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Qantas turns 100


Monday, November 16, 2020

Today marks 100 years since Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services (QANTAS) was founded in the Australian outback. On 16 November 1920, two veterans of the Australian Flying Corps, Hudson Fysh and Paul McGinness, together with local grazier Fergus McMaster, founded what would later become the national carrier. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6wrUhFo-ow This happened just 17 years after the first powered ...

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On the beers ready for regional travel


Saturday, November 7, 2020

Fingers and toes are crossed across Victoria that the rusty Ring Of Steel may be dismantled on Sunday evening. Even if not, please let me fly the flag for my most recent filming location, the Great Alpine Road. Sorry Great Ocean Road, you get too much kudos, this road that runs from approximately Wangaratta (The ...

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Camping trips good for kids and regional areas


Tuesday, March 3, 2020

With the school holidays just around the corner, one of the best options for a family holiday is a caravan or camping trip! Taking a camping trip is not only good for you and your family; it also supports our regional areas, who are suffering from drought and fires. Taking a camping trip to a region, ...

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New eco-cabins for Bonny Hills


Monday, March 2, 2020

Reflections Holiday Parks has opened a new premium, environmentally sensitive, cabin precinct at Bonny Hills, just south of Port Macquarie. The new cabin precinct was launched in late February, with the Member for Port Macquarie, the Hon. Leslie Williams MP, celebrating the completion of eight new cabins and showing her support for regional tourism. Reflections Holiday Parks CEO ...

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Cruise into Bass Strait from Wilson’s Prom


Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Countless Australian and overseas tourists make the trek to Wilson’s Promontory (the Prom) in Victoria, the southernmost tip of mainland Australia, each year. While most will recall walking remote coastal bushland trails and swimming at pristine beaches dominated by granite tors, in recent months a new perspective on a wilderness adventure has arrived at the Prom. Media ...

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‘Keep on Camping’ initiative to drive regional tourism following bushfires


Wednesday, January 22, 2020

In the aftermath of Australia’s bushfire crisis, Caravan Industry Association of Australia’s new ‘Keep on Camping’ initiative is urging travellers to visit affected areas on their next caravan and camping trip. Caravan and camping has a unique role in the sustainability of Australia’s tourism industry, with 30 per cent of all trips in regional Australia involving ...

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