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Gardens in Melbourne – a hidden paradise of tranquility!

An Australia tour wouldn't be complete without visiting Melbourne. This magnificent, vibrant city offers so much more than your standard city break. There are many amazing things to visit in Melbourne, but the exquisite garden greenery hidden amongst the city’s busy streets and towering buildings make for a delightful sight, giving you the tranquility and peace rarely found within a city. To make..

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Top things to do your first time in Melbourne

Visiting Melbourne for the first time? Then we’re here to help you make the most of your stay! We’re often asked about what to do in Melbourne, and the good news is, no matter what your interests, there really is something for everyone in this great city. (more…)..

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A colour picture of a chocolate molten fondant dessert.

Fine-dining dessert restaurant set to open in Melbourne

2015 Masterchef contestant, Reynold Poernomo, will be joined by his two brothers Ronald and Arnold, to open a new, fine-dining dessert restaurant, located in the heart of Melbourne’s billion dollar Kensington Street Development. The restaurant is set to incorporate Asian-inspired flavours alongside some of Reynold’s favourite home-made desserts. Expect to try some of Reynold’s signature dishes too..

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A colour picture of food including fish, carrots, bread, pasta and chicken.

Melbourne is a haven for culinary travellers.

Melbourne is a destination full of international chefs providing authentic Australian dishes alongside some of the best European delicacies. For culinary travellers Melbourne offers one of the most unique dining experiences in the world. (more…)..

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Melbourne celebrates its 180th birthday with a week of festivities

Join Melbourne in celebrating its 180th birthday

Melbourne is currently celebrating its 180th birthday with a week long string of events celebrating their incredible city. (more…)..

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Hugh Jackman new musical tour can be seen when on one of Distant Journeys Australia holidays

Hugh Jackman returns to Australia for musical tour

Actor Hugh Jackman has announced a new tour of the Australian stages, starring in the all-singing, all-dancing Broadway to Oz. Starting in Melbourne on the 24th November, the tour will also head to Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Jackman has described the tour as a true bucket list moment, and the show has been in his head and heart for over ten years. (more…)..

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Melbourne skyline, which can be visited on Distant Journeys tours to Australia and New Zealand

Melbourne retains title for world’s most liveable city

For the fifth year in a row, Melbourne has been named as the world’s most liveable city, narrowly beating the Austrian capital Vienna to the top spot. The city has topped the Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual global liveability ranking, pipping Vienna to the post by 0.1 point. Melbourne had an overall score of 97.5, which was just 2 and a half points short of perfection! (more…)..

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Performance at a previous Melbourne Festival – visit on our Australia and New Zealand tours

Diverse line-up revealed for the 2015 Melbourne Festival

The line-up for the world famous Melbourne Festival has been revealed, and promises a smorgasbord of the world’s best artistic and cultural performances, all brought to venues across Melbourne. (more…)..

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Olympic colours & fireworks on the Sydney Harbour bridge, which can be seen on our Australia tours

Australia contemplates bid to host Olympic Games for third time

Australia is said to be considering launching another bid to host the Olympic Games, earmarking the 2028 Games, even though the two biggest cities will more than likely not be involved. Australia has hosted the Olympics twice before, once in Melbourne in 1956 and in Sydney in 2000, but these two cities are unlikely to figure in plans again. (more…)..

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Meet the little penguins on Distant Journeys’ tours of Australia

Wildlife Profiles: the Little Penguin

Native only to the southern coast of Australia and New Zealand, little penguins, also known as fairy penguins in Australia, are just one of the many fascinating creatures you can get up close to as part of Distant Journeys’ tours of Australia. Before you meet these cuddly and adorable birds in person, we’ve put together a short fact file to help you get to know and learn more about the little peng..

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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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