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Western Union

Albany has chosen to recognise an important part of Australia’s history by establishing the National Anzac Centre, known locally as the NAC...
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Keeping Green

We here at KEA believe that everyone has a responsibility to not only look after our environment but to leave it better than we found it.
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Spring Into an Alpine Adventure

The mountains aren’t only for winter.
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Camp Sight

BlazeAid allows communities ravaged by disaster to see a brighter future
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Quaint Towns of Queensland

There’s more than meets the eye in the tiny historic town of Rosewood
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Security Detail

We’ve noticed in our travels overseas that ‘obvious’ tourists are often prime targets for theft...
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West is Best

KEA Tracks takes a visit to Western Australia.
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Australia’s Most Inspiring Places to Visit

Sometimes, we can take our own country for granted and look right past some of the most amazing destinations that sit in our very own backyard.
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Our Blue Backyard

A journey through the marine parks of New South Wales
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Favourite Drives

'It's not about the destination, it's about the journey'
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Cycling Australia

Australia's Century Old Love Affair
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The Road to Safety

Kirstie Bedford investigates the issue of road safety and finds the finger points almost squarely at the RV owner
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Taking Your Dog on the Road

Most people consider their pet part of the family and wouldn’t dream of travelling without them...
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Down by the River

Letting the current take you where it will.
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Dry Country Dreaming

There is plenty to dive into in the land around the Alice; you just need to know where to look
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Know Your Camera

Here at KEA we have a question: has technology improved the quality of everyone’s photos?
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The Good Oil

Around the country there are any number of locations that have a strong connection to Australia’s settlement history...
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The Wealth Of The Pindan Country

We explore the Kimberley coast – from Broome via the fascinating Lurujarri Heritage Trail
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Ingham

Ingham lies on the south bank of the Herbert River and is set in an area of sugar cane, bordered by waterfalls and adjacent to the magnificent Hinchinbrook Island and the Hinchinbrook Channel
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Band Wagon

Don’t fancy travelling alone? Here’s how to get the best of travelling as part of a group
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Relocation Vacation

For people who don’t mind driving long distances, RV relocation is the perfect way to see highlights of Australia in an adventurous and cheap way.
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Young

Explore the 'Cherry Capital of Australia.'
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The Art of Cooking on the Road

The team at KEA knows a thing or two about the trade off between great adventure and dull food...
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Know Your Tow

Graeme Kemlo delves into the world of towing, providing top tips for you from a tow expert
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Droning On

As well as helping the super-powers track a few of the world’s ‘bad guys’ the drone has become part of the massive arsenal available to the toy-hungry public
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Ripe for the Picking

With hearty soil and cool-climate vineyards aplenty, Victoria’s Central Gippsland region at the base of the Victorian Alps offers a veritable wealth of undiscovered foodie delights
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Follow Your Nose

We find some top food trails with room for the rig
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It's Not Just Mine

This story, told by one family, affects many
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Winter Travels

In cold conditions motorhomes that have a club lounge or dinette in the rear that is surrounded by windows are real winners.
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Reaching For the Stars

A group of disabled adventurers prove no journey should be out of reach
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Cool Runnings

Tried and tested southern journeys that everyone can enjoy
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A Million Wild Acres

Australian writer Eric Roles first brought to life the unique Pilliga Forest in his famous novel, A Million Wild Acres...
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Start Your Engines

Motor racing is a sensory experience: the smell of gasoline, the roar of engines, the colour of the livery speeding past.
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Reducing Roadkill

Scott Heiman provides some tips on what to do if you are faced with roadkill
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Keeping Safe

KEA Tracks have prepared a simple checklist for on-the-road and around the campsite
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Winter Escapes

At KEA we know that once you’ve caught the travel bug the diagnosis is usually irreversible.
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The Backroads Trail

Turn off the highway and discover an unforgettable Journey
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The Long Trek

Walking is a healthy and highly enjoyable way to explore Australia’s natural (and not so natural) beauty.
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Travelling Alone Doesn't Have to Be Lonely

Travelling Alone Doesn't Have to Be Lonely
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The Charm of Cute Towns

Sometimes travel is all about being enchanted by a place, and nothing quite beats a cute town and its friendly locals
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Planning for the Big One

Con Tsobanopoulos of RV insurance specialist Ken Tame provides some insights into what you need to do before you hit the road for a big trip
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Strictly Self-Contained

Kirstie Bedford talks to industry leaders about the divided issue of self-containment
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Inspiring Travel

Top tips for enhancing your story through imagery.
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Retail Therapy

Everything you need to know to accessorise your motorhome
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All the Fun of the Fair

It’s not just kids who enjoy the colour and activity of shows and festivals.
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Seeing Red

