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How To See Niagara Falls

There has always been ongoing rivalry between twin cities across the globe, but no more so than the rivalry between Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada, and Niagara Falls in New York State, USA. Both cities tout themselves as having the best views of the falls. The Canadian side is nicknamed the 'Vegas of the North' and has more hotels, more glitz and more glamour. The American side is more about the warm and fuzzy nature offering. The Niagara State Park is one of the oldest in the USA ... Continue Reading

5 Unique Walking Tours In Melbourne

Melbourne is famous for its laneways – its street art, cafes and bars - but if you’re new in town how do you know which laneways to explore? The simple solution is to ask a local, and now it seems that a few enterprising Melbourne locals have realised this, with a number of tour companies now offering a creative range of walking tours. Tour company Walk Melbourne has one of the city’s most unique collections designed by local foodie and passionate Melbournian, Monique Bayer. Her ... Continue Reading

Celebrity Traveller: Chef Duncan Robertson

Duncan Robertson, star and host of Duncan’s Thai Kitchen, has spent the past 25 years as a chef in a variety of great restaurants, hotels, catering companies, patisseries and fine-dining venues throughout the world. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to work out where his favourite destination for holidaying is these days, as he tells Flight Centre: “I have always had a deep respect for Thai people, Thai food and their beautiful country. I feel I have ‘arrived home’ with my ... Continue Reading

5 Queensland Spots Where #NoFilter Is Necessary

We asked Queenslander and epic Instagrammer Sue Whiteman (@suewhit) to shine a light on some of her favourite hidden gems around the Sunshine State. From the Low Isles on the Great Barrier Reef to the spectacular countryside of the Scenic Rim, there is so much to see and do! Here are Sue's picks. It's gloomy again here in Brisbane but I know a place in Queensland where the sun shines today. This is Low Isle, about 15km North East of Port Douglas in Far North Queensland. In 2008, along ... Continue Reading

Inside Guide To The Emirates

The United Arab Emirates is a region to savour, from balmy beaches to the infinite dune-filled deserts. The UAE is an easy choice for travellers looking to experience the enigmatic Middle East for the first time, with Western influence encouraging the federation towards adopting a more liberal attitude. This collection of highly developed emirates is rich in culture, history and attractions both natural and man-made, making one dynamic holiday destination. Dubai Fast-paced Dubai is a hub ... Continue Reading

Singing & TV Sensation Marcia Hines Talks Travel

She’s the original queen of Australian pop. A 70s singing sensation whose career spans four decades, with success in the charts, on the stage and the small screen. From her musical origins, to becoming a favourite judge on hit TV show, Australian Idol, Marcia Hines is a showbiz triple treat. Although inducted into the ARIA Hall of fame, the Boston-born 61-year old shows no sign of resting on her laurels. Last year she released a brand new original album and now she’s on the road, ... Continue Reading

A Glimpse Of Outback Queensland Along The Savannah Way

What comes to mind when you think of Queensland holidays? You've probably got a picture-perfect idea in your head; visions of golden beaches and idyllic islands... Bumpy roads and scorched, red earth don't immediately spring to mind, but that's exactly what makes a journey into the Queensland Outback worth your while. Don't dismiss the state's interior when it comes to tripping around the Sunshine State. Nobody will hold it against you if you want to start small. Perhaps a couple of ... Continue Reading

Flight Centre’s Top 10 Blogs For August

Every day we post stories on destinations that inspire us, breaking travel news, tips for getting the most out of your holiday and personal accounts of our own adventures. So what exactly have our readers been most interested in during the month of August? Here’s a list of Flight Centre’s most-read blogs in August, so you can catch-up and keep up with all things travel in this fascinating world of ours. 1. Qantas check-in changes 'Check-in on time, arrive on time,' is Qantas's latest ... Continue Reading

Airline Review – Spotlight On Singapore Airlines

Operating out of the world's most luxurious airport, Changi Airport, Singapore Airlines is the country's flag carrier with a fleet of 100-plus aircraft. Considered one of the more innovative carriers, Singapore Airlines was the first to start flying Airbus A380s. It has since revamped the in-flight dining experience, allowing passengers to dine on local fare and even publishing a cookbook in 2010. Singapore Airlines services 62 destinations and is one of the predominant providers throug... Continue Reading

Where To Find Tokyo’s Quirky Cafes

Only in Tokyo can you share a table with a cat, an owl, or maybe a life size plush toy. Cat cafes were the first themed cafes to appear here, but these days, there is a far greater choice. Today you can have coffee with cats, rabbits, reptiles and even robots. Because I’d never before had the pleasure of visiting a cat cafe, I had to try it out and conveniently for me there was one very close to my hotel, in amongst the bright neon lights of Shinjuku. Just beyond the sixth floor ... Continue Reading

