Weekend Escapes

Guide to Daylesford, Victoria

Daylesford is my absolute favourite country town. Located 115 kilometres North West of Melbourne, it has everything I look for in a weekend escape destination. Quality food, a town nicely situated on a hill overlooking a lake, walking…

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Guide to Canberra

Canberra, Australia’s capital city, is often derided due to its relative blandness and public service sector dominance. However, in recent years, Canberra has been coming of age with urban precincts like Braddon, New Acton and…

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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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Berrima, Regional NSW

Berrima is a historic village in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales. The village, once a major town, is located 90 minutes south of Sydney on the Old Hume Highway and is an ideal…

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NSW South Coast Moruya River

NSW South Coast

The NSW South Coast offers a peaceful stretch of coastal towns and holiday spots. A recent trip took in Bawley Point, South Durras, Batemans Bay, Malua Bay, Camel Rock and Bermagui, all around 4-5 hours drive from…

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Ballarat, Victoria

Ballarat, 80 minutes North West of Melbourne, is a charming town built on the money of the mid-nineteenth century gold rush. Broad tree lined streets, cultivated gardens, elegant architecture and a well maintained lake make…

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Links House, Bowral

Getting out of the city for the weekend is always an appealing idea, the challenge is often where to go that doesn’t involve hours and hours of driving. Links House Hotel is a lush and cozy retreat,…

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