a land as large and diverse as this, it can be hard to know where to go and what to do upon arrival. That is why researching your holiday prior to your visit is such a great idea, as you can get straight into your holiday the moment you arrive. If you are heading to the land down under for your next holiday, then here are some tips for researching and making a proper plan for when you get there.

Start Researching Early

When researching for a holiday to a country as vast as Australia, the most important thing to do is start early. There are so many fantastic destinations to choose from, heaps of ways to get around, and an endless amount of tours that are waiting to show you all the best spots. Do you want to take a wine tour in the Hunter Valley, or a tour in Kakadu National Park to see crocodiles? Do you want beaches, or are you more intrigued by the Red Centre? Hiking or surfing? Camping or luxury resort? There are so many questions you need to ask yourself before you can get into the really detailed research, and the earlier you start, the more likely you are to see everything you want during your visit.

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Tips for Travelling from a Cold to Hot Climate

When leaving a cold climate, it can be quite confronting and overwhelming when you breathe in and experience the heat that greets you at your next destination. Depending on the place in Australia that they land and the season in which they arrive, it is quite common for international visitors from cold climates to be surprised and take time to adjust to the Australian heat.

There are a number of actions you can take to help you make the most of your travels in hot climates, while being healthy and comfortable.

1:  Stay hydrated on your Australian tour

First and foremost, it is essential that you stay well hydrated when travelling in countries with hot climates. As you partake in all of the exciting adventures and activities that will make up a memorable holiday in Australia (perhaps you will take a Melbourne tour, sail around Sydney Harbour, visit some of Queensland’s stunning beaches and go wine tasting in South Australia), be sure to have plenty of water with you. While it may be readily available wherever you are, carrying your own water ensures you are not left thirsty and at risk of dehydration. As well as carrying water, ensure that you sip often — not feeling thirsty is one of the first signs of dehydration.

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Dealing with the Sun on Australian Holidays

Internationally, Australia is synonymous with sunshine and beautiful weather and this often figures prominently in why people choose Australia as a holiday destination. The opportunity to travel and bask in the Australian sun is something that many look forward to, but it is often the case that visitors overlook just how important it is to be sun smart and take care in the sun while holidaying in Australia.

“I’m taking a Melbourne tour. Isn’t the weather mild there?”

Whether you are travelling to sunny Queensland or cooler Tasmania, it is vital to understand how to protect your skin from the sun and counteract the physical effects of sun exposure. Even if you are enjoying a Melbourne tour on an apparently cloudy day or experiencing a Great Ocean Road tour on a sunny but not-so-warm day, you may still suffer sunburn or other effects of the sun.

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