• 6 reasons to pair a tour with your Australia semester abroad

    So you’re planning your study abroad in Australia… your visa’s been granted. Your saving is going… okay. You’ve put your deposit down on your Air New Zealand flights. You’ve already selected the classes your taking.

    What now?

    Do you sit and apply for internships or jobs in your chosen city of residence? Look for your university’s (also called ‘uni’ in Oz) dorm options or hit Google on the apartment hunt? Find people to share a house with? Research how to buy textbooks once you arrive? Sensible answer? Yes. All of these things.

    …But on any year in Australia, remember

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  • A local’s guide to Adelaide

    Our ‘Local Insider Series’ focuses on bringing you the lowdown on various cities across the globe, straight from the mouth of the locals. So you know it’s not bull.

    To launch the series, we asked Kate Beveridge, one of our Travel Experts down in Adelaide, to tell us everything we need to know about this little slice of Australia. Step out of the shadows Adelaide… it’s your time to shine!

    One of the most underrated Australian capital cities, Adelaide has long been the butt of national jokes; a common conversation when growing up there is when you’re going to move

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  • Your guide to Oz Experience

    Australia: vibrant cities, sunny beaches, incredible wildlife. All of this you could see you on your future travels, but how?! With an Oz Experience of course; an easy to use bus pass with amazing experiences included throughout each of its routes. But if you still want to know more, let us answer some of your questions…

    What is Ox Experience?

    Oz Experience is the ultimate way to travel to Australia. It offers flexible travel packages to make your own unique Aussie experience, but don’t worry, it includes a selection of essential highlights that you wouldn’t want to miss out on.

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  • Episode 1: How I’m travelling 52 countries in 52 weeks

    52 weeks and 52 countries, travelling around the world at random on the cheapest ticket every Tuesday? Some call it crazy. We call it ex-STA staff member and all-around solo backpacker extraordinaire Finding Alexx.

    Ever hear of those crazy adventures that you’d LOVE to do but have no idea how? This is one of those adventures, and I’m going to show you all the ins and outs of how I’m making it happen. 

    I’m Alexx. A Kiwi, long-time STA Traveller, and now a full-time travel blogger at Finding Alexx, and I’m exploring the world solo for a

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  • Wild card destinations in Australia and New Zealand you need to visit

    Australia and New Zealand may be far away from pretty much everyone, but they’re both hot on the list for most adventurers. And so they should be. They’re awesome.  

    Since they’re so close to each other though, they tend to get lumped together, which makes us cry a little inside. We’re gonna let you in on a little secret here: they could not be more different!  

    The main differences are these: Australia is huge, while New Zealand is tiny. Australia is freakishly hot at times, while New Zealand is a normal amount of hot. Australia is fairly

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