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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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  • Quiz: can you locate these national parks?

    Quiz: can you locate these national parks?

    July 2nd, 2015Rebecca Hallett
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    National parks are some of the world’s most awe-inspiring natural places, taking in mountains, glaciers, waterfalls and forests (sometimes all in the same one), but how much do you know about them? Can you tell these national parks apart? Compare flights, book hostels and hotels for your trip, and don’t forget to purchase travel insurance before you go. 

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  • 4 minutes of wonder: Western Australia on film

    4 minutes of wonder: Western Australia on film

    June 23rd, 2015Lottie Gross
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    Australia‘s west coast gets a whole lot less love from travellers than its eastern shores, but by no means is it less beautiful. In this film, made from 10,000 photographs, you can explore some of Western Australia‘s most gorgeous scenery, from Nambung National Park and Ningaloo Reef to Coral Bay and the Kennedy Range. The film’s... Read more »

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  • Can Adelaide trump Melbourne as Australia’s foodie capital?

    Can Adelaide trump Melbourne as Australia’s foodie capital?

    April 8th, 2015James Stewart
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    James Stewart, co-author of the Rough Guide to Australia, discovers Adelaide’s hip dining scene. The choice of must-see cities on a trip to mainland Australia used to be so simple. Adelaide, the “City of Churches”? We’ll stick to Sydney and Melbourne, thanks. So even Australians are mildly surprised that Adelaide has blossomed into their hottest... Read more »

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  • Quiz: can you name these famous sights?

    Quiz: can you name these famous sights?

    March 20th, 2015Jessica Sinyor
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    Do postcards and travel posters paper your walls? Do you pride yourself on your travel knowledge? We’ve selected ten of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring sights around the world to put you to the test. Can you identify the famous sight from the picture? Be warned, sometimes places can look surprisingly similar…

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  • 10 reasons to pack your bags for Tasmania

    10 reasons to pack your bags for Tasmania

    March 20th, 2015Anita Isalska
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    Tasmania has shaken off its reputation as a sleepy backwater. Australia’s smallest state is buzzing with art, nurturing an exciting foodie scene and cutting the ribbon on new hiking trails – all against a backdrop of rich history and remarkable wildlife. Here, Anita Isalska gives ten reasons why you should give in to the island’s lure. ... Read more »

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  • The most beautiful city in the world – as voted by you

    The most beautiful city in the world – as voted by you

    February 12th, 2015Lottie Gross
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  • 9 new tourist attractions to visit in 2015

    9 new tourist attractions to visit in 2015

    January 7th, 2015Helen Ochyra
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    With a whole host of new attractions opening this year, from world-record-beating skyscrapers to whacky amusement parks, there’s plenty to get your teeth into. To help you decide where to visit, we’ve picked the top 9 new tourist attractions around the world.  Shanghai Tower, China A better symbol of China’s continuing march forward would be harder to... Read more »

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  • The best aerial views in the world

    The best aerial views in the world

    December 17th, 2014Olivia Rawes
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  • A Rough Guide to Australian slang

    A Rough Guide to Australian slang

    December 2nd, 2014Site Editor
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    Colourful Australian slang, or strine, has its origins in the archaic cockney and Irish of the colony’s early convicts as well as the adoption of words from the many Aboriginal languages. And for such a vast country, the accent barely varies to the untutored ear; from Tasmania (“Tassie”) to the northwest you’ll find little variation... Read more »

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  • Video: Australia’s top things not to miss

    Video: Australia’s top things not to miss

    October 30th, 2014Rough Guides Editors
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    Squeezing all of Australia into one trip would be impossible: there are mountains to climb, rainforests to hike through and vibrant cities to explore. Here’s our list of the top things not to miss in Australia, from the rust-red Outback to golden, surf-swept beaches.

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  • The world’s most spooky haunted places

    The world’s most spooky haunted places

    October 29th, 2014Steve Vickers
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