Charters Towers to Hughenden

Once the second-largest town in Queensland, Charters Towers has an interesting gold rush history, which you can see firsthand in the well-preserved city centre, known as One Square Mile. This grand feature, along with some of the other significant local sites of the gold rush era, can be explored on the Ghosts of Gold Heritage … Continued

Bunbury to Margaret River

The road between Bunbury and Margaret River is one of the most biodiverse regions on Earth, where stunning wines, perfect beaches and giant forests can all be enjoyed in a single day. In spring you’ll be treated to blankets of wildflowers, and until December, this part of the coastline becomes prime whale-watching territory. Bunbury Heading … Continued

The highs and lows of the Grampians

The Grampians region takes in a vast swathe of Victoria, from Golden Plains to the South Australian border. The area is practically covered with outcrops and cascades, and Ararat is the perfect base from which to explore the natural splendour of the region. The regional centre is the Grampians National Park, Mount Langi Ghiran, Mount … Continued

Golden Outback wildflowers

There are more than 12,000 types of wildflowers in Western Australia, a staggering 60 per cent of which can’t be found anywhere else in the world. Extending from Perth to Kalgoorlie in the Goldfields-Esperance region, the Golden Outback Wildflower Trail leads you through a breathtaking array of colourful seasonal wildflowers and past a dynamic landscape … Continued

Revisit the past in Rockhampton

If you find yourself on the northern end of Queensland’s coast, don’t pass up a visit to Rockhampton, your gateway to the coast and the outback . Venture deep into nature at the Capricorn Caves to get a little further away from winter and ever so slightly closer to the warm centre of the Earth. … Continued

Enjoy the best of both worlds in Armadale

Located just 30 kilometres from Perth’s central business district and flanked by the Darling Ranges, Armadale combines the comforts of city living with all the benefits and attractions of the countryside. Here, you’ll find undulating hills, rocky outcrops, rolling vineyards, and countless picturesque tracks and trails – including the famous Wungong Gorge Walk – that … Continued

Whale watching in Hervey Bay

Between July and November each year, Hervey Bay is visited not only by enthusiastic tourists hoping to reinvigorate their winter holidays, but also by some of the most majestic creatures on the planet – humpback whales! Get up close to these gentle giants on a whale-watching cruise, where countless visitors have been stunned into silence … Continued

Escape to the Fitzgerald Coast

Crisscrossed by mountains, inlets, estuaries and valleys, and fringed by pristine white beaches perfect for snorkelling and kayaking, the Fitzgerald Coast provides a welcome escape from the clamour and bustle of metropolitan Perth. More than 200 species of bird live in the region, including the rare western whipbird, the bristle bird and the ground parrot. … Continued

Peel to Pilbara

Located on the west coast, the Peel region is your gateway to some of Western Australia’s most impressive scenery and a great place to spend some time warming up for adventure. Visit Waroona for a stop at the Lake Navarino Forest Park and escape into peace and serenity for a while, or practice your winter … Continued

Striking cultural gold in the Outback

When you think of cultural institutions, you usually think of the grand ones around the world, like the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York or the Sydney Opera House. But Western Australia’s Golden Outback is home to many equally important cultural institutions, built to display items of cultural significance to a range of local … Continued

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