Tips & guides
Travel tips & guides
Escape the city: island hopping in Hong Kong
Beyond the futuristic skyline of Hong Kong, a collection of islands give travellers a chance to experience a slower side of life.
10 tips for your first time in Japan
Got a trip to Japan in your sights? Before you start daydreaming about ramen, prepare for your trip with these nifty tips covering everything from culture to etiquette, getting around and eating out.
Eat and greet: making the most of Hong Kong’s dining scene as a solo traveller
About to head off on a solo travel adventure in Hong Kong? Don’t forget to try these nifty ways to dine with others and avoid eating alone.
Shop Tokyo: the best fashion finds
From bright and bold accessories to minimalist fashion finds and quirky one-of-a-kind statement pieces, shopping in Tokyo is a fun way to inject some international flair into your wardrobe.
Great Train Journeys from Australia and Beyond
Whether you’re looking to see Europe by train, take a luxury train across Canada or even ride Australia’s great railways, here are five great trip ideas for your next holiday.
24 hours in Shanghai
Make the most of your time in sophisticated Shanghai with this handy travel guide to exploring one of China’s most interesting and evocative cities.
Wild beauty: don’t miss China’s top natural wonders
From turquoise lakes to emerald-green rice terraces and crystal-clear waterfalls, China’s diverse landscapes will impress travellers of all ages. China isn’t all about crowded cities after all.
Thrills and chills: a USA ski holiday guide
The US offers a smorgasbord of options for skiers and snowboarders of all levels, catering to families, budget travellers and those seeking luxury and glamour on and off the slopes.
Cruises with a difference
Once known for buffets, bingo and black tie, today’s cruise ships cater to a more adventurous kind of traveller. Here are five cruises that might just tempt you.
Top Ten: Bali Market Destinations
Known for exquisite silverware, blown glass and handicrafts, Bali has a rich tapestry of culture and spirituality to tempt. Get a taste of the island’s local flair at these dynamic destination markets.
Best of Beijing in a day
Heading to Beijing and have a spare day up your sleeve? Make the most of your precious time in this influential city with this handy travel guide.
Discovering China’s less-explored places
Travelling in China may make you think of frenetic cities filled with skyscrapers yet there are many pockets of China that offer peace, tranquillity and space.
Top Ten: Fiji Market Destinations
The markets and roadside stalls of Fiji are rich with authentic arts and crafts such as tapa cloths, baskets, carvings and pottery. Experience local culture and communities at Fiji’s must-see destination markets.
Explore the world on two wheels
Travel on two wheels for an active holiday adventure. Here’s what to think about before taking to the road on your bike with your friends.
Top Ten: Thailand Market Destinations
Known for its mega malls, marketplaces and budget prices, Thailand is a destination offering a wealth of treasures. Savvy shoppers should add these destinations to their travel itinerary.
How to calculate your travel budget
Budgeting your holiday properly can make or break your vacation. Here are our best budgeting tips to help you account for everything you need to make your trip a great one.
Top 7: Italy market destinations
Italy’s street markets are abuzz with character, charm and street life, offering an array of sensuous delights to tempt the most discerning traveller.
Holiday pet care: How to keep tails wagging while you’re away
From pet sitters to boarding kennels or checking your pooch into a dog hotel, there are plenty of ways to have your furry family members taken care of during the holidays.
Travel insurance for Europe
From Italy to France, we offer travel insurance policies to fit many different European holidays. Find out more about our cover.
Planning and packing for a babymoon
You’re expecting a baby AND you’re taking a babymoon – congratulations. As you plan your holiday gather together these babymoon travel essentials and you can focus fully on rest and relaxation once your babymoon begins.
Top 10: UK Market Destinations
Whether it’s browsing for antiques along cobblestone streets or quaffing homemade ice cream by a racetrack, the United Kingdom offers some unique market experiences. Permit us to introduce you to ten of the best.
Top 6: China market destinations
Embrace the hustle and bustle of China’s sprawling street markets, which provide an intriguing snapshot of the country’s cultural past, present and future.
Pregnancy travel: where to go for a babymoon
Pregnant women everywhere are adding a new must-do: taking a babymoon. Important features of a blissful babymoon include copious amounts of rest and relaxation, with a side of pampering and healthy indulgence.
Five ingenious new travel start ups
Since the arrival of industry-disrupting apps like AirBnB and www.skyscanner.com, millions of people are taking travel matters into their own hands. Literally.
