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North Stradbroke Island

A Blissful Week on North Stradbroke Island

About 30 kilometres out to sea, past the mangroves and brown, bastardised beaches of Brisbane, there’s an island with some real beaches, good beaches. This island – which is the second largest sand island in the world – is called North Stradbroke Island, or “Straddie” by the locals. Luckily for Brisbanites, there’s regular ferries from …

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lamb & potato festival

Pride and Produce – Guyra Lamb and Potato Festival

It seems that where there’s cold and drizzle, there’s lamb and potatoes in abundance. At least this holds true in England, where the combination is regarded as a “luxurious” national favourite. It also appears so in Guyra, NSW, a comparatively chilly part of Australia where curtains of sleet and mist often wash over the streets …

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