Is Australia Losing The Chinese Tourism ‘Arms Race’?

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A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald has warned the Australian tourism industry it is already part of a figurative “arms race” for the Chinese tourist dollar. The piece asserts Australia and New Zealand will be left off the …

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Melbourne Welcomes The Australian Movie and Comic Expo 2015!

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Fan-boys-and-girls unite: The Australian Movie and Comic Expo is coming to Melbourne this October! The unique event is a must-attend for all self-confessed ‘movie-geeks’ and pop culture aficionados. An expo for the whole family, the event will encompass everything from …

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The Sydney Tea Festival 2015: A Big Cup Of Fun!

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This year’s Sydney Tea Festival is nearly here! For lovers of the flavoursome beverage, the 2015 festival is sure to delight and enthral. Participants can immerse themselves in the culture of tea, with taste-testing and buying options to suit every …

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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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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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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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Sydney’s Best Live Entertainment Venues

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Whatever your tastes, Sydney is sure to satisfy you with a smorgasbord of enjoyable live entertainment options. With plenty of international visitors and stellar local performers, tourists and visitors should make the most of their time in the city and …

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Sydney Gathers To Ring In The Chinese New Year

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Each year, the Sydney community gathers to ring in the Chinese New Year. It’s a bold and vivacious event which brings together the best of both worlds, offering visitors great cuisine, entertainment and a unique party atmoshpere. There’s always plenty …

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Frank Gehry Comes To Sydney To Open New UTS Building!

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Internationally renowned architect Frank Gehry was in Sydney this week, opening his new University of Technology Sydney (UTS) business school building. The brave design has made the most of an impressive space and it will no doubt become something of …

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A Few Aussie Holiday Traditions!

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If you’re lucky enough to spend the holiday season in Australia this year, you ought to be aware of a few of our more iconic cultural traditions. Instead of a traditionally cold holiday aesthetic, Australia’s end of year celebrations are …

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Five Easy Ways To Stay Cool In Australia!

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If you’re new to this country, the summer heat can be overwhelming. But for us locals, there are more than a few ways to figure out exactly how to stay cool. So check out the list of ‘life-hacks’ contained below …

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The Corroboree Sydney Celebrations Are Here!

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From the 20th to the 30th of November this year, Sydney will be coming alive will Corroboree Sydney celebrations! The event is designed to boost an understanding of Australia’s vibrant indigenous culture. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, writers, musicians …

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A Brief History of The Rocks

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“This is the poorest country in the world,” wrote Lieutenant Ralph Clark in 1788,”overrun with large trees, not one acre of clear ground to be seen.” From aboard the Endeavour opinion was divided about the merit of Sydney Harbour, and …

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Sydney’s Best Alternative Suburb

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In the mood for some retail therapy with a difference? The suburb of Newtown, Sydney is the place for you. Sydney has an abundance of international brands and large shopping centres that, at first glance, offer exciting possibilities for the …

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Is Kayaking the Answer to Your Fitness Woes?

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“Kayaking!? I don’t know anything about Kayaking!” Our boss took the plunge and invested in a package of corporate personal training sessions with Fitness Angels, in Sydney. Like the rest of us she knows she should be more active. Like …

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An Australian cultural calendar

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As a tourist, getting to grips with a new country – and a new culture – can be difficult. Moving past the stereotypes conveyed in tourism adverts and engaging with the reality of a culture is best done by participating …

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Coward Punches & Australian Tourism

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The “king hit” epidemic – re-labelled as the “coward punch” since early January – has scarcely been out of the headlines for months now. From the violent incidents themselves, to the variously miraculous and saddening results, to the public outcry …

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Australia’s Drinking Culture

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If you’ve been to Australia, you’ve probably been drunk in Australia. Especially during the summer months, alcohol seems to be ever-present. There’s Christmas, New Year’s, and then a summer of beach-going, concerts, and sports spectating. This means that it’s easy …

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Sentimentality and Souvenirs

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In French, the word souvenir means “to remember”. It makes sense, then, that we have a tendency to spend our money on bits and bobs overseas that we would never bother investing in at home. In some cases, we can …

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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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