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9 Great Events on the Legendary Pacific Coast

Rockabillies, long-distance runners and even koala worshippers will find fun times to be had on The Legendary Pacific Coast.

With a brilliant line-up of festivals, sports events and many other random must-sees this year and next, it’s time to put on your best fest-face and get ready to have a blast!


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New Zealand Campervan Dos and Don’ts

Today’s blog comes from our resident road tripper Hannah “Jeffers” Jeffery who isn’t actually that keen on Dire Straits. Honestly. 

If you have a secret thing for trailer trash, questionable driving skills (more sheep than people = empty roads) and musical tastes that shouldn’t be inflicted on coach loads of other travellers, then you’re the perfect candidate for a campervan trip! Kidding, it’s quite clearly all about the epic driving routes, mind-blowing landscapes and wilderness campgrounds and only a tiny bit about the Dire Straits playlist and roadside pie shops. However, before you scream “roadtrip” and bundle your motley crew of travel buddies into a van, there are a few things you need to know about campervanning in NZ.

With the help of our lovely friends at Mighty, Britz and Maui – the purveyors and experts of all things campervan –  we’ve come up with some not altogether unhelpful dos and don’ts.

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Active Breaks in New Zealand: Summer VS Winter

Itching to race down dunes, take on a glacier hike or slice through snow some-place far, far away? From the tip of Cape Reinga down to the wildlife-rich Stewart Island, New Zealand’s got you covered – and so do we.

All you’ve got to do is pick your season of choice and hold on to your helmet!

Cathedral Cove

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7 amazing experiences on the The Legendary Pacific Coast

Did you know that the stretch of coast between Sydney and Brisbane had a name? And that the name was awesome? This magnificent part of the world is known as “The Legendary Pacific Coast” (told you), and it’s one pretty amazing road trip with stops including Coffs Harbour, Byron Bay and the Gold Coast.

But, before you start planning your journey, you’ve got to know where to stop for a breather and to have your breath taken away. Read on for 7 amazing experiences on the The Legendary Pacific Coast.

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Live life by Aussie Rules!

We’ve been travelling to and sending people over to Australia for over 35 years and, in that time, we’ve picked up a tip or two. We spoke to our Travel Experts in the UK and Oz, our friends on the ground Down Under and “Australia Insiders” (i.e. they love beaches) to collect our list of Aussie Rules.

We’re giving you the chance to win a pair of return flights to Sydney, and a bunch of other weird and wonderful Aussie prizes, in our #STAAussieRules competition. All you need to do is take a selfie based around one of our rules (having a barbie, wearing thongs, or drinking a stubby) and tweet us the picture with the tag #STAAussieRules.

Find out more here.

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