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Broome – Darwin: A Real Outback Adventure

One of the world’s last remaining wilderness regions, Western Australia should be high on any adventurer’s bucket list. With beaches to rival the East Coast but no people to get in the way of your sun, swathes of untouched land to explore and tumbling waterfalls to gaze at lovingly in the desert sunset, there is simply no reason not to start planning your trip immediately.

In this blog we take a closer look at the route from Broome to Darwin and pick out some of the highlights of this incredible land. Walking boots at the ready…

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Shakedown: Perth

Unlike its eastern cousins, Perth is a big city in Aus which you may not know a whole lot about. Commonly referred to as the “most isolated major city in the world” (actually Honolulu but a tiny island in the middle of the pacific is kinda cheating we reckon), Perth’s remoteness has actually resulted in a fantastically diverse, culturally rich city with a youthful, adventurous vibe.

We think it’s criminal that Perth has been left off backpacker itineraries for this long, and so we cry, “no more!” Read on for some great reasons to visit Perth before the hordes catch on.


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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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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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