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Review - Karralika Springs B&B Mountain Retreat
By Anita Lai

50c Keoghs Road Kangaroo Valley Karralika Springs has glorious views over Kangaroo Valley and a lovely welcoming feel. We were greeted by the hosts and made to feel at home straight away.   Overall rating? Great, with outstanding cleanliness   What makes Karralika Springs B&B different? Wherever you are – inside or out, the stunning views are a feature of this lovely property. We had a wonderful panorama of the mountains, which we could enjoy while lying in bed!   Accommodation overview There are three rooms, which can be booked separately or together. One room has a queen-size bed and can be booked with access to a large bathroom with twin showers and basins, spa, and separate toilet. The Queen Room can also be booked along with the Double Room, with sh... Read more

Review - Anglea House Bed & Breakfast
By Hannah Kothe

Best hosted accommodation: Anglea House Bed & Breakfast, NSW Liz is the host at Anglea House Bed & Breakfast and she knows the meaning of great country hospitality. The property was awarded the TakeABreak 2008 National Award for best-hosted accommodation and it is easy to see why. Located in the small town of Walcha, in the beautiful and productive New England Tablelands region of New South Wales, Anglea House Bed & Breakfast is a ‘home away from home.’ The serene national park surrounding the township is part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserve, a World Heritage area. Just over two hours drive inland from Port Macquarie, Walcha is a beautiful part of the world. Famed for its abundant trout fishing and the magnificent Aspley Falls, Walcha is an ideal pl... Read more

Places to propose
By Kylie Jane Degeling

The moment has come, and you know with absolute certainty that you have found your soul mate. You dream of spending the rest of your life with this incredible person and hope the feelings are shared. You want to propose, but know that this moment will stand out in both of your memories for eternity – so it has to be really special. Holiday Inspirations has searched Australia for the most romantic destinations and activities to enjoy while proposing to the love of your life. New South Wales Countless movies have shown Sydney Harbour to be a romantic spot to stroll, while gazing at views of the bridge or Opera House. But move out a bit further, and you have the wine regions, beautiful beaches and mountains. Whether you decide to jazz up your proposal with a limousine or fancy restaur... Read more

Safety tips for travelling in Australia
By Lisa Monk

Those of us who live in Australia grow up understanding the joys, dangers and safety rules that make it such a great place.  However, many visitors to our country find Australia an alien, but starkly beautiful country, and they have little or no understanding of the best way to stay safe and enjoy their time here. A few very simple rules can help to make a visit to Australia a safe and pleasurable experience, and Tourism Australia has a brochure available for download that lists safety tips in a variety of languages. Driving tips One of the first things to remember is that speed limits are strictly enforced in Australia, more so than in many countries overseas.  Generally, when driving in urban and suburban areas, the speed limit is between 50 and 60 kilometres per hour. When ... Read more

Central Coast
By Kylie Jane Degeling

Covering a large expanse of coast about an hour south of Newcastle and an hour north of Sydney, the Central Coast region has something for everyone. Each of the towns and hamlets along the stretch have their own unique character and history, along with stunning beaches, lakes, rivers, galleries, boutiques, national parks, and friendly locals. It is an area of Australia well worth visiting – frequently. Things to do Here are a few ideas to get you started. 1. Stroll along a different beach every day. 2. Try your hand at fishing. There are so many great fishing spots along the Hawkesbury River, Pittwater, and Broken Bay to name a few. Take your own boat, or book a charter. 3. Sample some fine fruit wine and take a tour of the vineyard at Firescreek in Holgate, just ... Read more

Sydney Style
By Kylie Robertson & Irene Morgan

 There’s no place in the world like Sydney for style There’s no place in the world... Read more

Pampering & Indulgence, Sydney
By Kylie Robertson & Irene Morgan

There’s no place in the world like Sydney for spas There’s so much to do in Sydney that it is easy to forget one of the best holiday experiences can be found in the moment you slow down, take a deep breath and soak it all in. Sydney has an array of urban sanctuaries, ideal for a spot of relaxation and pampering after exploring the city. Here is a selection of the best hotel and day spas to be found in Sydney: Day Spas Angsana Spa, Double Bay Angsana is linked with the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa in Thailand, offering everything from holistic massages to tropical scrubs in this trendy eastern suburbs retreat. www.angsanaspa.com/dayspas/doublebay   Aveda Concept Spa, Oxford Street Aveda Spa is famous for its rejuvenating Himalayan therapy, a two-hour treatment that... Read more

There’s no place in world like Sydney for a beach lifestyle
By Kylie Robertson

Sydneysiders love being outdoors. Their breezy lifestyles revolve around the city’s spectacular waterfront location and cultural activities – from movies and theatre performances to live music and festivals – regularly take place directly under the big blue sky, particularly during the summer. Both locals and visitors alike love to take advantage of the city’s unique beach culture – indeed, in Sydney there is more than 350km of coastline to enjoy and more than 90 beaches. Many of the city’s best beaches are within easy reach of the city and there’s plenty of things to do at each one – from adventurous activities like swimming, surfing and kayaking, to more sedate activities such as dining out at one of the many beachside restaurants, or enjoy... Read more

Sydney Events
By Kylie Robertson & Irene Morgan

There’s no place in the world like Sydney for events Sydney is a sensational events capital. Its record for hosting large-scale events, including major sporting events such as the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and the 2003 Rugby World Cup, is well known around the world. Sydney will host World Youth Day in 2008 and will welcome Pope Benedict XVI along with more than 100,000 youths who will follow a spectacular pilgrimage across Sydney. www.wyd2008.org In 2009, Sydney will host the World Masters Games, which is the biggest mass participation, multi-national, multi-sport festival in the world.  www.2009worldmasters.com The city also hosts a glittering range of artistic, cultural, social and community festivals and events. Here are some of Sydney’s annual event highlights: JA... Read more

Need to get away
Australia
By Penny Parsons

Do you just need a break from the hum drum of every day life? Escape from the city, for a weekend, or a longer getaway! The average Australian takes holidays twice a year, and most often we travel with families and friends, including children, according to recent research commissioned by Take A Break Away. Australian holidaymakers most often choose to stay in self-contained accommodation, either an apartment or a house, followed closely by bed and breakfast properties and guesthouses. It seems we like access to self-catering facilities so we can do our own thing, relax and fire up the barbeque. Decisions, Decisions, Decisions How do we decide where to go? We look at location and availability, as well as personal recommendations from friends and relatives. More and more we are using the... Read more

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