Australian Tourism
[ Issue 7 ]

Australian Tourism hold(s) a lot of interest for Emily Bronto

Bikwil is pleased to present Australian Tourism

Australian Tourism

Tony Rogers devotes the Web Line column for Issue 7 to a handful of Australian Tourism sites.

If there's one information area that the Internet lends itself to admirably it's that of travel and tourism

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If there's one information area that the Internet lends itself to admirably it's that of travel and tourism. This issue we'll take a quick dekko at three Australian tourism sites, and perhaps in later issues investigate further afield.

While not exclusively a travel site, About Australia is quite a respectable place for information on tourism in Australia. Arranged logically by state, it tries to give adequate data on each city or town covered, but I should stress that not every town or locality is yet present, since the site is still growing.

So far coverage for Western Australia, for example, consists of a general description of the state, followed by tourist information on Perth, Albany, Broome, Bunbury, Carnarvon, Derby, Fremantle, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Mandurah, Margaret River, Monkey Mia, Pemberton and Rottnest Island.

A particularly satisfying site is Fairfax Walkabout. At present, only Queensland and the NT have been completed, but coverage of these seems very full, with many photos. Its subsections are:

This is Australia (history)
Travellers Tips
Books & Maps
Australian A-Z (history, attractions, accommodation, eating for over 1400 towns)
Magical Mystery (unusual places)
Travellers Tales (your chance to praise your favourite destinations).

NSW readers may be reassured to know that the NRMA has its own Internet site. Last time I dropped in, apart from some featured "deals of the month", the emphasis was on the Great Ocean Road, Western Australia's Southwest, Thredbo in Summer, the Blue Mountains, the Holiday Coast and the Hunter Valley. You can also browse a list of a dozen localities.

For those readers dedicated to the abolition of the automobile, railway travel will be addressed in Bikwil in due course.

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