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Instagram pics that will make you want to travel to Oz
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15 Instagram Pics That Will Make You Want to Travel Australia

ustralia: The land of stunning beaches, amazing wildlife, breathtaking national parks, cool cities and BBQ's on the beach! All the things you must see in Australia. Having lived in Australia for 5 years now, I can safely say that life is…
What I learnt travelling the world
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6 Things I Learnt Travelling

I love travelling! I travel to meet people and experience new things in interesting and beautiful places I've never been to before. Every time I pack my bags and head off for an adventure, I also end up learning a few things along the way. Here's…
Ultimate intern Jana enjoying her time in Australia
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My Ultimate Travel Experience ‘Down Under’!

"I started researching the travel side of my trip and changed my mind on where to go with every picture that I saw. All the beautiful beaches or the stars in the outback, I just added them to my bucket list. I bought a giant plastic map…
Suitcase or backpack when travelling?
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Important Update: 2nd Year Visa Changes!

On 1st May 2015 it was announced by the Assistant minister for immigration and border protection that volunteer work will no longer count towards 2nd year visa working holiday extensions. We can now confirm that the visa changes will be effective from…
Surf camp Australia
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Surf Camp: Learning to Surf, the aussie way!

It's that time of year again! Here in Sydney we're putting our scarfs and coats away and getting the bikinis and swimmers out ready for another beaut summer by the beach! With the temperatures rising there's no better time to learn how to…
Why I love Vietnam
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Cairns: The ULTIMATE backpacker destination in Oz?

There's no doubt that Cairns is one of the most popular destinations for backpackers in Australia and I can see why! Cairns has got a bit of everything: The world's oldest rainforest, great nightlife, stunning beaches, heaps of adventure activities…
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Jess joins the UltimateOz crew!

Jess has joined the UltimateOz crew as a tour leader over the summer months! She's friendly, always has a smile on her face and let's face it...she's a bit of a ledge! Say 'Hiiiii Jess!'..   "I arrived in Australia in November…
The Ultimate internship in Sydney.
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The ULTIMATE Internship in Sydney

When I came to Australia on my own I was a bit nervous and worried that I might not be able to handle everything, including the foreign language, the new people and the new city in general. There was no need to at all! Already after the…
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Alex does the East Coast!

Say Hello to the newest member of our Ultimate family...Ultimate legend, Alex (Swit-Swooo!!) Alex is currently sunning himself in Cairns after doing what looks like an EPIC trip from Sydney all the way up the East Coast of Australia over…
UltimateOz Tour Leaders
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A Week In The Life Of An UltimateOz Tour Leader

Hey Guys, I'm Sarah, one of the UltimateOz tour leaders! For anyone looking to come out to Australia to travel and work, UltimateOz is definitely one hell of an awesome way to get you started! Every now and then, someone writes a blog…

Travel is...

Travelling isn't about getting from A to B using the quickest route possible, it's about (as corny as it sounds) the journey. It's about experiencing that countries culture, eating their food and trying out local specialities (scorpion in Thailand…
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Farm Work in Australia
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Why You Should Do Your Farm Work

If you’ve come to Australia on a working holiday visa, we’ve every confidence that you are going to fall in love and not want to leave … so, you’ll probably be wanting to do some farm work so that you qualify for a second year. I…
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Is Thailand on your Travel Bucket List for 2015?

Here at Ultimate Travel, we’re thinking about the New Year and what new things we want to experience and new places we want to visit in 2015. We’re all super excited for our new Ultimate Vietnam tour that launches in just a couple of weeks!!…
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New Year Bucket List - 2015

Welcome to 2015. It's a brand new year and whilst the whole 'new year, new me' seems a bit cliché, there is something amazing about the clean slate that the 1st January brings and the chance to start a fresh! Here at Ultimate Travel, we…
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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…
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Is The Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb Worth it?

In a word - yes. In several hundred other words, I’ll explain why. I turned 25 recently (thanks for all the cards guys…) and for my birthday, my significant other surprised me with a the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb experience! We’ve…
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Working Holiday or Tourist Visa In Australia?

