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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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Top 10 Most Adventurous British Women!

In honour of Woman’s Day we thought we’d give a shout out to our adventurous sisters. Both past and present. These British women are courageous, innovative, pioneers in travel. They know all about Girl Power.

Here’s a few of our favourites:

1.Amy Johnson (1903-1941)

Image: www.telegraph.co.uk/expat


The first female pilot to fly alone from Britain to Australia in 1930.
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9 Amazing New Zealand Experiences

New Zealand is not a country that does things by halves. So much more than just a nice backdrop to Ian Mckellen’s horse riding antics, it’s a wild, seeking, joyful, seemingly limitless land stuffed full of adventures just for you. Which ones specifically? Read on for a glimpse into everything waiting for you when you turn left at Australia and go straight on till morning…

And while your on the road why not add some of our freshest unsigned musical talent from around the world to your playlist – with STA Travel Sounds. Check out the artists here

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