Category Archives: Australia

Postcard of the week – Hawkesbury

I was eagerly anticipating the television mini-series of Kate Grenville’s bestselling novel The Secret River, a story of conflict between the First Australians and early European settlers, which recently aired on the ABC, both to see how the story played out … Continue reading

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Postcard of the week – Magnetic Island

How gorgeous is this sunset, taken at from Nobby Point on Magnetic Island a few years ago? I just love the golden colour of the sky and the viscous texture its reflection gives to the water. There are some rustic … Continue reading

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National Anzac Centre

It’s not widely known, even in Australia, that the first Anzac fleet, made up of the Australian Imperial Force and the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, departed Australia from King George Sound, near Albany on Western Australia’s southern coast, bound for … Continue reading

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Free accommodation on Sydney’s Pittwater

Fancy a weekend getaway in the bush free of charge, staying at a historic property overlooking Pittwater’s Morning Bay? Spend your free time watching the local wildlife, hiking through Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, kayaking the bays or just  relaxing in … Continue reading

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The Big Lap – Pictorial guide to driving around Australia

Planning on driving around Australia? Want to hit the open road or the road less travelled? Or perhaps you just enjoy looking at stunning images of Australia’s diverse landscape, from the burnt orange outback to the pounding aquamarine surf? Then … Continue reading

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Cruise Critic launches Australian site

Whether a cruise virgin or a seasoned cruiser, when it comes to planning a cruise you want specific, accurate, relevant information and advice. Which is why it’s great news that US giant Cruise Critic has launched an Australian site. Cruise Critic was … Continue reading

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Postcard of the week – Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

With Parks Week starting on Monday 9th March this week’s photo is from Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, just 25km from the centre of Sydney. Covering 15,000 hectares the park offers both bush and water-based activities as it surrounds Cowan Water … Continue reading

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