Bushrangers once played havoc in this small town in the Central West.
Swell Lodge is a new luxury eco-resort on Christmas Island, with just one chalet.
What can you get in this secluded misty wonderland? Peace, quiet, World Heritage rainforests, mountain ranges and unspoiled beaches for a start.
Bold architecture and top-notch dining make this a great place from which to strike out into the Mornington Peninsula.
'We only got here twice last year, so we're lucky today,' says our expedition leader.
Darwin might have a short urban history, but a walking tour digs up plenty of rollicking good stories.
For me, there's nothing better than finishing up a long day's walk with arriving at a room with a warm, soft bed.
Newcastle is settling into a new post-mining, post-BP era in which the inner-city landscape is changing from grungy wasteland to social and cultural hub, with an influx of new cafes and restaurants.
From its red-earth centre, to the lush tropical coastline of sandy beaches, Australia is a place of unique extraordinary beauty and a deep rich history. You can walk across the land with a traditional owner, camp under starlight in the desert, wine and dine in the Barossa Valley or take a coastal drive along the Great Ocean Road. No place compares to this great southern land.