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Grapevine Texas, centrally located between Dallas and Fort Worth and home to the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) Airport, is welcoming additional Antipodean arrivals thanks to new direct flights by Qantas and American Airlines.

On sale now, Qantas flights between Melbourne and DFW will commence 2 December and run four days a week, adding to its popular Sydney-DFW service. American Airlines is returning to New Zealand with daily, non-stop flights between Auckland and DFW from November 1st, 2022.

Quintessentially Texan, Grapevine is a destination in its own right, offering more than 200+ restaurants, a comprehensive calendar of award-winning festivals and events, live entertainment, a thriving art scene, and 11,000 area guest rooms within 15 minutes. Access to one of the biggest hub airports in the US makes it is an appealing multi-day stopover.
Explore vintage Texas with a walk through the nationally recognised Historic Downtown Grapevine with its boutique shopping, restaurants and art galleries. Train enthusiasts can experience a range of special events on the Historic Grapevine Vintage Railroad aboard 1920s Victorian coaches.

By name and nature, Grapevine offers an extensive selection of food and wine tours. Sample a local award-winning wine at the winery tasting rooms or explore the Urban Wine Trail. Visit in September for the annual wine festival, GrapeFest.

Outdoorsy types can explore the Lake Grapevine area by hiking, biking, kayaking, canoeing or horseback riding. Golfers can take a hit across 81 holes ranked among the Top 50 public golf courses in the United States. Or be located just minutes from sports venues across the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex.

Families can treat the kids to a visit to LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, Peppa Pig World of Play, or SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium. Or visit in December for the city’s signature festival, Christmas Capital of Texas.

Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau Executive Director, Paul W. McCallum, is an Aussie who has lived in Grapevine since 1987 and has been instrumental in developing it into the vibrant tourist destination it is today.

“It’s a people place – everyone welcomes you to town, at hotels, attractions, festivals. Grapevinians are all about forming friendships, sharing life stories and histories. It’s Hometown USA at its most authentic,” said Paul W. McCallum.

For more on Grapevine Texas, visit www.grapevinetexasusa.com.