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Three wild Australian holiday ideas


If you’re looking for a change of pace for this year’s holiday, consider leaving your island for another island – the world’s largest in fact – Australia. Although Australia and England share a few things in common (language, the Queen, cricket), it can feel like a world away. Take advantage of some outrageous offerings for your next trip.

For the musical – Melbourne Music Week

You wouldn’t be reading this site if you weren’t into music. Held in November, this music festival spans more than a week, hundreds of artists, and tons of other entertaining events in art, multimedia, and film. The performer list hasn’t been released for 2014 yet, but with so many bands, there’s bound to be some good ones in the mix.

If not, there are loads of music and arts festivals all over Australia. If you’re tired of the same old at home, made a vacation out of it and try Sydney or Melbourne.

For the stag night – Bucks Cruise in Sydney

Perhaps your best mate is getting married this year and you want to plan him the most outrageous and unexpected stag do. Or, as the Australians would say, a “bucks party.” Cruise line XXX Bucks Cruises has plenty of bucks party ideas that include private cruises with food, drink, music and, of course, adult entertainment. You would get major points for throwing the most original stag… err, bucks party… yet. You can find XXX Bucks Cruises

For the explorer – Aboriginal Adventures

Check out the world’s oldest living culture in places like the Kata Tjuta National Park in Uluru or Daintree Rainforest in Queensland. If you suffer culture shock going to Wales, your world will be rocked experiencing Aboriginal history first hand on a tour or hike along rugged landscapes. It can be a life-changing and beautiful experience. Too much for your gentle disposition? Try the Great Barrier Reef, which you can swim, snorkel, dive and sail. There are many islands and bays where you can plan an exciting day or just relax in a tropical paradise.