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The Great Southern Rail now goes from Adelaide to Brisbane and includes ‘off train’ excursions in the Grampians, Canberra and Coffs Harbour. A first-hand experience by one of our readers. Read more…

The biggest town in the Kimberley region of northwest Australia, Broome, is an iconic place with an interesting history. However, it’s also a town that has adapted well to change. Read more…

Binda in the Southern Tablelands of NSW, has a population of 211. Picnic races have been held here each March since 1848, and horses will again gallop from the gate on March 14. Read more…

Esperance is a gem of a town which many grey nomads miss when they do the lap of Australia in their caravans. Lapped by the Southern Ocean, it features glorious aqua waters and perfect white beaches. Read more…

Our intrepid explorer Dorian, visits the Maritime Museum in Brisbane and discovers some fascinating paraphernalia including a couple of war ships, vintage speedboats and even an entire lighthouse! Well worth a visit. Read more…

Ever thought about joining an art expedition to the Flinders Ranges?
Special interest travel is booming, especially with senior travellers. This includes everything from culinary trips, historical tours, walking pilgrimages, wellness experiences and cultural tours. Read more…

Canberra is probably one of the most under-rated places in Australia and it’s an absolute delight to visit – especially for seniors. There’s just so much to see and do here. Read more…

Parked in the middle of nowhere… this visually stunning island makes an instant impact on the senses with its jaw-dropping World Heritage-listed beauty. Lord Howe Island is pure paradise. Read on…

Mooloolaba is a great senior-friendly destination for those who like the Gold Coast – without the bling! Mooloolaba has all the glitz and glamour of Surfers Paradise, but without the schoolies, toolies and marauding end-of-season-football monkeys.  read more…

You may have heard of trendy Hyams Beach on the NSW South Coast. But the best-kept secret is Huskisson or Husky – as the locals call it. Australia’s whitest sands meet country-wide smiles. read more…

We are thrilled to be back in groovy Melbourne staying at the Rendezvous Hotel. Built in 1913, this heritage-listed hotel has been totally refurbished and ticks all the boxes. read more…

There is more to the Gold Coast than the simply ‘the strip’. Now is the ideal time to visit the Gold Coast hinterland and we’ve got a deal for you! read more…

From Adelaide, the city of churches, to the magnificent majesty of the Flinders Ranges in South Australia, where films like The Sundowners and The Shiralee were made. read more…

The last time I was in Brisbane was over thirty years ago. Then, it was like a big country town. Now, it’s transformed into an arty, cool city! read more…

Just a short 2 hour 10 min drive from Sydney, Lithgow has reinvented itself from a post-industrial village to a bonafide tourist destination. read more…

Orange is a NSW country town with pretty gardens, rolling maple-lined streets, four distinct seasons, vineyards and a flourishing cultural scene. read more…

The Sapphire Coast of NSW is the location of Merimbula Beach. It’s an endless ribbon of sand, screened by pretty tea-trees and nodding banksias. read more…

Less than 3.5 hours drive north of Sydney, you’ll find a place that rivals the Barossa Valley. The Hunter Valley is a veritable treasure on our own doorstep. read more…

Melbourne. It’s such a cool, arty city with killer restaurants, cafes, comedy and the best live music scene in Australia. read more…

Now, if you’re like us and have a love affair with all things early 20th century, you’ll simply adooore the Hydro Majestic. read more…

What’s especially appealing for seniors about the Carrington is, it’s right on the doorstep of the train station at Katoomba. read more…

The Gold Coast isn’t simply for the young – it’s also for the young at heart!
The primary reason we keep returning to the Gold Coast is, the consistent and enjoyable weather. This fact is often underrated. read more…

If you have visited the Blue Mountains in NSW recently, chances are you’ve stayed at the Hydro. You’ve may have also stayed at the Carrington. But have you ever stayed at The Palais Royale? read more…