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Making Tracks in Australia

At Flight Centre we pride ourselves on knowing Australia, 1 in 12 people who visit Australia book with Flight Centre UK. Most of our staff are Aussie Specialists, having completed the Aussie Specialist Training Program designed and certified by Tourism Australia. Many have also travelled extensively throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Tourism Australia are encouraging tourists to get to know Australia from an unusual angle - through the medium of music. Making Tracks follows four members of the YouTube Symphony Orchestra and four contemporary Australian artists as they travel the country making tracks to reflect the diverse landscape.

How would you represent the beautiful beaches of Sydney and Western Australia through song? That was the task of Luke, a folk singer from Australia, and Des, a cellist from London. Episode 1 features the guys attemtping to surf on Bondi Beach, climbing the maginificent Sydney Harbour Bridge and holding their instruments over their heads as they wade through the waters of Manly Beach. Check out their adventures and the song the trip inspired here.

To see what the other musicians get up to and consequently produce in Oz visit the Making Tracks website.

Inspired to start your own Australian adventure? Check out our Australia travel guide or speak to one of our Aussie Specialists on 0208 045 4186.

Written by Jayne Gorman

Jayne is a latte-loving travel and lifestyle blogger who has travelled to more than 60 countries and spent the last 10 years writing about it.  She’s called London, Sydney, Melbourne and (very briefly) New York home – but don’t ask her to rank them. Often found brunching or scoping out boutique hotels – now with a mini explorer in tow.