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Port Douglas Carnivale

Port Douglas Carnivale

The Port Douglas Carnivale is set return this May, bigger and brighter than ever! If you haven’t had the opportunity, Port Douglas’ Carnivale showcases the flair of North Queensland through its musicians, local produce and an array of jazzy events. This annual celebration is running from 22nd to 31st May, a perfect time of year to experience the culture and climate of the region.

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December: What's New on alluxia

December: What's New on alluxia

December was filled with festive celebrations and final preparations for the summer holidays. The silly season is a hectic time with the reward for all that hard work is to relax and settle in poolside or enjoy the long hot summer by the beach.

Here's what's new on alluxia.com this month:

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Review: Thala Beach Lodge, Port Douglas

Review: Thala Beach Lodge, Port Douglas

THE LOOK

When you arrive at Thala Beach Lodge you’re greeted with a fruity concoction in a tall glass, decorated with a pineapple wedge, as your luggage is whisked away allowing you to take a moment after travelling to breath deep and relax - you’ve arrived at your destination so let the holiday begin!  Thala Beach Lodge is set on 60 hectares, with bungalows scattered along the landscape, leading to the main reception where ceiling fans languidly swirl at Osprey restaurant. It’s timeless and reminiscent of Dirty Dancing & I love it.

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Top 10 Adult Retreats

Top 10 Adult Retreats

Longing for a well-earned weekend escape? A romantic getaway, relaxing break in a child-free zone or perhaps you’ve scored a leave pass away from the kids? Whatever the reason the good news is that Australia offers some of the best luxury adult retreats, allowing for a romantic getaway away from kids clubs and other distractions.

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Top 10 Family Getaways

Top 10 Family Getaways

The family holiday use to be pretty simple, pack the station wagon and head up or down the coast for the annual trip. It all seemed a lot less complicated.  While the traditional holiday on the coast remains popular, time is now the new luxury and the choice has never been greater.

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5 Anzac Long Weekend Escapes

5 Anzac Long Weekend Escapes

This year Anzac Day falls on a Thursday, so it’s the perfect opportunity to take Friday off (cough, cough) and have a very Australian long weekend.

For Sydneysiders, a short drive from the city has you experiencing the majesty of the Blue Mountains, or sip wine fireside in the Hunter Valley for a weekend of pure bliss.  If you’d rather catch the last rays of summer, try a beachside getaway to Port Stephens or the beautiful Central Coast.

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