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How Many Countries Can You Visit on New Year’s Eve?

The end of December is fast approaching and the year 2018 will be with us before we know it. If you’re the type to party the night away, there is an abundance of celebrations waiting for you all over the globe over the48-hour period that makes New Year’s Eve.   Let’s assume you were a billionaire. (Feels good, doesn’t it?) Now let’s give you a private jet. (Get you!) It would be good to note,..

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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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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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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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5 must-see stops on the Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is one of the world’s most incredible highways, winding for hundreds of kilometres along the coast of Victoria next to the breath-taking Southern Ocean. Taking a drive with views of magnificent cliffs, rolling national parks, historic ports, spectacular mountains, and beautiful beaches is must-do for all visitors down under. With so many spectacular sights to see, take a look..

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The best Great Barrier Reef activities you can enjoy in just a day

One of the world’s most popular attractions is Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. All year round, tourists flock to the city of Cairns to experience this magical wonder. However, many often ask if it’s possible to enjoy most of the Great Barrier Reef in a day. So, let us reassure you by saying you can – some Great Barrier Reef day tours give you the option to do it all, so there’s no need to worry ab..

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8 experiences not to be missed in Uluru (Ayers Rock)

A trip to Australia isn’t complete without a visit to Uluru and its surrounding area. This incredible location gives you the ultimate outback experience with its unique wildlife and red rock landscapes creating a mysterious and intriguing backdrop. Ayers Rock is brimming with authentic attractions, allowing visitors to really immerse themselves in the beauty of the Australian outback, and we have..

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    Mr & Mrs Payne, West Yorkshire

    Mr & Mrs Payne, Wonders of Australia
  • ‘Great holiday, we had the freedom to do our own thing when it suited as well as a range of excursions when we needed them. The Ghan train and the Great Barrier Reef experiences were first class’ Mr & Mrs Parry, Cheshire

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