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Experience the Lone Star State

Some say everything is bigger in Texas. Even the small towns scattered across the state host some big-time festivals. Whatever the size, Texas is home to events that have provided decades of great food, live music, and tried-and-true traditions for both locals and visitors. 

Did you know? 

  • The word "Texas" means friend. 
  • Texas is home to 5 international airports -Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio and El Paso with direct flights from Sydney. 
  • Texas is the second largest state in the USA, with a populations of almost 28 million! That's almost the same population of Australia and New Zealand combined. 
  • Ever wanted to meet an astronaut? You can book a space date over 'Lunch with an Astronaut' at the Space Center Houston.
  • Texas is the fifth largest wine producer in the USA and in January 2017, Texas Hill Country was ranked #8 on Lonely Planet's top-10 list of must-sees in the USA. 

Taste
Food is a big part of Texan culture and way of life. With world-class cuisine, award-winning BBQ, authentic Tex-Mex, succulent seafood and the best chilli in the world, you will be spoilt for tasty treats in Texas.

Grape Escape
With over 350 Texas wineries and wine history dating back to the 1600's, the Texans sure know how to turn a grape into a good drop. Sit, sip and stay a while.

Experience the Great Outdoors
From kayaking and canoeing, camping and world-famous bird watching, Texas is a thrill seekers playground. Jump into a crystal-clear river, relax in thousands of natural springs, discover canyons caves, miles of beaches and colorful flora and fauna - you are going to be amazed.

 

Go on the Ultimate Roadtrip
Hit the highway and witness dramatic landscapes from rolling green hills, coasts, mountains, deserts and everything in between.

Unforgettable Family Adventures
Fun for the whole family. Explore world renowned museums and theme parks, enjoy live sporting events and get back to nature, Texas has it all.

Cowboy Culture
Take in rodeo and release your inner cowboy at one of the many guest ranches found throughout the state. Saddle up for a trail ride or indulge in a spa treatment, you're the trail boss.

Shop til you Drop
There's endless shopping in spectacular shopping centres, factory outlets and quaint boutiques. It's all tax-free shopping in Texas for our international visitors. Whether you are seeking high-end fashion, antiques or the perfect pair of cowboy boots, you'll find just what you're looking for so bring an extra suitcase or two.

Sports
With 8 professional sports teams, Texas hits a home run when it comes to fun. Cheer for your favourite team or find your own adventure, whether it be while white water rafting, mountain biking, windsurfing, or finding that perfect fishing hole, Texas has it all.

Deep-rooted History &Tradition
Today, Texas offers more than 13,000 State Historical Markers commemorating everything from the Alamo to gran old mansions, sacred burial grounds, to landmarks of the Wild West and frontier forts.

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