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Dubai Autodrome


The Dubai Autodrome is the region’s first fully integrated motorsports facility. The complex, a part of the Union Properties Motorcity development, not only includes an FIA sanctioned 5.39km circuit, which offers six different configurations, but also incorporates a Race & Driving school and a CIK approved Karting track. Officially inaugurated in October 2004 when it … Continue reading

Wollongong: Grand Pacific Drive


Similar to Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, NSW now has a picturesque driving route of its own, called Grand Pacific Drive and it is something to be seen. Despite being a response to a falling rock problem in the northern part of the coastal city of Wollongong, the NSW government have turned a bridge into a … Continue reading

Bourke, NSW


Bourke is a town and Local Government Area in the north of New South Wales, Australia. The town is located approximately 800 kilometres north-west of Sydney, on the south bank of the Darling River. At the 2006 census, Bourke had a population of 2,145, of whom 815 or 33% identified as Indigenous Australians. The site … Continue reading

Jiading Confucius Temple in Shanghai


Jiading is an ancient town located in Jiading District, about 20 kilometres northwest of Shanghai. On the southside of Jiading, in South Street, is the famous Confucius Temple, known locally as Jiading Kongmiao. It is one of the biggest and best preserved temples in Eastern China. It also serves as the Jiading Museum, and provides … Continue reading

Dubai Beaches


Dubai has a number of excellent beaches and beach parks. Dubai’s main beaches run along Jumeirah Road. In truth, it is one long beach divided up by hotels and private clubs, interspaced by a few public access beaches. The Jumeirah beaches have soft white sand that slip into the shallow warm turquoise waters of the … Continue reading

Diamond Head Hawaii


Diamond Head is the most famous volcanic crater in the world. It is located on the South-east Coast of O’ahu, at the end of Waikiki, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It was originally named Laeahi by the ancient Hawaiians. The name meant “brow of the tuna” and looking at the silhouette of the crater from Waikiki, … Continue reading

Canberra Parliament House


The most striking and readily recognisable feature of Canberra is Parliament House. Parliament House replaced Old Parliament House, and was officially opened on 9th May 1988 by Queen Elizabeth II. Much of Parliament House is buried beneath Capital Hill. Though security has tightened since the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US, Parliament House is still … Continue reading

Dynamic Tower Dubai


The Dynamic Tower in Dubai is the first Building in Motion to be constructed in the world, and it will herald a new era of architecture and become a symbol of Dubai, the city of the future. The developer is Rotating Tower Dubai Development Limited of Dynamic Group. Created by revolutionary architect Dr David Fisher, … Continue reading

Hatta Village (Heritage Village) Dubai


The Hatta Village, or Dubai Heritage Village, is constructed around an old settlement and is a recreation of a traditional style mountain village set in an oasis. The Dubai Heritage Village helps you discover the old world charm of barasti or palm leaves and mud houses. There’s a large central fort and tower which overlooks … Continue reading

Old Bastakiya District Dubai


The old Bastakiya district, in Dubai, UAE, is a step back in time to the days before electricity and air-conditioning, where traditional courtyard houses were cooled by wind towers. It gives a glimpse of the way Dubai used to be. Old Dubai was famous for its wind towers that lined the Creek on both sides, … Continue reading

Camel Racing In Dubai


The former president of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed, endorsed camel racing and provides financial support for citizens who are caretakers of camels. Camel races take place on an annual basis, mostly during the late October to early April racing season and periodically throughout the year. The races generally take place on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays … Continue reading

World Islands Dubai


The World Islands of Dubai is a man-made archipelago of 300 islands constructed in the shape of a world map and located 4 kilometres off the coast of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Like the Palm Islands, also in Dubai, they are built mainly using sand dredged from the sea. All the artificial island projects are … Continue reading

Palm Islands Dubai


The Palm Islands, also referred to as The Palm Dubai and The Palms, are the world’s three largest man-made islands, which are being built on the coast of the emirate of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The project is being handled by Al Nakheel Properties (Nakheel Corporation), which will increase Dubai’s shoreline by … Continue reading