I’ll apologise right away for the following obvious statement...if you are planning your trip to Australia with UltimateOz, you’re going to need a visa to get in the country. Get that, visa = entry to Australia? Good. Now, which visa…
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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.…
Need help saving money? Look no further than our guide on how to save money in Australia!
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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…
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Ultimate year for Ultimate Thailand
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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The Most Liveable Cities in the World Are in Australia!

Australia is at it again - with four of the most liveable cities in the world according to The Economist Intelligence Unit Livability Rankings 2014 - and the number one city yet again! Congratulations Melbourne! The Economist ranks pretty…
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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…
We've been there and done it so read our campervan tips!
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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…
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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…
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How To Find Your Regional Work in Australia

Now that we’ve answered all of your questions concerning your regional work, it is time to help you try and find some work! There are many options for your regional work but by far the most popular is the farming route. If you are a…
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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…
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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.…
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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…
Brutus is not letting go of his catch.
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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…
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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…
have a go at surfing at Surf Camp - the best week ever!
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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…
It doesn't matter whether you travel alone or in a group - it matters that you travel!
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Should I Travel Alone or In A Group?

It seems to be an age old argument with Australian working holiday travel - should I travel alone or in a group? Well, I’m glad I asked. There are positives and negatives for both options and, ultimately, it is a personal decision whether…
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A weekend in the snow with the Mojo Snow crew!

Hey Everyone, Gayle here, fresh from the Snowy Mountains after an awesome trip with the guys at Mojo Snow (the guys that bring all you surfing legends Mojo Surf) to Perisher! You heard from Jordan last week about how some of our team got…
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How to Survive a Night Bus In SE Asia?

So, you’ve had the most awesome time on Ultimate Thailand and are ready for your next Asian adventure! Whether you are off around Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam or somewhere else, chances are you will encounter a night bus somewhere along…
What will you spend your tax refund on?
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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…
Taking a much needed rest on the slopes of Thredbo.
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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…
Which is better, New South Wales or Queensland? NSW has won State of Origin but which is the ultimate destination?
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State of Origin - Which Is Better NSW or QLD?

If you are in Australia at the moment, you’ve probably heard State of Origin mentioned on the TV, in the news or in the pub. Well, what is it?! State of Origin is an annual series of rugby league games played between New South Wales…
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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…
The Australian War Memorial is the top landmark in Australia.
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Australia's Top Landmark....Is In Canberra?!

Say what?! The best landmark in Australia, as voted for by the users of TripAdvisor, is in Canberra. You read that right - so, what is Australia's top landmark?? The Australian War Memorial in Canberra was the only Australian attraction…
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Protect Yourself With Travel Insurance

Don’t Be a Drongo ... Protect Yourself Down Under! If you’re one of the many that have decided to leave both the UK and its rubbish weather far behind you, to hit the road and take a backpacking holiday to Oz – the country that gave…
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Ultimate year for Ultimate Thailand
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Sydney Winter Festival 2014

For us hardy, Northern hemisphere folk it is strange to think of an Australian winter. Whenever we think of Australia it is pretty much all beaches, sunshine and outback living! Now that winter is drawing in, it is time to see a different…
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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,…
Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu are amazing to visit in Australia!
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The Ultimate Trip to Darwin, Litchfield and Kakadu.

One of our awesome Ultimate Travel gurus Holly Walker recently had the trip of a lifetime to the Northern Territory. Flying to Darwin from Sydney, Holly took part in a 4 wheel drive Dragonfly dreaming tour with Wayoutback Australian Safaris. In…
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Best Places For Whale Watching In Australia

Australia is one of the premier destinations in the world for whale and dolphin spotting as over 45 species call Australian waters home and they can be viewed year-round. May marks the start of the busiest season in the whale watching calendar…
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The Ultimate Guide to Vivid Sydney 2014

The nights are drawing in and the temperature is dipping (highs of 28 degrees today - freezing!) but that doesn't mean Australia is going into a hibernation, far from it! May 23 sees the return of one of our favourite yearly activities in…
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Political Unrest in Bangkok Doesn't Affect Our Trips

Hi Guys We wanted to update you on the situation in Thailand. As reported in the media, with ongoing political unrest the Thai army has enforced a military coup, to maintain civil safety during the transitional process of electing a new…
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How to Save Money in Thailand.

