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Autumn tree Moss Vale
Southern Highlands Weekend Escape
18 Aug 2018

Whether it be a country wedding or simply a weekend getaway that brings you to the Southern Highlands, you will no doubt be in search of some events and activities...

Southern Highlands Wine Tour
Southern Highlands Wine Tour Guide
10 Aug 2018

The Southern Highlands boasts some of the best conditions for cool climate wines in Australia. Being just over an hour's drive from either Sydney or Canberra, it's easy for many...

Pie Time
Top 5 ‘Pie-land’ Experiences
28 Jun 2018

Our expedition to sample the pies of all 26 bakeries in the Southern Highlands Pie Trail is over. With so much variety on offer when eating the humble pie, it was...

Southern Highlands Pie Trail Run
The Great Southern Highlands Pie Trail Run
01 Jun 2018

There are few items you could list that immediately say 'Australia' better than the humble meat pie. That staple satisfying snack to grab on the run or road trip. A...

byron bay lighthouse
East Coast Australia Road Trip
22 Mar 2018

With just over a month to spare, an East Coast Australia road trip was in order. With no fixed itinerary, we uncovered a few gems. After a 3-month Chilean road...

Remarkables Queenstown
Queenstown Winter Festival, An event not to be missed
04 Jul 2017

Dog barking competitions, suitcase slaloms, assault courses in your underwear, live music and the awesome back drop of snowy capped mountains. It can only be the Queenstown Winter Festival! In...

Pumphouse Point
Pumphouse Point, Tasmania
12 Sep 2016

Another splintered oak log is loaded onto a well established fire. The flames envelope the log like embracing an old friend coming in from the cold. In the distance the sun...

Overland Track Start
Overland Track, Tasmania
20 May 2016

6 days. 5 nights. 80 kilometres. The Overland track in numbers. Getting away from civilisation and walking the old trails of trappers and early settlers in a beautiful and dramatic...

gentlemans halt camping
Gentleman’s Halt, Hawkesbury River
31 Jan 2016

A '10km moderate walk' said the sign at the beginning of the Canoelands Ridge Trail, accessed logically by Canoelands Rd, Canoelands in the rural north west of Sydney just past...

big beach maui
Big Beach, Maui
31 Dec 2015

New Years Eve, island style. Our final day in Maui and it called for some beach action. Beauty of an Island like Maui is you can get anywhere quickly with...

Lahania hawaii
Lahania, Maui, Hawaii
26 Dec 2015

Nursing a mild hangover on boxing day, the day after Christmas, Erin and I were contemplating the prospect of working the days between Christmas and New Year while most had the...

Matamanoa Island Resort, Fiji
29 Nov 2015

Matamanoa translates to 'Eye of the strong wind' in Fijian culture. Yet it was more of a soothing tropical breeze that filtered through the row of dancing palm trees on...

glenworth valley
Glenworth Valley, NSW
05 Jun 2015

A short drive north of Sydney before reaching Gosford on the M3 you turn off to Peats Ridge. Soon after you will find the entrance to Glenworth Valley. A multi-purpose...

wollamia jervis bay
Woollamia, Jervis Bay
22 Mar 2015

Thinking Maldives, thinking over water bungalow's. Could the same be obtained with a trusty camping hammock? It was in Woollamia we decided to find out. Staying on the Currambene river...

newnes wolgan valley
Newnes, Wolgan Valley
10 Feb 2015

About 40km out of Lithgow, New South Wales you will find Newnes. Situated at the end of a dusty dirt road it is signposted as 'The place that money can't...

maitland bay hammock camping
Maitland Bay
26 Jan 2015

Camping on a deserted beach less than an hours drive from Sydney may seem an impossible task. But that was the challenge set. After a bit of research online, a...