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Australian Traveller April - May 2017

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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2 min.
editor’s letter

DESPITE EXPLORING EVERY dusty border town, coastal fringe and hidden city crevice, we simply don’t have enough pages in this magazine to ever exhaust all the wonderful people, places and experiences this country has to offer. That’s why our special 100 issue is an attempt to capture a wider snapshot of Australian travel. Of course, 100 doesn’t even come close to covering it all, but it’s a start. This year, in planning our 100 issue, we wanted to go deeper. To touch on not just the places you should see, but how you can best see them. We were looking to unearth new discoveries, revisit the classics in a fresh way, and present an alternative to how you might normally plan a trip. Running in no particular order, our list is here…

1 min.

Where art thou? ART INSTALLATIONS POP UP IN THE STRANGEST PLACES THESE DAYS, AND THESE OUTBACK MASTERPIECES ARE WELL WORTH THE DETOUR. SEARCH ‘OUTBACK ART’ WIN A $10,700 ESCAPE TO THE COOK ISLANDS How does island-hopping in the Cook Islands sound, compliments of Pacific Resort Hotel Group, Air Rarotonga and Air New Zealand? Enter your favourite travel photo via tag @austtraveller, @internationaltravellerand #winyourshoton Instagram. The main competition closes1 December2017 and there are prizes to be won every month! Slightly sunken treasures Channel your inner-Nemo at Sydney’s best snorkelling spots, recommended by the people who spend their lives staring longingly into the deep blue. SEARCH ‘SNORKELLING’ TOP END’S HIGH END Champagne sunsets, secluded beaches, crocodile-watching at dusk – love has just got to be in the air at these sexy Northern Territory stays. SEARCH ‘SEXY STAYS’ LET DOWN YOUR HAIR (AND…

1 min.
wish you were here

PLUNGING DEEP into the earth like an open wound, the Fimiston Open Pit (known colloquially as the Super Pit) is one of the biggest open pit gold mines in Australia. Spanning 1.5 kilometres in width and 3.5 kilometres in length, it is astonishing in its enormity. The discovery of gold here in 1893 led to the area being dubbed the Golden Mile, however, since its inception in 1989 the Super Pit has grown to consume the earlier mines. It’s now a popular tourist spot where curious travellers can stop by for a tour or observe the mine in operation from the specially created Super Pit Lookout. Photographer Elise Hassey captured this otherworldly scene at dusk. Large vehicles look like toy Tonka trucks as they climb from the shadowy depths and up…

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travel buzz

ELK IN THE CITY We’ve long loved Melbourne fashion label Elk , so couldn’t be happier that it has opened its first flagship retail store in the CBD. The boutique on Little Collins Street was created with interior designer Fiona Lynch and is a soothing, minimal space. We’ll certainly be stopping by. A SHADE BETTER IN THE MARKET FOR SOME NEW SHADES? A COLLABORATION BETWEEN TOMS AND KATHMANDU CAN ASSIST:THESE CHIC SUNGLASSES NOT ONLY PROTECT YOUR EYES FROM UV RAYS, BUT YOUR PURCHASE HELPS RESTORE SIGHT TO SOMEONE IN NEED. KATHMANDU.COM.AU PACK A BAG BIG NIGHT OUT Travelling for a special occasion? Fill your luggage with a few entrance-making special essentials. 1. Karl Lagerfeld ‘K/Klassik’ SHOULDER BAG, $459. 2. Edith Rewa ‘Cocky Lady’ silk SCARF, $150. 3. The Daily Edited leather LUGGAGE TAG, $54.95.…

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clever aussies q&a the grounds of alexandria’s ramzey choker

HOW DOES IT FEEL TO HAVE ONE OF THE MOST INSTAGRAMMED LOCATIONS IN AUSTRALIA? I was so humbled to discover that The Grounds of Alexandria ranked so highly. Social media is the new TV, so to be acknowledged in this manner is amazing. The Grounds is all about creating beauty, inspiration, joy and forging a connection in people’s lives. What better way to convey this than with a photo? I’m truly elated. WHAT INSPIRED THE GROUNDS? The Grounds was born out of a desire to infuse everything we do with beauty. At The Grounds we are committed to arousing all five senses. My father was and still is my greatest inspiration. He exposed me to this notion of beauty, instilling profound values like the importance of family, learning, being a good person and…

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wine & dine

Bruny-bound Teaming up with acclaimed architect John Wardle and his wife Susan, Epicurious Travel has begun offering a six-day Bruny Island Sojourn on the Tasmanian food haven. Not only will you be able to sample the best culinary offerings from the island’s producers on this walking tour, but you’ll also stay in the award-winning Shearer’s Quarters. Expect incredible dining and wine experiences, including a private beach barbecue. Dates run from 19- 24April, with more tours happening later in the year. READ ’EM AND EAT 1 . No one can deny Melbourne’s cafe culture is among the best in the world. Having run one of the city’s most-loved cafes, South of Johnston, Stuart McKenzie has compiled some of his favourite recipes in his new book ALL DAY CAFE ($ 39.99 ; Murdoch Books).…