06 Aug

Featured Photographer: Jon Harris

Pelican Feeding, Gerringong boat harbour

I caught the photography bug while working for Parks Australia a few years back. I spent a lot of time curating a massive collection of beautiful professional photography, and was also given an opportunity to take photos on occasion. I must have had a bit of natural talent, as I later went on a couple of dedicated photography trips to Booderee National Park in Jervis Bay, and also to Kakadu – amazing experiences!

Based on the feedback I was receiving …

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31 Jul

Top 10 Regional NSW events in August 2014

Australian Surf Festival

Plan your travels around New South Wales to make the most of these exciting events taking place in August 2014.

1. Australian Surf Festival Coffs Harbour 1 – 18 August

Watch more than 500 surfers from across the country compete to be crowned an Australian champion during this national event in Coffs Harbour. Many prestigious Australian titles will be decided across multiple surfing disciplines during this festival celebrating Australian beach culture.

2. Fireside Festival The Poachers Way 1 – 31 …

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01 Jul

Featured Photographer: Craig Parry

Byron Bay Turtle, Wategos

Craig Parry has been using a camera since the age of 5 years when his mother bought him his first disposable underwater camera, from there Craig has drawn inspiration from his home town Lennox Head in Northern NSW.

In 2009 Craig opened his gallery in Lennox Head which is currently being relocated to Byron Bay for a scheduled opening in December this year.

Craig’s passion for photography has allowed him to become one of Australia’s best Adventure and nature photographers …

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27 Jun

Winter school holiday activities in NSW

Perisher, Snowy Mountains

The winter school holidays are a great time to explore New South Wales with the family.  Whether it’s skiing, a farm stay, or something more educational, here are some of the best family holiday experiences in NSW.  

Holidays on the Mountains

For skiing or snowboarding in NSW, head straight to the Snowy Mountains. Charlottes Pass and Selwyn Snowfields are two great resorts for families with slopes for beginners and plenty of kid-friendly areas. Major skiing hubs Thredbo and Perisher also …

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24 Jun

Mum bloggers share their favourite NSW destinations

Family skiing together at Perisher Ski Resort, Snowy Mountains.

The winter school holidays offer a great opportunity to explore New South Wales. We asked eight parent and lifestyle bloggers for their favourite NSW kid-friendly holiday destinations.

Ricki Waller at StayAtHomeMum

“The Snowy Mountains are beautiful to visit any time of the year but in winter…wow! There is no need to pack up the kids and head to Canada or New Zealand to see the snow and try the various winter activities on offer, from snowshoeing to snowboarding. During the …

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03 Jun

Top 10 Regional NSW events in Winter

Explore the best of New South Wales with these exciting events taking place this winter.

1. Hunter Valley Food and Wine month 1 – 30 June

The Hunter Valley celebrates its exquisite restaurants, chefs, wineries and winemakers throughout the month of June. Learn to make cheese at the Hunter Valley Cheese Factory for $75 per person on 7 June. Taste the region's outstanding range of wines at one of the many cellar door experiences available at wineries such as Hungerford …

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29 Apr

Featured Photographer: JadeRielle Stafford

Dawn at Lennox Beach

I have always been snap happy. It all began by experimenting with taking photographs on my iPhone. Then my partner bought me my first camera in March 2013 for my birthday. My family says he created a monster and since then my passion for photography has grown. It has become contagious with those closest to me now coming along on escapades for memorable moments. I was encouraged to join Instagram to showcase Australia to family members living in the UK …

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21 Apr

Sydney to Byron Bay road trip!

Beautiful sunset at Main Beach, Byron Bay

I’ve quickly discovered NSW is a state that loves its festivals. Huge events provide the perfect excuse to get thousands of people together to have as much fun as possible. Bluesfest is a classic example. This five-day annual musical festival brings more than 100,000 people to the small, coastal town of Byron Bay. Typically a place to surf, relax and enjoy the sun, the village bustles with people seeking a festival experience. In the spirit of the event, I decided …

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17 Apr

Things to do in NSW over the Easter long weekend

Lake Light Sculpture Jindabyne

There are a number of great events taking place around NSW over the Easter long weekend, from 18 to 21 April, 2014.

Fill your weekend with excitement the whole family will enjoy at these NSW Easter break highlights.

Thredbo Easter Carnival

Head to the mountains for this family-friendly event in Thredbo from 17 to 26 April.

Bring a basket for the children to collect chocolate treats during the Kids Giant Easter Egg Hunt at The Village Green from 10am on …

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27 Feb

Featured Photographer: Ben Ashmole

The Lighthouse, Byron Bay

I’m a freelance travel, adventure and landscape photographer. Originally from Manchester in the UK, in 2010 I booked a one way flight to Beijing and with my camera in hand, began an 8 month trip photographing Asia. I have since settled in Australia, and am now committed to exploring and capturing the countries beautiful destinations and landscapes.

My photographic style is both colourful and vibrant, whilst trying to represent how it felt to be behind the camera as the photo …

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