Home is where the heart is: how to have a staycation
There’s no need to travel far and wide for a healthy dose of R&R. Chances are there’s much to discover close to home for weekend getaways and creative day trips. Refresh the local scenery with these five ways to holiday at home.
A Guide to Romantic Mini-Breaks
Time out from the daily grind to tend matters of the heart is never a bad thing. Stoke the fires of romance with an easy getaway to some incredible escapes just for two… right on Australia’s doorstep.
Chinese New Year around the world
According to Chinese folklore, a good start to the year is essential for attracting good luck. Celebrate Chinese New Year and its many colourful traditions around the world.
Chinese New Year celebrations around Australia
Time to shake those tail feathers, 2017 is the Year of the Rooster. Celebrate the Chinese New Year with your family by taking part in one of the many events happening around the country.
Canada Travel Insurance
Named the best country to travel to in 2017 by Lonely Planet, Canada is one destination you can’t afford to miss. There’s plenty to experience, whether it’s Canada’s large cities like Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver; or in the majestic Canadian Rockies and ski towns like Whistler and Lake Louise. There’s an incredible array of national parks to experience too - 42 to be exact!
Family Travel Insurance
Family holidays are among our happiest memories. The places we visit in our childhood retain a special place in our lives for many years on. Here how to make your family holiday one of the most memorable adventures you can share with your children.
Japan Travel Insurance
Whether you’re heading on a short break or a more extensive adventure, you should always consider purchasing a travel insurance policy for any travel to Japan. To help you prepare and get cover for the things you need, we’ve outlined some of the top questions our customers ask when travelling to Japan.
Travel Insurance for Backpackers
To help with comparing and organising your travel insurance options, we’ve answered some of the most common questions we receive about travel insurance for backpackers. But the spontaneity that powers the backpacking spirit can also come with a few hiccups along the way. And that’s where travel insurance comes in.
Thailand Travel Insurance
With so much to discover, travelling to Thailand with travel insurance cover is a must. Thailand is one of the most popular destinations to visit in South East Asia. With its sandy white beaches, iconic temples, opulent royal palaces, mouth-watering food and a relaxed pace of life, there’s something magical about exotic, fun-loving Thailand.
10 of the best spots for a Bali health retreat
Feeling flat? Frazzled? Looking to kick-start some health goals? A Bali health retreat might be just what the doctor ordered. From raw food retreats set in the jungle to beach-side yoga and surf retreats, there’s something to suit every desire.
Christmas in Australia: sun, surf and Santa
Christmas in Australia can be tough for anyone far from home. Nostalgia hits hard at this time of year, so try merging familiar Christmas traditions with some Australian way for a happy holiday.
Flying solo: destinations for travelling alone
While rewarding, solo travel isn’t always easy, especially if you’re doing it for the first time. Jetting off by yourself can be one of the most liberating things you’ll ever do.
The ultimate packing guide for a trip to New Zealand
With so many adventure experiences to be had in New Zealand, knowing what to pack can be confusing. Happily, we’ve made it easy with this essential travel packing list for New Zealand.
7 cruises for couples
Set sail, romantic getaways await. From adventure seekers to wine lovers, experience life on the high seas with Australian cruises…or perhaps voyage even further afield. Ahoy!
Niseko, Hakuba and beyond: where to ski in Japan
A Japan skiing trip offers snow sports with a dash of culture (and sake). Take the guess work out of a ski trip to Japan with this quick guide to the best resorts to get your snow bunny on.
Jet into the New Year: 7 travel ideas for New Year’s Eve
When cooking up ideas for celebrating New Year’s Eve, add an overseas trip to the wish list. Combining your Christmas holidays with a destination New Year’s Eve celebration is one way to end (and start) the year on a good note.
Surviving long haul holidays with kids
Whether you’re flying with a baby to see family or travelling with teens, these timeworn travel tips are your safest bet to ensure happy travels.
Bali basics: the ultimate family-friendly holiday
From kicking back in Bali resorts to exploring food markets on foot, there are an incredible amount of family-friendly holiday activities and things to do in Bali.
The ultimate New Zealand travel guide
Be a smart traveller and avoid the hassles of trip planning with our guide to creating the perfect New Zealand family holiday.
UK travel insurance
To help you with your UK travel planning, we've outlined some of the top questions our customers ask when travelling to the UK.
Travel insurance for India
If you're planning travel to India, get a travel insurance policy that covers you for an unexpected event while travelling.
Travel insurance for uni students
School's out! Uni holidays are here! Whether it's a gap year or a relaxing break, take a moment to think about your travel insurance options.
