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Flight options to Australia

If you are planning a trip to Australia then there are plenty options on offer but in order to make the best of them it is vital to plan properly and as far ahead as possible.  In particular, there are wide variations in cost depending on the time of year and even when you book your flight.  Some airlines are considerable cheaper than others and you . . . → Read More: Flight options to Australia

Australian City Break Destinations

Australia is divided into six territories: Western Australia, Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. Each has a capital city. Compare car hire online and you could pick up a car to drive around any one of them you fancy enjoying a city break in.

Perth is the state capital of Western Australia. Visitor numbers to Western Australia are lower than to the East . . . → Read More: Australian City Break Destinations

Enjoyable Australian train journeys

There can be no argument about the fact that Australia is huge, and that distances between cities and different regions can seem daunting, especially as we Brits see London to Glasgow as a major journey.

Australia, of course, has a substantial air transport system, but it still also enjoys and makes use of its national and intra-state rail network. Trains in Australia have an extremely good safety . . . → Read More: Enjoyable Australian train journeys

New Zealand criticised over adventure tourism safety

The father of another Fox Glacier Tragedy victim, of British origin, has accused the New  Zealand Government of failing to improve on the safety standards of adventure tourism in the country, saying that the danger has increased with time

The father, Chris Coker, and 8 other families have been adversely affected by the September 2010 tragedy which included four international tourists, a pilot and four skydiving masters.

According . . . → Read More: New Zealand criticised over adventure tourism safety

Refresh mind and body in the Daylesford spas

A trip to Australia conjures up images of bush walks, surfing and all manner of outdoor activities, and those who seek rest and relaxation and a chance to recharge their batteries may be forgiven for thinking they will struggle to find somewhere to suit their needs. Fear not, however, as the twin towns of Daylesford and Hepburn Springs in Victoria are collectively known as Australia’s Spa . . . → Read More: Refresh mind and body in the Daylesford spas

Climate change could make Australian waves even bigger

An open letter that was published in January in the Nature Climate Change journal claims that as global warming continues to grip the globe coastal areas of Australia, along with Antarctica and Indonesia, will hard hit with much stronger winds and bigger waves. This is in sharp contrast to the northern hemisphere where, according to the researchers, the waves and wind will probably lessen.

Those who carried . . . → Read More: Climate change could make Australian waves even bigger

New jobs initiative in Australian tourism receives an unprecedented amount of applications

A new initiative called Best Jobs in the World by Tourism Australia is seeing a lot of success, with over half a million applications being received in less than four weeks. The UK is actually topping the list for the most entries, with over 75,000 English citizens wanting to apply to these jobs, and 300,000 people worldwide.

There are six work offers so far from Tourism Australia . . . → Read More: New jobs initiative in Australian tourism receives an unprecedented amount of applications

Brisbane is a city with a small town heart

Technically speaking, Brisbane is the third largest city in Australia after Sydney and Melbourne, but according to the locals – and to most visitors – the city’s charm comes in large part from its small-town atmosphere and laid back lifestyle. Brisbane proves that it’s possible to be cosmopolitan and still be relaxed and comfy as well as dynamic and exciting. Hard to imagine if you haven’t . . . → Read More: Brisbane is a city with a small town heart

The harbour city comes to life with its biggest programme yet courtesy of Vivid Sydney 2013

The harbour city comes to life with its biggest programme yet courtesy of Vivid Sydney 2013

Sydney Opera House sails to be designed by Australian creative innovators, The Spinifex Group

For the fifth year, Vivid Sydney returns from the 24th May-10th June, with a new and expanded programme set to transform the city into a colourful canvas of music, ideas and lights once the sun goes down. . . . → Read More: The harbour city comes to life with its biggest programme yet courtesy of Vivid Sydney 2013

Bondi Beach is the place to be this Saturday where a world record attempt will take place

Head down to Bondi Beach this coming Saturday and you will the Sydney fraternity of bloggers, photographers, tweeters and instagrammers out in force to join one of the most influential photo bloggers in the US, Colby Brown, try to set a world record for the biggest ever photo walk. Destination NSW, Samsung and Google are supporting the Bronte to Bondi photo walk which is part of . . . → Read More: Bondi Beach is the place to be this Saturday where a world record attempt will take place