Make time around the Robinvale Rally to take in the forests of red gum splendour
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Like a Pro

The Wanderer is your mag and we want to showcase your epic adventures as you travel around this fabulous country of ours...
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Travelling With Grandchildren

Grandparents can play such a large part in their grandchildren’s upbringing and the shaping of their character.
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Line in the Sand

Surveyor Len Beadell gave us a legacy that changed the map of Australia and ultimately the face of Australian travel. Here’s just a part of an amazing history yarn
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Safety Talks

An important message about the use of UHF radios to communicate with heavy vehicles and road pilots
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A Dozen Volts

'It’s convenient that many devices can now be charged via a standard USB 5V outlet, reducing the number of chargers that have to be carried; just the specific leads.'
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Taking Your Best Friends With You

All year you spend time with your pets – and at holiday time they like to come too.
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Mystery Ship in the Western Australian Outback

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Noughts and Crosses

Ready for take-off? Make sure you have gone through the important list of haves and have nots
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Relative Thinking

Undoubtedly, the European light commercial vehicle manufacturers have continued to supply the majority of the base vehicles in the small- to mid-sized motorhome market.
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Revolutionising RV Design

While most motorhomes and caravans look similar on the outside – big changes are being made inside to meet the demands of a new generation, as Kirstie Bedford found out
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Watch Out For Wildlife

Each year hundreds of native animals are killed on our roads.
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An Old Master

Nature’s brush strokes adorn The Painted Desert
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Forgotten Shores

It often pays to take a closer look at some of those spots you thought you knew
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The Great Outdoors

With its historic rail trails, endless beaches and scenic lake systems, East Gippsland offers outdoor adventurers a bounty of riches to explore
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Hard-Core Beauty

Photographer Ian Smith finds rocky inspiration at four unique destinations on the east coast
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Dutch Courage

A tale that involves two ships from Amsterdam
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Getting Sporty

Aussies love their sport – and late winter to early spring is a great time to get amongst some of the biggest events.
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Life Has It's Ups and Downs

But don’t let that get in the way of adventure
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Beginners' Essential Guide to Driving a Campervan

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All That Glitters is Not Gold

All that glitters is not gold. (Sometimes it's a gemstone). Fossicking and noodling is fun and might even be rewarding.
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Join the Fray

For two days each year, this quiet WA town echoes with the clash of swords and bloody screams at the annual Medieval Carnivale
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Our Ultimate Road Trip Bucket List

Anyone can plan the perfect road trip but not everyone can plan the ultimate road trip.
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People in Glass Houses

Shouldn’t throw stones – indeed the best way to deal with the large rocks around here is to climb them
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Boating Bliss

Steve Starling offers tips on how to avoid ramp rage when launching your boat
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The Good Life in Gwydir Shire

If you are looking for a true country experience while still being close enough to the bigger centres, then flag the New South Wales Gwydir Shire region as your next stop
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To Sit or Not to Sit (That is the Question)

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Buyer’s Guide

Whether you’re a first time buyer or seasoned RV owner, KEA has compiled a foolproof buyer’s guide to ensure you get exactly what you want!
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Diamantina - A sparkly Gem

The iconic Queensland outback town of Birdsville is famous for its races and remote music festival, but there are plenty of other attractions – and personalities – that make this a year-round destination
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Safety First

Lessen the risk of an RV fire by following these simple steps.
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A Feel for the Future

We take a sneak peek into the future of RVs as seen by industry leaders
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A Seat at the Camp Table

Ali Millar gives her verdict on a light-weight camp chair.
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Off the Beaten Track

Getting off the beaten track is something that can easily be done in Australia
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A Land Lost in Time

A Land Lost in Time
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Maintaining Your RV

Malcolm Street looks at what you should, and shouldn’t do, to maintain your RV
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Queensland Drive Tourism Strategy

From Queensland tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games Minister, Jann stuckey
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Wet Suits

We are lucky in Australia to be able to get so close to all sorts of marine mammals, from dugongs to giant whales
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In Ore

The magnetism of Helena and Aurora Range is its natural richness. Make that your cast-iron alibi for a visit
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Backtrack to the Outback

The Kidman Way is a remote journey stepped in culture and heritage inspired by legendary cattle king Sir Sidney Kidman
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Snap Happy

The snapper is one of Australia’s favourite sportfish so who better than Al McGlashan to run us through the tricks to hook up this summer
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Just Chillin

Winter is a funny time in Australia for the motorhoming fraternity...
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Bush Babies

Providing valuable sanctuary for Australian wildlife in your own backyard. Literally, in these cases
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Tropical Paradise

Hinchinbrook is a nature lover's dream just waiting to be discovered...
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Divine Diversity

Victoria’s Baw Baw Shire offers a cross-section of regional delights thanks to the thriving arts and foodie centre at Yarragon while the nature-centric townships of Erica and Rawson offer a slice of remote relaxation
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Thrifty Feeds

Ali Millar looks at ways to cut food costs on the road
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Go Fish, and Multiply

The pursuit of the double and triple hook up is not just a numbers game
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Share the Dream

David Woodrow explains the benefits of a jointly-purchased motorhome
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Mayhem on the Todd

Experience the chaos of this Central Australian nautical event – with very little water to be seen
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Easter Eggstravaganzas!

