Shrinking travel options inspire Anthony Dennis to revisit the impressive wine region right on his doorstep.
Forged by steel and sweat, Newcastle has risen once more to become one of Australia's coolest coastal cities.
Lying spectacularly at the bottom of a rugged cliff face carved into a natural rock platform lies the little-known Bogey Hole.
Connecting to an international flight from here beats driving to Sydney Airport.
You don't know fear until you've set out on a road trip with a two-month-old.
Patisseries, bars, spas, art spaces and dining destinations are luring city slickers to Maitland and Lorn in the Hunter region.
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.
This coastal town retains that magical, relaxed feel that harks back to simpler times, minus the mass-scale development.