Category Archives: Travel News & Events

New Zealand promotes Cycling Trails with Megan Gale

Two of my most memorable trips to New Zealand included cycling; one on the relaxing Otago Central Rail Trail outside Dunedin, the other on a hair-raising mountain bike trail through the Whakarewarewa Redwood Forest, Rotorua. The Otago Central Rail Trail, … Continue reading

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Event: Sydney Tomato Festival Royal Botanic Garden

Love tomatoes? Then mark the Sydney Tomato Festival in your diary for this weekend 20-21st February 2016 – to be held at The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. I didn’t realise Sydney had a Tomato Festival, so I’m disappointed to know I’ve … Continue reading

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Bottoms up to Kakadu Bird Week 14-21 October 2015

A bums-up salute from magpie geese greeted us at Mamukala Wetlands last month as they scrabbled to stretch their necks to the bottom of the billabong in search of juicy bulbs. It was a comic display and one that was … 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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Connect with nature during Parks Week 9-15 March

The piercing call of whip birds penetrating the bush, the scuttle of an echidna fossicking in the undergrowth, the damp smell of leaf litter and the subtle fragrance of wildflowers. Fossils exposed in the desert, Aboriginal rock art by the sea, crabs scampering among … Continue reading

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New Aussie Christmas song raises money for Royal Flying Doctors

There is nothing at the intersection of the rail line and the road to Maralinga. Just desert as far as the eye can see. An upholstered armchair sits in the centre of the dusty road, facing the railway line. Beside … Continue reading

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