The best ways to take your money when you travel
Whether you use Travellers Cheques, a pre-paid travel card or cash, you'll travel smarter when you find the right solution for your money.
Cruise travel insurance
Whether you're taking a cruise around Australia or the world, it's a good idea to have travel insurance for cruises. Find out why cruise insurance matters.
Travel insurance for seniors
We offer competitively-priced travel insurance for people aged 60 years or over*. Many seniors have questions relating to insurance and pre-existing medical conditions.
Why you should put down the smartphone on your next holiday
Here's why you should put the phone down and concentrate on soaking up all the experiences on offer during your next holiday.
5 myths about travel insurance
Travel insurance is as essential as a valid passport but there are common travel insurance myths that can trip up even the most seasoned traveller.
Do you really need travel insurance?
Travel insurance covers the inconveniences that affect travellers, such as lost luggage and flight delays, but is it really worth it?
Going the distance – smart travel for long haul trips
Long haul travel smarts. How to travel comfortably and cleverly on long haul travel trips.
6 travel gadgets that make a big difference, without a big price tag
Ebook readers, power adaptors and portable battery packs. Invest in some of these top notch travel gadgets without completely breaking the budget.
Everything you need to know about group vs. solo travel
Group vs solo travel. Before you start planning where to go on your next getaway, first consider who you should go with, if anyone at all.
How comprehensive is comprehensive travel insurance?
How comprehensive is comprehensive travel insurance?
How to take stunning travel photos with your smartphone
Make the most of travelling with a smartphone with these quick tips to help you take the best pics you can.
Single trip or multi-trip travel insurance?
Find out whether you should get single-trip or multi-trip travel insurance.
5 travel hacks to save you money
You've been planning a holiday for months. Planning ahead by following these practical travel hacks could save you a lot of stress and money.
Travel insurance for Bali (Indonesia)
With the right level of cover you can relax and enjoy your holiday in Bali, Indonesia. Get travel insurance for Bali with Australia Post.
Tipping in America made simple
When it comes to tipping in America, how do Australians stack up? Do we know what we’re doing, or are we as bad as they think?
Travel insurance for New Zealand
Whether you're travelling to NZ for business or pleasure, travel insurance is essential. Find out why.
Travel insurance for the USA
Planning a trip to the United States? Find out why you should get travel insurance.
Beyond backpacking: Budget travel for grownups
If you've been travelling for a while, you've probably done some trips on a shoestring budget. These journeys make for some indelible memories, but, as you get older, your endurance starts to wane. Thankfully, there are many ways to travel.
Rio de Janeiro guide – what not to miss
While you’re cheering on the Green and Gold in Rio de Janeiro, be sure to explore the areas, galleries and museums nearby.
Sail away on the cruise that’s right for you
If you’re new to cruising, you may think all voyages are alike. Ocean or river, there are plenty of cruise lines, cabins, and itineraries to choose from.
Winter Sports Travel Insurance
Don't let injury, lost equipment or other travel mishaps ruin your winter holiday. Get Australia Post travel insurance with winter sports cover now.
How to keep travel memories alive
Your holiday may be over but there’s no need to let the memories fade. Here are six ways to make that holiday feeling last.
5 overlooked American cities to put on your itinerary
Five American cities off the beaten path you should consider on your next American holiday.
19 travel tips to help you see more, spend less, and travel safe
With a little planning, maximize your unforgettable travel experiences and stretch your dollar further.
The ultimate big trip checklist
Planning for an overseas trip is much more enjoyable knowing you've got the areas of our checklist covered off.
The art of long holiday planning
Smart planning tips and tricks for a long holiday. A guide on how to prepare for longer travel.
6 useful apps for stress free travel
Enjoy your holiday and worry a little less with these 6 useful travel apps.
Get out of your comfort zone in China and experience ‘epic’
If you’re ready for adventure, China is all about getting out of your comfort zone. Find some epic travel experiences that will redefine your idea of ‘big’.
5 mistakes first time travellers make
Not having travel insurance, bill shock, packing too much in - here's how to avoid common travel mistakes.
Preparing for your trip: Your ticket-to-takeoff checklist
So you've booked your tickets for your next adventure. But before you dust off your suitcase, here’s a ticket-to-takeoff travel checklist.
5 tips to keep you connected while you’re overseas
Five tips to staying connected while travelling overseas. Five tips to avoid an unexpected surprise when you return home from travelling abroad.