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Canberra: Sleep with a cheetah at the National Zoo

Australia’s most eccentric luxury lodge promises an African-styled safari adventure complete with your very own wild animal Continue reading “Canberra: Sleep with a cheetah at the National Zoo”

Vermouth is making a comeback – and this time it’s artisanal

Meet a craft alcohol lover who uses Aussie botanicals to make vermouth cool again

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Short break: This B&B in the NSW Hunter region is a food lover’s dream

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to live on an olive grove in the country, check yourself in to Valleyfield Escape – an idyllic, private luxury getaway located on a top Sydney chef’s private farm

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Cruise review: Paddling through the Australian outback on board The Murray Princess

If you thought the Aussie interior was waterway-free, think again. South Australia’s Murray River meanders through some of the most beautiful remote landscape and historic townships in the country – and you can see it all from the deck of a paddle steamer

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Tasmania: Why Hobart could well be the coolest city in Australia

…and why Tassie tourism operators owe the Museum of Old and New Art a big thank you

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Cruise review: The Queen Mary 2 (Darwin to Fremantle via Bali)

To celebrate the Cunard Line’s 175th anniversary this year, I’m posting a story about my time on board the QM2

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Cool cocktail: a new take on the Old Fashioned

Classic American drinks are enjoying a comeback – with a dash of artisanal bitters

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Queensland: Chasing the sun to Fraser Island

Sick of winter? Summer is waiting for you on Fraser Island. Here is the perfect itinerary for a short break…

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