Magical Mudgee

As the shadows grow longer across the landscape at day’s end, I stand in what’s referred to as the ‘Bird’s Nest’, otherwise known as the epicentre of the Mudgee wine region. Peering around at the mountains that surround me, Mount Buckaroo lit up with an orange glow, it’s easy to understand how the nest came …

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Epicurean delights

There’s a new kid on the block excitingly redefining the club experience. Opened in April this year, The Bower Tree is a daring and sophisticated departure from the typical Aussie club. Instead, The Bower Tree offers patrons privacy, safety and the comfort of an elegant environment. A bower tree symbolically is a meeting place, and …

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Tastes of summer

Summer is here. You can feel it in the warmth of the sun on your skin, sense it in the air, and you can certainly taste it in the fresh flavours dished up by head chef Graham Waddell and his team at Noosa Springs Golf and Spa Resort’s Relish restaurant. Crisp, local ingredients whipped into …

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Feels like home

Stepping through the big open doors into Bottarga feels a little like coming home. Cosy and comforting, featuring warm hues and timbers, the smell of delicious food wafts from the open kitchen as you take your seat. This is what Bottarga is all about. French-born Frank Boulay and Austrian-born Karin Doeldl opened their first restaurant, …

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Coastal fusion

A flair for creativity and a passion for local produce are at the heart of one of Noosa’s favourite dining spots. Behind the scenes, an ecosystem of moving parts work seamlessly together, drawing on the talents of the team and the abundance of freshly sourced ingredients. And the result is an exciting curation of mouth-watering …

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Don’t wine about the price

Scouring the bottle shop shelves often raises questions as to why some wines that are made from the same variety and come from the same region can vary in price so significantly. But getting the fruit off the vine and onto a table for the consumer is a complicated web of pricing that may not …

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Tasting voyage of discovery

It’s one of those glorious, on-the-cusp-of-winter, sunshiny days when I visit Sunshine & Sons at Woombye. I round the corner of the massive industrial shed and come across a bucolic scene. Visitors chink cocktails made with house spirits and graze on local Woombye cheese and crackers as the long shadow of the late afternoon stretches …

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Beach bites

When you have the opportunity to dine overlooking the spectacular Mooloolaba Beach, you’re digesting the ‘money-can’t-buy’ view before you even enjoy a delicious bite of food. And when the menu is oozing with fresh local produce – we can’t help but ask: can you get any more quintessentially Sunshine Coast? Welcome to Mooloolaba Surf Club’s …

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Family affair

It is the little restaurant that has what the big ones want: a loyal following, full house Fridays and Saturdays, long-term staff members, and longevity. All’ Antica has been a Buddina fixture for more than 30 years while plenty of other restaurants have come and gone. The past 15 of those years have been under …

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Beauty of Barossa

Just an hour’s drive north east of Adelaide and surrounded by rolling hills, the Barossa Valley is a foodie and wine lovers paradise. Be consumed by a host of local producers with an abundance of choice screaming for your tastebuds to introduce themselves. Be it cheese, honey, preserves, chocolate, baked goods, gin, beer and a …

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