A single dorsal fin pierces the water then disappears. It emerges a short distance further on as the Sealink Ferry ploughs through the smooth rollers. We’re travelling from Cape Jervis on the South Australian mainland to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island, … Read the rest
A date with Midnight Oil in Adelaide provided the impetus for a road trip from Sydney to Adelaide, taking time to explore along the way.
Ignoring warnings to “book everything before you go” because Australians are “holidaying at home”, we … Read the rest
Last night we slept in Ouyen (pronounced Oh-yen). The man at the Mallee Bakery in Ouyen tells me “Jeff Kennett did a good thing. He put Ouyen on the map” when Jeff Kennett claimed that Ouyen had the best vanilla … Read the rest
Where many only see disaster, Amorelle Dempster finds opportunity.
Four years ago, as a founding member of Slow Food Hunter Valley, she was horrified to learn that tonnes of storm damaged pumpkins would be ploughed into the ground, as they … Read the rest
There are only seven painted silos in New South Wales and Portland is home to one of them. Less than half an hour from Lithgow, where we are staying, a drive to see the towering Portland Silo Artwork is high … Read the rest
Every week visitors tell Sharon Howard, curator of Lithgow’s Gang Gang Gallery that they came to Lithgow “because the mountains are just too busy”.
Plenty on offer in Lithgow
Nestled in a valley on the western edge of the Blue … Read the rest
“Are you looking for food?” asks Avam as we walk past his bar at Hill End’s Royal Hotel to the bistro. “My cook hasn’t turned up and there are no meals tonight” he adds.
What’s for dinner?
Besides a bag … Read the rest
“I’m from Mudgee not Mosman” explains the bumper sticker on a dirty ute. The driver sees me chuckling and smiles. Mudgee is in farming country. Wine country to be exact, but there’s more to the town than great wine and … Read the rest
“Sofala was dead. Everything was closed” says a friend. “I couldn’t even get a cup of tea” she adds.
With her comments front of mind, my expectations are low as we drive into Sofala. Perhaps that’s why I’m pleasantly surprised.… Read the rest
Needing a break from COVID imposed time at home, I recently spent a few days exploring Maitland and historic Morpeth, a less than two-hour drive north of Sydney. Not having spent time in Maitland, I was interested to discover more … Read the rest
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