Hot Spots to Visit in the Land Down Under


Gordon River Cruises, Tasmania

World first for new Gordon River Cruises vessel

As the building of the new vessel for Gordon River Cruises on Tasmania’s west coast continues to progress, now is a great time to reveal an exciting world-first for the company. The vessel will be fitted with both diesel engines and electric motors, meaning the operator can switch between one or the other or both, […]


Listen: Hear humpback whales sing at Hervey Bay!

Add a new dimension to your whale watching experience by visiting Hervey Bay in September – it’s the best time to hear humpback whales sing. Pacific Whale Foundation senior research biologist Stephanie Stack said only mature whales sang and this month was when most started arriving in Hervey Bay for their migratory stopover. She said […]

Father's Day

Top Tips for a Tip-Top Dad’s Day in Melbourne

    From sporting types to culture kings and dads with a hipster edge, Melbourne has something to tickle the fancy of fathers from all walks of life. With all of the following and more to choose from, there is no excuse not to make this Father’s Day (3 September 2017) one to remember. Sporty Dad As […]


Cruise the Murray River on a paddle-wheeler

Step back in time to when the paddle-wheeler dominated the Murray River and get up close and personal with the ancient land on-board Captain Cook Cruises.   Finished with polished wood and gold trimmings and featuring a winding staircase, full-length windows and a paddle-wheel encased in glass, the PS Murray Princess replicates the paddle-wheelers that […]

blue mountains

Blue Mountains walk joins great walks collection

Great Walks of Australia is proud to announce the addition of a new walk for NSW, the Blue Mountains Grand Traverse by Auswalk. This brings the number of walks in the program to 12, with 10 of those showcased in the new Signature Collection. Located in one of Australia’s many unique and spectacular walking destinations, […]


Festival promises oceans of fun in Hervey Bay, Qld

 Succulent seafood, colourful parades, fireworks, culture, music and oceans experts will be coming in waves when the Fraser Coast splashes out with the annual Hervey Bay Ocean Festival, presented by USC from August 11-20. From its official opening featuring a presentation from acclaimed conservationist Tim Flannery, to the Blessing of the Fleet on August 12, […]


Cruise the coast and see the outback in one holiday

Cruise holiday specialist has just released one of its most popular Australian ‘Rail and Sail’ packages for 2019, combining a coastal cruise on the renowned Queen Elizabeth with rail travel through the outback on Australian’s iconic The Ghan. This package is ideal to give passengers a glimpse into the true Australian lifestyle mix of […]

visual storytellers

Calling young storytellers to trip across Australia

Young visual storytellers from around the world are urged to apply for the first ever BuzzFeed Mateshipprogram. The once-in-lifetime fellowship and travel program will see the mates work, travel and capture content across Australia. Eight young travellers and aspiring content creators from the UK, Germany, Italy and France will be flown to Australia for a three-month road […]

Butchulla ceremony

Ancient Butchulla ceremony to help season start in good spirits

An ancient Butchulla smoking ritual will be performed for the first time as part of the annual Blessing of the Fleet this year. The Blessing, a major part of the Ocean Festival presented by University of Sunshine Coast (USC),will combine a rich blend of experiences on Saturday, August 12. Visitors can tour the many whale […]