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Welcome to Sydney’s playground

December 2, 2014 - Hunter Valley

Most of you would associate the  Hunter Valley with wine, wine and more wine. Heck, before we came here today, we thought the same thing. So it was surprising to learn that those who aren’t big drinkers are guaranteed a pretty good time too. Take those who like adventure, for example. Hunter Valley Resort, currently …

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At one with the Locals

December 1, 2014 - Newcastle

Having breakfast with the birds at the Hunter Wetland Centre was supposed to set the tone of the day – relaxed, taking it easy, enjoying the fresh air.  It surely did. We began the day with breakfast at the Wetland’s Spoonbill Cafe before enjoying a guided bird life tour on a perfect late Spring day. …

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Nestled in native Newcastle

November 30, 2014 - Newcastle

Before I gained ‘turncoat’ status, I used to visit Newcastle on a regular basis for Knights games. I use the term ‘visit’ very loosely here, as I would literally drive up for the game, then head home – and boy was I missing out on a good thing! How could I not have known that …

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Humble haven by the sea

November 26, 2014 - Central Coast

Today, on this, our last day spent exploring the sunny Central Coast, we do what is the done thing in Terrigal and scuttle up to the top of Broken Head and its iconic feature, The Skillion. The view from the top of the narrow headland offers dramatic views of sun, sand, surf and sky from First Point to the …

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Central Coast: the fun starts here

November 25, 2014 - Central Coast

Day two of our Legendary Pacific Coast road trip around the Central Coast and my two tween-age sons come good on their pinky-swear promise, made yesterday, to come for a walk along Umina Beach in the buttery light of dawn. They need zero convincing, keenly clambering on the rocks in a nook of the beach the locals dub …

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