Australia/NZ

Anything relating to Australia or New Zealand


25 free things you can do in Sydney

25 Free Things You Can Do In Sydney [Infographic] by the team at Momondo Group Ltd   Related posts: Enjoying the best (and free) parts of Sydney in summer Enjoying the best (and free) parts of Sydney in summer by Jessica Meddows     Summer… Meditating in Sydney’s pools Meditating in […]

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Author inspired by POW past

Fiona Palmer talks to The Writers Shack about her brand new novel, The Sunnyvale Girls, and how she found inspiration from an Italian prisoner of war I was talking to my friend Lea one day about how I wanted to write my next book on the Italian prisoners of war that worked on […]


Australia: king of the islands 1

Australia, the world’s biggest island, is home to thousands of other islands as well. These islands offer visitors wonderful choices to explore and enjoy their holiday. They are scattered all over the Australian coast and are as varied as they are beautiful. Scott Archer guest blogs at Gypsy Girl to uncover the […]

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Be on the look out for a substance that causes serious addiction   #167909339 / gettyimages.com   I went forty-one years in the coffee wilderness, never experiencing that all-consuming craving (okay, addiction) that some – namely my husband (who would mainline coffee straight into his veins if he could get over his aversion to […]


10 travel Instagram accounts you should follow

Instagram your way around the world By Marta López   Mobile phones have become one of the best travel mates for many photographers, bloggers and intrepid travellers. It´s all about being creative and playing around with the images to get the best result ever! In this sense, it seems like […]

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Brisbane on the Queen’s Birthday

Brisbane felt empty today, well, as empty as a city of 2 million people can feel on any given day. I don’t know if it was because I hit the streets early or if everyone took the opportunity to leave because of the public holiday. The Queen’s Birthday… Related posts: Happy […]


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A parents’ guide to enjoying rather than enduring family holidays   Think of a family holiday and what springs to mind?   Are you picturing theme park hotels, kiddie meals, sandcastles and sunburn, and endless screaming kids? Are you imagining one of those family friendly resorts with the kid’s club […]

Freefalling at ScienceWorks in Canberra

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Spirit of the ANZACs

In memory of those who gave their lives to give us freedom – Lest we forget This is an article I wrote many years ago on Anzac Day – in fact, it was one of the first articles I ever had published as a journalist. Given that today, Australians and […]


Taken for granted

  Next time you turn on your tap or light, spare a thought for those who live in Australia’s harsh Outback.   It’s dark and you want the light on.  You flick the switch.  Hey presto – light.  Or – if it doesn’t switch on, you are a tad frustrated.  […]

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The Great Tasmanian Cable Car Debate 4

Should Hobart allow a cable car up Mt Wellington? As a recent arrival to Tasmania (as opposed to a true, generational local), I am quite new to The Great Tasmanian Cable Car Debate – a debate that has been raging for 108 years! I kid you not. For more than a century, […]