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If you're looking to travel in either Australia or New Zealand, our travel advice section will prepare you with all you'll ever need to know about visiting the main regions in both countries; everything from where to stay with kids, top spots for different age groups, "is City A better than City B?" and more. Simply choose an article from the list below for comprehensive travel guides to Oz and NZ.

Top 10 Things to do Lists Australia

Sydney

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MUST SEE AND DO

Must See and Do Sydney

MUST SEE AND DO SYDNEY

Visiting Australia's largest and most famous city Sydney, NSW and its surrounds and looking for the essential experiences? Here are the absolute must-do landmarks and activities while you're here.

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ITINERARIES

Sydney Itineraries

RECOMMENDED SYDNEY ITINERARIES

Planning to visit Sydney for the first time but not quite sure how to get the most out of your visit? We've got a range of itineraries to suit stays of 2, 3, 4 and 5 days here.

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RAINY DAYS

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SYDNEY RAINY DAY ACTIVITIES

Bored with the weather getting you down? Check out our list of all the best things to do on a rainy day in Sydney for some top tips on how to spend the day out of the house.

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SYDNEY VS MELBOURNE

Sydney vs Melbourne

SYDNEY OR MELBOURNE, WHICH IS BETTER?

Sydney and Melbourne are two of the top travel destinations in Australia - but which one is better for you, and why? Check out our detailed guide comparing both cities.

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FACTS

Sydney Facts

SYDNEY FACTS AND FIGURES

Quick facts and interesting information about Australia's iconic largest city - Sydney - including landmarks, historical info & entertaining statistics.

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CITY GUIDE

Sydney City Guide

SYDNEY CITY GUIDE

First time visiting Sydney? This section contains info on accommodation, getting there and getting around, the best restaurants and bars and much, much more.

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SYDNEY IN A DAY

Sydney in one Day

SYDNEY IN ONE DAY

Only got one day to do your sightseeing in Sydney? Click here for one of the most efficient ways to see the best landmarks and attractions of Australia's most famous city in a day.

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NIGHTLIFE

Sydney Nightlife Guide

SYDNEY NIGHTCLUBS GUIDE

A Sydney nightlife guide for those looking for the best nightclub, bar or other entertainment venue to spend a night of fun in New South Wales' capital!

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WHAT'S ON

Sydney by Month

SYDNEY BY MONTH

This section breaks down Sydney by each month of the year, detailing the weather and "what's on", as well as the top things to do during that time of the year.

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BEACHES

Sydney Family Friendly Beaches

SYDNEY FAMILY FRIENDLY BEACHES

A guide to the best family-friendly beaches in and around Sydney for families with kids and young children including Coogee, Manly and more - perfect for the summer.

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KIDS ACCOMMODATION

Sydney Kids Accommodation

WHERE TO STAY WITH KIDS

A Sydney nightlife guide for those looking for the best nightclub, bar or other entertainment venue to spend a night of fun in New South Wales' capital!

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WITH KIDS

Sydney with Kids

TRAVELLING SYDNEY WITH KIDS GUIDE

If you're travelling to Sydney and bringing the kids along, this guide looks at all the best things to see and do - both free and paid - for those with children.

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Top 10 Things to do Lists Australia

Melbourne

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Must See and Do Melbourne

MUST SEE AND DO MELBOURNE

Planning to travel to Melbourne? Don't miss out on all these iconic, must-visit destinations both in and around Victoria's charming, artistic and sporting hotspot of a capital city.

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ITINERARIES

Melbourne Itineraries

RECOMMENDED MELBOURNE ITINERARIES

If you're visiting Victoria's artistic capital city, we've got some Melbourne itineraries for stays of lengths 2, 3, 4 and 5 days to help you get the most out of your time and money here.

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RAINY DAYS

Rainy Days in Melbourne

MELBOURNE RAINY DAY ACTIVITIES

Melbourne's famously unpredictable weather doesn't have to put a damper on your day - here are some of the top things to do in Victoria's capital on rainy days.

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SHOPPING GUIDE

Melbourne Shopping Guide

MELBOURNE SHOPPING GUIDE

Melbourne's famous for its shopping, and in this guide you'll find detailed information on the top shopping centres, markets and other hot spots.

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WHEN TO VISIT

Best time to visit Melbourne

WHEN TO VISIT MELBOURNE

While it's great to visit any time, are you wondering when's the BEST time of year to visit Victoria's capital and world's most liveable city, Melbourne?

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IN ONE DAY

Melbourne in One Day

MELBOURNE IN ONE DAY

Visiting Melbourne but short on time? Check out our guide on how to best enjoy Melbourne in one day including all the city's essential highlights!

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FACTS

Melbourne Facts

MELBOURNE FACTS AND FIGURES

Quick facts and interesting information about Australia's culture capital - Melbourne - including landmarks, historical info & entertaining statistics.

