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6 animals you can spot on Kangaroo Island

Part of the appeal of visiting Australia is getting the chance to see some truly extraordinary wildlife in their natural habitats that we would never get the chance to see in the UK. With one of Distant Journeys’ Australian tours, you’ll have several opportunities to meet the diverse array of wildlife that call Australia their home, with Kangaroo Island being just one of the places you’ll be lucky..

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Cool rooftop bars in Sydney to get the best views

Sydney is arguably the most exciting city in the Southern Hemisphere and certainly the most cosmopolitan. According to the 2011 census, more than 250 different languages are spoken here and more than a third of the population was born overseas, making Sydney a unique melting pot of different cultures and traditions. The city is as famous for its distinctive skyline – particularly the iconic Sydney..

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Discover Fraser Island with these 7 things to do

Fraser Island is one of the most remarkable destinations on earth. In fact, it’s the only place in the world where tall rainforests grow on sand dunes, and it’s home to 72 different colours of sand – mostly vivid reds and yellows. 76 miles long and nearly 14 miles wide, it’s the largest sand island on the planet and a World Heritage Site in its own right, placing it on an equal footing with more f..

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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. If you are visiting Melbourne for the first time, make sure to visit some fabulous restaurants and experience the unforgettable culinary delights that this city h..

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9 facts you may not have known about Cairns

Situated in Tropical North Queensland, Cairns is a beautiful city that shouldn’t be missed on a trip down under. Perfectly located near to both the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, this is a stop with plenty of natural wonders that are bound to take your breath away. You'll want to make the most of your time in Cairns as this is a city with unforgettable experiences at every turn. (..

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4 beautiful buildings to visit in Melbourne

One of the many reasons that tours in Melbourne are so popular is because of the splendour of its buildings, many of which tell a story about the heritage of one of Victoria’s largest cities. When heading to Australia, this excellent tour will give you plenty of time to explore all that the city has to offer, including Melbourne’s iconic buildings.  With so many fantastic things to do in Melbourne..

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7 best food experiences in Australia – our top picks

Australia – the only country that’s also a continent – isn’t just one of the most amazing, magical and otherworldly places on earth. It’s also a top foodie destination that can offer gastronomes some unique experiences. So when you’re enjoying an unforgettable tour of Australia, here’s what you should be eating – and where. (more…)..

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5 of the best spots to enjoy a picnic in and around Sydney

One of the great ways that you can appreciate Sydney and all its beauty is with a relaxing picnic in one of the many parks and nature spots. With stunning scenery and beautiful weather, settling down for a picnic in this bustling city should surely be on any visitor’s bucket list. We’ve picked just five of the best picnic places in and around Sydney so that when you decide to go to Australia you’l..

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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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