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Discover Australia's Red Centre

June 6, 2024 | Read time: 6m 5s

Embark on an unforgettable motorhome journey through Australia's Red Centre, a land of ancient landscapes, rich Aboriginal heritage, and awe-inspiring natural wonders. 

Unearthing Australia's Underground Towns

April 24, 2024 | Read time: 4m 56s

Australia is known for its vast outback, unique wildlife, and vibrant cities, but few know about the fascinating underground towns beneath the surface. These subterranean communities, such as Coober Pedy, offer a glimpse into a world where residents have adapted to extreme temperatures by building their homes, businesses, and even churches underground. Join us as we delve into the history, culture, and tourist attractions of these hidden gems.

Faces of Value: The Million Dollar Icons of Australia

April 10, 2024 | Read time: 5m 28s

Australia's banknotes are much more than mere currency. They serve as vivid canvases of the nation's rich history and diverse culture. Each denomination tells a story featuring iconic individuals whose lives have left an indelible mark on the Australian landscape. As we embark on this exploration, we delve into the historical and cultural context that breathes life into the portraits adorning the Australian Dollar notes.

Inspirational Places to Visit Around the World

March 13, 2024 | Read time: 8m 1s

From the rugged outback of Australia to the glacial majesty of Canada, our world overflows with destinations that ignite the imagination. Southern Africa beckons with its epic safaris, while New Zealand's dramatic landscapes tempt adventure seekers. The USA boasts everything from bustling metropolises to awe-inspiring natural wonders. These inspiring places stir our souls with a promise of escape, discovery, and a connection to something bigger than ourselves.

Discovering Australia's Majestic Kings Canyon: A Motorhome Adventure

August 18, 2023 | Read time: 5m 18s

Setting forth on a voyage to the very heart of Australia is an adventure that bids farewell to the familiar, enveloping you in a realm where breathtaking natural splendour commands the spotlight.

Guest Post: Our Australian Journey by Rail & Road

July 26, 2023 | Read time: 6m 22s

In May of this year, my husband, Hans and I left our home in Lancashire to begin a five-week trip to Australia which included Darwin in the Northern Territory before travelling by Ghan train through the Outback to Adelaide in the south before flying to Tasmania.

In Pictures: Travel by Train Posters

July 19, 2023 | Read time: 5m 26s

Throughout history, the resolute spirit of rail travel has traversed continents, uniting the world with a symphony of steel and steam. Majestic locomotives, with their powerful and relentless drive, have carried us on a journey of discovery and connection. From the grandeur of the Trans-Siberian Railway to the enchanting charm of the Orient Express, these feats of engineering have woven tales of adventure, aspiration, and innovation, whispering stories of untamed landscapes, bustling cities, and the dreams of pioneers. Rail travel, an enduring testament to human ingenuity, continues to evoke a sense of wonder, inspiring us to embark on extraordinary adventures.

Spotlight on: Melbourne

May 18, 2023 | Read time: 3m 56s

Welcome to the vibrant city of Melbourne, Australia's cultural capital. Nestled on the southeastern coast, Melbourne offers a perfect blend of stunning architecture, a thriving arts scene, delicious cuisine, and a buzzing nightlife. Whether you're a history buff, a nature lover, or a food enthusiast, Melbourne has something for everyone. So come with me as I take you on a journey through some of the best things to do in Melbourne, showcasing the city's unique charm and diverse attractions.

Sustainable Motorhoming

May 10, 2023 | Read time: 9m 15s

Sustainable travel has become increasingly important in today's world as we strive to preserve our planet's natural beauty and resources for future generations. Embracing eco-friendly practices during our holidays is a small but significant way to make a positive impact. Our bespoke motorhome holidays offer a unique opportunity for travellers to adopt sustainable habits while exploring beautiful destinations in Australia, New Zealand, Southern Africa, Canada, and the United States.

Spotlight on: Hobart

April 24, 2023 | Read time: 5m 2s

In March, whilst visiting family in Melbourne, I visited Hobart, capital of Tasmania. I've travelled around much of Victoria, the Red Centre, and part of New South Wales, including Sydney, but Hobart was so strikingly unique. Its centre is largely historical compared to those of Melbourne and Sydney. Its waterfront is lined with old maritime warehouses, harking back to its colonial and whaling past, and there are few tall buildings. It just felt like a different pace of life.

Australia’s Convict Sites: A Darker Side of History

April 12, 2023 | Read time: 12m 33s

The year is 1787; the British set sail on an eight-month journey to 'New Holland' to establish a new penal colony. Convict transportation was already a tried and tested method of ridding the 'motherland' of criminals. However, since the American Revolution of 1776...

Wines of the Barossa

December 21, 2022 | Read time: 6m 29s

The Barossa Valley is a wine-growing region located in South East Australia, about an hour's drive from Adelaide. The Barossa region is 352 square miles in size and has a total of 11,609 hectares of vineyards. The region's climate ranges from warm on the valley floor to cool at the higher altitudes in the hills surrounding the Valley, which help to produce wines of a very different character. The region's unique microclimate and ancient red clay soils produce some of the most acclaimed examples of these varietals in the world.

7 Jet-Set Travel Accessories for Summer

June 20, 2022 | Read time: 5m 7s

Updated 22 June 2023

Travel in style with these must-have jet-setting travel accessories from cleansing cosmetics to top tier tech and everything in between!

