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Australia


Top 10 must-dos on the East Coast

Hitting the east coast of Australia is quintessential to your backpacking adventure in Oz, and these... Read More

Spend the night in a 'haunted' jail at Fremantle

The transformation of a supposedly haunted Australian jail into backpacker accommodation is nearing... Read More

2015 travel predictions: The ups and downs

In a nutshell, air fares will go down while hotel and car rental costs are on the up. Read More

Skytrans flies its last flight

Skytrans, the Cairns based, family owned and commercially operated airline which recently celebrated... Read More

New Zealand


Lake Taupo: simply the best

Lake Taupo was voted as the best destination in the whole of New Zealand at the Golden Backpack... Read More

NZ’s Freedom Camping app

Freedom camping in New Zealand can be somewhat tricky thanks to changing guidelines in different... Read More

Gandalf pushes for Middle-earth theme park

As if Hobbiton wasn’t enough, Ian McKellan has given Peter Jackson a prod to create a Middle-earth... Read More

Wellington, now ‘the coolest little city’

As if New Zealand didn’t already have enough titles under its belt, the kiwis have only gone and... Read More

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South Pacific


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

We Were Warriors: Taveuni Fiji

We bypass the cocktails, coconuts and world-class diving to investigate the fertile island of... Read More

Rest of the world


Living on the edge: the record breaker

Be inspired to go on a real adventure this year with our three-part series, 'Living on the... Read More

Living on the edge: the eight-year road tripper

Be inspired to go on a real adventure this year with our three-part series, 'Living on the... Read More

Intrepid twats Beyoncé over elephant ride

One of the backpacking’s favourite trip organisers, Intrepid Travel, has been in a Yuletide... Read More

Ready, set, go: Aussies set off on rickshaw race across India

While you're nursing your NYE hangover, a bunch of crazy Aussies will be starting their... Read More

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