Travelling Cheaply So you've been travelling around for a while now and want to make your trip last as long as possible, but need to make your funds stretch a bit further? Thailand is a great destination if you want to live on the cheap. We…
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What to pack for your trip to Australia

Australia has something for everyone, whether you want to relax on its idyllic sandy beaches, quad bike through the Outback or dive with Great White sharks…the options are endless. So before you embark on your trip down under, you should…
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Local's Guide to Exploring Sydney

Exploring Sydney While you're exploring Sydney, the guidebook will give you a great map and show you the way to the icons of the city but it will not share the secrets. For that, you need to get a local to whisper in your ear. We know, we know,…
Why we don't ride elephants in Thailand
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Why we don't ride Elephants in Thailand

There’s certainly something magical about the idea of riding elephants in Thailand, and who doesn’t want to say: “I went to Thailand and rode an elephant” and post some cool photos on Facebook to show your friends? Unfortunately though,…
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Our Aussie East Coast Bus Trip Survival Guide!

There’s no denying the East Coast trip will be one of the most amazing things you do! Ever! But seeing all these incredible places comes at a (small) price ... there are some mighty long journeys to conquer on the bus. They’re totally…
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Why Everyone Should Travel Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is on many a backpacker’s bucket list and it’s easy for our Ultimate Travel crew to understand why! Whether it be Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi, etc, as soon as you arrive, you’re welcomed by a burst of culture that you don’t…
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Southeast Asia - Cooking School

What’s the first thing that springs to mind when you think about food in Southeast Asia? For me, at Ultimate Thailand HQ, it’s Pad Thai! I love Pad Thai! For all you foodies out there, even you non-foodies, Southeast Asia is a culinary…
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Australia's Big Things!

Australia is big! Which means we can fill it with big things!  We have the Big Banana in Coffs Harbour, the Big Apple in Batlow, and the Big Mango in Bowen. That’s just a few of the more recognisable ones ... there’s loads more of these…
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The Full Moon Party

Survive The Full Moon Party! The Full Moon Party –a party that takes epic to a whole new level! We’ve all heard of it, we’ve seen the pictures, listened to the stories and we want to be a part of it! An estimated 20,000 to 40,000 party…
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We Love Surfing!

This weekend is the quarter finals of the Margaret River Pro Surfing Competition. Some of the world’s best surfers will be watched by thousands as they take on world class waves. Here at Ultimate Travel, we love surfing! It’s why we have…
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A Local's Guide to Exploring Sydney

Exploring Sydney While you're exploring Sydney, the guidebook will give you a great map and show you the way to the icons of the city but it will not share the secrets. For that, you need to get a local to whisper in your ear. We know, we know,…
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Tips for Travelling Cheaply

Travelling Cheaply So you've been travelling around for a while now and want to make your trip last as long as possible, but need to make your funds stretch a bit further? Thailand is a great destination if you want to live on the cheap. We…
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Awesome Events in Thailand

Whenever you are in Thailand, there is always something worth celebrating, which is just one of the reasons why Thailand is one of our favourite places in the world. The most well known festival is the Thai New Year celebration of Songkran in…
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What to pack for your UltimateOz Adventure

Australia has something for everyone, whether you want to relax on its idyllic sandy beaches,quad bike through the Outback or dive with Great White sharks…the options are endless. So before you embark on your trip down under, you should…
A monkey dinner party, what could possibly go wrong?
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Monkeying Around...

If you’re coming to Thailand with the hope of new experiences then I've got just the thing for you taking place in November. In a little town called Lopburi, just under 4 hours away from Bangkok, you can witness a particularly special feast.…
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1430 islands of Thailand

It’s no secret that Thailand has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. But did you know that Thailand is home to about 1430 islands? The idea of choosing which ones to visit can be pretty daunting! With Ultimate Thailand we take…
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Top Thailand Events

Whenever you are in Thailand, there is always something worth celebrating, which is just one of the reasons why Thailand is one of my favourite places in the world. Here are some of the top Thailand events in the calendar for you to look out…
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What not to do in Thailand!

