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Australia is the unexpected: a place where the world’s oldest cultures share vast ochre plains, stylish laneways and unimaginably blue waters with successive waves of new arrivals from across the globe.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Cloncurry Unearthed Museum

At the Cloncurry Unearthed Museum, you will find an array of treasures from an extensive gem and mineral collection, information about fossickers licences and maps and a very famous water bottle. Early pioneers Burke & Wills passed Cloncurry on their ill-fated expedition and on that...

John Flynn Place Museum and Art Gallery

The town of Cloncurry was put on the map being the birthplace of the Royal Flying Doctor’s Service. The John Flynn Place Museum and Art Gallery celebrates an era when aviation and radio united the Outback, and the Royal Flying Doctors Service provided a welcome health service for its...

Vibe Hotel Gold Coast

Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, Vibe Hotel Gold Coast is just a step away from the famous sandy beaches, entertainment precinct on the Esplanade, and overlooks the picturesque Nerang River and Gold Coast Hinterland. The Vibe Gold Coast makes a great base to explore the...

Taronga Zoo Roar & Snore

As I gently stroked the surprisingly velvety feet of an echidna, I realised how fitting it is that its image should grace the reverse side of the Australian five cent coin: because this newly-hatched puggle was so small it could indeed fit comfortably on the coin. A puggle of course is a...

JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa

Just steps away from the famous Gold Coast Beaches, a short drive to the theme parks, shopping and dining precincts on the doorstep and a short drive to the Gold Coast Hinterland, the JW Marriot Gold Coast Resort & Spa is in a prime location to explore the best that the Gold Coast has...

Wyndham Surfers Paradise

Wyndham Surfers Paradise brings a touch of home to your holiday while offering a sense of escape you want in a hotel stay. This contemporary hotel is centrally located in the heart of the Gold Coast’s tourist hub of Surfers Paradise and a short stroll from world-class shopping...