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Australia’s number one bucket list destination

Australia’s number one bucket list destination | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

With Australia Day just around the corner, leading travel and lifestyle site lastminute.com.au has released its 'Aussie bucket list' destination research which reveals one of our most iconic natural landmarks, Uluru, has taken out the crown of Australia's number one bucket list destination. According to the survey, of over 4,100 Australians, the top 10 Australian bucket list destinations that people have not yet visited, but which they intend to, are:


  1. Uluru
  2. Great Barrier Reef
  3. The Kimberley
  4. The Whitsundays
  5. Kakadu National Park
  6. Margaret River Region
  7. Lord Howe Island
  8. Wineglass Bay
  9. Great Ocean Road
  10. Kangaroo Island
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The world's 10 most photogenic destinations

The world's 10 most photogenic destinations | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

What makes a destination truly sensational for photographers? Beautiful scenery with friendly people helps, some charming accommodation to recharge after a hard day of walking and shooting, and ideally some sumptuous local cuisine that looks as good as it tastes. Often it's a lack of other travellers getting in your way that makes the biggest impact for a photographer, or just the right amount of locals to make a market look enticing. Here are 10 of the best places to take a beautiful shot, from Australia's Uluru-Kata Tjuta to Peru's Sacred Valley.

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The resort that changed Australian tourism

The resort that changed Australian tourism | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

Thirty years on, Ute Junker revisits the project that changed outback tourism. Decades before oil-rich Dubai started conjuring cityscapes out of the desert, the federal government's decision to create a trio of new hotels at Uluru, and an entire new township to support them, was a surprisingly ambitious project for a small nation - and very difficult.

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