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Three mini-road trips for a rainy weekend

Feeling disappointed about the miserable weather forecast for the long weekend? If your plans of exploring the outdoors have been dashed, then worry not because there are plenty of ways you can utilise the three day weekend gifted to us – and it doesn’t mean you have to ditch your sense of adventure, either! A […]

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Breakaway Trails: Wellington

NAMED ON BBC’S HOTTEST CITIES AND ROUGH GUIDE’S TOP 10 CITIES FOR 2015, WELLINGTON HAS BEEN LABELLED THE ‘COOLEST LITTLE CAPITAL IN THE WORLD’ BY LONELY PLANET AND A ‘LOCAVORE’S DREAM’ BY VOGUE. Set on the edge of a stunning harbour and surrounded by rolling hills, it’s a city waiting to be explored and with […]

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Breakaway Trails: Singapore

BALMY TROPICAL WEATHER, CAPTIVATING ARCHITECTURE, A SHOPPING PARADISE AND CULINARY EXPERIENCES TO PLEASE THE MOST DEMANDING GOURMAND — SINGAPORE HAS IT ALL. Now that we have direct flights to Singapore from Canberra, you’ll need to know where to eat, sleep and stay so you can get the most out of long weekends, family holidays and […]

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New Zealand: Getting around

We’ve given you some ideas of what to see in New Zealand — are you now wondering the best way to get from A to B? Well, wonder no more! We’ve tried and tested a few different ways to get around New Zealand that will help you plan your itinerary. Campervan Caravans and mobile homes […]

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Breakaway Trails: Griffith

Go west, young woman! You’ll find a veritable cornucopia of food and wine in this Riverina oasis four hours from Canberra. Ahead of the edible month that is Taste Riverina, we wanted to share a guide to the best food and drink that Griffith has to offer. More than 60 percent of the people in […]

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Dreams Reads + Sounds

“Dream a little dream of me…” For our most recent Magazine: The Dream Issue, we asked writer and bookseller at Muse, Stephanie Wang and our resident podcast enthusiast, Molly McLaughlin, to compile a list of dreamy reads and podcasts. BOOKS ALICE IN WONDERLAND Lewis Carroll Alice Liddell dozes by the river one golden afternoon and […]

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20 thoughts everyone has when they’re flying

With the new international flights starting next month, the buzz in Canberra is building. Everyone is excited. I am not. I’ve never been the best flyer. When I was three my Mum took me to New Zealand to visit my relatives. She spent a month preparing me for my first time on a big plane. […]

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Middle-earth (otherwise known as New Zealand)

“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.” “Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.” With these simple […]

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How to holiday like a celebrity on a public servant salary

Let me take a guess here. Your butt has never “broken” the internet, the closest thing you have to an entourage is your posse of pets and your ‘drug habit’ extends to a Friday night wine on the couch with reruns of Sex and the City. Despite preferring your quiet life in Canberra there is […]

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New Zealand’s South Island

While flights from Canberra to New Zealand only to to Wellington (for the moment), the South Island is only a short ferry ride from the North. Much more sparsely populated (only a quarter of the country’s population of four million live there), the South Island is best known for its beautiful scenery. Here are some […]

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