Australian Holidays

You can holiday in Australia’s most iconic home

You can now rent The Castle! The Castle’s iconic Bonnie Doon holiday home is now on Airbnb. What’s even more serene than kicking your feet up on a country getaway in Bonnie Doon is kicking your feet up in Bonnie Doon in Australia’s most iconic holiday home. That’s right, The …

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This hot spot is Australia’s new No.1

Kyle Bowman’s image of Wyadup Spa, WA beat more than 5000 others to be named winner of the Australia from Above competition. Picture: Kyle Bowman, Airloft IS THIS Australia’s best angle? Judges of the Australia from Above drone photography competition thought so. Kyle Bowman’s shot of Wyadup Spa in Western …

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‘Don’t bother’: Tourists hated Melbourne

The latest tourism ad for Victoria encourages weekend travellers to take a wander around the state. Hosier Lane is among the Melbourne attractions that were roasted by TripAdvisor reviewers. Picture: Jake Nowakowski MELBOURNE may be the world’s most liveable city, but these tourists beg to differ. Thousands of reviews have …

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Why Aussie snow will excite you in 2017

Australia’s ski slopes offer some exciting developments. IMPROVED snow-making technology, better kids’ play areas and premium lessons are a few of the benefits in store for travellers to Australia’s top ski resorts this season. With the opening weekend just a few weeks away on June 10, now is the time …

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This brand new hotel is already No.1

Jackalope on the Mornington Peninsula has been named Australia’s top hotel. IT’S only been open for a few weeks, but this coastal hideaway has already been named Australia’s best hotel. Jackalope, which opened to guests in April, was named Australia’s Hotel of the Year at the annual Gourmet Traveller Australian …

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Hostie shames ‘irresponsible’ mum

Using his air miles, Samuel set off on a $18,000 first class trip of a lifetime. The travel enthusiast struck gold when airline company Garuda Indonesia had an incredible 90% off mileage flash sale. Along with the help of his air miles, Sam spent just $7,000 from his own pocket …

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Is this Australia’s most underrated city?

Move over Melbourne and Brisbane, Adelaide has a river too. ADELAIDE is Australia’s most sneered at city. As I travel the country doing stand up comedy, all too often I hear my native home mocked. Frequently, and much to my ire, this is done just before I am introduced on …

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Bare your arts at nude hotel

Warning: Nudity. Take a look at the The Art Series Hotel Group’s newest ad promoting the “No Robe” package, which invites guests to “sleep over and strike a pose”. Adrienne Nicholls poses for a “No Robe” package at The Watson hotel in Walkerville. Picture: Tricia Watkinson. GUESTS can shed their …

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10 reasons QLD is better than NSW

The Gold Coast features in the Queensland Tourism trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Me Tell No Tales Noosa’s got it all. Picture: Supplied I HAVE a problem. It’s State of Origin time, and yet again I’ve got no idea which side to barrack for. I was born on …

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Alcohol laws are enough to drive you to drink

THANKS to high taxes and ridiculous nanny state laws, alcohol in Queensland is now believed to cost more than illicit drugs. That’s right, some pub and nightclub owners believe it is now cheaper for people to stock up on pills instead of drinking at a supervised venue. As the cost …

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