Travel News
06-03-2008
Think you know Melbourne? Discover fascinating facts about the city at Melbourne Museum’s latest exhibition The Melbourne Story. EXHIBITION: Opening March 20, The Melbourne Story is the largest exhibition ever developed by Museum Victoria. It reveals the city’s unique and changing tale and features more than 1200 objects from Museum Victoria’s collections, making it the most complete and...
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28-02-2008
Great Southern Rail will launch a new Platinum Service on its iconic tourist train The Ghan later this year. According to chief executive, Tony Braxton-Smith this new luxury service is the first of its kind in Australia and new cabins are currently being built by a luxury boat builder. “We are really looking forward to unveiling this exciting new level of service. “Platinum Cabins will be a...
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21-02-2008
Hormel Foods Australia has launched a range of ready to eat shelf meals specially designed for travellers around Australia. Hormel Compleats™ are up to 97 percent fat free with plenty of choices, including roast beef with mash and gravy and chicken breast and dressing. Hormel general manager, Scott Martin said the meals were developed in response to increased demands for a healthy, yet satisfyi...
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21-02-2008
Moonlight Head Private Lodge is offering visitors to Australia a luxury accommodation and drive experience featuring Victoria’s fabulous Great Ocean Road. Visitors can step off the tarmac at Melbourne or Geelong International Airports and get into their luxury cars – including Maserati, Porsche Boxter, or Mercedes SLK 350 – for the drive to the Lodge. Considered to be one of the world’s ...
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20-02-2008
Ancient rock art sites found around the award winning wilderness retreat The Bush Camp, Faraway Bay (WA) are the subject of important research by archaeologists and traditional owners. The sites found in the state’s remote East Kimberley, including the Bradshaw style of rock painting, are said to date back to around 33,000 years old. Local archaeologist, Lee Scott Virtue, in conjunction with...
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15-02-2008
Australians travelling to the US and Americans visiting Australian shores will soon be able to access a raft of discount fares following an “open skies” agreement signed between the two nations. According to trade publication Travel Daily all restrictions on flights between Australia and the US have been removed under a new open skies deal finalised today. All airlines operating from both c...
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08-02-2008
Lake Macquarie Tourism (NSW) has launched a new website listing the region’s best accommodation deals. The website, www.lakemacquariedeals.com.au is designed for anyone wanting a getaway and will suit all budgets. This website showcases Lake Macquarie’s best accommodation deals at discounted prices across an array of accommodation. Options include resorts, hotels, motels, bed and breakfas...
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05-02-2008
The Art Gallery of New South Wales’ newest exhibition will feature more than 70 prized works of traditional Indian art sourced from private and public collections around Australia. It’s on from February 22 until May 4, and it’s free. According to gallery’s curator of Southeast Asian Art, Chaya Chandrasekhar, the history of traditional Indian painting is a sumptuous tapestry of interwoven...
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04-02-2008
Sydney Royal Easter Show’s John Aitken, has been appointed chief executive of Brisbane Marketing, with the responsibility of putting Brisbane on the world’s tourist map. He will take over his new role from February 18. Brisbane Marketing executive chairman, Ian Klug, cited Aitken’s proven success, business acumen, long history in tourism and major event management and passion for Brisbane ...
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04-02-2008
Online accommodation site The Kiwi Collection has 64 unique properties to tempt the discerning traveller in Australia – especially with Valentine’s Day just around the corner. www.kiwicollection.com hosts more that 1000 properties world-wide under the Romance category. Search the website for your choice! Kiwi Collection says it offers travellers the best - a bed that satisfies even more than...
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04-02-2008
Virgin Blue launched its new Sydney/Port Macquarie flights to day and is celebrating with the release of 1000 seats for a mere 1 cent, inclusive of taxes and surcharges which normally cost $41.73. The “fast and furious” fares will go on sale tomorrow, Tuesday February 5, between 8pm and midnight (EST) for travel between February 6 and June 30. According to Virgin chief, Brett Godfrey, the ne...
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30-01-2008
Google Australia has sent us the results of its survey on Australia, culled from over ten thousand doodles sent in by Australian school children, in a competition to coincide with Australia Day, January 26. The report is a unique snapshot of what Australia means to today's schoolchildren. It could also give an insight to all of Australia’s international visitors and domestic travellers could a...
