The kids aren't the only ones looking forward to schoolies week, with mums planning their own escapes to celebrate the end of year 12.
Cedar Mount View comprises a "nest" of five luxuriously decked-out cedar cottages
From Hobart to Ho Chi Minh City, Ben Groundwater picks the new year's best affordable breaks.
Relax body and mind while giving your taste buds a serious workout.
From helicopter thrills to cooking schools, there's more to the Hunter Valley than wine, writes Caroline Gladstone.
Peter Vincent learns that a little wine label goes a long way to provide a city-style stay in the Hunter Valley.
Winemakers well-versed in the needs of guests make a cottage stay a pleasure for the senses, writes Mags King.
In Australia's self-proclaimed thoroughbred capital, Daniel Dasey discovers a pretty Victorian base from which to explore it.
Australia's oldest wine-growing region flies under the radar, but it's proximity to Sydney and elegant eateries make it well-worth a visit.