The pretty Dandenong Ranges have long been a quick escape for Melburnians. Now a rise in eclectic eateries, contemporary cooking schools and modern interior design classes has seen this Victorian corner become a hotspot of creativity, says Jocelyn Pride Rolling hills of fertile chocolatey soil, dense temperate rainforests, teeming populations of wildlife, the Dandenong Ranges (that’s ‘the Dandenongs’ for short, not to be confused with Melbourne suburb Dandenong) has been...
Keen to travel with dog or cat? There are now more pets than people in Australia, according to the Animal Health Alliance of Australia. Read this list of FAQs first. 1. Is it easy to travel with your pet? Our travel industry doesn’t seem that pet-friendly. Times are changing. While the easiest way to travel with a pet is still the road-trip/camping holiday combo, according to president of the Caravan and Camping Industry Association, Theo Wilmont (and we’re inclined to agree – there are over 50 dog-friendly campsites in the popular Big4 Holiday Parks brand alone), there are other options....
It’s only 150km long, yet Kangaroo Island is home to arguably the densest and most varied menagerie of wildlife in Australia. It’s landscape is so diverse you won’t believe that all this can be crammed onto one island. Here are nine ways to explore this natural bounty, from wildlife spotting and sand dune sliding to inspiring coastal walks and food so fresh it will almost make you weep. So, jump in your car, discover KI’s natural wonders (words: Steve Madgwick). 1. Truly Remarkable Rocks and the tree-mendous Admirals Arch On Kangaroo Island’s south-western tip, behind the mallee scrub and sugar-gum...
Surfing champ Layne Beachley shares her story with and her thoughts on that one thing she loves most about Australia. Well, she couldn’t stop at just one. Winning my first world title was surreal because I actually didn’t realise I’d won it. I was in Lacanau, south-west France, and I only speak a handful of French; I understood that they were saying “new world champion of surfing” but I didn’t know they were referring to me. One of my friends, an Australian journalist, explained what was going on and said “do something!” so I jumped up and down like a kangaroo. It...
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