Discover the Best Food & Wine in Australia

We’re shining the spotlight on the best Australian food and wine experiences and escapes. Whether it’s gourmet fare you are seeking, the latest offerings from a culinary master, or a chat with a local producer at one of the myriad of markets around Australia, you will find an abundance of flavours to tantalise the most discerning of palates.   We’ve put together some tips for your … Continue reading

Family Fun on the Sunshine Coast

Just an hour or so north of Brisbane lies the beautiful Sunshine Coast. With so much to do for families, this stunning region is one of the most popular tourist destinations for Kiwi families. Enjoy golden beaches, fascinating wildlife and beautiful rainforests on your next holiday. You don’t need to spend a lot or travel far for an amazing family holiday location. With its many unbroken … Continue reading

Discover Australia: Spotlight on Queensland, West & South Australia

There’s no better way to explore Australia’s food and wine than going on your own journey of discovery. Read on to explore Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia for the best food & wine. Discover Australia and their beautiful landscapes on a self-drive holiday in Australia.  Experience superb locations filled with some of the best food and wine Australia has to offer while enjoying the freedom … Continue reading

Discover Singapore’s hidden gem of Peranakan culture and cuisine!

Despite Singapore’s rise as a modern city-state, more traditional Peranakan culture remains overlooked by travellers who come in search for great food and a local way of Singaporean life. While the Peranakan recipes are kept close to the Peranakan community, Brett McGregor on TV ONE’s newest series Taste of a Traveller is on a mission to experience some of the wild flavours and tastes that … Continue reading

Romantic Holidays on the Gold Coast

You don’t have to travel far for a romantic holiday. The Gold Coast is the perfect spot for a romantic escape with stunning coastal views, award winning wineries and beautiful sunsets all at hand.   Gold Coast Coastline Renowned for its beauty, the Gold Coast boasts 59 kilometres of stunning coastline. These world-famous beaches are perfect for taking a long romantic walk along the beach. Why not … Continue reading

Discover Australia’s Best Food and Wine Getaways

Heading across the ditch and love to try a bit local food and wine? Read on below to see some of our best recommendations in Australia to do just that. From cruising out to the Yarra Valley to relaxing in the sun in the Hunter Valley! Victoria Melbourne is a jigsaw of tiny laneways where you will find many hole-in-the-wall cafes, bars and restaurants. It’s also well … Continue reading

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