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  • 20 of the world’s most impressive natural phenomena

    20 of the world’s most impressive natural phenomena

    January 6th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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  • Whale watching at Booderee National Park

    Whale watching at Booderee National Park

    January 3rd, 2014Sara Chare
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    Perched on the edge of Booderee National Park’s spectacular cliffs, the ruins of Cape St George Lighthouse offer an excellent vantage point for spotting whales and dolphins in the waters below. Rough Guides writer Sara Chare went in search of nature’s elusive giants. Standing on the viewing platform at the Cape St George Lighthouse in Booderee... Read more »

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  • Outback adventures in Broken Hill, Australia

    Outback adventures in Broken Hill, Australia

    December 6th, 2013Sara Chare
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    A remote mining town in Outback New South Wales, Broken Hill nestles up against the South Australian border, 1150km by road from Sydney. Visitors that make the effort to get here will discover a thriving art scene, eerie mine tours and some of Australia’s best desert vistas. Rough Guides writer Sara Chare explains why this town is top for... Read more »

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  • The best places to visit in January

    The best places to visit in January

    December 2nd, 2013Rachel Mills
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    January doesn’t have to be that depressing, post-holiday letdown month we’re all used to. There’s so much going on across the world, so whether it’s celebrating Australia Day in the sunshine or bagging bargains at the January sales in London, there are plenty of ways to banish those post-holiday blues. Here are our top places to... Read more »

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  • Exploring Cockatoo Island, Sydney

    Exploring Cockatoo Island, Sydney

    November 20th, 2013Sara Chare
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    Sitting in the middle of Sydney Harbour, Cockatoo Island is a World Heritage listed location with a wealth of history to uncover. In search of some truths about the island’s dark past as the Australian answer to Alcatraz, Sara Chare follows the Cockatoo Island Convict Trail. Australia itself was once considered to be one big... Read more »

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  • Indian visas, Bitcoin, cheaper roaming – this week’s travel news

    Indian visas, Bitcoin, cheaper roaming – this week’s travel news

    October 21st, 2013Steve Vickers
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    Rough Guides writer Steve Vickers casts an eye over the big travel news topics and unpicks the top stories of the week. Indian visas could get easier India could be about to its expand its visa on arrival scheme to visitors from around 40 additional countries, including the UK. As it stands, tourists from less... Read more »

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  • 19 fantastic spots for wild swimming

    19 fantastic spots for wild swimming

    October 4th, 2013Alison Roberts
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  • Face to face with whale sharks in Australia

    Face to face with whale sharks in Australia

    September 17th, 2013Helen Ochyra
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    Exploring the less popular west coast of Australia, which houses the stunning 260km Ningaloo Reef, Rough Guides writer Helen Ochyra has a close encounter with the ocean’s biggest fish. I am being pulled through the water by the hand, bubbles rushing past me on both sides, the only noise my own breathing. With every kick of my... Read more »

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  • Exploring the Bungle Bungle Range, Australia

    Exploring the Bungle Bungle Range, Australia

    September 4th, 2013Helen Ochyra
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    After seeing the Bungle Bungles Range in Purnululu National Park, Rough Guides writer Helen Ochyra had to return to explore this awe-inspiring rock formation on foot. Nothing is as good when seen through a window. A city view from the top of a sealed building, a passing landscape from a moving car, even a World... Read more »

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  • The best places to visit in November

    The best places to visit in November

    September 4th, 2013Helen Abramson
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    As the Northern Hemisphere is getting colder in November, below the equator things are hotting up as spring gets ready to give way to summer. The cooling temperatures aren’t all bad however, as the temperature in Egypt and India becomes far more bearable, and autumn in South Korea is a sight to behold. Check out... Read more »

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  • Top ten gap year destinations

    Top ten gap year destinations

    August 19th, 2013Lottie Gross
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    It’s that fateful A-level results day again, when hundreds of thousands of hard-working students will be taking one last trip back to school to discover the outcome of those arduous and intense exams they took at the beginning of the summer. Essentially, two years of hard work will all culminate in one single letter today,... Read more »

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  • 20 great things to do as the sun rises

    20 great things to do as the sun rises

    August 13th, 2013Olivia Rawes
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