Aussie beaches can’t compete with this. The beach at Zlatni rat (Golden Horn or Golden Cape), Bol, Brac island, Dalmatia.
This island is now cheaper than ever. Shangri La's Hambantota Resort in Sri Lanka.
Picture: Supplied THIS once untouched island is fast becoming one of the hottest destinations for Aussie travellers. And this news is bound to put Sri Lanka on the top of your must-see list. Explore the magical ancient city uncovered beneath a Turkish city. If you were to have a dig in your backyard what would you find?
It probably wouldn't be as amazing as the discovery a man in Turkey made in 1963 when he dug around in his basement and found a hidden ancient city. Derinkuyu was most likely built in the Byzantine era, 780 to 1180 AD, although some say it could actually have been built as early as the 8th century BC. The underground city was built in response to invaders coming to the Cappadocia region of Turkey, so inhabitants could disappear underground to avoid the threat. The city extends 18-storeys below the earth's surface and includes stables, kitchens, churches and tombs – all formed in the soft volcanic rock that the region rests on. Bioluminescence Tasmania: Spotted at Preservation Bay. The scene has been likened to an underwater version of the Northern Lights.
Picture: Brett Chatwin LOCAL photographers have captured incredible scenes at a remote beach in Tasmania where the water has turned electric blue. Photographer Brett Chatwin uploaded pictures of the spectacular bioluminescence at Preservation Bay in Tasmania. The entirely natural phenomenon is down to phytoplankton known as Noctiluca scintillans, or “sea sparkle” which thrives in calm, warm sea conditions. Six of the best: Undiscovered China destinations. One of the least known of China's sacred Buddhist mountains lies deep in southwest Sichuan Province.
Spend two or three overnights in monasteries to hike the trails through a scroll painting come to life: mountain scenery, ancient temples, humpback bridges and pine forest. On the sunny summit you can throw your shadow across the cloudbanks below. Nearby Leshan, a colourful market town, features a colossal eighth-century Buddha 71 metres high, carved out of a cliff beside the MinRiver. One Island, Three Generations - YourSingapore AU. Cool Running It’s perhaps more famous for its casino and sky bar, but Marina Bay Sands is also packed with attractions to please the old and young (I’ve entertained both here myself).
My first stop is always the ArtScience Museum. Host to an impressive range of international exhibitions, its art-meets-science brief guarantees some history for the older folks, and lots of buttons, lights and action for the kids. One tip: choose Family Friday, when kids under 12 are free. Ten Places You Won't Believe Are In Victoria. Top 10 waterfalls on the Gold Coast. Gareth | Visual Storyteller The Gold Coast is so commonly known for its sun, sand and surf – and for good reason.
But the enchanting hinterland and the waterfalls within are often overlooked… For those who want to explore the Gold Coast beyond its iconic beaches, here’s my list of the top 10 waterfalls. 1. Lip Falls This waterfall is one of Beechmont’s greatest not-so-secret secrets. 2. Killarney Glen can be found further downstream from Lip Falls, just off Beechmont Road, between Beechmont and Canungra. 3. This popular waterfall is found in the gorgeous Mount Tamborine area. Montville, QLD, has the best accommodation in Australia: Trivago. A view of a house in Montville, Queensland.
IT’S A TINY town that few outside of Queensland have heard of — and yet it’s been named the destination with the best online reputation for accommodation in Australia. Montville in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, a charming historic town located 90km north of Brisbane, topped the list with its accommodation providers rated at an average of 88.78, according to hotel search site Trivago’s 2015 reputation ranking. Conflict Islands, PNG: P&O cruises to sail to ‘rare, untouched marvel’ The Conflict Islands are lesser explored.
IT’S billed as a “rare, untouched marvel” and it’s set to become the newest travel hotspot for Aussies. The Conflict Islands is a remote group of 21 pristine, uninhabited islands in an atoll spanning 375 hectares in the Coral Sea, in south east Papua New Guinea. Is Jervis Bay Australia’s most underrated paradise? Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Located three hours south of Sydney, Jervis Bay is a global for holiday goers who are drawn to the beaches and National Parks.
Noah's Ark Found: Why Keep Us In The Dark? Has Noah’s Ark been found? 11 places to see before it’s too late. Looting, old age and over-farming are threatening the existence of the Great Wall of China. Photo: ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images. Source: Getty Images IT’S hard to believe but there are some great places on Earth that will one day be gone forever. The Philippines is a paradise home to more than 7000 islands. Wow, just wow. Picture: Ren Juo Source: Flickr. Drippler - Make Your Smartphone Awesome. China’s best-kept secrets unlocked.