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Start dreaming of a white (sand) Christmas at Lizard Island

Start dreaming of a white (sand) Christmas at Lizard Island

Lizard Island’s new Executive Chef Anthony Healy is preparing a week-long culinary Christmas season celebration this year.

Take a hike and discover Queenstown this summer

Take a hike and discover Queenstown this summer

Queenstown’s reputation as one of New Zealand’s most popular walking and hiking destinations has been further enhanced this summer with the launch of a new network of trails.

Watch Turtles nest on Australia's Heron Island

Watch Turtles nest on Australia's Heron Island

The annual turtle nesting season is set to begin on Queensland’s Heron and Wilson Islands, with an abundance of green turtles coming ashore to nest on these two Great Barrier Reef coral cays.

New walking tours in Sydney's national parks

New walking tours in Sydney's national parks

Sydney's stunning walking trails can be experienced for the first time on new guided walking tours designed to showcase the natural beauty of Australia's largest city.

Google Street View goes diving on the Great Barrier Reef

Google Street View goes diving on the Great Barrier Reef

In what could possibly be the biggest technological announcement since the moon landing, Google will today reveal the launch of underwater Street View for Google Maps.

Mark Webber’s adventure race in Tasmania

Mark Webber’s adventure race in Tasmania

Formula 1 star, Mark Webber, has released details of the course for his charity adventure race, the Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge, which will take place from 28 November to 2 December, immediately after the Brazil round that ends the 2012 season.

Head to Australia or New Zealand and enjoy five-star luxury for free

Malaysia Airlines has launched its end-of-summer sale, with fantastic value return fares from London Heathrow to 25 destinations in Southeast Asia and Australasia available for bookings made between 24th August and 17th September 2012 for selected travel dates up to 30th June 2013.

Intrepid adds Whitsundays, Kokoda Track to 2013 Australia & NZ programme

Intrepid adds Whitsundays, Kokoda Track to 2013 Australia & NZ programme

Intrepid Travel has added sailing in the Whitsunday Islands and trekking the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea to its Australia & New Zealand programme for 2013.

Brisbane’s foodie scene resurges with new openings

Brisbane’s foodie scene resurges with new openings

Almost two years on from the wide scale floods that affected much of the city centre, Brisbane’s food scene has capitalised on the opportunity to regenerate its waterfront and embrace new restaurants and bars.

The only way is up for Down Under

Down Under is on the way ‘up’ with its most iconic city, Sydney, claiming the top spot as the nation’s most desired 'City Break' destination.

Flying Outback Pub Crawl

Flying Outback Pub Crawl

Visitors to South Australia can now whet their appetites on an authentic Aussie Outback experience - the Flying Outback Pub Crawl which serves up stunning scenery and a refreshing way to meet the locals over some 'amber nectar' at favourite watering holes.

Sydney to become home to newest Design Hotel, QT Sydney

Sydney to become home to newest Design Hotel, QT Sydney

Melding two of Sydney's grandest and most prominent historical buildings, QT Hotels & Resorts is excited to announce the city jewel of the QT crown, the opening of QT Sydney - set to open its doors in September this year.

Heston Blumenthal to headline culinary festival in Western Australia

Heston Blumenthal to headline culinary festival in Western Australia

Margaret River, one of Australia's top food and wine regions, will showcase its gourmet experiences at a new festival, the Gourmet Escape, from 22-25 November 2012.

Top jobs for backpackers visiting Queensland

Top jobs for backpackers visiting Queensland

With an 8.9% drop in UCAS applications for 2012, many are heralding the ‘return of the gap year’ for this year’s school leavers, who are faced with the new, higher tuition fees of up to £9,000 per year.

Top jobs for funding a trip to Queensland

Top jobs for funding a trip to Queensland

With one in three (77%) young Brits enticed to follow their dreams abroad, and over two thirds (70%) of 16-24 year olds moving overseas to find adventure and new experiences, Queensland offers a variety of experiences to satisfy every UK backpacker.