Australia

Winter weekend in the Blue Mountains

The weekend began with us fussing over what to pack for the -2 to 6 degrees forecasted temperatures. Settling on practical outdoor gear—Scarpa hiking boots, Pendleton woollen jumper, Patagonia waterproof jacket, Best Made sheepskin vest…

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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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A weekend escape to Patonga, NSW

Patonga on the NSW Central Coast is one of my favourite weekend escapes. Situated at the tip of National Parklands, this small fishing town is accessed via the Palm Beach ferry or 90 minutes drive…

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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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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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Kyneton, Regional Victoria

Kyneton has undergone an amazing transformation over the past decade years. Located 85km north-west of Melbourne, it has become a smart shopping strip and utter foodie heaven. Craft beers and good cooking are on offer at the…

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Mt Claude, Tasmania

The Mount Roland Mountain Range in Tasmania comprise Mt Roland (1234m), Mt Van Dyke (1084m) and Mt Claude (1034m). This group of mountains forms a natural amphitheatre and the scene of the annual Triple Top Mountain Run, a…

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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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Sydney to Seal Rocks surf trip

Seal Rocks, on the NSW Mid-North Coast, is a lovely part of the world offering stunning beaches, a charming lighthouse and very little else to distract one from surfing, walking, reading and relaxing. I love short…

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Bogong mountain ranges, Victoria

Seven hours south of Sydney is Victoria’s spectacular Bogong mountain range. This area provides an activity based holiday with winding mountain roads (Harrietville to Mt Hotham is 45 minutes of perfection), great observation points, some…

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Hotel Hotel, Canberra

We have sometimes struggled to find great accommodation in Canberra. Up until now the Hyatt Hotel was a good option but often felt slightly isolated. Hotel Hotel Canberra—open since late 2013—is a visually interesting, stylish…

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A guide to three days in Far North Queensland

Its tropical monsoon climate and warm winters make Far North Queensland an ideal, city break destination. Port Douglas provides a good base from which to explore the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation. Below…

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