Browsing Category Nature

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria wins major tourism award

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria has won the Major Tourist Attractions category at the Victorian Tourism Awards, held yesterday by the Victorian Tourism Industry Council (VTIC). The judges selected Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria from many outstanding competitors based on its achievements in areas of tourism, business planning, marketing, customer service and sustainability. “This award is recognition that our ...

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Bali Safari & Marine Park

Monday, January 23, 2017

It took many, many Getaway trips before I could say I had spent the night in a zoo, and I went to Bali Safari & Marine Park, an hour’s drive from Kuta, to make that claim. I woke to unusual bird calls, lions roaring in the distance and from my balcony, I could see zebras, ostriches ...

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Perth Zoo (Up Close & Personal)

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Perth Zoo, just five minutes from Perth CBD, offers a wonderful experience where visitors can go behind the scenes and learn more about rare and wonderful animals – up close and very personal. Their 'Close Encounters' program lets you visit African, Asian and Australian wildlife during their 'Be a Keeper', 'Eye to Eye' and 'Breakfast With' programs. 'Be ...

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Metung, Victoria

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

METUNG I've fallen for Metung, a pocket-sized town in East Gippsland, Victoria. I’ll admit I spent the lead up joking “I’ve lost me tongue” but the locals upon arrival were a bit over that one. Get it out of your system early. So, Metung (M’tongue! Sorry, I’m not over it yet) lies on a narrow peninsula separating Bancroft ...

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Celebrity Landscaper Paul Bangay

Saturday, October 29, 2016

My Husband, James, is afraid of Paul Bangay. He gets very nervous every time I mention the name of one of Australia's top landscape designers. Why? Because he knows it means Paul has inspired an idea - (that James will have to bring in to fruition!) I've always loved gardens, growing up on Sydney's North Shore our ...

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Sydney’s Great Coastal Walk

Monday, October 24, 2016

Australia is blessed with stunning coastlines... Long stretches of golden beaches, gentle bays, steep rugged cliffs, wild bush, tracks, dunes, lagoons and breaking surf. Sydney’s Great Coastal Walk, stretching from Barrenjoey in the north and south to the Royal National Park, has it all. It connects two of the world’s oldest National Parks – Royal and ...

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