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Looking for some great travel apps? Here are seven to consider for iPhone and Android

Tripomatic – Australia & New Zealand Trip Planner
Tripomatic is the easiest way to formulate your own travel itinerary as you’re cruising around Australia and New Zealand – you can plan a trip in minutes. Check out all the attractions, explore sights with opening hours, photos, contact info, maps and much more.
goCatch
Here’s an Aussie-made app revolutionising the way we score a taxi and it’s “catching on”, if you’ll pardon the pun, in other parts of the world outside Australia including Singapore and Croatia. The app identifies where taxis are on the goCatch map – and finds your own […]

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Melbourne events you can’t miss in 2015

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival (March 25 – April 19)
The “people’s festival” draws thousands of people to Melbourne each year as the world’s funniest men and women strut their struff all over the city. The festival doesn’t hold back when it comes to sharing the comedy. The young and the young at heart; the wealthy and the fiscally-challenged; the rabblerousers and the do-gooders; the dirty jokers and the good, clean humourists… Absolutely everyone gets in on the joke. It’s an unmissable Australian event.
More www.comedyfestival.com.au
Melbourne Food & Wine Festival (Feb 27 – Mar 15)
Melbourne Food and Wine […]

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5 great Australian regional centres for road trippers

Regional cities may not have as much on offer as their capital cousins, but these five, with recommended caravan parks to park your wheels, pack a punch for great things to do when you’re road-tripping in a hire car or campervan throughout Australia.
SHEPPARTON, VICTORIA
BIG4 Shepparton East Holiday Park (pictured)

DO you enjoy a hit of golf? How about one of Australia’s best adventure parks for the kids? Shepparton East Holiday Park is the perfect place to plant your wheels or step it up in style and stay in a beautifully designed cedar cabin in the heart […]

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6 romantic places in Victoria to steal a kiss

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner which means a world of lovers will be out in force looking to impress their loved ones. There are plenty of great romantic drives in the state of Victoria, and a romantic kiss at a beautiful location to set the perfect atmosphere is a special moment that never fades from your memory. So when it comes to finding the right location to spark some fireworks, here are six of the most romantic places in Victoria to kiss somebody. 

Eureka Tower, Southbank
The southern hemisphere’s highest viewing platform, the Eureka Skydeck, offers 360 degree […]

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Toll charges in Melbourne and hiring a car

Are you visiting Melbourne and are you planning on driving around the city? Melbourne has some toll roads and you may not have even thought of how to go about paying toll charges while driving around the big city.
Many rental vehicle companies are fitted with an electronic tag which automatically pays for the tolls. This means you won’t have to arrange a pass before renting your vehicle. However, each rental vehicle company’s charges for using toll roads may vary, so it’s important you check these details with your hire car company before driving away.
However, if your hire car company hasn’t […]

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5 Australian caravan parks with golf courses nearby

Barwon Heads Caravan Park, Victoria
IF you love the great outdoors and the idea of pitching a tent or parking your wheels in a caravan holiday park somewhere on our great land Down Under, it makes perfect sense that many of you will also love the idea of chasing a little white ball around the fairways. Head south and the great thing about Barwon Heads Caravan Park on the Great Ocean Road is not only is the venue a five minute drive from the lush fairways of Barwon Heads Golf Club (or a 15-20 minute walk), there’s also a great […]

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Eight amazing wilderness camping spots in Victoria

Victoria is home to some of the best camping areas in Australia. From the dramatic cliffs along the scenic Great Ocean Road to the impressive mountains in the northeast, we’ve identified eight of Victoria’s best wilderness camping spots.
The Grampians
Admire stunning forest landscapes, adventure out on day hikes and swim in cascading waterfalls. There are several camping spots in a peaceful forest setting beside a tranquil river throughout the Grampians National Park, including the Jimmy Creek Campground, Strachans Campground and Borough Huts Campground, to name a few.
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road is one of Victoria’s most pristine stretches of coastline, with opportunities […]

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Top 10 Australian mountains to climb

Australia has several panoramic, famous mountains worth conquering. The thrill, the beautiful scenery and the physical challenge make them stand out above the rest.
1. Mt Kosciuszko, NSW
Height: 2,228 m
The easiest way to reach Australia’s highest peak is to take the chairlift from Thredbo before beginning a relatively easy 6 km walk. There’s also the Main Range Circuit, a full day walk to the summit which crosses the famous Snowy River and has wonderful views of the Blue and Albina Lakes along the way. 
2. Cradle Mountain, TAS (pictured)

Height: 1,545 m
The jagged contours of Cradle Mountain are tucked away […]

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The best free campsites in Australia

Travelling around Australia doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, finding excellent free campsites is easier than you may think! 
When looking into your next holiday around Australia, look into visiting one of these free camping grounds:
Blue Pool, VIC
Camp next to a deep, beautiful gorge in Gippsland’s Briagolong State Forest, about a 2.5 hour drive from Melbourne. The Blue Pool camping area is an ideal summer destination where you can take a refreshing dip in the stunning, natural Blue Pool, picnic on its banks or adventure through the surrounding wilderness walks in the Briagolong State Forest. Dogs are allowed at this small campsite and toilets are nearby.
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Top snorkeling spots in Australia

AUSTRALIA  has some of the best snorkeling spots in the world. If you’re heading to the Australian coast this summer, consider discovering the beauty of the underwater world with snorkeling. Join a guided tour or grab your snorkeling gear and swim through some of the most spectacular marine areas – anybody can do it.
Here are some of Australia’s best places to snorkel.
Ningaloo Reef, WA
Check out the whale sharks, manta rays, turtles and humpback whale at certain times of the year around this incredible section of the world. Some of Ningaloo’s hotspots are:
The Oyster Stacks. Five isolated […]

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