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Travel guide New South Wales for Gliding

Wauchope, Mid North Coast NSW
By Kylie Jane Degeling

Talk to any adult who grew up in Sydney, and there’s a good chance they have fond memories of spending family holidays driving up the Pacific Highway to the Mid North Coast. For decades it has been a popular holiday region, with plenty of farms, quaint towns, parks and wildlife to enjoy. Year-round pleasant weather combined with delightful scenery beckon families, couples and groups alike. Wauchope is a small country town, which was originally home to a thriving timber industry. Today the timber mill is gone but the town has immortalised its origins by building a historical tourist attraction called Timbertown, which recreates the early settlement of the area.   Wauchope also prides itself on a thriving dairy industry and within Timbertown itself, you can visit a cheese makin... Read more

Kurrajong Village Collectables & Antiques Market

Contact: 0408970786 or be_nice58@hotmail.com
SUNDAY 16th May 2010 9am to 3pm At The CWA HALL OLD BELLS LINE of ROAD KURRAJONG VILLAGE, KURRAJONG NSW. Tables Available for Rent Contact Bernice on 0408 970 786 or visit website below Help us raise Funds for the local Kurrajong Rural Volunteer Fire Brigade  Sausage Sizzle and fantastic raffle prizes including the latest & signed copy of Alan Carter's Antiques/Collectables Price Guide Many stalls with quality Collectables & Antiques Eg: China, jewellery, dolls, kitchenalia,  Vintage Read more

Editor's Choice - Tilba Cottage
By Lisa Monk

Lives are so busy these days that for many of us, long holidays are a thing of the past.  We seem to be taking shorter but more frequent breaks and one of the most important points in deciding where to stay is the distance between home and the property.  Count yourself lucky if you live in Sydney, as Tilba Cottage, nestled in the serene bush and national parks of the central coast, is only 90 minutes from Sydney – but miles away from the everyday. It is rare to travel such a short distance from the centre of a major city and find such a sense of peace and seclusion, but Tilba Cottage has all that and more.  Located at Pretty Beach near Hardy’s Bay, this gorgeous property seems to float among the treetops in its bushland setting, but is only moments from glorio... Read more

Review - Benbellen Country Retreat
By Lisa Powell

Cherry Tree Lane, Hannam Vale Manning Valley A beautiful and eco-minded property that ticks all the holiday boxes… Overall rating?        Outstanding        What makes Benbellen Country Retreat different? This wonderful property is so many things … a country retreat, farm stay, B&B, country cottages – and all with environmental concerns firmly at the fore. As you arrive you are entranced by the farmland setting, superb outlook and luxurious country home.  This is a working farm, and the kids will love feeding the animals, including baby alpacas (depending on the timing of your visit). Accommodation overview You are spoiled for choice here!  Stay in the B&B luxury of the house f... 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

Travelling with Teens
By Lisa Monk

We know that our teenage children can be delightful, exasperating, funny, sullen, adventurous, shy, talkative, slothful and manic – and sometimes that is just in the space of an hour!  All these moods are magnified when it comes to travelling, be it in Australia or overseas, as teens and parents are forced into one another’s company without a ‘get out of jail free’ card, such as time with friends. Travelling overseas with teenagers tends to be a better experience for a number of reasons, such as the brilliant entertainment systems now available on most flights, menus that let them eat things they like, resorts that have activities that cater for most age groups and the “wow” factor.  So let’s concentrate on surviving travelling in Austra... Read more

Review - Kalili Beach House
By Michelle Davis

Kalili Beach House 69 Farrell Road, Bulli, Illawarra region New South Wales A parent’s retreat that is great for families too! This lovely beach house is a real escape… with a parent’s retreat upstairs, spa bath, large deck and all the attractions of Bulli, there is something to keep the whole family happy.   Overall rating?   Excellent What makes Kalili Beach House different? It is a gorgeous self-contained cottage with plenty of parking (for your boat as well) and easy access to the front door to make unloading the car a breeze.  Although the property is only 30 minutes from Sydney’s southern suburbs, you will feel miles away from the details of everyday life.  The large deck offers great views and makes it easy to relax and ta... Read more

Review - Gloucester Art House
By Lisa Powell

8 Cook Street Gloucester  NSW Quality accommodation in a beautiful setting on the banks of the Gloucester River Overall rating?        Outstanding        What makes Gloucester Art House different? This is a fantastic house in a bushland setting that abounds with birdlife.  The Gloucester River runs through the bottom of the property, giving you all the ambience of being deep in the country, yet within a short walk to town. The art works displayed throughout the house give it a magical feeling and everything is supplied to ensure you have a great stay. Accommodation overview There are two bedrooms with queen-size beds, the main has an ensuite, there is a double bed on the landing on the way up to the art s... Read more

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