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Delightful Destination: Adelong, NSW
By Kylie Jane Degeling

The Heritage listed country town of Adelong is nestled along the Adelong River to the northwest of the Snowy Mountains. This pretty 19th century town has an array of historic farmhouses, town buildings and plenty of trees, which change colour in a spectacular fashion in autumn. Ghosts of gold diggers long past would likely be thrilled to see how much of their history has been preserved, offering a mixture of charm and beauty to an area that is frequented by bushwalkers and skiers alike, staying in nearby tourist centres.   Things to do: Given Adelong is best known for its golden history, you may want to try your hand at fossicking for gold at Richies Gold Battery located at Adelong Falls Reserve.    Walking the streets of Adelong will provide a feel for the charm of the... Read more

Australia has it's say on Best Adventure Destination
By Penny Parsons

Best Aussie Adventures Where do you think is the best adventure holiday destination in Australia? The 2009 votes are still being counted to find the best place to take yourself and your friends, partner or family on an adventure holiday. Where are the best places to go, things to do and things to see? TakeABreak.com.au, Australia’s only independent holiday rental website, has initiated a first time ‘Best Places to Stay’ award for Australian destinations, which recognises towns and cities that have outstanding facilities in specialist segment categories. Winners will be voted on by the public with 8 categories presenting finalists across each state. Just some of the TakeABreak Adventure Destination finalists… Freycinet P... Read more

Australia’s favourite winter getaways
By Penny Parsons

Australia’s favourite winter getaways Where’s your favourite destination in winter? Heading for the cool of the highlands or north for the heat? We asked you to vote on your favourite winter holiday destination. TakeABreak.com.au, Australia’s only independent holiday rental website, initiated a first time ‘Best Places to Stay’ award for Australian destinations, which recognised towns and cities that have outstanding facilities in specialist segment categories. Winners were voted on by the public, with 8 categories presenting finalists across each state. Just some of the TakeABreak Winter Destination Finalists: Goldfields, VIC 0.70% Darwin, NT 2.82% ... 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

Skiing at Mt Selwyn
By Lisa Monk

A family ski holiday is one of those things we all want to do, but various issues can make us choose another destination, price obviously being one! However, that first family holiday to the snow is not necessarily out of reach, and can offer enough interest and variety to keep the non-skiers happy as well! What is needed is a family-friendly resort that understands that the needs of family skiers are different to those of others. Mt Selwyn is a friendly ski resort that is ideal for a family ski holiday.  The Selwyn snowfields offer shorter, safer runs due to the gentle nature of the terrain, and the Chum Bowl is probably the best beginners area in the mountains. The ski programs cater to both adults and children, with toddlers as young as 18 months eligible to join the ski school.&n... Read more

Tips for a family trip to the snow
By My Travel Angel Website

Winter is here, and what better way to enjoy the season than a family trip to the snow, which can be as simple as sliding down the slopes on plastic garbage bags or as extravagant as resorts and skiing schools for the children. Whatever you choose, a holiday to the snow is one that is usually enjoyed just as much by the parents as the children. Ski School Much more fun than real school, ski school will teach children how to ski or snowboard and give you some time out to hit the big slopes (or just the spa!). The instructors will put your children in classes according to age and skill and they will be given all the safety equipment, such as helmets for first timers. Classes can run for a few hours on one single day, but it is probably better to keep the consistency and momentum goin... Read more

By Liz Seaton

Whatever the season, whatever the reason, a stay in Mansfield - in Victoria’s northeast - is the perfect way to relax and revive. The Mansfield area is renowned for its spectacular national parks, state forests, mountains, lakes and rivers, and historic links. Its sense of history and adventure is still evident in the homes and buildings that have graced the landscape for several generations. New industries with a stronger tourism focus have given visitors and residents alike many more reasons to the stay in the area. The rivers, lakes and mountains await lovers of the great outdoors; the shops, galleries, restaurants and wineries welcome lovers of the great indoors. Go driving, hiking, camping, biking, horse riding all year round, and snow skiing in winter. Wonder at the sweeping ... Read more

Alpine National Park
By Parks Victoria

"The Alpine National Park has heathlands, alpine grasslands, scattered Snow Gum woodlands, wildflowers in summer, snow in winter and spectacular views all year 'round…it is a very beautiful part of Australia." Peter Jacobs, Ranger-in-Charge, Alpine National Park The Great Alpine Road is the best way to discover Victoria's spectacular alpine environment and see some of Australia's finest and most varied scenery. Stretching 308 kilometres, from Bairnsdale in Gippsland to Wangaratta in north east Victoria, the Great Alpine Road is Australia's highest altitude bitumen road with year-round accessibility and takes visitors to a peak of 1,825 metres. The Great Alpine Road weaves in and out of villages, past wineries and country pubs, near orchards and through Victoria's large... Read more

Bredbo, Snowy Mountains NSW
By Feathers B&B

Bredbo is a quaint rural village located in the Monaro, the heart of Merino Country. Undisturbed by the urban sprawl of the major cities and towns Bredbo has retained its old world charm and the true nature of Australian rural life. The gateway to the High Country Bredbo is surrounded by views of sprawling grasslands, pastures and mountains. Bredbo is the perfect place to energise the body and soul so that after your visit you’ll be ready to take on the world again. All your senses can be indulged by booking a Soar, Sup and Slumber package. Experience the spirit of adventure with the serenity and tranquility of gliding over the Monaro. With your feet back on the ground prolong the feeling of peace while sipping on a glass of Settin Estate wine and munching on a succulent wood f... Read more

Ski Thredbo
By Penny Parsons

Ski Thredbo, Snowy Mountains, NSW Thredbo ski fields, in NSW’s Kosciuszko National Park, are home to Australia’s longest ski run, the 5.9km from Karel’s T-Bar to Friday Flat, across wide open slopes and fascinating snowgum trails. World Class Skiing With 672 metres of vertical and its highest elevation at 2,037 metres, 14 lifts and 480 hectares of terrain, Thredbo is the place to ski, snowboard or après-ski in NSW. For beginners, intermediate or advanced skiers and snowboarders, there is something for everyone in Thredbo. As the advertising slogan says – Thredbo, You’ll like it! Friday Flat is purpose-built for beginners with a carpet lift and chairlift. Intermediates can cruise the Cruiser at Meritts and carve the Supertrail down the main spine o... Read more

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