Seattle Space Needle


The Space Needle was built for the 1962 World’s Fair, yet even today, it is still the number tourist attraction in all Seattle. The old fairgrounds surrounding the Space Needle house numerous attractions that in themselves attract a lot of tourists. The Space Needle “complex” where the old fairground was (now called the Seattle Centre) … Continue reading

Goulburn Waterworks Museum


Goulburn Waterworks became operational in January 1886, to provide a reticulated water supply to the growing City of Goulburn. Before 1886 the residents of Goulburn would have collected water in tanks or wells, or purchased supplies from a carter. The demand of the growing city resulted in the Rivers and Harbours Board installing a waterworks … Continue reading

Goulburn Overview


Goulburn today is a world renowned fine wool area, symbolised in the city by a three story high concrete castrated sheep, but it also has a secret in it’s grand old buildings and magnificent cathedrals, which look like they were transported stone by stone from Britain. But Goulburn also holds the secrets of the settling … Continue reading

City Of Goulburn


Welcome to the first article on the Travel Australia website. This is a collection of stories about the history and sites the great country Australia. First up is my home town, the City of Goulburn, Australia’s First Inland City. Goulburn is rich in history, and has many sites to see. For the photographer and artist, … Continue reading

Java Indonesia Pawon Temple


The Pawon is one of three exactly aligned Buddhist Temples, located in Central Java, and each a mile apart. The exact religious relationship between the three is known to exist, but is a long-forgotten mystery. The Pawon is located exactly central between the Borobudur, one mile north-east, and the Mendut, one mile south-west. There is … Continue reading

Java Indonesia Mendut Temple


The Mendut is one of three exactly aligned Buddhist Temples, located in Central Java, and each a mile apart. The exact religious relationship between the three is known to exist, but is a long-forgotten mystery. Mendut is a ninth century Buddhist temple, located in Mendut village. It is located about two miles northeast from Borobudur. … Continue reading

Waikiki Hawaii USA Honolulu Tavern Karaoke


It was just about a year ago, we were sitting at my favourite bar in the whole wide world, the Honolulu Tavern, in Waikiki. Since there’s karaoke there every night, we decided to have a YouTube party, and this is the result (with apologies to Creedence Clearwater). It was October 16th 2007, to be exact. … Continue reading

Oahu Hawaii Swimming With Dolphins


Sometimes, there isn’t need to write a lot, so I’ll just post a video of myself and my friends at Sea Life Park in Honolulu. Here, we went swimming with dolphins, sea lions, stingrays, sharks, turtles and lots and lots of fishes. Other Feature Articles about Hawaii: Honolulu USA – Pearl Harbor Diamond Head Hawaii … Continue reading

Canberra Australia Parliamentary Triangle


The Canberra Parliamentary Triangle is formed by Commonwealth, Kings and Constitution Avenues. The buildings within the triangle are deliberately located for visual effect. Many are of national importance, and these are popular tourist attractions. The apices (extremes) of the almost perfect equilateral triangle represent the three most important aspects of Canberra. They are: Parliament House … Continue reading

Fucking Austria


British tourists have left the residents of one charming Austrian village effing and blinding by constantly stealing the signs for their oddly named village. While British visitors are finding it hilarious, the residents of Fucking are failing to see the funny side. Only one kind of criminal ever stalks the sleepy 32 house village near … Continue reading

Shanghai China Nights


While there is much to see in Shanghai, these night time shots of the city’s lights, including from helicopter, rooftops and restricted locations, are particularly spectacular. Shanghai has grown from a small fishing and textiles town, to become one of the largest cities on Earth, with a population of over 20 million people. This important … Continue reading

Rockhampton, Queensland Australia


Rockhampton is the unofficial capital of Central Queensland, and proudly declares itself the ‘Beef Cattle Capital of Australia’. Yet it is also a proudly independent city, and, since the 1860’s, has had a strong secessionist movement thriving in the city. It is located 638 km north of Brisbane, 8 metres above sea-level and just a … Continue reading

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