Australia Nutz and Bolts Travel Articles

Out and About – Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
What to see and do in Wollongong.
Introduction – Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Lynn Holmgren takes on Wollongong.
Getting There – Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
How to get yourself there - affordably.
Melbourne, Victoria – July 1999
Coffee shops, garage sales and a trip to the drive
Darwin Travel Facts
The Basics City Name: Darwin Where is it located?: Darwin is located at the top of the Northern Territory, a little west of the center of the country, near the Timor Sea. Why do people go there?: Hot and heavy is the name of the game in Darwin. Quite remote, and small, but still perfect […]
Cairns Travel Facts
The Basics City Name: Cairns Where is it located?: Cairns is located three-quarters of the way up Queensland’s east coast, and in the top fourth of Australia. Why do people go there?: There’s a backpacker party scene that rivals Darwin’s, but, more importantly, Cairns is the gateway to the luscious tropical rainforests of the north […]
Brisbane Travel Facts
The Basics City Name: Brisbane Where is it located?: Brisbane is located halfway up Australia’s east coast, just over the border of New South Wales in Queensland. Why do people go there?: Brisbane is a great stopping point for backpackers making their way up, or down, the coast. The meandering river is worth a ride […]
Adelaide Travel Facts
The Basics City Name: Adelaide Where is it located?: Adelaide it located in South Australia, near the border of Victoria, on the southern coast. Why do people go there?: For a perfectly laid out city with a manageable population and world-class wineries nearby, head to Adelaide. Also near the fantastic Ocean Road, and the start/end […]
Australia Travel Facts
The Basics Country: Australia Where is it?: Oceania, continent between the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean Why do people go here?: Work, play, travel and why don’t independent backpackers head down under? With one of the most extensive backpacker networks in the world outside of western Europe, Australia draws ‘em for the coast, […]
Canberra, ACT – August 1999
Pub and Club Review This month in Canberra I am reviewing bars/pubs and clubs. I will start with my favorites. I am not a disco dancer so you will not find Aqua, Spice Girls, Chumbawumba, etc played at any of these. If you are interested in these, skip this bit and read a bit further […]