Oceania

Written by Suzanne Cox

Commonwealth Games Accommodation 2018

The Commonwealth Games takes place in April 2018 in the Gold Coast. Most of the events are along the Gold Coast from Coomera to Coolangatta. Homestay.com has over 500 homestays in the area with average per person prices from $40 AUD per night.

Written by Kim Gillick

Accommodation in Auckland for the World Masters Games 2017

Are you heading off to Auckland for the World Masters Games? Lucky you! If you're looking for accommodation in Auckland during the games, we have the homestays for you.

Written by Mary Plunkett

Five Wellington districts for you to hang out in

If you’re looking for a reason to make the trip to New Zealand’s capital city of Wellington, it won’t take you long to find an excuse. Regularly voted one of the world’s top cities, top destinations and...

Written by Michelle O'Beirne

A Home Away from Home: student placement in New South Wales

People choose to stay in homestays for all kinds of reasons: trips to new parts of the world, to experience different cultures, learn a language or simply to know that there's a friendly face...

Written by Mary Plunkett

Images that prove that Australia is the most beautiful country in the world

Australia is a country that is made for anyone with feelings of wanderlust. Impeccable coastlines, charming cities and breath-taking landscapes, the immense country is a must on anyone's travel bucket list. Not convinced that...

Written by Michelle O'Beirne

Moving to Australia for a senior gap year adventure

Noreen and Declan are an amazing couple from Dublin, Ireland. Having worked hard their whole lives, their minds turned to their next chapter once they both retired. The couple took a leap of faith and decided to hit the road and embark on a senior gap year in Australia...

Written by Mary Plunkett

14 reasons why travel to New Zealand will awaken your soul

While New Zealand may be a bit out of reach for travellers outside of Oceania, the trip down under is unquestionably worth it. With breathtaking scenery and a...

Written by Guest Blogger: Katie Bell

Catch the best of Manly in one perfect weekend

Ever since I first lived in Sydney over ten years ago I have loved Manly. It epitomises the beach culture that makes Sydney such a fantastic city to live in and where else in the world can you commute to work by ferry through one of the most scenic harbours in the world?

Written by Colm Hanratty

10 insider travel tips for Australia

Australia has a special place in my heart because, among other things, it’s the first country I travelled independently both to, and around. During my time there, I picked up lots of insider travel tips for Australia. Here are 10 of them…

Written by Colm Hanratty

Five Vietnamese restaurants in Melbourne to try

If you fancy a 'pho' while in Melbourne, head to Victoria Street in Richmond to sample the best Vietnamese food on offer in this cool and funky city.