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Editor’s Top Finds of 2018: Escaping the Cold Weather!

January 4, 2019

We TrailblazerGirls love being outdoors, but this cold weather has us dreaming of a nice, warm day in the sun. The TrailblazerGirl team wants to share their top 3 picks from the 2018 reviews for ways to escape the cold weather. First, head to the Australian Outback and sign up for the Voyages Field of […]

Kuranda Scenic Railway

May 23, 2018

A historic train journey through the World Heritage rainforest of the Barron Gorge National Park. The Kuranda Scenic Railway is a step back in time with hand-painted locomotives and refurbished, original red-wooden heritage carriages and is an excellent way to travel from Cairns to the village of Kuranda, or vice versa. Opened in 1891, it […]

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

May 22, 2018

What has no mouth and tastes with its feet? A butterfly! And you can see over 2,000 butterflies at the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary! They have the largest butterfly flight aviary and exhibit in the Southern Hemisphere. The warm, tropical climate of the Kuranda rainforest village is just what these exotic creatures thrive in. Enjoy a complementary […]

Birdworld Kuranda

May 21, 2018

An ornithophiles dream! Yes, bird lovers will go wild for Birdworld Kuranda. Their home is the Australian rainforest village of Kuranda Heritage Markets, the perfect setting for this collection of almost 60 native and exotic species of colorful Amazonian macaws, South American conures, cockatoos, lorikeets, Alexandrine Parrots (pictured above), and more. If you are lucky, […]

Kuranda Koala Gardens

May 18, 2018

Who could resist these cuddly creatures! The Kuranda Koala Gardens is one of the few places in the world where you can hold a koala. Yes, we said hold, as in snuggle with one of, if not THE cutest animal in Australia! Located in the village of Kuranda, a picturesque retreat surrounded by World Heritage […]

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

May 17, 2018

The best way to see the oldest continually surviving topical rainforest on earth. The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway smoothly glides you over the canopy of this Wet Tropics World Heritage Area just outside of downtown Cairns, Australia. The 6-person gondolas continuous run the 7.5 km from the Smithfield Terminal, making 2 stops, and ending at Kuranda village. Be […]

Ocean Freedom Upolu Cay Reef & Outer Edge Upolu Reef Tour

May 16, 2018

No trip to Straya is complete without a visit to the Great Barrier Reef! And the best way to see it is to take a boat out and get in the water. Our friends at Cairns Premier Reef and Island Tours have a tour that showcases the beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage site with […]

Voyages Field of Light Star Pass by Camel

May 15, 2018

An all around magical experience! The Australian outback is awash with color; add to that, viewing of the imposing and impressive Uluru and Kata Tjuta atop friendly camels, and finish with a unique, glowing, outdoor art installation, and “magical” is most definitely an understatement! The Field of Light Star Pass by Camel from our friends at […]

Scenic World

May 14, 2018

The best way to see the Blue Mountains! Our friends at Scenic World have created quite the experience in this UNESCO World Heritage listed wilderness area. The Blue Mountains, named for the blue tinge in the air thanks to the evaporating eucalyptus oil from the abundant eucalyptus trees, cover one million hectares (3,861 square miles) of tall […]

Sydney Living Museums

May 11, 2018

Fascinating history, colonial homesteads, London’s Royal Mint, lush gardens, quaint shops, cops and criminals. Just a few of the things you’ll see when you visit the Sydney Living Museums, a collection of 12 diverse museums, historic houses, and gardens. In central Sydney, visit the World Heritage-listed Hyde Park Barracks Museum (pictured above); study the history of […]

Taronga Zoo Sydney

May 10, 2018

The wild side of Sydney! Just a quick 12 minute ferry ride from downtown to across the harbour takes you to an animal paradise. A visit to the Taronga Zoo Sydney promises a day filled with over 4,000 animals from over 350 species, including Australia’s finest from the animal kingdom – koalas, kangaroos, platypus, echidna, […]

Sydney Harbour Hop On Hop Off

May 9, 2018

See Sydney by the sea! Hop on board Captain Cook Cruises’ Hop On Hop Off Sydney Harbour Explorer to enjoy the second largest harbour in the world. The ships are double hull catamaran style and are smooth sailing. They offer 5 ferry routes, up to 80 convenient departures each day, and stops at 12 tourist […]

Blue Mountains – Six Foot Track with Women’s Own Adventure

April 25, 2017

Coming September 15, 2017. Tours specifically designed by women for women traveling alone. The Australian-based Women’s Own Adventure company offers a collection of holidays for single women who want to travel in a small group to amazing destinations. Take the Blue Mountains – Six Foot Track tour, for example, a 3-day adventure filled with dramatic scenery, awe-inspiring […]

