Family favourite

September 2, 2016

Gourmets from around Australia flock to Port Macquarie each October, but it is a fun destination any time of the year, travel editor Winsor Dobbin reports. Mum wants good shopping and maybe a spa treatment […]

Long Weekends

May 12, 2016

The arrival in Australia of low-cost airlines like Air Asia X has broadened our horizons when it comes to a weekend away, travel editor Winsor Dobbin reports. It used to be that when we wanted […]

Welcome to Rutherglen

January 28, 2016

The small town of Rutherglen in north-east Victoria has a wealth of attractions for gourmets, travel editor Winsor Dobbin discovers. Visiting some of the great fortified wine producers of Rutherglen is like taking a step […]

Travel: Steel city to gourmet hotspot

April 27, 2015

Winsor Dobbin gets amongst Newcastle’s urban revamp with delicious results. It is not so long ago that Newcastle was derided as a dull industrial city that most people skirted around as they headed to the […]

Travel: Tasmanian Treats

March 12, 2015

Tasmania is all the rage right now with its many festivals and food and wine events. Travel editor Winsor Dobbin reports on some of the highlights of the island state. Tasmania has been described as […]

Travel: Africa's Pleasure Palace

March 3, 2015

The Palace of the Lost City is South Africa’s premier luxury leisure destination. Travel editor Winsor Dobbin explores its many attractions. It’s home to major golf tournaments, world title fights, major rock concerts and four […]

Travel: Great Ocean Road

December 23, 2014

Its many attractions, both visual and gourmet, mean the Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s most travelled holiday routes, writes travel editor Winsor Dobbin. Victoria’s Great Ocean Road is known for its dramatic ocean […]

Thai treats

November 25, 2014

Travel editor Winsor Dobbin reviews three Thai resorts in three very different locations. Virtually everywhere you go in Thailand you’ll find great beaches, fabulous food and plenty of smiles. Thailand may still be under martial […]

Fantasy Island

October 31, 2014

When you think of Pacific island holidays you probably think of Fiji, or maybe Vanuatu, Tahiti or New Caledonia. But Australia has its own sub-tropical island escape in Norfolk Island – which was recently named […]

Global Worming

October 27, 2014

Whether or not Bairdsy pulls off his rationalisation of Sydney’s councils (reducing the number of councils in Sydney from 41 to 18), it is apparent that the combined power of local councils is effective, economical […]

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