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Hostelworld Oceania Podcasts

Presented by Hostelworld.com Editor Colm Hanratty and other members of the Hostelworld team, our award-winning podcasts are recorded in cities all over the world with people who tell us about things unique to their city. And in our London and New York City city guide podcasts Colm tells you what not to miss there and more.

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Auckland - At the Skytower

Location: Auckland, New Zealand (Oceania)
Located in the heart of Auckland's CBD (Central Business District), the Skytower is Auckland's most instantly recognisable landmark. In this podcast Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty speaks to Connie Sprague of Skytower to tell him about the different colours it goes, how you can base jump off it and much more.


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Auckland - At the Skytower

Melbourne - Down at Federation Square

Location: Melbourne, Australia (Oceania)
Found directly across from Melbourne's best-known landmark Flinders Street Station, Federation Square (which is better known as 'Fed Square') is a melting pot of culture. Here you can visit attractions such as the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and the National Gallery of Victocia (NGV). In this podcast Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty speaks to Kim Polkinghorne to find out about this great attraction.


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Melbourne - Down at Federation Square

At the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Location: Sydney, Australia (Oceania)
Spanning 503 metres (1.15km) long and taking over eight years to build, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of the most iconic bridges in the world. Every day thousands of people cross it by train, on foot, or in car/bus, while some are lucky enough to climb to the top of it. In this podcast Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty speaks to Melissa Duane of 'Bridge Climb Sydney' to find out more about the bridge and how you can join the elite group of people who've climbed the bridge.


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At the Sydney Harbour Bridge

At the Christchurch Art Gallery

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand (Oceania)
Located in the heart of Christchurch's city centre on New Zealand's South Island, the Christchurch Art Gallery is home to one of New Zealand's most important art collections. It houses everything from early European painting to contemporary New Zealand video work. In this podcast Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty speaks to Blair Jackson from the gallery to get an insight into the gallery's collection.


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At the Christchurch Art Gallery

At the Auckland Museum

Location: Auckland, New Zealand (Oceania)
Located in Auckland's best known park The Domain, the Auckland Museum, or the Auckland War Memorial Museum as it is also known, is like three museums in one. In this podcast Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty speaks to Corey Rumble and Melissa Hobson from the museum to find out what visitors can expect there.


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At the Auckland Museum

Melbourne - Ask the locals

Location: Melbourne, Australia (Oceania)
Hostelworld's Colm Hanratty takes to the streets of Melbourne to ask the locals where they like to go out at night, what are their favourite restaurants, and what are their favourite parts the city.


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Melbourne - Ask the locals

Highlights of the South Island

Location: Christchurch, New Zealand (Oceania)
Trent Johnson, bus driver with Magic Bus, one of New Zealands top tour operators, tells Hostelworld.coms Colm Hanratty what he thinks are the highlights of the countrys South Island


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Highlights of the South Island

Auckland - Ask the locals

Location: Auckland, New Zealand (Oceania)
Hostelworld's Colm Hanratty goes on to the streets of Auckland to ask the locals where they like to go out at night, what are their favourite restaurants, and what are their favourite parts of New Zealand's biggest city.


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Auckland - Ask the locals

Where to Stop on Australia's West Coast

Location: Perth, Australia (Oceania)
Colm speaks to 'Hopper', manager of Perth's The Witch's Hat hostel and former Western Australia tour guide about the best stops on the coast of his beloved home state.


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Where to Stop on Australia's West Coast

Learn the Rules of Aussie Rules

Location: Melbourne, Australia (Oceania)
Colm speaks to Patrick Keane of the Australian Football League about the rules of his country's national sport, Aussie Rules football.


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Learn the Rules of Aussie Rules

Learning to Surf

Location: Sydney, Australia (Oceania)
Planning on taking up surfing when you come to Australia? Listen to some tips from an expert as Colm talks to Paul Vella from Surf Camp Australia about what you need to do to pick up the sport.


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Learning to Surf

Highlights of the North Island

Location: Auckland, New Zealand (Oceania)
While it isn't the biggest country in the world, the list of places to see and things to do in New Zealand is endless. Colm met 'Chops', a driver with Magic Bus, one of the country’s top tour operators, to find out the highlights of New Zealand’s North Island.


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Highlights of the North Island
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