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A must visit spot on the Overlanders Way

The town of Mckinlay, population currently 14 people. Photo: Kate Webster In the Shire of Mckinlay you will find the quaint town of Julia Creek. If you are driving the Overlanders Way, you will pass through this tiny town and most travellers will use it as a rest stop on their journey. What it is lacking in size, it makes up for in the atmosphere. Before settling...

48 hours in Mount Isa

A short two hour 40-minute flight from Brisbane and I touched down in Mount Isa, some 1880kms from my home on the Gold Coast. It couldn’t be more different than what I am used to. I swapped surfboard carrying, beachgoers in their boardshorts and flip flops for boot wearing, buckle toting cowboys. Sandy beaches were replaced with red dusty roads and someone had sucked...

Spirit House Restaurant and Cooking School

Romantic dinners, partying with friends in a private courtyard, or celebrating weddings and special occasions – Spirit House is a perfect recipe for a dining experience to remember. Set in lush tropical gardens nestled around a tranquil pond, at sunset Spirit House turns into a magic wonderland which will take your breath away. Whether you’re a competent...

6 things to do in Cloncurry

Known as ‘The Curry’, Cloncurry is just under 1.5 hours drive from Mount Isa. It is affectionately called the Friendly Heart of the Great North West, and in 2017, celebrated its 150th anniversary. Few places can claim to be as influential in shaping Australia, as Cloncurry. It is the birthplace of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the destination of the first...

Overview: Rotorua

From crystal-clear streams and magical forests to epic biking trails and explosive geysers, Rotorua has it all. Experience Māori culture, hospitality and food here – try a hangi feast cooked in the steaming ground or take a tour of an authentic pre-European village. Sitting within the Pacific Rim of Fire, Rotorua is a geothermal wonderland with...

A resident’s view of Paris

Photo: Olivia Rutherford Ruby Boukabou is an Australian woman who has lived part of each year in Paris for quite some time. Ruby is absolutely enchanted with the city she fell in love with. In this podcast, Ruby talks about this magical city from a resident’s perspective. She tells us about her favourite places. The café and nightclub life. About how tap dancing can...

Monaco Oceanographic Museum

Credit: M.Dagnino The Oceanographic Institute, Prince Albert I of Monaco Foundation was founded by Prince Albert I, a passionate and visionary seafarer. Recognised as serving the public interest by the French presidential decree on 16 May 1906, the Foundation has been working for the Ocean for more than a century. To promote the knowledge, love and protection of the...

Sail Lake Taupō with Sail Barbary

The only thing better than sailing on the crystal-blue waters of Lake Taupō is knowing you are doing it sustainably with minimal impact on the environment. Step aboard Sail Barbary, an electric yacht and feel the sun on your face and enjoy the gentle lake breezes as you cast off and head out to make new friends and new discoveries. Kick back and relax as you skim...

Rotorua Canopy Tours

Rotorua Canopy Tours takes you on a journey through a prehistoric native forest while engaging in essential conservation work. As you explore the canopy by flying on a network of ziplines, swing bridges, cliff-walks, treetop platforms and more, you will also learn about the need to protect the area and what threatens it. Since Rotorua Canopy Tours started, they have...