Surf Life Saving Presents The Aussies 2013

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Austravel, the leading Australasia specialist, is offering great value holidays to Queensland, home to the prestigious Australian Surf Life Saving Championships.

Unique to Australia, Surf Life Saving is the most important water safety, drowning prevention and rescue authority in the country. Its main aim is to create a safe environment on Australia’s beaches and coastline. Boasting 158,806 members and 310 affiliated surf life saving clubs; it is the biggest volunteer movement of its kind in Australia. Ever since Australia’s love for the beach emerged in the early part of the 20th century, the importance of keeping safe whilst enjoying the country’s incredible coastline has been paramount.

Surf for Life Saving showcases its work with yearly carnivals and competitions. One of the main highlights of these exciting events is its stadium which is its beaches. The next upcoming event is the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships, the largest sporting event of its type which attracts more than 8,000 competitors who will take part in more than 295 events including board races, swim, Ironman and Ironwoman, beach events and more. Also known as “The Aussies”, the event is being held this year from 15 - 21 April on the beautiful coastline of Queensland. The Aussies was first held at Bondi in 1915 and is now arguably one of the nation’s leading sporting events. 100 years on, The Aussies is still a fantastic celebration of lifesaving and sporting achievements and is showcased on the striking beaches of North Kirra and Tugun.

Visit the stunning sunshine coast of Queensland with great value offers from Austravel, the leading specialist in travel to Australia and New Zealand. The Gold Coast is home to the iconic Surfers Paradise beach, famous dining at Main Beach and Broadbeach and charming Hinterland. Attracting visitors with its year-round sunshine, the Gold Coast offers a holiday of a lifetime down under. Marvel at Australia’s stunning beaches, scenery and vibrant precincts in a destination where the locals are sports mad and enjoy a laid back attitude. It’s easy to see why when its home to breathtaking islands, beaches, reef and ocean splendours. Many visitors come to view the Gold Coast’s most famous natural wonder, the Great Barrier Reef, and others come to find that little bit of paradise on one of its many islands. Holidays to Queensland have something for all ages and interests.

Austravel customers can enjoy a holiday to the Gold Coast of Australia from £1,199 per person. This eight day holiday includes seven nights at the four star Vibe Hotel at Surfers Paradise, transfers, flights with Singapore Airlines and a saving of £200 per couple. Based on selected travel in September 2013.

For the ultimate Queensland holiday, take advantage of Austravel’s seven day Moreton Island and Beyond holiday from £1,379 per person. This holiday includes three nights at the four star Tangalooma Island Resort on Moreton Island, one night at the four star Outrigger Resort, Noosa, one night at the four star Kingfisher Resort, Fraser Island, one night at the four star Rendezvous Hotel, Brisbane, four days car hire and flights with Cathay Pacific. Based on selected travel in May 2013.

For more information on Austravel, holidays to Queensland and great offers on flights to Australia visit or call a specialist on 0800 988 4834.

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