And the Winner of our #Flydownunder Contest is…

by Emma Hackwood

We recently held a contest on Instagram where we called upon Canadians to upload a post that inspires travel to Australia for a chance to win two roundtrip flights onboard Air New Zealand to the land down under. We received thousands of entries from Canadians across the country and were overwhelmed with the amount of creativity and passion they all had for the beautiful country of Australia. Without further Adieu, we’re excited to announce the Grand Prize Winner, and the runner-up winners who have each won a $200 Flight Centre gift card.


And the Winner is…


@mindlessdoodles with her  Instagram video timelapse drawing this detailed map of Australia:


@flightcentreca This is my final piece. It’s a time lapse video of myself creating an ink drawing of the map of Australia with main airport points from flight centre ca contest with a little airplane and a path towards canada, boarding passes, Canadian passport, koala road cross signs, flip flops, glasses and cameras. The coat of arms, Vegemite, Australian flag and many other things. 🙂 #flightcentreprize #FlyDownUnder take me away from where I am. I need a change of scenery in this life!

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She also made this clever painting with a hidden message in it:


And the runner up prize winners who have each won a $200 Flight Centre gift card are:

  @Kyrie_ous  who took the time to draw this creative map with all the countries she has visited so far, with Australia as the last piece of the puzzle to complete her goal to visit 30 countries by the time she is 30 years of age.



Oh, the places you go! #30by30 @FlightCentreCA #FlightCentrePrize #FlyDownUnder View on Instagram

She also made a creative post of all the things her and her boyfriend plan to do in the land down under.

and the second runner up winner is @ginakostan who created an original song with her partner:


Part 1 of our Aussie Song for @FlightCentreca ‘s #FlyDownUnder #FlightCentrePrize ! Just got married August 30th 2014 and we’d love to take our honeymoon to Australia! Have our diving certification already so diving the Great Barrier Reef would be a dream come true. Here are the lyrics of our song we created, just in case (we own/have rights to all videos and items used to make the post!) Australia, Australia,. The land down under You’ll be surfing the gold coast, wiping out in the blunder Australia, Australia, where everyone’s your amigo Dive the Great Barrier Reef near Cairns, where you’ll be sure to find Nemo! View on Instagram

Check out Part 2 and Part 3 to their song for more Australia fun!


A HUGE thank you to everyone who took the time to enter and share your passion for the beautiful country of Australia with us. This place holds a special place in our hearts (it is afterall, where Flight Centre first began!) and our Travel Experts are always happy to answer any questions you may have about travelling to the land down under.

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