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What’s better than an exciting overseas getaway? An exciting overseas getaway for a bargain price! We’ve crunched the numbers and found the ten cheapest international destinations to travel to from Australia in 2019. Plan your great-value holiday today! 1. Auckland, New Zealand Just three hours from Australia’s East Coast, Auckland makes for a great weekend …

Aussies have long had a love affair with Bali, but there’s a new hot spot to hit up. Touted as ‘the new Seminyak’, Canggu is where it’s at and I’m here to tell you why COMO Uma Canggu, located on Bali’s South-West Coast, is where you need to stay. COMO Uma Canggu combines sophisticated luxury …

The Land of the Long White Cloud might not be huge geographically speaking, but it sure crams plenty to do inside its borders. This makes NZ perfect for road trips, with everything from quick adventures along the coast to week-long treks from the North to the South. Here are five of our faves. 1. New …

How do you choose the perfect resort for a family holiday? Well, no matter how fussy your kids are, there’s one thing you can always count on to keep them entertained and happy – an awesome swimming pool. Here are ten of our favourite NZ resorts with great pools for all the paddling, splashing and …

From the amazing coastline to the snowy peaks of the Southern Alps, New Zealand has plenty to offer those who seek adventure among the wilderness. One of the best ways to enjoy this wonderful country is by hiking and biking. Here are some of our top picks to kickstart your explorations. 1. Auckland’s city trails …

If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to not only to wear some flowers in your hair (the song’s in your head now too, isn’t it? 😉) but follow these handy tips. 1. Get the name right. Us Aussies love to shorten, well, everything, but you won’t catch locals calling their town ‘San Fran’. …

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 …

Bali? Why would I go to Bali? Sure, it’s gorgeous, with amazing beaches, markets, and cultural experiences. But with all the partying, binge drinking and spot-you-from-a-mile-away Aussies, I could just go to the Gold Coast, right? These were just a few of the thoughts I had when my partner suggested that he and I go …

OK, disclosure time. I’ll admit it – I’m not a true-blue Wellingtonian. But for the last six years, I’ve spent a week in Wellington every month, and I now fondly consider it my second home. And I agree with the locals, who’ll take any opportunity to tell you that you can’t beat Wellington on a good …

If you’ve got an overseas trip coming up, the list of things you need to do before you set off can feel as long as your arm. But it doesn’t have to be! Save yourself some time and stress by prioritising these eight must-dos. 1. Check SafeTravel.govt.nz SafeTravel.govt.nz is the New Zealand Government’s official travel …