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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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Farmstay Tweed Valley Hosanna

Family Fun at a Farmstay in the Tweed Valley

With a babbling brook running through it, a muddy dam for swimming and domestic animals galore, Hosanna Farmstay

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Rumba Resort Caloundra - Review

Family Escape at Rumba Resort in Caloundra

Spending quality time with the kids always tops my wish list but only really happens when we go away on a family holiday. Despite my best intentions

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Expensive Souvenir

The Most Expensive Souvenir I’ve Ever Bought

I treasure the few souvenirs I have from my travels; textiles from Africa, a palm wood salad bowl from Costa Rica and ethic

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Fossicking for Sapphires in Rubyvale

A Beginner’s Guide to Fossicking for Sapphires in Rubyvale

If you’d like to try your luck and find a sapphire head to Rubyvale in Central Queensland. You can pop into the Rubvale Gallery

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Sapphire Gemfields, Central Queensland

From Dirt to Dazzler: Digging the Sapphire Gemfields

Word spread from Australia to New Zealand and as soon as Peter Brown heard about the free, easy lifestyle in the Sapphire

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Mantra Sun City penthouse on the Gold Coast

Penthouse Living at Mantra Sun City on the Gold Coast

When I checked into the Mantra Sun City in Surfer’s Paradise as soon as the receptionist mentioned the spa and swimming

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Noosa bread Belmondos

Is this the Best Bread in Noosa?

I’m always looking for ways to be healthier and this year I’ve been learning about paleo nutrition, tackling emotional eating

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Sunspace Cafe, Doonan, Noosa locals guide

Noosa Local’s Guide: Sunspace Cafe in Doonan

It’s good to be curious but sometimes it gets me into trouble as it did during my visit to the Sunspace Cafe in Doonan

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Author: Annabel Candy