Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Visit Korea’s fantasy world of pure white snow

Experience the magnificent snowscapes and exciting winter leisure activities in South Korea. Feel the thrilling speed and freedom of skiing. Take skiing and snowboarding lessons. Enjoy exciting performances and cultural events. Discover the special world of Fun Ski Festival, Go-Go Ski Festival, Ru-Ski Festival and Snowtube Race Festival.

Situated in the central eastern part of the Korean Peninsula, Gangwon-do is where the Taebaek Mountains pass through from the north to south, with lush mountains and pristine rivers surrounding 18 beautiful ski areas. Most ski resorts in Korea are located in the mountainous regions of Gangwon-do, often referred to as a winter sports capital. Dressed in pure white snow and boasting spectacular views, these magnificent mountains are an ideal place to enjoy the romantic winter atmosphere and experience thrilling skiing.

Fun Ski Festival

The Fun Ski Festival is held between mid December to early March at the YongPyong Resort, the birthplace of Korean Winter Sports and a well-known host of international competitions. The YongPyong Resort is equipped with outstanding facilities including 28 slopes and 14 lift facilities as well as a golf club, waterpark, and accommodation, allowing visitors to enjoy a relaxing holiday in a natural setting. Some of the nearby attractions include the Odaesan National Park, Daegwallyeong Samyang Ranch, Korea Botanic Garden.

The Fun Ski Festival offers a memorable experience to participants with its exciting skiing and snow programs that cannot be found in other ski tour packages. From skiing and snowboarding lessons to skiing competitions and award ceremonies, from cultural performances and recreational activities to exotic local cuisine, the Fun Ski Festival is truly a festive experience. The upcoming sessions of the Fun Ski Festival are scheduled from 16 to 19 December 2016, 10 to 13 January, 24 to 27 January, 21 to 24 February, and 02 to 05 March 2017.

GO-GO Ski Festival

The Go-Go Ski Festival is held four times between December to February at the High1 Resort, which is equipped with world-class facilities. With high-quality snow and outstanding slope course, High1 Resort is one of Korea’s leading ski slopes with 17 slopes including 4.2km beginner slope.

The festival offers fun and exciting winter experiences including skiing and snowboarding lessons taught by expert instructors, amateur ski competitions, snowboard competitions, and sledding competitions, while featuring some evening events like Korean traditional dance and modern performances. The upcoming sessions of the Go-Go Ski Festival are scheduled from 13 to 16 December 2016, 17 to 20 January, 31 January to 03 February, and 16 to 19 February 2017.

The High1 Resort features 403 rooms, two ski houses, two resting area, an observatory at the top of the mountain and a golf course. Nearby attractions include Kangwon Land Casino, a theme park, trekking routes, sleigh rides, and a golf course.

Ru-Ski Festival

The Ri-Ski Festival is a special winter festival held at High1 Resort and Yongpyong Resort, top ski resorts in Gangwon-do renowned for its beautiful scenery and high-quality snow. 

This festival, in which features Russian and Australian participants, offers a wide range of performances and events where everyone can experience an authentic Korean winter as well as skiing lessons taught by expert instructors. The Ru-Ski Ski Festival is scheduled from 03 to 06 January 2017 at Yongpyong Resort and from 06 to 09 January 2017 at High1 Resort.

Snowtube Race Festival

This festival offers a two-day, one-night snowtube experience to those who cannot participate in the ski festivals due to their ski level or travel schedule. Relive you childhood memories as you slide down the white blanket of snow on a snowtube. 

Two sessions of the festival have been scheduled at YongPyong Resort from 10 to 11 December and from 11 to 12 December 2016, featuring snowtube races, cooking experiences, nonverbal performances, and various other hands-on events.

Plan you Korea visit today. Don’t miss out on the amazing winter thrills!

10 things you need to know about adrenaline-pumping thrills in Canada

Riding giant rollercoasters, rafting tidal-bore rapids or dog sled mushing: it’s time to whiten those knuckles. Are top-notch museums and beautiful scenery not getting your heart racing? Ramp up your Canadian vacation excitement levels here:

EdgeWalk at CN Tower, Toronto, Ontario

As you walk around the roof 1197 ft above the ground, keep your screams to yourself on the world’s highest full-circle hands-free walk.

