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Editor's Choice - The African Cottage and The Rondawel
By Lisa Monk

Often when we think of holidays, we think of sparkling sands and pristine waters. However by thinking only of beach holidays, we are missing many of the glorious treasures that nestle in the hinterland behind the beaches. They offer a different type of holiday, but one still within close proximity to beaches, if that is what you are looking for. The hinterland behind the Sunshine Coast hides many treasures, such as The African Cottage and The Rondawel. These African-inspired cottages are the brainchild of Matilda, who came to Australia from South Africa over 20 years ago. She spent many years running a restaurant that served traditional South African food as well as developing a range of sauces, chutneys, marinades and spices. These Gourmet Afrika products are still available, however M... 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

Editor's Choice - Wings Resort & Spa
By Lisa Monk

As parts of Australia are moving towards the cooler weather, it is worth remembering that the Gold Coast is a great destination all year round, with autumn temperatures hovering around 25 degrees C and even in winter it is a balmy average of 21 degrees C.  Yes, you say, but it is water temperature that dictates a great autumn/winter beach holiday, right?  Right – and even in winter the average water temperature on the Gold Coast only drops to about 20 degrees C. So why all the figures?  Well, some of us believe that summer should never end, and if you holiday at Wings Resort & Spa, you will find out that it doesn’t have to!  This is one of the most contemporary apartment complexes on the Gold Coast and all deluxe rooms have panoramic ocean views and ... Read more

Editor's Choice - Curramore Country Cabins – a touch of Maleny magic!
By Lisa Monk

Sometimes we forget that holidays can go beyond the coast; but taking time out in the magical hinterland of Maleny has many rewards – including Curramore Country Cabins.  Situated in the Sunshine Coast hinterland and surrounded by breathtaking valleys are these gorgeous cabins, which offer an escape most adults are crying out for!   Only a few minutes drive from Maleny and in the heart of spectacular countryside, these 41/2 star cabins are nestled on the top of the Blackall Range, with commanding views of the valleys and ranges.  Imagine relaxing on your own private balcony with a glass of champagne, listening to the bird calls – these cabins offer solitude and serenity. The accommodation also includes purpose-built accessible cabins, ensuring that those in wh... Read more

Review - Sunshine Coast Holiday Resort
By Lisa Monk

Sunshine Coast Holiday Resort – great location, great choice! Alexandra Headland/Mooloolaba lies on the coast one hour’s drive from Brisbane International Airport and just 15 minutes from the Sunshine Coast Airport.  It has always been known for its laid-back lifestyle and fabulous beaches, and over the years has grown into a cosmopolitan and friendly area, with great shops, cafes and restaurants. Sunshine Coast Holiday Resort consists of three properties: Alexandra on the Pacific, Mariner on the Pacific and Ocean Vista on Alex.  The three boutique properties are integrated as one with reception at Alexandra on the Pacific.  All have secure undercover parking and heated pools and spas.  Having 3 properties operated as one means that the guest is spoiled fo... Read more

 
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