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My WeekendNotes - 51
Sanctuary Day Spa is a bit of a surprise in the goldrush town of Ballarat. Only a 90-minute drive from Melbourne, it's a... [more]
New Norfolk in Tasmania used to be only known for one thing - its asylum. As a result, the township developed a folklore... [more]
A Left-of-Centre Visit to Ballarat What do you picture when you think of Ballarat? Sovereign Hill, Kryal Castle and L... [more]
The Mole Creek Caves are one of those tourist destinations you've always known about, never visited, but then when do yo... [more]
Nimbin has suffered a bit of a PR problem over the past few decades. Ten years ago, people living in the northern rivers... [more]
It's pitch black, dark. You're floating aimlessly in a tiny pod, a silent cave. There's no sound other than your breathi... [more]
Oh, bargain stores. They get a bad rap, don't they? No doubt your mum tells you to avoid their crockery like the plague ... [more]
All the people,So many people,They all go hand in hand,Hand in hand through their Parklife. – Parklife, Blur. Most ci... [more]
The past is a dark place. Everyone knows that. History is littered with murder, corruption and evil. But there are so... [more]
Love is a burning thing, And it makes a fiery ring, Bound by wild desire, I fell into a ring of fire. For some per... [more]
Once Upon a Time, there was a strange and beautiful shop lurking in the most unassuming of surrounds. It was a beacon fo... [more]
I knew I had to try this place out when I drove by during a Launceston visit. It had lovely monochrome Buddha heads embl... [more]
They might seem a little out of place – they might even seem totally bananas – but Launceston's City Park star attractio... [more]
This funky little bar in Launceston's CBD is as refreshing as the nice, cold lagers they serve on tap. Boutique, bohemia... [more]
Chances are you think visiting the laundromat means nothing more than hours sitting in front of whirring machines and re... [more]
Picture this: a character in a tragic love story - Wuthering Heights perhaps - decides to end it all. Unrequited love, o... [more]
Need some more yodelling in your life? Failing to fulfil your quota of Bratwurst sausages and lusty maidens dressed in d... [more]
Forget about rocking up to Tasmania's premium tourist attraction in your mate's beat-up station wagon or slumming it out... [more]
Fact 1 – Launceston is a quiet place. Fact 2 – Launceston has a population of only 106,000. Fact 3 – and be prepared t... [more]
You probably think subtropical north Queensland towns like Mackay are all about blokes sucking down Castlemaine XXXX and... [more]
If Aladdin's Cave was located in Hobart, rather than the ancient East, and there were beguiling wares for sale rather th... [more]
1. Watch The Sixth Sense You are less inclined to be hungry when you're freaking out and feeling scared, so think about... [more]
How would you fancy a toy baby dressed in a demonic-looking rabbit suit? Or an original 19th century Tasmanian prison do... [more]
What follows here is a story of good versus evil, of the apocalypse, of the impending doom of the "end of days", of the ... [more]
What is the best thing about Hobart? Is it the cheap parking and the relatively inoffensive parking fines (30 bucks, any... [more]
If you're looking for old men who don't look like they've been home since 1958, sports-lovin blokes who could drink you ... [more]
There are few things in life as important as drinking hot chocolate. Let's face it - paying the bills, attending urgent ... [more]
If there was such a thing as an award for the shop that most makes its customers feel like a blend between Jane Fonda in... [more]
Once upon a time, a beautiful princess got pregnant before she was married. You might say her family reacted rather badl... [more]
Dunnottar Castle is kinda ridiculous. It can't possibly exist. Surely it's only a figment of the imagination of a Game o... [more]
Located halfway between Glasgow and Edinburgh, Stirling Castle is a magical place that will virtually teleport you to an... [more]
Hallo. It's time to brave the bratwursts, don your dirndls and Spaß haben (have fun)! Hobart's annual Oktoberfest is com... [more]
10/10/2014 - 11/10/2014
Thai Pothong might actually be the craziest and coolest restaurant in the galaxy. For reals. And as soon as you enter th... [more]
The Hotel Gosford is quite a treasure. It's the only accommodation in central Gosford, so you would think they'd use the... [more]
The average person reads fewer than six books per year, and according to studies, 40% of people in the Western world did... [more]
So you think you need to be born of parents who look like Angelina and Brad in order to be gorgeous? Maybe you think you... [more]
Tarraleah in Tasmania's Central Highlands is not what you might expect. It's a former Hydro Electric Commission towns... [more]
If you're free on the evening of Thursday August 28, the hottest ticket in town is to see none other than author of The ... [more]
It happens once a month wherever you are in the world – the full moon. She's big, she's bold, and she's got quite the re... [more]
It's located just outside the main hustle and bustle of London's famed shopping district, Covent Garden, but there's not... [more]
You know it when it happens – you wake up every morning grumpy. Your limbs are stiff. You haven't been able to touch you... [more]
Hobart is a great place to visit, but yields up surprisingly few free treats for tourists. Sure, if you're a local you c... [more]
Cat and Fiddle Arcade is the hub of Hobart's CBD and is a key shopping locale. But the best bit of the arcade is somethi... [more]
Let's face it – Dodges Ferry isn't really considered a destination of its own. Half an hour's drive from Hobart, you're ... [more]
Campbell Town has long been used as the "pit stop" when driving the Midland Highway between Hobart and Launceston. But y... [more]
In the past, Moonah certainly did not wear the title as Hobart's trendiest or coolest suburb. But things seem to be chan... [more]
A gravedigger who received visits from Satan; Australia's first novelist locked up for forgery who died after hearing hi... [more]
Sometimes us Hobart folk feel like we're trapped at the South Pole during winter, battering down the hatches and permane... [more]
Aloha! Melbourne's south-east suburbs might seem like an eternity away from the sandy beaches of Tahiti, Hawaii, Samoa a... [more]
If you’re looking to burn off Friday night beers or simply want that “walking on sunshine” weekend feeling, you can’t mi... [more]
Bastille Day on July 14 celebrates the beginning of the French Revolution and the end of the monarchy's reign and oppres... [more]