The Perks of Work: Essential Vietnam

If you’ve called our Gate 1 Australia reservations team there’s a good chance that you’ve spoken with the lovely Lynne. She has travelled all over the world, but this was her first trip to Vietnam, […]

Patagonia

Patagonia: Love, Feuds, Fossils & Treasures

With more options now to reach Chile and Argentina from Australia, Patagonia is within reach more than ever before. But if you’ve been worried that the world has run out of wild, unspoiled places, don’t […]

South Africa: Epic Beauty, Warm Cultures

‘The Rainbow Nation‘ only begins to describe the diverse splendours of South Africa. Staggering vistas, magnificent wildlife, a thriving viniculture, grand echoes of the colonial era, fascinating history and a beautiful and inspiring mix of […]

The Perks of Work: India’s Golden Triangle

India is colourful, chaotic and extremely charismatic. It’s a heady blend of life at its most vivacious, yet the thought of venturing to this very foreign land can come with mixed emotions for some travellers […]

The Magic of Tikal, Guatemala

The Mayan people left a huge mark on parts of Central America through their culture, food and society. Tikal, Guatemala is one of the greatest Mayan ruin sites in all of Central America and is […]

Paella cooking class in Barcelona

The Best Recipe for Spain’s Most Famous Dish

One of the joys of travel is coming home with a greater appreciation of other cultures, their traditions and their food – and where better to throw yourself into the gastronomic delights of a region […]

Why River Cruising is Still Top of Travel Wish Lists

Imagine you’re a first-time traveller to Europe and want a hassle-free introduction to regional highlights. Or maybe you’ve been to Europe before but love the idea of seemlessly moving from one fabulous destination to another, […]

And the Facebook Winner is…

Gate 1 Travel Australia Facebook fans would have seen our competition recently to Get Packing with Gate 1. The happy winner of the Antler Suitcase Set is Donna B. from Queensland. Thanks to everyone who […]

Okavango Botswana

Botswana’s Finest: Chobe & Okavango

All is still. The morning light casts a soft glow on the savannah as elephant after elephant crosses the path of your safari vehicle, the little ones trotting alongside their mothers. You hear the heavy […]

Costa Rica & Guatemala: Wonders of Central America

Central America is one of the most unique regions in the world. Any visit reveals a compelling blend of Mesoamerican cultures, Spanish colonialism and a lush, untouched wilderness where you can experience mountain rainforests and […]