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What does the world’s greatest naturalist say about the Great Barrier Reef?

WITH Attenborough fever hitting the ABC in April 2016 – thanks to a stunning three part series about the glories of the Great Barrier Reef – we look at what the world’s greatest naturalist has to say about that brilliantly hued underwater world that sits in Australia’s front yard, and of course the series. “It is […]

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Need some last-minute inspiration for Mum?

MAKE Mum queen of her own tropical island on the Southern Great Barrier Reef for less than the cost of a city penthouse, or shout her a classic Sazerac cocktail at Brisbane’s sky-high rooftop bar. From iconic Outback Queensland lodgings to exquisite floating hotels in the Whitsundays, Queensland has thrown open new doors in time for […]

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Celebrate our fluffy-eared, big-nosed iconic koala in the wild

KOALA Conservation Groups in Australia have declared May 3 Wild Koala Day to build awareness of the need to protect koalas in the wild. Koala expert Janine Duffy says that everyone loves koalas but many are confused about how to help them. “Koalas are completely reliant on healthy eucalyptus forest – it is their only food,” […]

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Discover Australian wines in May

MAY IS an official a reason to enjoy more wine with Aussie Wine Month 2016, the biggest annual celebration of Australian wines. With a range of wine-focused activities and events in full swing across the nation to support the month-long promotion of Australian wine, Aussie Wine Month aims to raise awareness among consumers of the […]

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Shitbox Rally 2016 takes the road less travelled

SHITBOX Rally 2016 will be taking a new route through the valleys, mountains and open plains to discover for the first time ever in the rally’s history, Bass Strait and Tasmania. Four hundred and fifty participants will take in the rugged and challenging landscapes of Australia, all to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. The […]

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Rachael Finch to host weekend wellness escape

WESTIN Hotels & Resorts’ well-being advocate Rachael Finch will host a two-day retreat, designed to inspire and help guests pursue their well-being, in Melbourne on 16-17 April 2016. Combining movement with relaxation, The Westin Melbourne guests will leave feeling better than when they arrived. Over the course of the weekend, certified health coach, TV presenter and model Rachael […]

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Step Back in Time with Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

THIS year is one of reflection and celebration for Sofitel Sydney Wentworth with the luxury heritage hotel turning 50. The first 5-star hotel to open in Sydney during 1966, the hotel will mark this impressive milestone by inviting guests to embark on a journey of the historic Wentworth Hotel. Sofitel Sydney Wentworth general manager Wayne Taranto […]

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The Secret Great Barrier Reef

When someone says Townsville, do you think Great Barrier Reef? No? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Townsville North Queensland has been keeping a few cards close to its chest, known only by the savvy locals who have been savouring the lack of crowds, 320 days of sunshine, and pristine conditions found in the central Great Barrier Reef. But […]

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Jarrahdale, now RV friendly!

THE PEEL Region’s historic town of Jarrahdale, only 50 minutes south of Perth, is now an RV Friendly Town. To qualify for the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia’s program, towns must meet the needs of RV travellers and satisfy stringent criteria, including access to a general shopping area, provision of low cost overnight parking, and access […]