Aussie Hot Spots to Visit

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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…
humpback

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…
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…
paddle-wheeler

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,…
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…
oceans

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…
cruise

Cruise the coast and see the outback in one holiday

Cruise holiday specialist ecruising.travel 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…
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…
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…
rooftop camping

Rooftop camping in Melbourne's CBD

  Taking glamping to a whole new level, St. Jerome's – The Hotel opened in May of 2015 as a first-of-its-kind luxury rooftop camping accommodation on top of one of the city's busiest shopping centres, Melbourne Central. The…
Margaret River Gourmet Escape

Culinary heroes join Margaret River Gourmet Escape program

Margaret River Gourmet Escape will return this November with an appetising line-up of new events and talent, including Australian culinary hero, Curtis Stone (pictured). For the first time ever, the premier food and wine festival will run…
Russell Crowe

NSW celebrated in Russell Crowe's latest music video

Spectacular New South Wales is featured in Russell Crowe's musical project The Indoor Garden Party for the band's new music video for the single Out of Range. The CEO of project partner Destination NSW, Sandra Chipchase, said the music…
kangaroo island

Five reasons to visit Kangaroo Island with Qantas Link

A new flight route to Kangaroo Island (KI) from Melbourne and Adelaide will be available from December 2017. The direct flights to the island's Kingscote Airport, reflect the increasing demand and popularity of KI. With…
western australia

What's on in Western Australia

Visitors to Western Australia can experience WA's natural beauty, state-of-the-art venues and diverse culture in unique and unforgettable ways through an incredible range of world-class cultural, sporting and culinary events. Here is…
husk-vine

Husk & Vine opens in Parramatta

A new kitchen and bar, Husk & Vine has just opened in Parramatta on July 1. Setting a new culinary direction in the already thriving scene of Sydney's West, the restaurant is headed by ex-Flying Fish chef Stephen Seckold, who pays homage…