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History in a town like Alice

Alice Springs

The Alice Springs I know has changed so much over the years, growing from a dusty town beside the Todd River to a vibrant modern city writes Dallas Sherringham.

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THE Southern Highlands and Bowral – cricket and tulips!

Bowral

Located in Bowral on Bradman Oval, the very pitch where, The Legend, Sir Donald Bradman honed his skills that went on to make him the greatest batsman the game has ever seen, is The International Cricket Hall of Fame (ICHF) (built on the site of the former Bradman Museum.  Michael Osborne looks for “The Legend” and

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a-MAZE-ing experience in Victoria

Maze

There is something undeniably, deliciously fun about getting lost in a hedge maze – and when that hedge maze is surrounded by the gorgeous and diverse landscapes of regional Victoria, there is even more incentive for visitors to escape the labyrinth and go explore. The Maze House Victoria’s newest public maze – a ten-minute drive

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The Grand Lady of the Blue Mountains

Hydro Majestic

Saucy tales, exotic opulence and the odd celebrity demise. The Hydro Majestic Hotel in the Blue Mountains sits alongside the Hotel Ritz Paris, Raffles Singapore and Claridge’s London as legendary havens of mischief and luxury writes Ellen Hill.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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