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Keep up to date with what’s happening in Australia now 

Discover the best of Australia’s food and wine scene, find out about the hottest events and the best places to stay, get a fresh perspective on how to experience Australia like a local and even find out about your favourite Australian animal.

From the ocean to the desert, the forests to the reef, here is the news, the stories and the inspiration for travel in Australia.

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Where to see Australia’s native wildflowers

Where to see Australia’s native wildflowers

Spring has sprung in Australia – which means our landscapes are covered in wildflowers. Here are the best places to see them.

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See the Great Barrier Reef's Great Eight

See the Great Barrier Reef's Great Eight

It’s easy to meet Queensland’s “Great Eight”. Just take your pick from whales, manta rays, giant clams, potato cod, sharks, Maori wrasse, turtles and lovable clownfish – and head to their favourite hang-outs.

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Chris Hemsworth's Australian bucket list

Chris Hemsworth's Australian bucket list

Global ambassador and actor Chris Hemsworth discusses his top 5 Australian Bucket List experiences.

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Can you catch a million dollar fish?

Can you catch a million dollar fish?

Go fishing in the Northern Territory and you just might reel in a cool $1 million.

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48 hours in Perth with Daniel Ricciardo

48 hours in Perth with Daniel Ricciardo

If Formula One racing driver Daniel Ricciardo had 48 hours to show a friend around his hometown of Perth, where would he take them?

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Outback wrangler: Matt Wright

Outback wrangler: Matt Wright

We talk to the star of the National Geographic series, Outback Wrangler, about life in the Northern Territory wrestling crocodiles.

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Dan Hunter talks Brae and the Worlds 50 Best

Dan Hunter talks Brae and the Worlds 50 Best

Fresh off the heels of his World's 50 Best accolade and the release of his first book, we catch up with Dan Hunter to talk world-wide success and being in his vegetable garden at Brae.

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A fairytale-themed drinking spot has opened i...

A fairytale-themed drinking spot has opened in Melbourne

The hottest new bar in hip ’n’ happening Melbourne takes visitors on a fantastical journey.

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How to get footy final fever in Melbourne thi...

How to get footy final fever in Melbourne this weekend

It’s Australian football’s Grand Final weekend. So if you’re in Melbourne, get set for the party to kick off.

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Australian animals: the bilby

Australian animals: the bilby

Their ears are long, their fur is soft and their noses are pink and whiskered – come and play with a bilby!

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There's a little slice of Mexico in the middl...

There's a little slice of Mexico in the middle of Australia

Australia’s best new restaurants June 2017

Australia’s best new restaurants June 2017

A few of the dining experiences making waves among Australians this month.

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Outback wrangler: Matt Wright

Outback wrangler: Matt Wright

We talk to the star of the National Geographic series, Outback Wrangler, about life in the Northern Territory wrestling crocodiles.

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Australia Zoo welcomes a new baby koala

Australia Zoo welcomes a new baby koala

After a long wait, Australia Zoo’s newest star has finally revealed his furry face – and it’s pretty cute!

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Australian Animals: the wombat

Australian Animals: the wombat

We find out all we've ever wanted to know about the Australian wombat.

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What to do in Australia this winter 2017

What to do in Australia this winter 2017

From the nation’s most talked-about art prize to a communal ‘exorcism’ by torchlight, Australia comes alive with unforgettable experiences in winter. Here are five events you definitely shouldn’t miss.

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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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Australia’s most Instagrammable hot chocolate...

Australia’s most Instagrammable hot chocolates

It’s winter down under – and Australia’s famous cafe scene is serving a slew of hot-chocolatey treats.

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10 of Australia’s most Instagrammable breakfa...

10 of Australia’s most Instagrammable breakfasts

With the countdown officially on until Melbourne plays host to The World’s 50 Best Restaurants this April, it’s a fitting time to highlight the best food and wine experiences that the country has to offer.

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Swim with sharks, whales and giant, multi-col...

Swim with sharks, whales and giant, multi-coloured cuttlefish

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Aboriginal Australia

Aboriginal Australia

Keep on top of Indigenous culture and news in Australia, including events and the best Indigenous travel experiences.

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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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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

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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Local Knowledge

Local Knowledge

Meet Tourism Australia's Friends of Australia - a network of globally influential individuals who have a genuine affinity with Australia. Here, we talk to them about the parts of Australia they know and love the most.

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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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Nature and wildlife

Nature and wildlife

Discover the best Australian wildlife travel experiences.

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Sports

Sports

Keep on top of the best sports news in Australia, including major events and the best sport travel experiences.

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