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13 Examples of Australian Slang You May Not Have Heard

Though the UK and Australia are close cousins, each country still has its own unique slang and vocabulary which not only sets it apart from the other but also causes confusion between tourists and natives. So if you are wanting some tips for your first time in Australia, having a peek at some Australian expressions is an excellent place to start. (more…)..

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Take a tour around Uluru that you’ll never forget

Along with Sydney Opera House, Uluru/Ayers Rock is probably the most iconic image of Australia. This breathtaking sandstone rock formation stands 1,142 feet high, with a circumference of almost six miles, and famously appears to change colour at different times of day – glowing an eerie red at dawn and sunset. (more…)..

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4 great attractions to explore in and around Cairns

Situated on the coastline of beautiful tropical Queensland, Cairns is one of Australia’s most exciting cities with plenty of great experiences to enjoy and beautiful landscapes to feast your eyes upon. You'll certainly want to ensure you make the most of Cairns as both in the city and its surrounding areas are sights and even natural wonders that really can't be seen anywhere else on earth. Below..

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Mix it up with the best bars in Sydney

After a busy day exploring Sydney, a relaxing evening complete with a cool beverage is a wonderful way to wind down. But how would you like to relax in a fabulous Australian bar, promising glamourous themes, authentic cocktails and spectacular views, all in the heart of Australia’s most popular city? Well, when heading on an escorted group tour of Australia you'll have plenty of opportunities to d..

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The legend of the Franz Josef Glacier formation

When heading on a tour to New Zealand from the UK, you will have the opportunity to feast your eyes upon the Franz Josef Glacier, a beautiful and breath-taking sight that is a must-stop for every visitor. Still to this day a Maori legend is told to explain the formation, a terribly tragic story of a young woman’s love and heartbreak that led to her becoming the creator of the Franz Josef Glacier...

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Three of the best hot air balloon experiences in Australia

Australia – the only country that’s also a continent – is one of the most remarkable places on earth. It’s not just the incredible contrast in landscapes, from stunning tropical beaches to verdant rainforest to the supremely desolate Outback, but the sheer unrivalled scale that makes it the ultimate travel destination. And how better to survey these lofty landscapes than from a hot air balloon, dr..

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Top 4 sights to see in New Zealand’s South Island

When heading to New Zealand you can guarantee that you'll feast your eyes upon sights like never before. With such beautiful landscapes at every turn you won't be short of stops to make on a trip to this fantastic destination. There is a great deal of difference between the North and South islands in New Zealand, both offering up such unique sites and experiences. For stunning landscapes however,..

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Species of Kangaroo you can find whilst touring Australia

One of the main reasons people dream of visiting Australia is to see the wildlife, which is like no other country on the planet – with its kangaroos being one of the main draws. So before you head on an escorted holiday to Australia, why not make sure you are all clued up on the three main types of kangaroo in Australia. Read on to find out more about these fascinating creatures… (more…)..

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7 Wetlands in Australia for nature lovers!

Wetlands are a crucial part of Australia’s unique ecosystem. They protect the country’s stunning shores from waves, reduce the impact of floods, absorb pollution and enhance water quality. Equally important, they provide a habitat for countless exotic animals and plants, supporting an incredible diversity of life that can be found nowhere else. Australia has 66 wetlands of International importance..

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The Awhitu Peninsula – One of New Zealand’s Best Kept Secrets!

When flying across the world to explore New Zealand, you'll want to make sure you see all the big sights on offer – but what about New Zealand's hidden gems? Well we think that the Awhitu Peninsula is certainly one of them and is a fantastic choice when deciding what to do on an Auckland Freedom Day.   (more…)..

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