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It’s been over 30 years since our last visit to the Fairmont Resort in Leura, Blue Mountains.  Originally designed as a north American style mountain lodge, it first opened in 1988, after a few years of controversy ( when economic development clashed with environmental concerns ). Only two hours drive from Sydney, it was the first 5-star hotel to be built in the area for decades, and quickly became THE place to… Read More

Rise and shine at The Anchorage in Port Stephens! Our package includes breakfast and the Anchorage’s is famous for its bottomless sparkling wine breakfast. Pre-COVID19 it would be served buffet style, with an offering of continental breakfast and a few hot options. These days, while all options are available it is table service only. Mr T is encouraging me to start the day with a wine, but I am not in the… Read More

Needing an escape from Covid19-induced cabin fever? Take a 3h drive to Port Stephens. This is not our first trip to the area, but this time, it is just Mr T and I. With a couple of free nights and an urge to go the road less travelled, we set off north and decide to drive a new route, Putty Road.  Well known by motorbike riders for its windy sections, bends and… Read More

Come along for a short visit to Coffs Harbour. We were visiting family and the weather was pretty miserable. But that didn’t stop us from exploring the beautiful hinterland and eat delicious food.
This happened pre Covid-19, so while some of the places we visited have managed to stay opened within the health restrictions guidelines, sadly, others are (hopefully )temporarily closed for now.
Until we can travel again, stay safe and stay home.

Milton, Mollymook, Batemans Bay, Mogo, Moruya, Narooma, Tilba, Bermagui, Bega, Merimbula, Eden…these are some of the towns along the NSW South Coast we have visited in the past 3 years, either driving along the Princes Highway for a weekend getaway or flying down to the farthest reach close to the Victorian border for a longer break. Its beautiful coastline, green and lush pastures and unspoilt surfing beaches keep us coming down every… Read More