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,…

Australia’s surfing Mecca: Point Plomer

With a reputation for world-class surfing conditions, as well as a long golden beach, it’s no wonder Point Plomer has long been a favourite of Australian holidaymakers. Shaggy-haired, sun-kissed surfers make their annual pilgrimage to this coastal hideaway, determined to get their fill of…

Camp: Banksia Green

Hidden behind dunes, in the sprawling 450 sq km Myall Lakes National Park, Banksia Green campground is a cosy little campsite worth stumbling upon. The more well-known Mungo Brush campground is literally a skip up Mungo Brush Road and is popular with kayakers and…