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Ready to Rally

Preparations are well underway for this year’s fleet of 36 cruising yachts ahead of the 2018 ‘Go East’ leg of the Down Under Rally, scheduled to depart Southport Yacht Club 14 May for the voyage from Australia to New Caledonia. Founders of the Rally, “nautical nomads” for the past nine years, John and Leanne Hembrow, say they anticipate more boats will sign up during April as people organize themselves around work and family commitments. “There are 36 yachts registered with over 120 people involved, and we anticipate more to

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Forecast is pure gold

Australia’s leading demographer and KPMG Partner Bernard Salt recently released the landmark Beyond the Horizon study into the 50-year future of the Gold Coast. The sixth largest city on the Australian continent was non-existent at the time of the 1954 Census and is today a metropolis of more than 600,000 residents. The Gold Coast was founded by a people of enterprise and of energy. That free-enterprise culture is still evident today: Gold Coasters are more likely than the residents of any of Australia’s largest cities to be

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Bonza beaches

It’s official, the Gold Coast's Burleigh Beach rates in the top handful of Australia’s 101 Top Beaches! Australia's best beach isn’t Bondi, Surfers Paradise or Whitehaven. No, it’s quirkily named Nudey Beach on Fitzroy Island in Tropical North Queensland. That's the verdict from beach expert, Brad Farmer, who has just released his annual 101 best Australian beaches list. But names can be deceiving! Nudey Beach is not a clothing optional stretch of sand! “The only thing stark-naked at Fitzroy Island's Nudey Beach is her

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Lots to love in LA

February 2018 The epicentre of entertainment, LA is a fabulous family-friendly city that piques the curiosity of kids and adults alike, as well as converting reluctant ride goers into hard-core thrillseekers. There is nothing like travelling with kids to make you see the world through fresh eyes. The million questions about cultural and landscape differences revive the wonder of travel for even the weariest wanderer. LA is a gold mine for sensory stimulation. The firm favourites and some of the more obscure attractions are

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