AUSTRALIA & THE SOUTH PACIFIC

How to nail a responsible #quokkaselfie

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Is it possible to get a selfie with “the world’s happiest animal” without harming Rottnest Island’s most famous residents? In a nutshell: yes. But there’s an art to it. Here’s everything you need to know. The rise of the #quokkaselfie…

A local’s guide to Byron Bay

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Byron Bay is a special place. I was incredibly lucky to grow up in this beautiful northern NSW town, and after upping sticks 15 years ago to move to Sydney and then work and travel all over the world, I’m…

5 of the most amazing eco-hotels opening in 2017

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I admit I’m always a little wary of the term ‘eco-hotel’. As there is nothing to stop any ol’ hotel owner from whacking this label on their property – and many do – travellers can easily be duped into supporting…

5 epic places to swim with dolphins in the wild

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Graceful, curious and highly intelligent, dolphins are pretty awesome animals. No wonder swimming alongside one is right up there on many people’s travel bucket lists. Thanks in no small part to the worldwide success of Blackfish (if you haven’t seen…

Review: Reefsleep, Great Barrier Reef

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Among the many pleasures of travelling, enjoying a wonderful destination all to yourself is right up there. My prior visits to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef had all been in the company of a hundred-odd other tourists on a big boat,…