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WISH YOU WERE HERE • PORTDOUGLAS QUEENSLAND
TRAVEL BUZZ • From clothing that will TAKE YOU PLACES, to travel- (and wallet-) friendly TECH and INTERIOR TIPS, here’s what’s on our agenda.
CLEVER AUSSIES Q&A JESSICA ABRAHAM • We chat to the creator of Sunshine Coast clothing label Tasi›Travels, whose pieces are designed and hand-made with travelling in mind.
TECH FOR TRAVELLERS • THESE NEW HIGH-TECH PIECES MAKE BEING CREATIVE WHILE AWAY EASY.
WINE & DINE • Where to head for FINE food, ELEGANT new restaurants and a WARMING single malt this WINTER.
ONE FOR THE ROAD • The cocktails that put the most considered Australian craft spirits to good use, with recipes from the best bartenders in the country.
pillow talk • Spend the NIGHT in the latest, greatest and most FABULOUS NEW STAYS in the country.
THE FRONT DESK • John Domjan, concierge at Treasury on Collins, lives and breathes Melbourne city (he lives over the river in South Yarra); here, his latest recommendations for coffee, dining and shopping. treasuryoncollins.com.au
Lady bird • Winter is the perfect time to OVERHAUL your wardrobe in favour of a WARMING PALETTE of RICH REDS contrasted by black and grey.
MEMORY AND MYTH • An EGYPTIAN SPHINX in New South Wales: IMOGEN EVESON explores the most UNUSUAL of war memorials, hidden in the BUSHLAND of KU-RING-GAI Chase National Park.
THE GREAT BARRIER REEF: be the solution, not the problem • Could your presence on OUR REEF hold the key to preserving it for future generations? It sounds like SCIENCE FICTION, but it’s actually all about the power of CITIZEN SCIENCE, writes DILVIN YASA.
MEET THE GREAT EIGHT
NOTES FROM A (BRUTALLY HONEST) MINI ECO-WARRIOR
Q&A • With Dr Colin Limpus, expert in turtle research and conservation
GREAT BARRIER REEF NO-NOS
WEEKENDS • reviews . ipswich . adelaide’s east end . the riverina . ferguson valley
Back to the future • CELESTE MITCHELL checks in to one of the Gold Coast’s original 1950s BEACH MOTELS and finds a low-key HOLIDAY VIBE that’s MIA in many new hotels.
GOLD SPELL • CRAIG TANSLEY discovers the most TR ADITIONAL of Japanese YAKITORI BARS just metres away from one of Australia’s most famous SURF BREAKS.
MUDGEE MAGIC • Located less than 270 kilometres north-west of Sydney, the fuss-free journey to the Mudgee region is all part of the adventure, and what awaits is a stunning, sensate mix of charm and sophistication.
THE GREAT ESCAPE • An ICONIC RESORT with a fresh new look; does THE BYRON at Byron still tick all the boxes? MEGAN ARKINSTALL finds out.
avo good day • A FORMER bowling club in Sydney’s INNER-WEST is worth missing out ON A MORTGAGE for, discovers LEIGH-ANN POW.
GUIDE TO A GIRLS’ WEEKEND AWAY IN SYDNEY • Planning some serious female bonding? Look no further than Swissôtel Sydney – it’s the ideal city location to refresh, restore, and replenish.
SWITCHING IT UP • The CITY OF IPSWICH, poised on the edge of the SCENIC RIM, is rewriting ITS STORY with cafe culture, CRAFT BEER and country music.