Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Be a Holiday Hero

When you holiday in Australia you support employment & businesses across Australia, including jobs in remote and Indigenous businesses. 

From the obvious like the airport staff, your tour guides or hotel and campground staff to service stations, cafes & bars and the truck drivers that deliver the stock, your choice to holiday in Australia creates a ripple effect across the nation.

Hi, my name is Bel. It's my mission to help you find an Australian holiday you will love.

For some reason Aussies don’t always see what the rest of the world sees – a big beautiful country so full of awe inspiring wildlife, places, culture & food adventures that they will fly from the other side of the world to visit.

My goal is to change that by turning this website into the most useful blog on travel in Australia.

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