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Australian Traveller May/Jun/Jul 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

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editor’s letter

ANOTHER YEAR, ANOTHER 100 ISSUE. I have now overseen quite a few of these very special editions and, honestly, the whole process never gets old. That’s because without a doubt, I always find out something new when all the research is finished, the writing is done and the images and words have been married up on the pages of the magazine. For example, this year I discovered that I seriously need to check out Kyneton in Victoria, which made it into the top 10 foodie destinations in the country; and I learned that the Abrolhos Islands (on the top 10 list of idyllic islands) actually existed off the West Australian coast, having been ignorant of the fact for some four decades. This year’s challenge was to find the absolute best places…

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online

A HOLIDAY TO HELP SAVE THE REEF? The Great Barrier Reef is a living structure under pressure, but a diving holiday to Lady Elliot Island on its southernmost coral cay may yet help breathe life back into it. Find out not just how, but why you should travel to the reef if you love this national treasure as much as we do. Head to australiantraveller.com/island-holidays for a guide to all the pro-active ways you can help. CAN THEY OUT-BYRON BYRON BAY? Young foodies are setting up shop on the NSW Central Coast, turning the region into a growing Byron Bay-style culinary hub. And we’ve taken notice. See australian traveller.com/nsw/north-coast 9 STAYS TO INDULGE BOTH YOU AND THE KIDS Whether you’re after ski-field access for pocket change or private island luxury, child-friendly holidays are in abundance…

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wish you were here

It’s sundown in Port Douglas and the Coral Sea is glowing. With water as inviting as this, how can you resist it? As stinger season abates (subject to seasonal variability), April marks the start of prime swimming season (but take the usual safety precautions of staying in patrolled and netted areas). In Tropical North Queensland, water temperatures don’t dip below the low-20s all year round. May sees the official onset of the dry season, and while the thermometer creeps towards zero in parts of the country – the lowest recorded temperature in Australia was at the Charlotte Pass ski resort in New South Wales’ Kosciuszko National Park in June 1994, where it reached -23°c – here it’s never not t-shirt weather.…

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travel buzz

FIVE DESIGN CUES TO TAKE FROM OVOLO INCHCOLM The distinctive Ovolo hotel brand has expanded with the launch of its fifth property, Ovolo Inchcolm in Brisbane ( ovolohotels.com ). Having acquired the boutique New Inchcolm Hotel & Suites, housed in a 1930s former doctor’s surgery on the edge of the CBD at Spring Hill, the Ovolo design team kicked into action to give it the ‘Ovolo treatment’. Here are a few design cues to take away from the new look . 1. Old and new is a killer design combination - “Given the interesting history of the building, it was important that we brought the vision for Ovolo Inchcolm to life in a way that played on its existing charm and heritage,” said design lead Shelley Gabriel of Hassell Studio. “Such as…

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clever aussies q&a jessica abraham

WHERE AND WHEN DID YOU COME UP WITH THE IDEA FOR TASI TRAVELS? I was travelling in East Timor in late 2016 when I had the idea for Tasi Travels. Timor-Leste is an incredible country, but I’d found it difficult to pack for the extremely hot and humid, yet conservative culture (which meant you needed to be covered up). Everything I owned was either too thick or too sheer or it wrinkled or took too long to dry, or it was just ugly! I off-handedly mentioned to the girls I was travelling with that I wished it was easier to find well-made, easy yet stylish travel clothing. The wheels kept turning in my head all day after that comment and that’s where the idea for Tasi was born. Tasi actually means…

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tech for travellers

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