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WINE & DINE • Foodie events to FREQUENT and the best NEW EATS from Brisbane to Perth.
TOP WHALE-WATCHING SPOTS • SPRING makes for an IDEAL time for a spot of whale-watching, as these GLORIOUS aquatic MAMMALS head back SOUTH on their annual migration, CALVES in tow.
MOTEL RENAISSANCE • Once an INTEGRAL part of every Aussie HOLIDAY, the humble roadside MOTEL is hot property again, with a wave of operators breathing NEW LIFE into these icons.
The purple patch you need right now • Visit Grafton’s colourful JACARANDA SEASON to chase away the lockdown blues with a sea of DREAMY purple blooms.
Secret accommodation of the Great Ocean Road • DISCOVER some of the HIDDEN and lesser-known PLACES to STAY on the Great Ocean Road.
Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park • With its spectacular mix of sandy BEACHES, rugged COASTLINE, karri forests and ancient CAVES, this WA beauty is one of the state’s natural TREASURES.
FASCINATING FAUNA • Look to land, sea and sk y to spot the wonderful wildlife that calls Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park home.
AMONG THE GUMS • Through historical ARTEFACTS and newly commissioned works by FIRST NATIONS artists, a major exhibition at Sydney’s Powerhouse takes a MULTILAYERED look at Australia’s evolving relationship with the EUCALYPT.
The Gold Coast icon you won’t want to leave • JW Marriott has debuted its new DESTINATION hotel in south-east QUEENSLAND and, in doing so, added a touch of GLAMOUR to the city skyline. It’s Gold class all the way.
Around the lake • A HIDDEN GEM of East Gippsland, METUNG is enjoying a post-lockdown boom. SUSAN MURPHY visits to find this tiny LAKESIDE TOWN thriving.
Spicers Private Collection: how you can stay at Australia’s best holiday homes • LOVE Spicers Retreats? Travellers can now LOOK forward to STAYING in their ALL-NEW portfolio of SPECTACULAR HOLIDAY homes.
IT’S A SPRING THING • The SUN’S OUT, the wildflowers are BLOOMING and optimism’s RISING: here’s to making the most of Australia’s GLORIOUS springtime.
WHERE THE WILDFLOWERS ARE • Our wide brown LAND is actually a RIOT OF COLOUR come spring. Here are the BEST PLACES to head to revel in all its TECHNICOLOUR glory.
5 bold things to do in Kalgoorlie you will love • Edible ANTS, supersized holes and a micro BREWERY serving up liquid gold; the HOLIDAY gems in the HEART of WA’s GOLDFIELDS are anything but ordinary. Be BOLD and explore the West’s ULTIMATE frontier town.
Walk the walk • After a winter spent inside, LACE UP YOUR SHOES, stock up on water and head back into the GREAT OUTDOORS on these quintessential AUSSIE TREKS.
Australia’s leading sustainable destination • Lord Howe Island is one of Australia’s most STUNNING destinations. This crescent-shaped outcrop packs in two rugged peaks, WATERFALLS, huge colonies of seabirds, fish-filled REEFS and a LAGOON that shimmers in subtropical shades of blue.
COASTAL COOL • CAST OFF your winter layers and head TO THE WATER for an old-school SPRING BREAK at an impossibly funky BEACH SHACK.
Secrets of the great road trips of the Tweed • The Tweed is blessed by SUN, SAND...