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Dave Doudle is a charming, passionate ambassador for the Port Lincoln area of southern Australia. This autumn I had the pleasure of spending a sunny afternoon pulling up lobster pots with him in Coffin Bay as he recounted his 11 year journey as a guide in this beautiful wilderness, a region he refers to as the ‘real Australia’. Afternoon quickly became evening our lobster became dinner at the exquisite 1802, with a chilled bottle of Boston Bay.

The Great Outdoors – Walking Holidays in Australia

The great outdoors is central to Australia’s attraction, with splendid vistas ranging from volcanic plateaux, rainforests and glorious coastline to the vast swathes of the Outback. The best way to explore the stunning scenery and its heritage is on foot and a range of options are possible for multi-day walking experiences ranging from leisurely coastal walks such as the Great Coastal Walk in Victoria and the Bay of Fires Lodge Walk in Tasmania to challenging treks such as the Larapinta Trail in Northern Territory or the Overland Trek across Cradle Mountain and the Lake St Clair National Park.

Australia Holidays – Why 2015 Could be the Year

Our Australia holidays specialist, Rachel Cooper, first visited Australia aged 17 and she’s been hooked ever since. It’s easy to see why she finds the destination so captivating and here she shares her highlights for 2015.

India Holidays – Kerala’s Early Summer Charm

Are the icy mornings and grey skies making you want to scratch that travel itch? Maybe a dose of sunshine and culture is just the tonic you need? If so, consider the Indian state of Kerala.

Winter and early summertime here is a warm affair, with very little rainfall and maximum highs hitting around 33°C. Compared with the bustling northern states, often described as an ‘assault on the senses’, Kerala is a far more laid back affair, with its sleepy backwaters, tropical beaches and emerald green hill stations.