Bathurst, more than one race

Mention Bathurst, and chances are that a car race will be in the same sentence. It’s the race that stops a nation, an iconic 1,000km car race around Mt Panorama that has been held annually since 1960, relocating from Philip Island to Bathurst in 1963. ‘The Great Race’ attracts over 200,000 visitors to the city, […]

Cowra, The Great Escape

If there’s one town in New South Wales that proclaims peace, it’s Cowra. When we visit, it’s tranquil, the Lachlan Valley stretching out before our view, the town surrounded by vineyards, farmland and waterways. But this land holds a more troubled history. On a gentle slope overlooking the town, a prisoner of war camp was […]

Orange is the New Green

The Central NSW city of Orange has attractions for every traveller. It’s a city where you can experience the seasons, from warm bright summers to winter snow settling on the vines, from the falling of autumn leaves to an apple blossom spring. The town had been waiting for us to discover it since 1850, when […]

In Praise of Country Towns

Country towns are the lifeblood of Australian society. They are a “microcosm of the human experience, but with more intensity”. We all enjoy the buzz of city life, but a journey through a small town gives us a chance to connect with locals and experience living on the land. We can settle into a slower […]