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BY MONTH

Melbourne by Month

MELBOURNE BY MONTH

This section looks at Melbourne by month, highlighting the weather and all the top things to see and do in the city during that time of year.

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BEACHES

Melbourne Family Friendly Beaches

MELBOURNE FAMILY FRIENDLY BEACHES

Looking for the best beaches in Melbourne for kids? Check out our guide on Melbourne's beaches including St. Kilda, Brighton, Albert Park & more.

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KIDS ACCOMMODATION

Melbourne Kids Accommodation

WHERE TO STAY IN MELBOURNE WITH KIDS

A detailed guide to where to Stay in Melbourne with Kids, and the top family friendly accommodation in Melbourne, breaking down where to stay with children in tow.

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CITY GUIDE

Melbourne City Guide

MELBOURNE CITY GUIDE

This detailed guide section is ideal for first-time visitors and breaks down the weather, getting there and around, best restaurants and much more.

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WITH KIDS

Melbourne with Kids

MELBOURNE WITH KIDS GUIDE

If you're travelling to Melbourne with kids, don't miss this detailed guide highlighting the top attractions and activities - both free and paid - for children.

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Top 10 Things to do Lists Australia

Gold Coast

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Must See and Do Gold Coast

MUST SEE AND DO GOLD COAST

As one of Australia's top holiday destinations, our "Top 10 Things to Do" guide has all the best highlights on and around the Gold Coast including in the air, on the water and much more!

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BEACHES

Gold Coast Beaches Guide

GOLD COAST BEACHES GUIDE

The Gold Coast is famed for its beaches, but which are the best, and what can each one offer you? Read our detailed guide to Surfers Paradise, Burleigh and more here.

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BUS TIMETABLES

Gold Coast Bus Timetables

GOLD COAST BUS TIMETABLES

Looking to get around the Gold Coast using public transport? We've got all the current timetables for Surfside buses on the Gold Coast to view and download here!

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THEME PARKS

Gold Coast Theme Park Passes Guide

GOLD COAST THEME PARK PASSES GUIDE

Theme parks are one of the biggest drawcards to the Gold Coast for many visitors - but with so many passes available, which one is best for you? Find out here.

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NIGHTCLUBS

Gold Coast Nightclubs Guide

GOLD COAST NIGHTCLUBS GUIDE

If you're heading to the Gold Coast and looking to get your party on, then our guide to each of the Gold Coast's top nightclubs is a must-read!

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ITINERARIES

Gold Coast Itineraries

RECOMMENDED GOLD COAST ITINERARIES

Wonderful beaches, famously fresh food and some incredible volcanic formations make the Bay of Plenty the ideal spot in NZ for those looking to both escape and relax.

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THEME PARK MAPS

Maps of Gold Coast Theme Parks

GOLD COAST THEME PARK MAPS

We've got online, digital versions of theme park maps for all the essential Gold Coast theme parks such as Sea World, Dreamworld, Movie World & more to view & print here.

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FREE WITH KIDS

Gold Coast Free Things with Kids

GOLD COAST FREE THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS

The Gold Coast may be a popular holiday destination, but it can get quite expensive - particularly when bringing kids along. See the top FREE things to do with kids here!

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KIDS ACCOMMOATION

Gold Coast Kids Accommodation

WHERE TO STAY ON THE GOLD COAST WITH KIDS

Here, we've hand-picked a variety of Gold Coast accommodation for those with kids to stay at, with options ranging from hotels to holiday parks and more.

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SURFERS PARADISE

Top 10 Things to do Surfers Paradise

MUST DO IN SURFERS PARADISE

Surfers Paradise is the famous "heart" of the Gold Coast and a haven for tourists. But what are the best things to do? Check out our recommendations here.

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BEST RESTAURANTS

Best Restaurants Gold Coast

BEST RESTAURANTS ON THE GOLD COAST

Our staff make their picks for their favourite places to grabbing a bite to eat, weighing in on the best restaurants on the Gold Coast for the year 2014.

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RAINY DAYS

Gold Coast Rainy Day Activities

GOLD COAST RAINY DAY ACTIVITIES

The Gold Coast is famous for its sunshine and number of sunny days. But what is there to do when it's raining? Here's our list of the best wet weather activities.

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Top 10 Things to do Lists Australia

Australia - Other Regions

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ULURU FACTS

Uluru Ayers Rock Facts

ULURU / AYERS ROCK FACTS

Perhaps Australia's most famous national icon, Uluru / Ayers Rock is one of the true must-visit spots in the country. Click here for some interesting facts about Uluru.

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ITINERARIES

Tasmania Itineraries

RECOMMENDED TASMANIA ITINERARIES

Australia's only island state has its own distinct charm compared to the mainland. This section offers some suggested itineraries for best experiencing "Tassie".