Sisterhood Women’s Travel Outback Rock & Rail Adventure

April 20, 2017

Coming August 30, 2017. An Outback adventure to remember! Join Sisterhood Women’s Travel for their 10-day Outback Rock and Rail Adventure. Highlights include: a sunrise tour of Uluru, the sacred and spectacular sandstone monolith; 2-days on The Ghan (originally the Afghan Express, honoring the Afghan camel drivers), Australia’s legendary passenger train that takes you through the heart […]

Great Ocean Road Running Festival

March 28, 2017

Coming May 20, 2017. Known as Australia’s most stunning running festival. The Great Ocean Road Running Festival is a destination race with sun, sand, gorgeous scenery, and colorful kites! There’s a distance for everyone from the 1.5K Kids’ Gallop to the 60K Ultra Marathon. Most of the race distances hug the southernmost coastline, granting panoramic vistas and […]

Sydney Zombie Walk

October 20, 2016

Coming October 29, 2016. Calling all zombies! Head to Australia’s most populous city for the Sydney Zombie Walk, an event that raises both awareness and money for Australia’s Brain Foundation. The Brain Foundation funds research throughout Australia to advance diagnosis, treatment and patient outcomes of neurological disorders, brain disease, and brain injuries. Dress up in your […]

Flinders Ranges Walking Tour by Adventurous Women

September 2, 2016

Coming September 23, 2016. The true Australian outback. Head to the largest mountain range in South Australia for Adventurous Women’s 7-day Flinders Ranges Walking Tour. Highlights include Wilpena Pound, Tanderra Saddle, Mount Remarkable National Park, Spencer Gulf, and Alligator Gorge. On the Heysen Trail and Mawson Trail, be sure to keep an eye out for hundreds […]

Sapphire Coast (NSW) – Light to Light Walk with Women’s Own Adventure

September 1, 2016

Coming November 25, 2016. An Aussie weekend escape! Join Women’s Own Adventure for their Sapphire Coast (NSW) – Light to Light Walk. Graded as an easy to moderate tour, an intimate group of no more than 10 walkers plus a professional, local guide travels the Light to Light Walk which hugs the coastline from historic […]

Field of Light, Uluru

April 7, 2016

Let there be light! Field of Light is an illuminated installation near the famed Uluru in the Australian Outback from artist Bruce Munro. Comprised of 50,000 frosted glass spheres on stems that shimmer and pulse in various colors covering an area equal to four football fields, this solar-powered art installation opened at the beginning of […]

2015 Sussan Women’s Fun Run

November 10, 2015

Coming December 6, 2015. A sea of pink with the 2015 Sussan Women’s Fun Run! This is one of the biggest women-only running events in Australia, and they are celebrating their 30th anniversary supporting Breast Cancer Network Australia. Choose from 5K, 10K, and half marathon courses in the Melbourne suburb of St Kilda. Get your […]

Wanderlust Festival Sunshine Coast

September 29, 2015

Coming October 15, 2015. What a lovely place to practice mindful living…it’s the Wanderlust Festival held on the Sunshine Coast of Australia! The beachfront location of this 4-day event lends itself well to workshops on SUP yoga, surfing, Capobatics (a kind of breakdance and acrobatics exercise), and yoga hike. Expect loads of interesting and inspiring […]

Saffire Freycinet, Australia

September 18, 2015

An amazing Aussie resort. The award winning design of the Saffire Freycinet reflects the surrounding environment in concept and color with its distinctive roofline made from curved Tasmanian wood beams and the elegant suites with views of the Hazards mountains and Great Oyster Bay. An array of one-of-a-kind complementary experiences include The Tasmanian Devil Experience, […]

Tidal Dreamings Spring Island Vibes Retreat for Women

August 27, 2015

Coming October 18, 2015. Surfing in the Land of Down Under! Tidal Dreamings is offering a 5 day surfing and yoga retreat in North Stradbroke Island, the second largest sand island in the world. Located southeast of Queensland’s capital of Brisbane, you’ll have clean uncrowded waves, warm waters, and sandy bottomed beaches, making it an […]

Orpheus, Great Barrier Reef, Australia

July 23, 2015

G’day Mate! Here’s one for the bucket list…the Orpheus, set in heart of the Great Barrier Reef. This hideaway accommodates only 28 guests at a time, and you’ll be in the perfect location to experience the surrounding World Heritage-listed Marine Park that is the world’s largest coral reef system. Described as a beautiful balance between […]