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Thrill seeking tourist attractions coming to Perth: Climb Optus Stadium and zipline Matagarup Bridge

Thrill seeking tourist attractions coming to Perth: Climb Optus Stadium and zipline Matagarup Bridge

WA is following in the footsteps of major cities around the world like Sydney and Cape Town to attract tourists with a series of new thrill-seeking activities.

  • by staff writers

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How's Canberra's sister-city relationship with Wellington going?
ACT government

How's Canberra's sister-city relationship with Wellington going?

The direct flight may have been cancelled but the two capitals are still feeling the love, according to a new report.

  • by Katie Burgess
Sky high frothy: Perth's newest hotel and rooftop bar to open 2019
Tourism

Sky high frothy: Perth's newest hotel and rooftop bar to open 2019

The old New Esplanade Hotel building is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar transformation into Quay Perth, an 80-room four star boutique hotel complete with rooftop Asian restaurant and bar.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Instagram-inspired tourists swarm Sydney street for selfies with jacarandas

Instagram-inspired tourists swarm Sydney street for selfies with jacarandas

Sydney's jacarandas are starting to rival Japan's cherry blossom as an international tourist attraction.

  • by Helen Pitt
Vote to pick Australia's next 'big thing' bears fruit

Vote to pick Australia's next 'big thing' bears fruit

The state behind the Big Pineapple and the Big Mango has added another jumbo-size fruit to its platter.

  • by Ruth McCosker
WA's best tourism operators for 2018 recognised at Crown Perth

WA's best tourism operators for 2018 recognised at Crown Perth

The recent trend for West Australians to holiday more in their own vast backyard has been reflected in the 2018 WA Tourism Awards at Crown Perth on the weekend.

  • by David Prestipino
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WA government's million dollar plan to attract more Chinese tourists

WA government's million dollar plan to attract more Chinese tourists

The state government's announcement to spend $1million to attract Chinese visitors comes after widespread debate about overseas investment in WA.

  • by Lauren Pilat
Plan for new ways to climb the Harbour Bridge, but will it be cheaper?
City life

Plan for new ways to climb the Harbour Bridge, but will it be cheaper?

The Hammon family have high aspirations for climbing operations on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

  • by Andrew Taylor
Monkey Mia beach group welcomes two new baby dolphins
Tourism

Monkey Mia beach group welcomes two new baby dolphins

The first was born a fortnight ago to beach regular Piccolo, and the new baby three days ago to new visitor Bliss.

  • by Emma Young
Revamped Floriade delivers as ACT tourism numbers keep growing
Tourism

Revamped Floriade delivers as ACT tourism numbers keep growing

Canberra enjoyed the second-highest growth in visitor numbers in 2017-18, beaten only by Tasmania.

  • by Finbar O'Mallon
We tried: a ghost tour of the National Film and Sound Archive
Tourism

We tried: a ghost tour of the National Film and Sound Archive

The building used to house a morgue and hundreds of human specimens acquired in sketchy circumstances.

  • by Serena Coady