Australian Holidays

Honey? We have a problem

Justin and Bec Lorrimer are travelling around Australia with their kids. SAY what you like about New South Wales, but the locals sure are friendly. Justin and Bec Lorrimer were camping with their kids near Jervis Bay, on the state’s south coast, when a kangaroo hopped inside the caravan. “Uh-oh,” …

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Is this really Australia’s favourite hotel?

Busselton, less that three hours south of Perth, is home to Australia’s favourite place to stay on holiday. Picture: Tourism Western Australia THIS humble bed and breakfast in a coastal spot unknown to most Australians has become the most talked about hotel in the country. Baudins of Busselton, on the …

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‘This city has to be kidding?’

Adelaide CBD. I went to a wedding a few weeks back. The bride’s big day was interstate so the ceremony was closer to the groom’s family. When the speeches had died down and the cake was sliced, I had a chat to the bride. “So how long are you staying …

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Best things to do in Wollongong

The Gong is the ultimate adventure destination! Check out all the activities this lucky foursome got to experience over a day and a half, plus some super cool small bars www.visitwollongong.com.au Julie makes friends on the balcony of her apartment. Want the Sydney life without the hustle and bustle? Beautiful …

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Don’t tell bogans about this island paradise

It’s the island paradise most Australians wouldn’t think to travel to, and it’s time we saw it in a new light. Picture: Chris Bray Photography AS FAR from the typical tourist haunts as you could get, is an island with a strong history, better snorkelling than the Great Barrier Reef …

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‘What really happens on the Gold Coast’

Metermaids filmed in the new reality show What Really Happens on the Gold Coast. THE Gold Coast’s peak tourism body has fired up against Channel 7 over its new show What Really Happens on the Gold Coast, which aired for the first time overnight. The show introduced viewers to the …

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14 reasons to visit this NSW gem

Inquisitive whales in Twofold Bay off Eden, part of NSW’s Sapphire Coast. Picture: Destination NSW THE far-south coast of New South Wales is known as the Sapphire Coast for good reason. In the warmer months it positively shines. Here’s 14 reasons to pay the region a visit. 1. Go bush …

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Secret to climbing our highest peak

Climb to the top of Australia’s highest peak, by taking the chairlift most of the way. AT FIRST glance, mountaineering seems rather scary. There are many risks involved — wild storms, the chance of snow, cliffs and the potential to get lost. And then there is climbing and scrambling to …

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Bizarre theme park promises visas

The owners of the proposed Chappypie China Time development at Warnervale have developed extensive plans outlining a Chinese-themed adventure park one hour north of Sydney. There are fears the $500m ChappyPie China Time theme park near Wyong in NSW may never be built. ORLANDO has Disney World, the Gold Coast …

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Is that a chook I see on holiday?

Grey nomads Greg and Judy Hay are finding more parks are welcoming feathered and furry friends. Picture: Tim Marsden PET-FRIENDLY holiday accommodation is being taken very literally by adventurous Aussies who are toting more than their dog or cat along for the trip. It is now not unusual for holiday-makers …

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