Australasia/ Pacific

The Tragedy of Joe Flick, Lawn Hill Station

The Tragedy of Joe Flick, Lawn Hill Station

When Joe Flick barricaded himself in a galvanised iron hut at Lawn Hill Station in 1889, then shot a police constable in the heart, killing...
Why our natural wonders need to be protected

Why our natural wonders need to be protected

JOHN McNAMEE REPORTS Campaigning rock musician and dedicated conservationist Peter Garrett claims it’s the voice of the public which has h...
Holiday Haven – Still your home away from home.

Holiday Haven – Still your home away from home.

20th January, 2020 – All 12 Holiday Haven parks on NSW’s Shoalhaven coast are open and ready to welcome back guests. 
Glen Innes Highlands

Glen Innes Highlands

The Glen Innes Highlands community has been hit hard with the ongoing drought and the recent bushfire crisis.
Live our iconic heritage in Longreach and Winton

Live our iconic heritage in Longreach and Winton

You don’t have to travel overseas to experience a different world. Just head to outback Queensland to discover endless space, huge skies,...
COUNTRY SPIRIT TO BENEFIT BUSHFIRE VICTIMS

COUNTRY SPIRIT TO BENEFIT BUSHFIRE VICTIMS

The country spirit so often seen in times of crisis is again on show today with the announcement of two giant country music concerts to bene...
A beginner’s guide to eco tourism in Australia

A beginner’s guide to eco tourism in Australia

If you’re looking for some temporary escape from the 9-to-5 and a change from staring at the brick walls of your house in the ’burbs, th...
GET SET FOR AUSSIES’ TOP SUMMER ADVENTURES

GET SET FOR AUSSIES’ TOP SUMMER ADVENTURES

 JAYCO AUSTRALIA COUNTS DOWN THEIR TOP 10 SUMMER ADVENTURES As the weather begins to warm up, Jayco is encouraging travellers across the co...
Leave the pace of modern life behind….

Leave the pace of modern life behind….

When you visit World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island (LHI), a lush natural paradise less than two hours by plane from Sydney.
MELBOURNE’S STAR SHINES AGAIN

MELBOURNE’S STAR SHINES AGAIN

Have you ever thought of Melbourne’s Docklands area as a must-see tourist destination…somewhere you’d choose to stay, play and eat rig...
Touring South-Western Queensland

Touring South-Western Queensland

In 1868, Patsy Durack and his brother-in-law, John Costello, left their homes in the Goulburn area, and headed up into Western Queensland, l...
Bringing Bonfire Night Back, With a Twist

Bringing Bonfire Night Back, With a Twist

Forbes is set to recreate the quintessential Aussie bonfire night, but with a twist. On June 22, Forbes Shire Council is coordinating an ama...
THE OVEN TIMER IS SET – 30 DAYS & COUNTING UNTIL PIE TIME 2019

THE OVEN TIMER IS SET – 30 DAYS & COUNTING UNTIL PIE TIME 2019

The ingredients are prepped, organisers have added some extra ‘spice’ to this year’s recipe and the oven timer is set – it’s just...
Dark Mofo: the festival that makes the most of winter in Hobart

Dark Mofo: the festival that makes the most of winter in Hobart

Winter is coming! No, that’s not a Game of Thrones reference, but rather a call to crack out your thermal underwear and embrace the cold t...
Take a break on the Tweed Coast – there’s something for everyone!

Take a break on the Tweed Coast – there’s something for everyone!

As far as travel destinations go, Byron Bay has been big for a couple of decades, while further north the Gold Coast still has the razzle da...
WARTIME MEMORIES BUT I’S ALWAYS “ISLAND TIME” IN THE HAPI ISLES!

WARTIME MEMORIES BUT I’S ALWAYS “ISLAND TIME” IN THE HAPI ISLES!

JOHN McNAMEE continues on his journey through an enchanting South Pacific archipelago   It’s probably the most famous coconut shell i...
Territory Tribute Pillar Events Set To Spotlight Top End’s Unique Wartime History

Territory Tribute Pillar Events Set To Spotlight Top End’s Unique Wartime History

All Australians, including military history and literary enthusiasts from across the globe are being encouraged to travel to the Northern Te...
Full Time Nomads – On the Road with Jenn and Jeannette

Full Time Nomads – On the Road with Jenn and Jeannette

By Greg Barron Many of us dream of saying goodbye to everyday life and travelling the length and breadth of this vast country we live in.
Your 2019 calendar of New South Wales events

Your 2019 calendar of New South Wales events

By Sarah Halfpenny   If you’re not planning an overseas trip this year, why not explore your own backyard?
BANANA BOAT BLISS TO A SACRED ISLAND

BANANA BOAT BLISS TO A SACRED ISLAND

JOHN McNAMEE EXPLORES AN EXOTIC PALM-FRINGED PARADISE   The small open banana boat nosed its way gently above the sharp-edged shoals of...