Ah, the wild outback of Australia. The world's smallest continent, Australia has a torrid history of criminals and prisoners surviving in an unforgiving land populated by Aboriginal natives. Australia is considered very economically stable and English is the primary language for both Australia and New Zealand.

Discovered in 1770 by James Cook, Australia became a land for British criminals sentenced for serious crimes. For years, it was a land of outlaws and gold miners. Now, Australia and New Zealand are thriving countries with strong economies and successful governments.

After hosting the 2000 Summer Olympics, Sydney, Australia was thrown into the international spotlight and has become a very popular destination. The Sydney Opera House is one of the most recognizable buildings in the world. Though the flight to Australia or New Zealand is lengthy, it is easy to travel on a budget by doing a little research in your favorite web directory and locals are very friendly and willing to help you at every turn.

New Zealand is a progressive country best known for its relative isolation. This seclusion has taught New Zealanders to be self-sufficient and hardy. Eco-tourism is prevalent and the natural treasures of the North Island vary greatly from the more wild and raw South Island.

When we talk about Australia, we think of its main attractions: kangoroos, koalas and not least, The Great Barrier Reef or The Sydney Opera House. These are only a few of the beauties Australia has to offer to its visitors. But Australia wasn`t always like this, before the Europeans discovered it back in the 18th century, as said before Australia was inhabited by the Aborigines that lived there for thousands of years.

Australia is known for having more climates, therefore if you are in love with the desert or you just want to cross the tropical rain forests and feel the adrenaline, Australia is the right place to go. Besides this, here are known to live hundreds of animals that belong to endangered species and it is a delight to see them in their natural habitat or in reservations. A trip to Australia can be the perfect gift for the loved one if he or she is fond of sightseeing or discovering nature in its wildest form, seeing live the kangaroos and the others marsupials they`ve only seen on TV before.

All in all, jasminedirectory.com can be a great place if you are looking for more information about Australia such as climate or fauna. In addition to this, web directories that are dealing with Regions & Travel usually offer links to some of the most known international travel agencies, so they make traveler`s job easier. All you have to do is to browse through Australia subcategory instead of searching for hours over the Internet.

The best way to get around New Zealand is either on a bicycle or with a rental car. Though the capital city of Auckland has much to offer any visitor, some of New Zealand's biggest delights are further afield and require a set of wheels.

Australia is the world's largest island and is comparable in size to the United States. The best way to travel if you plan on seeing both coasts would be via regional airlines that offer affordable and frequent flights between major cities.

There are 14 Australia web directory related resources in this category!

  • Gagudju Dreaming
    An Indigenous owned business which operates various tours from cruises to nature walks to cultural tours in Australia.
    http://www.gagudju-dreaming.com

  • See Hunter Valley
    A website dedicated to provide information, tips and resources related to users struggling to find accommodation in Hunter Valley, Australia.
    http://www.seehuntervalley.com.au/

  • Aol Travel.
    Provides information with regard to questions about seasons, climates and gift shop hours in Australia.
    http://travel.aol.com/articles/tips-for-traveling-around-australia

  • Aspen Parks
    Helps it's users to locate holiday destinations in South Australia, Western Australia, New South Wales and Victoria. It is a property fund established to invest in accommodation park and holiday industry.
    http://www.aspenparks.com.au

  • Australia
    Includes at least six videos on unique things to see and do in Australia.
    http://www.australia.com/

  • Bootsnall
    Provides useful guide information for overland travel in Australia and New Zealand.
    http://www.bootsnall.com/rtw/overland-transportation-in-australia-and-new-zealand.html

  • Experience Extraordinary Westernaustralia.com
    Offers travel information to Perth, the Coral Coast and all the other great areas of Western Australia.
    http://www.textbroker.com/a/openorder-write-submit.php?hdl_id=4764997

  • In the Hot Spot
    This is a website about travel, writing, Australia, living overseas and family life. From serious to sublime via seriously silly, it's spontaneous and it's here.
    http://inthehotspot.wordpress.com/

  • Kimberley Klub
    Providing budget backpackers and YHA accommodation in Broome near Cable Beach Western Australia.
    http://www.kimberleyklub.com

  • Lonely Planet
    Provides information about the eight major Australian cities.
    http://www.lonelyplanet.com/australia

  • Nomadic Matt
    Shows the general costs of the various aspects of traveling inside Australia.
    http://www.nomadicmatt.com/travel-guides/australia-travel-tips/

  • Travel.State.Gov
    Helps with an informative and safety minded approach to planning an Australian vacation.
    http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_954.html

  • Tripadvisor
    Includes a travel list of the top 20 areas to explore in Australia.
    http://www.tripadvisor.com/GoListDetail-i5317-Traveling_Down_Under_in_Australia.html

  • Wikitravel
    Provides useful information in regards to planning a trip to Australia.
    http://www.wikitravel.org/en/Australia