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5 MASSIVE reasons to head to Sydney for Christmas & New Year’s

Did you blink? Unfortunately in that time you may have missed the mysterious phenomena known as the ‘British Summer!’ Yes, we are grateful for the few glorious days we received here and there… but we’re still not convinced we got our monies worth on the giant paddling pool we purchased from Argos on that hungover Sunday!
SO, basically… we demand more sun. Avoid the dark British winter for a sun-fueled trip that also includes the BEST Christmas and New Year’s EVER! There’s only one place that will didgeridoo the trick… Sydney, Australia! See why below…

1. New Years Eve fireworks

Sydney’s fireworks are world famous for a reason… because they are quite simply BREATH-TACULAR-ZING! (We admit, that is not an actual word, but it’s hard to describe how breath-taking, spectacular and amazing they really are!)
Last year, $7 million was spent on the dazzling display and Sydney welcomed 1.5million spectators to the amazing Harbour city.
New Year’s admittedly brings out our soppy side… and with the added effect of watching the best fireworks in the world whizzing over the Harbour Bridge and Opera House, it’s pretty hard not to well up and send a cheesy ‘I wish you were here, love you so much’ text to all your friends and family back home! For those that can’t pace themselves and handle the goon, luckily there is a 9pm display, which is a tasty starter before the ginormous main meal! It really is an experience that you’ll never forget.

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Journey to the Outback: Wrap Up

It’s time to wrap up Henry and Alex’s journey to the outback. We sent this talented duo into the “real” Australia, to discover what we love most about the Northern Territory. They came face to face with salt water crocs, uncovered the Devil’s Marbles and gawped at the spectacular Uluru plus so much more! You can check out their full adventure on our Tumblr page.

Here’s a little rundown of the awesome time they had in Australia’s Northern Territory…

Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park is abundant with wildlife, including buffalo, 250 species of birds and obviously saltwater crocodiles. The boys made eyes with a few salties in Mary River.
Mary River Wetland
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The Ultimate Guide to Darwin


The Northern Territory’s capital is very small compared to other Australian state capitals and with a population of only over 100,000, Darwin has a real charm to it. With a great nightlife, bustling street food markets, fun hostels, loads of work opportunities and close proximity to several stunning National Parks, Darwin is the perfect spot to start your Aussie Adventure. Here are 5 reasons why you should visit ASAP…

1. The Nightlife

Long weekend vibez in Darwin

Image: Instagram darwin_style

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Western Australia Camper Adventure – Perth to Esperance

Fancy getting off the tourist trail and exploring some of Australia’s best beaches and untouched wilderness? Then head to Western Australia, the perfect place for a camper adventure! The next question is, do you go north to Broome or south to Esperance? For the most beautiful beaches in the world and for shorter driving times definitely go south! After asking many locals 9 out of 10 recommended this route – and WOW I am so glad we took their advice. So buckle up, and take a look at what you could do on your camper adventure…


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Adventure guide to 48 hours in Cairns!

This week’s blog comes from traveller, explorer and blogger, Scotty Pass. He’s giving us the full lowdown on what to do in Cairns (especially if you’re tight on time)…

Planning a tropical getaway during the upcoming winter months but stuck on where to explore? Why not give North Queensland a visit the next time you’re thinking of travelling tropical? If you’re after an action packed weekend or just up for a bit of rest and relaxation Cairns has got you covered no matter what the occasion. On my recent journey to Tropical North Queensland I had the intention of participating in as much as possible, in what was possibly the shortest amount of time and most strict schedule imaginable. The plan – adventure, photograph and see as much of Cairns in less than 48 hours!
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