There are cultural differences everywhere you go, whether it be subtle ones county to county in the UK or big, noticeable ones like those found in South East Asia. We’re always writing about the amazing things that you should do in Thailand…
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Packing Essentials For The UltimateOz Adventure

Australia has something for everyone, whether you want to relax on its idyllic sandy beaches, quad bike through the Outback or dive with Great White sharks…the options are endless. So before you embark on your trip down under, you should…
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Getting around in Thailand

If you’re heading to Bangkok and you've done a bit of research, it is likely you will have heard of tuk tuks being a very popular way of getting around in Thailand. When it comes to getting somewhere quickly, tuk tuks are very good as they…
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What Makes Melbourne So Great?

If you’re backpacking around Australia, you’re very likely to find yourself in Melbourne at some point. Or maybe you’re arriving in Melbourne with our Ultimate OZ Great Ocean Road Package. Voted as the world’s most ‘liveable city’…
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Ultimate Thailand Checklist

So you've booked your Ultimate Thailand trip and are now eagerly awaiting your arrival! It can be daunting travelling to a new place, especially if you’re going alone, and it’s sometimes impossible to decide what essentials to pack. I've…
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Head to the Northern Territory

Do you want to visit one of the world’s best tourist destinations? Head to the Northern Territory! National Geographic has just listed the NT as one of the 20 Best of the World for 2014. Ultimate Oz could not agree more and there’s too many…
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If Instagram is anything to go by...

...a lot of you were exploring Thailand last year. Siam Paragon, Bangkok’s biggest shopping mall, tops the list of the most instagrammed locations of 2013. When its home to 9 floors of shopping delights, with each floor having its own theme,…
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Things to do in Queensland

So you're thinking of coming to Australia - great! When you've finished your UltimateOz Sydney package, you may want to make your way up to Cairns (especially in Winter ... that's where the hot weather is!) You may be asking yourself, "What…
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Bangkok Temples... Say Wat?

Did you know that the city of Bangkok has over 400 temples?! Might be a bit of a hard task to see them all! Most backpackers aim to see a handful of the most popular ones, which allows us to get a taste of the cultural and religious significance…
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Ultimate year for Ultimate Thailand
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Make The Most Of The Great Ocean Road

Make the most of the Great Ocean Road! If you’re heading to Victoria, you might be thinking of doing our UltimateOz Great Ocean Road package! The Great Ocean Road is a must for those travelling Australia, it’s one of the most popular…
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Vaccinations For Thailand... Do you need a boost?

Travelling around Thailand and South East Asia is guaranteed to be an amazing and memorable experience. But we don’t want it to be memorable for all the wrong reasons.... like contracting a nasty but preventable disease! Make sure you take…
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Leave the Beaten Track

Fancy island life a little different to the norm? If you're prepared to leave the beaten track, we've discovered some right gems for you! ... Koh Lanta : The largest of the four, and becoming increasingly popular, Koh Lanta is easily accessible…
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5 Things To Do Before You Go Travelling

1. Get Prepared! Sort out what you’re going to do with all your belongings! If you’re lucky, you may have wonderful parents, or friends, that can store your stuff for a while. If you do, that’s awesome! If not, you need to search for…
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Thailand Inspires

A recent competition held by the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) and partners, called ‘Inspiring Thailand’ has captured the essence of this wonderful country across three different categories – Lifestyle, Culture and…
Bangkok's real name
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Bangkok... What’s in a name?

Did you know that Thai people don’t refer to their Capital as Bangkok?  The name Bangkok is actually thought to have derived from the Chinese, and adopted by us Westerners, as we were struggling to remember its 169 character original name.…
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Skinny Sydney 2014

Earlier this year, 750 people made history in Sydney by taking their clothes off and taking a swim in the ocean. Why, you might ask, did this mass skinny dip occur? And why was it a big deal? Well, let us tell you! Sunday 17th February 2013…
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Ultimate year for Ultimate Thailand in 2013!

