Topic: Destinations

Ocean views, access to theme parks and sunny winter weather!

Currumbin Sands On The Beach is a resort offering apartment accommodations within minutes of the beach, restaurants, shopping and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and an easy drive to the other major Gold Coast theme parks.

Book now and enjoy Queensland’s great winter weather (yes even for swimming at the beach!)

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Stay in Merimbula at Sails

Did you know that Merimbula is the same distance to Sydney and Melbourne. It also has an airport if the drive is a bit long.

Here is a nice place to stay. Sails Luxury Apartments Merimbula, NSW, overlooks a bridge where I used to catch prawns at night as a kid. Within easy walking distance of the main town centre and a slightly longer walk (or short drive) from the inlet and ocean beaches.


Duration of visa-free stay in Shanghai extended

Shanghai hopes to cement its burgeoning reputation as a global tourist hotspot by allowing visitors to spend three days in the city without a visa.

As a new year commences, citizens from 45 countries will be permitted a 72-hour visa-free stay inside the “administrative area” of Shanghai, the municipal government said on Sunday.

The countries include the United States, France, Japan and Australia.

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Review – Pullman Reef Hotel Casino

An excellent choice gaining a rating of 9.1 from guest reviews

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Cairns and Port Douglas identified as best place to 2012 view solar eclipse

On 14 November 2012 a total solar eclipse will be visible in Northern Australia and the Pacific Islands.

Cairns and Port Douglas in Far North Queensland has been identified as one of the best places to see this spectacular astronomical phenomenon take place.

This amazing total solar eclipse will last from 5.45am to 7.40am on Wednesday 14 November 2012.

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Quality Hotel Colonial Launceston – review



A 4 star hotel that has an 8.1 guest review score


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Floriade celebrates 25th anniversary

The southern hemisphere’s largest flower festival, Floriade, celebrates 25 years with events and activities around a Style and Design theme this spring.

Canberra’s Commonwealth Park will be transformed from 15 September – 14 October with celebrity cooking demonstrations, runway shows by Jayson Brunsdon and Wayne Cooper and appearances by horticulture experts.

From 26- 30 September the park comes alive after dark with Floriade NightFest featuring live comedy, music and light displays.

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Darwin’s Mantra on the Esplanade refurbishments

Boosting its Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions segment plus is leisure appeal, Darwin’s Mantra on the Esplanade is preparing to unveil months of refurbishments later this year.

Mantra Group NT marketing manager Angie Robinson told e-Travel Blackboard at the NT Muster that the $3 million project is expected to be completed by the end of this month and an unveiling of the re-decorated property is planned for 20 April this year.

“The changes will boost our profile,” she said.

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Travelling to the US? Stay at the Paris, Las Vegas

It is exotic in a city of dreams, a city of excess, and a city of fun, the Paris Las Vegas hotel and casino

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‘Vineyards with a twist’ trend emerges in Mudgee region

A ‘Vineyards with a Twist’ trend has emerged in the Mudgee region, with cellar doors offering more than just wine to their experiences to attract visitors and differentiate themselves.

Still offering quality food and wine, many cellar doors have also introduced additional sensory experiences such as cooking classes, art, long lunches and outdoor galleries.

Some of the ‘Vineyards with a Twist’ include Vinifera, where guests can enjoy a game of croquet or taste hand-crafted spirits and liqueurs, Rosby Wines where visitors can enrol in one of Artist Workshops held throughout the year and Leaning Oak Winery and Dairy who offer Farmstead Cheese Making Workshops.

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