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The new flavours of Australia: six restaurant...

The new flavours of Australia: six restaurants to watch

Sydney's contemporary art scene

Sydney's contemporary art scene

Wine and dine in Victoria

Wine and dine in Victoria

Explore Victoria’s wineries, restaurants and patisseries through the eyes of four of the world’s most influential foodies.

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Gai Waterhouse's guide to the Melbourne Cup C...

Gai Waterhouse's guide to the Melbourne Cup Carnival

Melbourne comes alive during the Melbourne Cup Carnival. It’s a time to dress up, dine out and cheer on your horse at one of the world’s richest horse racing carnivals. Gai Waterhouse, a successful horse trainer, has attended many Melbourne Cup Carnivals over the years including in 2013 when the horse she trained, Fiorente, won the Melbourne Cup. Considered racing royalty and an Australian icon, Gai Waterhouse shares what it is like to attend the Melbourne Cup Carnival, the best places to see the race and some helpful fashion tips on what to wear on the day.

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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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48 hours exploring the Great Eastern Drive Ta...

48 hours exploring the Great Eastern Drive Tasmania

Heading on holidays is an adventure in itself, yet when you plan a self-drive journey, otherwise known as a road trip, you get to explore a place at your leisure and have the opportunity to uncover unique destinations along the way. The Great Eastern Drive is located on the east coast of Tasmania and is easily accessible by both Hobart and Launceston via a short drive (just over one hour from Hobart and over two hours from Launceston). On this scenic trip you will discover some of Tasmania’s natural wonders including the picturesque Bay of Fires and Wineglass Bay, as well as charming coastal towns and a number of great places to taste some of the delicious produce and wine that Tasmania is known for.

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Sam Leong's guide to Margaret River Gourmet E...

Sam Leong's guide to Margaret River Gourmet Escape

The Margaret River Gourmet Escape is an annual festival that brings together world renowned chefs to celebrate the delicious produce and the award winning wine of the Margaret River region. Singapore celebrity chef, Sam Leong, will once again be returning to the festival in 2015 and shares his experiences of Australian food and the Margaret River Gourmet Escape.

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Five sporting events and festivals in Austral...

Five sporting events and festivals in Australia with stunning views

Along with sport, Australians love the great outdoors. On your trip to Australia, you can combine the two and attend one of these five sporting festivals. They all offer fantastic views of either beautiful beaches, rustic vineyards or the spectacular colours of the outback, and let you get up and close with the locals and learn more about the Australian way of life.

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Things to Do in Melbourne during the Melbourn...

Things to Do in Melbourne during the Melbourne Cup Carnival

Melbourne Cup Carnival has been a part of Melbourne’s history for over 150 years. An iconic event that is watched by millions in Australia and across the world, the Carnival creates a vibrant atmosphere in the host city in the lead up to the eagerly anticipated Melbourne Cup race. Horse trainer and Australian icon, Gai Waterhouse has attended the Carnival numerous times over the years and reveals her favourite restaurants, shopping areas and destinations to visit when she is in town to attend the race.

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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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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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5 Australian food foraging experiences inspir...

5 Australian food foraging experiences inspired by Noma's Rene Redzepi

For ten weeks from January 2016, René Redzepi is bringing his two Michelin star restaurant Noma to Barangaroo, Sydney. The menu is set to showcase native Australian produce, and has been designed exclusively for the Australian pop up.

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Ningaloo highlights

Ningaloo highlights

Every year from April to July whale sharks, the world’s biggest fish, swim along the Ningaloo Reef - one of the world's largest fringing reefs, stretching for 260 kilometres off Western Australia's mid north coast.

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5 unique ways to dive into the Great Barrier ...

5 unique ways to dive into the Great Barrier Reef

David Attenborough described a visit to the Great Barrier Reef as an “unbeatable experience”. To celebrate the release of the three-part documentary that shares his experiences on the world heritage-listed site, here are the top 5 ways to experience the Great Barrier Reef from Port Douglas and the Daintree Rainforest.

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Surfing the Menu: Noosa, Toowoomba, Byron Bay...

Surfing the Menu: Noosa, Toowoomba, Byron Bay

Daniel Churchill and Hayden Quinn experience the far east coast of Australia, stopping off at Noosa, Toowoomba and Byron Bay to cook, eat and experience the best these places have to offer.

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Chris Hemsworth's Ultimate Australian Coastal...

Chris Hemsworth's Ultimate Australian Coastal Holiday

Chris Hemsworth's ultimate summer holiday in Australia is getting off the grid to some of our best beaches. From Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast to Margaret River in Western Australia, Chris Hemsworth's ultimate holiday beaches are worth adding to your itinerary.

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7 Incredible Wine Experiences Across Australi...

7 Incredible Wine Experiences Across Australia

Find cellar doors, paddock-to-plate restaurants and artisanal grocery stores on these gourmet getaways.

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