The Hidden Culture of Cairns

Cairns is commonly stereotyped as a holiday spot for beach bums and water-sport fanatics. However, there is more to Cairns than meets the eye. When you strip off the top layer, it’s a surprisingly cultural city. Read on for a guide to some of the coolest experiences in Cairns to get your cultural fix. When…

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Fishing Holiday Fun in Queensland

If fishing is your thing, you can’t look past the rivers and seas of Queensland — two of the top places in the territory to catch your fill are the Gold Coast and Cairns. With a range of different types of fishing on offer and hundreds of species of fish native to Queensland, there is…

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Is an Adventure and Expedition Cruise Right for You?

There’s a cruise to suit every kind of traveller, and picking the right one is the key to getting the most out of your holiday. Many people are drawn in by the idea of an adventure and expedition cruise, however it may not be the best choice for you. Being well prepared and researching your…

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Sun, Sand and Surf: Why Not Experience a Different Side of the Gold Coast?

Typically, when you think of the Gold Coast you think of golden sand, sunny beaches, great surf, and holiday theme parks. But there is another side to our great Gold Coast, and that’s the hinterland. From stunning rainforest skywalks to relaxing wine tours, scenic national park walks to exotic spa retreats. The Gold Coast hinterland…

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The Idea of ‘The Big European OE’ For Those Down Under

Whenever a gap year is mentioned in Australasia, it is usually stated as ‘The Big OE’. Emphasis on the word ‘Big’ here. Seeing as most countries in the Southern Hemisphere are surrounded by sea, any venture away is considered pretty far away, therefore proving it difficult to travel to a destination for just a few…

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Best Sunsets

Everyone loves a sunset but I think we only really appreciate them when we are travelling. Might be down to the fact that we don’t have the time to fully appreciate them day to day or maybe it’s down to the fact that when we travel we are doing something amazing at the time and…

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20 Photos to Inspire Travel in New Zealand

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#SurfsUp @hostelbookers! Win a private group surfing course

WIN a private group surfing course or stand up paddle lesson for four people – valued at over A$260! SECOND PRIZE: An Airwalk bodyboard worth over A$40 from Amazon. Surfing in Australia is the national sport and as the birthplace of Quiksilver, Billabong and Rip Curl there’s no better place to learn how to navigate…

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