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The legendary Pacific Coast drive

pacific coast drive

While we never tire of exploring the world, we sometimes need to refresh our easily reached local experiences. Michael Osborne looks at rediscovering his own backyard. How often have we driven the highway and not looked at the surrounding areas? So it doesn’t take too long to form a travel plan. Travelling from Sydney, we decide


Lake Macquarie’s top 17 highlights for 2017

Lake Macquarie

If you haven’t yet discovered the seaside secrets, bushland beauty, cycling and walking trails and cultural hotspots of Lake Macquarie, 2017 is the year to experience them. We’ve put together our top 17 things to do in Lake Macquarie to kick start your getaway planning. Redhead Beach – known for its photogenic red rocky headland


Suite dreams at Spicers Balfour Hotel in Brisbane

Spicers Balfours Hotel

Suite dreams are made of this – who am I to disagree* Bang in the heart of every city are numerous five-star hotels, albeit high rise temples paying homage to joie de vivre, however Helen Flanagan suggests looking on the fringe for something more chic, exciting and exclusively bijoux.   It’s uber cool and exudes


An journey through ancient lands, Red Centre Way

Red Centre Way Travel

Australia can lay claim to many of the world’s greatest drives, but none more so than the Red Centre Way through the West McDonnell Ranges writes Dallas Sherringham. I have “done” the drive from Alice Springs to Glen Helen and places beyond along Larapinta Drive on several occasions and every time I go it throws


The true joys of small boat cruising

Expedition Cruises

Embarking on a new adventure is always exciting and Dallas Sherringham did just that in cruising…aboard a small ship into the wild of the Kimberley region. When I set off on my first Expedition Cruise in the Kimberley several years ago I had absolutely no idea what to expect. After 100 plus cruises on conventional ships around


A summer playground – crabbing in Mandurah, delicious!

It’s that time of year when a vast water playground, just an hour’s drive from Perth, becomes a frenzy of activity as fishermen – both professional and amateur – come to feast on blue swimmer crabs (sometimes called ‘manna’ or ‘blueys’). John Newton jumped aboard a crabbing and eco adventure vessel on its first crab hunt of


Scoot into Tamworth

The McClymonts

Hook up your vans, pull on your boots and get ready to scoot into Tamworth’s biggest event, The Tamworth Country Music Festival.  Alana Lowes has brought together the ultimate music-drenched guide so all you need to do is sit back and enjoy some good ole country atmosphere. In the words of Troy Cassa-Daley, “if you


88 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Australia

88 facts about australia

Apparently, there’s a lot that we as individuals don’t know about the history Australia. Given the geographical size and growth of the Australian population over the last 200-odd years, perhaps that’s not hugely surprising. Back in 2015, a Facebook user shared an image of the country accompanied by the top ’88 things you probably didn’t know


Victoria’s Best Camping Spots

Gunbower Creek Cohuna

Pitch a tent, sleep under the stars or wake up to sounds of the bushland in a private cabin – holiday parks and campsites provide some of the most impressive locations in Australia and now cater to all budget levels and types of holiday-makers from families to groups. The Grampians The Grampians National Park and surrounding


Thousands of turtles on Great Barrier Reef

Raine Island Turtles

Turtles in their thousands have taken up residence on Raine Island, a remote island on the northern tip of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Researchers from the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service were kept busy on their first trip to Raine Island this month for the current green turtle nesting season, tagging more than 1200 turtles.