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48 hours in the Riverina

Spring can be an awkward travel time. It’s definitely not cold enough to warrant fleeing to Europe for a slice of sun and it’s a bit too close to Christmas to feel like you “really need a break.” The promise of a long Australian summer stretches before you, but you’re restless and the spring sunshine […]

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From Canberra to Coachella: A user’s guide

If you pray at the altar of modern music, Coachella is your Lourdes or Mecca. Coachella. The geologists know it as the name of a pretty desert valley in California, but for the rest of us it is home to one of the world’s greatest festivals – a three-day musical and cultural orgy held twice […]

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48 Hours in Wollongong

A summer trip to the south coast is almost compulsory for Canberrans. But when’s the last time you took a trip to Wollongong? Here’s your Canberra Girls’ Guide to 48 hours exploring The Gong’s vibrant food and cultural scene, adventure activities and natural beauty. Friday 9am A smokin’ breakfast In the heart of the CBD, Three […]

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To cruise or not to cruise?

It is no secret that the Australian cruise industry is booming. In a few short years, we went from having one ship based in Australia (shout out to the old Fairstar and the Pacific Sky) to having more than a dozen based in our waters on a permanent basis and many more passing through. With […]

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A healthy weekend in Shoalhaven

I love a weekend away – but as someone who is quite into my health and fitness, the idea of laying by the pool sipping cocktails for days on end doesn’t quite do it for me. An afternoon? Oh yes. Three days, however, and I think I’d go stir crazy. When an invitation from Shoalhaven […]

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Three mini-road trips for a rainy weekend

Feeling disappointed about the miserable weather forecast? If your plans of exploring the outdoors have been dashed, then worry not because there are plenty of ways you can utilise the weekend – and it doesn’t mean you have to ditch your sense of adventure, either! A mini road trip to the towns surrounding Canberra may […]

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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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