Australasia

Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in Australasia, independent reviews from award-winning travel writers

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Glamping At the SPLORE Festival, New Zealand

Anna Smith reminisces on her glamping experience at the Splore Festival near Auckland in 2020.

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Climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge

Andy Mossack discovers climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge at night is a whole different way of getting your adrenaline rush.

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Riding the legendary Ghan from Adelaide to Darwin

Terry Marsh experiences a memorable three-day journey cocooned in all-inclusive luxury aboard Australia’s legendary Ghan Express.

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The Hawkesbury River, New South Wales, Australia

Australia’s Blue Mountains are a regular stop on the New South Wales tourist trail, but there’s hidden treasure lurking behind those hills.

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Australia’s unexpected hip, chic city of Brisbane

Brisbane is more than matching its southern neighbours, with indications it is leading the hospitality and tourism industry Down Under into a new age of hip, edgy and upbeat.

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Finding the edgy off-beat side to Sydney

Sydney has its delights with stunning iconic buildings and unspoilt sandy beaches, but how easy is it to find its hidden secrets? Too easy, as Keith Lyons find out. 

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