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Which Beach This Summer?

Which Beach This Summer? Homeground or Far Flung?

Which beach this summer is a perennial question that’s asked around late September/early October, as Australia gears up for the end of year break. Will it be on home turf or an overseas beach? We can narrow it down to destinations south of the equator unless you're after a "sit on the beach wrapped in a blanket" type holiday. But of the overseas beach destinations, your choice is really either Southeast Asia or the Pacific Islands. With both these options you can mix beach and culture for an … [Read More]

Left something behind in a hotel room?

10 of the Weirdest Things Left Behind in Hotel Rooms

Ever left something behind in a hotel room? A phone charger, favourite t-shirt, one of the kid's teddy bears perhaps? It happens! Hotels have reported some seriously odd items left in rooms over … Continue

Tarong Zoo with Opera House Sydney

10 Surefire Things To Do with Kids in Sydney

Sydney is an unbeatable holiday spot when it comes to keeping kids entertained. Australia's biggest city has an endless lineup of family-friendly events, a bustling waterfront, clean beaches, plenty … Continue

Hot Water Beach by frischifresh on Flickr

Dig Your Own Spa Bath in the Sands of Hot Water Beach, New Zealand

Hot Water Beach, located on the Coromandel Peninsula of New Zealand’s North Island, is a place like no other. Underground hot springs filter up through the sand between the high and low water tidal … Continue

School holiday fun

5 hotels that make school holidays fun for parents too!

It seems like only yesterday you were packing the kids' lunchboxes for their first day of term, but the fact is, Aussie school holidays are already here for some states! Instead of struggling to … Continue

Bondi Beach Sydney

Let’s Talk: Hotels on Sydney’s Beaches

Did you know there are around 70 surf beaches in Sydney? That means there's definitely one to suit your skill level, from grommet through to experienced. But let's face it, being at the beach in … Continue