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6 Reasons to Travel to Tassie by Sea

6 Reasons to Travel to Tassie by Sea

The Spirit of Tasmania was never on our radar as a means by which to get to the Apple Isle. Normally we’re in too much of a hurry! This time around we had a couple days up our sleeves so thought we’d give it a try, and it turned out to be a great decision. […]

Seabreeze Resort extends Stay/Pay Deals

Seabreeze Resort extends Stay/Pay Deals

Seabreeze Resort Samoa has extended its popular stay/pay deals, with deals now on sale until 30 November 2017 and travel valid until 30 April 2018. Seabreeze deals, available only through travel agents and with savings of over AU$1000 per couple, include stay five nights, pay four nights; stay seven nights pay six nights or stay […]

How Tourism Helped Turn the Tide on Humpbacks

How Tourism Helped Turn the Tide on Humpbacks

In celebration of World Tourism Day on Wednesday 27th September, that will this year highlight sustainable tourism as a tool for development, Hervey Bay whale tour operator, Peter Lynch, reflects on changes in the industry over the years, highlighting the importance of the Fraser Coast’s habitat for humpbacks, with a dream to elevate its status […]

Sydney Harbour Hop On & Off Cruise

Sydney Harbour Hop On & Off Cruise

Captain Cook Cruises Hop On Hop Off Sydney Harbour Explorer, has extended its 24-hour pass to a two-day pass and now stops at 11 destinations, adding Barangaroo and ICC Sydney to the itinerary, plus direct fast ferry services between Manly and the city. The Hop On Hop Off Sydney Harbour Explorer hops from one Sydney […]

Satellite Tags Reveal Surprising Whale Shark Movements

Satellite Tags Reveal Surprising Whale Shark Movements

  In 2015 guests on-board the adventure-cruise ship TRUE NORTH teamed-up with marine researchers from Conservation International and started to deploy fin-mounted satellite tags on whale sharks encountered during the ship’s Whale Sharks of Cenderwasih Bay itinerary. And the results have proved to be quite surprising. Each year the revered TRUE NORTH visits biodiverse Cenderwasih which lies […]

5 NSW Trips to Help Keep Your Summer Glow

5 NSW Trips to Help Keep Your Summer Glow

Reliving those long summer days and balmy nights with nothing to do except whatever you want? The Summer holidays might be over, but there’s no reason not to keep the holiday vibe going with a New South Wales (NSW) short break. There are many advantages to taking an off-peak Summer holiday. Prices are lower, destinations […]

6 Islands Near Sydney That’ll Make You Pack Your Bags

6 Islands Near Sydney That’ll Make You Pack Your Bags

NSW boasts 2,000kms of coastline, dotted with chains of tropical and native bush islands, six of which offer island getaways with a unique twist. Destination NSW CEO Sandra Chipchase said, “NSW offers travellers some of the most unique island holiday experiences in the world, including the chance to stay on two UNESCO’s World Heritage- Listed […]

The Whales are in Full Flight!

The Whales are in Full Flight!

Now in its 30th year, Hervey Bay remains world famous for its whale watching experiences, one of the greatest eco-experiences on the planet. Watching whales in their natural habitat is a special experience, and Hervey Bay guarantees an unmatched, interactive experience like nowhere else in the world! It’s personality plus from the Hervey Bay humpbacks […]

North Star Sails Into 30 Years!

North Star Sails Into 30 Years!

North Star Cruises Australia has sailed into 30 years of continuous operations. The now revered adventure-cruise operator first cruised Western Australia’s remote Kimberley coast during 1987 when founding director Craig Howson commenced fishing type charters along a coastline that was and still is largely inaccessible from land. Howson discovered that the Kimberley was a haven […]

Ningaloo Humpback Interaction Tours Exceed Expectations

Ningaloo Humpback Interaction Tours Exceed Expectations

Tours to swim with humpbacks along the Ningaloo Reef have got off to a better than expected start as Western Australia’s first ever in-water humpback interaction tours began their four-month trial period from August 1st.  Humpback whale interaction tour operators working out of both Exmouth and Coral Bay have reported success rates for up-close underwater […]

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