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About Emma Mitra

Emma is STA Travel's resident Digital Marketing Executive. When she's not writing features for the blog, you'll find her pulling together the weekly STA Travel newsletter that you love so much (what? You don't receive it? Sign up now!) Emma went on her dream trip in 2011, taking 3 months out to travel around Asia, going overland from Thailand to Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, jetting down to Indonesia, up in to Malaysia before finally flying to Beijing and making her way down to Hong Kong. Phew!

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10 of the best places to park your campervan in Australia

I recently drove from Sydney to Cairns over 3 weeks in a campervan. Here’s my pick of some of the best places to camp out in Australia – a combination of places we stayed, places that other travellers raved about, and places that I’m definitely staying if I get the chance to hire a campervan Down Under again.

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10 of the best places to park your campervan in Australia

Why everyone should take a working holiday in Australia

Earlier this year, Rich Keam won the chance to head to Australia to work as a Taste Master in Western Australia for a year. Here, he tells us why he’s loving life Down Under, and why everyone should head to Australia to work while they have the chance.

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Why everyone should take a working holiday in Australia

High Five… South Pacific!

The South Pacific is the place to head if you want to get properly off the beaten track, and close enough to Australia and New Zealand to make it a part of your Australasian adventure. We’re giving the South Pacific a big fat High Five and counting down five of our favourite South Pacific spots.

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High Five… South Pacific!

Does Fergburger do the best burgers in the world?

Fergburger is a Queenstown institution. People have claimed they’d swim back to New Zealand for a bit of that burgery goodness. But is it the best in the world? Let the burger debate commence.

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Does Fergburger do the best burgers in the world?

11 Reasons to Head to New Zealand in Winter

Spending a week in winter in New Zealand was one of the best weeks I’ve spent on my travels anywhere, full stop. It may not have been scorching, but the sun shone, and each day was one of those perfect winters scenes where the sky is blue and the sun is bright. Here’s why I reckon it’s time to spend your summer holidays in winter in New Zealand.

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11 Reasons to Head to New Zealand in Winter