Australasia

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Glamping At the SPLORE Festival, New Zealand

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Climbing Sydney Harbour Bridge

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Riding the legendary Ghan from Adelaide to Darwin

18/06/2020 by .
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Terry Marsh experiences a memorable three-day journey cocooned in all-inclusive luxury aboard Australia’s legendary Ghan Express.

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The Hawkesbury River, New South Wales, Australia

08/06/2020 by .
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Australia’s Blue Mountains are a regular stop on the New South Wales tourist trail, but there’s hidden treasure lurking behind those hills.

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Australia’s unexpected hip, chic city of Brisbane

08/10/2019 by .
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Often overlooked in the past by overseas visitors, there’s lots to discover in the thriving cosmopolitan city of Brisbane, with memorable experiences awaiting those who take time out to explore the New World City by the river, as Keith Lyons finds.

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Finding the edgy off-beat side to Sydney

18/05/2019 by .
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Sydney has its delights with stunning iconic buildings and unspoilt sandy beaches, but how easy is it to find its hidden secrets? Too easy, as Keith Lyons find out. 

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Hidden wonders in southern New Zealand

02/11/2018 by .
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I was cold, a little wet, and it was as dark as the Three Boys Oyster stout I’d imbibed earlier that evening. On the last day of my trip exploring New Zealand’s deep south, I had found yet another moment of awe.

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Insider guide to Sydney in winter

04/07/2018 by .
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It’s 5.30pm, night is falling, Earth Wind and Fire are boogying on down and I’m busting moves on an illuminated 70s disco dance floor atop Sydney Harbour Bridge. This might sound insane but believe me, it’s a welcome and unexpected finale to my bridge climb.

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Lady Elliot Island

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Famous for seasonal whale watching, Lady Elliot Island a 3,500 year old coral cay is among the most pristine and untouched sections of the Great Barrier reef. Our small glass bottom boat is bobbing up and down like a cork over the ocean swell   when the skipper jumps for joy shouting “we’ve got one, there’s two now… wow! Just look at them go”.

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Waiheke Island Guide

27/09/2016 by .
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When Anna Smith arrives at Waiheke Island it is raining, but the weather doesn’t deter her as she reveals her exclusive Waiheke Island guide.

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