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  • Solo travel in Australia: everything you need to know

    Solo travel in Australia: everything you need to know

    November 22nd, 2016Shafik Meghji
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    Australia remains a classic travel destination. A steady stream of gap-year backpackers, career breakers and round-the-world-trippers head down under to sample Sydney’s energetic nightlife, visit the Great Barrier Reef, marvel at Uluru, cuddle a koala and learn to surf. The country is a great place for solo travellers, particularly first-timers – it’s friendly, fun and... Read more »

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  • Road trip Australia: 6 of the best routes

    Road trip Australia: 6 of the best routes

    October 18th, 2016Ros Walford
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    Pin Pack your stuff, throw it in a camper van along with a surfboard and don’t look back… This might be an old cliché but it’s one for good reason: Australia really is one of the best places on Earth for a road trip. Whether you’re living the dream in your camper van, or making... Read more »

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  • Sydney or Melbourne: the great Aussie debate

    Sydney or Melbourne: the great Aussie debate

    October 3rd, 2016Helen Ochyra
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    Pin Sydney and Melbourne have been battling it out for supremacy as long as Europeans have been setting sail for Australia. Both are capitals of their respective states – New South Wales and Victoria – and both think they should be the capital of Australia. So fierce is their rivalry that nobody could choose between... Read more »

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  • A first-timer’s guide to Darwin: Australia’s tropical capital

    A first-timer’s guide to Darwin: Australia’s tropical capital

    September 19th, 2016Shafik Meghji
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    Tucked away in the “Top End”, closer to Indonesia than Sydney, Darwin is the least known of Australia’s regional capitals – stunningly remote, buffeted by extreme weather, and with an atmosphere like nowhere else in the country. Here’s our guide to Darwin – and what to expect on your first visit to this fast-growing, youthful,... Read more »

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  • The rebirth of Perth: how the city got cool

    The rebirth of Perth: how the city got cool

    September 1st, 2016Helen Ochyra
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    Sun-soaked and healthy? Perhaps. A decent gateway to Western Australia? Definitely. But a cool place to spend a few days? Until recently Perth just couldn’t muster enough hipster hangouts to keep visitors interested, and even the locals would leave the city centre come nightfall. The city earned the moniker “Dullsville” and a reputation for being tucked... Read more »

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  • A drone filmed Uluru from above and the footage is epic

    A drone filmed Uluru from above and the footage is epic

    August 30th, 2016Greg Dickinson
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    For the first time ever aerial footage has been released of Uluru, Australia‘s iconic six hundred-million-year-old monolith. And the result is pretty incredible. The views were captured by the first drone permitted to fly in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. The ninety-second film starts in the morning and ends at sunset, with gliding shots revealing the stunning colour changes... Read more »

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  • A dog surfing competition took place in Australia this week

    A dog surfing competition took place in Australia this week

    March 9th, 2016Colt St. George
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    Plato said every dog has the soul of a philosopher. While that statement is disputable, the wave-riding canines at the Noosa Festival of Surfing are proof that some dogs, at least, have the soul of a surfer. Thousands gathered at Queensland Australia’s Noosa Beach this week to watch The Dog Spectacular, the world’s only surfing event where... Read more »

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  • 12 tips for backpacking Australia

    12 tips for backpacking Australia

    February 16th, 2016Ros Walford
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    Backpacking Australia will almost certainly exceed your expectations. It’s not just that the places you’ll see will be more stunning than you had imagined – from the open, red-tinged landscapes and rich rainforests inland to the immaculate, golden shores. It’s that the country is geared up for good times, whether it’s getting active outdoors in that almost endless... Read more »

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  • Everything you need to know about driving in Australia

    Everything you need to know about driving in Australia

    December 4th, 2015Andy Turner
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    Pin In this article sponsored by 457 Visa, Andy Turner covers everything you need to know about driving in Australia. With its stunning Outback scenery, arrow-straight roads and stupendous scale, driving in Australia is the ultimate way to see it the country up close and personally. Whether you’re driving a souped-up Land Cruiser capable of crossing a... Read more »

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  • Quiz: are these really Australian place names?

    Quiz: are these really Australian place names?

    August 19th, 2015Lottie Gross
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    From Uluru to the Great Barrier Reef, Australia has many wonders. But some of the country’s most unbelievable highlights are its weird and wonderful place names. Doo Town and Tittybong might sound downright ridiculous, but they’re just the tip of the iceberg. Do you think you can tell real place names from ones we’ve made up? Take the quiz to find... Read more »

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  • Tasmania: the unlikely home of the best whisky on Earth

    Tasmania: the unlikely home of the best whisky on Earth

    July 20th, 2015James Stewart
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    The judges’ comments read like an appreciation of Scotland’s finest: they identify hints of caramel and honey, a whiff of campfire smoke, a smooth, buttery feel in the mouth and a peppery finish. Yet Sullivan’s Cove single malt French Oak Cask comes not from Scotland but from Tasmania. And in the World Whiskies Awards last... Read more »

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