‘Indian Pacific’ Train Route Cutback By Operators!

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Australia’s lagging rail network has long baffled those in the tourism industry. Compared to Europe and China, Australia’s rail system is simply not fit for purpose. As a large nation encompassing a truly awe-inspiring landscape, one would assume that rail travel …

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The 17th Annual Bago Grape Stomp!

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The Hastings Valley, in Northern New South Wales, hosts one of the state’s most charming events: the Bago Grape Stomp. At the seventeenth annual event, held this year at a winery near Wauchope, visitors and tourists are treated to a …

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TripAdvisor’s ‘Travellers’ Choice Awards’ Top 10 International Beaches!

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Every year, the popular travel site TripAdvisor puts together its list of the world’s best beaches. The Travellers’ Choice Awards list the best beaches found anywhere in the world and ranks them according to the volume of positive reviews.  Australia’s …

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Travel Differently: Rent an apartment on your next big trip

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With a plethora of travel options these days it’s no surprise that the alternative and slow travel movements are making a come back. Now coupled with the technological innovation of smart phones and the internet this different way of traveling …

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The Best Fresh Eating In Sydney!

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Recently, Tourism Australia has been doing its best to spruik Australia as a ‘foodie’s paradise’. An international campaign will see Australia’s fresh produce firmly placed centre-stage, with an emphasis on the culturally diverse range of fresh dishes on offer. To …

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The 2014 Newtown Festival Is Here!

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For travellers and residents alike, the Newtown Festival is one of the most vibrant and infectiously kooky social events of the year! Always a barrel of laughs, this year’s lineup looks set to thrill and surprise. In keeping with local …

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LGBT- Friendly Tourism Given A Boost In Australia!

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Australia has a long history of cultural open mindedness and fairness for all its citizens. Visitors and locals would know that Sydney’s LGBT scene is acknowledged as one of the best in the region, adding a vibrant dash of vitality …

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Survivor Guilt

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On the 21st of January 1985 George Lamson Jr and his father boarded Galaxy Airline flight 203. They were scheduled for a short flight, from Reno, Nevada to Minneapolis. As soon as they found their seats they settled in. George …

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Travel Money Cards: Banks Ordered To Return Millions In Unclaimed Funds!

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For those who’ve ever travelled around Australia (or abroad), you’d know about the Travel Money Card. It’s an easy fix for all your cash problems and a simple way to guarantee safety. But every year, thousands of Travel Money card …

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How to Avoid Getting Ridiculously Lost

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In Life of Pi, the protagonist is thrown into a life changing battle with himself when his boat gets shipwrecked and he ends up on a life boat surrounded by wild animals. Doomed to wander the sea aimlessly, his body …

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Sydney’s Art & About Festival Is Here Again!

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Sydney is once again preparing for its annual Art & About Festival, a collaborative arts festival that appeals to tourists and locals alike. Usually, the festival serves to enliven a pretty buttoned down Central Business District with its eccentric creations …

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Four Must-Have Travel Products For Backpackers.

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It’s easy to overlook some of the most critical things when it comes to backpacking. We often spend our time preparing our trip and readying ourselves for an enjoyable, life changing experience. But the situation can quickly get out of …

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Australia’s Top Five Getaways For Lovers Of Wine!

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Australia has a huge wine industry, one that’s seriously challenging this country’s preference for beer. There has been a major explosion in the diversity and range of Australian wine-making and our international reputation has been on the rise too. Accordingly, …

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Aussie Travel Tips For The Money Conscious!

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Every year, hundreds of thousands of tourists make the trip out to Australia. For most, it’s the trip of a lifetime, filled with incredibly memories and amazing sights. But for some it can be a very costly place to visit; …

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The Bend Of The Road: Following Your Travel Instinct Wherever It Leads.

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There are many ways to travel around the world; some of them might suit our more social purposes, but true travelling requires being open to the possibilities ahead of you, to the promise that each new day on the open …

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Retirees At Sea: The Perfect Antidote To The Quiet Life!

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As a sixty year old retiree, I was having a hard time finding something to keep me occupied. It seemed as though the days were passing by at an interminable pace. Outside of the nine to five grind, I didn’t …

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How To Get That Dream Job And See The World!

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I’ve been working in tourism for about ten years now, and I still love every minute of it. Whether I’m out and about or stuck in the office, there’s always something appealing about helping people enjoy themselves. Holidays are sometimes …

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Extras cover for the frequent flyer

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When you live in Australia, travelling is a common experience for residents. With flights to other states consistently low, and jobs often sending you interstate for business, it’s no wonder Aussies enjoy domestic travel so much. But accommodation or baggage …

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Trotting to Victory: A Traveler’s Wager.

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A seasoned backpacker tells of a Hail Mary moment in the land downunder! I’ve been backpacking around the world for about two years, and I finally made it down to Australia about two months ago. It’s been a long, strange …

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Safe Travels: Five Must-Have Medical Apps For The Road!

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If you’re preparing to travel tough or getting ready for a wild ride, here’s a list of apps that might help you stay safe and healthy. It’s easy to forget about safety and well-being when you’re cruising around the world …

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