These Are The Best Regional Bakeries Around Australia

Filling your cakehole with goods from a regional bakery is a proud Aussie road trip tradition An Aussie road trip isn’t complete without a duck-in to a good old fashioned country bakery. The type that boasts the best vanilla slice on either side of the Nullarbor, or those that sell pies so good the mere scent of the savoury flaky pastry beckons you inside. Our readers are a well-travelled (and well-fed) bunch. They know as much about eating on pit-stops as we do, so it would be remiss of us not to ask for their recommendations. We asked and you delivered. Here, the best regional bakeries around Australia – in no particular order. Where: 4/11 Todd St, Alice Springs NT Nominated

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Secrets of the Great Ocean Road

Uncovering the local’s favourite places to play on the Surf Coast between Torquay and Lorne. There’s so much more to the Great Ocean Road than meets the eye; all you have to do is know where to look. Discover a different side of Australia’s most famous road trip and explore the beaches and towns of the Surf Coast the way the locals do. Discover a different side of Australia’s most famous road trip. Torquay: Surfari in the Surfing Capitol Celebrate everything that’s great about road-tripping along Australian Surf Coast with a look back at how it all began at the Australian National Surfing Museum in Torquay. The largest surfing museum in the world, it’s a temple to wave riding and

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Mindil Beach Casino Resort a tropical resort in Darwin

As the winter sets in, the alarm-clock shrieks and our commute to work gets evermore dreary. Thoughts turn to a blue-sky escape, a white beach on which to wiggle our toes, and jaunty palm trees tossing their fronds like cheerleaders with pompoms. We dream of a tropical getaway. Hot sunsets, warm sands, cool mojitos. Amid all these seductive stereotypes, you might want to think out of the box. Darwin probably doesn’t immediately spring to mind when it comes to getting away to a tropical resort. But at Mindil Beach Casino Resort, you don’t just get the standard tropical holiday, but much more. And who doesn’t deserve it, after a difficult year, with winter unwinding ahead? Set on Mindil beach, probably

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Things To Do In The Yarra Valley

The Yarra Valley is well known for its food and drink offering, but there are plenty of other reasons to visit the region – and it’s also within reach from Melbourne for an easy weekend away. A trip to the Yarra Valley will reward with scenic views, a purple paradise of lavender fields, activities to entertain young and old alike, and its food and wine offering will far from disappoint. Bordered by the Yarra River, Badger Creek, Watts River and the slopes of Mount Riddle, the Yarra Valley delivers a picture-perfect setting for those in search of space to roam and lungfuls of fresh air. It is also home to the Wurundjeri people from the Kulin Nation, and you will

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Discover Murray River’s food trail

The wide, sun-drenched landscape that stretches along the Mighty Murray River is one of the country’s most fertile food bowls, with local producers offering up everything from olives to wines to cactus ice cream. Feeling peckish? Chart a course along the Murray Farm Gate Trail to discover a secret gem of a road trip ready to be savoured. It’s impossible to miss Corowa Whisky and Chocolate when driving into Corowa, as it is housed in the imposing heritage-listed Corowa Flour Mill, originally built in the 1920s and which the current owners – the Druce family, who are also responsible for the Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory in the historic Junee Flour Mill – bought for just $1. While the building

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Enjoy life’s simple pleasures at a Small Luxury Hotels of the World

A new survey looks at the Top 50 simple pleasures influencing the everyday life of Australians, revealing what they value most. Feel like you can’t get enough of life’s simple pleasures? You’re not alone. A new survey has identified the Top 50 Simple Pleasures in life according to Australians, with travel, adventure and holidays ranking alongside good company and great food as some of our favourite things. Lunch is served at Aguas de Ibiza Grand Luxe Hotel, Ibiza, Spain. Top of the Pops Listening to favourite songs topped the list of simple pleasures for Australians, who also gave a nod to other sensory stimuli like the sound of rain falling on windows, relaxing activities such as sitting in a beer

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The Best Day Trips From Melbourne, Victoria

Tempting as it may be to exclusively explore Melbourne’s tapestry of shops, restaurants, cafes, laneways and culture, there is plenty waiting outside the border of the city. A day trip is the perfect way to relax from the inner-city grind. Wineries, spas, national parks and secluded beaches – Victoria is brimming with marvel and the opportunity to enjoy it all is a mere stone’s throw from Melbourne. Driving is the best way to maximise your time as it means you can town hop on the way to your destination, take in the views from the many roadside lookouts, and make a few popular detours. We opted for a Ford Puma. Open the sunroof and pump the speakers, how you fill

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