Airline to begin directly flying between Sydney and Shenzhen

By Matt Tewhatu

Airline to begin directly flying between Sydney and Shenzhen

Popular asian airline China Southern Airlines will capitalise on its growing passenger numbers and launch a new service that will connect Shenzhen with Sydney early in 2016.

The new service is set to commence on 20 January 2016 and will be the first direct link between the two cities. It will also be China Southern’s second long-haul service from Shenzhen’s Baoan International Airport after their existing route to Mauritius in southern Africa. Continue reading

Westin to launch in Brisbane

By Matt Tewhatu

BrisbaneWestin Hotels are on their way to Brisbane, Queensland after Starwood Hotels and Resorts signed an agreement will lead to the launch of the first Westin Hotel in the Brisbane central business district.

The new hotel will form a part of a new mixed-use development in the centre of Brisbane called Mary Lane which will also include a residential block, retail shops and restaurants. It will be located on Mary Street which is previously well known for its bursting nightlife. It is scheduled to open in 2018. Continue reading

Tasmania’s hidden secrets

by Georgina Parkinson

Tasmania’s hidden secretsIf you’re hoping to emerge on the other side of a personalised Australia holiday with incredible memories to last a lifetime, it’s well worth tracking down some hidden gems and getting off the beaten tourist track.

Just a short flight or ferry trip from the south coast of Australia, Tasmania is a lesser known tourist destination, which is no less deserving of your time. Here are just some of Tasmania’s hidden secrets you may wish to discover. Continue reading

When are the best seasons to visit? The joys of going to a big country

By Matt Tewhatu

BrisbaneThe biggest Island on the planet, Australia is a very popular destination for people seeking sun, sand and surf. But while those are the very ideas that people envision before embarking on their personalised Australia holiday, Australia is a very big country meaning that different destinations have differing climates at particular times of year.

Subsequently, it means that there are times of the year when its better to visit particular destinations than others. Luckily, we’ve scoped it out and found for you the best times to visit particular Australian destinations. Continue reading

Exploring Melbourne City

By Matt Tewhatu

Exploring Melbourne CityThanks to its diverse population, Melbourne has formed a reputation as one of the most multicultural cities in the Southern Hemisphere. Combine that with having the second largest population in Australia and you get a buzzing city with a vibe like few others.

On top of a plethora of very cool rooftop bars, narrow and bustling cafe streets and eye-pleasing architecture, there is a lot more to this city. From its uber-cultural promenade along the Yarra River to its beach-side theme park which is a 10 minute tram from the city centre, Melbourne is a great place to start or finish your tailor-made Australia holiday.

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