Family Fun on the Gold Coast

As a kiwi traveller, the Gold Coast is an ever-popular choice for  a family holiday. If you’re worried about how to keep the kids (and yourself!) entertained while on holiday, read on and check out our top picks for creating a memorable family holiday! Theme Parks Movie World offers thrilling rides and attractions featuring all of your favourite Warner Brothers characters. Here you can see … Continue reading


Sunshine Coast – Perfect for Families

Sunshine Coast with it’s own International Airport is the perfect region to escape to with the whole family. From visiting the world famous Australia Zoo, exploring the lush rainforest / quaint villages of the Hinterland to visiting some of the best beaches in Australia. Read on to get some awesome insight in to the Sunshine Coast. Australia Zoo A short drive from most of the main cities … Continue reading


Queensland family holidays – things to see and do

Looking for a wonderland of adventures to satisfy the whole family? Create a memorable experience with a visit to Queensland! From enjoying the sun, sand and surf on the Sunshine Coast, riding a roller coaster in the Gold Coast, to exploring Brisbane’s inner city beach as well as zip lining through the Daintree Rainforest north of Cairns, Queensland is really a land full of dreams. … Continue reading


Tropical North Queensland – Best Escapes

Heading away to Tropical North Queensland? From relaxing on the beach, trekking the rainforest, to finding the best places to eat, we have you covered! Here are some of our top tips of things to do and see while visiting this sun-drenched region. Great Barrier Reef Visiting the Great Barrier Reef is one of the most popular things to do when visiting Tropical North Queensland. This … Continue reading


Brisbane for families – Places to go

Brisbane is a fantastic place to take the family away to as it’s only a short 3 hour flight from Auckland. Being the largest city in Queensland, everything is located nearby! Have a read below on some highlights for travelling to Brisbane with a family.   Streets Beach, South Bank Not very often you see a white sandy beach in the middle of the city! This … Continue reading


Gold Coast Family Holidays: Things To Do

Create fond memories of your next family holiday with a trip to the Gold Coast! With its spectacular white sandy beaches, thrill-seeking theme park rides & scenic rainforests and natural attractions, the Gold Coast is a must see destination. Read our blog on things to do before you go! Visiting the Gold Coast Renowned for its beauty, the Gold Coast boasts 59 kilometres of stunning … Continue reading


The 8 most amazing swimming pools in the world

Swimming pools are one of the most thought of aspects when going on holiday. If you’re looking to stay in a place with an incredible swimming pool, then read on to find out our top picks. The Tank – Las Vegas, USA The Golden Nugget hotel in Viva Las Vegas has an amazing swimming pool called ‘The Tank’. Inside the tank are some of the … Continue reading


Shop til you Drop in: New York City

Planning on a shopping trip to New York?  This global centre of fashion influences trends from around the world so there is no surprise that New York’s shopping is some of the best on offer! Read our blog on where you can find the best shopping in New York so you can shop ’til you drop! With its dazzling cityscape and bustling atmosphere, when you first arrive … Continue reading


Spotlight on: San Francisco

Looking for a destination with many things to see & do? Visit San Francisco! By day, explore the great Alcatraz, cycle across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, eat a clam chowder in Fisherman’s Wharf plus lots more. And by night, go off the beaten path to experience the Asian culture in Chinatown or the Italian cuisine in the Union Square. Read on to find out why San … Continue reading


Top Tips for a Family Holiday in Tropical North Queensland

Tropical North Queensland is wild, unspoilt and adventurous by nature – the perfect destination for a family escape. With a warm climate and around 300 days of sunshine a year, it’s also a destination that you can enjoy all year round.  Check out our top tips for your family holiday in Tropical North Queensland. Cairns Tropical Zoo A must-do on your family holiday, the award-winning … Continue reading


Top 5 Honeymoon Destinations

Looking for the perfect honeymoon destination to start your happily ever after? There are so many romantic and dreamy destinations to visit. From the sun drenched beaches of Santorini or the picturesque overwater bungalows in Bora Bora, read our top 5 honeymoon destinations below to help you choose the right one for you. Acapulco, Mexico Acapulco is idyllically set against the beautiful backdrop of Acapulco … Continue reading


5 Destinations for Travel Photography

Certain destinations attract photographers like magnets to their borders; stereotypically beautiful places such as coastal Europe, the palaces of central India, or the rugged landscapes of South America are popular year-round. For something different, but every bit as visually stunning, check out 5 of our favourite spots for travel photography to really capture some once-in-a-lifetime imagery. Hawaii A holiday in Hawaii commonly brings to mind images … Continue reading


Top Destinations for 2015

Planning a trip in 2015 but not quite sure where to go? Maybe you’re after sun, sand & surf in the Gold Coast or history, temples & relaxation in Bali. There are many great destinations around the world to choose from and below are some of our top picks.     Need more information on planning a holiday? Contact a Flight Centre travel expert  – 130 … Continue reading


How to survive at an airport

Airports can be very intimidating — especially if you’re not prepared. Have a look at our infographic filled with tips for airport survival from having your flight information with you, right down to making sure you have time for a coffee with your favourite book to ensure you’re cool, calm and collected before your flight.     Need more information on planning the perfect retreat? Contact a Flight … Continue reading


Top Destinations for a White Christmas

Ever dreamt of a white Christmas? While the sun is shining and the grass is green, the snow is falling and the lights are beam. Some celebrate Christmas in summer, while others do so in winter. Wherever you are in the world, expect each country to turn into a magical place during the festive season. If you want to spend Christmas in a place full … Continue reading


South East Asia: Top 5 beaches off the beaten track

Planning a holiday to South East Asia?  Are you dreaming about secluded beaches with untouched strips of sand  and the sound of the waves and ocean around you? We are too. With Asia being one of the top tourist destinations, finding yourself a quiet untouched paradise is becoming harder to come by with flocks of tourists heading to Asia. Read below for our top 5 … Continue reading


Best Day Trips in New South Wales from Sydney

Looking for things to do while in Sydney? Why not explore some of the magnificent destinations in regional New South Wales! Read on to get some inspiration for your next Sydney day trip. The Blue Mountains (which in 2000 was named as a World Heritage Site) is so close to bustling Sydney, yet feels so far away when you experience the expansive landscapes.  There are many key … Continue reading


Top South Pacific Snorkelling Spots

Snorkelling in the South Pacific has the reputation as being some of the very best in the world. It boasts a wide array of exotic marine life including turtles, sharks, rays and even whales, as well as a stunning seascape decorated with corals, walls and drops offs, including ship and plane wrecks to add history and intrigue to sea floor. All of this combined makes the … Continue reading


Must-see Sporting Events Around the World in 2015

Thinking of planning a trip in 2015 but not quite sure where to go? To help you decide, we’ve put together our top sports events to tie in with your trip planning, such as the Rugby World Cup, Wimbledon, the Cricket World Cup, plus more. Read on to find out more about these events. Rugby World Cup – England Get in early to book your … Continue reading


Exploring Southern India

The first time traveller to India is often drawn to the North, with Delhi, the Taj Mahal and the exotic nature of Rajasthan being irresistible attractions.  But to visit India without heading south is allowing but a glimpse of the wonders of this hugely diverse country. Read on below to find out more about Southern India. For a start Southern India’s climate is so different, … Continue reading