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Marina Shores Review

Marina Shores Review

Airlie Beach once considered the exclusive domain of backpackers is emerging as a luxury getaway to rival the islands. Airlie is so accessible, with direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane it's the perfect base to explore all the Whitsundays has to offer. Unlike the islands, all the major attractions depart from Airlie Beach, so you have your pick of the adventure activities.

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Review Twilight Cottage Dandenong Ranges

Review Twilight Cottage Dandenong Ranges

It's pouring with rain, I've just carefully navigated through a severe weather event from Yarra Valley to the Dandenong Ranges and it's cold & dark. I pull up at my accommodation for the night and it's like a mirage, the most cosy, warm and inviting sight you ever did see with fairytale street appeal.

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Detox in Hepburn Springs at Saltus

Detox in Hepburn Springs at Saltus

Most people visit Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges for a weekend of relaxation and rejuvenation. What I didn't count on during my recent weekend in spa country was that it would be more of a detox than I'd expected.

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Review Sellicks Chills The Treehouse

Review Sellicks Chills The Treehouse

There's something special about a weekend away in wine country staying amongst the vines. Waking at a vineyard retreat makes for a magical start to the day, sun dappled vine leaves, peaceful mornings and that feeling of glorious isolation. Then there's exploring nearby cellar doors during the day and retiring to your accommodation with a glass of wine by the fireplace at night – it's all very convivial!

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Burleigh Beach Getaway at Bujerum Apartments

Burleigh Beach Getaway at Bujerum Apartments

My family and I haven't holidayed together on the Gold Coast since I was a teenager. We'd make the annual pilgrimage north to Surfers Paradise, the quintessential Aussie beach holiday destination, passing the iconic Pink Poodle for a week in our beachside apartment. My childhood days were spent on the waterslide at Grundy's, playing at Magic Mountain and navigating the remote controlled boats at Pacific Fair. It was a simple life, an idyllic life, before the high-rises infiltrated the skyline casting shadows on the beach.

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