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

Skiing in the States

Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or an experienced snow bunny, a ski trip in the States is a bucket-list trip for many outdoor lovers. Read on to see our top picks of ultimate ski locations in the States! Alyeska Resort, Alaska Winter in Alaska is magical, especially at the Alyeska Resort. Throughout winter, roughly 1.6 metres worth of snow covers the slopes, making it one of … Continue reading

Top 3 New South Wales Road Trips

In New South Wales, there are some great tourist drives and scenic road trips that let you explore this beautiful state at your own pace, spend time with the whole family or meet new friends in a holiday park. You can choose your own destinations, at your own pace, according to your own budget – this is why we absolutely love self-drive holidays.  Check out … Continue reading

Five of the best European Christmas Markets

After a bit of magic these Christmas holidays? Explore some of the best Christmas markets in Europe for your Christmas holidays and have a Frohe Weihnachten (Merry Christmas in German) or Joyeux Noël (Merry Christmas in French) in Europe! Enjoy authentic Belgian waffles in Brussels, or watch the fire jugglers in Berlin all while doing your Christmas shopping at the beautifully  lit up stalls in a … Continue reading

The Perfect Cook Islands Weekend Escape

The Cook Islands are an easy escape from New Zealand – direct flights just 4 hours from Auckland, no visa requirements for Kiwi travellers and you can even use NZ dollars while you’re there. Opportunities for relaxation or adventure are rife on this small island cluster; you can take it as easy or as extreme as you like, making for the perfect quick-trip destination. Check out our … Continue reading

Different Types of Transport around the World

Travelling to a new country is exciting and can be a little daunting, especially when you’re not familiar with the area and its way of commuting. Getting around is all part of the experience and seeing the most of a country. Whether you’re planning a trip to Asia, Europe, the USA or Australia, we recommend you have a read of these different types of transport … Continue reading