April 27th, 2015
Learn to water ski with a world champ
Where: Echuca Moama, 215km north of Melbourne
IF anyone tells you Brett Sands can walk on water, you had better believe it. This triple world champion and two-time world record holder, who has lived on the mighty Murray most of his life, first put on water skiis when he was just three years old so you’ll be learning from the best. Brett Sands Watersports in Echuca-Moama offers lessons in waterskiing, wakeboarding, barefooting and kneeboarding. Take part in anything from hourly lessons to multiple day packages on the calm waters of the […]
April 23rd, 2015
Skydive in the best ‘drop zones’
Where: Toogoolawah, 120km north west of Brisbane
THE blue skies in Toogoolawah aren’t just “famous for fun”, but are also skydiving central. People travel to this small town from all corners of the globe to take a leap of faith up to 14,000 feet in the air. There are about 5000 people taking their first tandem jump with Ramblers (pictured, courtesy of www.ramblers.com.au) each year. “People have been known to come for a day and stay for months, or years … some have never left since 15 years ago,” sky dive instructor Susie McEvoy […]
April 17th, 2015
As the colder weather sets in, who wouldn’t be looking for some dreamy accommodation choices to escape to? After browsing through Beautiful Accommodation, we’ve found 5 winter hideaways perfect for a weekend away.
The Buckland – Luxury Retreat, VIC (pictured)
Tucked away in the beautiful Buckland Valley, The Buckland Luxury Retreat offers romantic 180 degree High Country views, including views across the majestic Mt Buffalo. Only 15 minutes from Bright, this area transforms into a colourful visual of red and orange at the beginning of autumn, and in winter it turns into a bright green, tranquil heaven.
April 14th, 2015
People sometimes perceive Canberra as a city with little to do for those who aren’t interested in politics, but reputations can be deceiving. There are plenty of exciting things to do and see in and just outside of Canberra. Discover The Poacher’s Way, your guide to exciting destinations around Canberra.
Here are five recommendations from The Poacher’s Way…
Robyn Rowe Chocolates
In the small village of Murrumbateman, only half an hour from Canberra, is Robyn Rowe Chocolates. These award winning chocolates are loved for their smooth, creamy and glossy taste. Chocolates are made on site using traditional European methods. The Canberra region’s fresh produce influences the flavours used […]
April 12th, 2015
Farmers markets showcase the best food of each region. By shopping at these markets you’re supporting Australian farmers, who are the lifeline of Australia’s food industry.
Here are 7 legendary farmers markets in Australia the world must know about.
Golden Plains Farmers Market, VIC
Golden Plains and its surrounds are famous for wine and fresh produce, and you can pick up your own at the Golden Plains Farmers Market. Held on the fist Saturday of the month between 9am and 1pm, Bannockburn’s Golden Plains Farmers’ Market offers wine, seasonal and organic produce and La Madre sourdough. Look for Ross Creek Garlic, and DIY growers […]
April 10th, 2015
Melbourne is renowned for its trendy cafes, bars, pubs, restaurants and wineries. There are so many that you’ll never be able to see them all. Here are five of Melbourne’s best food tours to steer you on the right path.
Progressive High Tea Stroll
If you’re a sweet tooth then you’ll love exploring Melbourne’s best afternoon tea spots with a few anecdotes along the way. Dig into delicious chocolate, scones, macarons, and cup cakes, which will be joined with tea, juice and wine. The tour is perfect for a day out with the girls.
Vietnamese Cooking Class
Celebrate the flavours of […]
April 8th, 2015
Western Australia’s third largest city, Bunbury, has everything you’d ever want for your dream holiday destination. You’ll arrive for only a few days, but you’ll want to stay forever.
Here are five reasons why you should move to Bunbury.
You’ll find some of Bunbury’s friendliest locals in the waters of Koombana Bay. The Dolphin Discovery Centre lets you stand knee-deep in shallow water as some of the bay’s 100 bottlenose dolphins come up to greet you. You can also sign up for a cruise or a guided swimming with wild dolphins experience. This experience is ranked number one […]
March 31st, 2015
Where there’s a wine there’s a way, so jot down these five holiday parks close to vineyards throughout Australia.
1. BIG4 Port Willunga Tourist Park, SA
SOME travellers say Australia’s greenest wine region is the McLaren Vale, a must-see destination when in the South where the wine regions are some of the world’s best. Only 10 minutes from the wineries, BIG4 Port Willunga Tourist Park is considered the hot ticket venue for caravanners and campers to set up camp before experiencing the delicious home grown food and wine, popular beaches and nearby art galleries.
Famous for producing great reds and […]
March 30th, 2015
Australia. It’s synonymous with sport, so strap yourself in for these five great sporting events hitting a venue near you in the coming months.
1. The start of the AFL footy season! It’s back, “thank God,” say many, and it all kicks off on Thursday night (April when Richmond and Carlton do battle at the home of sport, the mighty MCG. Will Malthouse and his Blues fail again? Will the Tigers finally realise expectations the whole football community has of them finally being a serious contender? Will Collingwood give former star Dayne Beams a welcome to Brisbane he’ll never forget […]
March 27th, 2015
Geelong and its surrounding areas are home to loads of travel attractions for people looking at a short drive from Melbourne. Rich pickings await those keen to immerse themselves in the city’s history and heritage, its cultural precincts, its gardens, its high quality and wide ranging local produce, its dining and café culture, its bright, busy and extensive retail centres, and many entertainment options.
Head to the Werribee Mansion and Werribee Open Range Zoo. Werribee Mansion is a living, breathing postcard of 19th century Australia. Built by wealthy sheep farmers in 1877, the building features Italianate-style architecture and […]