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Five reasons to visit Adelaide, the lively capital of South Australia

Did you know Adelaide is an Australian state capital? You’d be forgiven if you didn’t, after all it is smaller and not as well-known as the likes of Sydney or Melbourne. Don’t let that fool you, though, as Adelaide is an exciting city, plus an up-and-coming tourist destination on the coast of South Australia. It’s one of Australia’s best cities to visit, offering something for everyone, whether yo..

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A guide to the seasons in Australia and what you can expect when you visit

When you’re in the process of planning a holiday to Australia, there are lots of things to think about. After all, you are going half way around the world. Something you may have overlooked, however, is the weather. Being in the southern hemisphere, the seasons in Australia are the opposite to ours here in the UK, and so while we are in the middle of winter, it will be the summer months in Austral..

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Escape to these Great Barrier Reef islands for an unforgettable marine adventure

The Great Barrier Reef: As a world-famous natural wonder, it’s an absolute must-visit while on holiday in Australia. Underneath the blue waters you’ll find coral gardens teeming with colourful fish and a whole host of marine life calling the area home. There are plenty of day activities in the Great Barrier Reef, from snorkelling to qualified dives, offering the ultimate underwater adventures. (mo..

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Alice Springs is a hidden treasure. Here are three amazing ways to see it

At the very heart of Australia, Alice Springs is the third-largest town in the Northern Territory. The traditional home of the native Arrernte Aboriginals, it is today a thriving settlement of 24,000 people, straddling the (usually dry) Todd River and set amid the Red Centre of Australia, with its endless unspoiled and unearthly landscapes. (more…)..

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Four of the best Australian cities to visit

Australia is a truly incredible place to visit, with stunning sites, scenery and attractions at every turn. There are so many fantastic cities dotted across this vast country, each offering something very unique. We've decided to put together a roundup of just four of the best cities in Australia which you can add to your bucket list for your next trip. While many of Australia’s famous attractions..

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Stunning locations you can discover on The Ghan railway

When heading down under you'll want to make sure that you see all of the spectacular scenery that this fantastic country has to offer, and there is no better way than on an unforgettable train journey. The Ghan rail tour in Australia follows an epic stretch of railway that connects the north and south taking you through scenic towns, mountains, rivers, farmland and of course, the pure Australian o..

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Discover the magnificent landscape of Glenorchy in New Zealand

You may never have heard of New Zealand’s hidden treasure Glenorchy, but if you’ve watched the Lord of the Rings films then you will certainly have seen it. One of the most spectacular and otherworldly landscapes on earth, Glenorchy was the perfect setting for Middle Earth, including Isengard, Amon Hen, Lothlorien Forest, the Misty Mountains and Ithilien. (more…)..

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10 fascinating facts about Bangkok

Bangkok is just one of the incredible cities that you can spend a 2-night stopover on your inbound or return flight when heading on a tour with Distant Journeys. It's no surprise that this bustling city has become increasingly popular over the years, with so many things to do in Bangkok you really will be spoilt for sights to see, foods to sample and streets to wander.   (more…)..

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Five must try traditional Australian foods

When jetting across the world on a trip down under, spending time sampling and tasting foods is an excellent part of the experience. Today, many Australian restaurants display multicultural menus for a modern-day palate, offering visitors foods from all across the globe. Australia however has a unique culinary history and has plenty of traditional foods that are certainly worth a try when heading..

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Sydney: a city of exceptional culture

Sydney is one of the planet’s most cosmopolitan cities: an incredible melting pot of cultures and influences. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it’s home to some of the most remarkable cultural attractions in the Southern Hemisphere – if not the entire world. Here are just a few of the reasons culture vultures should take a flight Down Under.   (more…)..

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