Tag: Oceania

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Setting Sail in Abel Tasman National Park

This January, whilst New Zealand was being attacked by unseasonable wild storms, four intrepid travellers decided to take to the sea. Fortunately, the voyage was along the north coast of the…

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New Zealand’s Greatest Day Hike: The Tongariro Alpine Crossing

A scarred and violent landscape — torn apart by an ancient love triangle, according to Māori legend — is the setting for the iconic Tongariro Alpine Crossing. The legend adds a deep…

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Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000

Bathurst 1000 — known as ‘The Great Race’ amongst fans — is Australia’s ultimate motorsports championship. It began in 1960 as a humble car race that took place on the Phillip…

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Visiting the Islands of the South Pacific

The essence of the South Pacific is simple: idyllic atolls and white-sand beaches lined by palm trees, razor sharp mountain peaks rising out of azure waters, and lazy days by the sea.

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A Very Kiwi South Island Road Trip 

Driving along the magnificent stretches of New Zealand’s South Island highway between Christchurch and Central Otago without a care in the world, the sun streaming down from the bleached…

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Bondi Beach and the Body Beautiful

The sadist on the beach seems to have strange power over the slight figure crouching submissively in front of him in the pre-dawn light. He performs an exercise and his disciple frantically…

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St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival — Auckland Edition

St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival has come a long way from its humble beginnings. Started in 2005 in the backyard of a small Melbourne bar, Laneway has exploded to become one of…

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A Weekend Escape to Australia’s Central Coast

I’m ensconced in my favourite spot on a chaise longue, one of two, overlooking the beach. The early morning sky takes on a ripe apricot glow as the sun begins to climb. Sunbeams strike the…

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Norfolk Island: A Small Wonder in the Pacific

My morning stroll takes me past old ruins, pine trees and tranquil turquoise waters. In town I browse Irish linen, Venetian glass and English china, buying goods with unhurried pleasure. No…

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Beyond the Valley

The new kid on the Aussie music festival block, Beyond the Valley has made a big impact since its inception in 2014 and is fast becoming the way to celebrate the New Year in this part of the…

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