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Lord Howe

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Lord Howe Island is an exceptionally beautiful, modern but unspoilt holiday destination – one of those places people like to keep a secret once they’ve found it. Tourist numbers are limited to 400 at any one time, so it’s never crowded. The crescent-shaped island is 600km east of Port Macquarie (on the NSW Mid North Coast) ...

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The Agrarian Kitchen

Agrarian Kitchen

Thursday, June 30, 2016

“Agrarian – relating to land, land tenure or the division of landed property”. Not a word we use every day, but when I was headed for Tasmania’s Derwent Valley to visit The Agrarian Kitchen, we wondered how its name came about. A visit to The Agrarian Kitchen is like stepping back in time, to when life was ...

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Elements of Byron

Thursday, June 16, 2016

  We love beautiful Byron Bay! And we love Australia's newest beach resort (that also happens to be eco-friendly and in the beautiful Byron region) - the stunning Elements of Byron. We spoke with chief concierge, James (Jimmy) McHenery, who gave us the rundown on this gorgeous piece of paradise. Why is Byron Bay the ultimate holiday destination? Byron Bay ...

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

I just have to mention this inspiring outback Queensland town I recently visited. It may not have rained in some areas for four years, but that doesn’t seem to have daunted the spirit of the locals. Challenged? Yes. But I get the feeling it has released their creative spirits too. When you can’t make money from ...

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Silk Pavilions

Silk Pavilions

Thursday, May 12, 2016

When I arrived in Northern New South Wales’ Tweed Valley, I thought I could well be in the hills of Thailand. The biodiverse area has the largest subtropical rainforest remnant and extinct shield volcano in the world. The valley also has five national parks that all add up to provide nature at its best. With its rivers and ...

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Chatham Islands

Monday, October 19, 2015

I headed 800 kilometres east from New Zealand across the Pacific Ocean. I was excited to reach the Chatham Islands, a territory of New Zealand since 1842, a place no-one I know has ever visited. Just two of the isolated group of ten islands are inhabited – Chatham, the largest, and Pitt. The rest are conservation reserves with ...

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