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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...

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...

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...

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...

Wairakei Terraces

The Wairakei Terraces in Taupo, New Zealand, are the crowning jewel in our mystical landscape and are a tribute to the natural terraces and geysers that once existed here at Wairakei prior to the regions geothermal power development. Embrace the healing benefits of geothermal and mineral...

Israel Overview

Israel is truly a country of contrasts. Within its 22,000 square kilometres lives a population of 9.2 million. The three major monotheistic religion of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam all have deep historical ties to the region. Israel is a country that has a human history going back...

Polynesian Spa

Located in Rotorua, the Polynesian Spa is New Zealand’s original and iconic geothermal bathing experience. Overlooking the lake, it offers exclusive access to both acidic and alkaline natural mineral springs, and unique spa therapies for the ultimate in rest and relaxation. Polynesian...

Destination Dining in the Air

A short drive along a winding road takes visitors to Mount Faber peak, home to the Singapore Cable Car station. One of the oldest parks in Singapore, Mount Faber is covered in lush rainforest and stands nearly 100m above ground. Opened in 1974, the Singapore Cable Car connects Mount Faber...

Kitesurfing Qatar

When you consider the world’s most predictable kitesurfing spots, the Gulf state of Qatar probably wouldn’t be on most people’s minds. Well, Qatar’s predictable winds and wonderfully still water conditions do make for a kitesurfing paradise as professional kitesurfing coach Sarah Lord...

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...

I’d Rather be in Radda

Farms surrounding Radda in Chianti display a rich palette of colours even at the end of winter. Image: David Bowden The mere mention of Tuscany sends most travellers into a world of eager anticipation. The intensity and quality of the light impress me most about this part of Italy. It is...

Overview: Fukuoka

Fukuoka Prefecture is the gateway to Kyushu, Japan’s third-largest island. The prefecture is made up of four regions: Fukuoka, including Fukuoka City, Chikuho, Kitakyushu, and Chikugo.  The prefecture has so much to offer, from breathtaking scenery, fascinating history and incredible...

Overview: Florida

Florida is renowned for amusement parks, orange crops, winter vegetables, the Kennedy Space Centre, and a popular destination for retirees. It is the flattest state in the United States, and Lake Okeechobee is its largest freshwater lake. Florida is affectionately known as “the sunshine...

Eat Play Stay in Southern USA

The Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale tells the stories of the birthplace of blues music in the Mississippi Delta region in the southern state of Alabama in the USA. Tour the Vicksburg National Military Park the site of a pivotal Civil War battle. Take a cabin on the luxury and historical...

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...