You’ll scare the diners in the restaurant below!

Canada Olympic Park Zipline, Calgary, Alberta

Feed your need to speed here. 

You’ll experience at vertical drop of more than 100 m and whiz along at speeds of up to 140 kms per hour. The zipline is Canada’s fastest and, yes, it will ruin your hairdo.

Leviathan Rollercoaster, Canada’s Wonderland, Vaughan, Ontario

Don’t eat lunch before you go on this new rollercoaster, which hits speeds of up to 148 kms per hour during the three-minute, 28-second thrill ride.

Mont à Liguori luge run, Le Massif de Charlevoix, Québec

Hope for a snow day so you can slide your way during the 7.5 km sled run for two chilling and thrilling hours. 

Cliffwalk at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, Vancouver, British Columbia

Not scared of heights? 

Test your mettle by taking a stroll along suspended walkways that jut out from a granite cliff face amid the trees.

Air Combat Zone, Mississauga, Ontario

Feel the rush behind the controls of an F/A-18 Hornet jet fighter simulator as you fly the cyber skies at this top-gun facility.

Tidal Bore Rafting, Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia

Class IV rapids form on the Shubenacadie River, a tributary of the Bay of Fundy, as millions of litres of water surge with the tides. 

Ride those foaming waves aboard a Zodiac. Wheeeee!

Jim Russell Racing Drivers School, Mont Tremblant, Québec

Feel the need for speed? Check your GPS then head to the track at this top-notch driving school. After a three-day course, you may become as good a driver as former grads such former Formula 1 star Jacques Villeneuve.

Dog-sled mushing, Churchill, Manitoba

Join a champion musher for a ride across the open tundra and show your own team-leading skills as you experience some of northern Manitoba’s culture and heritage.

Diving with giant tuna, Souris, Prince Edward Island

Been there, done that when it comes to swimming with dolphins? Try jumping into the water alongside schools of giant tuna, which weigh in at more than 540 kg each.

That’s 10 heart-pumping experiences, but there are many more across Canada. 

Written by Michele Sponagle. Courtesy of the Canadian Tourism Commission. The text has been modified from the original.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Discover Melbourne & Beyond

Cosmopolitan, elegant, creative and chic, Melbourne has a passionate soul and welcoming heart that makes every stay a truly memorable experience. Also explore beautiful coastlines along the Great Ocean Road, the sweeping vineyards of the Yarra Valley, the tranquil beauty of Phillip Island, the gold trail in Ballarat, the old gold mining town of Sovereign Hill and picturesque Mornington Peninsula all within an easy drive from Melbourne.

From thrilling world class events and renowned architecture, to café-lined streetscapes and verdant parklands, there’s always something new and magical to discover in Melbourne. Victoria's capital, Melbourne, sits on the Yarra River and around the shores of Port Phillip Bay. Known as the capital of fashion and coffee, the home of art and culture, and the sports hub of Australia, there is little that Melbourne doesn’t do well.

Lauded for its sense of style and elegance, Melbourne boasts glamorous festivals and events, Australia's best shopping, a lively passion for eating and drinking, and a flourishing interest in the arts. Visit the SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium with the 360 degree Oceanarium that houses giant sharks and stingrays; the Eureka Skydeck 88 with its awe inspiring views of Melbourne; and the Melbourne Cricket Ground with its famous Long Room and the MCC Museum. Experience the thrill of hot air ballooning over Melbourne at sunrise as you watch the city waking gently and transforming into a bustling metropolis.

Experience the romance and exhilaration of a self-drive down the Great Ocean Road, one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives boasting of a breathtaking stretch of astonishing seascapes, magical forest and sprawling farmlands. Take in highlights like the spectacular Otway Ranges, famous Bells Beach, the dramatic rock formation of the Twelve Apostles on the Shipwreck Coast, and the excitement and heritage of the gold rush in Ballarat.

The iconic Twelve Apostles with its majestic limestone stacks rising up out of the ocean on a scenic helicopter flight or on a leisurely boardwalk is an awe-inspiring experience. Embark on an enthralling journey of discovery, tragedy, illusion and intrigue as you experience SHIPWRECKED!, a sound and light show that brings to life the tale of the Loch Ard, wrecked in1878.

