Manna from Mudgee: NSW, AUSTRALIA

Kate Ayrton digs up the many earthy delights to be found in one of NSW's most popular regional escapes. Located in the Central Tablelands, Mudgee is one of NSW’s prettiest and oldest country towns dating back to 1822 when it was first settled by a couple of European pastoralists and sheep breeders who were good at spotting arable land. Of course the land was home to the local Wiradjuri Nation … [Read more...]

NSW South Coast, AUSTRALIA

A leisurely road trip along the South Coast of NSW is one of Australia's great drives with spectacular coastal scenery, wildlife and loads of adventure experiences. Crystal-clear bays and lakes, uncrowded beaches and beautiful rivers are perfect year-round for fishing, diving, canoeing and boating while the pristine bushland entices bush walkers, bird-lovers and cycling enthusiasts. For the … [Read more...]

To The Lighthouse! Help Save Seal Rocks

A serene fishing village on the pristine coast of NSW, Australia fights to retain its simple charms and peaceful existence. Mention Seal Rocks in Australia and most people either say, “where?” or “Shhhh!” This is one of the country's best-kept secrets…a location long treasured and safely guarded by locals and residents up and down the stunning eastern coastline between Sydney and … [Read more...]

Paperbark Camp: Go Bush in Australia

An African safari-style resort on the South Coast of Australia celebrates 10 years of ‘glamping’. For a truly unique Australian bush experience with great food, tranquil surroundings and encounters with kangaroos, dolphins, possums and birdlife, Paperbark Camp is eco-tourism at its finest. Located in beautiful Jervis Bay, just 2 ½ hours from Sydney, on 88 acres with 500m frontage on the banks … [Read more...]

Bundeena’s Bounty

If you’ve ever flown into Sydney on a clear day, you may have noticed out the left-hand side of the plane, adjacent to the urban sprawl, a pristine green peninsula with picture-perfect, scalloped sandy beaches. Welcome to Bundeena! Home to the ancient Dharawal people, four stunning beaches, the world's oldest national park and a community of local artists discreetly tucked away on the cusp of … [Read more...]

Byron Bay Bliss

Byron Bay is Australia’s homegrown version of classic Southern California. It’s got surfers, sun worshippers, fun aficiandos, yogis, sages, divers, hippies, greenies, farmers, artists, writers, musicians, poets, teachers, massage therapists, healers, astrologers, psychics, tarot card readers and crystals, as well as all the requisite spa and meditation retreats, farmers markets, health food … [Read more...]

Wild About Australia

If you think Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman are the only ones getting all hot 'n campy in the sensuous landscapes of wild Australia, think again. Thanks to a handful of innovative wilderness camps that bring touches of class and magic to some of Australia's most jaw-dropping natural wonders, you don't have to be a film star to access the national treasures showcased in Baz Luhrmann's recent epic … [Read more...]

Australia: Living It Up Down Under

Why stay home this Christmas when you can turn your world upside down and rent a fabulous home in Australia for the holidays? Contemporary Hotels offers outstanding independent boutique accommodation well known for its design-conscious beach houses and villas. Design excellence is the hallmark of the Contemporary Hotels ethos which celebrates Australian architects and interior designers. The … [Read more...]