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It’s official! For the second year in a row, the Wotif team have crunched the numbers – looking at pricing, demand, reviews and available accommodation deals – to find the top ten Australian destinations for the upcoming year. Ten fantastic Aussie towns that offer great value for money and incredible experiences, making them perfect for …

Have you ever been caught a dollar or two short at a cash register only for a stranger to save you with a handful of coins? Or sat in a driveway, staring at endless peak-hour headlights, when one noble soul slowed down to let you out into the traffic? Little good deeds like these can …

Remember being a kid and going on holiday? You’d toss your bags on the hotel bed and make a beeline for the pool. Truthfully, not much has changed as an adult. Here are 11 of Australia’s finest hotel pool experiences so you can relive that childhood joy once more. 1. Crown Towers Perth Perth, WA …

It’s the same old drill for most of us. We make New Year’s resolutions on 31 December with good intentions, but break them by sundown on 1 January and forget about them by 2 January. Come the following December, we trot out the list again – usually with the same outcomes. If only there was …

Don’t know where to holiday in 2019? Lucky for you, the stars have the answers. We spoke to astrologer Janusz Donatowicz to find the best getaways for every horoscope. Check ‘em out! Aries (21 March–19 April) Janusz says… Jupiter, the planet of travel, will be in Sagitarrius for most of the year, forming a trine …

Summer’s the perfect time of year to get away, but where should you go? To help you figure out your own plans (and because I’m an incorrigible stickybeak), I asked some of Wotif’s awesome Aussie travel experts where they’re going this summer. Check it out! Donna Rodios, Director of eCommerce Where are you going? Palm …

Think you’ve left it too late to book an Aussie Xmas holiday? No way! You just need to know where to go. Here are our top 10 places to score a last-minute Christmas getaway bargain. But you’d better get in quick! 1. Warrnambool, VIC This coastal city on the western end of the spectacular Great …

If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to not only to wear some flowers in your hair (the song’s in your head now too, isn’t it? 😉) but follow these handy tips. 1. Get the name right. Us Aussies love to shorten, well, everything, but you won’t catch locals calling their town ‘San Fran’. …

While it’s great to have the option, checking in luggage can sometimes be a pain. The extra costs, the long waits at the baggage claim, and the (actually quite tiny, but pesky when it happens) risk of luggage going AWOL are all best avoided where possible. But here’s a tip: If you fit everything in …

Don’t despair if you’re watching your budget in Sydney. Australia’s unofficial capital might be one of the world’s most expensive cities, but there’s still plenty of cheap (and free!) stuff going on to keep you busy without skimping on fun. If you’re in town for a visit (or if you’re a local saving for a …