5 Queensland Places Perfect For Weekend Warriors

We asked Queenslander, and one of our favourite Instagrammers, Jason Charles Hill (@jasoncharleshill) to shine the spotlight on some of the natural playgrounds he seeks out on weekend adventures around the Sunshine State. From coastal island paradise to splendid jungles hidden in the Hinterland, Jason shows us there's more to Queensland than meets the eye. Those Winter Nights ⛺️ @ty_holmsey @jacobfarley1 A photo posted by Jason Charles Hill (@jasoncharleshill) on Jun 25, 2015 at ... Continue Reading

Old-World Opulence Aboard South Africa’s Blue Train

The note on the itinerary is specific: "Evening wear on the Blue Train is elegant and gentlemen are requested to wear a jacket and tie." I read it for the first time as we are about to depart for our flight to Johannesburg and stuff a jacket and tie in the bottom of my suitcase while my wife scrambles to find an appropriate frock. The Blue Train is an African institution born out of the steam locomotives that in the 1920s thundered between Johannesburg and Cape Town, carrying passengers ... Continue Reading

Following Forrest: Touring Utah’s Movie Sets

Since they were first ‘discovered’ as a movie location by director John Ford back in the 1950s, Utah’s national parks have attracted many more movie producers. Hundreds of movies have been made in Utah – from High School Musical to Forrest Gump and The Lone Ranger. Following the movie trail is a great way to explore the state and the best place to start is its capital, Salt Lake City. Here you’ll find the school that featured in High School Musical. East High is pretty easy to ... Continue Reading

Top Places to celebrate NYE in Australia

It’s never too early to start thinking about your NYE plans. Flying by the seat of your pants all too often means spending another year on the couch watching the fireworks on the TV. Get together with your favourite people and truly make the most of this year’s holiday season by celebrating the night somewhere special. Why not turn the occasion into an extended NYE holiday and start 2016 with a bang! Here are a selection of some of Australia’s best New Years Eve offerings, from the ... Continue Reading

Quiz: Which European City Are You?

Europe is a breathtaking, beautiful continent, richly steeped in history and culture. But with so many wonderful cities waiting to be explored, should you be saying "bonjour" to Paris or "ciao" to Rome? Take our quiz to find out which city is your spiritual homeland. ......................................................................................................................................................... Visit your local Flight Centre store or call 131 600 for more ... Continue Reading

Queensland’s Most Instagrammable Beaches

Spring has sprung! A forecast for warmer days ahead has us thinking about our next beach break (and the fact that we can no longer rely on winter layers to hide the evidence of hibernation. Is there a a way to get a #summerbod that still involves doughnut-topped milkshakes?). Queensland is home to endless sandy stretches, both heaving with tourists and without a single footprint in sight. Here is just a small selection of Queensland's most Insta-worthy beaches, from the warm waters of ... Continue Reading

QT Falls Creek: Luxury On Australia’s Slopes

Falls Creek has always been known for its family-friendly vibe and ski-in, ski-out resort. QT has bought into both of these with its alpine hotel, while adding its own recognisable touches of elegance, creativity and comfort. For many, QT Falls Creek's biggest appeal is its location. Whether staying in the hotel's West or East wings, you need only walk 20 metres until you can strap on your skis or board. By that time you're lining up for the Falls Express lift, gateway to multiple blue and ... Continue Reading

Hometown Hero Hoffman Keen To Soar Again With Newcastle Jets

The Newcastle Jets are back with a bang and, according to returning hometown hero Jason Hoffman, they’re looking to fly high once again as one of the Hyundai A-League’s premier clubs. It’s safe to say the 2014-15 campaign was a forgettable one for the Jets, with the proud Hunter outfit finishing bottom of the standings amid a litany of off-field problems. But a new coach, new ownership and a raft of new signings – including former Melbourne City defender Hoffman – looks set to ... Continue Reading

P&O Cruises Kicks Shoes Off With New Onboard Themed Parties

Pack those flapper dresses and feather boas, P&O is getting its art deco on thanks to a new fleet-wide party concept that kicked off this week in Sydney. The Gatsby party preview on Pacific Jewel saw a roaring twenties vibe erupt under the ship’s dazzling giant chandelier complete with ladies in jewelled headpieces, men in vintage suits, Charleston dancing and a live jazz band. Twenties dance lessons and workshops on how to make headpieces with bling will be held on board in the ... Continue Reading

10 Best Spas In Bali

When it comes to spa treatments, there is perhaps no better place to pamper tired muscles than Bali. Home of the traditional Balinese massage, the spa industry has come a long way from the simple beachside treatments offered to the island’s first wave of tourists in the 1950s. Having now established itself as one of the world's best destinations for relaxation and luxury, Bali upholds its fame with an assortment of quality spas. We've compiled a list of our 10 favourites. Now your only ... Continue Reading