Tourism Research Australia Reveal Upswing In Aussie Tourism!

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More than six and a half million visitors have flocked to Australia’s golden shores and sunny cities in the last year, proving our domestic tourism industry is making a comeback. According to Tourism Research Australia, this year Australian tourism received an eight …

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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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The Leura Gardens Festival 2015 Is Coming!

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The Blue Mountains is one of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations, with millions of visitors flocking to see the region’s many natural attractions and old-world town settings. For visitors, the Leura Gardens Festival offers an unparalleled insight into mountain garden …

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Sydney’s Town Hall Hosts Free Organ Recital Program!

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Over the next three months, Sydney’s iconic Town Hall will offer locals and visitors the chance to get up-close-and-personal with one of the city’s most famous attractions. Inside the majestic Town Hall building, visitors will find the Grand Organ. Over …

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NAIDOC Week 2015 Comes To An Australian City Near You!

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NAIDOC Week 2015 is nearly here, with people all across the country preparing themselves for a week of Indigenous themed festivities and cultural events. No matter where you are in Australia, NAIDOC Week is a unique celebration worth exploring and …

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Great Barrier Reef Not Added To UNESCO’s World Heritage “In Danger” List!

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The UN conservation agency, UNESCO, has finally announced its recommendation that Australia’s Great Barrier Reef not be added the World Heritage “in danger” list. Inclusion on the list, which protects critically damaged world heritage locations, has been highly criticised and …

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2015 Adelaide Fringe Festival Delivers $68.8 Million Boost To SA Economy!

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For those interested in the business of tourism, today’s big news came out of Adelaide. According to organisers of the famous Fringe festival, the event delivered a staggering $68.8 million worth of business to the state’s coffers! Festival chairman David …

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Australia’s Iconic ‘Dry Stone Walls’ To Be Heritage Listed?

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For those familiar with traveling through rural Australia, the dry stone wall is synonymous with frontier living. The hand-made walls, which were often constructed without the use of mortar, are frequently found on private properties and are a testament to …

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Trundle’s ABBA Festival Draws A Huge Crowd In 2015!

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The ABC’s Landline program offers viewers fascinating insights into rural life and culture in Australia. This week, the program reported on the positive impacts of a festival on a small NSW country town. Trundle, a tiny town with a population …

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Get Ready For The Pyrmont Festival 2015!

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One of inner-city Sydney’s best events is the little known Pyrmont Festival. The showcase of regional food and art will take place over a whopping ten days! The event offers an introduction to the wonder of Australia’s regional food production, …

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Tasmanian Whisky Up There With the World’s Best!

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Whisky (or Whiskey) has become a staple of Scottish history and is one of the country’s most heavily consumed alcoholic beverage. Whisky gained worldwide popularity after the 15th century, although the first records of whisky distillation have been found in archaeological digs …

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The 62nd Annual Sydney Film Festival Program Has Been Announced!

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The 62nd Annual Sydney Film Festival has once again been announced, with a program sure to dazzle and delight audiences of every distinction. This year, organisers have set out twelve days of cinematic treats covering everything from animation to horror. …

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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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The 2015 Sydney Writers’ Festival Comes Alive!

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Every year, the Sydney Writers’ Festival (or, SWF for short) engages audiences in a truly unique celebration of the written word. From the 18th to the 24th May, writers from around the world will wow audiences with challenging discussions and …

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The New South Wales North Coast Agricultural Show Circuit Begins!

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The New South Wales North Coast Agricultural Show Circuit has officially kicked off, with over twenty diverse agricultural shows taking place along the north coast of the state’s border! From Bulahdelah to the Queensland border, twenty three shows will dazzle …

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2015’s ‘Splendour In The Grass’ Line-Up Is Announced!

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Australia’s annual Splendour In The Grass Festival is one of the cultural highlights of the year. Internationally renowned for its unique line-ups and iconic setting, the festival recently announced the names of those acts that will be performing at the …

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The 2015 Oz Comic-Con Season Is Finally Here!

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Fans of ‘geek culture’ should prepare themselves, because the 2015 Oz Comic-Con season has begun! The pop-culture event brings together the best of the comic and film worlds, while also capturing everything in between. This week, the Adelaide event began, …

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Get Your Groove on With Groovin the Moo 2015

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Australia is well-renowned for hosting a myriad of unique and exciting music festivals that promise to offer some of the best international lineups available, while also providing plenty of true blue Aussie festival shenanigans. One such festival on the very near horizon …

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Finding The Right Long Term Accommodation In Australia!

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Many Australian cities are bustling metropolitan spaces with plenty to offer visitors and long term guests. For new arrivals or visiting students, navigating the country’s complex rental market can be an eye opening experience. Competition is fierce and the prices …

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