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10 of the best apps for independent travellers

Luckytrip<p>Want an adventure and don’t care where? Luckytrip is the smarter version of showing up at the airport and buying the first flight you can afford. Just set a budget and let the app plan the perfect trip: it will figure out somewhere to go, a place to stay and something to do, with …

Apps

The Ultimate Guide To Sydney Happy Hours

You just can't say no to $3.50 wines.<p><b>Flying Fajita Sisters, Glebe</b><p>This cool Mexican restaurant and bar has a huge variety of Margaritas, and on Mondays, they're only $9.<p><b>World Bar, Kings Cross</b><p>Though World Bar's usual claim to fame is their teapots, every day between 5pm and 7pm you can get $5 house …

The surfer town of Byron Bay, Australia: a swell place to hang out

The six-time world surf champion <b>Stephanie Gilmore</b> loves the beaches at Byron Bay but says the fashion, food and music scenes in Australia’s most famous surf town are great, too<p><b>When I was a kid, Byron was all about packing the tent and surfboards into our VW Combi vans</b> and setting up at First Sun …

Australia

Sailing the Whitsundays: white sand, snorkelling and a blissful digital detox

Waking up on a Saturday morning with no phone reception would usually be cause for alarm or a strident march to the Apple store. Today, however, as I rise with the sun on a catamaran anchored in the Coral Sea in the remote Whitsunday islands, off the Queensland coast, our skipper, Cuzzy, has …

Snorkelling

Local and Hidden Gems of Newcastle, Australia

<i>Newcastle’s pretty cityscape.</i><p>Heading to New South Wales’ second biggest city and not sure of what to do? Here are some hidden gems of Newcastle, …

10 top tips from our Sydney correspondent

Sydney serves up its coffee, cocktails, fusion cuisine and harbour walks with panache and beautiful views<p>Sydney is not so boring as to build an entire “culture” around coffee but there is an embarrassment of excellent cafes, from Paper Plane in Parramatta to Belgrave Cartel in Manly. As someone …

Forty-eight hours in Brisbane: what to do and where to go

A balmy climate, boutiques filled with the work of local designers, great food and a vibrant arts scene are just some of the reasons the Queensland capital deserves a spot on your travel radar<p>As a weekend destination, Brisbane hasn’t been on my radar. Melbourne’s the place to shop and eat, Sydney …

17 Things Tourists Should Actually Know Before Visiting Sydney

Avoid the Bondi crowds and get yourself on a ferry to the North Shore.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>