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8 beaches in Australia you would want to visit

The amazing beaches are one of the best reasons to visit Australia. Offering golden sands bathed in brilliant sunshine, these are the ultimate destinations in which to become a beach bum. But where are the finest beaches to savour in this vast, enigmatic continent? (more…)..

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The best chocolate shops in Melbourne

Chocolate is a soft spot for the vast majority of people, and Melbourne has a particularly fine selection of chocolatiers and cafes. There are endless things to do in Melbourne for first timers, but making time to sample some of the delicious treats deserves to be high up on your list. Below are just a few of the many fantastic chocolate shops in Melbourne that you’ll want to visit on a trip to th..

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The cultural differences between Australia and New Zealand that you should know

It’s all too easy to lump Australia and New Zealand together – they’re in the same part of the world and the people have similar accents (though no self-respecting Aussie or Kiwi will thank you for saying so). But they’re also a world apart, and not just because New Zealand’s temperate climate and verdant landscape bear little resemblance to Australia’s searing heat and awesomely desolate Outback...

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UNESCO World Heritage sites in Australia you simply have to see

Australia is one of the most remarkable places you could ever hope to visit. The only country that’s also a continent, it’s unimaginably vast and packed with wildlife you simply won’t find anywhere else. It’s also home to no fewer than 19 UNESCO World Heritage sites. Here are just a few of our favourites. (more…)..

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Experience 6 alternative Australian foods

There’s no doubting that Australia is a top gourmet destination – producing great food and wine alike. This is one of the many fantastic reasons to take a trip down under, with endless Australian cuisine to try and taste at every stop. As with every country, Australia does have its national favourites that aren’t necessarily gourmet, but are worth a try if you get the opportunity. Part of visiting..

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Bring your dream of swimming with dolphins to life in Australia

Dolphins have always held a unique fascination for us. One of the most intelligent creatures on earth – in fact, some scientists argue the most intelligent, human beings included – they are also one of the most sociable, and for many people swimming alongside them is a lifelong dream. As the experts in Australia, we can make that dream come true. But what are the best locations in Australia to enc..

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25 facts you didn’t know about amazing Australia

If you have been thinking of embarking on the ultimate Australian adventure for an experience of a lifetime then why not learn a little more about this idyllic country before you book your trip? It’s likely you’ve already gathered some information about Australia and the wonders it has to offer however, we’ve put together a list of 25 interesting facts about Australia that you (probably) didn’t al..

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6 experiences to savour in Australia’s sparkling Barossa Valley

With all the other attractions Australia has to offer, chances are you’ve never heard of Barossa Valley. However, given its prominence in Australia’s wine industry, there’s also a good chance you’ve savoured its lovely wines. You’ll find its remarkably picturesque landscape and unique culture – with a distinctive European influence and bags of character – equally appealing. In short, it’s a must w..

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14 Incredible Inventions You Didn’t Know You Had Australia to Thank For

With Australia Day soon upon us, we think it’s time to thank the many Australian inventors who have quite literally changed our world.   We bet you didn’t know that so many of the essential gizmos and gadgets on our list can trace their roots Down Under. The Aussies have always been a creative bunch, with Kimberley Rock Art showing aerodynamic boomerangs being used in paintings created up to..

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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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