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barossa valley winery

Discover Barossa Valley – a Wine Lover’s Paradise

The Australians undoubtedly excel in the production of fine wine. So if you’re a true wine connoisseur, a visit to Barossa Valley (Australia’s Wine Country) could be the perfect way to spend a day on your amazing trip down under. (more…)..

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combined tour of australia and new zealand

5 powerful reasons to choose a combined tour to Australia and New Zealand

If you want to experience the very best of Australia and New Zealand but just don’t know which country to visit first, we have the perfect solution….   It’s no surprise to us that you’re finding it hard to pick between Australia and New Zealand, many do. Which is why we’d always recommend a touring holiday that combines the best of both of these fantastic countries. And here are five powerful..

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the ghan rail australia

10 things you didn’t know about The Ghan

The Ghan is a world-famous train, which travels a legendary route through the heart of Australia. The wonderful views are ever changing, made even better by being seen from the comfort of your cabin. Read on to learn more about the Ghan in these 10 fascinating facts about The Ghan: It was one of the biggest feats of engineering in history, costing over £500,000 million in today’s money.   The..

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sydney bridge at dusk

Our top viewpoints for stunning sunsets in Australia

The sunsets in Australia are a truly remarkable sight thanks to the country’s majestic landscapes complementing the falling sun. And with so many stunning sights and landmarks to discover on a tour of Australia, you will be spoilt for choice. In fact, each night you will be able to find a new special spot to witness all of the finest sunsets Australia has to offer. But if you happen to be venturin..

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flying long haul tips

5 ways to make the most of a long haul flight

When you book your tour of Australia or New Zealand, you’ll need to prepare for a long haul flight. It can be a chance to enjoy the inflight entertainment or catch up on some sleep. But if you’re flying long haul for the first time, or haven’t had great experiences previously, we’ve put together five tips to help you make the most of your flight. (more…)..

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Travel essentials you MIGHT NOT have considered for holidays to Australia

When you’re considering what to pack for Australia, some of the most obvious essentials can easily slip your mind. One way to combat arriving down under without something you need is creating a checklist for travelling to Australia. No doubt you’ll be touring the best places in Australia, so you won’t want to waste precious time searching shops for bits and bobs you could have just brought with yo..

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Fireworks over Sydney Opera House

5 of the best annual events to enjoy in Sydney

If you’re venturing down under soon and want to know what’s on in Sydney while you’re there, a great place to start is by researching the best events in Sydney that happen every year. As the largest city in Australia, and possibly the most exciting, Sydney’s events calendar is full to the brim no matter what time of the year you choose to visit. To give you a taste of just some of Sydney’s spectac..

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first time in australia

Our insiders’ top tips for first time visitors to Australia

  Visiting Australia for the first time? With a wealth of things to discover, it’s important you choose a great tour for first timers – one that offers you ultimate Australia experience.   On your first trip to Australia there are a number of cultural quirks that may come in handy knowing whilst on your travels. From the different climates to the coffee, it’s likely that down under will..

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filming in autralia

Six films that made destinations in Australia famous

Stunning landscapes and remarkable city views are commonplace in Australia. So, it’s no surprise that moviemakers from all over the world turn to this magnificent country to be the backdrop in their films.   Whilst you’re touring this amazing country it’s likely you’ll come across many sights that have made it on to the big screen. But so you know what to look out for, below are six famous fi..

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didgeridoo souvenir from ustralia

The best souvenirs to bring back from Australia

When your trip to Australia comes to an end, you’ll be left with many amazing memories. But why not also bring a little piece of Australia back with you in the form of a souvenir or gift? To help inspire your souvenir selection from your trip of a lifetime, here are some of the traditional and quirky treats we brought home from our 'Wonders of Australia' tour. (more…)..

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  • The organisation and communication were first class. The flexibility in travelling to the destination was impressive and the hotels where we stayed  in were all of a good standard. Our Coach was driven by Ken, who was a character and nothing was too much for him.

    Mr & Mrs Hall, Magnificent New Zealand
  • We both enjoyed the Magnificent New Zealand holiday immensely. The Coach Driver/Tour Guide was excellent and the hotels were really comfortable. The holiday was extremely good value and I would recommend it to anyone waning to taste the Antipodean holiday experience.

    Mr & Mrs Kell, Magnificent New Zealand
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