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6 Reasons to escape to Fiji NOW.

Bula my friends! Are you looking for the perfect escape? We can take you there. Picture paradise and you’ll probably picture Fiji. Whether you’re a beach bum, nature lover or someone who is looking to immerse themselves into a unique culture, this tropical oasis has it all. Basically it’s for anyone who likes bliss, don’t tell me that’s not you.
Warning: Going back to your day job not guaranteed.
Don’t believe us? Here are 6 reasons why you need to pack your bags and escape now…

The Islands

Fiji paddle board
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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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The Great Barrier Reef through the eyes of Instagrammers

The Great Barrier Reef is one of Australia’s most remarkable natural gifts and is a place that generates superlatives – but instantly transcends them. Stretching over 2000km along the Queensland coast, this seventh wonder of the natural world has because one of the world’s most sought after tourist destinations. Discover more about this mind blowing spectacle then through the eyes of Instagrammers.

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The Byron Bay Weekender!

The number one spot you must head to on any Aussie adventure. Its’s chilled out hippie vibes, hectic surf and natural beauty epitomises what we love most about the land down under! Here’s what you can do in Byron Bay if you’ve only got 48 hours to spare:

Here’s how to make the most of a long weekend in Byron Bay:


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