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Hobart, the capital of Australia’s most southerly state, Tasmania, is a great destination. There are many reasons to visit Tasmania, Lonely Planet recently noted: “It’s a joint effort in Tassie – the home of the world’s first green political party – where local produce plays a starring role at restaurants, hotels are moving to ban...
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Barrio Eatery & Bar is a gem of a restaurant, a place we’d class as ‘destination dining’, and well worth seeking out. It’s situated smack bang in the middle of Habitat, an eco-friendly business and accommodation complex which opened in late 2017 in Byron Bay’s industrial area. Barrio means “neighbourhood” in Spanish, a home away...
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The Brooks family have never taken the easy road. From regenerating a rundown farm to recyclable packaging, from using native botanicals to sustainable waste management, Brookies has led the way with best practice in both the food and drink arms of their business, sustainability at the core of everything they do. After winning multiple awards...
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There’s a technique in stress relief that says that we should take our shoes off and feel the dirt beneath our feet. Reconnect with Mother Earth. Feel grounded again. That’s the feeling we get when we visit Tasmania, particularly the Huon Valley. Shaped like a forked divining rod, its two sides split by the Huon...
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Osteria at Petty Sessions is a great example of the food experiences available in Tasmania’s Huon Valley. Grounded in centuries old traditions, it sheds new light on the vibrant produce of local farmers and producers, making it the hero of each dish. Situated in the tiny village of Franklin beside the Huon River, Osteria gains...
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When we travel, particularly when time is limited, we may be intent on travelling to a destination rather than experiencing the journey. The places along the way are ‘in between’ spots. We often don’t bother to stop, as we are going somewhere else. Unfortunately, when we focus more on destination than experience, we miss the...
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There are seminal times in your life that are meant to happen. You may not will them to, but when they occur your attitude determines the outcome – positive or negative. Gwinganna was one of those events for me. I had made a fresh start to 2021, declaring it ’The Year of Me’. As a...
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“Sharpen your culinary skills, learn, eat and have fun!” It’s the catchcry of Scenic Rim Cooking Classes, a culinary business where Caz Osborne indulges her passion for great local food and the power of cooking together to make friends, have fun, at the same time making some serious points about eating local. The Scenic Rim...
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There’s never been a better time to explore our local region than the present. With restrictions lifting and the weather simply gorgeous, why not step out and enjoy Flavours of Ipswich, a food festival held from April 7-24, 2021. During this time, some of Ipswich’s favourite restaurants are offering fixed price lunches and dinners aimed...
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When we think of a getaway on the Sunshine Coast, there are many attractions in the region worth searching out. From the gleaming sands of Fraser Island to the bountiful Mary Valley and the rolling hills of Maleny and Montville, there’s a diversity of beauty, history and cultural activity happening all over the Sunshine Coast,...