As we reflect on 2013, well after the Christmas and New Year buzz trails off, we at Ultimate Thailand are remembering all the wonderful things we saw and did last year. 2013 really was an ultimate year for Ultimate Thailand, and not just because…
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Chiang Mai

So you’ve booked on to our amazing 10 day tour of Thailand (the only introduction to Thailand there should be!) and you’re starting to think about what you might do next. You’ve heard people talking about Chiang Mai (according to Trip…
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Best time to book flights

Hey everyone! Calling all those leaving Australia for vacation! Skyscanner have recently evaluated airfare data for flights that leave Australia to answer those age old questions of when the cheapest time to fly is and how soon you should…
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Learn to speak Thai

Hi Guys! It’s always nice, when going to a new country, to be able to communicate with the locals in their mother tongue. Though learning a foreign language is no easy task, it is a huge sign of respect and will be very well received if you…
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Songkran - Thai New Year 2014

Hey guys, Gayle here! We’ve almost all heard of the legendary Full Moon Party at New Year but have you heard Of Songkran, the Thai New Year celebration? If the answer is no, let us remedy this for you, because we’d hate for you to…
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What's the deal with the protests in Bangkok?

Hi Everyone! It's Gayle at Ultimate Thailand. We wanted to post an update for you all regarding the current situation in Thailand. This week, a state of emergency was declared in Thailand, following recent periods of civil unrest and protests…
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Chinese New Year Celebrations in Sydney

Celebrate New Year … Again! I know what you’re thinking … we’ve just had New Year, what are you on about, Ultimate Oz?! Well, don’t worry, you didn’t get so wasted on the 31st December that you slept through a whole year and we’re…
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What's Australia Day All About

Everyone’s talking about Australia Day, ‘the celebration that inspires the nation’, but what’s it all about? Well, if you want the short version, Australia Day is when we all get together and celebrate just how wonderful our country…
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Australia Day in Perth

Perth has an array of events promising to make Australia Day one you’ll remember! In and around Perth, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing how to celebrate! You might want to check out these popular events: Havaianas Thong…
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Australia Day in Brisbane

Australia Day in Brisbane leaves you spoilt for choice! With everything on offer, you’ll be in for a jam packed, fun filled day if you want to get to everything. Here’s a snippet of what you could be getting up to but be sure to check local…
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Australia Day in Melbourne

Australia Day in Melbourne is a fun filled affair! There are almost too many events and choosing between them will most likely give you a stress headache! There’s an event on every corner, including: The Piers Festival! Start your celebrations…
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Australia Day in Sydney

Australia Day in Sydney is always filled with fab events! Theme of the day = FUN! If you’re looking to get involved, there’s so much you can do, including: The MS Colour Run! What the heck is a Colour Run you ask? That’s a good question!…
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New Year in Bangkok

We all know the score … a new year brings a new set of resolutions. You might be starting a new diet the next day or having a month of detox and no drinking. So for your last night of indulgence, you want to make your New Year’s Eve in Bangkok…
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Volunteer as an English Teacher in Thailand

Hi, this is Nikki, one of the Guides at Ultimate Thailand. I wanted to share some information about my experiences as a volunteer in Thailand. A great way to volunteer as an English teacher in Thailand is not through a school but by providing…
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Christmas in Thailand

Hey guys! It's very nearly Christmas and we're all excited at Ultimate Thailand! If you’re lucky enough to be spending Christmas in Thailand this year, you may expect to find the celebrations a little different to that which you are…
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The best waterfalls in Thailand...

Hey, its Karin at Ultimate Thailand. If tropical waterfalls are your thing, you’re in for a treat in Thailand…  Thailand is home to some of the most spectacular waterfalls in South East Asia. If you think you might fancy ignoring TLC and…
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Haggling Tips for Thailand!

You’re in Thailand, you’re at the markets and you really want that special item that you’re going to take away and treasure forever. But you’re also on a budget and want to save yourself a bit of cash. There’s no way around it, you’re…
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Teach English in Thailand

So you want to teach English in Thailand? Working as an English Teacher is a great way to fund your travels in South-East Asia. Here's our beginners guide to teach English in Thailand... How much can I earn? Working as an English teacher…
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Thai Culture & Customs

Thailand has loads of cultural practices and beliefs that are different to those in Western societies. Your Ultimate Thailand Tour Leader and our Thai Guides will teach you everything you need to know during the trip, but here's a few bits to…
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Visas for Thailand

Every country has their entry requirements and Thailand is no different! When you travel to Thailand, make sure you are fully clued up as to what you need regarding your passport and visa. There's different kinds of visas for Thailand, so be…