Cruising Nitmiluk Gorge

With an awesome day at Leliyn Falls under our belts, we hit the Stuart Highway and headed on to Nitmiluk Gorge, about 30km north of Katherine. Our home for the next two nights was a dreamy eco-friendly cabin at Cicada Lodge, perched on the edge of the gorge and […]

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Leliyn Falls

After a night at Cooinda Lodge (and a super great Thai-inspired fish curry in their on-site restaurant) we drove our trusty hire car out of Kakadu and south to Nitmiluk National Park, where we’d be spending the next couple of nights. To break up a the 3-hour […]

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South to Burrunggui

After our night in Jabiru we headed south to Yellow Water Billabong, stopping at Burrunggui (also known as Nourlangie Rock) to check out some indigenous rock art and take in some incredible vistas across Kakadu.

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Darwin to Jabiru

With the festive season done and dusted and work revving up again, there was nothing for it but to… go on a holiday. Paul and I spent a week in mid-January travelling around the Northern Territory, in a loop from Darwin to Kakadu National Park, south to […]

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Milk Beach

My favourite time of year in Sydney is that lazy week between Christmas and the New Year, when most offices have shut down and everyone is in full leisure-mode. It not only allows for some serious battery-recharging, but also means getting out and about and […]

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Beautiful Bright

The next stop on our December Victorian adventure was Bright, a beautiful town (there’s even a sign telling you so) in the Ovens Valley in Victoria’s north-eastern alpine region. It’s quite the food and wine destination, with vineyards, hop fields, orchards, and nut farms dotted throughout the […]

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Smoked Mozzarella Tart

The recipe for this tart has been staring at me from the pages of my well-thumbed and sauce-splattered copy of Special Delivery for quite some time. When I recently spotted some elusive smoked mozzarella in a deli in Marrickville, it seemed like a sign and I […]

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Bridge Road Brewers

Sitting halfway between Albury and Bright, Beechworth is a highly photogenic gold-rush town where the streets are flush with verandah-covered buildings housing all manner of boutiques, gourmet food stores, and various pieces of Ned Kelly history. Oh, and a brewery!

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The Perfect Weekend Side Dish

With the weather becoming decidedly outdoorsy and BBQ-friendly again I’ve started pouring through my cookbook library for some new and interesting side dishes to serve alongside the inevitably large slabs of roast lamb, grilled prawns, and seared tuna that go hand-in-hand with summer. This superb side […]

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