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10 ways to Devour Wagga this spring

Spring weekends are just made for road trips, and there’s a delicious destination an easy two-and-a-half hours’ drive away. We round up 10 reasons why devouring Wagga Wagga should be on your ‘must-do’ list this October—live music, a multicultural street festival, al fresco food and wine, divine desserts and more. Oh, and a 12-course bacon […]

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Escaping the Modern Loop

Have you ever wanted to throw in the towel and just go? To quit your job, buy a one way ticket and pack your swimmers? To most of us, this is a 2pm workday fantasy that mostly involves a winning lottery ticket and white sandy beaches free of colleagues and responsibilities. Then reality comes crashing […]

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Run To Paradise

Australians are spoilt.  We live in one of the safest, diverse and physically spectacular countries in the world. We have rainforests that meet vast oceans lined with white sands, red deserts with a human history spanning thousands of years and wildlife so unique that our animals are iconic the world over. But I don’t need […]

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Travel: Riverina Canola Trail

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road…and hello, fields of gold. We take a mini break exploring the Riverina Canola Trail. At this time of the year in the Riverina the canola display is simply breathtaking. It’s the perfect time of the year to hop in the car for a road trip just a couple of hours from Canberra. […]

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Batemans Bay in Winter

Every summer, Batemans Bay becomes a quasi-suburb of Canberra, such is the popularity of this coastal destination among capital-dwellers. But it’s not often thought of as a winter destination. That’s not such a bad thing if you’re one of the smart ones who have cottoned on to just how much the Eurobodalla region has to […]

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Escape Trails: Cooma and the Monaro

Long regarded by ski tourists as a stopover on their journey to the snow, Cooma and the Monaro region have their own charms and treasures to invite the long and winding traffic to stay a little longer. Play Raglan Gallery Located on Cooma’s Historic Lambie Street, the Raglan Gallery holds an array of pieces from […]

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Head for the Hill(tops)

It’s vintage charm meets the best of modern life.  Less than a two-hour drive from Canberra, the rolling countryside of the hilltops region is bursting with rich red soils, stone fruits (cherries are the local heroes), vineyards, livestock and locals who welcome you with good old fashioned hospitality. EAT THE MUDDY DUCK A café, giftwares, […]

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Early snow and a 100 percent chance of music

Planning anything for the long weekend? If the better-than-usual start to the snow season hasn’t already put a spring in your step, then what about the prospect of skiing one minute, grooving the next? The Perisher Peak Music Festival is on this coming long weekend. And if you are quick, you can still get tickets […]

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48 Hours at High Country Harvest

Winter is coming. Although, truth be told, it feels like it’s very much here. While I truly love Canberra, occasionally I do crave a getaway – and my usual favourite coastal getaway just doesn’t carry the same appeal that it did in the height of summer. If you’ve been craving a mini vacay, now is […]

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The $1 return Tigerair sale is back!

It’s happening again. Tigerair is giving you $1 return flights in a sale that commences at midday today. Dreaming of a winter getaway? Make it a reality. As part of the sale, 14,000 bargain fares for travel between mid-July and mid-September 2017 are available from midday AEST today until midday AEST Saturday 13 May (or […]

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