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What's on in Australia this autumn

What's on in Australia this autumn

From sampling fresh Australian produce at a beachside food festival to enjoying arts and cultural events against a harbour sunset, there is plenty to see and do in Australia this autumn. Get up close with the locals, experience world-famous music festivals, enjoy the best of Australia’s food and wine and, most importantly, experience something new.

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Chris Hemsworth's top experiences in the Kimb...

Chris Hemsworth's top experiences in the Kimberley

Chris Hemsworth's Kimberley experience is about getting off the grid and escaping to a spectacular, untouched coastal wilderness.

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Swimming with humpback whales

Swimming with humpback whales

Swim with the humpback whales in Queensland and Western Australia from July to October.

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On foot: luxury itinerary for hikers and walk...

On foot: luxury itinerary for hikers and walkers

Put your best foot forward and explore some of Australia’s magnificent landscapes on a walking holiday.

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Off the beaten track: Bushwalking in Canberra...

Off the beaten track: Bushwalking in Canberra

Lace up your boots and get ready to see Canberra in a whole new way.

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A break from the city: 5 luxury getaways

A break from the city: 5 luxury getaways

Create an unforgettable (and well-deserved) mini-break at these luxury lodges.

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Island hopping around Tasmania

Island hopping around Tasmania

Discover more about Tasmania's off-shore retreats from sweeping beaches, dramatic coastlines and abundant wildlife.

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Top reasons to visit Orpheus Island

Top reasons to visit Orpheus Island

Discover Orpheus Island, a secluded Great Barrier Reef Island that offers immaculate coastlines and a bespoke tropical escape.

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15 day wildlife experience

15 day wildlife experience

Explore Australia from Kakadu to Kangaroo Island. Stay in luxury accommodation while witnessing some of Australia's most magnificent wildlife in its natural habitat.

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The World's 50 Best is moving to Australia

The World's 50 Best is moving to Australia

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2016 took place in New York City and next up is Melbourne, Australia for the 2017.

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Byron Bay's top five bucket list experiences

Byron Bay's top five bucket list experiences

Whether you’re a first timer or a seasoned visitor to Australia, chances are you haven’t experienced all Byron Bay has to offer. So, next time you visit the North Coast of New South Wales, tick these experiences off your bucket list.

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48 hours from Sydney to Byron Bay

48 hours from Sydney to Byron Bay

Heading north from Sydney along the coast, you’ll see some of the most striking landscapes in New South Wales, some well-known, and others are some of the state’s best-kept secrets. Follow the Pacific Coastline through national parks, lush rainforests, and along expansive beaches.

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Discover Aboriginal experiences

Discover Aboriginal experiences

When visiting Australia, whether you are in a city, travelling the outback or enjoying a coastal holiday, there are Aboriginal tourism experiences that can connect you with the world’s oldest living culture.

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Top shows and exhibitions to see in 2016

Top shows and exhibitions to see in 2016

A new year brings new talent to Australian shores and an influx of exhibitions and shows confirmed for 2016. Some of the highlights include award winning musicals, Aboriginal artefacts returning to Australian shores for the first time and an amazing installation that shines a whole new light on your experience at Uluru.

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Shopping in Australia

Shopping in Australia

With the Australian dollar currently at lower levels, visitors to Australia will be getting more bang for their buck, making it the perfect time to hit the shops. From local designer clothes and homewares to handmade jewellery and classic souvenirs, there are many different ways to experience an Australian shopping adventure.

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Four Australian restaurants named in the top ...

Four Australian restaurants named in the top 100 in the world

Four of Australia’s best restaurants - Attica, Quay, Sepia, and Brae - have been named in the prestigious S.Pellegrino World’s 100 Best Restaurants list, as judged by 900 of the world’s leading chefs, restaurateurs and food media. Find out more about these four world-class restaurants and discover why Australia has never been a more inspiring or dynamic place to dine out.

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Bennelong restaurant opens at the Sydney Oper...

Bennelong restaurant opens at the Sydney Opera House

Located at the iconic Sydney Opera House, Bennelong restaurant offers a unique dining experience, with spectacular views and delicious food by Australian Executive Chef Peter Gilmore. This new arrival to the Australian dining scene has been highly anticipated by foodies and travellers alike who are keen to discover Gilmore’s unique take on this dramatic space in the Sydney Opera House.

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Unique Australian city experiences

Unique Australian city experiences

Walking through Australia’s hidden streets is the best way to discover the character, charm and culture of our capital cities. From colourful graffiti to chic city bars, all of Australia’s cities and towns have their own secret laneways and vibrant artistic spaces that might be hard to find, but are well worth exploring.

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5 islands to visit on the Great Barrier Reef

5 islands to visit on the Great Barrier Reef

While some of Australia’s cities are heading into winter, the Great Barrier Reef is preparing for its peak season. With mild weather, average water temperatures of 25°C (77°F), the possibility of seeing whales and over 100 islands to choose from, it’s time to pack your bags and head to Tropical North Queensland for your own slice of paradise.

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An insider's guide to Melbourne Food and Wine...

An insider's guide to Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2016

The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival (MFWF) will be held from 4-13 March in 2016 and feature some of Australia’s best fresh food, wine and produce experiences across the city. MFWF ambassador, chef and restaurateur, Scott Pickett, shares his insider’s guide to the Festival and what makes Australian food culture so unique.

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5 top experiences at the Sydney Royal Easter ...

5 top experiences at the Sydney Royal Easter Show 2016

The Sydney Royal Easter Show is a celebration of Australian culture with visitors taking part in all kinds of rural and agricultural traditions unique to the country. Visit the Show from 17 to 30 March 2016 for competitions, animal experiences, carnival fun, shopping and more.

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Iconic Sydney experiences on show this new ye...

Iconic Sydney experiences on show this new year's eve

As in previous years, all eyes will be on Sydney Harbour this new year’s eve. However, in 2015, visitors and Sydney-siders will not only be entertained by the famous annual fireworks display, but also by stunning new footage of iconic Sydney summer experiences beamed onto the pylons of Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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Just how big is Australia?

Just how big is Australia?

Australia is not only the world’s sixth largest country, the sheer size of its natural attractions and landmarks is also truly impressive. With sprawling national parks and deserts that are larger than whole countries combined, the vastness of this country contributes to why it’s so unique.

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48 hours on Fraser Island

48 hours on Fraser Island

The world’s largest sand island, World-Heritage-listed Fraser Island is constantly evolving and full of natural beauty including turquoise- and emerald-coloured lakes, meandering creeks and white-sand beaches. Butchulla Aborigines knew Fraser Island as K’gari, or “paradise”, and after 48 hours here you’ll know why.

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Australia’s Native Ingredients and Cuisine Tr...

Australia’s Native Ingredients and Cuisine Trend

Australian restaurants are valuing the taste, texture and versatility of native ingredients and integrating them into contemporary restaurant menus with great effect. From Rene Redzepi through to Kylie Kwong, celebrated chefs worldwide are championing and showcasing their use to the world.

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Unique Australian summer picnic experiences

Unique Australian summer picnic experiences

With some of the world’s most unique landscapes, a summer picnic is one of the must-do experiences when visiting Australia. This guide reveals some of the country’s best picnic spots and things to do, including some for adventurous travellers and some for those who want a more laid back experience.

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