6 Tips for Travelling Australia by Motorhome or Caravan

June 13, 2022 | Read time: 7m 42s

There's no doubt about it; Australia is an awesome place to visit. There are few places in the world where you can experience breathtaking mountainous scenery, diverse and exciting wildlife, beautiful sunshine and stunning beaches whilst enjoying the laid-back Australian culture. It is one of those once-in-a-lifetime places to visit, creating memories that will last forever.

Staying Sustainable on Holiday

May 27, 2022 | Read time: 2m 8s

We’re all on a drive to cut down on our waste, and be a little more kind to our planet. But we shouldn’t stop at home, its easy to stay sustainable on holiday too.

A Brief(ish) History of Air Travel

April 29, 2022 | Read time: 7m 2s

Our holidays are possible only because of the sacrifices that early pioneers made in the quest to take to the skies and venture further than anyone had previously. Nowadays, one can travel by air in relative luxury and at affordable prices but this certainly hasn't always been the case.

Best in Travel 2022

January 18, 2022 | Read time: 8m 57s

Every year, our friends at Lonely Planet publish the ultimate list of countries, regions and cities which they deem must-visits for the year ahead. We're excited that more of the destinations that we offer have been chosen to represent 2022's Best in Travel than ever before.

What to see in Australia: 6 places to add to your road trip itinerary

December 3, 2021 | Read time: 5m 22s

Australia is a vast country bathed in sunshine and full of sandy beaches, high mountain peaks, magnificent urban environments and fascinating flora and fauna.

Adelaide to Darwin in a Motorhome: The Most Desirable Stops

October 28, 2021 | Read time: 5m 48s

For the adventurous, it is difficult to beat life on the open road in Australia. From coast to coast, Australia is a vast island of long open roads and full of the potential for adventure and excitement.

6 Top Caravan Tips for the Ultimate Holiday

October 1, 2021 | Read time: 7m 26s

Planning your road trip holiday of a lifetime is no mean feat! It can seem like there are endless lists of things to do, items to buy and people to organise. Luckily, there is a lot of help and advice available for most of this planning. With a few top tips and some friendly advice, you can make sure you are ready and excited to start on your caravan holiday.

Campervan Parking Laws Around the World

September 17, 2021 | Read time: 6m 33s

Are you finding campervan laws, rules and regulations a little confusing? You are not the only one! It can be tricky to know what you can and can't do and what documentation you need to carry when driving a campervan. It gets even more problematic when you start driving in other countries because each has its own laws and rules surrounding driving a campervan or motorhome.

How Long to Spend in Melbourne When Road Tripping in Australia

August 19, 2021 | Read time: 4m 24s

Melbourne is considered one of the best places to live in the world. If you holiday in Australia, Melbourne is undoubtedly a must-see place, and it is easy to see why. The vibrant culture, rich heritage, and fantastic opportunities are excellent reasons for anyone to visit this amazing city.

Road Tripping: Australia's East Coast

June 24, 2021 | Read time: 7m 22s

One of the more popular places to take a holiday is the Australian East coast. The white sandy beaches, blue skies and azure seas are the highlight of any holiday, and the Australian East coast has plenty of this to offer. Add to this the beautiful weather, fantastic scenery and a host of attractions you won't want to miss, and you have the makings of a holiday that you won't ever forget.

ABC of Worldwide

June 8, 2021 | Read time: 7m 59s

With such a varied selection of tours, spanning across eight countries which, collectively, cover over 34 million kilometres², it's hard to highlight the best attractions of each country. But we've put together a handy A-Z of our tours, from Arthur's Pass to the Zambezi River!

In Pictures: vintage travel posters from Australia & New Zealand

January 29, 2021 | Read time: 2m 28s

In the early days of long-haul travel, companies would entice customers with idyllic and colourful posters advertising exotic shores with the promise of warm sun and tropical scenery.

8D Escapes: Find your moment

October 28, 2020 | Read time: 2m 51s

Whilst we can't journey down under right now, we can embark on an immersive experience from the comfort of our homes with Tourism Australia

Tasty Road Trips Part 5 - Discover Diverse Cuisine and Landscapes In Australia

September 10, 2020 | Read time: 7m 51s

For the penultimate part of our tasty road trip article series, we are venturing to Australia. This is a stunning island known for its wide-open spaces, gorgeous sunny beaches, natural wonders and large urbanised cities.

Discover Australia By Motorhome

June 29, 2020 | Read time: 4m 52s

Australia is a dream destination for many tourists and holidaymakers. The country's diverse culture, subtropical climates, warm coastlines, majestic mountain ranges, and long sandy beaches are enough to excite anyone. Still, Australia has so much more to offer on top of this.

The Best Places To Visit On Your Australian Motorhome Holiday

June 10, 2020 | Read time: 7m 24s

When it comes to a holiday of a lifetime, you would be hard-pressed to beat an Australian motorhome holiday. This is an impressive country with vast wide open spaces full of natural wonders to explore and not to mention the miles and miles of white sandy beaches that are simply perfect for lazing away a few hours in the sun.

Motorhome Guided Tours - The Best Way To See Australia

April 14, 2020 | Read time: 9m 39s

For an unforgettable motorhome holiday with a variety of amazing experiences, stunning landscapes and wonderful people, there is no destination quite like Australia.

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