Oceania

You’ll need a big set of crayons to fill in the colour wheel of Oceania. Start with every shade of red imaginable: that will probably cover the ochre rocks and rusted deserts of the Outback. For the waters of the Pacific? Cobalt blue. But save plenty of turquoise and pale gold for the shallow sandbanks and coastal shoals of Timor and northern Queensland. Then there’s the pure white of New Zealand snow, the moss green of Tasmania's southern forests and the inky brown of a classic Melbourne espresso. Oceania is life in full colour, just the way we like it. Someone fetch us a crayon...

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Articles about travel in Oceania

Meet the couple that crossed the Nullarbor in an old Corolla

Posted on Mon, 8 Feb 2016

Trina and I sat on my mum’s couch in Manchester, listening to a family friend try his best to talk us out of travelling across the Nullarbor.

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Photos: this is what it looks like to cross the Nullarbor

Posted on Fri, 15 Jan 2016

Two Poms, the Nullarbor and a beaten up Corolla named Betty. This has got Wolf Creek written all over it...

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It’s official, guys: here are the 6 hottest destinations in 2016

Posted on Fri, 8 Jan 2016

Bring out the bucket list: here are six destinations that are gonna be hot, hot, hot in 2016.

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The world’s best city rivalries: why travellers reap the benefits

Posted on Mon, 14 Dec 2015

Whether it’s based on landmarks, music, fashion, food, sport, literature, location or landscape, city rivalries are, more often than not, progressive in their ideals.

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Great Barrier what? Meet Australia’s other marine wonderland

Posted on Fri, 3 Jul 2015

Here’s are 6 reasons to follow the Village People’s advice, point your compass due Ningaloo and ‘Go West’.

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Into the wild: our 5 favourite spots in Australia’s Kimberley region

Posted on Wed, 24 Jun 2015

The Kimberley really is one of the last true wildernesses on earth. Welcome to our five favourite spots in Australia’s last frontier.

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Sandsational: our pick of the world’s 7 most beautiful beaches

Posted on Sat, 2 May 2015

Picking the world’s best beach is a bit like arguing why your favourite colour should dominate the rainbow.

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Seven awesome beach-free summer breaks

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2015

Profess a dislike of beaches and you’ll incur a perplexed look. So far as social propriety carries, thumbing your nose at salt and sand is pretty much tantamount to saying […]

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Is bigger always better? A guide to Australia’s weirdest big ‘things’

Posted on Fri, 23 Jan 2015

No one quite knows why, but there’s a twist in the Australian psyche that has made countless Aussies dedicate their lives to the construction of Big Things.

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Overcrowded and ugly: how the world’s least attractive sights can teach us more than the highlights

Posted on Wed, 21 Jan 2015

People don’t have a lot of time for 'ugly' travel. But why not? It's time to celebrate the world for what it is, not what it should be.

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The ultimate guide to Australian slang

Posted on Tue, 20 Jan 2015

For those wanting to master this distinctive lingo, Intrepid is here to help with our very own ( and very unofficial) guide to speaking Australian.

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An earth worth watching: inside our new Earthwatch Rainforest Expedition

Posted on Fri, 16 Jan 2015

It’s got the biggest natural diversity of any place in Australia, and it’s where you can go in 2015 with a team of leading environmental scientists to help study the effects of climate change.

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