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Making the most of winter in Australia

When most of us in the UK are going on our summer holidays Australia is in the middle of winter, situated as it is on the opposite side of the equator. This makes it a fantastic spot for those who would prefer a more active holiday – the winter sports are one of the country’s biggest and best secrets, not to be missed if you’re looking for a more interesting holiday destination this year! Here are three of our favourites, to give you an idea of what you could be getting up to this summer. (more…)

Visiting Lizard Island

Lizard Island is a stunning island paradise just off the north-east coast of Australia, promising soft sands, lush countryside,a diverse wildlife and water so clear you can see to the bottom – and it’s practically unspoiled by modern tourist fare, making it ideal for those looking for a little peace and tranquility. Whether you’re taking a day trip from the mainland or seeking a little luxury in the Great Barrier Reef, this is a fantastic destination. (more…)

Visiting Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is a must-see destination for anybody looking to get up close and personal with one of Australia’s most iconic national animals. Situated just off the coast of Adelaide, this lush green space is famous for its towering cliffs, fertile soils, soft sandy beaches and of course, the multitude of kangaroos living across the island. (more…)

The Great Alpine Road Itinerary

Victoria’s Great Alpine Road runs from Wangaratta to Metung, taking about five hours and offering a wealth of places to stop and beautiful views throughout the journey. Along the way you’ll pass the stunning Gippsland Lakes, drive up into the mountain ranges and right down into the valleys below for a truly beautiful look at the many diverse landscapes of this corner of Australia. (more…)

Vivid Sydney – a festival through May and June

If you’re visiting Australia during the end of May, you may be interested in the Vivid Sydney festival which takes place until 9 June 2014. It’s a festival of light and music, which sees the city transformed by colourful displays and performances.

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Exploring Aboriginal Australia

if you’re visiting Australia, one of the things you simply must enjoy and appreciate is the country’s Aboriginal heritage. Many of the main attractions and sights Down Under have Aboriginal roots, and if you’re a history buff you must add seeing some of the culture’s relics and landmarks to your list of things to do.
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Things to do in Canberra

Canberra is often overshadowed by its bigger neighbours Melbourne and Sydney, however it’s a city that shouldn’t be overlooked on your visit to Australia as it has many of its own unique sights and attractions to see.
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Running tours down under

A running tour is the ideal way to see Australia in a way that you may not have ever thought of before. If you’re an avid runner and want to combine your passion with your holiday, then a running tour can be the ideal way to do this.
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A guide to touring the Outback

The Outback of Australia is the most thrilling, desolate and wild place in Australia. It’s home to an array of breathtaking natural wonders, roaming wildlife, and miles and miles of serene desert.
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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…)