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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.

Travel the Whole WILD World at Taronga Zoo

Photograph by Rick Stevens for Taronga Zoo Pack your bags and grab your boarding pass to travel the whole WILD world this Summer at Taronga Zoo Sydney. Venture from the vast Africa Savannah to the forests of Asia and everywhere in between, all while meeting some of the zoos newest...

The Living History of Berrima

You could say that fate has preserved the history of Berrima. This wonderful, enchanting town sits snuggled against the gently-flowing Wingecarribee River in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales. Originally, Berrima was designed to be the capital of the Southern Highlands. ...

My Sydney Boat Beckons

Sydney Harbour is arguably the most beautiful harbour in the world.  It is also the largest natural harbour in the world.  With its backdrop of the Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge framing that magnificent city skyline, Sydney harbour is instantly recognisable to almost...

Together Apart: Living in Lockdown

When COVID-19 hit the Victorian capital Melbourne in a big way earlier in 2020, it had a dramatic impact on the lives of Melburnians. Belinda Jackson, one of our esteemed storytellers lived through the lockdown.  Although it was tough, a conversation over the back fence with her...

Haunting Port Arthur

Whether you’re a believer in the supernatural or not, you cannot deny some historical places and buildings in the world radiate a certain ‘energy’. What this energy is we don’t know, but stories of unexpected reactions to this invisible force field are experienced daily the world over. As...

Dinner Plain

Dinner Plain is a picturesque alpine village in Victoria’s High Country, whose history dates back over a century when cattlemen stopped to rest and feed their stock, as there was an abundant aquifer fed water supply. Sitting at 1570M and above the snowline, just 13km from the summit and...

light sea dawn landscape

Overview: Tasmania, Australia

A journey to Tasmania is a rare chance to disconnect from stress and reconnect with the things that matter. About 40 percent of the island is protected as national parks, reserves and UNESCO World Heritage areas and, remarkably, these wild places are easily accessible. Hike the tallest...

Overview: Whitsundays, Queensland

The Whitsundays is made up of 74 island scattered along the beautiful tropical coast of Queensland, Australia. Right in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, a visit to The Whitsundays is a feast for the senses. The stunning natural landscapes of coast and islands are dotted with secluded...

Hassle-free camping on North Stradbroke Island

Adder Rock Camping Ground | Photo by: Leonie Vandeven A nesting plover, expertly camouflaged amongst the leaf litter, gives me a sharp alarmed shrill, warning me I’ve over-stepped her invisible boundary as her mate flexes his wings in protest. I side-step automatically, apologising...

Overview: Port Douglas & Daintree, Australia

The tropical allure of Port Douglas goes beyond just the warm weather and sunshine. It is the uncrowded beaches lines with palm trees, the azures of the ocean scattered with colourful reefs.  A spectacular 67km scenic coastal drive north from Cairns, Port Douglas is a place to...