Aussie Hot Spots to Visit

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walking holidays

NSW popular for walking holidays

More than 4.3 million domestic and international overnight visitors last year chose walking in NSW as part of a holiday experience, up 5.2% on the previous year*. “NSW is the perfect place for a hiking holiday," Destination NSW…
playground

High-tech playground revs up!

Vroom Vroom! Tasmania's first electronic playground is taking off in the popularity stakes! Launched in December 2016, the play space at Longford has equipment with a motoring theme, reflecting the town's motor racing history, plus double…
Mary Poppins Festival 2005

Get swept up in the Poppins Festival

The 10th anniversary Mary Poppins Festival has begun with plenty on offer for the young, and the young at heart in the heritage city of Maryborough. Live performances, book readings, circus workshops and famous authors are just…
spring

Launch into Spring with glamping, ballooning and cycling

Hello Spring! High Country launches into the new season with glamping, ballooning and sensational cycling experiences. With the wattles blooming and the vine buds set to burst, Victoria's High Country is celebrating the arrival of Spring…
sydney

Sydney set for 'Awesome August'

SYDNEY is the place to be this August when it will host more than eight major events including The Bledisloe Cup, Supercars Super Sprint, an inaugural American football match - the Sydney College Football Cup, the opening of Disney's Aladdin…
bachelor

Australia's wildest bachelor has high 'Hope' for a new bird

MOVE over Bachelors Ritchie, Blake and Tim, Townsville's wildest bachelor now has his eye on a fine, young bird. But it wasn't a buff bloke meeting a svelte young chick in a glam gown slit to the waist, in this show of courtship, it…
Whale

Hervey Bay on song for another bumper whale season

THE whale watching capital of the world, Hervey Bay, is open for business and delivering another bumper season with close encounters and the visitor experience of a lifetime. Fraser Coast is undoubtedly Australia's Home of the Humpbacks…
kombis

Airlie Beach Kombis add a touch of magical nostalgia

TAKING you right back to the 1960s, Airlie Beach Kombis is a specialised transport provider giving you that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bring a touch of magical nostalgia to your special occasion. Airlie Beach Kombis is a super…
wombat

Cuteness alert! The new adventures of Derek the Wombat

SINCE Derek the wombat hit international stardom, he’s been frantically busy. He’s an adolescent now and being a savvy business-wombat he has a new line of tea towels and t-shirts out. If that’s not enough to keep this Flinders Island…
mary poppins festival

A practically perfect Mary Poppins festival!

GET swept up in the magic of Mary Poppins on Saturday July 2 when Queensland's most supercalafragalistic festival comes alive in the streets of Maryborough! The iconic Portside precinct will be transformed to the whimsical place…
outback sky

Discover the outback sky at Uluru Astronomy Weekend

ASTRONOMY enthusiasts of all ages can discover the spectacular Australian outback sky at Ayers Rock Resort's upcoming Uluru Astronomy Weekend on 26-28 August 2016. Science journalist and ABC radio broadcaster Robyn Williams, as well…
truffles

Ten things to know about truffles

  EVERY winter, the Canberra region becomes truffle-obsessed with degustations, hunts, wine tastings and cooking demonstrations. But just what makes the prized ingredient so special? The rare Black Winter Truffle is one of the…
savour

Savour the Moment at Relish

FEATURING famous chefs, fine food and fabulous entertainment, this year's Relish Food and Wine Festival at Portside Maryborough is the place where visitors can savour the moment. Rated one of Queensland's must do experiences, historic…
bridgeclimb

Break out your best 70's dance moves on BridgeClimb

From 27 May to 18 June 2016, BridgeClimb is inviting Vivid Sydney fans to come and experience The Vivid Climb 134 metres above the festival and break out their best moves on a 70's style multi-coloured flashing dance floor like no other…
mary poppins

In Maryborough, it's all about Mary!

IF THERE was a world record for the place with the biggest name obsession then Maryborough in Queensland's Fraser Coast would undoubtedly win. In Maryborough, it's all about Mary. It's leading obsession is with Mary Poppins. There's…