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Whangamomona Republic Day
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Whangamomona Republic Day: that time I went to vote for a cat in an election…

The self-proclaimed Republic of Whangamomona is tucked away in Taranaki, New Zealand. On 'Republic Day', the 125-strong population – plus animals – welcome everyone for the grand election.
A kangaroo with Dan
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Ten unforgettable Australia travel experiences not to be missed!

Australia is a bucket-list travel destination for many, and there are some incredible Australia travel experiences no one should miss!
The Castlepoint lighthouse at sunrise, New Zealand
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Car or campervan for New Zealand? North Island two week road-trip itinerary

Nine reasons I believe you should hire a car, not a camper, in New Zealand, and a sample two week road-trip itineary for the North Island.
Maldives Vacation
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Which luxury island escape is right for you: Aruba, Antigua, Fiji, the Maldives or Mauritius?

With stunning waters, white sands, and that unique island vibe, which is the best luxury island escape for you: Aruba, Antigua, Fiji, Maldives or Mauritius?
Perth, Fremantle and Rottnest Island
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Quokkas and Coffee: A long weekend in Perth, Fremantle and Rottnest Island

From caffeinated city quarters to crystal clear water, and those adorable Quokka selfies, it turns out there is plenty to discover in the worlds more remote city!
Fiji Day Trips
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Exploring Fiji from Nadi: Day Trips and Island Adventures

White sands, clear waters, friendly locals - say Bula to Fiji Time with some handy day-trips and Island adventures from Nadi and Denarau Island.
Melbourne to Adelaide
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Adelaide to Melbourne Road Trip: The extended Great Ocean Road

If there is one road trip down under you will know it's the Great Ocean road but the extended version, from Melbourne to Adelaide is even more stunning...
New Zealand Hidden Gems
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11 New Zealand north island hidden gems

Waterfalls, beaches down dirt tracks, Japenese style gardens, and the movie stand in for Mount Fuji, don't miss these New Zealand North Island secret gems.
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Discovering Port Douglas and Aboriginal Culture

Ever since I moved to Sydney I was adamant I wanted to learn more about Aboriginal culture and the indigenous people of this vast land. Learning from a book is one thing, but to spend time with a local and understand their perspective is far more valuable...
Port Douglas
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Why I Love Queensland: Video

When I teamed up with Lonely Planet and Three mobile to share somewhere that had captured my heart, it was a no-brainer, I booked a ticket to Queensland. I'm so excited to share this video of why I love this part of the world so much...
Bellarine Peninsula Weekend
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A Bellarine Peninsula weekend road trip

Take a weekend break to the Bellarine Peninsula and discover a chilled Victoria destination that has all the small town charm that you won't find in the city of Melbourne...
New Plymouth
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Falling in love with New Plymouth, Taranaki

Whilst many will say Mount Taranaki, always standing proudly in the middle of the region yet often hidden in cloud, is the jewel of Taranaki's crown, I'd have to disagree. New Plymouth is a city that seems to be evolving, fast, making it my favourite city in Aotearoa.
Dan Flying Solo
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Exploring Fraser Island with Unique Fraser

With highway-beaches-airport combos, crystal clear lakes, mantas, champagne pools and the only rainforest known to grow on sand Fraser Island is one unique place. As I learnt, you will want more than one day here...
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Whitehaven beach: The worlds finest?

The Whitsundays beach situation is usually summed up with the picture perfect Whitehaven beach. Where to start? Fly over or swim under? This one of those places that truly took my breath away, let me tell you why.