Australasia/ Pacific

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...
Howe To DIY on Lord Howe Island

Howe To DIY on Lord Howe Island

The perfect destination for Doing. Lord Howe Island is the perfect destination to Do It Yourself.
Fishing for Nomads

Fishing for Nomads

The nomadic lifestyle is not for everyone, but for those who enjoy life on the road, fishing is often part of the attraction.
10 of Australia’s oldest pubs turning on the charm of bygone days

10 of Australia’s oldest pubs turning on the charm of bygone days

With Australian cities continuing to evolve into groaning hubs of concrete, neon and skyscrapers, there is something particularly alluring a...
Footy Fever and A Muddy River of Wonders!

Footy Fever and A Muddy River of Wonders!

and Melbourne’s trams hold the key to the city’s sights JOHN McNAMEE reports   It wasn’t looking so good.
For The Love of Festivals

For The Love of Festivals

Its clear people love festivals — Sydney’s 2017 Vivid has just set a new record of 2.33 million attendees but what’s the appetite and...
Getting to know Australia’s Bush Storyteller, Nicole Alexander

Getting to know Australia’s Bush Storyteller, Nicole Alexander

Nicole Alexander is one of Australia’s best-known novelists, weaving threads of history, adventure and romance into unique and fascinating...
Tamworth Country Music Festival

Tamworth Country Music Festival

If there’s one thing to tick off your bucket list, it’s the iconic Toyota Country Music Festival Tamworth.
Travel is Life

Travel is Life

Australians travel needs are as wide as the world. From stay at home travel to sunny beach destinations, the outback and coach tours to exot...
Participate or not on Lord Howe

Participate or not on Lord Howe

The name Lord Howe Island conjures up images of relaxation, beautiful beaches and tropical dream scapes.
Worth discovering…Port Stephens

Worth discovering…Port Stephens

Affordable accommodation in a natural bushland setting at the gateway to spectacular Stockton Sand dunes in Port Stephens.
Lord Howe Island – Selfish Serenity

Lord Howe Island – Selfish Serenity

Autumn is the time to recharge the batteries. The chaos of Christmas is over. The family has re-grouped. 
4 places to stay in Australia to scare the heck out of you: haunted accommodation

4 places to stay in Australia to scare the heck out of you: haunted accommodation

Prepared to be scared? If the possibility of seeing, hearing, feeling or smelling a ghost or two is like an added accommodation feature for...
Travel in Japan: language is no barrier

Travel in Japan: language is no barrier

By Lyndal Phillips Is a visit to Japan high on your bucket list? Did you know that Australians don’t need a visa and the flight time is ju...
Seafood, Sunsets and Whales…Port Stephens

Seafood, Sunsets and Whales…Port Stephens

– just 2.5hrs North of Sydney – Perfect for your next break away. If you’re looking for a relaxing break away that’s a l...
FROM AGRABAH TO THE PENINSULA – SAND SCULPTING AUSTRALIA REVEAL NEW THEME

FROM AGRABAH TO THE PENINSULA – SAND SCULPTING AUSTRALIA REVEAL NEW THEME

Sand Sculpting Australia returns for its eleventh year on the Frankston Waterfront with ‘Aladdin and The Arabian Tales’.