Experience the gold fever that gripped Australia in the 1850’s at the Ballarat Goldfields. Pan for real gold in the creek at Sovereign Hill, an outdoor living museum that re-creates the days of the goldfields. See blacksmiths at work, visit the Gold Museum adjacent, dress up in Victorian costume, ride in a horse drawn carriage and be entertained by the street performers in this replica of an old gold-mining town. Spend a while at the Ballarat Wildlife Park where you can pet the koalas, wombats and wear a huge Boa snake around your neck.

From world famous wines to fabulously fresh food and breathtaking scenery, the hills of Yarra Valley are a charming experience. The birthplace of Australian winemaking, the Yarra Valley is studded with more than 50 vineyards and a host of stylish cellar doors and restaurants.

Visit Healesville Sanctuary which showcases over 200 species of Australian wildlife. The Puffing Billy Steam Railway, Australia’s favourite steam train and one of the finest preserved steam railways in the world operating since 1900, winds through the beautiful Dandenongs and offers a unique travel and dining experience.

Just 90 minutes’ drive from Melbourne, Phillip Island is renowned for its penguin parade, wildlife, surf beaches and motorcycle racing. The new Penguins Plus is a natural and modern way to experience the Penguin Parade. The 300-seat platform is set low in the landscape to create an underground viewing area that allows visitors to come face to face with the world’s smallest penguins penguins as they waddle along to their sand dune burrows at Summerland Beach. Tour the Grand Prix circuit - home to the Australian Moto GP.

Drive along the coastline with cliff top mansions, Mediterranean jewel-like bays, rugged surf beaches and lush bushland to discover the picturesque Mornington Peninsula region.

Melbourne and the rest of Victoria offers you the best of Australia’s natural attractions, coastal scenery, history and heritage – all in a flexible, compact touring package.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Welcome to Banff & Lake Louise

Welcome to Canada’s Alpine Adventure. For over 125 years, Banff National Park has provided visitors with a healthy combination of unspoiled wilderness, modern amenities and opportunities for active exploration. With such a breathtaking landscape, it’s no surprise that this UNESCO World Heritage Site has been nominated time and again as a “must-see” destination for travellers around the world.

Nestled amongst the peaks of the Canadian Rockies, Banff is known as a mecca for travellers and outdoor enthusiasts. In Banff National Park, you can enjoy year-round discovery of the 6,641 sq km mountainous landscape and a full spectrum of outdoor activities, such as hiking, climbing, cycling, skiing and snowboarding.

What makes Banff National Park special is its combination of vast, unspoiled wilderness and the gateway to it all: the Town of Banff. The allure of Banff is its close proximity to the park’s incredible attractions and best-kept wilderness secrets. With 1600 kms of trails, two gondolas, three ski areas, an exciting heritage, world-class accommodations and more dining options and activities than you have time for, Banff is a premier destination for authentic hospitality and outdoor exploration.


Banff National Park offers an array of accommodations.

Treat yourself to Rocky Mountain hospitality, whether you choose a fine hotel, boutique bed and breakfast, authentic log cabin or en plain air campsite.


Enjoy Canadian Rocky Mountain Cuisine at the many restaurants that serve regional fare, bringing in organic and sustainably sourced Alberta beef and bison, fine cheeses and wines.

If you’re in the mood for Indian, Thai, Mexican, Swiss fondue, sushi or pizza, you’ve got more than enough choice of restaurants to try. After dark, kick up your heels at a local dance club or relax with a beverage at a groovy lounge.


Banff and Lake Louise offer a selection of shopping opportunities - from souvenir shops and top Canadian brands to world-class art galleries and outdoor gear retailers.

Shop your way along Banff Avenue or a quaint side street, through boutique stores at your hotel or nestled in the Lake Louise Village. You’re sure to find great gift ideas and something special to remind you of your mountain adventure.

Top Summer Activities

Step into the sky on the Glacier Skywalk

Start your glacial adventure with an amazing ride on a massive Ice Explorer bus before stepping onto the surface of the Athabasca Glacier, a 300-m thick ice sheet formed by ice that fell as snow as long as 200 years ago.

