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The top animal and wildlife islands in the world

Cute, cuddly and a little wild. Ray Mears that is, not the animals he meets on his latest adventures in the Australian Wilderness. In his latest show (hitting our screens this October) Ray visits Kangaroo Island, and there’s no prizes for guessing what he finds there. This got us thinking: what other islands are named after their resident wildlife? If you love adventure, animals and travelling, th..

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What does Australia do best?

Located on the other side of the word, it is no surprise that you’d expect Australia to be very different than life back home. But what is it about the land down under that makes it so tempting? We’ve put together a list of what this exciting country is known to do really well, so take a look and make sure you know what not to miss in Australia on your next trip…   (more…)..

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Ten great facts about cuddly koalas

Australia is known across the world for its abundance of interesting and sometimes deadly wildlife. Luckily this vast country is also home to a much friendlier looking creature…the koala. Native to Eastern Australia this fascinating animal is one of the best parts of Australia's wildlife. Take a look at our top 10 facts about koalas that you might not know… (more…)..

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Melbourne’s Coffee culture – Tips on finding a great cup!

Voted as one of the top coffee cities in the world, Melbourne has taken the morning caffeine booster and made it an all-day drink for everyone to enjoy. Now considered the coffee capital of Australia, plenty of people are visiting this wonderful city simply to have a taste and experience what Melbourne does best. When visiting melbourne for the first time, having a taste of the Aussie’s favourite..

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5 activities for a thrill-seeking trip to New Zealand

If you enjoy an adrenaline rush then there is no doubt that a trip to New Zealand will have plenty to offer you. With a range of extreme adventures in New Zealand on land, water and even up in the skies, you surely won’t be disappointed. So, depending on how brave you’re feeling, why not take a peak at our top 5 adventure activities in New Zealand, and make sure to try them out when heading on a 2..

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What makes the outback the outback?

When heading on a trip down under, it’s highly likely that a stop in the Australian outback will be top of your to do list. One of the main reasons that people decide to travel to Australia is to see for themselves the diverse landscapes and stunning nature found across this vast continent, including that of the outback. But do you actually know what makes a place part of the incredible Australian..

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The Franz Josef Glacier: Facts and Figures

Situated in the spectacular Southern Alps, The Franz Josef Glacier in New Zealand is a breath-taking site of natural beauty. New Zealand is known across the globe for its magnificent scenery and dramatic landscape and the glaciers of New Zealand are a prime example. Take a look below at our fascinating facts about the glacier and we can guarantee you’ll want to take a tour visiting the Franz Josef..

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6 reasons to visit Victoria Falls – The World’s largest waterfall

When heading on an African adventure there will certainly be an endless list of places on your bucket list and Victoria Falls is definitely one you will want to cross off. The world’s largest waterfall which straddles the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe is deservingly one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Take a look at our 6 reasons below to makes sure you know why to visit Victoria Falls..

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Hop aboard New Zealand’s most scenic rail journey – The TranzAlpine Express

When deciding on our top ten unmissable attractions in New Zealand the TranzAlpine rail journey easily made the list. But in order to give you a true taste of just how fantastic an adventure onboard will be, we thought we’d need to tell you a little more about it…   On a guided tour of New Zealand, there’s a lot of travelling required for you to discover all the country’s highlights and hidde..

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5 of the best places to shop in Melbourne

Whether you’re looking for the perfect outfit or souvenirs to take home to your family and friends, a shopping day can be a perfect addition to a trip. As one of Australia’s largest cities, Melbourne is full of shopping quarters, each with something different to offer. If it’s your first time in Melbourne then exploring the markets, shopping centres and bustling streets can be excellent way to get..

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