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Fancy climbing mountains conquered by larger-than-life characters before you? Here’s a few movie locations in Australia and New Zealand where you can walk in the footsteps of the stars. Read more about ‘Footsteps of the Stars: 3 Movie Towns’

Going to Canberra on a school excursion when you’re nine years old isn’t exciting. You get carted around to Parliament House, the War Memorial and as much as you liked being away from your parents, it was much more fun to play Hangman with your friends on the bus ride. Read more about ‘How I learnt to love Canberra’

30 July 2014 1 More on   Australian Holidays

Joan and Laurie Appleby are celebrating their retirements this month. Joan, the former housekeeper at Best Western Banjo Paterson Motor Inn for 35 years, and Laurie, the former manager at Great Lakes Airport for 28 years, said it’s time to see Australia.

“We’re planning to get a Winnebago and drive around Australia,” Joan said. “It’s quite daunting, this will be the first big trip we’ve taken together after being in Lakes Entrance so long.” Read more about ‘Checking out of Lakes Entrance after 35 years’

I’ve just heard that, once again, Melbourne has been named the “Most Liveable City” on the map.

That’s according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Survey, which pits 140 cities around the world against each other.

The city bested Vienna and Vancouver to come out on top

Read more about ‘Why Melbourne is the ‘Most Liveable City’’

31 March 2014 0 More on   Australian Holidays Events

Ballina and Port Douglas go head-to-head for the title of best regional destination. Port Douglas is where you can be lazy or adventurous. On the edge of Four Mile Beach, anchor your acrylic umbrella in the sand; snorkel the Great Barrier Reef or hike the Daintree Rainforest. South of the border in Ballina, you can see two castles, a maze, macadamias, hinterland and a handful of beaches.

Read more about ‘Ballina vs Port Douglas. Which is best?’

6 February 2014 1 More on   Australian Holidays

King Kong, a musical that had its world premiere on June 15, is still breaking records and amazing audiences at Melbourne’s Regent Theatre.

Approximately 50,000 people from all over Australia and the world came to the production’s debut, which was described as “amazing” by the Age and “an eye-popping spectacle” by the Herald Sun.

Read more about ‘My weekend with King Kong’

2 October 2013 0 More on   Australian Holidays

Sydney is getting ready to host the International Fleet Review in October – an event that promises to be one of the most extravagant the city has ever seen.

Its happening between October 3 and 11, so if you want your relaxing holiday to start off or end with a bang (literally), you might want to make your way to Sydney!

Read more about ‘Vantage points for the International Fleet Review’

26 September 2013 0 More on   Australian Holidays

Beach holidays are undoubtedly a popular conversation topic here at the office and after many hours of argument and debate, we’ve come up with the list below. What do you think? Which beach have we missed?

Read more about ’10 best beaches around the world’