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This blog is dedicated to inform and inspire you on all things to do with Australia. Actually we write posts on anything that’s of interest in the South Pacific (our home) DownsideUP was started to inspire you to visit us Down Under.  

Sydney Harbour Bridge
David Mckenzie
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David Mckenzie
Sydney’s best-loved attractions, the Harbour Bridge offers incredible photo ops, adrenalin-fuelled adventures, and plenty of fun. Here's everything you need to know about a true-blue Australian icon.
David Mckenzie
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David Mckenzie

Uluru Australia
Irma Vuckovic
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Irma Vuckovic
Uluru tops the bucket list for many travellers, but how do you get to it and why can't you climb it? Read our guide to Australia's (literal) biggest attraction.
Irma Vuckovic
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Irma Vuckovic

Northern Beachs
David Mckenzie
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David Mckenzie
Whichever way you look at it, Sydney is a beach city. And whether you want to swim, surf, kayak, have a picnic, take a walk, or simply relax, Sydney surely has a particular beach to satisfy your needs. But Sydney is also a huge city, and it does take a bit of planning to figure out where to go. Here's everything you need to know about the best beaches in Sydney:
David Mckenzie
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David Mckenzie

Australian Seasons
Maz
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Marianne Davies
Why might you NOT want to visit Uluru in July? When should you avoid snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef? Our season-by-season guide will help you pick the perfect time to visit your must-see Aussie destinations.
Maz
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Marianne Davies

Blue Mountains Day Tour
David Mckenzie
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David Mckenzie
Want to know the best way to visit Australia's Blue Mountains? Read our ultimate guide to this World Heritage destination, just a stone's throw from Sydney.
David Mckenzie
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David Mckenzie

Family Holiday Sydney
David Mckenzie
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David Mckenzie
Family-friendly Sydney boasts awesome attractions and unforgettable memories for little and big kids alike. Here are some tips for travelling with children in Sydney.
David Mckenzie
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David Mckenzie

Australian Travel Specialist
Maz
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Marianne Davies
First Light Travel have been given the "Aussie Specialist" designation by Tourism Australia. This means you can count on our ultra-knowledgeable Travel Specialists to create a standout Australian holiday, itinerary or vacation for you. Find out how an Aussie Specialist can help you plan your perfect trip Down Under.
Maz
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Marianne Davies

Hunter Valley Wine Tour
David Mckenzie
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David Mckenzie
World-famous wine, pristine wilderness, brilliant activities... we'll show you how to get the most out of your visit to Australia's Hunter Valley.
David Mckenzie
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David Mckenzie

Springtime in beautiful Western Australia
Maz
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Marianne Davies
Spring in Australia lasts from September, through October and into November. With mild temperatures, stunning wildflowers and amazing festivals, here's why you should visit Australia in Spring.
Maz
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Marianne Davies

Australian Winter
Maz
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Marianne Davies

When is Winter in Australia?

Australian winter begins in June and lasts until the end of August. 

Australia's winter is warmer than some Northern Hemisphere countries in summer...
Is Australia cold in winter? It's cooler than summer, but if you're travelling from the Northern Hemisphere, you'll almost certainly find the temperatures much warmer than at home.
 

Maz
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Marianne Davies

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