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ULURU

When to visit Uluru

THE BEST TIME TO VISIT ULURU

Everyone should pay a visit to Uluru / Ayers Rock at least once. But when is the best time of year to make your journey? We break it down in detail here.

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WHITSUNDAYS

Best time to visit Whitsundays

THE BEST TIME TO VISIT THE WHITSUNDAYS

One of the most spectacular and popular island getaway destinations in Australia, the Whitsundays are a stunning destination - and here's the best time of year to visit.

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PERTH

Best time to visit Perth

THE BEST TIME TO VISIT PERTH

Sunny, coastal and full of surrounding highlights, Western Australia's capital is great all year round - but there's one season in particular that is the best of the best.

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CAIRNS

Cairns Itineraries

RECOMMENDED CAIRNS ITINERARIES

Tropical North QLD's favourite adventure destination offers a huge array of things to see and do. If you're after the best way to spend your time, check out our itineraries.

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SUNSHINE COAST

Sunshine Coast Shopping Guide

SUNSHINE COAST SHOPPING GUIDE

A laid back, sunny holiday destination in QLD, the Sunshine Coast offers a range of things to see and do - with shopping one of the best among them.

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SNOWY MOUNTAINS

Snowy Mountains Facts

SNOWY MOUNTAINS FACTS & FIGURES

An iconic and important region in Aussie culture, the Snowy Mountains is a stunning and untouched back country area of New South Wales.

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CAIRNS VS PORT DOUGLAS

Cairns Vs Port Douglas

CAIRNS OR PORT DOUGLAS, WHICH IS BETTER?

In this showdown of Tropical North QLD's two favourite destinations, we compare Cairns and Port Douglas and see which one comes out on top.

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LADY ELLIOT ISLAND

Best Time to Visit Lady Elliot Island

THE BEST TIME TO VISIT LADY ELLIOT ISLAND

Featuring Australia's largest number of manta rays, QLD's Lady Elliot Island is an amazing destination that's great for snorkelling, diving and relaxing alike.

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BARRIER REEF

Great Barrier Reef Things to Do

SNOWY MOUNTAINS FACTS & FIGURES

One of the world's true natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef is brimming with things to see and do - here's our recommended Top 10 list of experiences.

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TRAVEL WITH BABIES

Where to Travel in Australia with Baby

WHERE TO TRAVEL WITH A BABY

Travelling with kids can be difficult, particularly when they're only little tots. Here, we look at the best spots in Australia to travel when you're bringing a baby.

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KANGAROO ISLAND

Best Time to Visit Kangaroo Island

THE BEST TIME TO VISIT KANGAROO ISLAND

South Australia's wildlife haven of Kangaroo Island is one of Australia's true up-and-coming travel spots. We look at the best time to travel to this essential spot here.

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WHALE WATCHING

Whale Watching Australia Guide

AUSTRALIA WHALE WATCHING GUIDE

With thousands of kilometres of coastline, Australia offers a huge array of whale watching spots. This detailed guide explains each destination and what it offers.

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DAINTREE RAINFOREST

Daintree Rainforest Facts

DAINTREE RAINFOREST FACTS & FIGURES

The Daintree Rainforest is an ancient, World Heritage protected natural wonder in Tropical QLD. Find out all about it with facts and figures here.

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Top 10 Things to do Lists Australia

New Zealand

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FIORDLAND

Fiordland Travel Guide

FIORDLAND NZ TRAVEL GUIDE

New Zealand's Fiordland region is one of the most stunning examples of alpine nature in the world. Check out our guide for visiting the Sounds here.

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ITINERARIES

Queenstown Itineraries

RECOMMENDED QUEENSTOWN ITINERARIES

New Zealand's adventure capital is full of activities, attractions and natural local highlights. We break down how to spend 2, 3 and 4 days in Queenstown here.

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TOP 10 DESTINATIONS

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NEW ZEALAND'S TOP 10 DESTINATIONS

After polling thousands of people, we compiled the list of New Zealand's Top 10 Destinations for 2014 - and you'll likely be more than surprised who's #1!

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ITINERARIES

Auckland Itineraries

RECOMMENDED AUCKLAND ITINERARIES

Auckland is not only New Zealand's largest city, but also beautiful and charming in its own right. If you're looking to visit Auckland over 2, 3, 4 or 5 days, check out our itineraries.

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ROTORUA GUIDE

Rotorua NZ Guide

ROTORUA CITY & REGION GUIDE

A hot spot for geothermal activity in New Zealand, Rotorua offers one of the country's more unique landscapes. Check our our complete Rotorua guide here.

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WEST COAST

West Coast New Zealand Must Do

MUST SEE AND DO NZ WEST COAST

Featuring a spectacular glacier and wild coast environment, the West Coast is one of the most beautiful parts of NZ - and here are the top things to do.

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