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Australia

The Great Ocean Road ~ Victoria

The Great Ocean Road ~ Victoria

Before leaving to Australia, my friend Julian told me “There is a very nice long road trip along the coastline in Australia… hmm… I don’t remember what’s the name of the road.” “It’s the easiest name to remember, you meant The Great Ocean Road right? The most straightforward aka non-creative name of the road.” Then …

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Senior Class Trips in Australia

Senior Class Trips in Australia

Students can visit some stunning locations and the major cities of this beautiful country, such as Melbourne or Sydney, or choose to camp in the outback and have a complete “get away from it all” holiday. Melbourne Melbourne is Australia’s sportiest city, so is perfect for anyone wanting a holiday that involves watching or playing …

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Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday

Today is Easter Sunday in New Zealand. I had planned to spend this Easter in Guatemala, experiencing the celebrations in Antigua but instead I find myself in Opunake with some friends. While it’s nice here, it still isn’t quite what I had planned. HOW QUICKLY PLANS CAN CHANGE Last year I was saving incredibly hard …

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Long Weekend on the Coromandel Peninsular

Long Weekend on the Coromandel Peninsular

I know I said that I’d be spending Easter Weekend in Opunake with friends, but at the last minute my plans changed and I ended up heading to the Coromandel Peninsular for a weekend of fishing, diving, and generally enjoying the breathtaking scenery. The Coromandel is located on the North-Eastern Coast of New Zealand’s North …

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Discovering Australia on a Multi-Stop Trip Some Tips for a great holiday

Discovering Australia on a Multi-Stop Trip Some Tips for a great holiday

Australia is without a doubt one of the best places to visit for any traveller looking for adventure. The country has a lot to offer—from its pristine coral reefs to its stunning landscapes—which is why it makes perfect sense to choose it as you next holiday destination. Since the Land Down Under is brimming with …

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Go Nuts for Almond House Backpackers in New Zealand

Go Nuts for Almond House Backpackers in New Zealand

Among numerous hotel, motel, bed and breakfast house, lodge and backpackers choices in Nelson, New Zealand, consider Almond House Backpackers for convenience, budget, and comfort. This hostel has an 84% BBH quality rating, pleasant outdoor views and is just a short walk to the city center. (Map) For those of you who are not familar …

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Newcastle (Australia) one of the world’s Top Ten cities

Newcastle (Australia) one of the world’s Top Ten cities

As a former professional surfer and four times world champion, Mark Richards, a proud Novocastrian (as Newcastle residents are called), has seen most of the world’s most beautiful coastal areas. Richards has often said that his home town is still his favourite. He is not alone: in 2011, Lonely Planet voted Newcastle, Australia as one …

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Thredbo Enough Room for Everyone

Thredbo Enough Room for Everyone

When a small village has nearly ten times as many beds as it has residents, it says something about the village’s tourist industry. Thredbo, a village of just 400 plus, has over 4000 beds. Even that is not nearly enough to accommodate the estimated 700,000 skiers and snowboarders who flock to Thredbo each year during …

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Kalgoorlie: The Heart of Australia’s Gold Country

Kalgoorlie: The Heart of Australia’s Gold Country

Every Australian has heard of Kalgoorlie: the outback town in the heart of Western Australia. Australians have heard of it, but because of its remoteness, relatively few have gone out of their way to visit and see what it’s really like. Is it really as you imagine it to be? Is Kalgoorlie (or Kalgoorlie-Boulder, its …

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Maroochydore: The Heart of the Sunshine Coast

Maroochydore: The Heart of the Sunshine Coast

Blessed with over 65 kilometres (40 miles) of pearly white sandy beaches and a year ’round subtropical climate, Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is one of Australia’s favourite holiday destinations. It stands to reason, then, that Maroochydore, in the very heart of the Sunshine Coast, would be the centre of activity on the Sunshine Coast. Maroochydore is …

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Visiting the South Coast NSW

Visiting the South Coast NSW

Take the Pacific Highway south from Sydney and when you reach the Illawarra district, you have begun your exploration of South Coast NSW. There seems to be a magical border crossing there. The climate becomes a little cooler and the scenery a little greener. There are longer stretches of road between towns and each of …

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The Entrance to the Central Coast

The Entrance to the Central Coast

The Entrance is a strange sounding name for a city, but it suits this popular New South Wales Central Coast family vacation destination. The original name for the Entrance, “Karagi” means “entrance” in the language of the indigenous population who lived there prior to its settlement by Europeans in 1820, so in essence its name …

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Wheelchair Friendly Adventures in New South Wales

Wheelchair Friendly Adventures in New South Wales

As anyone with a disability that confines them to a wheelchair can attest, the biggest obstacles to overcome are in the mind. There are disabled rock climbers, surfers and adventure travelers who are living testament to this truth. However, access can frequently be a problem. That, combined with the restraints of time and occasional extra …

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How to Secure the Cheapest Flights to Australia

How to Secure the Cheapest Flights to Australia

Australia is something of a dream destination, with beautiful beaches, glorious sunshine, incredible, unspoilt landscapes and locals who just love a bit of banter. Yet if you are travelling from the U.K. getting yourself down under can be a rather expensive and thankless task. Airlines such as Qantas and British Airways regularly charge fees well …

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Budget skiing in NZ

Budget skiing in NZ

One of New Zealand’s big tourist draw-cards is the ability to easily experience the outdoors, and many people who travel to Aotearoa in winter want to hit the slopes with their skis or snowboards. Snow sports have a reputation of being expensive, but there are still ways for the budget traveller to make the most out of New Zealand’s …

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Wellington: 5 cheap eats

Wellington: 5 cheap eats

If you’re travelling on a budget in most western countries, chances are you’ll be hitting the supermarket and local farmers market to find the cheapest ingredients to cook in your hostel. Food in New Zealand is quite expensive (even by western standards), but there are a number of places providing great food at a relatively …

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A Gourmet Guide to New South Wales Tucker

A Gourmet Guide to New South Wales Tucker

If you like fine food, Australian cuisine is probably not the first thing that pops into your mind. Italian, yes; Thai, yes; French, definitely; but Australian, not unless Paul Hogan’s “Put another shrimp on the barbie” slogan is your idea of cuisine. However, Australia is more than fish and chips and meat pies and in …

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