Later, take a jaw-dropping walk along the cliff-edge, glass-floored Glacier Skywalk, where giant glaciers rest above and the spectacular glacier-formed Sunwapta Valley teems with wildlife below. Experience waterfalls, wildlife, fossils and more on this exciting 1 km cliff-edge walkway that leads to a platform where thick glass is all that separates you from a 280 m drop.

An award-winning architectural masterpiece, the Glacier Skywalk is a great steel arc protruding from a cliff-side supporting a glass-floored catwalk that floats in mid-air offering a mind-blowing perspective of the Columbia Icefield region. Stand in the sky with nothing but a sheet of glass between you and the panorama of a sprawling glacial valley with gushing waterfalls, mountain goats, bighorn sheep and a skyline of distant snowy peaks and glaciers.

Get Up High

Take the Banff Gondola up 700 mts to the Upper Terminal on Sulphur Mountain, the chairlift at the Lake Louise Ski Resort.

You’ve got a great chance to see a grizzly bear, or the summer sightseeing chairlift at Mt. Norquay ski area.

Get Out There

Hike to an alpine teahouse where hot tea and apple pie await or through high passes to a backcountry campsite to sleep under the stars.

Hit the Water

Rent a canoe or kayak and paddle on the bluest waters you have ever seen.

Enjoy a float trip or take a faster-paced whitewater-rafting trip down rushing waters.

Catch a Ride

Sign up for a horseback ride or rent a bike and scoot along scenic, winding roads. Head out for a picnic at Lake Minnewanka, where you can also pick up a ride on a boat cruise.

Monday, March 28, 2016

10 Romantic Experiences in Seoul and Jeju Island!

Here is a list of 5 romantic things to do in Seoul - the capital city of South Korea; and 5 romantic things to do Jeju Island - a destination offering gorgeous beaches, picturesque scenery, inactive volcanoes and other fascinating natural wonders.

Top 5 Experiences in Seoul


1.    Royal Guard-Changing Experience

Since 1996, the Royal Guard-Changing Ceremony at Deoksugung Palace has taken place thrice a day except on Mondays. The Seoul Metropolitan Government now allows foreign tourists to go beyond simply watching the ceremony. Become a royal guard by wearing the Korean traditional costume and participating in the guard-changing ceremony – a truly cultural experience!

2.    Experience Royal Palace Life

Royal palaces like Gyeongbok Palace, Gyeonghui Palace and Changgyeong Palace are some of the many must-see tourist attractions in Seoul. As well as exploring the palace grounds, you and your beloved can enjoy several experiential programs that enable you to truly absorb the culture of these royal places.

3.    Bukchon Hanok Village

Take a leisurely walk with your loved one while admiring the beautiful traditional hanok houses in this unique village.

Some of these houses are opened as guesthouses and you could choose to stay there for a night to experience traditional Korean lifestyle. Do partake of the amazing array of local street food whilst you are there.

4.    Lovelock on N Seoul Tower

Located at the top of Namsan Mountain, the N Seoul Tower offers a bird’s eye-view of the city. Its main attractions include multi-coloured digital art projected onto the tower at night, a Digital Observatory, a Roof Terrace, the HanCook Restaurant, the n.Grill Restaurant, and the Haneul (Sky) Restroom.

The Roof Terrace, a spacious wooden viewing deck, is popular for its "Locks of Love". Celebrate your undying love by writing your names on a lovelock and adding it to the thousands of padlocks attached to the fence by romantic couples.

5.    Shopping & Nightlife

Seoul is one of the most lively and dynamic nightlife capitals of the world. Even after midnight, throngs of people wander the streets in major shopping districts and popular downtown areas.

The top attractions are Dongdaemun Market for late-night shopping and the Hongik University (Hongdae) neighborhood with its concentration of nightclubs. Enjoy local cuisine including Korean street food and fine dining at restaurants which are open long into the night.


Top 5 Experiences in Jeju Island


1.    Hike up holy Mt. Halla

Hike up Mt. Halla which rises 1950m above sea level. 

Designated as a bio-reserve area by UNESCO, it offers breath-taking views of the island. Don’t miss the wonderful crater and lake at the peak of Mt. Halla.

2.    Explore the theme parks

Enter the world of butterflies at Psyche World Theme Park, get lost in the labyrinth in Gimnyeong Maze Park; or take pictures with iconic buildings around the world in miniature sizes at Jeju Mini Land.

