August 22nd, 2015
TO see a whale up close is one thing, but to float above them is another and certainly an Australian first that Sunreef Mooloolaba can lay claim to. It’s an experience you can’t miss while staying at beautiful Maroochydore Beach Caravan Park just up the road.
“I just love the sound of awe that comes up through people’s snorkels as a sort of muffled squeal when they spot their first whale,” Sunreef Mooloolaba’s Dan Hart says after taking our small group through our paces for whale swim protocol. “Mostly it’s just great to see everyone’s excitement before, during and after […]
August 20th, 2015
Looking for a girls’ weekend away? Here are five resorts, which are absolutely perfect for a some relaxing time with the ladies.
Smiths Beach Resort, Margaret River, WA
Experience the ultimate beachfront lifestyle at Smiths Beach Resort, which is nestled between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin in Western Australia. It’s heaven for beach lovers who are looking for a sunny weekend away with the girls. Spoil yourself with self-contained accommodation that boasts ocean views. In the resort you also have a cellar door, bar and restaurant at your disposal. Not to mention the many spa treatments available.
The Mineral Spa, Daylesford, VIC
This retreat is […]
July 31st, 2015
Food, fabulous food. Everyone loves it – that’s why we celebrate it with food festivals.
As we gladly wave goodbye to winter and welcome springtime with open arms, both seasons offer the perfect opportunity to unwind and enjoy the incredible fresh produce and diversity in food that Australia is gifted with.
Is there anything more indulgent than sitting by an open fire, sharing a charcuterie board or an aged bottle of deep, woody Shiraz? To celebrate the country’s love affair with all things delicious, here are six upcoming food and wine festivals from around Australia.
Barossa Gourmet Weekend, SA, 14-16 […]
July 27th, 2015
Pro surfer Mick Fanning may be contemplating getting back into the ocean, but even his dramatic brush with a hungry Great White can’t put a stop to Australia’s 100-year love affair of combining the board with the breakwater. In a tribute to surfing, here are seven incredible suggestions on where to catch an epic wave around Oz.
1. Sheringa, SA
While only accessible by 4WD or foot, a short hike is well worth it to discover these hidden gems in South Australia. On the southern side of a rocky outcrop, the mellow point break at Sheringa Beach offers up a […]
June 23rd, 2015
A beautiful beachside town famous with backpackers for its laid-back vibe and enviable year-round weather, Byron is also a crackerjack holiday spot for everyone from families to grey nomads and friends on the loose. At mainland Australia’s furthest point, visitors do more than admire the Cape Byron Lighthouse that sits atop the headland, dividing the uncrowded beaches stretching miles north and south of the township.
No.1 Whale Watching
The perfect place for whale watching, Byron Bay is arguably unmatched as the east coast’s premier spot to sight a pod of humpbacks. While you can join one of the intimate […]
May 18th, 2015
Queensland is home to several great museums, which are not to be missed. Here are some of the best to include in your next Queensland holiday.
Qantas Founders Museum, Longreach
Explore the history of Qantas, right from its humble beginnings. This museum uses interpretive displays, interactive exhibits and replica aircraft to educate visitors about the founding of the iconic Australian airline company. The museum allows you to see the things you’d never see as a passenger on a Qantas jet. Extra tours allow you to live every child’s dream by sitting in the pilot’s chair and learning about the buttons […]
April 27th, 2015
Learn to water ski with a world champ
Where: Echuca Moama, 215km north of Melbourne
IF anyone tells you Brett Sands can walk on water, you had better believe it. This triple world champion and two-time world record holder, who has lived on the mighty Murray most of his life, first put on water skiis when he was just three years old so you’ll be learning from the best. Brett Sands Watersports in Echuca-Moama offers lessons in waterskiing, wakeboarding, barefooting and kneeboarding. Take part in anything from hourly lessons to multiple day packages on the calm waters of the […]
April 23rd, 2015
Skydive in the best ‘drop zones’
Where: Toogoolawah, 120km north west of Brisbane
THE blue skies in Toogoolawah aren’t just “famous for fun”, but are also skydiving central. People travel to this small town from all corners of the globe to take a leap of faith up to 14,000 feet in the air. There are about 5000 people taking their first tandem jump with Ramblers (pictured, courtesy of www.ramblers.com.au) each year. “People have been known to come for a day and stay for months, or years … some have never left since 15 years ago,” sky dive instructor Susie McEvoy […]
March 31st, 2015
Where there’s a wine there’s a way, so jot down these five holiday parks close to vineyards throughout Australia.
1. BIG4 Port Willunga Tourist Park, SA
SOME travellers say Australia’s greenest wine region is the McLaren Vale, a must-see destination when in the South where the wine regions are some of the world’s best. Only 10 minutes from the wineries, BIG4 Port Willunga Tourist Park is considered the hot ticket venue for caravanners and campers to set up camp before experiencing the delicious home grown food and wine, popular beaches and nearby art galleries.
Famous for producing great reds and […]
March 30th, 2015
Australia. It’s synonymous with sport, so strap yourself in for these five great sporting events hitting a venue near you in the coming months.
1. The start of the AFL footy season! It’s back, “thank God,” say many, and it all kicks off on Thursday night (April when Richmond and Carlton do battle at the home of sport, the mighty MCG. Will Malthouse and his Blues fail again? Will the Tigers finally realise expectations the whole football community has of them finally being a serious contender? Will Collingwood give former star Dayne Beams a welcome to Brisbane he’ll never forget […]