Mar 27 2015

Ski New Zealand’s Northern Heart At Whakapapa

Sarah Nicholson

The first thing you need to know about this ski destination in the heart of New Zealand’s North Island is how to say its name. It’s Whakapapa, with the first two letters combining to form a soft f, so it’s pronounced fakka-pappa. Yep, that’s … Continue reading

Mar 27 2015

7 Epic Road-Trips Around The Southern Great Barrier Reef

Ashton Rigg

Hot cross buns may have been lining the shelves since Boxing Day, but it seems the Easter Bunny has caught us unawares this year. For those who have somehow avoided the aisle ends chockablock with chocolate eggs only to realise there’s a long weekend … Continue reading

Mar 27 2015

Flight Centre’s Hottest Deals Of The Week

Kellie Carty

Every week, Flight Centre is proud to bring you our hottest deals of the week. These deals might include free cabin upgrades, discounted holidays around the world or an unbeatable getaway to that place you’ve always dreamed of visiting. If you’re looking for an amazing … Continue reading

Mar 27 2015

Rachel Khoo Pens A Love Letter To Melbourne In New Kitchen Notebook Series

Ashton Rigg

There’s just something about Rachel. It’s a certain je ne sais quoi on-camera. The red lips, the bangs, the vintage frocks. But Ms Khoo’s appeal is more than skin-deep. There’s a natural ‘realness’ that has set her career on an upward trajectory; a recipe … Continue reading

Mar 27 2015

Paul Pichugin’s Tasmania Adventure

Rachel Surgeoner

We sent Western Australia-based landscape photographer, the very talented Paul Pichugin (@paulmp) on his first trip to Tasmania to capture the amazing and diverse countryside on offer in Australia’s southernmost state. Here’s what Paul had to say about his Tassie experience: How does Tasmania … Continue reading

Mar 26 2015

Celebrity Spotting: Best Places To Find Famous Faces

Flight Centre

Celebrities are like speed cameras; they can pop up anywhere and anytime. But if you’re really serious about getting your picture taken in the company of one – a celebrity that is – you can improve your chances by heading to certain locations. Think … Continue reading

Mar 26 2015

Don Your Boardies For Surf Life Savers + 11 Beaches You’d Rather Be At This Friday

Rachel Surgeoner

Did you know that a huge majority of our Surf Life Savers are volunteers who work on their weekends to keep our beaches safe? Now if that isn’t the definition of an Aussie legend I don’t know what is! Tomorrow, Friday 27 March is … Continue reading

Mar 26 2015

Driving New Zealand: Road Trips For The North Island

Carlie Tucker

Is there anything better than the wide open road? Driving holidays are perhaps one of the best ways to explore any given destination, but New Zealand’s North Island entices self-drivers with a generous offering of exciting landscapes and cultural fun. So, feel the wind … Continue reading

Mar 26 2015

Up To My Axels In Adventure On Fraser Island

Ashton Rigg

A 5am wake up call, four-and-a-half hours on the road, and about an hour on a barge (including some time spent at the helm, thank you very much), brought me to the eastern shores of Fraser Island. Before I could unzip my suitcase and take a … Continue reading

Mar 26 2015

Essential Day Trips From Adelaide

Sarah Phillips

South Australia is one of Australia’s must-visit destinations, boasting an array of natural sights and some of the country’s best wineries. It all centres around the capital city, Adelaide, where you can lose days exploring, shopping and dining on the local food. However, you’ll … Continue reading

Mar 25 2015

Photographer Craig Parry’s Auckland Adventure

Sophie Leask

Based in Byron Bay, it’s not uncommon for photographer and videographer Craig Parry to come across amazing photo ops, and the same can be said while he was on a recent trip to Auckland hosted by Flight Centre and Auckland Tourism. With his drone, camera … Continue reading

Mar 25 2015

The World’s Most Incredible Views From Above

The Daily Telegraph

It’s one thing to see the world from our eyes, but what about from the perspective of a bird? The following aerial panoramas are a striking example of the world’s beauty apparent in the largest metropolises, most breathtaking natural sights and more unexpected destinations. … Continue reading

Mar 25 2015

Weekend In Canberra: Food, Drinks & Art In Australia’s Capital

Dan Stapleton

Describe an Australian city with innovative chefs, world class cafe culture and impeccable inner-city infrastructure and most people will assume you are talking about Melbourne. Focus instead on the city’s boundary-pushing art scene, highly educated creative class and abundant green space and many will … Continue reading

Mar 25 2015

8 Ways To Catch 40 Winks At The Airport

Anna Howard

I spent the night at London’s Gatwick Airport once. Not slumped in a chair but stretched out on a short bench with a a scarf for a blanket and pillow fashioned out of two precariously balanced, over-stuffed backpacks. I wasn’t stranded; I was merely … Continue reading

Mar 25 2015

Challenging Skiing In The Cowboy Town Of Telluride

Robert Upe

On the snowy streets of Telluride, the feeling of the Wild West prevails. The main drag is lined with Victorian-era shops and buildings, the New Sheridan Hotel looks ready-made for cowboys and, in a nod to contemporary customs, there’s a retro-green caravan called the … Continue reading

Mar 25 2015

A Brave New Christchurch Rises From Ruins

Helen Hayes

The earthquake of February 22, 2011, shook the city to its core leaving gaping holes in what was once a busy, vibrant CBD. But bit by bit, brick by brick, Christchurch and its people are reclaiming these desolate, achingly empty blocks. New hotels have … Continue reading

Mar 25 2015

Brisbane Airport Trials Digital Departure Card

Ashton Rigg

Those little green cards, the bane of many travellers’ existence, could soon be a thing of the past as Brisbane Airport trials a Digital Departure Card for international travellers. Under Australian Law, all international travellers heading out of Australia are required to fill in … Continue reading

Mar 24 2015

10 Of The World’s Best Airport Hotels And Why We Think They’re Winners

Anna Howard

Crowne Plaza Changi Airport has just been announced as the world’s best airport hotel at the 2015 Skytrax World Airport Awards. Hotels are judged on 12 criteria including hotel service staff standards, cleanliness, room comfort and accessibility between terminal and hotel. “The awards recognise … Continue reading

Mar 24 2015

Where In The World Can Etihad Airways Now Take You?

Flight Centre

Etihad Airways has steadily been adding more and more destinations to its extensive flight range including two very popular cities around the world: Edinburgh and Madrid. Pretty soon Etihad is going to run out of destinations, but in the mean time it might be worth jumping … Continue reading

Mar 24 2015

Comedian Ross Noble Talks Travel & Tangentleman

Mike Tuckerman

There’s no two ways about it, Ross Noble is a charming guy. It’s seen him sell out 14 Australian tours and build a wildly successful career as a stand-up comedian. It also means he goes off on tangents, such is the ease with which … Continue reading