Entries by Ultimate Travel

Ultimate Guide to the Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup is the race that stops the nation. If you’ve never been in Australia for Melbourne Cup Day, be prepared for November 3rd as the entire country will slam to a halt and turn on the TV for the gem of Australia’s horse racing calendar! The two mile race at Melbourne’s famed Flemington […]

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Where Is Your Dream Destination?

A new poll conducted by MasterCard has shown that Australia is the dream destination for British travellers but nearly 90% said they’d never make it Down Under! Why not?! Australia has always been an ideal place for Brits looking to travel. It is pretty much the total opposite of home without a language barrier. It’s […]

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How To Save Money In Australia.

Once you’ve arrived in Australia, you’ll quickly realise it’s a pretty expensive place! Don’t worry though, with our help you’ll learn how to save money in Australia and getting ready for your next big adventure! This is the boring bit of travelling but it has to be done. If you want to dive on the […]

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Check Out Art And About Sydney!

Sydney has celebrated some awesome public artwork over the last couple of weeks with Art and About, it’s your last weekend to check it out so get out there and see what it’s all about! Art and About is yearly festival of crazy art in crazy places. Every public space you can think of becomes […]

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Australian Working Holiday Myths

So, you’re thinking about a working holiday visa in Australia?! That is an excellent start but don’t be put off by the many Australian working holiday myths! You might have heard from a friend of a friend whose cousin moved to Australia in 1998 that certain aspects of the visa are true. Don’t trust the […]

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It’s NRL Grand Final Weekend!

Last week it was Australian Rules, this week it is rugby league as the South Sydney Rabbitohs take on the Canterbury Bulldogs in the 2014 NRL Grand Final! If you watched Sydney humiliated in the AFL Grand Final last week, get ready to learn the rules of another sport albeit one that is much more […]

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Celebrating Tet in Vietnam!

Chuc Mung Nam Moi!! Or Happy Vietnamese New Year! Vietnamese New Year, or Tết as it is known, falls on February 19th in 2015 and what better way to celebrate than with an Ultimate Vietnam trip?! Tết is kind of like Christmas and New Year rolled into one. Vietnam starts preparing for Tết weeks before […]

AFL Grand Final – What You Need To Know!

It’s that time of year sports fans. The season for the Australian Football League (AFL, Aussie Rules, whatever you want to call it) is drawing to a close with one of the biggest events in the Australian sporting calendar set for September 27th – it’s AFL Grand Final Day! Held at the awesome Melbourne Cricket […]

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The Best Vietnamese Food

You are probably familiar with the awesomeness of Thai food but have you ever taken the plunge with some Vietnamese favourites? Vietnamese food is similar to its Thai counterpart in that they use similar ingredients but the history of Vietnam has had a marked impact on their food. Having been colonised by the French from […]

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Ultimate Guide: Campervan Tips!

You’ve done it. You’ve booked your campervan and are ready for the roadtrip of a lifetime! What next?! Our guide to campervan tips, that’s what! Well, as seasoned professionals of the road, we thought we give you some of the best tips we could think of when it comes to campervanning in Australia. Some are […]

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The Ultimate Guide: Campervan or Bus?

When you arrive in Australia, you will soon realise that there are many ways to experience your time Down Under. Hostel folk will always tell you that their way was best – “You have to travel first…” “No, get a job and save some money first…” “Farm work first, then fun stuff later….” While advice […]

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Regional Work in Australia – FAQs

If you are in Australia on a 417 working holiday visa (the majority of European nations) then it is highly likely that you are able to complete 3 months of regional, specified work to gain another 12 month visa to stay in Australia! Awesome! We get a lot of questions about all things regional work […]

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Thailand’s Awesome Floating Markets!

If you close your eyes and think of Thailand – what are the first things you see? Try and keep it clean please people, we don’t want ping pong balls cluttering up an otherwise simple exercise. Thailand is exotic. It is hustle and bustle. Colour and light. Mysterious sights and sounds, sumptuous smells that waft […]

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How Much Money Should I Take To Australia?

If you are planning on coming to Australia on a working holiday visa then you’ve already made one of the best decisions of your life but you’re probably stressing out over one simple issue: “how much money should I take to Australia?” When applying for your visa, the Department of Immigration suggest that you have “about […]

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Shark vs Crocodile! Only in Australia!

Australia is famous for its glorious beaches, amazing people and incredibly deadly animals. Whether it is a snake, spider shark or croc, pretty much every animal in Australia wants you dead. Except for Quokka’s – they’re cool. On a recent trip to Darwin, one lucky tourist was able to take some incredibly rare photos of […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Aussie Slang!

G’Day Mates! If you are on your way to Australia, you probably know the basics of Aussie slang – basically, what g’day means! The Australian’s talk in a language all of there own, there is some slang that is recognisable to the UK but others just seem to come out of nowhere. It isn’t all […]

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Surf Camp is Back!

After a winter break, the good people at SurfCamp are opening their doors once again this week to give you the quintessential Australian experience!! The water may still be a little brisk but it’s got nothing on the water in this clip as these insane surfers travel to the Arctic for a wave! Yes, the […]

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How To Spend Your Tax Refund?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…no, not Christmas – tax refund time! If you are a backpacker and have been in Australia for more than six months and have paid tax, obviously, it is time to organise your tax refund! Tax refund you say, what exactly is that? Well, it is quite simple […]

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A Weekend in the Snow at Thredbo!

It’s pretty much the total opposite of everything you expect when you think of Australia but the snow has arrived and it’s time to get the skis on! There are ski resorts in Victoria, New South Wales, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory with several easily accessible from Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. We at Ultimate […]

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Seven Natural Wonders of Australia

When you come to Australia, you don’t just want to take the standard photos. “Here I am with the Opera House.” “That’s me next to a kangaroo/holding a koala.” “I don’t remember taking that photo, I think goon was involved.” The bog-standard snaps of your amazing Australian adventure just will not cut it, you’ve got […]

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The Hill Tribes of Thailand

Thailand is full of myths and legends, many of which surround the ancient tribes that still exist in the northern regions of the country. Groups of ethnic minorities call the hilly regions of Northern Thailand home and each tribe has a distinct, unique history. It is believed that these tribes migrated from parts of China […]