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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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9 unmissable free attractions in Auckland

Auckland isn’t just New Zealand’s largest city – it’s also the most diverse, the most multicultural and the most interesting. There’s so much to see and do that you’ll feel spoiled for choice – but if your budget is starting to feel stretched or you simply fancy a change, here are a few cost-free ideas to take you off the beaten track.  (more…)..

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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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8 Cape Town restaurants the locals really love

Cape Town may have been in the news recently for its water shortages, but this amazing, vibrant city is as far from a culinary desert as you can imagine. In fact, it’s home to some of the most celebrated restaurants on the continent, making it a remarkable gastronomic as well as cultural destination during your tour of South Africa. Here are just a few of the cool places where the locals love to h..

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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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Auckland sky tower at night New Zealand

10 things you need to do on your first visit to New Zealand

A lot of people imagine that New Zealand is little more than a mini-Australia, forever in the shadow of its larger and more widely visited neighbour. Big mistake. New Zealand is a fascinating travel experience in its own right, with a unique atmosphere and some stunning scenery. Here’s what you need to know if you’re going there for the first time. (more…)..

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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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Sydney Opera House, evening

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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