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Where can I catch the Lions games next year in NZ?

Ka mate! Ka mate! Ka ora! Ka ora! It’s time for one of the BIGGEST events in the rugby calendar and it’s the Kiwi’s turn to host… say Kia Ora to the British & Irish Lions Tour 2017 in New Zealand! Kicking off in Whangarei on the North Island this 10 game “feast of rugby” spans almost six weeks taking in the best of the North and South Island. You guys get a choice of seven host cities to explore, with Wellington and Auckland being two awesome highlights. There’s PLENTY to do in between the matches and venues, with NZ being the adrenaline capital of the world, take your pick from sky-diving, bungy-jumping, white water rafting… the list goes on! Watch some incredible rugby and explore the thrilling country of New Zealand at the same time.

The Lions

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Get ya surf on in Byron Bay!

Surfing is one of those iconic Aussie scenes, catching a bright blue wave on an epic beach, sun high in the sky and looking oh so gnarly on a board. You can’t go to New South Wales, Australia and not give it a go. You just can’t OK. If you’re a bit of a paddlepuss when it comes to hitting the waves, then you should definitely think about a couple of surf lessons. You’ll gain confidence in the water and make loads of mates at the same time!

Byron Bay


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9 REASONS TO VISIT COSTA RICA THIS SUMMER!

Need a little inspiration this summer? If you’re a nature lover, adventure seeker, coffee addicted or all of the above – this one could be for you! Here’s 9 reasons why you should visit Costa Rica this summer:

1.The Hummingbird

Image: allposters.com
Image: allposters.com

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49 Reasons Why New Zealand Rocks Our World

As soon as a blog post about New Zealand needs writing, I always seem to be the first at STA Travel Towers to stick my hand up. (I definitely don’t throw myself at our editor Lisa’s feet and beg, “Pick me! Pick me!” Honest.).

Why do I love writing about New Zealand? Well, because I love New Zealand. I’m lucky enough to have been twice in the last year: once to the South Island in June when it was covered in snow – white, serene and magical; and again to the North Island in February when the sun was out, the stunning landscapes were lush and green, and the skies were blue with long wispy clouds (it’s not called the Land of the Long White Cloud for nothing). Two very different experiences, but both equally amazing.

New Zealand: what's not to like?

Obviously, I’m not alone in my love for New Zealand. Everyone I’ve ever spoken to on the subject – be it friends, colleagues or you, our lovely customers – has fallen head over heels in love with this out-of-the-way country that has a population of just 4 million people.

Just what is it about New Zealand? What’s all the fuss about, eh? Well, I’m going to tell you. With the help of our Twitter community, here are 49 reasons why this wonderful country rocks our world.

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A Guide to Gold Coast Surf Culture

Discover the best breaks and learn to surf in paradise. Literally. We’re not joking. Surfer’s Paradise is a suburb within the Gold Coast. The Gold Coast has some of the most impressive waves and hosts many international surfing competitions. Here’s 10 facts to get you feeling pretty stoked about the Gold Coast:

Top 10 Surfy facts about the Gold Coast

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