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30-01-2008
A Valentine’s Day survey by online travel company Expedia.com.au has found Queensland’s Whitsundays is the most romantic holiday destination in Australia, with 64 per cent of respondents voting for this exotic region. Port Douglas, also in Queensland, is the nation’s second most romantic destination followed by Tasmania, Broome, Melbourne and Sydney. Cairns (Queensland) topped the charts a...
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25-01-2008
The Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa, Far North Queensland, has been named the World’s Leading Eco-Lodge in the World Green Category at the 14th annual World Travel Awards, December 2007, in the Caribbean. The Lodge, situated north of Port Douglas, was the only Australian nomination to win and fought off stiff competition from finalists from Egypt, Nicaragua, Peru and Ecuador. Described by the Wall S...
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17-01-2008
Queensland Tourism has released a calendar of festivals & events. We have included events to be held between February and April, 2008. The rest to be updated next week. Details: www.queenslandevents.com.au Andy Warhol Exhibition, now until March 30.Where: The Gallery of Modern Art – Brisbane www.qag.qld.gov.au/warhol Hell of the West Triathlon, February 3.Where: Goondiwindi www.hellofthewest....
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16-01-2008
New South Wales rail service, CountryLink is offering passengers travelling to the annual Tamworth Country Music Festival this month onboard entertainment on two special carriages. This is ideal for country music fans wanting to have a little fun on their trip north. Passengers travelling to Tamworth on January 25, in one of the two dedicated economy class carriages will be entertained by singer...
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16-01-2008
Australian national carrier, Qantas, is offering North American travellers online discount fares ex Los Angeles and San Francisco to Australia from USD998 Cost is USD1298 ex New York. This is the ideal opportunity for Americans to experience the great Australian adventure they’ve always wanted to take. Widely regarded as the world's leading long distance airline, now’s the chance for Ameri...
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15-01-2008
The Fremantle Street Arts Festival, said to be Australia’s largest, will celebrate its tenth anniversary this year. The festival will be held over the Easter long weekend March 22-24 and is expected to attract performers from all over the world. The assembled cast of international and Australian street artists promise a program of mirth, merriment and mind boggling mayhem at “Healthway” sm...
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09-01-2008
The giant European hotel group, Accor, will manage iconic beachside hotel the Swiss-Grand Resort & Spa in the Sydney suburb of Bondi. The 203-room, all-suite hotel overlooks Australia's most famous stretch of sand and surf, and is the only international standard resort in the area. All rooms have private balconies, some with panoramic views of Bondi Beach. The hotel is a popular base for holi...
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21-12-2007
WISHING ALL OUR READERS AND SUPPORTERS A SAFE AND HAPPY FESTIVE SEASON AND A PROSPEROUS 2008! WE WILL BE BACK WITH AUSTGUIDE TRAVEL NEWS ON JANUARY 8, 2008.
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20-12-2007
A recent poll conducted by online accommodation group HotelClub found 81 per cent of respondents preferred to spend quality time with family, rather than shop for gifts. And ten per cent indicated they would “skip town to avoid Christmas”. HotelClub advises travellers to exercise, drink lots of water and catch up on sleep to avoid jetlag. Other tips include:• To avoid jetlag it’s best to...
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18-12-2007
The website dedicated to Australia’s food, fine dining, bars, karaoke, live entertainment and much more www.CheapDrinks.com.au has been launched nationally today. Previously based in the eastern states, the site now offers over 30,000 venues around Australia. Having commenced in March 2006, CheapDrinks.com.au has grown to become one of Australia’s most popular online bar guides and is the onl...
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10-12-2007
Online accommodation giant HotelClub.com has found traveller’s perceptions have undergone radical changes – especially in the upmarket and niche travel categories. According to the company, today’s traveller is savvy, knowledgeable and is “service conscious”. Gone are the days when five star meant few accommodation options and fewer amenities – in some cases just a basic room with a ...
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22-11-2007
The Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens Trust has released two spectacular New Year’s Eve events for harbour city revellers. “Midnight at the Oasis” promises to be one of Sydney’s most stylish parties of the night and the location guarantees an unrivalled view of the fireworks. DJs Lorna Clarkson and Mark Pritchard will have guests dancing up a storm in between feasting on a gourmet three-cour...
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14-11-2007
Shopping enthusiasts visiting Melbourne now have a new place to hang out – the newly opened home-ware and gift boutique called the “Flavours of Langham” at The Langham Hotel. This elegant store is located on the podium level of the hotel and offers its customers with an array of stunning five-star, custom made items for their homes. “Flavours of Langham” stocks an impressive collection...
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