Visit Jeju Stone Park for its “Grandfather stones” which are quite similar to the moais of Easter island; or spend time walking into Loveland that offers cool and ‘erotic’ sculptures.

3.    Visit the museums

Visit the Teddy Bear Museum and be amazed by its awesome collection.

Trick Art Museum Jeju is another fun interactive place! You can visit the Sex & Health Museum and the World Eros Museum. The next coolest museum is the Haeneyo Museum dedicated to the traditional female divers!

4.    Relax at the beaches

Experience the golden sands and blue waters of Jungmun Beach during the summers. 

At Hamdeok Seowoobong Beach, enjoy a banana boat ride and other leisure activities. Visit Hado Beach located in Gujwa-eup for its views of traditional fishing boats at sea and its amazingly clean and serene beach.

5.    Partake of the Jeju Island Cuisine

The regional food of Jeju Island, which is located to the southwest of the Korean peninsula, is quite distinct compared to food from mainland Korea. Enjoy the traditional cuisine which is characterized by the spare use of seasonings to highlight the natural flavours of each dish’s ingredients.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Great Britain - Top 10 stories for 2016

2016's calendar is jam-packed with events, anniversaries and key dates that guarantee Britain will be on the top of holiday this year! Here are top 10 stories to look out for in 2016!

1. 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death

Shakespeare's England will host a range of new exhibitions in Stratford-upon-Avon including a new immersive theatrical experience at the Royal Shakespeare Company; a reimagining of New Place following major restoration; and Shakespeare's school room, open for the first time at King Edward VI School. www.shakespeares-england.co.uk

2. 300th anniversary of Capability Brown

Lancelot ‘Capability' Brown landscaped more than 170 gardens in Britain and most of them can still be seen and enjoyed today as idyllic places to relax, contemplate nature and picnic.

Among his famed projects are Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire and Luton Hoo in Bedfordshire. www.capabilitybrown.org

3. 200th anniversary of the birth of Charlotte Brontë

The Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth, Yorkshire, north England, was the Brontës family home and is now the home of a lively contemporary arts programme.

The film The Brontës, tracing the story of the famous Brontë sisters, will be unveiled on April 21 2016. www.bronte.org.uk

4. 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl's birth

Born on 13 September 1916, Roald Dahl captured the imagination of children around the world with his tales including James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The Witches, Fantastic Mr Fox, The Twits andThe BFG. The film, The BFG, directed by Steven Spielberg, is coming to the silver screen in 2016. 

Learn more about the author at the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Buckinghamshire, south-east England. In September 2016, Dahl's birthplace Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, will become the setting for City of Unexpected, a celebration of all that's weird, wonderful, subversive and surreal in his much-loved world. www.visitwales.com/latest-news/2015/july/roalddahl100

5. The Queen's 90th birthday

To mark the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II, a celebration will take place at Windsor Castle, showcasing her life, her love of horses, her dedication to the Commonwealth and her involvement with the Navy, Army and Air Force. Over 90 minutes, 500 horses and more than 1,000 participants from around Britain and the world will create an event for the Queen. Look out for a host of other celebrations across Britain.

6. Wales' Year of Adventure

Wales has named 2016 their Year of Adventure.

Dive into Coasteering in Anglesey, north Wales for some rock hopping and cliff jumping! Plus there's the new Surf Snowdonia, a public surfing lagoon in north Wale with onsite camping pods for overnight stays. www.visitwales.com

7. Scotland's Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design

2016 has been designated the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design in Scotland and will celebrate the richness of Scotland's much-loved heritage, culture and environment, alongside the contemporary and cutting edge designs showcasing textiles to technology, architecture to fashion and design. www.visitscotland.com

8. Northern Ireland's Year of Food and Drink

2016 will be a celebration of Northern Ireland's gastronomy, embracing the traditions and landscapes of the destinations.

There will a full year's programme of foodie experiences, starting with breakfast, in January, incorporating brewing and distilling, seas, rivers and loughs and culminating in Christmas and premium foods. www.tourismni.com

9. A thrilling year of new stage productions

London's West End will premiere Disney's Tony® Award-winning new musical Aladdin on 9 June at the Prince Edward Theatre. 

