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7 of the best Mackay Region restaurants and cafes for families

For our food fixated fam, the Mackay Region turned out to be quite the culinary surprise. Not only does this region bring nature to life with beach-loving roos and paddling platypus, lush rainforests and some of Queensland’s prettiest beaches, it’s also packed with epicurean delights. Not only will visitors find sublime restaurants and cafes serving […] Read more…

15 reasons to rush your kids to Sovereign Hill

15 reasons to rush your kids to Sovereign Hill

Sovereign Hill is Australia’s best outdoor museum and, without need of any incarnation of the venerable Dr Who or his Tardis, takes families travelling back through time to Ballarat’s gold rush. Spread over 25 hectares of the original alluvial goldfields, the recreation gold rush town brings the decade after the discovery of gold in Ballarat in 1851 back to […] Read more…

The Story Lives on at Sovereign Hill

The Story Lives on at Sovereign Hill

The promise of striking it rich during Ballarat’s gold rush lured almost 500,000 people to the Australian colonies. Today families are being lured to Sovereign Hill, an incredible outdoor, interactive museum, to find out more. While life in the goldfields was brutal for all but the wealthiest members of society, it was hardest of all […] Read more…

Sunset at Sofitel Nusa Dua

Hotel review: Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua

In collaboration with Luxury Escapes Bali is one of those places that does resorts extremely well and, of the six I’ve now stayed in, I can’t fault a single one. But, though we’d been told by several extremely discerning friends that the Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua was the absolute best of the best, we planned on […] Read more…

Bali by kids

He said, she said: Bali by kids

I have to confess it took me a while to catch the Bali bug. You see, my first taste of Bali wasn’t exactly a success, partly due to my appalling taste in first husbands and partly due to the fact that I spent the entire week drunk and/or rocking a killer hangover. So awful was […] Read more…

Sunrise at Heart Hotel and Gallery, Airlie Beach

Way to glow in the Whitsundays

In my decidedly inexpert opinion, holidays are the fountain of youth. Research shows that holidays can cut blood pressure, aid in better sleep better and relieve stress. In fact, I’d go as far as to say that nothing gives one a natural glow quite like a few days of sun and sea. And, as a […] Read more…

Family fun in the lagoon pool at Big 4 Adventure Whitsundays Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach: BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort with kids

It has only been a few months since Tropical Cyclone Debbie hit the Whitsundays with ferocious force, but we’ve already revisited several times to soak up the sun, sand and a little family fun. And while the area has certainly undergone something of an environmental makeover, I can happily confirm that Airlie Beach, the gateway […] Read more…

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