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Australian Traveller

Australian Traveller Feb/Mar/Apr 2018

Packed with honest reviews and inspiring travel stories, Australian Traveller is the most authoritative and trusted guide to travelling this great country. It's no wonder that it's Australia's best-selling travel magazine.

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in this issue

2 min.
editor’s letter

FOR A CITY DWELLER like myself, it is all too easy to forget that Australia does not start and end at the invisible borders that demarcate our state capitals from, well, everywhere else really. Sitting in morning traffic or dashing to the chi-chi new espresso bar around the corner, I barely give a thought to the wide expanses that form the heart and soul of our continent, and to a large extent, shape our national identity. My shame in admitting this knows no bounds, especially when my narrowed vision is expanded by putting together something like this issue, our annual celebration of all things outback. That’s when the whole of the country is thrown into sharp focus for me, as I am gifted the opportunity to read fascinating recounts of the…

1 min.

Deepest, darkest Daintree: a bird-nerd’s-eye view THE WORLD’S OLDEST RAINFOREST COMES ALIVE A WHOLE LOT MORE WHEN YOU CLIMB ABOARD A BOAT FULL OF TWITCHERS FOR A RIVER CRUISE LIKE NO OTHER. SEARCH ‘DAINTREE’ #VANLIFE: SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST A HASHTAG Australians are escaping the nine-to-five and joining the #vanlife bandwagon. But what is it and should you be a part of it? SEARCH ‘VANLIFE’ WELCOME TO ‘THE SWIM-BERLEY’ Hot springs, gorges, turquoise plunge pools, waterfalls and white sand beaches – we discover the best places to swim in the Kimberley. SEARCH ‘KIMBERLEY’ Let’s get digital RECEIVE TRAVEL INSPIRATION FOR ONLY $13.99 FOR FOUR ISSUES. SUBSCRIBE AT SHOP. AUSTRALIANTRAVELLER.COM FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY 101: THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UNFORGIVABLE Ready to go next level with your iPhone food photography but not sure how? We hit up a couple of professional food photographers to…

1 min.
wish you were here

Tasmania offers plenty of opportunities for quiet contemplation. And when those moments come served with a quality tipple in hand, all the better. Shene Estate & Distillery, not far from Hobart – and just a 20-minute drive from MONA – is based in a Gothic Revival sandstone barn and stables built by convicts in the 19th century. Here, the word spirit has more than one resonance. The distillery’s small-batch craft gin is called Poltergeist, after the witch-protection pagan symbols that were discovered on the property by current owners the Kernke family. Book in for a tasting and tour of the historic site to uncover both worlds. Or stop off at the roadside stall each Sunday for a tasting on your way to elsewhere.…

2 min.
travel buzz

TREASURE TROVES The local art scene is set to get a hit of colour with the opening of a new permanent exhibition, and the arrival on our shores of a clutch of masterpieces. New England Regional Art Museum in Armidale ( neram.com.au ) continues the rise and rise of the regional gallery with the opening of Hinton: Treasures of Australian Art. The permanent installation includes over 100 works by the likes of Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton, Margaret Preston and Norman Lindsay, all garnered from the collection of retired shipping company director Howard Hinton, who bought and donated over 1000 works to the Armidale Teachers’ College from1929 until his death in1948. Meanwhile, the Art Gallery of South Australia will present a major exhibition of 65Impressionist works from the collection of the Musée…

3 min.
clever aussies q&a tina ishak

WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION FOR LAUNCHING BAYTHE SWIM? The idea first came to me a couple of years ago while sitting on a beautiful beach in the Greek Islands. I was searching for swimwear that was both minimal in design and easy to wear. I wanted enough coverage in all the right places without all the deep extreme cuts – something that I knew would stay put and still look flattering after a swim in the ocean. I remember thinking about how dissatisfied I was, not only with the market overseas but also within Australia, which seemed to have higher price points and poorer quality fabrics. The shapes also didn’t seem to work for my body type, being either too highly cut or sitting too low on the hips, cutting off…

3 min.
wine & dine

HOUSE RULES The boldly ambitious Barangaroo House, the latest venture from celebrity chef Matt Moran and hospitality group Solotel, offers up a one-stop-shop of drinking and dining, all housed in an award-winning design (by Sydney-based H&E Architects) that injects texture (it is clad in charcoaled timber) and greenery (cue the cascading vertical garden) into the fast expanding harbourside retail and dining destination. Spread across three storeys, there’s casual dining and drinking at ground level in House Bar, a seasonal menu under the stewardship of chef Cory Campbell (formerly of Noma and Vue de Monde) in the 180-seat Bea in the middle, and the sophisticated rooftop bar, Smoke, offering up cocktails and water views. barangaroohouse.com.au BUSINESS AS UNUSUAL Housed in The Cannery, an old Rosella factory in Sydney’s Rosebery, the recently opened Stanton &…