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HOW COME WE'D NEVER HEARD OF THIS NATIONAL PARK?

It’s only a short drive out of Sydney, a 400-hectare pocket of dense jungle at the foot of the escarpment. And it’s a little treasure. 265 more words

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THE PLACE TO STAY - when you're a VIP in Hobart


Roald Amundsen wasn’t happy in Hobart in 1912. Apart from being besieged by media wanting the scoop story of his epic trek to the South Pole, we’re told he recorded in his diary that his room in Hadley’s Orient Hotel was ‘miserable’.
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All crazy about Kale ? Tous accros au Kale ?

Before moving to Australia, I had barely heard of kale. I remember siting at my desk in Paris, chatting about its benefits with a young and skinny intern, and being scared that it would be another trendy way of avoiding real food (I mean the full fat, traditional French food, with bread of course!)… Now that I have lived in Sydney, I’ve had many occasion to try that supa-powa veggie, in raw salads, soups, and even smoothies! 618 more words

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WELCOME TO MY ROYAL THEATRE!

I hope I never get over the excitement of seeing a play in an iconic venue, particularly when I’ve written the play myself.

While The 26-Storey Treehouse… 510 more words

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MAKING CRIME PAY - thanks to the tourists

I didn’t think up the witty headline of this post. It’s the title of our historian friend David Young’s Ph.D. thesis, which examines how Tasmania turned its grim convict past into tourist dollars. 437 more words

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OUR SECOND OLDEST NATIONAL PARK - and the most beautiful?

Australia’s oldest national park is the Royal National Park south of Sydney. Mt Field wasn’t far behind.

It was declared a nature reserve in 1885 and became a national park in 1916. 202 more words

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