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Some travel experiences are so quintessentially Australian you’ll only find them here. How many have you had? 1. BYO restaurants BYO is a time-honoured tradition in Australia, but the rest of the world has yet to catch on to our genius. Free BYO remains the holy grail, but we’re okay with ‘corkage’ fees – within …

Perth is famous for being one of the most isolated and sunny capital cities on the planet. Why do I, a Perth local, love it so much? Come visit and find out for yourself! Here are my top 10 tips for what to do while you’re in town. 1. Experience an AFL game at Australia’s …

I was young, stuck in a country town, and desperately missing the coast. To save our sanity, a couple of friends and I decided to take a road trip to Coffs Harbour. That was more than 25 years ago, and that trip began a love affair with a town that boasts one of Australia’s iconic …

Have you heard the Big News? To celebrate our 18th birthday, Wotif is building Australia’s Next Big Thing and you get to help decide what and where it should be. We started by calling for nominations from all over the country, and we were inundated with thousands of clever, quirky, original, and meaningful ideas. It …

The NRL and AFL grand finals are both on this weekend and some serious questions need to be answered. No, not “Which team is best?” or “Who will take home the trophy?” And not even “Will Cooper’s shoulder recover in time?” or “Do the Eagles have more Melbournians barracking for them than Collingwood?” What we …

Mittagong, NSW, is made for weekend getaways. With its tempting cellar doors, gorgeous scenery, and fantastic antiques centre all just a 2hr drive drive from Sydney, you’ve got to wonder why you’re not there already. We ask Jennifer White – a Mittagong local and Big Tulip campaigner – to tell us a little more about what makes …

You might not have heard of Chinchilla, but this friendly Queensland town is an Aussie must-visit – especially for watermelon fans. In fact, it’s Australia’s melon capital, producing many of Australia’s watermelons, rockmelons, and honeydew (ie: the best parts of your fruit salad). But there’s more to Chinchilla than just great melons. Mayor (and Big …

Glen Innes is a wonderland of Celtic history, fun folklore, unique festivals, and incredible scenery. Navanka Fletcher – a Glen Innes local and Big Kilt campaigner – shares with us what makes her town special. How long have you lived in Glen Innes? 24 years, minus two years to attend uni. I’m the 8th generation …