COUNTRY: AUSTRALIA

5 Amazing Places to see Lavender Fields

We all know the famed lavender fields of Provence, France! Rows upon rows of burgeoning flowers make up acres, releasing the most calming scent. A paradise for flower lovers, these fields are always filled with tourists hoping to get the perfect shot or simply enjoy a picnic, surrounded by beauty.…

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Snapshots: National Parks

Whether it is for the protection of forests, national treasures or wildlife, national parks around the world are as varied as the countries they belong to. From ancient civilizations to geological wonderlands, we visit some of the lesser-known parks around the world. ICELAND Vatnajokull National Park Vatnajokull National Park is…

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Northern Exposure: Exploring Darwin

IMAGES BY: Tourism NT Most people planning a trip to Australia will disregard Darwin altogether, focusing on cities such as Gold Coast, Melbourne and Sydney as their travel destinations. In reality, Darwin is a much more unique and authentic experience of Australian culture and landscape. Situated at the northern tip…

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Adventure Marathons

With a proliferation of marathons and themed runs worldwide, there seems to be a trend that combines scenic travel with a love of the race. These are just a small selection of adventure marathons around the world that combine cultural aspects and challenging runs.   COVERED BRIDGES HALF MARATHON, USA…

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Snapshot: Australia

Photos by: Tourism Australia On top of Down Under: Australia’s Mountains  While Australia’s mountains aren’t towering by world standards, a hike to their peaks provides sublime views of surrounding landscapes, which range from verdant rainforests to red deserts and fertile plains. Mt. Gillen, NT Situated within the Alice Springs Desert…

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Pacific Coast Tours

One of the best ways to explore Australia is on a road trip, and since it’s a big country, you can split the regions up into manageable holidays. Most visitors would probably tend to visit the east coast, since it’s home to the biggest cities – like Sydney and Melbourne…

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Geared for Fun

From the iconic Glass House Mountains just north of Brisbane, to Noosa and the coloured sands of Rainbow Beach, the Sunshine Coast covers over 100kms of pristine sandy beaches surrounded by coastal and hinterland villages. The Sunshine Coast offers a unique blend of relaxed beach lifestyle alongside its reputation as…

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When the Snow Melts

It’s the end of the ski season, but New South Wales’ Snowy Mountains are also known for springtime adventures. From hiking to riding, this region is home to Australia’s five highest peaks including Mt Kosciuszko (2,228m), all alongside the area’s rich fauna, much of it found nowhere else in Australia.…

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Coastal Mountains

Photo by: Lamington NP Tourism and Events Queensland The one thing that most people don’t realise about Australia is its vastness – in size, it rivals the USA (although it has one of the lowest population densities in the world by space). It is, after all, the world’s largest island…

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Snapshot: Rail Journeys

Decked out in old-world charm and mystery, railway journeys are often overlooked, as travellers tend to look for quick fixes when it comes to their sojourns. Instead of opting for the next flight or holiday destination, rediscover travel by taking one of the world’s most luxurious trains – tucked away…

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5 Bioluminescent Beaches You Need to Visit

Anyone who doesn’t like the beach is surely missing out. (Who actually doesn’t like going to beaches?) But the new talk-of-the-town are these beaches in several parts of the world that apparently glow in the dark. Is this fact or fiction? Definitely fact. Bioluminescence is the phenomenon that causes the…

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Let’s Get Brewing: Australia’s Coffee Culture

You’d think that there must be a Starbucks in every urban city in the world. Because Starbucks, right? But get this – there is almost not a single Starbucks branch in the whole of Australia. You read that right.  When Starbucks attempted to expand its doors in the ‘land down…

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Canyoning

To get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, more and more individuals find themselves completely immersed in the wonders of nature. Completely cut off from the rest of the world, we seek an experience that produces a rush of adrenaline and a thumping heart when the day…

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Plunging Into The Great Barrier Reef

As we wrap up this week’s journey around some of the world’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, we head to our final destination down under and explore one of the world’s most spectacular natural wonders. The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef. The reef comprises more than 3,000…

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Morbid Curiosities: The Old Melbourne Gaol

When one pictures the city of Melbourne, the first thing that comes to mind is the picturesque Great Ocean Road, plastered on the Instagram pages of all those who have gone to the city down under. However, filled with museums and tours of historical landmarks, the city has more to…

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