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Urban myth settled: “happy campers” really are happier

happy campers

The phrase “happy campers” is used in everyday conversations, everywhere.  But are campers really that happy?  Well, the stats are in and it looks like the saying “happy campers” is founded in fact.  Campers are happy!  Or at least, happier than those who don’t go camping.

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Chop-chop to Noosa’s classiest act

Food awakens the senses and becomes the touchstone of memory especially at Wasabi, where marvelling at the evocative parade of modern Japanese food is de rigeur and emulating the flavours is a distinct possibility, writes Helen Flanagan.

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Kakadu promises a memorable holiday experience in 2017

After one of the wettest wet seasons for years, Kakadu is looking in perfect condition for the forthcoming peak ‘dry’ season. With upgraded accommodation, new festivals, free guided tours and a bumper barramundi season predicted, there has never been a better time to experience the Top End.

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Swept away by Broome

Broome

Broome is one of those destinations that is more a state of mind than a glittering tourist trap and as Michael Osborne discovered, there’s no better way to get to there than onboard Sun Princess which can boast a Curtis Stone restaurant onboard.

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Berber home and garden, Morocco

Morocco

East of Marrakech, over Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains, a desert landscape riddled with spectacular gorges and valleys presides. Louise McDaid explores exotic berber gardens of the east.

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Victoria’s best bush stays

Victoria's best bush stays

Spending time surrounded by nature is the perfect antidote to today’s ‘always on’ society. And spending time at one of regional Victoria’s nature-based accommodation providers is a great way to unplug, decompress and regain balance. Whether it is a weekend getaway or a longer jaunt, Victoria has everything from rustic rainforest retreats to modernist eco-homes set in

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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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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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