Oct 30 2014

New Zealand’s Coromandel: A Heart Of Gold

Carla Grossetti

The 15th largest kauri on the Coromandel Peninsula is estimated to be hundreds of years old. It’s a high and haughty tree that stands unusually square, ever watchful over the hump-backed Maumaupaki, on The Coromandel range. It’s the sort of tree that puts humans in … Continue reading

Oct 30 2014

Pauly Vella’s Game Of Thrones Moment In Croatia

Ashton Rigg

“When you’re climbing up the walls of Dubrovnik and you look out over the town, it’s all orange roofs and tall churches – just like in Game of Thrones. On the outside, there’s a tower and that pure, clear European water in the distance.” It … Continue reading

Oct 29 2014

British Airways And Gwyneth Paltrow Make A Splash In Singapore

Jason Dutton-Smith

How does Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow celebrate the arrival of British Airways’ new A380? She does it suspended on top-of-the-world, at Singapore’s equally legendary Marina Bay Sands‘ Infinity Pool of course. Today British Airways launched their latest A380 destination – a thrice weekly service … Continue reading

Oct 29 2014

Getting Adventurous In Bali

Brian Johnston

The centre and east of Bali isn’t as touristed as its busy southern coast, but anyone with the time and an urge for activity and adventure should make a foray to this part of the island. You could base yourself in Ubud, but much … Continue reading

Oct 29 2014

Red Dust & Waterfalls: Amy & Alice Explore Karijini National Park

Flight Centre's Guest Bloggers

There’s only one good reason to get up early, and that’s to catch a plane. We’re Amy and Alice – sisters living in Melbourne and Sydney respectively, here to share our favourite National Park which you probably haven’t heard of. A big shout-out to … Continue reading

Oct 28 2014

Picture-Perfect Provence Captured By Lauren Bath

Flight Centre's Guest Bloggers

If you ever find yourself with an opportunity to take a little side journey, I say go for it. Last minute train travel, late sunrises, cheeky drivers and a few changed plans always equal fun, don’t they? I’ve always said that travel is about … Continue reading

Oct 28 2014

Venturing Off The Beaten Path In Edinburgh

Anna Howard

For many, a stint overseas is a rite of passage. In most cases, London’s bright lights and big city vibe often beckon greater than almost any other place in the world. For me though, it wasn’t London calling, it was Edinburgh; and bonnie Scotland’s … Continue reading

Oct 27 2014

United Launches New 787-9 Dreamliner Los Angeles – Melbourne

Jason Dutton-Smith

Jetting its way across the skies tonight is the long awaited debut of the United non-stop service between Los Angeles and Melbourne. Utilising the new state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, passengers on the 14hr 35min journey will enjoy a new level of service and comfort. … Continue reading

Oct 27 2014

A Guide To Ubud’s Spa Treatments

Brian Johnston

Ubud provides a dose of Balinese culture in a lush country setting but, most of all, has gained a reputation as a major spa retreat, with dozens of spas vying to pummel and pamper you into a state of permanent bliss. A whole menu … Continue reading

Oct 27 2014

Jessica Braithwaite On Crashing Weddings & Squeak-testing The Sand In The Whitsundays

Flight Centre's Guest Bloggers

About half a second. That’s how long it takes for even an unsuspecting visitor to be swept away by the welcoming, sweet vibes of the Whitsundays. It doesn’t matter where you came from or what kind of busy life you left behind – you’re … Continue reading

Oct 26 2014

Gold Coast Versus The Sunshine Coast

Annisa Dharma

The Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast are renowned as relaxing, sun-drenched destinations, but these two Queensland holiday favourites really couldn’t be more different. From the glitz and glamour of the Gold Coast to the laidback allure of the Sunshine Coast, here’s our guide … Continue reading

Oct 25 2014

Spend A Weekend In France’s Wine Country

Lucy Sutton

Wine enthusiasts the world over dream of visiting France’s wine country at least once in their lives. But if a weekend in one of the famous wine regions is on your (spit) bucket list, which do you choose? Here is an overview of three … Continue reading

Oct 24 2014

Exploring Bali By Bike

Brian Johnston

Bali might be all about the beach for some but, if you want to escape the predictable and have a healthy holiday with a bit of adventure, head to the hill town of Ubud. Rather than flopping on the sands, pedal your way through a … Continue reading

Oct 24 2014

Bye Bye Buffet: P&O Shakes Up Cruise Dining

Mike Tuckerman

The buffet as we know it is no longer, with P&O announcing revolutionary plans to do away with the time-honoured form of cruise dining. Heralding a shift in Australian eating habits, P&O ships will move from buffet-style eateries to contemporary sit-down restaurants in a … Continue reading

Oct 23 2014

Brisbane Celebrates Enviable Lifestyle: Dive Into RESORT

Rachel Surgeoner

‘Beautiful one day, perfect the next’ – the Sunshine State’s motto is as relevant now as it was in the 1980s. Brisbane’s fashion-forward retail and lifestyle strip, James Street, is so excited for summer it’s hosting an ‘urban vacation’ this weekend under the moniker … Continue reading

Oct 23 2014

Bondi Rescue’s Trent ‘Maxi’ Maxwell Has A Palm Cove Crush

Ashton Rigg

From scaling palm trees to dipping beneath waterfalls, Bondi Lifeguard Trent ‘Maxi’ Maxwell didn’t take the October long weekend for granted. As one of five ‘travel correspondents’ for Flight Centre, Trent spent two bliss-filled days in Queensland’s Far North. One year earlier, Trent and … Continue reading

Oct 22 2014

Why We Think Tassie Is A Winner For 2015

Ashton Rigg

Lonely Planet has declared Tasmania to be the apple (isle) of travellers’ eyes in 2015. Our southernmost state won a coveted spot on Lonely Planet’s ‘top 10 regions for 2015′ list, and we’re inclined to agree with the decision! In honour of Tassie’s prestigious fourth … Continue reading

Oct 22 2014

Forever Young: Cruising with P&O at 21

Rachel Surgeoner

As a child, Brisbane local Helen Collyer, experienced the joys of cruising while on holidays with her family, however her latest cruise experience on Pacific Dawn to the South Pacific was her maiden P&O voyage as an adult. Travelling with one of her best mates, … Continue reading

Oct 21 2014

How To Spend 24 Hours In Athens

Neha Kale

If you think Athens is just an entrée to sun-splashed Santorini, you may want to reconsider. In the past few years, the dusty Greek capital – famous as much for around-the-clock crowds as archaeological grandeur – has come into its own. A wave of … Continue reading

Oct 20 2014

‘Travel Correspondent’ Katina Feels The Beat Of Australia’s Red Heart

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Travelling to Uluru is an adventure many Australians pass on in favour of exploring faraway lands, but not for NT journo Katina Vangopoulos. As one of five Flight Centre ‘travel correspondents’, Katina decided to give herself and her mum Julie a travel education on the Red Centre … Continue reading