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MAD Travel Guide - Inspiration For Adventurers!

Welcome to the MAD Travel Guide! Whether you are looking for travel planning advice or  need some inspiration for your next adrenaline-filled adventure, the MAD Travel Guide  is packed with essential information and unique articles on all the best travel destinations in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. So dive in and get inspired!

Use the menu on the right to choose your country and city destination of choice. Our destination guides offer information about your destination and it's history, and is also packed with attractions and activity suggestions to suit all budgets.

mokelake

What is the best spot to visit in Queenstown? My answer was, is and probably will always be: I can't tell... every place has something special and every place takes my breath away. I can tell you about Queenstown now but probably you won't believe everything that I am saying cause you might get the feeling that I want to get you here ASAP! You know what? That is so TRUE! I do want you to be here... and no not for myself but for you, so you can explore what I am exploring; the beauty of this place.


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Franktontrack

I often get asked the question about free things to do in Queenstown as you guys want to spend your money on accommodation. Walking tracks can be found around Queenstown, for example the Queenstown Hill track, but there is also a track which lets you explore Lake Wakatipu and offers beautiful spots to take photos and to relax.


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coogeebeach

Whether it's a lazy day on the beach or a place to chill with your friends, Coogee Beach is the place to be. With a long white sandy beach, numerous cafes, bars and restaurants and one of the best beer gardens in Sydney this small suburb has it all.

When I arrived in Coogee and found out my new home was a stones throw from the beach I could not be happier.


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bushandbeachpiha

Many people that come to Auckland think it is just another "BIG" city not knowing that there is more to Auckland than meets the eye. One place in particular would be the regional park in west Auckland called the Waitakere Ranges. This would definitely be one of the nicest areas that the region has to offer with a vast variety of forests, both swimming and surf beaches, walking tracks and of course areas where you can have amazing views of the scenic area and the city.


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brunswickheads

If you are seeking a little change of pace and scenery from the sometimes frantic and cosmopolitan Byron Bay, somewhere else to consider visiting is the little town called Brunswick Heads. It is just an approx. 20 minute / 20 km drive north of Byron Bay (or you can catch the local public bus; called 'Blanches', see your in-house travel desk for a bus timetable.)


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luandaexperienceQTN

The staff from Nomads Queenstown Backpackers Hostel were so lucky last week. They got the great opportunity to join the Luanda Experience. The Luanda Experience is Queenstown's only party lake cruise. They offer several trips per week and it's a blast! You can say it's a party boat where partying is really possible. They play music (have a great music list!), have a bbq and great staff on board!


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penguinskellytarltons

If you fancy the chance to get up close and personal with the likes of sharks, penguins, sea horses, stingrays and all kinds of fish and strange creatures, then have a read of this! In case you didn't know, there is a lot to learn about these majestic creatures. Kelly Tarltons is an aquarium located about a 10-15 minute bus ride from the Auckland CBD along the beautiful waterfront of Mission Bay. This place has been around for many years and many Aucklanders would recommend you visit before you leave the city.


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bondi-beachsydney

If you ask anybody who's planning to come to Australia if they've heard of ''Bondi Beach'' and if they are planning to go there, you'll find that in almost all cases you will get the answer YES! Bondi is famous all around the world - not only for its beach, but also for the hot and famous TV Show Bondi Lifeguards, as a multicultural and beautiful area to live in, lots of cool events, great bars, clubs and restaurants and so much more.


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