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
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.
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
is Australia (history)
A-Z (history, attractions, accommodation, eating for over 1400 towns)
Mystery (unusual places)
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.