February 2009


Lanyon is 30km south of Canberra.  Restored Victorianera homestead on a pioneer property beside the Murrumbidgee River, with displays of old-time crafts and reminders of early farming life.  Located in the grounds is the Nolan gallery which houses a permanent collection of works.

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In National Science and Technology Center there is King Edward Terrace, Parkers. A spectacular collection of “hands-on” exhibits housed in six galleries, each dedicated to a different aspect of science. Look for the gigantic, life-like robotic dinosaurs.
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Arltunga Historical Reserve is situated 111km east of Alice Springs. Building, graves and other reminds of the gold mining era in Central Australia. Barbeque area and visitor centre with displays.
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155km West of Alice Springs you can locate Finke Gorge National Park.  A huge wilderness park with unusual rock formations.  Included in the park is Palm Valley, an oasis-like region with beautiful rock pools and an ancient species of palm tree unique to this area.

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Marlin Marina is situated near Trinity Wharf. A colorful mooring for big game-fishing boats, yachts and launches. Black marlin catches are weight in here during the season.

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The Sandcastle’s is comfortably furnished townhouse villas on the Bay sleep up to eight.  There are only five units at Sandcastle, each with covered parking.  The Gulf is right across the road, Naples and Fort Myers attractions and golf courses are just a short hop away.  A perfect place for families.  Staying at Sandcastle is like staying at your own private hideaway.

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The Glassouse Mountains, a series of volcanic plugs shrouded in Aboriginal legend, form the centerpieces of the lush hinterland north of Brisbane.  You can see the rising ape-like shape of Tibrogargan and the spindly pinnacle of Coonowrin from the Glasshouse Lookout signposted from the Bruce Highway.  Also worth explor8ing are the Blackall Ranges and the mountain villages of Monteville and Maleny with their gift shops, tearooms and cafes.

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The Esplanade. One of the few tropical-style timber house remaining from the 1920s. You will enjoy your self looking around. This is now an arts and crafts gallery and tea room.

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You can reach Geraldton 424km north of Perth on the Brand Highway. This is a popular resorts know for its gentle weather, long white beaches and crystal-clear waters. It is one of the major lobster-fishing ports in WA. This is just north is Kalbarri National Park also famous for its spectacular banded cliffs and coastal wildflowers.

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