Melbourne hacks: 18 of the best cheap (and free) things to do

Read More

10 of Australia’s cosiest winter escapes

Read More

Chase the sun: 2019’s top winter getaways

Read More

Don’t despair if you’re watching your budget in Sydney. Australia’s unofficial capital might be one of the world’s most expensive cities, but there’s still plenty of cheap (and free!) stuff going on to keep you busy without skimping on fun. If you’re in town for a visit (or if you’re a local saving for a …

Like your travel spooooooky? If you live for a shiver down your spine or a dose of paranormal activity, get set for a well-travelled Halloween. 1. Old Melbourne Gaol Melbourne, Victoria Join a night-time ghost tour to explore the gaol’s brutal heritage and learn about the whispers of hauntings that have been around since the …

Right now, Brisbane is rolling out the red carpet for a sizzling season of spring and summer events. From ballet to soccer, here are seven of the most exciting must-sees. Make sure you stay an extra night or two so you can make the most of Brissie’s awesome restaurants, bars, and shopping as well. 1. …

Queenstown is a great destination for anyone who loves road trips, with many diverse and historical sites to explore. Here are five awesome drives you’ve got to do. 1. Glenorchy 45-minute drive Ever since the Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed, visiting the sets and sites from the Oscar-winning movies has become a serious NZ …

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 …

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 …

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 …

The one thing you should always pack? Sunscreen. But everything else is up for debate. We’ve all been guilty of stuffing our bags to the brim with things we don’t need. And some of us never seem to learn our lesson. So to help you out, here’s a quick guide on what to leave out of …

Western Australia is huge and has so much to offer, which is why those who stay inside Perth’s city limits are doing themselves a massive disservice. Stock up on sunblock, fuel and bottled water, and head off on a road trip you’ll never forget, exploring Broome to Esperance and everywhere in between. Listed in order …

A good hire car can make a great trip awesome. It gives you the freedom to go where you want, when you want, without having to worry about tour group schedules or unfamiliar public transport. But what do you need to know before you go? Read on and find out! 1. Is a one-way car …