In summer, the surrounding vineyards are filled with the often surreal works of Sculpture in the Vineyards. Mildura has its own brewery. Loved the little extra touches like the complimentary toiletries, bottle of wine and chocolate, and the houseplants, especially the chain of hearts in the niche. 7 nights in Darwin from $609pp* including Litchfield National Park Waterfalls sightseeing tour and Big Bus Darwin 24 hour Hop-on Hop-off pass. Just throw in a line.” – Fleur Bainger. The area has since been studied using various instruments to explain what may have caused this effect, but nothing has been discovered. Promotional content will be removed and issues concerning Booking.com’s services should be routed to our Customer Service or Accommodation Service teams. One of the most prominent Yandells was Augustus Courts Yandell, whose success as a gold-finder in the 1850s enabled him and his family to own as many as 15 Castlemaine properties at one time. The space has all the mod cons and is super cosy. Did you know? V/Line operates VLocity services to Melbourne's Southern Cross station, the fastest weekday express taking 65 minutes. // 134km (2hrs) northeast of Hobart, and 135km (2hrs) southeast of Launceston. “Like the Great Ocean Road but without the tourists. Where? Its highest point is Mt. // Hervey Bay was originally part of the cattle station, Toogoom Run, in 1854. The people of Marysville will rebuild, I am sure. // Around 241km (3hrs) northwest of Sydney. Booking.com does not accept responsibility or liability for any reviews or responses. Exclusive deal includes 5 nights accommodation at Hamilton Island Reef View Hotel, full breakfast daily, BONUS $150 resort credit, Whitehaven Beach afternoon cruise, full day Great Barrier Reef cruise and much more. Did you know? We love Mildura because its relative isolation has bred an independence among the town’s passionate locals. The green alpine forests are ablaze with the vivid colours of yellow, red, copper and gold as the season melts from a hot summer to a cool autumn in preparation for the snow that will soon blanket the mountains. It's a perfect location to stay, being central to bushwalks and all the tourist attractions in Katoomba. The central heating made our stay very cosy indeed. The sprawling 19th Century mansions, beautiful gardens, colourful beach huts and clifftop walks showcase the wealth of the lucky few who call themselves locals. Please avoid using profanity or attempts to approximate profanity with creative spelling, in any language. The above outline map represents Australia - the world's smallest continent and the 6th largest country located between the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean in the Southern hemisphere. More of a collection of vineyards and houses, there’s no main street in Pokolbin (pop 625), however there are plenty of well-stocked wineries offering the best in food, gifts and, of course, wine. Rainwater is collected in several large tanks and used throughout the hostel and non-drinking water is recycled.  Castlemaine was named by the chief goldfield commissioner, Captain W. Wright, in honour of his Irish uncle, Viscount Castlemaine. No 1054. Did you know? Where? Half of these are Indigenous. Fruit and veggies are grown in the Hotel gardens and orchards, fish come fresh from the property’s dam and the rest is sourced from local farms and wineries to produce one of the most varied wine lists in Australia, with more than 1500 wines on offer. “There’s such a contrast between dry and dusty, the terra rossa landscape and the lusciousness of the fabulous reds resulting from that famous soil.” The origins of that soil (left) date back around a million years, when a long reef of limestone was exposed above the Great Southern Ocean, which then covered the southeast of SA. © Australian Traveller Media 2020. We've sent you an email so you can confirm your subscription. Find out why @7NewsPerth at 6 pic.twitter.com/E3amtI5Q5m, — Jordan Cutts (@CuttsJordan) November 1, 2014. Lockie relates old yarns, bush lore and Longreach’s history while going over red desert roads (once used as the old Cobb and Co wagon tracks) and past the bare trees and scrubland. Its 1700 unpretentious residents live cosmopolitan lifestyles, with cafes, restaurants, shops and fresh seafood direct from The Fisherman’s Co-Op, while surrounded by two stunning natural wonders. For those who drank a little too much last night, salvation is found in the church opposite. // Around 740km (9hr) southeast of Perth. The most famous being Henry Lawson, who lived in the area till he left school – almost completely deaf at age 15. Originally a telegraph station until the 1930s when it became a stopover for flying boats on their way to London, Karumba became even more popular in the ’60s when vast quantities of prawns and barramundi were discovered in the river. More contemporary painters include Rick Amor, John Dent, Ray Crooke, Peter Benjamin Graham, Robert Jacks, Jeffrey Smart, Ian Armstrong, Paul Cavell and Brian Dunlop. The Fort shot its last gun in WWII and now houses an outstanding war memorabilia collection. Mallacoota straddles the banks of an extensive lake system with great wildlife, bushwalks and water activities. Sovereignty was never ceded. This is the place to be for the holidays. With irrigation comes grapes, fruit and wine. Part of Port Stephens, Nelson Bay is the largest town in the “Blue Water Paradise”. One spot, Jimmy’s Cave, houses one of the most spectacular Black Coral trees in Australia. We speak English and 43 other languages. Esperance was “discovered” by Europeans quite some time before the rest of Australia, with the islands off Esperance – The Recherche Archipelago – appearing on maps printed in Holland as early as 1628. There’s even a regular chopper service from Bridport to Launceston just to service mad-keen golfers. Just try hurrying the lads Dave, Mike, Steve and Kev at the bottle shop and you’ll see. In summer the Stanley Harbour becomes overwhelmed (with a permanent population of 458, that’s not hard to do) by smart Melbourne yachties who cross the straight to enjoy the simple life of crayfish, crab and sunshine for as long as the board of directors will allow them. One David Hamilton declared to bar owner John Wallace that he’d shout a round if he was able to name the town after his hometown in Scotland. Highly recommended for small family who want to stay around Katoomba for a while. Did you know? Vegan cafes, socially aware shops and a wealth of community radio stations, not least in the suburb of Gillen.” – Justin Wastnage. “Beautiful place with amazing food . Where? “Like Byron, the backpackers make Airlie Beach what it is. Did you know? // 300km (3hrs 20mins) northeast of Melbourne. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation. AT Reader Carol Woods says of the welcoming town, “Everyone’s happy and relaxed and always says hello to you. The above map can be downloaded, printed and used for geography education purposes like map-pointing and coloring activities. Popular with visitors for its once-in-a-lifetime status, tourists here actually pay to go underwater and see this apex predator up close. The 2020 event was run virtually, with runners uploading their times individually due to Covid 19. Did you know? It contains more than 60 engravings, including one unique engraving of a sailing ship with a figure on it. The looming Brokenback Ranges offer a majestic background to the uniform lines of grape vines in the 120 wineries of this area, as well as the award-winning Hunter Valley Gardens. But even so, today Noosa is a cosmopolitan town with a main street (famous Hastings) full of restaurants, designer stores, pubs and clubs.