Australian Holidays

Proof we’ve been underrating this place

The Louise, Barossa Valley. Forget Sydney and Melbourne. South Australia is the “it” destination wowing international travellers. Two SA hotels have been named among the world’s top 100 in new list – the only Australian properties to be included. Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island (No.47) and The Louise in …

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Bec Judd: ‘Worst flight ever’

Every parent will have to, at some point, fly with young children. Are there ways to make trips less stressful? MarketWatch’s Catey Hill discusses with Tanya Rivero. Photo: Vsurkov Bec Judd’s horror family flight leaves her vowing she’ll never leave home again. Picture: Sarah Matray GETTING your family home on …

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Uluru as you’ve never seen it before

Astronaut Thomas Pesquet shared his perspective of Uluru online. Picture: ESA/NASA ULURU is an one of the most iconic locations in Australia. Now, a French astronaut has photographed it like you’ve never seen it before: from the International Space Station. Thomas Pesquet posted the image on his Facebook page, saying …

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Best Aussie hotel not where you think

Lee Taylor takes on Lord Howe Island’s Mt Gower with spectacular results. Australia’s best hotel is Pinetrees Lodge on Lord Howe Island. NO, IT’S not the penthouse at the Park Hyatt in Sydney, or the Crown Towers suite in Melbourne, Australia’s best hotel is the family owned retreat, Pinetrees Lodge, …

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Best times to visit Aussie hot spots

Watching the spectacular humpback whales frolic in waters off the coast of Port Stephens should be on every Aussie traveller’s bucket list. Picture: Imagine Cruises BEFORE your next big trip abroad, there are a few amazing experiences you need to have in this big, beautiful land of our own. From …

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The latest craze sweeping Australia

This nude Instagram page has attracted over 58,000 followers, but the owner says there’s nothing sexual about the photos submitted – it’s all in good fun. The Instagram page, which started in New South Wales last year, is booming. Picture: Get Naked Australia A POPULAR new Instagram page is celebrating …

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‘Make the most of it while you can’

Paul Brown, who has stage four lung cancer, will hike Kozzie with his wife and son. Picture: Supplied SURELY the hardest thing about hiking up Mount Kosciuszko is spelling it correctly on all your social media accounts. Right? (Just wait a second while I Google it to make sure I …

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You might want to leave the kids at home

The very suite life: luxury cruising will have you saving your bucks to do it. Pics: James Morgan and Eric Laignel THE Seabourn Encore cruise ship doesn’t have a water slide. Or a kids’ club. Or Disney characters. It does have a well-stocked, free bar fridge, verandas off every suite …

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Can you spot the diver?

Jemma scuba diving the reefs surrounding Raine Island with Mike Ball Dive Expeditions. Credit: Jemma Craig Raine Island is located about 620 kilometres north of Cairns. Picture: Jemma Craig Source: Supplied RAINE Island, located about 620 kilometres northwest of Cairns, is the largest green turtle nesting ground on planet Earth. …

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Relief for stranded Bali tourists

Stranded passengers wait for news about their Tigerair flights at Bali’s Denpasar airport. Picture: Raiza Andini HUNDREDS of tourists stranded on the resort island of Bali following the suspension of Tigerair Australia flights this week were given the green light to fly out Thursday after Indonesian officials grounded the carrier …

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