Australian Stories - 16 October 2014

In the news this week - Corroboree Sydney, The Great Wagyu Adventure, Spectrum Now festival, TripAdvisor announces Top 10 Restaurants in Australia, UK Conde Nast Traveller readers vote qualia the best resort in Australia and more.

Essentials 15 October 2014

Essentials this week… | Tourism investment | ‘Restaurant Australia’ collateral | Aviation update | Adventure Travel Summit | SEA New Product Mission | India campaign | IMEX America | ITB | and more…

Australian tourism open for investment

This updated video showcases the tourism investment opportunity in Australia and the state of play from government, private and investor perspectives.

Working with Tourism Australia

Tourism Australia has published a series of short videos on the many ways tourism businesses can connect with the agency to benefit from its campaign activity, research, market data and more. The videos complement the more detailed 'Working with Tourism Australia' booklet.

Restaurant Australia

Tourism Australia is issuing a ‘Rally Cry’ for businesses and industry to share the stories behind their food and wine experiences as part of a new campaign push to put Australia at the top of the menu for international visitors. Industry can now share stories of their food, wine or beverage experiences at the campaign’s online hub

Latest News

Tasmania named in Lonely Planet’s Top Ten

Lonely Planet's ‘Best in Travel 2015’ publication has today named Tasmania one of the world's top ten regions to visit in 2015. ‘Best in Travel’ is an annual collection of what's hot in travel for the coming year from the world's number one guidebook publisher. Inclusions in the publication are collated with input from Lonely Planet's staff, authors and their online community.

Story Ideas

Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef

Considered one of the wonders of the natural world, the Great Barrier Reef is a rich tapestry of coral reefs, islands and cays, which stretches for more than 2,300 kilometres from Lady Elliot Island off Bundaberg to beyond Cape York at the tip of north-eastern Australia.

Beaches and coastal


Whoever said 'Life's a beach' must have been referring to Australia. We gravitate to the coast any chance we get, it's part of our love of the great outdoors and our laid back lifestyle.

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Aboriginal Australia

The world’s most ancient living culture, Australia’s Indigenous people, have a continuous history spanning at least 50,000 years.

About Australia

Australia is a unique and diverse country in every way - in culture, population, climate, geography and history.

Festivals and events

From major sporting events to regional festivals, the Australian events calendar is as colourful as it is varied.