Easter Eggstravaganzas!
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Can We Do More With Less?

Just stepping outside Australia and taking a brief world view, there have been some quite different approaches to motorhome layout designs...
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Events Management

We at KEA are aware that CMCA members have a variety of methods for planning their travel around Australia.
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The Dreamtime

Long-time CMCA members, Bill and Dorothy McClintock currently own a KEA Dreamtime and I’m sure you’ll be pleased to know, are very happy with their motorhome.
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Taking Flight

Love our feathered friends? Enjoy a journey around Australia’s birdwatching outposts
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Freedom Camping Under Attack

Regulators tighten controls to further erode options for our freedom camping lifestyle
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Rite of Passage

The chance of a week out of the office was too good to pass up. Add to that the lure of the Great Aussie Road Trip and the deal was sealed on our cross-country adventure
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Woods Not Just For the Trees

Tasmania’s forests are in need of a hug
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Down on the Farm

If you live on the land you know it's a lot of hard work: but for the curious city slicker, getting your hands dirty in the country can be a refreshing break.
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Mass Attack

Part one of our guide to keeping your personal payload under its gross limit: weight loss
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Motorhome Legends

NSW’s Shoalhaven Heads has played host to a diverse range of the country’s best motorhomes at The Wanderer’s inaugural ‘Motorhome Legends’ event
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Glen Innes

Glen Innes is a captivating town in the beautiful New England high country of New South Wales
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Mount Isa to Darwin

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How to be a Grey Nomad

It takes more than simply hitting the road in an RV to perfect the fine art of being a Grey Nomad, as Rod Lee explains
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The Top Ten CMCA New Year Resolutions (and how to acheive them!)

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Talk It Out

Not everybody can afford a brand-new motorhome, but there is always the secondhand market with plenty on offer.
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Coping With and Using Technology

There are many of our readers who are struggling with the rise and rise of technology.
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The Numbers on Safety

It’s a good idea to keep valuables out of sight when away from your motorhome
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Over There

There’s nothing quite like an overseas trip when it can be done in our favourite mode of travel
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Moving House

We’re going to take a slightly whimsical look around the world of motorhomes, in particular old and unusual ones.
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'Ause-Safare'

Community Service Program
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My Lucky Day

'Well the travel bug has bitten me once again and I do not want to grow old sitting here stagnating.'
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KEA’s Top Beaches

Anyone who’s travelled knows there’s nothing else in the world quite like an Australian summer.
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A whole new way to discover the fantastic Fraser Coast!

A visit to Queensland’s Fraser Coast – host of the CMCA Anniversary Rally in April, 2013 - has just got even more exciting, interactive and engaging. This summer the Fraser Coast launches a brand new attraction – the Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere.
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Party Time

The stately mining town of Cobar is getting ready to party like it’s 1959 at its inaugural Grey Mardi Gras
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Second-hand News

A rental motorhome (or camper) has an interesting life cycle.
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The Living Desert

The thing about deserts is, they’re never really deserted.
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Tapping Into Tech

REDARC’S new smart technology puts the control of your RV in the palm of your hands
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In Deep

Exploring Queensland’s Channel Country
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Dreamtime Travels

One of the many advantages of the RV lifestyle is the chance to travel with a plan that will reward you many times over.
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Geocaching

Geocaching has become a worldwide treasure hunt and is one of the fastest growing, recreational social media activities in Australia...
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Meet Me in the Middle

Big things await those who travel halfway across Australia
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Where There's Hope

HOPE and environmentalism: how and why we should protect the environment
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Overseas Trends

Body construction in Australia tends to follow a couple of patterns...
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Passing it Forward

We look at how you can give regional communities a helping hand
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Hitting the High Country

Laura Gray offers some advice on how to enjoy RVing in Australia’s alpine region this winter
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Brakes on for the Best Bakeries

The team at Lifestyle holiday parks, Discovery Parks, has come up with its top five bakeries on some of Australia’s most popular road trips – and who wouldn’t want to stop for a bite at a great Aussie bakery.
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Clean Up Australia Day