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Prince William and Kate’s visit Down Under set to boost tourism

It’s been reported that the recent trip to Australia and New Zealand by Prince William and Kate will attract tens of millions of dollars with a boost of visitors to the country.

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El Questro Wilderness Park opens for the season

The privately owned wilderness park El Questro has reopened for the 2014 season, offering visitors a whole host of new experiences.

Based in Kimberly, West Australia, the park spans over one million acres and was once a cattle station. It now is home to an array of natural and man made wonders, and has three resorts on site which offer everything from camping up to luxury hotel rooms and suites.
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A guide to The Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival

This year, from 27 June to 6 July, the Vision Splendid film festival will take place in the remote small town of Winton in Queensland.
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The lure of Australia’s Big Things

Australia’s Big Things are one of the more unusual tourist oddities that you can expect to see on your travels Down Under. They are a set of more than 150 novelty architecture sculptures which are dotted all over the country, in every state, originally designed as a tourist trap between destinations.

However, many of the Big Things form part of a vital trip for tourists in Australia, so here are a few of the well known, and not so well known Big Things to visit on your holiday. (more…)

2015 ICC Cricket World Cup just one year away

If you’re mad on cricket then now is the time to start making preparations to go Down Under to see the ICC Cricket World Cup. It takes place in New Zealand and Australia over the course of a month and a half from 14 February 2015, finishing with the dramatic final in Sydney on 29 March 2015. (more…)

Celebrating 30 years of throwing another shrimp on the barbie

It’s one of those things that easily comes to mind when thinking of Australia: shrimps on the barbie, and it was a term that was put widely into use back in 1984 when Paul Hogan of Crocodile Dundee fame urged US tourists to put Kakadu at the top of their list of places to go on holiday. (more…)

Australian mentorship scheme offers UK under 24s a chance to work abroad

The opportunity of lifetime awaits young UK residents as the launch of the Mentor Me scheme gives eight lucky winners the chance to work and live in Australia for a month.

STA Travel and the Government of South Australia have teamed up to offer the placements which will take place at eight prestigious companies. The scheme is also backed by Karren Brady CBE of The Apprentice fame.  (more…)

Best Places to Eat in Perth

As western Australia’s capital, Perth offers up a huge array of activities and things to do, especially fascinating cultural exhibits. After a long day sightseeing you’ll want to round the day off with a fab meal, or even before you get started you’ll want to fill up on the best that Perth has to offer. Here’s our suggestions for where to get your breakfast, lunch and dinner. (more…)

Best Places to Drink in Perth

Situated on the oft-forgotten about west coast of Australia, Perth is becoming more popular because of its exciting cultural scene and diverse population. As such a number of exciting bars and pubs have opened up in the city, and now there are hundreds of unique little drinking establishments dotted through the city’s winding lanes.

Whether you want a refreshing cocktail, a small-batch beer or some tasty local wine, Perth has the right thing for you. (more…)

Best Beaches in Perth

Australia boasts some of the best beaches in the world and Perth is no exception. Looking out onto the waters of the Indian Ocean, you can find a beach to sit back and relax on, or to spend the day surfing on – there really is endless opportunities here. (more…)