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Australia


Body painter turns heads in Melbourne

In a bid to bring a touch of sunshine to the cold residents of Melbourne, artist Julie Tattam... Read More

OFM and TNT join forces to re-invent Backpacker Industry Week

Australia’s leading adventure travel media and events brands are joining forces to re-launch a... Read More

Swimming with humpbacks season starts

Australia’s first swimming with humpback whales experience, in its second year, is about to start... Read More

New glamping accommodation planned for North Stradbroke Island

Straddie camping wants to improve the camping experience on North Stradbroke Island by developing... Read More

New Zealand


Auckland eruption

Explosive adrenalin-filled activities meet a simmering underbelly – it seems Auckland fits in its... Read More

Early fall kick starts snowshoeing season

The early snowfall that blanketed Queenstown last week created the opportunity for the snowshoeing... Read More

NZ by those who know it best: Air New Zealand cabin crew

Few know travel like cabin crew. Often in a destination for less than 24 hours, they know where to... Read More

Top five Antipodean wine regions

Whether you’re a wine novice or connoisseur, a visit to the New World wineries of Australia and... Read More

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South Pacific


Balintro – from the people who brought you OzIntro and ThaIntro

The creators of OzIntro and ThaIntro have announced what they have dubbed “ the next big ... Read More

5 things you forget to unbackpack

After you get home from a trip away, how soon do you unpack your backpack? And what do you forget to... Read More

Two Burmese men admit to Brit tourist murders and rape

Two Burmese men admit to Brit tourist murders and rape Read More

Found in Fiji: Good surf and snorkel spots and warm-hearted locals

I’d heard many travellers’ tales about Fiji. The majority had echoed the typical backpacker... Read More

Rest of the world


Sri Lanka: A drop in the ocean

Snorkel with turtles, watch herds of elephants, discover temples, and trek through tea plantations... Read More

More quirky places to stay

YHA is banging the drum for the whacky variety of places it offers for travellers to stay in around... Read More

Van go: Join the Van Tour Europe this summer

Europe in summertime rocks, and we don’t want to miss it, so we’ll be joining Aussies, Kiwis and... Read More

Big trip: South America

South America made simple. Read More

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