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OZ top trip choice for gap year travellers

31st August 2011 Print

With GSCE and A Level results having come out just last week and the economy doing less than favourably, gap year holidays will once again be on the rise among both students and professionals.

Leading travel comparison site, has a long history of providing gap year travellers with flights and expert advice for their dream holidays. One of the UK’s most popular gap year holiday destinations, Australia, maintains its popularity among Brits despite the economic downturn. In fact, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, there were 5.9 million visitor arrivals during the year ended June 2011, an increase of 3.8 per cent relative to the previous year.

In response to thisgrowing interest, has produced The Alternative Kangaroo Trail, designed to help travellers make the most of their time in Oz. Focusing on hot spots off the beaten traveller path, the guide reveals some hidden gems across the west and east coast trails.Find the cities that rival Sydney and Melbourne, and where travellers can experience the most interesting views and local wildlife.

The guide features some light hearted facts; impress the locals by not ordering a Fosters at the bar and memorise rude Aussie place names just for fun. There is a handy map detailing all the main, micro and independent breweries, should you want to taste each region’s speciality brews. As well as the fun stuff, all the important bits about the best time to visit Oz, where to fly from and visas are included too.

Oonagh Shiel, Senior Site Editor for, comments “Guide books can often be dry and churn out the same old facts, so we’ve createdour guides online and made them fun, easy to digest and share with friends. We’ll be asking our Facebook fans their opinions on what the next guide should be, so watch this space.”

Australia has long been the choice for the adventurous traveller, combining desert outback, cosmopolitan cities and breath-taking beaches. Whether you go for three weeks or three months, The Alternative Kangaroo Trail will provide you with some top travelling tips.

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