The resources boom is driving the economy and now tourists are chasing a slice of the action, writes Sue Williams.
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.