Motown, The Musical which uncovers the story of the legendary record label that changed music history and created the soundtrack of a generation, arrives at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London on 22 March. And for the first time ever, Agatha Christie's world-famous whodunit The Mouse Trap is touring across Britain. 

10. Rock ‘n' roll baby! The British Music Experience reopens in Liverpool, north-west England

The exhibition of popular music, which used to be at the O2 in London's Greenwich, will reopen at the iconic Cunard building in Liverpool. 

The museum features hundreds of rare artefacts and manuscripts, including David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust costumes and the original handwritten lyrics to Blue Monday by New Order. www.britishmusicexperience.com

Monday, March 14, 2016

Your Australian Holiday must include Kangaroo Island!

Imagine a place where the air is so fresh and the beaches are so clean and clear that your jaw may just drop. Kangaroo Island in South Australia is a destination that awakens the senses and makes you appreciate the earth, sea, vines and Australian wildlife in its natural habitat.

Kangaroo Island is home to a diverse range of wildlife. Imagine Seals basking on quiet beaches, Koalas munching unhurriedly on gum trees and Echidnas wandering around without a care. Kangaroos and wallabies hopping and skipping at every turn. Get closer to nature in the wild, or visit the award winning Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, home to over 150 species of Native Australian wildlife and over 600 animals.

You won't believe your eyes when you sight Remarkable Rocks. Over the centuries, the wind and elements have carved out the most awesome sculptures from these ancient, granite boulders.

Nearby is Admirals Arch, from where you descend to the blue waters to see New Zealand Fur Seals frolicking in the waves. Half an hour away is the pristine Seal Bay where you can listen to a large colony of Australian Sea Lions sing as they nurture their young.

Fancy a five star stay? Located at Hanson Bay on the Island’s South West Coast, Southern Ocean Lodge offers 21 luxurious guest suites, each with stylish sunken lounges, glass walled bathrooms and outdoor terraces. Dine at its in-house restaurant and bar where Chef Jack Ingram creates sophisticated fare with the Island’s freshest, local produce. Quality three and four star hotels are also available on the Island.

To arrive at Kangaroo Island, you first fly into Adelaide’s International Airport and take either a short 25 minute flight, or travel for 1.5 hours by road and ferry.

Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, is also the country's capital of food, wine and festivals! Voted Australia's most liveable city, Adelaide is well connected with direct international and domestic flights, in addition to interstate coaches and train services.

Adelaide is a well-planned city, easy to explore by foot, embraced by the sea on one side and rolling hills on the other. Base yourself here to explore Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley wine region and of course, Kangaroo Island.

Cricket fans love the charming Adelaide Oval ground, which also houses the Sir Donald Bradman Museum, with the legendary batsman's personal collection of memorabilia.

A new footbridge connects you from Adelaide Oval to the southern side of the picturesque River Torrens to explore the transforming CBD of Adelaide City. Try your luck at the new casino tables of Sky City Adelaide, or meander through the laneways of Leigh and Peel Street to experience the best new cafes and bars.

Shop till you drop in Adelaide's recently upgraded Rundle Mall, with more than 600 shops in its many arcades. The outdoor Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Mall, located just five minutes from Adelaide’s International Airport, is a one-stop destination for designer brands and homewares that are always on SALE.

Adelaide is a Foodie’s Heaven. Over 700 restaurants offer multicultural cuisine with a focus on local produce and value for money dining. Well known for authentic Chinese, Italian, Thai, Australian and Indian cuisines, Adelaide restaurants offer great choices for vegetarians too. Say cheers with delicious South Australian wines.

A twenty minute drive takes you up to Adelaide Hills. Visit quaint towns, full of heritage homes. Explore the historic Hahndorf German village, pick your own fresh strawberries under the sun at Beerenberg Strawberry Farm. At Cleland Wildlife Park, you can cuddle a koala and hand feed kangaroos.

An hour North of Adelaide, you’ll discover the passionately tendered vines of the Barossa Valley. It's the world's most famous Shiraz wine producing region. Over 70 wineries invite you in for wine tasting. Learn about wine-making at the visitor centres of Jacob’s Creek and Wolf Blass. Else, blend your own wine at Penfolds winery and take it home to say cheers with friends on your return.

A holiday to Australia is incomplete without Adelaide and Kangaroo Island…places that are sure to make your family go WOW!