Category: Travel

Explore Australia’s best oceanic attractions

Isabella Ross With countless beaches and exotic reefs to explore across the Australian coast, there is no question that we are home to some of the world’s best coastal and oceanic delights. By exploring all that our country’s coast has to offer it is definite that all Australians should consider a holiday at home. Mornington Peninsula:  Just 2 hours away from Melbourne CBD, the Mornington Peninsula is a coastal wonderland; with magical snorkelling areas, natural hot springs and breathtaking views of Victoria’s coastline. The best way to explore the Peninsula is by taking a drive along the scenic route,...

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AROUND THE WORLD WITH STEVE PLAIN

Hanna Moore It was when Steve Plain was lying in a hospital bed with a broken neck after being thrown around Cottesloe beach in Western Australia on that fateful day in 2014 that the idea for Project 7in4 was born. Steve spoke to Sydney Observer having recently returned from the summit of Kilimanjaro and on the eve of his fifth climb to the summit of Elbrus in Europe. Steve spoke about the project and overcoming insurmountable obstacles to ultimately give back to those who helped him during a dark time. “For me, I was just very determined to achieve...

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ESCAPE TO IOS

Natalie Di Paola As winter approaches, many may find themselves eager to escape the cold. Ios is one of the Cyclades Islands in Greece. It’s sandy white beaches and rich history make it an interesting and perfect getaway from the cold. Things to do: Beaches It wouldn’t be a trip to Greece if you didn’t swim in the beautiful, turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea. Magganari, Gialos and Koumbara are some of the more popular beaches, and have access to many amenities such as taverns and sunbeds. However, there are lesser known beaches, such as Tris Klisies, that are...

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VISIT CAIRNS

Tina Wu Humidity will be the first thing you notice in Cairns, followed by the gorgeous mountain ranges that seem to surround you on all sides. Take a look around the sleepy home of the Great Barrier Reef before rolling your luggage out of the airport, ready for a week of snorkelling and beach-town fun. With wet monsoon season between October and March followed by drier winter months from April to September, it’s recommended to visit Cairns during the middle of the year to escape the worst of the humidity, perhaps during the winter school holidays for a family...

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BANFF NATIONAL PARK: A NOT SO TROPICAL GETAWAY

Brooke Fryer Who needs the tropics when you have one of the most fascinating places in the world located in the heart of a national park? Banff is hidden within the Canadian Rockies in the provenance of Alberta. Only a four-hour drive from Edmonton, tourists will quickly find themselves surrounded by clean air, wildlife and snow-topped mountains. Banff National Park is also home to Banff Town, an array of wildlife as well as endless hikes with views as far as the eye can see. Peak season runs from June to August during the warmer months where snow is hardly...

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