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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 …

Kingaroy is Australia’s Peanut capital, but you’re nuts if you think that’s all there is to this charming Queensland destination. Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen’s hometown is home to awesome wineries, excellent local produce, and a fantastic observatory. It’s also a quick 30-minute drive from Coomba Falls, which is perfect for picnics and day trips. But that’s just …

When it comes to quick and easy getaways from the Big Smoke, Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula must be one of Australia’s best. Located a little over an hour south of Melbourne, food-and wine-heaven is just a mini-road trip away from the VIC capital. Here are my top tips for making the most of a weekend in …

I don’t want to exaggerate or anything, but 2000 was probably the greatest year in the history of the world – especially for Australia. Here are 18 reasons why. 1. It was the best New Year’s party of our lives New Year’s 1999 – 2000 was big. It wasn’t just a new year, a new …

If you haven’t already heard, this year is Wotif’s 18th birthday and we’re celebrating by giving Australia its Next Big Thing. Seriously. We’re taking nominations right now and in a couple of weeks you can vote for your fave from a shortlist of finalists. It’s going to be HUGE (all puns intended). It’s all super …