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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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Australian animals: yellow footed rock wallab...

Australian animals: yellow footed rock wallaby

Adelaide Zoo’s native keeper, Kate Fielder has answered a few of our questions about this cute marsupial.

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Take a masterclass with the world’s best chef...

Take a masterclass with the world’s best chefs at Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Everything you need to know about the World's 50 Best masterclasses held as part of Melbourne Food & Wine Festival from April 1-2.

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Spin the bottle: Australia's spin on gin

Spin the bottle: Australia's spin on gin

Australian producers have taken the spirit and made it their own using indigenous ingredients and uniquely local botanicals for their main flavour cues.

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Dish it Up: Australia's Best New Restaurants ...

Dish it Up: Australia's Best New Restaurants February 2017

Restaurants in Australia are always evolving, experimenting and creating new tastes to please diners. Wherever you are visiting, there’s an exciting new eatery that’s worth booking.

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13 of Australia’s Best Honeymoon Hotels

13 of Australia’s Best Honeymoon Hotels

From luxury lodges in stunning coastal, island and bush settings to a front-row view of the Sydney Opera House, Australia is home to the honeymoon hotel of your dreams.

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Melon Throwing and Other Out-There Aussie Fes...

Melon Throwing and Other Out-There Aussie Festivals

From melon-throwing and camel races to bog-snorkelling and pumpkin bowling, Australia’s weird and wonderful festivals are home to some unique events.

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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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The five acts not to miss at Adelaide’s Fring...

The five acts not to miss at Adelaide’s Fringe Festival

Every year, thousands of people flock to South Australia to experience the weird and wonderful shows on offer at the Adelaide Fringe. Here are this year’s highlights.

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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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Where to catch outdoor opera in Australia thi...

Where to catch outdoor opera in Australia this year

Nowhere does al fresco opera quite like Australia. Here are five places where you can frock up to hear a glorious aria or two.

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Thirsty travels: Noma's top 3 Australian win...

Thirsty travels: Noma's top 3 Australian wine regions

From the rolling Adelaide Hills and the niche boutique wineries in Canberra, to the cool-climate European-esque Tasmanian vineyards, here are Rene Redzpei's top wine regions featured on the Noma Australia wine list.

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Uluru: 5 reasons to visit Australia's Red Cen...

Uluru: 5 reasons to visit Australia's Red Centre

April 1, 2016 marks the beginning of a year-long term of Bruce Munro's internationally acclaimed art installation, Field of Light at the base of Uluru. The epic art-piece will be on show until 31 March 2017, giving you plenty of time to start planning your dream trip to the Red Centre, and while you're here, there are plenty of other unforgettable experiences that only Uluru can offer.

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5 reasons to visit Flinders Island, Tasmania ...

5 reasons to visit Flinders Island, Tasmania

A little wombat joey named Derek has captured the hearts of thousands. Photographer and Friend of Australia Sean Scott filmed Derek while on a trip to Flinders Island in Tasmania and posted the video to Facebook, gaining Derek, and his home of Flinders Island, international attention. Find out more about what you can do on Flinders Island.

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Chris Hemsworth's Top 5 Australian Beaches

Chris Hemsworth's Top 5 Australian Beaches

Chris Hemsworth grew up on the Victorian coastline, and knows what makes a spectacular beach. Here, he shares his top five beach experiences across Australia. Get ready for an adventure that will take you from coast to coast surfing the best waves, walking along white sandy beaches, swimming in crystal clear waters and diving with Australia's marine wildlife.

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5 luxury Australian Outback stations

5 luxury Australian Outback stations

While the Australian Outback is known for its rough-hewn landscapes, there are many rural properties that provide luxury accommodation for those who want to keep the comforts of city living, even in the Outback. These five Outback stations give you the best of both worlds.

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Kakadu National Park Highlights

Kakadu National Park Highlights

It has been 30 years since Crocodile Dundee captivated the international film market, shining a spotlight on Australia’s Northern Territory. The spectacular scenery of the Northern Territory and rugged Kakadu landscapes have certainly not lost any of their appeal, and there are so many ways you can experience Kakadu.

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10 of Australia's best swimming beaches

10 of Australia's best swimming beaches

Spend the day at one of Australia’s beautiful sheltered beaches.

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48 hours on the Epicurean Way, South Australi...

48 hours on the Epicurean Way, South Australia

If you're travelling to Australia for a culinary adventure, South Australia's Epicurean Way is a must-do road trip. Stop in at cellar doors, taste award-winning wines and feast on gourmet local produce at restaurants set among sprawling vineyards.

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Top 5 places to see koalas in the wild

Top 5 places to see koalas in the wild

In celebration of Wild Koala Day – a day to celebrate wild koalas and to protect their habitats – here are the top five places in Australia where you can see this unique Australian marsupial in its natural habitat.

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6 must-do Australian aquatic experiences

6 must-do Australian aquatic experiences

With more than 50,000 kilometres (31,000 miles) of coastline, Australia has countless beach and seaside destinations to explore. But Australians love of the water extends beyond the coast and inland where rivers, lakes and waterfalls reveal more about why Australia is not just a place you see, but a place you feel. If you're not sure where to start, follow this guide of six must-do aquatic experiences in Australia.

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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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Backpackers

Backpackers

The best ways to travel Australia on a shoestring.

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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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