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I was young, stuck in a country town, and desperately missing the coast. To save our sanity, a couple of friends and I decided to take a road trip to Coffs Harbour. That was more than 25 years ago, and that trip began a love affair with a town that boasts one of Australia’s iconic …

The NRL and AFL grand finals are both on this weekend and some serious questions need to be answered. No, not “Which team is best?” or “Who will take home the trophy?” And not even “Will Cooper’s shoulder recover in time?” or “Do the Eagles have more Melbournians barracking for them than Collingwood?” What we …

Mittagong, NSW, is made for weekend getaways. With its tempting cellar doors, gorgeous scenery, and fantastic antiques centre all just a 2hr drive drive from Sydney, you’ve got to wonder why you’re not there already. We ask Jennifer White – a Mittagong local and Big Tulip campaigner – to tell us a little more about what makes …

Glen Innes is a wonderland of Celtic history, fun folklore, unique festivals, and incredible scenery. Navanka Fletcher – a Glen Innes local and Big Kilt campaigner – shares with us what makes her town special. How long have you lived in Glen Innes? 24 years, minus two years to attend uni. I’m the 8th generation …

New hotel openings in Sydney have been few and far between in recent years. So, when one of the world’s largest hotel groups, Hilton, announced they were bringing their Curio Collection brand to Australia and it was making its debut in the Harbour City, it’s fair to say we were more than a little bit …

We all know summer is the superior season 😉 Rather than complain about the cooler weather this year though, I’m on a mission to embrace winter in all its “Wow-it’s-cold-today-isn’t-it” glory. As tempting as hibernating for three months is, I’m here to coax you away from your comfy home and encourage you to venture out …

When it comes to July family holidays, it’s hard to beat NSW. From its warm, welcoming beaches in the north to its fun snowfields in the south, there are getaways to suit everyone. But where are families going in 2018? Classic winter destinations like the Snowy Mountains continue to be a family favourites. But it’s …

‘Incredible, iconic, traffic congestion’ are four words you’d probably never use together, yet they perfectly describe how the average Sydneysider feels about the Sydney Harbour Bridge. That included myself until about one month ago, when I finally got the chance to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Now I can only describe it as something truly …

Everyone knows that Sydney is an iconic, must-visit destination. People come from all over the globe just to get a photo with its world-famous harbour. But only locals know the real Sydney – the cool pocket precincts that make it buzz. And even fewer know the best-kept secret of all: the many awesome NSW regional …

As a big global city, Sydney can sometimes feel fast-paced and dominated by motor vehicles. But Sydney is also home to some of Australia’s most gorgeous coastal and bush walks, with stunning views of perfect beaches, beautiful national parks and a certain world-famous harbour to help keep you motivated. Here are seven of our favourites. …