Destinations

Driving Western Australia’s Golden Outback

The Golden Outback is rife with curious contradictions: dynamic regional centres thrive beside ghost towns; vivid wildflowers spring up defiantly from desert soils; and unyielding outback plains are home to oases of arts and culture. A kaleidoscope of colour, this south-western corner of Australia sprawls across a mighty 54 per cent of our largest state … Continued

Six places to celebrate Christmas in July

Christmas Down Under has its perks, but it doesn’t compare to picture book scenes of snow-capped pine trees, toasty fires and gloriously ugly knitted jumpers – which is what Christmas in July is all about! You’re more likely to spot a roo than a reindeer, but this round-up of Australia’s most fabulous Christmas in July … Continued

Townsville’s must-dos

As winter creeps across the southern states, Townsville is the balmy oasis you’ve been dreaming of. Expect average June temperatures hovering in the mid 20s, idyllic beaches, natural marvels, grand architecture, and an enviable foodie scene that will have you saying, ‘Melbourne-Shmelbourne’. Whether you’re here for a night or a week, these are Townsville’s must-dos. … Continued

Following the Burke and Wills expedition

The ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition is a remarkable story of exploration, tragedy and survival in the country’s remote interior. Retrace their arduous journey from the comfort of your car and caravan, and you’ll experience quiet riverside camps shaded by eucalypts, the rich reds of the desert and the timeless, isolated landscapes the men traversed. … Continued

Explore the Flinders Ranges

Without exaggeration, the Flinders Ranges boasts some of the most spectacular landscapes in Australia, encompassing rugged mountain ranges, expansive plains and impressive gorges. Overflowing with trails to walk, four-wheel drive tracks to explore and stunning vistas to take your breath away, it’s wise to take your time and make the Flinders Ranges an extended trip. … Continued

World War II: The Bombing of Darwin

On 19 February 1942, just 10 weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the city of Darwin came under attack by Japanese forces in what was to become a defining moment in Australian history. Heavy cruisers, submarines, warplanes launched from ships, land-based bombers and more than 180 aircraft were levelled against Darwin Harbour. By the … Continued

New South Wales highlights

From stunning coastal landscapes to the undulating plains of the New England region, New South Wales is jam-packed with quality travel destinations for you to visit this autumn. Jervis Bay The pure white sands and turquoise waters of Jervis Bay are truly spectacular; if you’re undecided about where to go on your next New South … Continued

Delights in the Yarra Valley

Renowned for its incredible wines, cheeses and smallgoods, the Yarra Valley is the perfect destination for a relaxing daytrip of meandering, tasting and breathing in the fresh valley air. What’s more, the rolling green hills, picturesque vineyards, rustic buildings and alluring mountain ranges are just a stone’s throw away from Melbourne’s outer suburbs. Coldstream to … Continued

Taste of the Hunter Valley

Located two hours north of Sydney, the Hunter Valley is a spectacular pocket, with impressive local wine and produce set against a stunning backdrop of fertile rolling hills. Home to some of the oldest vineyards in Australia, which produce internationally acclaimed wines, the Hunter Valley is the perfect destination to unwind and treat your tastebuds … Continued

Secrets of the Great Inland Way

The sheer size and diversity of Australia is something you can’t truly appreciate until you’ve driven through it. This is especially true of inland regions, where the sparsely populated countryside holds onto some of Australia’s best-kept secrets. You can discover some of them along the Great Inland Way. Sydney to Dubbo The Great Inland Way … Continued

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