Activities

Lake Daylesford

Daylesford is my absolute favourite Australian country town. It has everything I look for in a weekend escape destination with quality food, interesting independent retail and a variety of activities in which to partake; you…

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Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Gardens by the Bay on Marina Bay foreshore, is one of Singapore finest attractions and my favourite part of the city. It is the technical achievement of building a garden on 101 hectares of reclaimed…

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Routeburn Track, New Zealand

The Routeburn Track, situated on the south island of New Zealand, is a 32 km or 2-4 day track winding through beech-forested valleys, alongside pristine green rivers and snow covered mountains. The route takes you…

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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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Walls of Jerusalem National Park, Tasmania

The Walls of Jerusalem National Park, part of Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area, retains much of its character due to its relative inaccessibility and remoteness. There are no facilities for casual visitors which means bushwalkers need…

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TSS Earnslaw, Queenstown

The TSS Earnslaw is a vintage paddle steamer that has been operating on Lake Wakatipu in the mountain town of Queenstown, New Zealand since 1912. The twin-screw steamer was built in Dunedin, dismantled and then transported…

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Milford Sound, New Zealand

Milford Sound, on New Zealand’s south island, is one of the most beautiful—and wettest—areas in the world. Seals, dolphins, waterfalls and a spectacular vista amply reward you for the four hour drive from Queenstown which passes through…

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Berchtesgaden Salt Mines, Germany

Travelling enables you to see all sorts of unexpected things as it represents a break from the more predictable experiences of daily life. Acknowledging that, I never imagined I would be recommended a visit to a salt mine. It was…

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Untersberg mountain, Salzburg

Untersberg is the prominent northern spur of the Berchtesgaden Alps, straddling the border between Berchtesgaden, Germany and Salzburg, Austria. Its distinctive, lopsided peak gained international fame for its role in the movie The Sound of Music. Several trails lead…

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Coastal walk: Bondi to Bronte

The Bondi to Bronte coastal walk, with its combination of beaches, parks and spectacular views, is undeniably one of the best urban walks in the world. Starting out as a state project in the 1930’s, the path now extends…

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Star Ferry, Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s iconic Star Ferry is one of those rare functional aspects of a city that also becomes an attraction in its own right. Similar to the Sydney Ferry from Circular Quay to Manly, the Star…

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