Travel

8.8

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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7.2

Three days in Perth

Firstly, I must admit to having held a bit of a grudge against Perth for the past twenty years or so. Going to university in Perth in the late-80’s, early-90’s, I could not wait to…

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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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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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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

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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8.8

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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8.6

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Cradle Mountain, in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, rises 1,545 metres (5,069 ft) above sea level and is one of the principal tourist attractions in Tasmania. It is composed of dolerite columns with a distinctive ‘cradle’ shape giving it its name….

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8.0

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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8.3

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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7.7

Three days in London

It’s interesting being back in London after a prolonged absence. First impression; the food is certainly better with our taste buds the beneficiaries of free European migration. Beginning at Heathrow, it was clear just how much the food…

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6.8

Mondsee, Austria

Mondsee—translating as moon sea in German—is a pretty Austrian mountain village spectacularly positioned at the edge of a freshwater lake. The buildings are colourfully painted and the views over the lake are without a doubt its best asset. This has…

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8.7

Guide to Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg, while rightly famous as the birthplace of composer Mozart, also features a wide assortment of architectural gems including churches, palaces and castles. The attractions of Salzburg are not just the Unesco World Heritage sights, it is also the people. Often cities and…

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7.7

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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