Astra Lodge wins at World Ski Awards

Astra Lodge, in the Victorian Alps, has been named Australia’s Best Ski Boutique Hotel 2017¬†at the World Ski Awards in Austria. It’s the second time the five-star property has taken out the prestigious award, having received the honour in 2016. In their fifth year,…

WILDfest launches in style

The inaugural WILDfest, Australia’s first wilderness festival, has successfully launched in the New South Wales Southern Highlands. The three-day event in Joadja, (held from October 27-29) attracted nature lovers and foodies from around the state, with the highlight being WILD Native Feast. The feast…

Camp: Chai-spiced toasted muesli

Staying healthy on the road can be difficult, especially when it seems easier to fry up bacon and eggs on the barbecue than it does trying to keep milk cold and fruit fresh. But anyone who’s been travelling for extended periods of time (heck,…

The “Reef”, five ways

It’s where rainforest descends toward the sea, divers meet reef, and backpackers get acquainted with countless bars bustling with business. It’s Tropical North Queensland, where travellers play in bath-like water and on the palm-fringed islands. The mai tais and white beaches are great reasons…

Surfing Scotts Head

Hidden away off the Pacific Highway, the tiny surf town of Scotts Head, on the mid-north coast of New South Wales, largely remains a secret, even to Aussies. But with a top right-hand point break that sees long, mellow waves wash towards the shore,…