Virtual Tour of Australia

This week I had the privilege of teaming up with Google and G Adventures to host a Google Plus LIVE Hangout On Air all about Australia with my friends Brooke Schoenman and David DiGregorio. For a little more than 40 minutes we chatted about everything Australia from scary spiders and snakes to slang, what to eat, where to go and how to get there. The video was also recorded and you can watch it here:

Here is a brief re-cap of the questions answered in the chat. You will just have to watch to hear the answers ;)
0:00 introduction of Cailin, Brooke and David and their ties to / love of Australia.

2:50 Aside from Sydney, where else should people visit when traveling around Australia?

6:55 What is the best way to travel around Australia? Train? Plane? Bus? RV? Rental Car?

11:55 What are some “staple” Australian foods that people must try when visiting Australia?

16:50 No one in Australia drinks Fosters. What are some good Australian beers and ciders?

19:45 What do you think is the best time of year to visit Australia?

21:35 Is there anywhere in Australia that you don’t think people should visit?

23:00 Aside from seeing the Opera House and climbing the Harbour Bridge in Sydney what else should people see and do?

28:00 What neighbourhoods/ suburbs should people visit outside of downtown Sydney?

31:25 What are your tips for traveling around Sydney and Australia on a budget? What are the cheap ways to travel in Australia?

34:20 How do you protect yourself from deadly snakes and spiders in Australia? Have you ever had any crazy experiences or encounters with big spiders and deadly snakes in Australia?

36:25 What are a few Australian slang words that people might need to understand before they visit Australia?

39:50 Wrapping up questions that were left out and closing notes and thank yous.


All week long (September 29th to October 5th 2013) I will be posting my own virtual tour of Australia on my Google Plus page and in G Adventures Traveling Community on Google Plus. Tune in for great photos and more information all about Australia.

If you still have more questions about Australia or you think there is something we left out please ask in the comments below or reach out to one of us on our social media channels.

Cailin O’Neil @CailinONeil

Brooke Schoenman @BrookeSchoenman

David DiGregorio @DaRoDi

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  • Reply
    flight booking
    December 7, 2013 at 10:29 am

    Thanks so much for sharing. Really a great video. I love Australia so much

  • Reply
    October 22, 2013 at 2:35 am

    Really interesting insight to get, given that I’ve only recently moved to Sydney on a working holiday visa! Thanks!

  • Reply
    Sam @ really .com
    October 3, 2013 at 10:40 am

    really great video thanks so much for sharing!!
    I totally agree with you! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Love Sydney, we were there in September and loved it so much we are headed back in November!

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