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Nature and wildlife

Australian animals: the dingo

Australian animals: the dingo

The Australian Reptile Park recently welcomed five dingo babies to the family.

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Mayfield Garden, NSW opens to the public

Mayfield Garden, NSW opens to the public

One of the world’s largest privately owned gardens has just opened to the public – meaning you can ’gram its secret coves, stunning sculptures and cascading creeks pretty much any day of the year.

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Name your own coral reef in Australia

Name your own coral reef in Australia

You could be the first on Earth to dive a coral reef – then give it a name.

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Australian animals: the koala

Australian animals: the koala

Australian Reptile Park's General Manager & Director, Tim Faulkner has answered a few of our questions about the iconic Australian animal.

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Australian animals: the sea lion

Australian animals: the sea lion

Blunt snout, small tightly rolled external ears, the Australian Sea lions are adorable creatures. Find out more about these Aussie animals.

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Aboriginal Australia

World’s biggest dinosaur tracks found in Aust...

World’s biggest dinosaur tracks found in Australia

Dinosaurs roamed the earth tens of millions of years ago, and you now can walk among their 1.7-metre-long footprints near Broome on Western Australia’s north-west coast.

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The best Aboriginal experiences without leavi...

The best Aboriginal experiences without leaving the city

These new inner-city experiences offer authentic ways to gain insights into Aboriginal way of life.

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Finding Aboriginal Culture in Sydney

Finding Aboriginal Culture in Sydney

Here’s where to find some unique insights into Sydney’s rich Aboriginal culture.

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The bush tucker capital of Australia

The bush tucker capital of Australia

Want to taste the foods that the world’s most ancient culture has dined on for tens of thousands of years? Head to the spiritual heart of Australia.

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Taste the world’s oldest menu

Taste the world’s oldest menu

Forage for bush foods and dine on native ingredients at the first A Taste of Kakadu festival, from 12-21 May.

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New accommodation

The Australian pub stay’s comeback

The Australian pub stay’s comeback

Most Australian pubs offer basic accommodation for travellers. For a long time, that’s meant creaky beds and shared bathrooms, but things are beginning to change.

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The world’s first astrology hotel opens in Sy...

The world’s first astrology hotel opens in Sydney

The Ultimo Hotel is aimed squarely at starry-eyed travellers looking for a more personalised experience.

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New Australian accommodation: May 2017

New Australian accommodation: May 2017

Glamping in the Grampians

Glamping in the Grampians

One of the best glamping experiences in Australia, glamping in the breathtaking Grampians is one not to be missed.

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Accommodation and planning

Accommodation and planning

Find out about the best places to stay in Australia, and keep up to date with news on everything from 5-star hotels to pop-up camping experiences.

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Food and drink

Australia’s best new restaurants May 2017

Australia’s best new restaurants May 2017

With whimsically themed hotspots, respectfully pared-back ethnic interpretations, and the rise of the modern bistro, 2017 is shaping up to be an excellent year for Australian dining.

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We think we’ve found Australia’s best éclair

We think we’ve found Australia’s best éclair

From lemon and apricot curd to raspberry cheesecake with basil and passionfruit, Nicolas Poelaert is turning the tradition pastry recipe inside out. You have to taste it to believe it.

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Tasting Australia kicks off - Tourism Austral...

Tasting Australia kicks off - Tourism Australia

Adelaide and its surrounding regions are about to begin an eight-day celebration of local produce. Find out which Tasting Australia events you absolutely shouldn’t miss.

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Australia hosts nation-wide party celebrating...

Australia hosts nation-wide party celebrating wine

The biggest celebration of Australian wine, Aussie Wine Month, returns this May to showcase the exceptional quality and diversity of wine produced in our own backyard.

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Food and wine

Food and wine

Keep on top of what's happening in Australia's culinary scene, including events and the best food and wine travel experiences.

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Art, music and culture

Vivid music and ideas highlight reel 2017

Vivid music and ideas highlight reel 2017

2017 highlights include folk rock band Fleet Foxes, folk darling Laura Marling, CEO and founder of Buzzfeed, Jonah Peretti and Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone.

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The Fashion world descends on Sydney for Merc...

The Fashion world descends on Sydney for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia

World's biggest names in fashion are coming to Sydney for the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia. Join in the celebration with prestigious labels and designers.

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NSW regional emerging hotspot

NSW regional emerging hotspot

There’s world-class music, amazing food and boutique accommodation in the once-sleepy settlement of Tamworth. Here are five reasons to pay a visit.

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Adelaide’s newest arts precinct

Adelaide’s newest arts precinct

The nascent Midtown is the South Australian capital’s coolest up-and-coming arts, food and music quarter.

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Art music culture

Art music culture

Keep up to date with Australia's multi-faceted arts scene, including events and the best music, art and cultural experiences.

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Australian adventure

Queensland bucket list for photographers

Queensland bucket list for photographers

Australian-based photographer, filmmaker and creative director, Jarrad Seng’s favourite places in Queensland.

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Blue Derby Pods Ride experience

Blue Derby Pods Ride experience

A tiny town in a Tasmanian forest is fast becoming known as a cult travel hotspot for hikers, bikers and wildlife enthusiasts.

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Three new ways to experience whale shark seas...

Three new ways to experience whale shark season

From April to August, you can head to Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia to swim with the whale sharks as they journey south for winter. Find out more.

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Lord Howe Island’s Seven Peaks Walk

Lord Howe Island’s Seven Peaks Walk

have added an eleventh walk to their collective, expanding to Lord Howe Island to include the Seven Peaks Walk.

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Australian adventure

Australian adventure

Keep up to date with the best adventure journeys Australia has to offer, from diving the Great Barrier Reef to skiing Australia's snowy slopes.

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