Australia and New Zealand have always had a special relationship, from fierce sporting rivals to allies in major military actions which have shaped the identities of both nations. As our national day of remembrance approaches it is an excellent reminder of the extraordinary bond we share. While many observe the meaning of the day on an infamous beach on a distant shore, we pause to consider the significance of our continued support over centuries and how we can support our cuzzies across the ditch now. Perhaps we have taken their laid back friendship and close proximity for granted all these years, with many of us putting New Zealand on our list of places to visit but never quite making it there. As borders have reopened to travel freely, there has never been a better time to get around to it. With ANZAC Day around the corner, we wanted to honour our kiwi comrades with a look at what makes the country so special.Read more
Whether it's a public holiday or planned time off from work, a long weekend is the perfect excuse for a spontaneous holiday. And while it may be tempting to explore more of your own backyard, there are plenty of overseas destinations that are perfect for a three-day getaway.
Sometimes a short break is all you need to reset the body and mind, in fact 66% of Aussies admit that they feel refreshed and energised after returning from holidays. So, if you're seeking a sun-kissed tropical escape just hours from Aussie shores, consider the following destinations for your next long weekend vacay.Read more
Delivering untouched wilderness, adventure and pure relaxation, Queenstown is an unrivalled holiday destination. Located on New Zealand’s South Island, this popular alpine town draws over 3 million tourists per year and it’s not hard to see why. With so much to see and do, Queenstown is bursting with amazing restaurants, funky bars, breathtaking scenery, and adventure sports, making it the perfect place for a week long holiday. Whether you’re seeking a scenic escape in the mountains or an action-packed adventure holiday, this beautiful region caters to all.Read more
From Cardrona to The Remarkables, New Zealand's breathtaking landscapes provide the ultimate playground for snow bunnies and ski enthusiasts. While NZ ski is a family holiday favourite, hitting the slopes can be a costly adventure. When you factor in flights, accommodation, lift passes, ski gear, transfers and food, things can add up very quickly and make family holidays seem near impossible. However, with some careful planning and savvy spending it is possible to ski on a budget. Here are 5 money saving hacks for a NZ ski holiday.Read more
Winter is coming. So are extra Qantas services to Queenstown. If you live in the southern states you’re probably already in the grips of winter’s icy fingers. While some people like to chase the sun and jet off somewhere warm and tropical to escape the falling temperatures, others embrace them and head for the snow fields to get their ski on.Read more
Australia and New Zealand have always had a long-standing rivalry. From claiming the credit for many of each other's famous exports (think Russell Crowe and the Pavlova) to beating the pants off each other in sport, Australia and New Zealand frequently go head to head. When it comes to ski holidays, Australia does offer some you beaut ski fields, but the ski options in Queenstown are choice as bro.Read more
Although perhaps best known for its excellent skiing, Queenstown also has a well-deserved reputation as an adventure capital. Taking things to the extreme, the adventure activities on offer in Queenstown are more than just a sightseeing attraction, these extreme adventures offer a unique and heart-pounding perspective on some of New Zealand’s most spectacular views.Read more