Walk Glenbrook

The Lower Blue Mountains gets a bad rap from die-hard bushwalkers. It doesn't have the world-famous gorge views, the real mountains weather (read: freezing) and it's just a bit close the sprawling Sydney metropolis to be truly getting away from it all. All of that is true, and also none of it. The Knapsack Reserve in... Continue Reading →

Black Duck Brewery

Craft beer is the new golf. Ok, I made that up, but there's no denying that craft beer is getting more and more popular and starting to get almost wine-like in its hipster value. Black Duck Brewery in Port Macquarie, a four hour drive north of Sydney, has dovetailed nicely into the craft beer movement and... Continue Reading →

Caravan parks no longer a cheap holiday

Back in the day, the Aussie caravan park was a symbol of the classic Aussie beach holiday: BBQ's, fishing, endless summer days spent lazing around and a permanent perfume of coconut oil mixed with that unmistakable toilet block smell. These days you can still do all of that (hopefully minus the coconut toilet aroma), but it comes... Continue Reading →

No Ninjas at Tinja’s

No, it's not an alien invasion come to Mudgee. 'Tinja' is the name of the original Lowe family homestead, which is home to Mudgee's award-winning Lowe Wines.  The homestead has remained in the Lowe family for five generations and gives its name to the Lowe 'Tinja' range of wines. This unexpected sign made me really expect... Continue Reading →

Mudgee time

I'm passionate about Mudgee in the central tablelands wine area, and a few months ago had a reunion with friends there. I was lucky enough to place the story in Go Camping's October edition. Enjoy! 52-55 Mudgee

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