Tourism Australia has recognized "Let's Talk Australia" nine times for excellence since 2000. Only 5 awards are given out in North America.
Twice, in 2003 and 2005, "Let's Talk Australia" was recognized for Best Deluxe Itinerary.
We are the only agency in North America to be presented with the "Chairman's Award". This highest honor is bestowed on Travel Planners by Tourism Australia.
You've worked hard for your travel dollar as well as investing your valuable time in your journey of a lifetime. With that in mind, we work with you to create YOUR Dream Trip, to the land of the Dream Time.
~ Our 27 plus years in the travel industry, combined with our South Pacific local connections assures you a unique and unforgettable experience.
~ Using Frequent Flier Miles? We are happy to coordinate the land package and inter-South Pacific flights.
~ We listen and work with you on what you want to experience, not what others think you should do. This is how we successfully design your perfect Down Under Escape.
~ We invest our time, energy and resources to keep updated on the Australian, New Zealand and South Pacific products. We do this to ensure we are recommending the best vacation for you.
go. Chance or turn, as in Give me a go, or Give the bloke a fair go, matey. Also way, as This is the go.
gone troppo. Moved north to tropical Australia or became crazy because of the heat and maybe a drink or two or 20.
good guts. Accurate information (which could cause someone's downfall).
goodie. Something nice, as in a bag of goodies.
greenie. An environmentalist. Sometimes used deprecatingly.
grog. Alcohol. beer, spirits.
grouse. Very good, as in grouse shiela.
half your luck. Would you believe it? -- this means "congratulations" or "best wishes". I think it evolved from the saying "I wish I had half your luck" or "I'd be happy if I had half your luck."
Australian Slang Guide
ear basher. Someone who talks too much; hence, ear bashing, talking too much.
end up a gum tree. Stymied, stranded.
fair dinkum. Genuine; also really.
fang it. This has a few slang meanings, but usually means either (1) to exert force so someone will lend or give you something, (2) to appropriate what's not yours, or (3) to go extremely fast.
fossick. Search (usually for small items or for mineral deposits).
furphy. Rumor, false story.
g'day, gidday. Fairly common daytime (sometimes even nighttime) greeting, as in G'day mate.
gee-gees. Horses, often applied to horse racing.