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One For The Road
Otter Craft Distilling ( ocdistilling.com ) is an award-winning Sydney brand run by brother and sister duo Julie and Eduard Otter that’s built around a passion for spirits and sustainability; they source all ingredients with care starting with grain
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Hot Openings
Western Australian brewery Gage Roads has arrived in NSW with the opening of Atomic Beer Project on Regent Street in Sydney’s Redfern. The includes a full brewery and bar, a co-working space and a restaurant helmed by ex-LongrainTokyo chef Jordan McL
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Unique Lighthouses
On a dramatic headland near Seal Rocks on the NSW Mid North Coast, the delightfully named Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse is unique in its architecture for being one of only two in Australia with an external stairway. It’s a top spot for whale watching an
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Newcastle, Naturally
Harbouring the last surviving pocket of coastal rainforest in the region, GLENROCK STATE CONSERVATION AREA is the crown jewel of Newcastle’s hidden gems: a natural wonder located just five kilometres from the city that is brimming with bushwalks, mou
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Chase The Sun
TWO GREAT THINGS WERE BORN in 1974: one of Australia’s favourite sporting heroes and perhaps its favourite car. For racing driver and three-time V8 Supercar champion Craig Lowndes, the Holden Sandman is an Aussie icon. Originally launched to capture
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SUMMER Is Just A Bridge Away
DREAMING ABOUT simpler times when the biggest stressor in your life was the queue at your local beach fish and chip kiosk? Recapturing the joys of a carefree, endless summer is as easy as crossing the bridge onto Phillip Island and leaving the world
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Natural Choice
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE ESSENCE OF BASSIKE? bassike at its heart has always been about creating quality, timeless collections in an ethical and sustainable way. WHAT WERE YOUR KEY MOTIVATIONS WHEN STARTING THE LABEL? The idea was to create clas
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Editor’s Letter
IT SEEMS LIKE AN UNDERSTATEMENT to say that 2020 has not been the best of years. It started with the bushfires that ravaged large parts of the country. The vision of day turned to night under an ominous blanket of smoke shocked the world, and broke o
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Online
It would be a big mistake to overlook this country’s urban credentials. Here, we’ve curated essential experiences in top Australian cities to help your summer sizzle: dive into a stunning sea pool, like Icebergs, sip a cocktail at a rooftop bar or di
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Shortcuts
The brand-new Vibe Hotel Subiaco in Perth comes hot on the heels of the lifestyle hotel brand’s Melbourne and Hobart incarnations and boasts rooftop hangs and village vibes. Check in on page 16. ■
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Wish You Were Here
“Arthur Streeton painted Land of the Golden Fleece in the early summer of 1926, near the southern end of the Gariwerd Grampians National Park on a property belonging to a friend,” says Art Gallery of New South Wales curator Wayne Tunnicliffe. “He wro
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Pillow Talk
The luxury is turned up a notch at South Australia’s Mount Lofty House with the addition of Sequoia. Removed from the original manor, the lodge has its own reception, lounge and breakfast room, as well as private gardens, sundeck and natural spring-f
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Also In The News...
Perched adjacent to heritage-listed parklands, Adelaide Botanic Garden and the famed Adelaide Oval, from which it takes its name, Oval (pictured above) is a 138-room boutique hotel that offers a uniquely local experience.With views to the Adelaide ci
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WINE & DINE
Darren Robertson, the co-owner and chef behind Three Blue Ducks, has been appointed as the Food Curator for Tasting Australia’s 2021 festival. Robertson’s farm-to-table style of cooking at his Sydney, Byron Bay and Brisbane eateries, and his elevatio
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High Country Hospitality
At the heart of New England is where you will find Armidale, a picturesque university city that offers the best of old-world charm and new-wave cool, and where inventive locals are making the most of the region’s great bounty. Café Patisserie, which
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The Outback
Understanding the outback and its place in Australia is a task as limitless as the landscape itself. One thing is for sure though: a journey into the outback is one you won’t soon forget. Hair-raising ascents to the top of a mountain, close encounter
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The Big Picture
WE WALK, UNDER a blue-and-white sky, along Hay Street towards The Adnate, the latest Art Series hotel by Accor. It’s not difficult to spot. The 27-storey, 250-room high-rise acts like a beacon for street art enthusiasts. The east-facing side of the b
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Tammy’s Perfect Itinerary
Enjoy a wholesome breakfast at the onsite kitchen after spending the night at STANTON FARMHOUSE, a Georgian farmhouse built in 1817. Head into New Norfolk, which is just a short stroll along the Esplanade on the RIVER DERWENT (1).Admire beautiful WOO
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Fresh Start
REPUTATIONS ARE STICKY THINGS. They don’t slide around too much. Once you have one, it tends to follow you. If it’s a bad one, it slinks into the shadows hoping to go unnoticed. But if it’s a good one, it might strut out in front of you, proclaiming
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Knife Maker
THE WAY I STARTED MAKING KNIVES? I was 18 years old and I made one for myself. My next-door neighbour saw it and said, ‘Can you make me one?’ So I made a second one, which was better than the first, and it went on from there. I’D READ A FEW BOOKS ON
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Wander Luxe
IN THE YEARS FOLLOWING European settlement, the Adelaide Hills were home to the sprawling summer estates of the city’s elite. The grandest of them all was Mount Lofty House, now a boutique 33-room hotel just 20 minutes from the Adelaide CBD. Walking
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Marta Dusseldorp
AS A CHILD, OUR FAMILY HOLIDAYS WERE ALWAYS TO… Kurrajong, New South Wales (1). We had a holiday house there growing up and it is where my mum and sister, Teya, would ride horses. I was too young to ride so was in charge of feeding the hay to the hor
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Fusion Frisson
MELBOURNE’S VORACIOUS APPETITE for trend-led brunch spots precedes it and from the moment I step into Project281 Cafe, I understand why. Packed to its exposed steel rafters on a Saturday morning, the converted warehouse space houses almost a hundred
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What’s On
This annual event is both a celebration of place and a ‘festival for the people’. Hot tickets at this year’s shebang – which encompasses comedy, theatre, opera, dance, classical and contemporary music – include Ballet at the Quarry and gospel singer
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Stargazing
FAR AWAY from the pernicious light pollution that hovers over cities, in the Warrumbungle National Park near Coonabarabran in central-west New South Wales, is Australia’s first Dark Sky Park. What on earth is a Dark Sky Park? According to the Interna
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Hip Hood Stafford, Qld
JUST EIGHT KILOMETRES NORTH of Brisbane, sleepy suburban Stafford is undergoing a makeover. Combining past with present, it’s now emerging as a foodie and coffee haven as industrial roots are re-imagined and succulents, crafts and artisan cheeses fil
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Editor’s Letter
WHILE WE HAVE been putting this issue together, our country has been burning. The scale of the tragedy is almost too behemoth to grasp: hundreds of homes destroyed, an incomprehensible number of our unique animals gone, and too many lives lost. Hopef
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Ancient Journeys
The drama and beauty of the Australian outback is owed as much to the spiritual narrative that runs through it as it is to the epic landscapes that make it up. To bring the collective character of ‘the outback’ to life, you must engage with those who
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Pillow Talk
CABN’s first eco retreat inVictoria has arrived in Daylesford. Dubbed ‘Sadie’, the off-grid sanctuary is perfectly placed in theVictorian countryside for languid perambulations around the picturesque property. Located 90 minutes away from Melbourne,
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