Top Holiday Ideas

  • Best Zoos in Australia

    Australia is a natural wonderland brimming with lush flora and captivating fauna. So it's no wonder the country is home to some of the best national parks, bushlands and zoos on earth. No matter where you're travelling for your Aussie vacation, there's a p…

  • September

    There are only a few months of the year that don’t contain public holidays—and September is one of them. Despite the lack of a three-day weekend, there are many events and festivals that could inspire a trip. Whether you’re interested in flower festivals o…

  • Top 10 Things to do in Phillip Island

    Philip Island is named after the 1st Governor of New South Wales, Arthur Phillip. Phillip Island is so popular with tourists that during the summer months, its populat…

Events & Festivals

Holidays by Month

  • New Years Day

    New Year's Day is a public holiday across Australia, celebrated to kick off each new year on 1st January. Both locals and visitors celebrate across the country with beach barbecues, family gatherings, and days full of recreation like swimming or surfing. F…

  • Boxing Day Test

    The famous Boxing Day Test match held in Melbourne is played each year between Australia and another touring country. This year, the Boxing Day Test will be held between Australia and India from 26-30 December.

  • Proclamation Day

    In South Australia, the day after Christmas that in other parts of the country is celebrated as Boxing Day, is celebrated by the name of Procla…

Holiday Destinations

  • The Australian Road Trip - Part One

    I've been on the road for 12 months now with my family as we road trip around Australia, with no end in sight. Getting behind the wheel and having the freedom to explore our vast country is the best way to see Oz. From the beaches to the mountains, from th…

  • Top Sights and Attractions in Ubud

    Long regarded as the cultural centre of Bali, Ubud draws artisans, health enthusiasts and those seeking a more sedate pace to life. Spas, yoga centres, retreats and cafes ooze serenity.

  • 7 Easy Day Trips from Kuta

    Squeezed between Java and Lombok in the Indonesian archipelago, Bali is a relatively small province, which is quick and easy to traverse.

Holiday Themes

  • Planning a Destination Wedding

    For those dreaming of something a bit exotic on their special day, sometimes the only thing for it is a destination wedding. Nothing says 'special' quite like an event that takes place out of the city - or state - but with destination events comes a whole …

  • Tips for the Ultimate Road Trip

    The great Australian road trip is practically a rite of passage for anyone gracing our shores, whether you're a lifelong citizen or are simply passing by on your overseas adventure. Along with picking out your perfect route and mapping out your stop-off po…

  • Terrigal

    Pack up the kids and take an adventure this holiday season, and head to Terrigal on the south central coast. While it's name is said to mean 'uncertain', the likelihood your family will enjoy themselves in this ocean-swept New South Wales suburb are anythi…

Infographics

  • Essential Wine Regions of Australia {Infographic}

    Australia is renowned for its spectacular wine regions, which produce some of the most acclaimed wines in the world. Learn more about the areas you should be adding to your holiday wishlist this year.

  • Traveling to Thailand

    With attractions that include lush jungles, sunny beaches, and hundreds of islands, it is easy to see why Thailand draws travellers from around the world.

  • Bali for Beginners Infographic

    The lush Indonesian island of Bali is teeming with cultural experiences and exhilarating adventures. From the bustling nightlife of Kuta to the otherworldly peacefulness of Ubud, there's plenty on offer on this gorgeous Indonesian island.

Top 10s and More

  • 5 Cities to Explore in France

    France is the most visited tourist destination in the world, largely due to the magical wonder that is Paris, arguably the most romantic city in the world. Even if the Italian’s would have something to say about that.

    France is also the third large…

  • 6 Things to do in Rotorua


    Rotorua is kind of famous because of its “rotten eggs” smell due to hydrogen sulphide emissions and has been nicknamed “Sulphur City”... and smelly is right.

    The sulphurous vapour rises up your nostrils with each street corner you turn before y…

  • 6 Things to do in Shanghai

    Shanghai is unique among China’s cities – a true blend of western and eastern culture that you can’t find in the likes of Beijing or Guangzhou. It’s sometimes called the Hong Kong of the mainland, and given the city’s occupation by various nations after th…