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5 places to explore near Alice Springs

There are many beautiful and exciting destinations to discover in the Northern Territory, apart from Uluru. Here’s a list of five places to explore near Alice Springs, Australia’s spiritual heart.
The sky above Alice Springs
A spectacular bird’s eye view awaits as you float gently over the West MacDonnell Ranges at sunrise in a hot hair balloon. This unique experience sees you wake early and drift across the red desert landscape and historic cattle stations. Keep an eye out for wildlife, such as kangaroos, roaming around below.
Rainbow Valley
The Rainbow Valley’s famous sandstone cliffs are covered with different coloured rocks. […]

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6 unmissable museums in Queensland

Queensland is home to several great museums, which are not to be missed. Here are some of the best to include in your next Queensland holiday.
Qantas Founders Museum, Longreach
Explore the history of Qantas, right from its humble beginnings. This museum uses interpretive displays, interactive exhibits and replica aircraft to educate visitors about the founding of the iconic Australian airline company. The museum allows you to see the things you’d never see as a passenger on a Qantas jet. Extra tours allow you to live every child’s dream by sitting in the pilot’s chair and learning about the buttons […]

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5 great animal encounters in Victoria

Everybody loves animal tours, whether you’re spotting tiny, adorable penguins or gentle giants, such as giraffes. Victoria is home to both, and so many more animals you might never see in the wild. Here are five of the most exciting places to go for animal encounters in Victoria.
Phillip Island Penguin Parade
The penguin parade is one of Australia’s most popular tourist attractions. Seeing so many fairy penguins return from the sea at sunset and waddle up the beach to their borrows in the sand dunes is simply adorable. You can observe them from a viewing platform, or if you’re […]

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5 great historic New South Wales pubs

New South Wales is home to so many pubs that you’ll probably never get the chance to visit them all. Add these five historic New South Wales pubs to your bucket list of great old pubs to visit for an awesome night out with your mates.
The Lord Nelson, Sydney
Established in 1841, The Lord Nelson is one of the country’s oldest brewery pubs. This is the place to go for decent ale. Choose from an incredible selection which is brewed on premises, including several 100 percent natural award winning Mainstay ales.
The Newport Arms, Sydney
The Newport Arms […]

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The hills are alive – five great ways to holiday in the Adelaide Hills in South Australia


LOOKING for somewhere to sweep your loved one of his or her feet? Then head for the Hills. Adelaide Hills, to be precise, just a 20-minute drive from Adelaide’s CBD in South Australia.
It’s a land of the long lunch, with nature’s eye candy at every turn, delicious locally grown food and wine, and accommodation to match the country’s best when it comes to small luxury.
Here are five ways to enjoy your time in this little gem of a region tucked away in South Australia.
No.1: Sticky Rice Villas and Cooking School.
Now here’s a place you can […]

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Difference between Car Sharing and renting a car

What is Car Sharing?
Car Sharing only started to become popular in recent years in the United States and Europe. Now, it’s growing in Australia. It’s a similar concept to renting a car, but there are differences. Car Sharing can occur through casual sharing via a website, but there are also professional Car Sharing companies, which organise everything for you.
How does Car Sharing work?
Car Sharing is charged by the hour, including insurance and fuel. Free mileage is capped, with per kilometre charges for extra travel. Share cars are also distributed around cities, close to where people […]

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Swimming with whales sharks and dolphins in Western Australia

Western Australia is an Aussie holiday destination with thousands of great outdoor activities to explore, including two fantastic ocean adventures.

Swimming with whale sharks at Ningaloo Reef

Where: Off the coast of Exmouth, roughly 1200km north of Perth, WA
Ningaloo Reef is home to an abundance of fascinating sea life and colourful coral, with plenty of snorkel and dive tours to choose from. Between April and July thousands of whale sharks descend upon these tropical waters, enabling visitors to come face to face with these fascinating creatures. They are the world’s largest living fish with mouths are […]

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Four great experiences in Australia for road-trippers

Learn to water ski with a world champ
Where: Echuca Moama, 215km north of Melbourne
IF anyone tells you Brett Sands can walk on water, you had better believe it. This triple world champion and two-time world record holder, who has lived on the mighty Murray most of his life, first put on water skiis when he was just three years old so you’ll be learning from the best. Brett Sands Watersports in Echuca-Moama offers lessons in waterskiing, wakeboarding, barefooting and kneeboarding. Take part in anything from hourly lessons to multiple day packages on the calm waters of the […]

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Three ways to enjoy adventure travel in Australia

Skydive in the best ‘drop zones’
Where: Toogoolawah, 120km north west of Brisbane
THE blue skies in Toogoolawah aren’t just “famous for fun”, but are also skydiving central. People travel to this small town from all corners of the globe to take a leap of faith up to 14,000 feet in the air. There are about 5000 people taking their first tandem jump with Ramblers (pictured, courtesy of www.ramblers.com.au) each year. “People have been known to come for a day and stay for months, or years … some have never left since 15 years ago,” sky dive instructor Susie McEvoy […]

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5 dreamy Australian accommodation choices for winter

As the colder weather sets in, who wouldn’t be looking for some dreamy accommodation choices to escape to? After browsing through Beautiful Accommodation, we’ve found 5 winter hideaways perfect for a weekend away.

The Buckland – Luxury Retreat, VIC (pictured)

Tucked away in the beautiful Buckland Valley, The Buckland Luxury Retreat offers romantic 180 degree High Country views, including views across the majestic Mt Buffalo. Only 15 minutes from Bright, this area transforms into a colourful visual of red and orange at the beginning of autumn, and in winter it turns into a bright green, tranquil heaven.
Hillside […]

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