On 18 February this year, I left the UK on a marvellous trip Down Under on Singapore Airlines. I was one of a group of just ten selected travel agents to embark on this wonderful visit. We all met at Heathrow Airport for your flight with Singapore Airlines to Sydney with a change of planes…

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My adventure in Tasmania was to be by campervan, so we collected our vehicles and drove to the port to board the Spirit of Tasmania II for the overnight journey to Davenport. After a lovely meal I snuggled down in my cabin to arrive refreshed the next morning and ready for breakfast at the Anvers Chocolate…

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Since I’ve been here at Hallmark Travel, I’ve developed a reputation of “Action Girl” and in keeping this up I jetted off on my third trip to Australia to go, to see, and to conquer!! And where are the biggest challenges? Surfers Paradise! Just an hour South of Brisbane. Arriving by helicopter, hovering over the…

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  Stay above the tropic of Capricorn if you are visiting Australia in June, July or August – you’ll be sure to have 30 degrees, blue skies, and no jelly fish in the sea or flies in the air to annoy you! I put holiday itineraries to Australia together almost every day, but now I…

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Alice is a bonza place! That’s what Nevil Shute wrote about Alice Springs in my favourite novel ‘A Town Like Alice’ and it certainly is!   It is an oasis in the desert of the Red Centre – The Middle of Australia. The highlights of Alice include the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Anzac Hill, Alice Springs…

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    Come, take a journey with me from the top of WA’s Coral Coast at Exmouth to the beautiful city of Perth – a journey of some 1,500 kilometres crossing the Tropic of Capricorn and the 26th Parallel – passing through amazing landscapes, pristine World Heritage sites and meeting some of the world’s most…

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  It’s a perfect place to arrive, especially if you only have a few days, and there’s no pressure to see all of West Australia – Perth is just wonderful for a few days. Get Australianised, and get over your jet lag. A city of clean fresh air, gardens and parks, and a lazy river…

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I was thrilled to be offered a flying visit to Australia, hosted by Qantas Holidays, stopping at Los Angeles and Fiji on the way. Los Angeles was our first stopover city. For the tourist there is plenty to see and do–from the glamour of Beverley Hills to the beaches of Malibu, and the colourful area…

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Recently voted number 1 island in the Asia Pacific region by National Geographic Traveler magazine, this island offers even more than wilderness and wildlife with its mix of unusual ‘cottage’ industries that include a traditional eucalyptus distillery, a honey farm that exports queen bees around the world, a sheep dairy and marron (fresh water lobster)…

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