Australia & 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

Stories from the road: we explore Ningaloo Reef with DriveAustralia

Posted on Sat, 18 Jun 2016

We parked the car at a rusty, unmarked gate just off the road and mooched over the sand dunes to a stretch of deserted beach...

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Traveller stories: How I fell back in love with Australia

Posted on Wed, 11 May 2016

Like many Australians, I’ve given my passport an absolute thrashing. As soon as I hit my late teens I began to feel trapped in Australia. Fenced in. Limited. I needed freedom. And so I went out and got it.

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Travelling with my parents in Australia’s Red Centre

Posted on Thu, 21 Apr 2016

We paid for our tickets to enter Uluru National Park, sure, but we never really felt like we had express permission to be there. And then, in two words, all of the politics fell away...

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Kokoda controversy: we chat with the Aussie journalist who investigated further

Posted on Thu, 31 Mar 2016

For Aussie journalist and travel writer Ian Neubauer, there was always going to be more to this Kokoda horror story…

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An Aussie roadtrip from Coral Bay to Cape Range (photos)

Posted on Thu, 31 Mar 2016

It’s a remote part of the country that retains that feeling of being completely undiscovered. This is our journey from Coral Bay to Cape Range on Australia's wild north-west coast.

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Exploring Kalbarri National Park on Australia’s West Coast (photos)

Posted on Fri, 11 Mar 2016

The west coast of Australia. Where sunsets and surf are celebrated, and where desert land and gorges repeatedly play second fiddle. But not anymore.

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The 15 most spectacular glaciers to visit before they melt

Posted on Wed, 2 Mar 2016

Some of the most picturesque glaciers on planet Earth may be available for a limited time only. Get in before they're hot.

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The Pinnacles and Kalbarri: 5 spots to include on your West Australian roadtrip

Posted on Mon, 22 Feb 2016

We found ourselves driving from Perth to the Pinnacles Desert, and then onto Kalbarri National Park. All in a Corolla named Betty.

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6 reasons you should ignore the headlines and trek Kokoda in 2016

Posted on Fri, 19 Feb 2016

Recent press hasn't done the Kokoda Track any favours, but there's always another side to the story...

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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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