Kirsty, our guide for a Perth Small bar and Street Art Tour meets us at Yagan Square. I’ve learnt to pronounce Yagan correctly: “Yayy gn” not as I first thought “ya gaan”. The square is named after an Aboriginal Warrior … Read the rest
A bright blue cow guards the driveway entrance to the Wyong Milk Factory. Three rusty milk urns serve as letter boxes reminding visitors that milk was once processed here. These days milk is an essential ingredient in gourmet products made … Read the rest
Kurri Kurri, according to Cessnock City Council, is the largest mural town in mainland Australia. That’s why it features as a location on the Hunter Valley selfie trail. When I discover that there are over 60 outdoor artworks in Kurri … 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