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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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16 Off the beaten track Destinations Down Under

Today’s blog comes from STA Travel’s James Greenslade, who has left his Oz homeland for a few months to explore the UK. He can currently be found pretending to be a super healthy Aussie in London while taking the tube everywhere because “no one walks anywhere in Australia”.

You know Australia for its big laid-back cities, awesome beaches and the big red rock in the middle. If you head off the beaten track however, you’ll uncover some of our lesser-known, but beautiful, interesting and isolated spots.

Australians are fond of their dense, deserted and vast spaces, and to find them, you’ve got to venture out from the cities. Read on for 16 of Australia’s best unheralded destinations along the east coast from south to north.

Working in Australia’s Northern Territory

If you’re heading to Australia on a working holiday visa you’d be forgiven for thinking that the only place you could find work is on the East Coast. Big mistake. Read on for three tales of desert stars, secret canyons, buzzing cities and a whole world of working opportunities you’d never even considered. Welcome to Australia’s Northern Territory.

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