Aussie Hot Spots to Visit

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resolution

How's your New Year's resolution tracking?

ALMOST half of the Australian population (48%) make a New Year's resolution. Sadly, only around 6% of people stick to their resolutions and successfully achieve them. Four weeks in, it's time to ask the tough question: Are you on track…
Port Douglas

Port Douglas Carnivale sails into tropical North Qld

SHOWCASING the best of the region's abundant produce and fresh ingredients from land and sea, world class wines, market stalls, international entertainers, local musicians and artists plus a stack of family fun, Port Douglas Carnivale is…
dolphins

Hartog's pewter plate marks Australia's first European landing

TOMORROW (January 23) marks 400 years to the day since Dutch explorer Dirk Hartog left the Netherlands on his epic journey during which he famously stumbled on the island, now known as Dirk Hartog Island, off the coast of Shark Bay in Western…
paddleboarders

Fun and fitness combined at the Whitsunday SUP Challenge this May

STAND Up Paddleboard (SUP) for fun and fitness at the second annual Whitsunday SUP Challenge at Airlie Beach in Queensland, between Sunday May 8 and Saturday May 14, 2016. This unique week-long adventure in the Whitsundays is the only…
Australia Day

Australia Day: The Good, The Occa and The Awesome!

WHAT'S On - Your Guide To Australia Day Events Across Queensland: Meat pies, mullets and Miranda Kerr… come January 26, Australians will band together to celebrate all that's good and great about living Down Under. In Queensland,…
Jessica Mauboy

Jessica Mauboy to perform at Santos Tour Down Under

ARIA award winning artist Jessica Mauboy will headline the 2016 Santos Tour Down Under Team Presentation concert on the first day of the international cycling event on January 16 in Adelaide. Jess Mauboy has sold more than two million…
festival

Famous Nanny joins ankle biters' bucket list for 2016

SEE THE adventures of a 19th century Nanny come to life, toss in Australia's favourite historical re-enactment, and add the world's biggest science festival and you've got the start of a year-long line up of Queensland events set to captivate…
sydney

Extraordinary international art for Sydney

TWO extraordinary art exhibitions showcasing works by Picasso, Auguste Rodin and Tatsuo Miyajima have been secured for the Sydney International Art Series in 2016-2017. The exhibitions, opening in November, will see Nude: Art from…
country

Country music's biggest stars to shine in Tamworth

TAMWORTH, the home of country music in Australia will come alive for the annual Toyota Country Music Festival from 15 – 24 January 2016. With over 700 performers and 2800 shows taking place across 120 different venues, the largest…
whitsunday islands

Clipper Round the World Fleet racing into tropical Whitsundays

The Clipper Round the World fleet will sail into Australia's tropical Whitsunday islands next week, completing Race 6 of the Asia-Pacific Challenge leg of this world-famous sailing event. On arrival at Abell Point Marina in the popular…
sand blow sunset

Bored and broke? Here's 15 fabulous freebies for the summer holidays!

CHRISTMAS can pack a punch when it comes to the purse strings, so we've hit the streets and come up with 15 fun freebies in south east Queensland. Trust us, these activities won't hurt your wallet as you head towards the tail end of the…
enchanted

NSW calendar jam packed with food, culture, sport and other delights!

New South Wales' 2016 calendar of events is bursting with some of the biggest and best events in the country and around the world. It's a great time to start planning 2016 getaways, long weekends and day trips with that special event in…
ecotourism

Explore 12 ecotourism hot spots in Oz

SOME of the most pristine ecotourism destinations on the planet can be found in Australia. Most people have heard about the Great Barrier Reef but there’s more, so much more to the land down under. From the Great Sandy Biosphere on Queensland's…
dish

Western Australia's top dish from the Coral Coast

CULINARY tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors of the tourism industry. It came as little surprise that mother-of-two, Jerolina Rankin of Carnarvon on Australia's Coral Coast, took out Western Australia's Signature Dish competition with…
family fun

Summer holiday fun in Melbourne

SCHOOL'S out but that doesn't mean that parents need to be pulling their hair out trying to think of ways to entertain their little ones. There are loads of activities on in Melbourne throughout the holidays to keep families occupied all…