The little railway that could!

Over summer, as we hit the highways only to sit in those inevitable traffic jams, one can’t help but wonder whether there’s a better...

Stylish Ibis embraces past era

Melbourne abounds with examples of its Victorian past and The Victoria Hotel (now an Ibis Styles property) is very much a reminder of days...

The Old Ghost Road…add it to your bucket list

Local tramper MAX RAWNSLEY has covered most of New Zealand’s well known trails but his recent encounter with the South Island’s The Old Ghost...

Fijian renaissance

When JESMA MAGILL started looking at Fiji as a mini break destination she didn’t anticipate the changes she would find after a 15-year absence....

Tricky Rotorua gallery in the frame

Rotorua’s tourist attractions are well known to most New Zealanders but when SARAH ELLIS visited the thermal city recently she and her family discovered...

Akaroa – A ‘oui’ taste of France

With memories of a long ago visit to Akaroa still lingering, SARAH ELLIS was excited at the prospect of a return visit with her...

Bellarine beauties

Countries renowned for their wine can often boast more than one successful growing region. Australia is no exception. As in other parts of this vast...

Cycling Cambodia – country of contrasts

A massive fundraising effort for Cure Kids earlier this year by CARMEN BIRD and six friends later resulted in the group embarking on a...

Fiona’s one for the birds

EastLife editor, HELEN PERRY well remembers idyllic picnic days on Motuihe Island during the ’50’s and 60’s. A Hauraki Gulf gem, with beaches either...

Send me back to Noosaville!

No prizes for guessing why the Sunshine Coast, north of Brisbane, was so named – yes, you’re so right, for most of the year it basks in warm sunny weather.

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