Toowoomba’s Carnival of Flowers Sees City Come Alive With Colour!

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The idyllic Queensland city of Toowoomba is once again preparing for its nationally famous Carnival of Flowers. For locals and visitors from abroad, the festival is one of the highlights of the year. With private and public garden exhibits, floricultural …

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Four Festivals For The Second Half Of 2015!

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Australia is a culturally diverse country, brimming with an array of wondrous sights and activities. But there’s no better way to get a unique insight into Australian culture than to attend one of our many fascinating festivals. Boasting everything from scrumptious delicacies to …

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‘Groovin the Moo’ Music Festival Inspires Tricky Accommodation Scam

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According to visitors attending the ‘Groovin the Moo’ music festival, several homes were falsely advertised as rental accommodation. Without the owners’ knowledge or permission, operators sought to defraud guests and cash in on the popular holiday destination. Local residents whose …

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World Leaders Focus on Australia

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This month sees several political leaders visiting our shores, most of who are here for the G20 Leaders’ Summit. The event provides political leaders a valuable opportunity to discuss diverse global economic issues and come together as one to help …

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Have You Thought About… Brisbane?

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For visitors to the Great Southern Land, the prospect of travelling across our vast continent can be daunting. Where do you start, and what are the highlights? Most people will have time restrictions, so it’s worth making some hard decisions …

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Brisbane’s Australia Day Best

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Following on from our comprehensive guide to Melbourne’s best bets for January 26, I thought it only fair to also give Brisbane its time in the sun. The key events on offer in the city are indicative of its character; …

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The Ultimate Festival Check-List

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There are a few rites of passage of the Australian summer. You know that tan-friendly weather is just around the corner when the media starts voicing concern over Schoolies. Then there’s the first swim of summer, the family road trip …

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Make The Most Of The Australian Coast

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When you visit Australia, you’ll no doubt be excited to jump into the Australian coast – the beach, the harbour, you name it, we’ve got it. Australia is renowned for its coastline, and it’s one of the more popular tourist …

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The Brisbane’s Beautiful Hotel Urban

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You can walk to Hotel Urban, Brisbane, from the Roma Street Station. In fact, I recommend you do. It’s the best way to appreciate the care and imagination that has gone into its design and construction. You’ll go by the …

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Brisbane International Film Festival

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Australian films get a bit of a bad reputation sometimes. They aren’t as large-scale as the movies in America, they don’t cover the most interesting stories, and they often end up stereotyping another Aussie outback narrative. But that’s just a …

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A True Australian Experience

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When it comes to visiting Australia, there are some things you just have to do. Catch a ferry under the Harbour Bridge, swim in the Great Barrier Reef, see Uluru in the Red Centre. Wherever you come from, or wherever …

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Oktoberfest Brisbane

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Next month will be October, and you know what that means. It’s Oktoberfest, and it’s time to get excited. As Australians, we like to indulge in a little culture, and embrace the German tradition. We like to dress up, throw …

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Things to See and Do in Brisbane

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As Australia’s third largest and and one of the fastest growing cities, Brisbane is an increasingly popular place to settle down, with nearly 1000 people making the move to this subtropical urban paradise every week. Although Brisbane has often traditionally …

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The best jobs in the world

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Tourism Australia has selected their finalists for the competition known as ‘The Best Jobs in the World’, with the catch phrase, ‘there’s nothing like Australia’. The 6 positions for jobs across Australia have been filled with their final applicants, and …

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Australian Music Festivals

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Forget museums, sightseeing and galleries. In my experience, there’s no better way to immerse yourself in a country’s culture than going to a music festival. There’s a sort of primal bond that occurs between festival-goers as they dance together, euphorically …

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