Tasmania’s dark heritage

During early Australian settlement, convicts outnumbered free men and women; Australia was essentially an open-air prison. For more than a century after convict transportation to Australia from Britain ended in 1868, this convict heritage was a point of shame. There were many ugly truths to hide; some convicts had done little more than steal a … Continued

The Yarra Valley’s winter wonderland

The Yarra Valley is one of Victoria’s most famous areas. It’s a unique wine region that acts as a weekend getaway destination for Melburnians wanting to escape the busy city, and is also a popular wedding destination. But beyond the wedding bells and the city slickers, the Yarra Valley is home to an array of … Continued

Views like no other

In partnership with Balloon Aloft. Looking for a ballooning adventure like no other? Balloon Aloft and Yagurli Tours are offering the ultimate ballooning experience with hot air balloon flights over the extraordinary landscapes of Burketown in the Gulf of Carpentaria.  Enjoy views of the spectacular Gulf Country, including Australia’s largest salt pan, Albert River and … Continued

Holiday Haven’s home away from home

In partnership with Holiday Haven. Wake up to a sunrise over crystal clear waters, explore secluded beaches and ancient forests, enjoy a picnic sampling delicious local produce, and meander through your friendly neighbourhood of small towns and villages. It’s all right here in your own backyard!  When you stay at any of Holiday Haven’s 12 … Continued

Pretty in pink

South Australia is incredibly diverse – from rolling vineyards in the Barossa Valley and the thriving cultural hub in the heart of Adelaide, to the harsh terracotta desert and the ocean spray upon the many white peninsulas that frame the state’s south. But one thing you may not know you can find across the state, … Continued

Trekking through South Australia

What better way to explore the diverse native flora and fauna of South Australia than by lacing up your boots and heading out on a hike? Journey through rugged coastlines on clifftops, trek through red dirt and bushland, and take in the views of the state’s stunning scenery! Beginner Hikes The Mount Barker Summit Walking … Continued

Do it the Pacific Coast Way

From World Heritage–listed tropical rainforests, to award-winning beaches and islands, the Pacific Coast Way is Queensland’s ultimate seven-day road trip. Gold Coast to Brisbane Boasting 70 kilometres of pristine coastline, be sure to take advantage and spend a day (or two!) relaxing on one of the Gold Coast’s spectacular beaches. If you’re looking to stretch … Continued

Western Australia’s top national parks

Six of the best national parks in Western Australia – in no particular order, of course! Cape Le Grand National Park If you ask us, Cape Le Grand National Park may be one of the best national parks in the country, let alone the state. I mean, where else do you get to see kangaroos … Continued

Top 10 most photographed views in New South Wales

Professional photographers and snap-happy enthusiasts alike rejoice in some of New South Wales’s most impressive natural landscapes. Olney State Forest Just over an hour south-west from Newcastle, you’ll find the Olney State Forest. Nestled in the heart of the Central Coast’s Watagan Mountains, Olney State Forest is a picturesque haven shrouded in looming pines and … Continued

A guide to the Freycinet Peninsula

Explore the coastal paradises and calming landscapes of the Freycinet Peninsula and surrounds. Named after French explorer Louis de Freycinet, who sailed through the area in the 1800s, the Freycinet Peninsula can be found on Tasmania’s east coast, overlooking the Tasman Sea. South of Launceston and only 2.5 hours from Hobart, the Freycinet Peninsula has … Continued

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