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8.3

Bistro Moncur, Mosman

Bistro Moncur has been a long-time favourite with eastern suburbs diners for the consistency of the cooking and superior service of the floor staff. Expanding to a second location in the newly renovated Buena Vista…

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The Machine Show, Braidwood

The Machine Show—held in Braidwood over the weekend—brought motorcycle enthusiasts together for an event including a show and shine, swap meet, camping and other associated events. On show were a wide assortment of vintage motorcycles ranging from a…

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8.4

Guide to a week in Tokyo

Japan is almost endlessly fascinating as so little of what you experience being familiar. The Japanese have a different approach that is evident in all your small interactions. From the service culture you experience daily…

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8.2

Himeji Castle, Japan

Himeji Castle is regarded as the finest surviving example of prototypical Japanese castle architecture. It comprises a network of 83 buildings with advanced defensive systems from the feudal period. Dating back to 1333 when Akamatsu Norimura…

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Kamakura, Japan

Kamakura is a coastal city one hours train ride south of Tokyo. The former capital of medieval Japan, modern-day Kamakura is a resort town featuring dozens of Buddhist Zen temples and Shinto shrines. Its most recognisable landmark…

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8.0

Akubra ‘Stylemaster’ hat

The Akubra ‘Stylemaster’ is an ideal autumn/winter hat. Available in a range of colours—Fawn, Black, Bluegrass, Mid Brown, Moonstone Grey, Navy and Loden—it’s traditional look adds punch to raw denim and leather jackets. Best worn with the…

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8.0

Austin Healey

Austin-Healey was a British sports car maker established through a joint-venture between Austin—a division of the British Motor Corporation—and the Donald Healey Motor Company in 1952. The Austin-Healey 100-6 was the second of the three Austin-Healey models later known as the Big Healeys. Introduced in 1956,…

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7.7

1904 Bodega, Tramsheds

This week featured another good experience at Tramsheds in Forest Lodge. This time around, 1904 Bodega. Billing itself as a tapas and wine store, 1904 Bodega is the latest offering from the ever reliable team behind Surry Hills dining…

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8.2

Tramsheds, Harold Park

On the former site of the Harold Park Raceway, Tramsheds is billing itself as a ‘community of good food and learning’. Developers Mirvac have built an enormous number of residential apartments on the site, however,…

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8.0

Osaka Trading Co, Tramsheds

Osaka Trading Co. is a new Japanese restaurant from the team behind Tokyo Bird in Surry Hills. Located in the foodie mecca that is Tramsheds Harold Park, Osaka Trading Co. serves sophisticated Japanese cuisine alongside…

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8.0

Boathouse Daylesford

The Boathouse, situated on picturesque Lake Daylesford, was completely rebuilt following a devastating fire in 2012. Originally managed by the team behind The Argus, it was taken over in mid-2016 by the previous owners of The Farmers Arms. New management…

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8.0

Grampains National Park, Victoria

The Grampians Mountain Range comprise a series of five spectacular sandstone ridges running north-to-south in Regional Victoria. Rising abruptly from the surrounding Western Plains, the area offers a network of walking tracks allowing you to explore cascading…

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Summer in regional Victoria

These images were taken along the road from Ballarat to Mt Abrupt in the southern Grampian mountain range. This year saw bumper crops in regional Victoria due to the additional rain late in the season. It…

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7.6

Farmers Arms, Daylesford

The Farmers Arms serves sophisticated country fare in a relaxed pub setting. On the same site since 1857, it is the oldest pub in Daylesford and was built before the town’s Post Office (1858), Telegraph Office (1859) and the Railway…

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