Press Releases and Editorials from Australia

Australia's Best: Top Hotels Under $US150 A Night
(November 1 2002)

At one US dollar equalling 1.83 Australian dollars, Australia is value for money. With this great exchange rate, a vacation Down Under has never been so affordable. Whether in a top boutique hotel in Australia’s vibrant cities, rural guesthouse splendour or a luxury beach resort, live like a king for the price of a pauper in some of the country’s best accommodation options. All for under $US150 a night...read more...


A Diary of Summer Events in Tasmania
(November 1 2002)

Learn about what is on in Tasmania during the January to March time frame from festivals to bike rides...read more...


Looking for a Honeymoon with a Difference?
(October 26, 2002)

The name, Holidays with a Difference, says it all. For those seeking an energetic adventure, complete relaxation, a romantic interlude, or a honeymoon combining all these features, this new program of tailor-made itineraries will be particularly appealing...read more..


Australia and New Zealand From $1799 (Web)
(October 8, 2002)

Experience two great adventures for one amazing price with the launch of two-week packages to Australia and New Zealand from $1799...read more...


TAKE A TROPICAL SHORT BREAK TO CAPE TRIBULATION (Queensland)
(October 5, 2002)

Here’s an opportunity to get the feel of the rainforest, at a location where you are not just left to your own devices. It’s a holiday package created for you to really experience the rainforest....read more...


RAINFOREST RESORT MAKES TOP 25 (Queensland)
(October 5, 2002)

The reputable travel magazine, Conde Nast Traveller, recently listed twenty-five ultimate ‘escape’ resort properties. One of them was Coconut Beach Rainforest Lodge, the spectacular eco-lodge in the Cape Tribulation rainforest...read more...


BINNA BURRA BECKONS (Queensland)
(October 5, 2002)

Fancy a short break at a mountain lodge high in the Lamington National Park?

Nestled amidst World-Heritage-Listed surrounds, Binna Burra Mountain Lodge - with its spectacular views and stunning flora and fauna - is at its most welcoming right now...read more....


A 24-Hour Floral Fix in Blooming Tasmania
(October 4, 2002)

Garden lovers can get a round-the-clock fix on Tasmania’s floral bounty thanks to the “B&Bs in Garden Retreats” on offer in this year’s Blooming Tasmania program....read more....


WILDERNESS WALKS AND CABINS (Tasmania):
(October 4, 2002)

A three-day Freycinet Walk with Tas Expeditions including cabin accommodation; easy day walks at Freycinet and Douglas Apsley National Parks...read more...


Magnificent Melbourne
(September 27, 2002)

Blessed by nature and with a dynamic spirit, Melbourne is a city deeply committed to excellence in commercial, artistic and sporting pursuits. It is sophisticated and elegant, and also friendly and accessible...read more ...


THIRTEENTH BEACH GOLF LINKS
(September 24, 2002)

Thirteenth Beach at Barwon Heads, on Victoria's south coast, is traditionally known as a great place to surf. However, it.s now also a great place to improve your handicap with the recent opening of the Thirteenth Beach Golf Links...read more....


MELBOURNE OFFERS AN ACTION PACKED SPRING CALENDAR
(September 23, 2002)

Melbourne will be racing with excitement and glamour this spring with a celebration of events,
fashion, culture, sport and entertainment...read more...

 

New Cruiser Takes to Tasmania’s World Heritage Wilderness
(September 19, 2002)

Tasmania’s famed Gordon River is now open for exploration aboard a sleek new cruiser, the most modern craft to ply the waters of Tasmania’s World Heritage wilderness. The $2.8 million Adventurer, operated by World Heritage Cruises, will carry up to 200 passengers a cruise when it....read more...


Great Deals for Down Under Vacations
(September 13, 2002)

The Australian Tourist Commission (ATC) has launched new vacation packages to Australia starting from $US1299 for two weeks on www.qantas.australia.com.

The great value deals include....read more....


TRAILS THAT ARE EASILY DIGESTED
(September 3 2002)

Entrée offers a visual feast of some of New South Wales' most picturesque countryside but save room for main course, a cornucopia of culinary sensations.

Tourism New South Wales' Classic Country Drive touring route starts...read more...


SAPPHIRE COAST - SPARKLING JEWEL OF THE NSW SOUTH COAST
(August 23, 2002)

Taking it easy in the Sapphire Coast is not wishful thinking. It's the only way there is. The sparkling jewel on the New South Wales South Coast is rich in natural beauty and a perfect getaway for a short break, only 75 minutes by plane from Melbourne to Merimbula...read more...


Take the Convicts’ Route to Port Arthur in Style (Tasmania)
(April 24, 2002)

Visitors to historic Port Arthur can now arrive by the same means as the settlement’s original convict inhabitants – by sea.

A $2 million high-speed catamaran, the MV Marana, has begun two-hour cruises from Hobart’s Derwent River to the picturesque setting of Australia’s best-preserved convict settlement...read more...


Six Months on, Bridge Flag Tribute by NY's Finest
(March 11, 2002)

Visiting New York emergency services workers climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge on Monday March 11 to salute a giant United States flag marking the six month anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

The party of 27 NY fire and police department officers and family are the guests of the New South Wales Government and the State's tourism industry until Friday March 15.


Great Paddling Awaits in Exotic Tasmania: Navigate the Waters of Paradise
(January 4 ,2002)

Off the southern coast of mainland Australia awaits the temperate island of Tasmania, boasting dramatic coastlines, sparkling lakes, rambling rivers and some of the best paddling adventures on planet Earth! As skies turn gray in North America, those in the land Down Under pull on their life-vests, preparing for another summer of adventurous water sport. Home to the purest water in the world, Tasmania is recognized as a haven for enviro-friendly adventure travelers who enjoy kayaking and rafting...read more....

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