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Five Australian resorts for a girls weekend away

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Looking for a girls’ weekend away? Here are five resorts, which are absolutely perfect for a some relaxing time with the ladies.
Smiths Beach Resort, Margaret River, WA
Experience the ultimate beachfront lifestyle at Smiths Beach Resort, which is nestled between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin in Western Australia. It’s heaven for beach lovers who are looking for a sunny weekend away with the girls. Spoil yourself with self-contained accommodation that boasts ocean views. In the resort you also have a cellar door, bar and restaurant at your disposal. Not to mention the many spa treatments available.
The Mineral Spa, Daylesford, VIC
This retreat is […]

The ultimate itinerary for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival

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THOUSANDS of Mardi Gras merrymakers will travel to Sydney to participate, celebrate or spectate at the annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival, culminating in the world-famous Oxford St Parade on March 7.
The annual Mardi Gras attracts more than 25,000 interstate and overseas attendees to take part in some of the Festival’s month-long series of events than range from Fair Day to theatre, from drama to drag shows. More than 130,000 spectators, family and friends will cheer on 10,000 participants when the annual Mardi Gras Parade weaves its way down Oxford St.
As well as enjoying the festival, […]

What women want in winter – 5 luxury retreats on Australia’s east coast

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You’re in need of a perfect winter getaway for R&R, and you can’t imagine a girls’ weekend away without the massages, spas and facial treatments.
Pamper yourselves with one of these five luxury retreats on Australia’s east coast. 
Buddha Gardens Day Spa, Byron Bay
Spend a relaxing weekend away with this girls at the Buddha Gardens Day Spa in Byron Bay. Take a dip in the spa’s heated pplunge pool and sauna while surrounded by Balinese-inspired gardens. Offering hot rock massages, facial rituals and luxurious body wraps. Their signature massage is the Bamboo Massage which uses traditional eastern massage techniques […]

Five Australian shopping experiences every woman must consider

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Every woman loves a bit of retail therapy and luckily, Australia has everything from designer labels and vintage fashion stores to unique shopping tours.
Here are five Australian shopping experiences every woman must have.
Go Get Around Tours, Melbourne
Are you ready for a jam-packed day of some serious bargain hunting? Visit up to 15 factory warehouses of some of the most popular brands in Australia with Go Get Around Tours in Melbourne. The tour allows you to start at whichever warehouse you want and escort you around town.
Ugg – Meet the Maker Factory Tour
Tour the birthplace of the Ugg boot, […]

Visit the Sydney Flower Market for a splash of colour and sweet scents

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The Sydney Flower Market in Flemington is without a doubt one of the most colourful markets you’ll come across in Sydney, perhaps even Australia. Get out of bed at the crack of dawn and make your way to Flemington to make sure you don’t miss out on the market’s beautiful colours and the sweet, flowery scents that fill the air.
Address: 250-318 Parramatta Rd, Flemington
Trading hours: Open Monday to Saturday, 5am – 11am but most stores start closing around 10am
About the market: The Sydney Flower Market is Australia’s largest market for fresh cut flowers. While the market supplies flowers to florists […]

Nine reasons why you should get lost and go camping in New South Wales this winter

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OVER the winter months, campsites and holiday parks across New South Wales are less busy with some offering visitors the chance to build a campfire, access to superb surf breaks (winter offers some of the best surf conditions along the east coast) and is the ideal time for bushwalking with warm days and cool nights.
Looking for some new camping experiences in NSW? We’ve talked to the crew at Destination NSW and found some beauties for when you hit the road in your hire car from Sydney this winter.
Warrawong On The Darling offers a new camping experience on the […]

Sizzling summer of Australian music festivals

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Love hanging out with your friends and listening to great music during the summer? Then why not grab a hire car or an Australian campervan rental and head for a caravan park near some of our hottest music festivals this summer.
Here are five to ponder, complete with recommended caravan parks where you can park your wheels.
SUMMADAYZE (January 5, Gold Coast)
If you have spent all winter rocking to the beats of Fedde LeGrand, Adrian Lux and Icona Pop, then don’t miss Summadayze this summer! Park your wheels: Gold Coast Holiday Park, Helensvale. Powered sites starting from $36.
BIG […]

Girls just wanna have fun: 5 great Aussie road trips

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CYNDI Lauper made the call back in 1983 and there’s no doubt one of the best ways for girls who wanna have fun Down Under is to head off on the great Aussie road trip. But where to go?
With Spring in the air and Summer just around the corner, I called upon five friends from five different Australian states and asked the question: What’s your ultimate girls’ weekend road trip getaway after you grab a car hire at the airport? Here are their answers …

VICTORIA
Daylesford. A 90 minute drive from Melbourne along Western Hwy/C141 […]

The road to fun and friendship drives a girls’ weekend away

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A weekend away with the girls is a great way to take some time out to recharge the batteries. Whether you want to get away from the kids for a while, have some fun with your bridesmaids before the big day, or catch up with old school friends you haven’t seen in ages, there are some fabulous packages around that are designed to spoil you rotten.
When it comes to choosing a Australian hire car, find a vehicle that is roomy and comfortable enough for several adults. You might even decide to stay in a holiday park, so a […]

48 hours in Tasmania

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SO, you’ve picked up your car rental or campervan and are wondering how to best spend the next 48 hours in Tasmania? Well, it really depends on the season.
If you’re on a winter break, perhaps check out the state’s eclectic west coast. On the way, be sure to explore Cradle Mountain. If your timing’s right, you might get in a good afternoon of skiing or, at the very least, a scenic walk around Dove Lake. Spend a night tucked up in the Cradle Mountain Lodge or one of the varieties of self-contained cabins available. After a hearty brekky, keep […]

 
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