Oceania

Solomon Islands World War 2

World War 2 Tour in the Solomon Islands

In some ways it seems that little has changed in the sleepy Solomon Islands since 1942 when the US

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Day Trip to Savo Island in the Solomons

Day Trip to Savo Island in the Solomons

Shrouded in low cloud, Savo Island floats on the ocean like a land that time forgot. Our boat looks like a bath toy

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Sunshine Coast Staycation: Rumba Beach Resort in Caloundra, Part 2

Sunday As training for the half marathon fundraiser in Luang Prabang I was supposed

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Sunshine Coast Staycation Rumba Resort Caloundra

Sunshine Coast Staycation: Rumba Beach Resort in Caloundra, Part 1

Staycations are increaasingly popular. Not only do we have less time for overseas vacations but, if you live in Brisbane

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Shell Money Festival

Shell Money Festival in the Solomon Islands

The people of Malaita Island have long been the most feared tribe in the Solomon Islands. Distrusting of strangers

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Solomon Islands: Things to Know

The Solomon Islands: 10 Things You Should Know

You’ve probably heard of the Solomon Islands but might not be sure what they’re like, who lives there or even where

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Remote Fraser Island Tour (for People Who Don’t Do Tours)

This is just the first stop on our Remote Fraser Island tour with Tasman Venture and it’s hard to believe we’re just a 60 minute boat ride from the malls and fast food joints of

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America's Cup Sailing Experience in Auckland

America’s Cup Sailing Experience in Auckland

When NZ won the America’s Cup sailing race in 2000 it was a big deal. The nation was celebrating and we hopped on a ferry from Waiheke Island where we lived to downtown

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Hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing: a Classic New Zealand Adventure

True friends add fun to life. Like family, they know you better than anyone else and love you just the way you are but without any of the emotional baggage that can affect family

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Hiking Mount Barney

Would You Dare Hike Up Mount Barney?

Hiking Mount Barney is not a walk in the park. Rising 1,359m above sea level, in South East Queensland’s Scenic Rim, Mount Barney’s peak is often shrouded in clouds. It’s an impressive sight from ground

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Tamarind Restaurant, Montville

Tamarind Restaurant: a Taste of Thailand on the Sunshine Coast

It’s easy to get to Clovelly Estate in Montville on the Sunshine Coast and even easier to wander across the terrace to the two hatted restaurant, The Long Apron. Getaways don’t

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The Long Apron, Montville

The Long Apron at Clovelly Estate

Our room is a calm cocoon of serenity, gently decorated in muted tones with a large private balcony surrounded by vibrant, green

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Clovelly Estate, Montville

Gourmet Getaway at Clovelly Estate in Montville

Nothing feels like more of an escape than a midweek break. While everyone else is hard at work, slipping away from your desk

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Best Waterfalls and Swimming Holes on the Sunshine Coast

7 Best Waterfalls and Swimming Holes on the Sunshine Coast

I love waterfalls. I have a theory that water is the secret to happiness because nothing lifts my mood like the sight and sound of falling water. I’ve

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Caloundra electric bike hire

Caloundra Coasting: Exploring Six Beaches on Electric Bikes

Finding fun activities for all the family can be tricky, especially when you’re trying to please active tweens, cool kid teens and their weary middle-aged

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Author: Annabel Candy