Category Archives: Australia

Win the Ultimate Aussie Adventure from Intrepid Travel

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Intrepid Travel is giving away a 14-day Best of Australia adventure. 
Entering is easy. All you need to do is log in or register for “My Intrepid” and write (in 50 words or less) why you want to discover Australia with Intrepid.
Multiple entries are permitted
  1. Each entry must be substantially unique
  2. Each entry must be submitted separately and in accordance with entry requirements
  3. One entry per day is allowed
Prize does not include any transport to/ from Intrepid trip departure point
Trip must be booked & taken by December 1, 2013
Entry open to all “global residents” age 18 and older
Enter by October 5, 2012 by 11:59pm (Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time)
Sign up for a chance to win the Intrepid trip to Australia HERE

Win a Trip to the Great Barrier Reef

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Eagle Creek is running a sweepstakes with some great prizes:

  • Grand Prize: A trip for Two to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef & a set of E.C. luggage
  • Second Prize: A set of Eagle Creek luggage.
About the Grand Prize:
  • Round-trip airfare (economy) from select U.S. and Canadian cities (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, New York and Vancouver)
  • Five nights accommodations in Cairns
  • Roundtrip airport to hotel transfers in Cairns
  • Day trip to the outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Set of Eagle Creek Luggage
Open to U.S. and Canadian residents
Sweepstakes ends July 15, 2012
Sign up to enter for a chance to win HERE

Ridiculous Street Signs #3- Drive On Left- Australia

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While in Melbourne, my wife and I decided to do a day trip that drove along the Great Ocean Road. It was going to be a long day but the natural sites that we’d get to see along the coast would make it well worth our time.
At the beginning of our tour, the bus stopped at Bells Beach where we got to see some locals surfing. This beach is known for it’s surfing competitions and is the setting for the final scene in the movie Point Break.
A short while later we stopped again to take photos of the sign for the starting point/ entrance to the Great Ocean Road. I snapped a few shots and then wandered around the road a little bit and came across the important and informative sign shown above.
I am definitely hoping that if you decide to rent a car while visiting Australia,you remember to drive on the left!

Aussie Budget Airline Runs Out Of $, Strands 4,000 Passengers

Budget airline Air Australia ran out of money and immediately grounded it’s five jet fleet on Friday. The airline went into voluntary administration which is similar to bankruptcy in the US.

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All flights were canceled and no new booking would be accepted since the airline could not pay it’s bills. Around 4,000 passengers were stranded overseas that had flown on round trip tickets with Air Australia.
To read more about this click here