North-west of Newcastle in NSW is the Hunter Region, home to the Hunter Valley vineyards. The acclaimed birthplace of Australian wine, the region is brimming with more than 150 wineries and cellar doors. But wine is not all the region has to offer. Did you know the Hunter is also home to three unusual attractions, all within a 20 minute drive from each other? Read more about ‘Unusual places to see on your Newcastle to Hunter Valley roadtrip’
Travellers who have been lucky to visit Fiji have fallen in love with the natural beauty of the islands and the friendly Fijian people. Now a thriving tourism destination in the South Pacific, more than 750,000 visitors flew, paddled and cruised to Fiji in 2015 to climb mountains, laze by the beachside and stay in luxurious hotels. Sure, you can do that again this year, or you can try one of these five authentic experiences during your next holiday or work trip to Fiji.
Travel planning needn’t be stressful. The earlier you start planning, the easier it’ll be to relax during your time away. Here’s a list of 30 stress-free travel tips to assist with organising bookings, packing mindfully, travelling safe and maximising every moment of your holiday.
Every time you swipe your rewards card at the supermarket check-out, you’re earning points. Every time you enter your Qantas Frequent Flyer number when you book a flight, you’re earning points. Points are the goal; and redeeming points for stays all around the world is the trend.
Parents, the inevitable has arrived: school holidays start this weekend. But don’t be caught off guard, there’s plenty for the kids to do between now and 5 October.
Here’s our round up of a few activities in Australia and New Zealand that will keep the whole family entertained this spring.
No two days are the same for Siony, a housekeeper at BEST WESTERN PLUS Garden City Hotel in Canberra. Siony can be assigned to a large business conference, refreshing the poolside bar and lounge or servicing guest rooms.
Eight hours after check-out, the phone call from a distressed mother came through to BEST WESTERN Central Motel & Apartments in Queanbeyan New South Wales. After travelling 700km, and checking into their next destination, the family’s road trip had suddenly turned sour; four-year-old Emily’s favourite teddy, the creatively-named Pink Ted, could not be found.
Adults refer to Toowoomba as a mini-Melbourne or the ‘Garden City’. Only 1.5 hours drive from Brisbane, it’s an easy weekend destination for many Queensland and Northern NSW families.
But how do you get the kids excited about a weekend in a city they’ve never heard of? Here are some insider tips in the words of local kids Jasmine, Mary and Jorja. Read more about ‘Toowoomba – a local kid’s perspective’
Australia’s national parks have some of the most breath-taking sceneries, enriched history, and unique natural beauties. Taking a day trip with your children will surely entertain them, as well give you a chance to pry them away from the allure of iPads, iPhones and all things digital. Here are three of our favourite national parks to visit with the kids. Read more about ’3 national parks in Australia the kids will love’
Go on, take a hike! Winter is here, a perfect season to take a bush excursion with your family and friends. All you need is a bit of free time, a place to stretch your legs and a durable pair of walking shoes. You can be a hiker-in-training by starting with walks around your neighbourhood, working up to a local mountain rainforest or gorge. But don’t head out on a half- or full-day hike without these five essential hiking accessories. Read more about ’5 essential items to take on your next hike’