Tips & guides

Travel tips & guides

Five ingenious new travel start ups

14 February 2017

Since the arrival of industry-disrupting apps like AirBnB and, millions of people are taking travel matters into their own hands. Literally.

Home is where the heart is: how to have a staycation

10 February 2017

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

10 February 2017

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

03 February 2017

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

02 February 2017

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

28 December 2016

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

28 December 2016

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

28 December 2016

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

28 December 2016

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

28 December 2016

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

20 December 2016

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

20 December 2016

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

06 December 2016

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

02 December 2016

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

28 November 2016

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

24 November 2016

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

02 November 2016

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

02 November 2016

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

02 November 2016

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

28 September 2016

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

20 September 2016

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

08 September 2016

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

08 September 2016

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.

Travel insurance for Europe

06 September 2016

From Italy to France, we offer travel insurance policies to fit many different European holidays. Find out more about our cover.

Travel trends - how Australians travel

22 August 2016

Travel Trends - How Australians Travel.

Travel insurance glossary

16 August 2016

Travel insurance glossary.

10 tips for safe travel

16 August 2016

Take these simple steps to protect yourself while travelling.

The best ways to take your money when you travel

15 August 2016

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

15 August 2016

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

09 August 2016

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

27 July 2016

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

21 July 2016

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?

21 July 2016

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

19 July 2016

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

18 July 2016

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

16 July 2016

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?

14 July 2016

How comprehensive is comprehensive travel insurance?

How to take stunning travel photos with your smartphone

13 July 2016

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?

07 July 2016

Find out whether you should get single-trip or multi-trip travel insurance.

5 travel hacks to save you money

05 July 2016

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)

27 June 2016

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

27 June 2016

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

23 June 2016

Whether you're travelling to NZ for business or pleasure, travel insurance is essential. Find out why.

Travel insurance for the USA

22 June 2016

Planning a trip to the United States? Find out why you should get travel insurance.

Beyond backpacking: Budget travel for grownups

17 June 2016

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.

How to buy travel insurance online

15 June 2016

How to buy travel insurance online.

Rio de Janeiro guide – what not to miss

14 June 2016

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

06 June 2016

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

02 June 2016

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

30 May 2016

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.